If you are considering breast augmentation or a breast implant exchange procedure, one of the most important decisions you will ultimately make is the type of breast implants that are best for your ultimate goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Kathleen Waldorf, MD, offers a range of options when it comes to breast implants for Portland, OR, area patients of the Waldorf Center, including size, shape, and type. The selection helps you add volume to the breasts with beautiful, natural-looking results. In addition to silicone and saline options, we offer the new, anatomically shaped Natrelle® 410 breast implants, which have been recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Our experienced plastic surgery team wants you to be fully educated about all aspects of the breast augmentation procedure. During your initial consultation, our plastic surgeon will meet with you to talk about your goals and answer any questions you may have. She will also tell you what you can expect before, during, and after treatment. Please feel free to bring in pictures of looks that you do or do not like to help us understand your aesthetic tastes. We will also conduct a 3-D image simulation that can give you an idea of the potential results of breast augmentation. The image can be modified with different implant sizes so that you can see a number of potential outcomes. Once you have been examined by our surgeon and you have explored some of the possibilities, she will talk more with you about which option may be the best for your needs.
Breast implants come in a variety of sizes, textures, and shapes, including round and teardrop-shaped implants. You can also choose from a number of different profile ranges from low to moderate to high depending on which offers the best amount of forward projection for your goals. There are only two major types of breast implants: silicone and saline. The best options for your needs will depend on which breast implants are ideal for your unique body type and which implants can ultimately meet your goals with natural-looking results. Keep in mind that when you add volume to the breasts, it is as much about enhancing the proportions of your breasts as it is about making them larger. The best choices of breast implants are often those that not only add fullness to the breasts but also serve as a beautiful complement to the overall proportions of your figure.
Silicone breast implants are made of a silicone outer shell and filled with a silicone gel. These implants are known to be less prone to rippling, and many women choose them for breast augmentation because they often yield results that look and feel very natural. Women with thin body frames can often benefit from silicone breast implants. These implants are approved by the FDA for breast augmentation procedures in women who are at least 22 years of age, and for breast reconstruction procedures for patients of any age.
Saline breast implants are composed of a silicone outer shell encasing a saline (salt-water) solution. Saline implants are the most common type of implant in use, and they have helped millions of women across the globe enhance the size of their breasts with natural-looking results. The FDA has approved the use of saline breast implants for breast augmentation procedures in patients at least 18 years old.
The Waldorf Center is very excited to offer one of the most advanced silicone breast implants available: the Natrelle® 410. Recently approved by the FDA, Natrelle® 410 implants are filled with a highly cohesive silicone gel. They are anatomically shaped and designed to complement your natural curves. Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., Natrelle® 410 breast implants contain advances in silicone gel technology that can provide firmer results, as well as the ability to hold their natural-looking form for a longer period of time when compared with the previous Natrelle® implants. These form-stable breast implants typically result in a more consistent shape, particularly in the upper pole area of the breast. Another advantage to the Natrelle® 410 implants is that they have shown to have a reduced rate of rupture, wrinkling, or rippling. Natrelle® 410 breast implants can be used in breast augmentation or breast reconstruction procedures. One of our plastic surgeons will talk with you about these innovative implant options during your initial consultation and help you determine if they are right for your needs.
The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care. We believe that cosmetic surgery is as much an art as it is a science.Learn More
It's not uncommon for women to want to upgrade their implants at some point. Breast implant exchange procedures can do just that. While advances in breast implants have made it possible for long-lasting and natural-looking results, the fact is that implants do not last forever, and it is necessary to have them changed out from time to time. Plus, there are other reasons women decide to exchange their implants, including:
Breast implant exchange procedures are often less complex and time-consuming than the original breast augmentation procedure. The same incisions can typically be utilized for implantation, leading to no additional scarring in other areas. Dr. Waldorf will talk with you about your goals and go over all of your options with you at the initial consultation.
I was displeased with my breast size. We did the 3D Vectra imaging and Dr. Waldorf concluded that 220 or 255cc silicone implants would give me my desired results. Everything went extremely smoothly on the day of my surgery ... I was back to normal activity within 1-2 weeks. Overall it was an excellent experience!Learn More
From the very first visit, all my experiences with Dr. Waldorf have been great. I was always self-conscious of my small chest but never as much as after having 2 kids & nursing each of them for 1 year. I had no cleavage at all & finding a swimsuit that could conceal this was very difficult. I went from 32A to 32C which fits my body perfectly & looks very natural. The surgery & my recovery went very smooth & I'm very happy with the result.Learn More
This female patient in her early thirties requested a tummy tuck and liposuction to help her reclaim her body-confidence after two pregnancies and significant weight loss. In total, 2.410 kg of unwanted abdominal tissue was removed, helping her feel better in her own skin.Learn More