Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures – there’s been a 37% increase since 2000, which shows patients have confidence in the procedure and their board certified plastic surgeon. Silicone gel implants were approved by the FDA in 2006 for augmentation, and Dr. Poulter has been using them since then. Many patients seeking augmentation are drawn to newer implants filled with highly cohesive gel implants because of their safety – there are no extracapsular leaks even if the implant should rupture or break.
The new Inspira design smooth round implant now has three different densities of fill: responsive gel, the softest with more fluid gel; the soft touch, slightly more firm; and the Cohesive, where the gel has the shape of the implant and when the shell is removed keeps that shape. This allows for the gel to not leak. It also makes these implants as firm as the shaped textured gummy bear 410 implants. The pocket of the Gummy Bear is tight and does not allow for the implant to rotate or move. The more mature patients appreciate the stability and subtlety of the smooth upper pole transition to the chest wall of the gummy bear, and the lack of change for many years. The younger patients appreciate the ability of the smooth round implants to move and this allows for more upper pole show if desired in different clothing choices.
There are a full selection of sizes and shapes for breast augmentation. The patient’s desires for a new image and improve self confidence can more easily be accomplished and done so safely. Dr. Poulter is a board-certified surgeon who has been in practice for 25 years. He has experience working with both round implants since 1990 and textured implants since 1995 and is well versed in the special techniques needed for each type of implant to successfully achieve the desired results.
Two of the main post-operative fears with any cosmetic procedure are pain and nausea. Dr. Poulter utilizes a successful multimodal therapy to help prevent and relieve those symptoms. This pain regimen includes Exparel a local anesthetic injected at the time of surgery that lasts three days and coordinated medications that affect different pain centers. Less narcotic intraoperatively and use of a patch to treat motion sickness help prevent postoperative nausea. Limiting a patient’s pain and nausea reduces healing time and results in a better experience and outcome.
Whatever your goal is for your surgical procedure, we can help you achieve it! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Poulter today or call our office at (309) 663-1222 or Toll Free at (888) 841-4108, and get on the road to looking and feeling your best.