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Dr. Malcom Rude - Breast Augmentation

In today's Brazos Valley Physicians Organization Journal of Medicine report, Dr. Malcom Rude talks about breast augmentation.

There are several choices when it comes to breast augmentation. There's the choice of the location; do you go on top of the muscle, or behind the muscle? The muscle is the pectoralis major muscle.

The decision there is really in part based on how much breast tissue the lady has to camoflauge the implant, and also the size of the enhancement considered. That said, most of the time, the most common way to do it is behind the muscle.

And then you also get to chose weither you go with silicone implants, or saline implants. In general, there's pros and cons to each one.

The saline implant is a little less expensive, and its easier to detect a rupture, because the saline goes flat.

The silicone implant is a little more expensive, but it feels better, and in studies it's been judged to look a little better.

There were concerns about implant safety, and those questions have been exhaustively studied, and the silicone implants were very safe, in terms of they did not have correlations showing a problem causing any kind of illnesses, diseases or anything else.

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