Body Implants

Body Implants at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts

What are Body Implants?

Body implants, also known as cosmetic implants, are medical devices used to enhance the shape, contour, or volume of various body areas. They are commonly used in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to improve physical appearance, restore symmetry, or correct congenital or acquired deformities.

Body implants can be made from a variety of materials, including silicone, saline, or solid silicone elastomers. They are designed to be biocompatible and durable, providing long-lasting results with minimal risk of complications.

Types of Body Implants

There are several types of body implants available, each designed for specific anatomical areas and aesthetic goals. Common types of body implants include:

  • Breast Implants: Used to enhance breast size and shape in breast augmentation surgery.
  • Buttock Implants: Used to enhance buttock projection and volume in buttock augmentation surgery.
  • Calf Implants: Used to enhance calf size and definition in calf augmentation surgery.
  • Pectoral Implants: Used to enhance chest size and contour in pectoral augmentation surgery.
  • Chin Implants: Used to enhance chin projection and improve facial balance in chin augmentation surgery.
  • Cheek Implants: Used to enhance cheek volume and definition in cheek augmentation surgery.

Each type of implant comes in various shapes, sizes, and materials to suit individual patient preferences and surgical goals. Contact us to discuss our options and availability!

The Body Implant Procedure

The body implant procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: The patient meets with a plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, medical history, and treatment options.
  2. Preoperative Evaluation: The patient undergoes a thorough physical examination and may require imaging tests to assess anatomical characteristics and determine implant size and placement.
  3. Surgery: The surgeon makes incisions in discreet locations to minimize visible scarring and inserts the implants into the desired body areas. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
  4. Recovery: The patient is monitored in a recovery area before being discharged home. Postoperative instructions are provided, including care for surgical incisions, activity restrictions, and pain management.
  5. Follow-up: The patient attends follow-up appointments with the surgeon to monitor healing progress, address any concerns, and ensure optimal outcomes.

Body implant surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and may require an overnight stay in the hospital or surgical facility, depending on the extent of the procedure.

Risks and Considerations

While body implants are generally safe and effective, they carry certain risks and considerations, including:

  • Implant rupture or leakage
  • Capsular contracture (scar tissue formation around the implant)
  • Infection
  • Implant malposition or displacement
  • Changes in sensation
  • Unsatisfactory aesthetic outcomes

Patients should discuss these risks with their surgeon and carefully weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks of body implant surgery before making a decision.

About Our Surgeons

At the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, our team includes skilled plastic surgeons experienced in performing body implant procedures. We are committed to providing personalized care and helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals safely and effectively.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering body implants to enhance your appearance or correct a cosmetic concern, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. We’ll evaluate your goals, discuss treatment options, and develop a personalized plan to help you achieve the results you desire.

Contact us at our Sherman Oaks office at (818) 789-6622 or our Pasadena office at (624) 440-0099 to book your appointment today.


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