Researching breast implant options on your own can be overwhelming. With so many types and so much research to sift through how do you know you are making the right choice at your plastic surgeon’s office? Dr. Matthew Galumbeck has the expertise you need when choosing a breast implant. At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing all the options you need to get the results you want. To get you started we put together a short guide on breast implant styles and what they mean for your long-term results.
Breast Implant Basics: Types Of Breast Implants
There are three types of implants you need to know about, saline, silicone gel, and structured. All of these options have solid silicone shells to hold the filling. They each offer a unique look and feel, as well as differing rates of complications. At your breast augmentation consultation, you can see and feel each type to help you make your choice. Dr. Galumbeck also created this video to explain the difference between the implants.
Saline Breast Implants: These implants are filled with saline (sterile saltwater solution), and as Dr. Galumbeck explains, “if it were to leak saltwater is absorbed by the body, so there is no health risks. The disadvantage is that because it is saline it’s not very dense, and the implant can cause rippling and doesn’t have a very natural feel.”
Silicone Gel Breast Implants: Silicone gel is a thick, sticky substance that gives these implants a smoother and more natural feel. However, Dr. Galumbeck tells us “the silicone gel implants can leak and the patient doesn’t know – it’s called a silent leak or a silent rupture. And in studies done by the FDA they found that the instance of silent rupture, depending on the implant type, is anywhere from 17-20%. The FDA has recommended that women obtain MRIs every three years to make sure their implant hasn’t leaked or ruptured.”
IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant: The newest breast implant option is the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. It is a saline-filled implant with an internal structure of two chambers and baffled shells to control the flow of saline. The result is an implant that offers both the peace of mind of saline, and the natural look and feel of silicone gel. Dr. Galumbeck offers this new technology because, “it really has the advantages of the look and feel of the silicone gel implant, but it has the safety of the saline implant.”
More Breast Implant Options To Consider
Within the categories of saline, silicone gel, and structured there are a few other options you need to consider.
Breast Implant Shape: If you choose silicone gel breast implants you can pick a round implant or a shaped, “teardrop”, one that is narrow at the top and fuller at the bottom. Some women prefer the profile of a shaped implant, however they can encounter complications. Unlike round implants, if a shaped implant rotates it will be noticable and may require surgery to correct. Round and shaped silicone gel breast implants also require a longer incision because they are prefilled. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are round, and filled after placement so that the incision can be smaller.
Breast Implant Texture: Some saline and silicone gel types of breast implants have a texture on the surface of the silicone shell. This is to prevent the implant from moving or rippling. However, recent research suggests long-term complications may arise from textured implants and many plastic surgeons do not offer them anymore. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is a smooth surfaced implant.
Breast Implant Profile: Breast implants can be high or moderate profile. High profile implants have a fuller look and higher projection while moderate profile implants are more subtle. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants offer a high profile, but because they are filled during the procedure your surgeon will have some control over desired fullness and asymmetry.
Finding The Perfect Breast Implant With Dr. Matthew Galumbeck
At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, we offer all of the breast implant options so that you can find the perfect fit for your body and your lifestyle. Dr. Galumbeck will work closely with you to make sure you get the aesthetic results you want, and feel comfortable and confident with your choices. We will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision about your body. No woman should ever feel pressured into making such an important choice, and you can rest assured that you are in good hands at our office. Dr. Galumbeck has over 25 years of experience helping women find increased confidence. If you’re curious about types of breast implants, or any other cosmetic procedure contact our office for more information. Don’t wait to get started on your journey to a new you. Call Dr. Galumbeck today to set up your complimentary consultation. Simply call our office at 757-828-1726.
With today’s plastic surgery options, you can achieve almost any look you want. Simple procedures like lip fillers, or more complex surgeries such as a “mommy makeovers” give women a chance to take control of their bodies. According to statistics gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures are becoming more popular, with 17.5 million procedures performed in 2017. But what should you know about plastic surgery before you go under the knife? Dr. Matthew Galumbeck gives us tips on preparing yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally for plastic surgery.
Mentally Preparing Yourself For A Transformation
Before you start thinking about things like your breast augmentation recovery, you need to set accurate expectations. Plastic surgery can be a powerful tool, but you should understand what it can, and cannot, do for you. The best procedures will enhance your natural beauty, not make you into another person entirely. Every body is different, which means we will all have unique experiences and outcomes. Just because your neighbor’s 350cc breast implants look great, that does not mean you should get the same size. Body shape, chest width, fat distribution, and more should be considered when choosing breast implants.
