Often, a woman’s breasts can change over time with gradual sagging and loss of fullness. These changes can result from aging, pregnancy and breast-feeding, weight change, or heredity. Other women may seek treatment for congenital deformities or asymmetries or for deformities acquired following surgical removal or radiation for cancer treatment. At Frank Barone, M.D. Plastic Surgery, there are several options to meet each patient’s goals for breast enhancement.
Dr. Barone has extensive experience in all areas of breast enhancement and reconstruction. After completing his plastic surgery residency, he completed postgraduate fellowship training in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery at Vanderbilt University, as well as clinical and laboratory research studies in breast implant biomaterials and safety.
Currently, Dr. Barone and nursing supervisor Susie Szaroleta actively participate in a variety of ongoing research studies on breast implant materials for several leading companies and the FDA. Dr. Barone is a principal clinical investigator and has been authorized to use a type of breast implant made of “cohesive” silicone gel. This promising modification offers the possibility of a longer-lasting, more naturally shaped implant with a reduced possibility of leakage. Unlike traditional implants that allow only choices in different volumes or sizes, the cohesive implants have a variety of shapes and dimensions which allow a more natural breast contour and silhouette. These breast implants are provided by the three leading companies in breast surgical materials and safety – The Allergan Corporation, Mentor Corporation and the Sientra Company.Nursing supervisor Susan Szaroleta, RN, BSN is the research coordinator for all breast implant studies and is nationally recognized for her contributions to these important and exciting advances in breast implant safety.
With extensive surgical and research experience, Dr. Barone is uniquely qualified to provide safe and effective options in all areas of breast enhancement surgery. His goal is to provide natural and balanced results with uncompromising long-term safety.For more information about silicone breast implants, please contact the office or visit www.natrelle.com.