Breast Implants

Matthew J. Lynch, MD -  - Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Matthew J. Lynch, MD

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery located in East Windsor, NJ

When the size or shape of your breasts negatively affects your self-confidence, you can rely on the expertise of Matthew J. Lynch MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in East Windsor, New Jersey. Dr. Lynch, an experienced breast surgeon, uses the highest quality breast implants from ALEERGAN® and MENTOR® to reshape or resize your breasts and the latest surgical techniques for breast reconstruction and augmentation to ensure your implants look and feel natural. Learn more about your options for breast implants by calling Matthew J. Lynch MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today or booking an appointment online now.

Breast Implants Q & A

What are breast implants?

Breast implants are silicone or saline devices that fit beneath your breast tissue or chest muscles to enhance the shape and size of your breasts.

Implants are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and dimensions that custom fit your specific needs and are used for both breast reconstruction surgery and breast augmentation.

Which breast implant is right for me?

Each type of breast implant has its own advantages. To determine which implant is best for you, Dr. Lynch takes the time to discuss your personal needs and desired outcome. He also helps you make the decision based on your body type and the type of surgery you’re having, such as:

  • Reconstruction
  • Augmentation
  • Reshaping
  • Rebalancing symmetry

Once you decide on your implant type, Dr. Lynch customizes a surgical plan just for you. He uses the latest surgical techniques and high-quality breast implants to help you achieve your desired cosmetic outcome.

Are breast implants safe?

Advancements in breast implants ensure the materials are safe and effective. The implants available at Matthew J. Lynch MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, including products from ALLERGAN® and MENTOR®, have the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Saline breast implants

Saline implants contain an outer shell that’s made of durable silicone. These implants are filled with a sterile saline solution, or salt water after the implants are put into place surgically.

Silicone breast implants

Silicone implants come prefilled with a form stabilized cohesive silicone gel. This type of implant is often lighter and feels more natural than a saline implant.

In addition to providing you with natural-looking, natural-feeling breasts, Dr. Lynch will also address concerns regarding risks and incidents of breast implant illness and breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). 

What is breast implant illness?

Breast implant illness describes a wide range of symptoms that can develop following a breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery with silicone implants. These symptoms may include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Breathing issues
  • Memory problems
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Gastrointestinal problems

Often, these symptoms are the result of an autoimmune or inflammatory response to the materials of the breast implant.

Dr. Lynch will review in-depth, your symptoms, and design a treatment plan which in some cases, may include the removal of the breast implant.

What is BIA-ALCL?

BIA-ALCL is a rare type of cancer that affects your immune system. This type of cancer isn’t breast cancer. Rather, it is an inflammatory response that develops in the scar tissue (capsule) that surrounds your implant. 

With early diagnosis, BIA-ALCL is highly treatable. However, if left untreated, the cancer can spread to other areas of your body. 

 

To discuss your options for saline or silicone breast implants for reconstructive or augmentation surgery, call the office of Matthew J. Lynch MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, or request a consultation online today.