Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Is there a perfect size breast implant for everyone?

    No.  The perfect size implant for patient A may or may not be the perfect size implant for patient B.  In person consultations are very important.  During a consultation with Dr. Aguiar, every patient receives an examination, careful measurements and the opportunity to try on many sizes of implants.  

    Depending on your anatomy and goals of end results, Dr. Aguiar will be able to help you select the perfect breast implant for YOU.

  • How long do breast implants last?

    Breast implants can easily last for 10-15 years.  However, if the patient is not experiencing any problems, there is no reason to replace the implants.

    Many women do have their implants exchanged around the 10 year mark as their breasts continue to change with different phases of life, including, weight gain/loss, pregnancy, breast feeding, and menopause.

  • If you have thin skin with stretch marks are implants a bad idea?

    Without the benefit of an in personal exam, it is difficult to advise you on the best option.  Most surgeons will give you their opinion based upon their experience with patient outcomes.  When I was new in practice, I routinely recommended to stage breast lift and augmentation surgeries.  Over the years, I have successfully been able to combine the procedures for many patients.  Surgeons always want their patients to have the best possible outcome with the least amount of complications.  After all, these are completely elective procedures.  Good luck!

  • I have asymmetrical breasts, would you recommend implants or making one breast & nipple smaller?

    Thank you for your question.  For the best possible cosmetic, a bilateral augmentation with a peri areolar mastopexy on the left side would be best.  You may need to have a small amount of breast tissue removed on the left side to make the breast more similar in shape.I think you could have a very nice result.  Good luck!

  • What type of Breast Implants can last your entire life?

    There are no implants than can be guaranteed to last a life time.  Saline implants can rupture and deflate causing dramatic asymmetry.  Most women will want to get the deflated implant replaced rather quickly for cosmetic reasons.The new cohesive gel and shaped implants may have the shell rupture but there would not be a dramatic asymmetry.  Gel implants with a ruptured shell should be replaced, but can be planned for when it's convenient for the patient.

  • I'm 18, a 38D and my breast sag. Would a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation be best for me?

    I think you would benefit from a breast lift procedure mostly. If you are happy with volume, there is no need to add an implant. Best to schedule an in person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!