Dr. Galumbeck works closely with each patient to help them decide the best path to get the results they want. He tells us, “Everybody has a different reason for what they want to do and how they want to do it.” Before you step foot in the office try to prepare yourself by thinking about your desired results. Be flexible about your goals and expectations. For example, you may want breast implants but getting your desired result may require breast implants and a breast lift. Know that some procedures show visible results immediately, while others will take longer. For a customized approach to your plastic surgery options, visit Dr. Galumbeck for a consultation.
What To Expect From Your Plastic Surgery Consultation
Before your consultation, look at before and after pictures and pick a few to show your surgeon. Try to choose patients with a similar body shape to you. Showing Dr. Galumbeck before and after photos will give him an idea of the results you want. You can expect the following things to happen at your consultation:
Patient Forms: Be honest about your whole health so you know if you are a good candidate for surgery. Certain health conditions may prevent you from having elective surgery, and lifestyle choices like smoking should be stopped before your procedure.
Watch a Video: Dr. Galumbeck’s staff will show you a short video overview of the procedures you are interested in.
Talk to Dr. Galumbeck: Now is the time to ask questions such as the ones found on this list by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Discuss concerns, such as what breast augmentation recovery will be like, or what happens if your breast implant ruptures.
Exam: Dr. Galumbeck will then examine the areas you wish to address and make recommendations for a plan of care. He will also show you before and after pictures of patients similar to you so you can get an idea of how your results may turn out.
Financing Your Procedure: Dr. Galumbeck’s patient coordinator will then step in to discuss the price for your unique treatment plan.
Dr. Galumbeck has over 20 years of clinical experience, and has performed more than 5,000 procedures. He maintains board-certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, because he is dedicated to giving his patients the highest quality care possible. You can trust that you are in good hands when you visit Dr. Galumbeck. He will give you recommendations that will help you meet your goals, and be honest with you about what plastic surgery can and cannot do.
What You Should Know About Recovery From Plastic Surgery
Some cosmetic procedures show results almost instantly and you can go back to work with little to no thought. However, after a surgical procedure like breast augmentation, you should be aware that bruising, swelling, and pain will be present. Setting realistic expectations for breast augmentation recovery, or any other surgical recovery, will help you get the best results possible. Here are some tips for your plastic surgery recovery:
Set aside “me time”, find a babysitter, and take a few days off of work. You will most likely be instructed to not lift any heavy objects and not exercise until cleared by your surgeon. Follow all post-op instructions to ensure proper healing.
Wear compression garments as instructed by your surgeon. A support bra or other specialty clothing may help your healing process.
Know that soreness and swelling are normal and will go away after a few weeks.
If you ever feel concerned about your recovery process, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Galumbeck’s office.
Recovering from surgery can be difficult, but the final results will be worth it. If you are getting multiple procedures, talk to Dr. Galumbeck about your plastic surgery options, and whether or not you can combine these procedures into one surgery.
Visit Dr. Galumbeck Today To Learn More
Dr. Galumbeck is one of the most experienced surgeons in the Virginia Beach area. Call 757-394-8476 today to set up your complimentary consultation. Don’t wait to get started on the road to a new you!
Recently released CORE study data from the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant shows a substantially lower risk of major complications compared to silicone gel breast implants. The company behind the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant has also released reports showing an increase in demand for the implant, which was first introduced to the market in 2014. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck, an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, tells us, “I think really the IDEAL IMPLANT has taken off because it makes sense.” The IDEAL IMPLANT eliminates concerns over “silent rupture” with silicone gel implants, but offers a similar look and feel. With the newest statistics showing a lower risk of major complications, the IDEAL IMPLANT is considered one of the best breast implants available.
Breast Implant Rupture Rates
Breast implant rupture happens when the outer shell of an implant forms a hole. In breast implants filled with saline, the implant will begin to deflate. The saline is then naturally absorbed by the body while the shell is easily removed by a surgeon. For women with silicone gel implants, an implant rupture means the silicone gel may leak out of the shell. Silicone gel is not absorbed by the body, and could either migrate away from the breast or stay close inside the capsule. A “silent rupture” happens when a silicone gel implant ruptures but causes no symptoms, meaning many women to continue their normal life with a ruptured breast implant. To avoid problems that may stem from a ruptured silicone gel implant, the FDA recommends an MRI every two years in order to detect silent ruptures.
