Silicone Implant Information

A More Natural Look with FDA Approved Silicone Implants

Plastic surgeons perform nearly 100, 000 breast augmentations each year. Thanks to recent advances in breast implant design, technology and surgical techniques, there has never been a better time to consider breast augmentation.  Many women consider breast augmentation to enhance the size of their breasts, but others are more interested in obtaining a “lift” or filling up the loose skin which has resulted from pregnancy or breastfeeding.  Breast augmentation is not the answer for everyone, but many women feel it has helped improve not only their appearance, but also their self confidence.  Deciding if breast augmentation is right for you requires a thorough understanding of the procedure and recent advances.

FDA Approved Silicone Cohesive Implants are Now Available

Dr. Short was an active participant and main investigator in the FDA approved silicone study with both implant manufacturers, Mentor & Allergan formerly known as Inamed, with enrollment of over hundreds of patients for approximately 8 years.  After extensive research and studies involving more than 120,000 patients across the United States, the FDA approved silicone gel implants in the United States in November, 2006.  This is the MOST studied device in the history of the FDA.  Dr. Short is committed to patient safety and patient education and is excited to be able to offer this choice.

Silicone gel implants are advantageous because they offer a softer feeling implant and a more natural appearance after surgery.  Silicone implants decrease the risk of implant wrinkling; although they can wrinkle but less likely compared to saline breast implants.  For patients whom have minimal breast tissue for good coverage of an implant, silicone implants offer a more natural “feel” and upper pole appearance compared to saline implants.  Silicone implants offer a touch and feel resembling natural breast tissue.  There was also no evidence to suggest patients whom have silicone breast implants develop diseases or conditions such as connective tissues such as arthritis or lupus; cancer; or neurological diseases more commonly than patients whom have no implants at all.  These implants have been trusted by patients for 20 years.The Gillian Institute feels confident with the FDA that silicone implants are safe.  And if she is asked, “As a plastic surgeon, which breast implant would you select for yourself or your breast friend or daughter or sister?” It would be Silicone Breast Implants without hesitation.

Silicone gel implants feature a unique cohesive silicone, not a liquid, allowing the substance to hold together uniformly, more like a solid.  The physical property allows the silicone to remain intact even with such as an event as a rupture to the implant shell.  The revolutionary technology offers patient a choice unlike any other. We are dedicated to provide you with the knowledge and information to make an educated decision for yourself.  The selection process of silicone is a very personal choice and you should feel very comfortable with using the silicone implant.  During the consultation process, our doctors will be able to indicate how strongly after evaluating your breast characteristics you would benefit from silicone implants in terms of a more natural feeling, natural looking, and less wrinkling breast result compared to saline implants.

What Patients Are Saying

I had a face lift, eyes upper and lower, neck. To this day I still get the comment. “You look so good” What did you do? It was the best thing I ever did and would recommend it to anyone. No pain, No problems. Thanks to Dr. Short and her team, they make you feel at home. They are the BEST !!!! * 



Penny O

I would refer Dr.Short to all of my friend and family. She are her staff was very professional and was willing to answer any question that I had. My surgery was a breast augmentation, I was a size A and went to a cup size D. I am very pleased and so happy with the out come. Dr.Short is the best there is. I would never even consider going any place else. *

Jennifer K

I came to Dr. Short for a Breast Augmentation and tummy tuck about 3 1/2 years ago. I was a mother of 5 children and had spent the past 15 years giving birth and taking care of kids. Even before the kids though, I struggled with a poochy tummy. I decided for my 40th birthday that I was finally going to do something about it. I searched the internet extensively and finally found Dr. Short. The results she was showing on her website were exactly what I was looking for. I flew out from Washington State for my consultation and immediately liked her and her entire staff. They put me at ease and answered all my questions.

I was thrilled with the results of the surgery. I went immediately from a size 12 to a size 4. I couldn’t believe it. The surgery got me so motivated that I continued to diet and exercise and have now dropped another 13 pounds and now wear a size 0. In addition to the fantastic results, Dr. Short and her staff made me feel like a girlfriend. I felt that they truly understood what my needs were, not just clinically, but from a woman’s perspective. I can’t recommend Dr. Short and her office enough for any cosmetic procedure. Thank you so much. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. *

Allissa S

I went to Dr. Short 2 years ago with an A cup breast size. She gave me a low C cup, and i get compliments on my breasts daily. They are very natural looking and feeling. A lot of people do not even believe me when I tell them I have had breast augmentation. Shes the best and I’m very very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. *

Deborah M

I used Dr.Short for a breast enlargement. I was more then impressed with the results. They did a great job and I recommend her all the time to people who ask for a Dr. I went in with a lot of questions and attended a seminar that helped me feel at ease. The surgery was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I was back to normal in no time. The scars left are not even visible unless you look really hard. I highly recommend Dr.Short. They made me feel comfortable by having proper follow up appointments to make sure that everything was ok with surgery. I have nothing bad to say about my whole experience. It is going on three years now and I have had no complications at all. Dr. Short does a great job of giving you a natural look and making sure she keeps the look proportional to your body type. She really does a great job. *

Amy B
* Disclaimer: The claims made on this website are not intended to represent the results that every patient can expect. Surgical results vary greatly from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.

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