Portsmouth, NH – Most plastic surgeonsagree that silicone gel-filled implants are the implant of choice over saline-filled implants. Among the numerous reasons are the more natural look and feel of silicone implants, the better guarantee of the product and the fact that over 90% of the rest of the world uses silicone breast implants over saline. Silicone implants are increasingly chosen in the United States also to improve the size and shape of breasts.
Dr. Lawrence Gray of Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center strongly agrees. Dr. Gray has had more experience with silicone breast implants than any other surgeon in New England. He has participated in the Silimed core study from the start in 2005 and is in its 7th year. This important study follows-up on 250 patients. Dr. Gray states, “A big advantage I have seen is that the rupture rate of silicone is under 1%, but the rupture rate on saline is about 4%”.
Silicone implants havebeen continually improved and re-engineered. They now havea thicker, stronger casement, which reduces the risk of ruptures or leakage. Another improvements allows for cross-linking, in which molecules adhere to each other better and increasing the ability of the silicone to retain its shape. This characteristic is called, “memory gel.” Rippling is a complaint that is sometimes heard with regard to saline implants. But, silicone implants are less likely to have rippling due to the cross-linking technology, which allows for the superior casement. Silicone implants are also a better product for thin, small-breasted women because they give a more pleasing result. Visit our website at atlanticplasticsurg.com to learn about the complete range of plastic surgical procedures or call Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860 for additional information.
About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:
Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire. Dr. Mark Ballentyne is a highly skilled physician who has been Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Skin Wellness Center since 2003. Dr. Ballentyne is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and will be fully certified by the Board of Aesthetic Medicine in September 2011. He has established a strong reputation for his talent in administering dermal fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport injections, and Fraxel laser treatments. He is a national trainer for Allergan™. Dr. Brannon Claytor is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand surgery. Dr. Claytor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offering patients a high level of skill, outstanding training and commitment to excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He completed an additional year of training in breast microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction and hand microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center.