Special Announcement: We do not use textured breast implants at Mommy Makeover Hawaii
As you may have heard, the FDA announced a worldwide recall of Allergan Biocell textured breast implants due to their association with BIA-ALCL cancer. Dr. Schlesinger exclusively uses smooth-shelled breast implants at Mommy Makeover Hawaii and has never used the textured implants that are included in the recall. Allergan’s smooth implants do not carry this same risk and are NOT being recalled.
If you had your surgery with us, you do not need to take any further action.
For more information about the Allergan Biocell textured breast implant recall, please read the FDA’s special statement here.
Breast implants are saline- or silicone-filled inserts that are surgically implanted into a patient’s chest area. Breast implants can give small breasts more volume and a more symmetrical look. Today’s implants are proven to be safe, and can effectively improve your appearance.
The breast implant procedure is not undertaken solely to increase breast size. Some women loose one or both of their breasts to cancer, and undertake the implant procedure to reconstruct their breasts. And, some women suffer from breasts that are not symmetrical.
Implants can impart a more youthful appearance to your breasts and to your overall body. Not every patient is eligible for breast implants. You should schedule a free consultation with S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS at one of his three Hawaii office locations to determine if this surgery is right for you.
Breast Implants: Specifics
During your initial consultation, you and S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will discuss the size of implants you desire. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will ensure that you have realistic expectations for implant size, since the size will be limited by your body type and structure. There are two main types of breast implants you can choose: saline or silicone. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will consult with you about the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you to determine the best one for you.
Breast implants are placed during a surgery, and of course the patient is sedated at that time. While you “sleep”, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will make an incision normally in your armpit (the specific placement of the incision will depend on your particular anatomy). These incisions will be inconspicuous once they have healed. Some women have their implants placed over their chest muscles while others have it behind (again, this placement depends on the patient’s body type and also on the desired look). After inserting the breast implants, you will begin your recovery.
Breast Implants: What to Expect
Your surgery results will be immediately visible. You will need to avoid heavy lifting for 2 weeks. Be sure to have purchased new bras and tops since after the surgery, you will no longer be able to wear your smaller sizes.
Breast Implants Are Offered Throughout Hawaii: At Our Oahu Surgical Centers
Contact us to arrange an appointment or to learn more about Breast Implants.
I went to Dr. Schlesinger for a Mommy Makeover surgery package (Breast Augmentation, Lipo, and Tummy Tuck) and could not be any more satisfied with the results. Dr. Schlesinger and his staff are friendly, professional, and honest. Dr. Schlesinger provided an in depth pre op consultation that lead to the right decisions for surgeries specially tailored to my body type and desired outcome. After my two pregnancies, I had extra skin and stretch marks that could not be worked out regardless of my efforts; I was told by my primary care physician and obgyn that no amount of exercise would get rid of it. Dr. Schlesinger was able to give me a great body and I feel and look great. I can finally go to the beach in a bikini! I would definitely recommend him.
After a few previous consultations, I decided on Dr. Schlesinger for my Mommy Makeover. I needed a breast reduction, lift, augmentation, lipo, and tummy tuck. Having had lower abdomen lipo done after my 1st baby (by a different Dr), the results were horrendous, and the care after was extremely limited. The care I receive from Dr. Schlesinger IS amazing- knowing that Dr. Schlesinger makes himself available, either by phone or appointment, should something come up, is very reassuring. Dr. Schlesinger is extremely knowledgeable, patient (even when dealing with a hypochondriac like me), and very easy to talk to. The fact that he truly LOVES what he does is apparent in the way he tends to patients and the beautiful, natural results that he achieves. His staff is very friendly and they treat you more like a friend, rather than just a patient. If you’re looking for the best, Dr. Schlesinger is it!
I had a breast augmentation done and they went from tubular looking to fabulous celebrity style looking. I’m in the military so I needed to look natural. When I first called the office I was amazed of how helpful the receptionist was and how uplifting she was on the phone and in person. I just love the staff there. I felt so at home there and they new my name in a friendly way. Dr. Schlesinger was open to everything I had to say and how I felt about the procedure. He is so kind and treats everyone like a friend and not just as a patient. This is the most unsuperficial and unranting plastic surgeon I have ever met; he had me at hello. The staff were always on standby for anything needed at any time. Men and women, if you want a very artistic, creative, and warm hearted plastic surgeon with awesome staff that will make you how you want and feel at home please go see Dr. Schlesinger. Yes, very military friendly.
Dr Schlesinger is wonderful. He is very friendly and efficient in helping me as a patient. I have recently recommended two of my friends to him and they are now patients of Dr Schlesinger and has done a great job!
Absolutely wonderful experience! Dr Schlesinger and his staff provided the best care throughout my entire procedure. The post op care was outstanding! I have my pre-baby body back as well as my confidence. My stomach is flat and I have the most perfect belly button now, best of all....no more stretch marks!
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to you and your staff. We are so impressed with the results of your work, graciousness, and overall performance. Our experience with the Brest Implant Center was remarkable! We could not have asked for better services. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt welcomed. Your team has a wonderful balance of professionalism and sociability. The values of your practice enable you to effectively meet the needs of your patients.As we reflect on our surgical procedure with you and your staff, we have nothing but pleasurable recollections, astounding results, and much thankfulness.
Thank you Dr. Schlesinger and the staff of the Breast Implant Center! We appreciate all of your hard work, and look forward to working with you in the future.
I wanted to thank you for the amazing work you did for me, you have totally transformed my body into something I truly love and can be proud of...I was so self conscious every time I wore a bathing suit and hated having cellulite when I’m only 25–it was so horrible....My body is slim and perfect and it’s all thanks to you. You and your staff made the whole thing a very wonderful experience for me and I can’t thank you enough for the perfect body you have given me!
Important Disclaimer: The preceding text describes a medical procedure; the description is a summary, and is necessarily generalized. Every patient has different needs, and this website should never be regarded as specific medical advice. No website or other written description can be a substitute for one-on-one patient care. If you have further questions, please arrange a visit with S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS to discuss your specific needs.