Answers to Common Questions
About Breast Augmentation

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It's understandable that you have many questions when visiting Dr. Gus Galante in Indiana for breast augmentation. A breast enhancement specialist, Dr. Galante has provided answers to some of the questions he hears most frequently.

If you have questions that aren't answered here, request a consultation online or call our Schererville or Valparaiso offices at (800) 721-3244. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante serves patients from Northwest Indiana, including Munster and Merrillville, as well as cities in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Are silicone implants as safe as saline?

The FDA restricted the use of silicone implants for 14 years to perform rigorous safety studies. In 2006, the FDA approved the use of a new generation of silicone implants for women age 22 and older, concluding that no evidence was found linking these implants to increased health risks. Many women who visit me for breast implants in Indiana choose silicone breast implants because they believe silicone provides a more natural look and feel than saline. Others prefer saline because they are less expensive and are filled after the implant is placed. It is no longer as much a safety concern as it is a matter of personal preference. During your consultation, I will review your available options for breast implants to help you make an informed decision about your procedure.

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View our online gallery to see how Dr. Galante has helped women like you to reshape their breast appearance for enhanced self confidence and an improved self image.

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Will breast augmentation improve the appearance of sagging breasts?

Breast implants can fill out the stretched skin in the case of mildly sagging breasts, giving them a fuller, more youthful appearance. Many women achieve better results by combining implants with a breast lift in Indiana. During your private consultation, I will perform a brief physical exam, listen to your concerns, and provide my professional opinion about which procedure will best help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Can I breastfeed after surgery?

It is very likely you will be able to breastfeed after having breast augmentation, but you will not know for sure until the time comes. Your surgeon can take measures to minimize impact to the milk ducts, such as placing the implants below the chest muscle and keeping incisions away from the nipples. Be sure to discuss your desire to breastfeed with your surgeon before your surgery.

Will my breast implants eventually leak and need to be replaced?

While breast implants are not designed to be "lifetime" medical devices, many women do not need to have them replaced. If a saline implant does leak, the salt water solution is harmlessly absorbed by the body and the rupture is readily apparent. The FDA does recommend periodic MRI scans for silicone implants to monitor their integrity.

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