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Achieve a More Shapely Figure with Breast Implants


Breast augmentation surgery enhances the size of a woman's breasts using breast implants. At his state-of-the-art Fairfield County facility, Dr. David Passaretti provides both saline and silicone breast implants from Mentor®. Both kinds offer unique benefits and aesthetic results. Dr. Passaretti can provide beautiful enhancements using both types of implants and will help patients determine which implant is the best choice. Contact our office today for more information on breast augmentation.

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Breast implants can enhance your sense of femininity and confidence.

Types of Breast Implants

The two basic types of implants are silicone and saline.

Saline Implants

Saline breast implants consist of saline solution (salt water) contained within a silicone collapsible shell. Saline breast implants can be filled after insertion, so the empty shell can be inserted through small incisions in the:

  • Nipple
  • Navel
  • Armpit
  • Crease below the breast

After they are placed within the breast, Dr. Passaretti will fill these implants using a tube.

Silicone Implants

Silicone breast implants consist of silicone gel contained within a silicone shell. Silicone implants are designed to replicate the feel of natural breast tissue. They require larger incisions than saline implants and offer fewer insertion options because they must be filed prior to placement. The appropriate size is determined during preliminary consultations.

Dr. Passaretti will help you determine which type of implant, saline or silicone, is ultimately the best for your aesthetic goals, lifestyle, and budget. If you are planning to have children or breastfeed after your augmentation, he can help you decide which option is best suited to your needs. 

Choosing Breast Implants

Choosing the right type of breast implants is important. Both saline and silicone breast implants are offered at our Fairfield County, Connecticut office and we can help you select the one best suited for your goals.

Gummy Bear Implants

In addition to silicone and saline breast implants, a new type of breast implant, known as gummy bear implants, has emerged. Dr. Passaretti does not use these implants because they feel more solid than traditional silicone and saline implants, and cannot provide the natural appearance that silicone and saline implants can.

The Recovery Process

After surgery, patients will usually feel sore for two to three days and should begin to feel normal after about one week. During this initial recovery period, patients wear a compression bra. After one week, Dr. Passaretti will see patients to remove their sutures and make sure the surgical site is healing properly. At this time, patients can begin light physical activity and may return to work. After two weeks, patients can usually resume normal physical activity and exercise. 

Your Results

The full results of breast implant surgery usually become apparent after two months, although many patients begin to see satisfying results within three to four weeks.

Our Actual Patient Results


This patient achieved fuller, rounder breasts with 375cc silicone implants.

Breast Implant Revision

Dr. Passaretti has worked with many patients who have required implant revision surgery. This treatment can address:

  • Improper placement of implants
  • Rupture or leaking of the implants
  • Capsular contracture, a condition in which scar tissue surrounding the implant contracts, distorting the shape of the breast

It is expected that at some point in a breast augmentation patient's life, breast implants will require revision.

Providing a Positive Experience

“LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE! From the moment I stepped in the office I felt the warmth of support from everyone working there! My procedure was as promised, no surprises!”

Laura Farris

Ruptured Implants

When saline implants rupture, it will become almost immediately obvious to the patient because the breast will begin to deflate as saline is absorbed by the body. But because silicone implants contain a viscous gel, ruptures are not as evident, and the revision process can be more difficult.

All women should undergo regular breast examinations; if you have implants, these examinations can help to detect rupture.

Contact Us

For more information on saline and silicone implants, contact Dr. Passaretti today to schedule a personalized consultation.

(203) 656-9999

"Thank you for making me look like a work of art! I sincerely appreciate everything that you’ve done for me."

-Plastic Surgery Patient

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722 Post Rd
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