Breast tissue expanders are now available in XL or extremely large sizes
By: Edward J. Domanskis,MD,Inc
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Jan. 7, 2019 - PRLog -- Dr.Edward Domanskis, internationally known plastic surgeon for his expertise with XL breast implants has reaffirmed that tissue expanders in XL sizes, or those over 800cc, are available. "Many of my patients are women who are large and normal sizes of breast implants are proportionately too small for them. They seek XL sizes to reconstruct their breasts. Also, many of my patients are in the entertainment industry," continued Dr. Domanskis, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
A breast tissue expander literally expands the space where it is placed through incremental physiological saline injections through a port which is either incorporated into the expander, indwelling, or is located apart from it and connected with a tube to the expander, remote port. An air tissue expander is also available but is unable to be filled to an XL size. Filling of the XL breast tissue expanders can occur in increments of about 100cc per week.
"The beauty of tissue expanders is that they can not only increase the volume of the breasts, but also decrease it by removal of the saline through the same port that it is placed," said Dr. Domanskis, with offices in Newport Beach and Miami. "I have a special arrangement with the manufacturer to offer these XL breast tissue expanders to my patients. Many then replace these with XL custom silicone breast implants," said Dr. Domanskis.
The only other alternative to achieve an extra-large breast size is to over-inflate a normal sized saline breast implant. This tends to distort the shape and feel of the breasts and requires several operations to get to the volume the patient desires. "I have also seen in my practice which is focused on XL patients an increasing number of transgender patients going through their gender reassignment and opting for XL sizes," concluded Dr. Domanskis.
Edward J. Domanskis,MD,F.A.C.S.