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Michael Nagy, MD, FACS

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Conveniently located to serve Toms River, Middletown, Freehold, Colts Neck and surrounding areas.

Breast Implants

There are many types of FDA approved breast implants available to women that can be used in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.  Michael Nagy MD, FACS at Plastic Surgery of the Face & Body in Wall, NJ is highly experienced in breast surgeries and will consult with you to identify what breast implant type will get you the look you desire.   No matter what you are looking for, there are more choices than ever when it comes to implant type, size and style.  During your consultation, Dr. Nagy will discuss these options with you so you can make an educated choice about what breast implant type is best for you.  Once you have a general understanding of the breast implant procedure, you are ready to explore your breast implant options. The implant type you choose directly affects your final look.

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OGChef1 SeaGrass
October 7, 2021.
This doctor and his team changed my life at 58. If you are ever questioning weather or not to do something, stop and get it done. What they do is nothing short of amazing. I will be forever greatful. Breast lift and reduction
Matthew Basselini
Matthew Basselini
November 14, 2020.
I went for gynecomastia, Dr.Nagy was the third surgeon I visited, after all it’s good to get opinions! Dr.Nagy is very down to Earth and is office is extremely helping! He’s the only surgeon I saw that didn’t give me a sales pitch leaving me to feel like I was a car dealership! He has changed my life for the better!
Stacey Bon
Stacey Bon
August 27, 2020.
I've been a patient of Dr.Nagys for almost 10 years. He definitely doesn't rush, he takes his time to talk to you and answer any questions or concerns you have. He has seen me through some challenging times of my life and has / and continues to help me. His office is always spotless, and all the ladies are very polite and also always there to answer any questions you have. The last thing i want is somwone who rushes you in and out. Dr.Nagy sits and talks to you and talks so you understand. I have recommended many people to his office and always will. Arielle has started removing a few small tattoos i have and she's very caring and kind also. You won't be disappointed.
Anon Anon
Anon Anon
August 21, 2020.
Came to Dr. Nagy for a labiaplasty, and I am extremely happy with the results.
Danica Ravaioli
Danica Ravaioli
July 24, 2020.
Dr. Nagy is the best at what he does! He has a wonderful bedside manner and was extremely awesome with all of my questions. I’m a little over one week post op and already so incredibly happy with my results. The office is impeccable and beautiful. The staff is friendly and always helpful. Big shout out to Kim, she went above and beyond - from being reassuring, caring, friendly and so so patient with insane amounts of nerves and questions that I had. She’s the best! From consult to post op, they are a phenomenal team that I would highly recommend.
Angelina Sakowski
Angelina Sakowski
January 24, 2020.
Office is clean and beautiful, staff is friendly and helpful, and worked hard to get my procedure approved by insurance. Dr Nagy is so knowledgeable, kind, careful, and thoughtful. He spent so much time with me. I had a fairly large cyst removed on my ring finger and was afraid I would have an awful scar and would never be able to wear my wedding rings again. Turns out, the scar is nearly invisible and my rings are on. Would 100% go back for a medical need and would refer him to anyone. I’m so thankful I found him.
Jennifer Hordych
Jennifer Hordych
January 19, 2020.
Dr. Nagy and his staff are wonderful! I highly recommend him. They are all kind , compassionate and professional. After three months of dealing with an incision that refused to close on the top of my foot, I was referred to Dr. Nagy. He was able to find the problem during surgery and fix it. Now, I am able to return to the gym and the skin has completely healed! He is amazing!
Christa Riddle
Christa Riddle
June 20, 2019.
Excellent results. Pleased beyond measure, from consultation through procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Nagy and will use him again for certain!
Lisa Handelman
Lisa Handelman
May 29, 2019.
Dr. Nagy and his staff are amazing. From the first time I stepped into his beautiful office, I was extremely comfortable. Everyone is friendly and professional. Dr. Nagy and the nurses are kind and compassionate. I knew I was in good hands. Four months post surgery, and I couldn’t be happier! The experience was life changing for me. I’m so glad I trusted Dr. Nagy. No regrets!

Breast Implant Types- Saline and Silicone

Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled with saline (sterile salt water) the same liquid used in IV bags given to patients who need fluid replenishment. Saline-filled implants come in different sizes and have either smooth or textured shells. The FDA approved saline-filled breast implants for breast augmentation in women age 18 or older and for breast reconstruction in women of any age. A new type of saline implant, the IDEAL IMPLANT®, has an internal structure to make it behave as if filled with silicone gel. The IDEAL IMPLANT® contains a series of nested shells that provide support to the edges and control fluid movement to prevent bouncing. The result is an implant that combines the key features and benefits of both saline and silicone gel implants.

Though a rupture is not common, when a rupture or a leak in a saline breast implant occurs, the saline fluid is simply reabsorbed by the body and the implant deflates, creating a change in the size and appearance of the breast. Deflation is not a health concern or an emergency, but most women who experience deflation desire to replace the deflated implants as soon as possible to restore their appearance.

Silicone Implants

Silicone breast implants are filled with medical grade silicone. They are FDA approved, and after many years of study and evaluation and have been proven to be safe. Silicone is thicker and more viscous than salt water, and acts and feels more like natural breast tissue. Silicone breast implants come in different styles and sizes, and can have either a smooth or textured shell. In recent years, a modified version of silicone, known as “form-stable silicone,” has become popular. Nicknamed “gummy bear implants,” these are even more likely to stay intact in the case of a rupture – though routine check-ups are still recommended.

Silicone implants may also rupture, but is not as obvious since silicone is not absorbed like saline implants. In order to detect a ruptured silicone-filled implant, women need to have a special screening by MRI or ultrasound. It is recommended that women get regularly scheduled check-ups throughout the life of their implant in order to ensure its ongoing proper function.

Implant manufacturers offer many styles and types of breast implants, so there are multiple options available to customize your look that best suits your lifestyle and body. We encourage you to discuss any concerns and expectations with Dr. Nagy so you are comfortable with your choice of implant for your surgery. Whether you choose saline or silicone implants, it is important for you to monitor your breast implants and follow-up with your plastic surgeon for appropriate checkups.

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