Dr. Lebovic explains whether a saline or gel-filled implant feels more natural after reconstructive breast surgery.
Well, some people believe that it is the implant that makes the breast feel a certain way after augmentation, but in reality and I have done many augmentations and I have seen many women who have had them. In reality, the most important thing is how the surgery is done and where that implant is placed. The implant is underneath the muscle. It is much more difficult to feel the difference between a saline and a gel implant. So, you can get excellent results with saline implants as long as they are placed underneath the muscle.
About Dr. Gail Lebovic, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Gail Lebovic is the President of the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD). She earned a B.A. in physiology and anatomy and a master's in endocrinology from University of California, Berkeley. In 1986, she received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. After an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, she performed her surgical residency at Stanford University Medical Center and completed two fellowships – one in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and another at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Lebovic is certified by the American Board of Surgery and her areas of special medical interest include diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, and management of congenital breast deformities. She has also invented several medical devices and co-founded a number of companies in the area of women's health including Biolucent, Inc., makers of the MammoPad™ breast cushion designed to make mammography more comfortable.