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Full, shapely, firm breasts can make women feel more beautiful and self-confident. This is why the talented Dallas breast augmentation specialists of Regional Plastic Surgery Center strive to help all of their patients realize their breast enlargement dreams. Please explore the paragraphs below to learn more about breast augmentation and how this procedure can help you enhance the beauty of your bustline.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Women with small breasts are often ridiculed during their sensitive teenage years. This ridicule can lead to feelings of low self-esteem and a diminished self-worth that negatively impacts a woman’s entire life. Breast augmentation surgery can help improve self-esteem and overcome these feelings of diminished self-worth.
The Pre-Surgery Breast Augmentation Consultation
Prior to breast augmentation surgery at Regional Plastic Surgery Center, our patients meet with one of our highly skilled breast augmentation surgeons for a private consultation. It includes an examination of the unique characteristics of the patient’s breasts, including size, shape, and skin elasticity. If there is sagging of the breasts, our cosmetic surgeon may recommend a breast lift procedure be performed at the same time as the breast augmentation procedure.
Your Breast Augmentation Expectations
At our plastic surgery offices, patients should carefully describe their expectations to the surgeon during their private consultation. The appearance of the breasts that the patient desires after breast augmentation surgery affects the size of the breast implants used by the surgeon. Our surgeons will work closely with each patient to select the most appropriate implant size and shape, as well as determine which surgical technique will work best for the patient’s desired outcome.
Your Medical History
During the consultation with the breast surgeon, it is important to be candid regarding medical history such as previous breast surgeries, biopsies, mammogram results and family history of breast cancer. Although there is no evidence that breast implants could lead to breast cancer, there are surgical techniques that our surgeons can use to lessen the risks that breast implants could interfere with future mammograms.
Weight Loss and Pregnancy
Pregnancy and weight loss can alter the shape of the breasts. As such, it is important to discuss any weight loss or pregnancy plans with your surgeon. There is no evidence that breast implants negatively affect a woman’s ability to breast-feed.
Your Breast Augmentation Surgery Plan
Because of the consultation given prior to surgery, our patient and her surgeon will determine the desired size of the implants. Our breast augmentation patients can also consult our surgeons concerning breast implants placement. Some patients may benefit more from placement under the chest muscle wall, while others may attain improved results with placement on top of the muscle.
We offer a variety of breast implants for patients undergoing breast augmentation procedures at our surgical facility.
The Breast Augmentation Surgery Procedure
Prior to the breast augmentation procedure, our cosmetic surgeon provides detailed preoperative instructions. Patients who smoke will be instructed to stop smoking well in advance of the breast augmentation surgery. Medications – such as aspirin – that are associated with bleeding should also be avoided. Our breast implants patients may also be asked to have a pre-surgical mammogram.
Breast enlargement is usually performed as an outpatient surgery. Our breast augmentation patients are under general anesthesia for the entire breast augmentation procedure. In the most common technique for breast enlargement, our surgeons insert empty breast implants behind each breast and then fill them with saline solution. We use this technique because it requires only very small incisions. This may result in reduced and less visible scarring for our patients.
Incisions are made as discreetly as possible, usually underneath the breast near the crease, in the armpit, or in the areola area. Spaces are created for the breast implants either above or below the pectoral muscle. The empty breast implants are inserted into these spaces and filled with saline solution.
What to Expect After the Breast Augmentation Surgery Procedure
Most of our breast augmentation patients are up and about within a day or two and can shower within two to seven days. Stitches are usually self-absorbable and do not need to be removed. Bruising and swelling are common but fade away rather quickly. Residual swelling usually disappears in a few months. Although arm movements are restricted, most breast augmentation patients return to non-vigorous work and activities within a few days. Our cosmetic surgeon will decide when vigorous activities can resume.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with breast augmentation. At our facility every possible precaution is taken to ensure patient safety and reduce the chances of complications occurring. Risks include bleeding, infection, and an adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Sensitivity of the breast or nipple may occur but usually returns to pre-surgical levels in a short time.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Results
Once healing has occurred, breasts will be fuller and shapelier. Although saline breast implants will last a long time, eventually they will leak. Leaks sometimes occur because of trauma to the chest, but usually the breast implant simply wears out. When this occurs, the body simply absorbs the saline, which is merely a saltwater solution. Our breast augmentation patients know when a breast implant has ruptured, as there is a noticeable change in the appearance of the chest area. If sagging or shape changes occur due to aging and gravity, additional surgery can remedy this.
Most women are very happy with the results of their breast augmentation. We encourage you to view our gallery of breast enlargement surgery before and after photos.
Contact Us for a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation with breast implants, please contact Regional Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a one-on-one consultation. In addition to explaining your breast enlargement options, our plastic surgeons can also help you determine whether you are a liposuction or tummy tuck candidate. The talented plastic surgeons of Regional Plastic Surgery Center are also regarded as foremost breast reduction and breast lift experts.