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Houston Plastic Surgeon Discusses Increase Of Silicone Implants In Breast Augmentation

Dr. Fred Aguilar, Houston plastic surgeon discusses recent statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which show that the majority of breast augmentations are done with silicone breast implants.

PRLog - Nov. 8, 2011 - SUGAR LAND, Texas -- One of the most popular surgical procedures at his practice for plastic surgery in Houston, TX, the demand for breast augmentation has only continued to rise, states Dr. Fred Aguilar.  The most recent statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) show that breast augmentation is still the number one surgical procedure nationwide, with over 318,000 cases in 2010.  As the most popular surgical procedure 3 years in a row, 62% of the breast augmentation cases in 2010 were performed with silicone breast implants.

"In 2006, the FDA lifted the voluntary moratorium on silicone breast implants after determining the safety and efficacy of the popular implants," describes Houston body contouring specialist Dr. Fred Aguilar, "In addition, new technology has yielded a different type of silicone implant - the Gummy Bear implant - which is gel-like, cannot leak and retains its shape even if cut.  This silicone implant has proven to be very popular amongst my patients who have undergone breast augmentation in Houston."

According to the ASAPS 2010 statistics, over 1.6 million cosmetic surgeries were performed.  Of which the top 5 included breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid lifts, tummy tucks (http://www.americanhealthandbeauty.com/articles/?article=...) and breast reduction.  While breast augmentation was the most popular procedure, liposuction or body contouring followed as a close second, at over 289,000 procedures.

"It's not surprising that liposuction is catching up in popularity to breast augmentation.  Our plastic surgery practice serves the Houston, Pearland, Sugar Land and Katy areas, and we see many patients that are interested in body contouring and breast augmentation," remarks Dr. Aguilar, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, TX, "However, more patients are still interested in breast augmentation and of course, one of the first major decisions to make is what type of implant: silicone or saline."

For patients who are considering breast augmentation in Houston, Dr. Aguilar recommends doing their research and seeking a consultation with an experienced, board-certified surgeon.  In his blog, http://www.houstonbodydoc.com/, Dr. Aguilar explains the differences, the pros and cons between silicone and saline implants.  "The new silicone gel implants have been remarkably free of any major complications and most of my patients report that their Gummy Bear implants feel very natural and are extremely pleased with their results," states Dr. Aguilar.

The new silicone implants, which are more gel-like than liquid mitigate any leakage issues that first brought about the moratorium in 1996.  After extensive research and testing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided to re-approve use of silicone breast implants once again in 2006.  New technology such as the Gummy Bear implants offer both increased quality and safety benefits to patients and physicians.  Patients who are considering Gummy Bear breast implants in Houston do not have to worry about implant ruptures and replacement procedures.

"Saline implants can still rupture and they still have problems with rippling," he continues, "However, that's not to say that if saline implants were placed in the ideal candidate, they wouldn't look perfectly natural and no one would be able to tell the difference between saline and silicone implants."  Therefore, Dr. Aguilar stresses the importance of seeking a experienced professional who can make the proper recommendation during the consultation to ensure the best results for the patient.

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Board-certified Houston Plastic Surgeon with over 28 years experience. Cornerstones of the practice are skill, compassion, and a genuine concern for patient well-being.

Clinical interests include: Plastic surgery, cosmetic head and body procedures, including all facial and body cosmetic rejuvenation, ear reconstruction and ear, nose and throat procedures


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