Choosing a breast implant with a low risk of rupture will help you avoid future surgeries. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant will also give you peace of mind because a rupture can be immediately detected without the need for an MRI. The risk of implant rupture or deflation with IDEAL IMPLANT at 8 years after primary breast augmentation is only 2.1%. In comparison, the rupture risk of some of the top silicone gel implants are 7.4% in Allergan, 13.6% in Mentor, and 7.2% in Sientra, based on MRI scans. Breast implant safety concerns should be taken seriously by your plastic surgeon. Dr. Galumbeck is dedicated to educating his patients on the benefits and compromises of each implant type. Before every surgery, Dr. Galumbeck lays out the options available and discusses what each means in long run.
Capsular Contracture Rates
Capsular contracture is a potential breast implant complication that happens when the body forms scar tissue around a breast implant. This can cause the implant to become firm, displace, cause pain, and require revision to remove and replace the implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant has proven that it is one of the best breast implants on the market with the newest capsular contracture statistics. Rates of Baker class III/IV capsular contracture at 8 years after primary augmentation were 6.6% with the IDEAL IMPLANT. Capsular contracture rates of silicone gel implants are higher at 16.2% in Allergan (7 yr), 10.9% in Mentor (8 yr), and 11.2% in Sientra (8 yr).
Patient Choice Trends Toward The IDEAL IMPLANT
Along with the above breast implant safety statistics, IDEAL IMPLANT has reported growing popularity with an increase in demand. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is only available from exclusive board-certified surgeons in the US and Canada to ensure safety and quality for every patient. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck not only offers the IDEAL IMPLANT, he has been named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because of his extensive experience using the implant. He has seen the IDEAL IMPLANT grow in popularity at his practice, with more women specifically requesting it. Dr. Galumbeck tells us, “I give the patient the opportunity to select what breast implant they want. I say, ‘Here are your options, these are the pros and cons, and you can pick what you want.’ And women are picking the IDEAL IMPLANT because it is a very common sense kind of thing.” Women are realizing they do not have to sacrifice beautiful results for peace of mind. The IDEAL IMPLANT provides natural looking results, peace of mind, and proven lower rates of complications.
Choosing The Best Breast Implants For You
Breast enhancement, like any cosmetic surgery, should give you a feeling of freedom and confidence in yourself. If you feel anxious about potential complications after surgery, then you have just traded one insecurity for another. Choose a breast implant that gives you confidence. At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, Dr. Galumbeck and his staff work hard to make sure you get the results you want, and that your life is changed for the better. Dr. Galumbeck says, “We really want to ask the patient ‘how are we going to be able to help you?’ We’re working for them, and my staff is great at really building relationships. Because everybody has a different reason for what they want to do and how they want to do it.” There is no one-size-fits-all in cosmetic surgery, and with Dr. Galumbeck you will always be given individual attention.
What do you need to know about your breast implant options before your breast surgery? Research shows that breast augmentation can increase your self-esteem and quality of life. But you should know not all breast implants are created equal. This important decision will affect your life for years to come, so you should know all the facts before choosing an implant. There are three breast implant types currently approved by the FDA and available from board-certified plastic surgeons.
Silicone Gel Breast Implants: These implants are popular because they offer a natural looking result. They are silicone shells filled with silicone gel, and are sometimes referred to as silicone implants or “gummy bear implants.” The silicone gel inside is thick and sticky, which gives it natural looking results, but can also cause problems if the implant ruptures.
Saline Breast Implants: Sterile salt water, or saline, fills the silicone shells of saline breast implants. Saline is naturally absorbed by the body and has many medical uses including hydrating the body through an IV drip. Women like saline breast implants because they know if a rupture happens the saline will be absorbed. However, they can cause noticeable wrinkles because the implant behaves much like a water balloon.
IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants: The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant was created to address concerns with saline and silicone gel implants. It is filled with saline for a women’s peace of mind, but the silicone shell contains several chambers and baffled shells. This structure gives the implant stability and causes it to behave similar to natural breast tissue rather than a water balloon.
Breast Implant Options and Recommended Maintenance
According to FDA recommendations, any breast implant that ruptures should be removed. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant can be removed through a simple procedure, often requiring only a local anesthetic. A rupture is easily detected, because the implant begins to deflate and the saline inside is naturally absorbed by the body. Only the shell must be removed, which can be done through a small incision. Silicone gel breast implant removal must include the shell and all the silicone gel. Removal of leaked silicone gel can be difficult if the sticky silicone gel has traveled away from the breast capsule. Even worse, silicone gel breast implants can have “silent ruptures,” where the implant ruptures without the woman knowing. Because of this risk, the FDA recommends women with silicone gel breast implants get an MRI every two years for the life of the implant. According to the FDA an MRI, is the best way to detect a silent rupture, though many plastic surgeons say they are not 100% accurate.
