Breast Implants: Silicone vs. Saline

Here you are. You’ve decided you’re ready for breast implants.  Well, to that we say, “Congratulations!” It’s a big decision, and we celebrate all efforts a woman takes to make herself feel great – in whatever ways she decides are best for her.

 As you probably know, now that you’ve taken that first step, you have a few important decisions to make regarding your breast augmentation.  You’ll need to decide on a surgeon, size and shape, and whether to go with silicone or saline implants.  We can help you with all of that.

Let’s start with a brief discussion of the implants.

A Brief History of Breast Implants

You may or may not remember the hubbub over silicone implants in the 1990s. After the FDA announced a voluntary moratorium on older silicone gel-filled breast implants (and then later approved them for reconstruction and revision patients only), the words “silicone” and “implants” together caused a lot of hysteria around their “toxic” leakage.  While it’s true that those older implants weren’t as durable as we would have liked, the claims that the leakage caused auto-immune deficiencies and other diseases was false.  Still, they did come off the market, and during the 90s and Early Aughts, many women turned to saline implants for their breast augmentation.

In 2006, the FDA approved a new generation of silicone implants called cohesive gel implants, which are thicker and more durable. Even when torn, the gel cannot leak into the surrounding tissue. And more recently still, in 2013, the FDA approved an even more cohesive silicone gel implant. The technology is remarkable. The new generation of silicone implants accounts for 80% of all the breast augmentation procedures we do at SD Body Contouring.

Silicone Breast Implants

Pros: Of those who prefer silicone over saline implants, the majority will tell you it’s because they feel more natural.  Silicone gel has a softer consistency more similar to that of natural fatty breast tissue than saline, and they look more realistic as well. Silicone implants have less of a chance of rippling or wrinkling. They are also lighter than saline, which means they have a lower risk of downward displacement due to gravity. Modern silicone implants have the lowest rate of developing scar tissue around them (“capsular contracture”). Silicone breast implants are a common choice for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and over-the-muscle implant placement.

Cons: Silicone breast implants are not available for women under 22. They are also more expensive, and because they come pre-filled from the manufacturer (rather than inflated during surgery), the surgical incisions tend to be larger than the incisions made for saline implants. Because a rupture will not noticeably leak, it may go undetected for some time. Frequent MRIs may be required to monitor the health of silicone implants.

Saline Breast Implants

Pros: A doctor inserts saline implants deflated and then fills them (with sterile saline or salt water) and adjusts them during surgery. This means saline implants require smaller incisions, and their volume can be increased or decreased during the surgery for more precise symmetry. Saline implants are available for women 18 and older, and they are less expensive than silicone implants. In case of rupturing, the saline implant will deflate noticeably and the body will absorb the saline solution harmlessly.

Cons: Those who do not favor the saline implants complain of excessive firmness that does not feel or look like natural breasts. Visible rippling or wrinkling is more common in breasts that have been augmented with saline implants than those with silicone. Saline implants are not recommended for women with very little breast tissue, as rippling and firmness tend to be more pronounced in these cases.

Ultimately, the decision to go with silicone or saline implants is yours to make.  At SD Body Contouring, our dedicated team of board certified cosmetic surgeons is here to help you sort through your options. Give us a call and schedule a sit-down. Once you decide between saline and silicone breast implants, we can start talking size and shape!


San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon Says Mommy Makeover Procedures on the Rise

San Diego, CA-  San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Charles Sarosy says he has seen an increase in the Mommy Makeover procedures this year.  Dr. Sarosy says, “we have always been one of the busiest cosmetic surgery centers in San Diego, our most popular procedure breast augmentation, is now being packaged with other procedure for a full makeover.  Since we are one of the few cosmetic surgery centers in San Diego, with our own surgical center, we can offer very competitive pricing”.

The mommy makeover procedure is different for every woman, in most cases the procedure will entail a breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck.  For some women the tummy tuck may not be necessary depending on the abdominal area, in this case just liposuction may be necessary so the pricing does vary from woman to woman.  Many women are also opting for the Brazilian butt lift procedure  combined with breast augmentation, the Kardashian’s have had a major influence in this procedure.  This procedure entails liposuction of fat usually in the abdominal area, and having it positioned to the buttocks.

The typical Mommy Makeover procedure involves the following procedures and can be completed usually in one day:

  • Breast augmentation with possible lift
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Facial Fillers
  • Liquid Facelift

Since the mommy makeover procedure is a full day of treatment many of our patients opt to have other procedures like the liquid facelift performed since they are sedated.  The mommy makeover procedure is quite extensive and requires a few weeks of recovery, but well worth the outcome.  Dr. Sarosy says, “this is truly a transformational procedure, many of our patients go from hiding their bodies to now showing them off on social media.  I’ve also had many clients say it has helped save their marriages, as it has improved their sexual confidence”.

