Breast Implants Specialist

Alfred Sofer, MD

Plastic Surgery located in Fairfield, CT

If you want larger, natural-looking breasts, you join the more than 300,000 women in America who have breast implant surgery each year. Alfred Sofer, MD, is an award-winning plastic surgeon who specializes in breast implants and augmentation. For over 15 years, he's welcomed people looking to enhance the size, look, and feel of their breasts to his two practices in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Miami, Florida. Schedule your appointment today. Call, or request an appointment in the website.

Breast Implants Q & A

What are breast implants?

Breast implants, also called breast augmentation surgery, is cosmetic surgery to make breasts larger. It involves placing implants beneath the breast tissue and over or under the pectoral muscles depending on the shape and look you wish to achieve.

Dr. Sofer specializes in breast augmentation procedures. He talks you through your implant options to ensure you achieve your ideal results.

Why choose breast implants?

Around 300,000 people have breast implants in the United States each year. Their personal reasons vary, but they typically choose breast implant surgery because of one or more of the following benefits:

  • To correct uneven breasts
  • To improve self-esteem
  • To enhance appearance
  • To restore breast size and shape after breast surgery
  • To restore breast fullness after significant weight loss


Whatever your reason, discuss your goals with Dr. Sofer so that he can help get you as close to your ideal as realistically possible.

How do I know which implant is right for me?

At your initial consultation, Dr. Sofer talks you through the different implant types and discusses the benefits of each. There are four options: saline, silicone, gummy bear, and hybrid. 

Saline

Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution after insertion. They usually require a smaller incision and offer a consistent shape and a firm feel. Saline implants are the only FDA-recommended implants for people aged 18-21.

Silicone

Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel, which feels like natural breast tissue. In rare cases, the silicone may leak, which can make you quite ill. If you opt for silicone, you should schedule MRI screenings and ultrasounds to monitor the implant's condition.

Gummy bear

Gummy bear implants are made from a highly cohesive gel, which means that it sticks together, even when you cut it. This implant is one of the safest and more natural-looking types.

Hybrid

Dr. Sofer offers the FDA-approved Ideal Implant®, which provides the look and feel of a silicone implant without the silicone — it's filled with saline.


Each implant comes in shaped or round form. Shaped implants are sometimes called teardrop implants because they're fuller at the bottom, which gives them a more natural shape. Round implants create a more prominent and defined cleavage.

If you'd like to learn more about breast implants and whether they're right for you, schedule a consultation at Alfred Sofer, MD, today. Call the office or request an appointment online.