Implant Rupture and Capsular Contracture Statistics
You may be wondering, “do I really need repeated MRIs? What are the chances my silicone implants will rupture? What are the chances I will have other complications?” The answer may surprise you. In FDA 6-7 year clinical trial results for primary augmentation, some silicone gel implants had a rupture risk as high as 7.4%. However, as the FDA makes clear, “the longer you have a breast implant, the greater the chance of implant rupture,” so that risk will increase if your breast implants last longer than 7 years. Another common breast implant complication is capsular contracture. This happens when the scar tissue around the implant begins to tighten, squeeze, or displace the implant. This complication can cause pain, and often requires additional surgery to correct. The same FDA clinical trial identified that the capsular contracture risk was as high as 16.2% in some silicone gel breast implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant gives women a statistically lower risk of complications and future surgeries, with a rupture risk of 1.8% and a capsular contracture risk of 6.3%. Women deserve the ability to have beautiful looking breast implants without worrying about complications, and now the IDEAL IMPLANT provides that option.
Dr. Matthew Galumbeck: Virginia Beach Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Women who want the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant should visit Dr. Matthew Galumbeck in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Galumbeck is one of the exclusive surgeons in the area to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT, and was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because of his extensive experience with it. Dr. Galumbeck believes every woman has the right to beautiful results, low complications, and peace of mind. He is dedicated to educating his patients so that they can choose the right implant for their bodies and lifestyles.
To schedule your consultation and discuss your breast implant options with Dr. Galumbeck, call his office at 757-330-8421.
How can plastic surgery affect your confidence and well-being? Learning to love your body and feel comfortable in your skin is a road we must all walk in order to be the best version of ourselves. Plastic surgery can be part of that journey for you. The first step is finding a caring plastic surgeon who will take the time to listen to your goals and address your concerns. Women in Virginia Beach can visit Dr. Matthew Galumbeck, a board-certified plastic surgeon and IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon. Dr. Galumbeck knows many women feel concerned about complications with breast implants, which is why he offers the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. Read below to find out how this can make a difference in your life.
Plastic Surgery and Piece of Mind
Feeling confident with your body starts with freedom from worry. Surgery, such as breast augmentation, isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Every surgery comes with risks and benefits that each patient must weigh for themselves. But for many women, the risks are vastly outweighed by the benefits. A lifetime of confidence and the freedom to be who you’ve always wanted to be may be worth undergoing a breast augmentation. However, for some women, confidence is overshadowed by daily concerns about complications, particularly concerns about silent ruptures in silicone gel breast implants. An independent 2017 survey of over 900 women found the following statistics:
98% of women reported they would be somewhat to constantly concerned about a silent rupture.
89% of women reported if the overall performance of the implant is similar, they want an implant where rupture could be detected by simply looking at the breast.
91% of women reported that if the overall performance of the implant is similar, they prefer saline coming into contact with their tissue over silicone gel.
The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant was developed with these concerns in mind. It is filled with saline so that women will know exactly when a rupture occurs and there is no risk of silent rupture. The saline inside is safely absorbed by the body if a rupture occurs. The internal structure is built to restrict the flow of saline and allow it to move in a more natural way. This structure leads to beautiful, natural looking results previously not seen in saline filled implants. With the IDEAL IMPLANT women get the best of both worlds: beautiful looking breast implants with freedom from worry.
Feeling Confidence in Yourself
Choosing to get plastic surgery means you are taking control of your own life and the way you present yourself. You’re showing the world that you are the one in control of yourself and making choices that lead you to feel more confident. Plastic surgery can also lead to a happier, more fulfilled life. According to a survey published in 2013 98% of women surveyed said their breast augmentation met or exceeded their expectations. Additionally, 92% of these women reported increased self-esteem, and 64% reported an improved quality of life. Plastic surgery can’t fix every problem, but if you’ve ever felt self-conscious about the way you look now is the time to give yourself the gift of change. It may be just what you need to show the world who you really are.
Breast Implants from a Caring Surgeon
Your plastic surgeon should be the one who guides you to a new and improved look. The right surgeon will look out for your best interests and make sure you are comfortable with every step of the process. Cosmetic surgery isn’t just about making changes to your body, it is about coming out on the other side feeling a positive change to your whole self. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck is dedicated to providing this level of care to his patients. Not only is he a skilled plastic surgeon and teacher, he is the founder of Spa Phoenix, a doctor-directed spa. At Spa Phoenix, patients are treated in a way that affects their whole selves for a complete transformation. This level of care extends to Dr. Galumbeck’s plastic surgery practice, where he strives to give every patient the results they desire and change their lives for the better. Read what one patient had to say about her experience:
“Absolutely amazing. My results are phenomenal!!! I couldn’t be happier with my decision. You don’t realize how much of a positive change you can make until you take a leap of faith. Dr. Galumbeck and his staff were professional, made me feel at home and 6 months post surgery they still make me feel like a part of their family. 100% recommend and would do it all over again!! Thank you guys.” from www.facebook.com
If you’re considering breast implants in the Virginia Beach area visit Dr. Galumbeck’s office at 1817 Republic Rd. Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454 Visit www.galumbeckplasticsurgery.com to learn more about the procedures offered at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery. To get started on your plastic surgery journey call Dr. Matthew Galumbeck today at (757) 330-8421.