Dr. Sarosy has performed thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures in San Diego and Temecula.  Board Certified Surgeon, Charles J. Sarosy, M.D. has been performing the highest quality cosmetic surgery for 16 years.  Dr. C. Sarosy, M.D. is a member of The American Society of Cosmetic Surgery with the Highest Rate of Patient Satisfaction.  Safety, Comfort and Affordability is Maintained as Dr. Sarosy, MD offers a state of the art, Accredited, Operating Suite with a highly trained and Compassionate Staff.

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Recent Study Reveals Correlation Between Age and Body Happiness

A recent study reveals that there is a direct correlation between body happiness and age, ethnicity and race.  A staggering 13 percent of those surveyed were happy with their bodies, this percentage climbed to 17 percent with Asian and African American women.  Caucasian women overall were the most dissatisfied with approximately 87 percent of US women stating there were unhappy with at least one part of their body.

20 percent of Asian women report they are unhappy with their eyes, while Hispanic women were unhappy with their facial features.  33 percent of the women surveyed in the United States report they would undergo cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance or body part.  Overall Hispanic women report they are more likely to undergo cosmetic surgery at a rate of 39 percent and Asian women were the least likely at 23 percent.

The most popular procedure considered was breast enlargement, followed by liposuction and tummy tuck surgery.  The survey also revealed that women between the ages of 18 and 24 were the least happy with their facial features, while those aged 45 ot 64 complained mostly about their neck more than any other body part.

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Smaller Breast Implants are the New Trend

Dr. Charles Sarosy a San Diego cosmetic surgeon has seen a large increase in the amount of new patients looking for a more natural breast augmentation result.  Dr. Sarosy says, “over the past few years I have seen a significant increase in women who want to look natural over big busted”.

A lot of this trend may have to do with Hollywood women removing their large implants for smaller implants and some removing all together.  Victoria Bekham, Heidi Montag and Pamela Anderson are just a few of Hollywood celebrities that have changed their implant size.

Dr. Sarosy goes on to say, “I’ve seen a significant change in the implant sizes we order for our center, most of the implants are in the C cup range, and most women are simply asking to go up one size and are looking for more firmness”.  Dr. Sarosy reports that 10 years ago most of the implant sizes were in the D to DD range now most are in the full C range.

Women now are also thinking more about the future with their implants.  Many of Dr. Sarosy clients are very active and don’t want the burden of large breasts.  And now that implants last much longer many women are thinking about how the implants will look on them 10-20 years from now.

Are You a Candidate for Liposuction

With Summer fast approaching and the weather starting to heat up in Southern California many people are beginning to research liposuction to help shed those winter pounds.  Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures falling right behind breast augmentation.  Every year millions of people undergo liposuction surgery.

Liposuction is still one of the best procedures available today for body contouring.  Dr. Charles Sarosy a San Diego Cosmetic surgeon states “a good cosmetic surgeon can help someone create the body they always dreamed of through liposuction”.  He goes on to say “for the person who works out regular and has good muscle tone but just some troubled fat areas the results are amazing”.

Dr. Sarosy goes on to say, “liposuction requires a skilled surgeon for best results, I have seen many  botched up liposuction procedures so be selective in surgeons not price”.  Dr. Sarosy has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and body contouring is one of his specialties.  You can view his before and after liposuction procedures .

The best candidates for liposuction surgery are men and women who are within 30% of their desired weight and have good muscle tone and skin elasticity.  Liposuction is not a cure for obesity many people believe that all the fat can just be sucked out and that is not the case.  For obese individuals it is recommended to get into a healthy lifestyle first and lose weight.  In most cases for obese individuals once the weight goal is obtained they will have to undergo a tummy tuck and liposuction.  For many there is a great deal of loose skin that need to be cut away.

Typically the procedure takes an hour to two hours depending on the amount of areas that lipo will be performed.  The areas of focus will have small incisions made and a cannula rod is inserted into desired area and then the fat is manipulated and sucked out.  The incisions are very  small and usually heal without notice in time.

Dr. C. Sarosy, M.D. is a member of The American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, and has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures with the Highest Rate of Patient Satisfaction.

How Tummy Tuck and Exercise Can Have You Looking Great

kim zolciak new body after tummy tuck


Kim Zolciak, a mother of six and married to NFL Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons and star of TV reality show “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, recently had a tummy tuck to help her get her shape back.  Zolciak recently tweeted the above images showing her progress on Instagram.

