Breast Implants

Who is a candidate for breast implants?

  • Women who desire larger breasts.
  • Women with a moderate degree of breast sagging and smaller breasts, whose problem can be solved with implants.
  • Women who have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other.

Intended Results of Breast Implants

  • Larger and shapelier breasts.
  • A more positive self-image.

Procedure Description – Breast Implants

Breast implant surgery is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A certified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Brandow, will make a small incision is made under the breast, around the nipple or under the arm and a saline implant is inserted under the breast tissue or under the breast tissue and the underlying muscle.

This photo shows the small underarm incision made by Dr. Brandow for the implant insertion during the TABA (transaxillary) procedure. The photo was taken 2 months post-op.” Learn more about breast implants in Philadelphia.

Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Article Published by Dr. Brandow

breast-implants-philadelphiaHow safe are Breast Implants?

Recent studies confirm the safety of saline breast implants. Should the implant leak, the saline (salt water) solution is safely reabsorbed by the body. If you are considering breast implants, Philadelphia has the best surgeons available.


Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Article Published by Dr. Brandow

Recuperation and Healing After Implants Surgery

After breast implant surgery the patient goes home in an elastic bra. The bra helps hold the breasts in the correct position. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Sutures are usually removed in 7-12 days. Light activities can be resumed as tolerated. Aerobic activates can be started in about 3 weeks. Moving or sliding the implants within the breast pockets during the postoperative period may reduce the frequency of wrinkling.

Other Options to Enhance Breast Implants

An additional procedure that would enhance the result is a Mastopexy (breast lift) – if the breasts are saggy in addition to being small.

Insurance Guidelines for Breast Implants in Philadelphia

Breast implants are considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.


The specific risks and the suitability of breast implants for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.