Breast lift with implants is a plastic surgery procedure to improve the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Breast lift with implants is an excellent option for any woman whose breasts have begun to droop; however, it is a particularly popular among mothers who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy figures, often as part of a Mommy Makeover. Many women choose to combine breast lift with breast augmentation in order to elevate and enlarge their breasts simultaneously. Women often seek a breast lift with implants after experiencing significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging, which can all cause breasts to sag and loss of volume.
Breast Lift With Implants
Breast Lift With Implants After Pregnancy
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are two of the most common causes of drooping breasts. Many women begin to consider a breast lift after they have children. Breast lift combined with breast augmentation can reshape the breasts to their pre pregnancy shape. While it is safe to breast-feed after an augmentation mastopexy, the breasts may develop more droop requiring a secondary breast lift.
Breast Lift With Implants After Weight Loss
Weight loss can give you a new lease on life and Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss is a very popular group of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Because excess weight will stretch your skin, weight loss can also leave you with drooping empty breasts. Once you have achieved your goal weight a breast lift with implants can restore firmness and the shape of your breasts.
Breast Lift With Implants Cost
What does a breast lift combined with a breast augmentation cost? The cost of an augmentation mastopexy is about $6300 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is for the surgeon’s fee only and does not include other associated costs for this cosmetic surgical procedure such as anesthesia or the operating room. It’s important to know all the fees for plastic surgery procedures.
How to Choose a Surgeon
For an augmentation mastopexy it is best to see a board certified plastic surgeon who performs cosmetic breast procedures frequently. Ask to see breast lift with implants before and after pictures. A breast lift is a physical change as well as a psychological journey, so it is essential that you work with a physician who makes you feel at ease.
In most cases, a breast lift with implants is an outpatient procedures. At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, the procedure is performed in our fully accredited facility. We are accredited by the American Associations for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. This accreditation indicates that our Virginia Beach Plastic Surgery center is completely up to date and follows proper safety protocols.
The Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, Dr. Galumbeck will examine your breast size and shape, skin elasticity, the amount of droop that you have as well as your nipple position and the position of your nipples in relation to the rest of your breast tissue. This is exam along with your goals of size and shape will help determine the type of breast lift with implants is best suited for you.
During this consultation you will also discuss which surgical techniques will most effectively achieve your goals. For the best results, it is important to be honest about your expectations and goals. You will talk about your breast implant options including the differences between saline breast implants, silicone gel breast implants and the structured saline breast implant, Ideal Breast implant.
Breast Lift with Implants Technique
There are several types of incisions for breast augmentation with implants. The incisions for an augmentation mastopexy take into consideration the size of your breasts, the extent to which they are drooping, your skin quality, your nipple position and the size of your breast implants.
Doughnut Augmentation Mastopexy
Doughnut mastopexy with implants involves circumferential incisions around your nipple and areola. It is important to note that the doughnut technique may not be the optimal choice if you have larger breasts.
Lollipop Augmentation Mastopexy
The lollipop breast lift with implants, vertical augmentation mastopexy, involves an incision around your nipple and areola as well as from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease.
Anchor Augmentation Mastopexy
The anchor augmentation mastopexy involves the creation of an incision around the border of the areola, a second vertical incision down to the base of the breast, and a third horizontal incision along the breast crease.
Breast lift with implants recovery varies for each patient. At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, Dr. Galumbeck uses an endoscope for the procedure. This is a specialized TV camera to assist with surgery. According to a recent article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, endoscopic breast surgery is associated with shortened recovery times, a reduced need for drainage, and excellent outcomes. With aid of the endoscope drains are not used postoperatively. Most women are back to work and social activities in just a few days.
A breast lift with implants can give you noticeably firmer, perkier breasts. Although you will probably notice an immediate improvement in your figure, the final results of your surgery will not be apparent for several months. As swelling subsides and your breasts adjust to their new shape, you will begin to enjoy the full effects of your procedure.