Zolciak admits that plastic surgery combined with some working out can provide these kind of results.  She has lost a total of 50lbs since having her most recent baby.  She credits the weight loss to a portion controlled diet and she does one hour of cardio per day.  Zolciak is also a rep for 310 Nutrition and gives credit to the nutritional shakes she drinks that help curb her appetite.

Zolciak said “plastic surgery is not a cure all” in addition to the tummy tuck she had a hernia that needed repair as well as her muscles from giving birth to her twins in Nov 2013.


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Breast Enhancement San Diego

One of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today is the breast enhancement procedure.  For many women their natural breast cause great anxiety and stress especially in San Diego.  Living in such an active area like San Diego there are many beach days and pool parties.  If you are struggling with insecurities we can help at Dr. Sarosy’s cosmetic surgery centers in Temecula and San Diego we offer a number of breast enhancement procedures that can help.

Breast Augmentation

One of our most popular procedures we offer, both silicone breast implants and saline breast implants.  Both implants are safe and have their pros and cons that we can discuss at your consultation.

Breast Reduction

For many women having large breast is a total “pain in the neck”, literally large breasts can cause significant pain for the neck and back.  A breast reduction can help reduce this pain and discomfort and provide patients with a better quality of life.  For many patients symmetry is a big issue, if you have breasts that are not proportional breast lift procedure can help.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is something women do not necessarily have to have done. There are times when sagging breasts cause pain and stretch marks, but mostly women get a breast lift to boost their confidence. The main causes of sagging or “drooping” breasts are pregnancy and breastfeeding, especially in the older mommies in the world. Over time, skin loses its elasticity which leads to sagging breasts on large breasted women and during or after pregnancy. A breast lift can ease pain and make a woman feel younger and more vibrant. However, if you plan on having more children, you should wait to have this breast enhancement in Toledo until after you are done breastfeeding; otherwise you could just be throwing money out of the window.

Breast Implant San Diego Instruction for Post-Op Care

San Diego cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Sarosy states that it is very important to follow postoperative care to have a successful result with a breast augmentation San Diego .  Breast augmentation is still the most popular procedure performed at his two cosmetic surgery centers in Temecula and San Diego.

It is very important for anyone that has had a breast augmentation procedure to follow our post-operative procedure care.  By following these guidelines patients will have a much better result.  All patients that have had a breast augmentation procedure should avoid strenuous activities for a period of time as indicated by your surgeon, this will reduce the likelihood of complications.

In the last five years Dr. Sarosy has seen a significant change in the acceptance of silicone breast implants by his patients.  Silicone breast implants offer a more natural look and feel and also offer more durability and longevity.  The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that 69% of all breast implant procedures performed last year used the silicone breast  implant.

It’s important for patients to understand that breast implants whether silicone or saline do not last forever.  Many patients are under the impression they need to be replaced after 10 years and that is also not the case.  With proper care many patients are able to go longer than 10 years with their breast implants.  In order to have a great long lasting result it is important for all patients to follow proper care following their breast augmentation procedure. We also find that patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight have a much better lasting result than those that don’t.

Mommy Makeover San Diego

The name of this procedure basically says it all, it is for women after giving birth to children.  A mommy makeover San Diego should be performed after you are done having children.

A Mommy Makeover Is-

A Mommy Makeover San Diego is a combination of breast and body procedures performed at the same time.  The goal of the procedure is to restore areas most effected by giving birth the breasts and abdomen area.

During a pregnancy a women’s abdominal muscles become lax leaving many women looking pregnant long after giving birth.  Many women get very frustrated that diet and exercise doesn’t help tighten the abdominal muscles that are separated by pregnancy.  By performing a Tummy Tuck San Diego it will solve the issue of tightening loose muscles.  This will tighten and slim your belly line and if there is unwanted body fat Liposuction San Diego will be performed at the same time.  These fat cells will be permanently removed.

Many women lose breast volume following child birth and many will see their breast sag following child birth.  During a Mommy Makeover procedure we will usually perform a breast lift San Diego procedure or breast augmentation San Diego giving Mom firmer and fuller breasts.

Every woman is different and pregnancy effects every woman differently.  Dr Sarosy will determine during your consultation exactly what combination of procedures will be performed to give you the best result desired.

Can I still have babies after a Mommy Makeover?

You can still have babies after a Mommy Makeover procedure, but it will reverse much of the results from the original surgery.  Some women want their old body back and the ability to wear their pre child birth clothing and understand they may need to have future procedures if they have more children.