Breast Implant Awareness Month

March is Breast Implant Awareness Month, an effort dedicated to ensuring women who have breast implants – and those who are considering breast augmentation – have all of the information they need to make informed decisions about their health. While breast augmentation is incredibly popular and considered safe for most patients, complications can arise. Understanding these potential complications along with treatment options, such as breast implant removal and revision, can be useful when weighing the pros and cons of breast enhancement.

While breast implant complications are uncommon, they are not impossible. You can help to reduce your risks of developing a problem by closely following pre and postoperative directions and bringing any concerns to the immediate attention of our office.

Infographic: Common Reasons for Breast Implant Removal

Implant Removal & Revision

Breast implant removal may become necessary due to complications with scar tissue, changes in implant appearance, implant rupture, or implant shifting. These issues may result in discomfort along with changes to the appearance of the breasts. They can often be addressed through revision surgery.

During revision surgery, older implants are removed and replaced with new ones. The new implants can be of a different size or shape, allowing for complete customization and helping to produce the most desirable results.

Some women choose to undergo implant removal alone. When this is done, the breasts simply return to the size they were before augmentation. If sagging is present after the removal of implants, breast lift surgery can be used to restore a perky and lifted appearance to the chest.

Honest and Caring

At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we agree with the need for honesty when discussing breast implants, including potential risks and complications. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Doyle is committed to helping women achieve natural-looking results that enhance both emotional and physical happiness. She is here to listen to your desires, provide straightforward information about your options, and guide you towards the most effective ways to reach your goals.

Give us a call at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Doyle today. Located in East Greenwich, the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery welcomes patients from Exeter, Coventry, Warwick, and all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.

Saline Breast Implants vs. Silicone Breast Implants

The type of breast implant you choose will have a decisive impact on the look and feel of your breast augmentation procedure. Because each woman is unique and each desire slightly different, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle has opted to offer both silicone and saline options, enabling her to meet the varied needs and goals of each patient she sees.

If you have been considering breast augmentation in or around the East Greenwich area, please call Dr. Doyle at 401-336-3770 to schedule your consultation and learn which implant option is right for you.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants can be filled after they have been placed. This serves the dual benefit of allowing for a smaller incision and enabling last-minute adjustments to implant size. These are the only type of implants available to women under the age of 22.

Saline breast implants, when placed above the muscles of the chest, may feel less natural than their silicone alternatives. They may also be more likely to ripple, wrinkle, fold, bubble, or otherwise become aesthetically imperfect. They are also prone to deflation when ruptured. Newer, structured saline breast implants help to reduce the risk of many of these issues.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue. Particularly the newer form-stable (‘gummy bear”) option, which has shown to hold both shape and size even after rupture. Silicone implants are more viscous and less likely to ripple, wrinkle, and suffer similar imperfections. This viscosity adds to their natural feel, making them ideal for above-the-muscle placement.

Silicone implants are pre-filled and may require a larger incision. They are not available to women under the age of 22.

Which Option is Best?

There is no “best” breast implant, just the best one for you. We can help you determine which option will meet your needs during your initial consultation.

Please use the contact form on this page or call us at the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule your consultation today.

What are the top three reasons women seek breast enlargement?

  1. To restore volume after pregnancy or weight loss,
  2. for breast reconstruction, and
  3. to treat congenital issues such as asymmetry

In the short video below, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle explains these three things in a bit more detail.

If you are considering breast augmentation in East Greenwich or a surrounding area of Rhode Island, please call 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

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For so many breast cancer survivors, breast reconstruction is an important part of their rehabilitation and feeling like their vibrant, womanly selves once again. Yet, as one recent study shows, many women are left in the dark when it comes to knowing their reconstruction options. Without the facts, and an honest, open discussion, it is much more difficult for a woman to feel confident about the decision she ultimately makes—whether or not that means reconstruction.

Continue reading Awareness is Key When It Comes to Breast Reconstruction

Breast enhancement is a big decision and it only makes sense that you will have questions for your plastic surgeon. A specialty of Dr. Doyle’s here at Providence’s Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Doyle is able to provide you with the information necessary to help you make the best and well-educated decision when it comes to your breast augmentation.

Below are a few questions to ask during your breast augmentation consultation.

“Are you a certified plastic surgeon?”

Nothing is more paramount to the success of your breast augmentation than your surgeon. Do not be fooled by other doctors trying to pass themselves off as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Doyle takes pride in her accreditation and is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

“Who will handle my breast augmentation?”

CentreFARS’ patients can rest assured that they will be well taken care of. Along with Dr. Doyle, our team is here to support you. This includes pre-augmentation consults, the augmentation itself, as well follow-up care and support. Dr. Doyle is here to oversee each step of the process and will provide provide you with advice on how to prepare, what steps should be taken to recover, and when you are able to resume your daily activities.

“Do you have before-and-after photos?”

Dr. Doyle encourages woman to look at as many before and after pictures as possible. Not only will you feel at ease seeing her beautiful work, but it can also give you a better idea of what you want from your breast augmentation—just make sure to look for woman who have similar proportions to yours.

“What is the best implant for me?”

There are many factors that contribute to the final results of your breast augmentation. Implant type (saline or silicone), placement, and incision site are all important considerations. After taking measurements and learning what your goals are—do you want a more prominent bosom? Or, do you prefer a more natural bust line?—Dr. Doyle will create a plan to ensure that your augmentation achieves your unique goals.

Dr. Doyle Is Happy to Answer Any Questions You Have About Your Breast Augmentation

We understand that there is a lot to take into consideration! During your initial consultation at her East Greenwich practice, Dr. Doyle will encourage you to ask as many questions as possible.