Since the late 1960s, women have had the option of altering and improving the appearance of their breasts with breast implants. Throughout the years, the design of breast implants has changed dramatically; however, the goal of breast augmentation has remained the same. Women choose to undergo breast augmentation to enhance the appearance of their breasts. Through the use of saline or silicone breast implants, many women have been able to make their ideal breast size and shape a reality. With Dr. Perez-Gurri in Miami, a woman can undergo a breast augmentation that is safe and personalized to her individual body type and goals.
Every year, many women undergo breast augmentation to change the size and shape of their breasts. Many patients have naturally small breasts, and breast augmentation helps them achieve the full, voluptuous breasts and enhanced cleavage they have always desired.
Pregnancy can change a woman’s overall physique, especially her breasts. Following childbirth, most women experience a loss of breast volume. Women who have minimal sagging and would like to regain breast volume are ideal patients for breast augmentation.
Women with small, undefined breasts can get larger breasts that fit better with their body figure. The breast size they have always wanted can be achieved with breast augmentation.
Many women who have breasts that are asymmetrical can undergo breast augmentation to even out their breast size. The use of saline or silicone breast implants allows the surgeon to strategically place implants of different volumes into the breasts in order to create the desired look and improve breast symmetry.
After a woman undergoes breast augmentation surgery, not only will she see a significant improvement in the appearance of her breasts, but she will also notice how they complement her entire figure. She can achieve breasts that are flattering to the rest of her body contours.
Many women with small or asymmetrical breasts may not feel comfortable in their skin. Often, they may steer away from certain clothing fashions, such as low-cut blouses and bikini tops, due to the appearance of their breasts. After breast augmentation, they can show off their breasts and proudly wear cleavage-baring tops with confidence.
Patients will be able to return home after the procedure. They will be required to wear a surgical bra or sports bra for a few days. For the first 24 to 48 hours, patients may experience some discomfort and a feeling of tightness in the chest. Patients should get plenty of rest. The majority of patients can return to work and drive within four to seven days. Any strenuous activity should be avoided for six weeks. Lower body workouts can be resumed after four weeks, and upper body workouts can be performed after six to eight weeks.
Patients should be advised that their breast implants may initially ride high on the chest wall, which is completely normal for the first 10 to 12 weeks. The implants will sit high because they are placed in a tight space comprised of skin and muscle. Throughout the recovery process, the skin will start to adjust and stretch, allowing the implants to drop into a more natural position.
Breast augmentation can result in some scarring. Typically, scars will be visible under the breasts, around the nipples, or in the armpit. Over time, scarring should fade and become less noticeable.
The cost of breast augmentation surgery will depend on the type of breast implants, surgery plan, doctor’s experience, and geographic location. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast augmentation was $3,822 in 2015. The average cost does not include anesthesia, operating room fees, or other related expenses.
As with all surgical procedures, patients may experience some pain and tightness. Pain medication will be provided to alleviate any discomfort.
Dr. Perez-Gurri or Dr. Garcia will make a small incision under the breasts, around the nipples, or in the armpits. He will create a pocket underneath the glandular tissue or underneath the pectoral muscles in the breasts. Silicone gel breast implants are prefilled and inserted into the pocket. Saline implants are inserted deflated into the pocket and filled through a closed sterile system with saline. The incisions are sutured closed, and a surgical bra is placed.
As with all surgical procedures, breast augmentation involves several inherent risks, such as:
General anesthesia or intravenous sedation is administered during the surgery.
In 1992, there was a huge controversy questioning the safety of silicone breast implants. However, there was no scientific data found linking silicone breast implants to any diseases or other concerns that were raised at the time. Today, silicone breast implants are FDA approved as safe and effective for use in breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation is commonly combined with breast lift surgery, tummy tuck surgery, rhinoplasty, and liposuction. Often, post-pregnancy patients undergo multiple procedures to reverse the effects of childbirth in what is known as the Mommy Makeover.
If you’re not sure which procedure you need, let us help by providing additional information and answers to your questions. Schedule a consultation so our doctors can meet with you to discuss your needs, desired results and how to refresh or transform your appearance with the Breast Augmentation procedure.