Well, now we're in the consultation room, and Keisha, a patient of mine's being, kind of a model for today. I'd like to talk about three or four of my specialty procedures. We'll start off at the top and work our way down with breast augmentation.

It's one of the most sought-after parts of anatomy on a women nowadays. Over 350,000 women have breast augmentation each year just in the US alone, and the amount of time and consultation with these women has skyrocketed since 20 years ago. One of the things I take pride in doing when it comes to breast augmentation is delivering a very natural, proportional result. Now that we're in the year of 2013, I think that things that are tasteful and proportional look much better on women and in fashion in general, then in the 80s and 90s, when we were overdoing everything, where the bigger was the better.

There's different ways to do breast augmentation. There's different types of implants. There's saline implants and silicone implants. Some people have concerns about silicone, and prefer saline because of the fear factor, however, I will tell you that any of my family members, I wouldn't hesitate for one second to put in silicone. It's the most studied medical device and implant on the face of the earth at this point, and that's why the FDA back in 2006 re-approved them for primary augmentation on women 21 years and above.

So, my recommendation in general is for silicone implants, because it's a more natural looking and more natural feeling implant. However, sometimes the saline implants, and first time, women who are very young, can help expand the tissue better, and one nice thing about the saline implant, is I can put it in through the belly button, which we can't do with the silicone implant, because the silicone implant comes pre-filled. It's already a preformed and filled implant, and we can't put that through a little belly button incision like that.

Another thing that's an advantage to the saline implant, it's a cheaper implant. It costs maybe half as much, the implant itself, compared to the silicone implant. However, if you ask any plastic surgeon, he'll tell you that his girlfriend, his wife, his fiancee, his mother, they all have silicone implants, so if that tells you anything about what implant you should consider getting, that's probably the biggest advice I can give you.

Breast Augmentation: The Bigger, the Better?

Dr. Ryan Stanton explains the difference between a silicone and saline breast implant and which he prefers to use in his practice and why.