About Breast Augmentation
Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that adds volume to breasts for a fuller appearance. It is known as one of the most common cosmetic surgeries, giving women who are unhappy with their breast size numerous options for improvement. Using breast implants or fat grafting, this cosmetic treatment improves breast size and shape to produce a gorgeous and balanced outcome. Plastic surgeons Dr. David G. Genecov, Dr. Carlos Raul Barceló and Dr. Huay-Zong Law are highly trained to implement this procedure and perform many breast augmentations year round. During your consultation at Genecov Plastic Surgery Group in Dallas, TX, our plastic surgeons will address your concerns and aesthetic desires and provide you with all of the options available, as well as tailor a surgical plan to exceed your goals.
The choice to undergo breast augmentation surgery is a personal one for our patients. If you are considering this surgery, it is important you do it for youself. Patients should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are formed, past puberty, and of appropriate age to receive implants. Patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts because they look flat may benefit from this surgery. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by age, pregnancy, or weight loss, this surgery can bring them back to life with increased volume. It is also a welcomed answer for women who weight train or have limited native breast tissue.
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About Breast Implants
When you are in the consultation, the correct implant will be chosen based on your body frame as well as your desired outcome. Breast implants come in varying sizes and shapes — each of which are taken into consideration in order to achieve the desired outcome. Today, the most commonly chosen breast implants are saline or silicone, which are both widely approved and safe to use per the FDA. It is important to mention that women considering saline breast implants must be 18 years of age, while in order to receive surgery with silicone, patients must be 22 years of age. Two other types of augmentations include Gummy bear implants, as well as an autologous approach through fat grafting. Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other notable factors to consider:
Implant size is chosen based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To choose the correct amount, we decipher how much original tissue exists, as well as the size you wish to attain. During surgery, it is normal for the surgeon to temporarily place multiple implants to get an idea on the better fit.
Breast implants are produced in either a round or teardrop shape. Both shapes are commonly used; however, the majority of our patients choose a round shape. It often appears more natural and adds fullness to the top portion of the breast that many patients want.
Breast implant profile references the projection. Meaning, this is what you see from the side view. The most common projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.
While these options may seem overwhelming, choosing the right implant is actually quite easy once the objectives are discussed during the private meeting. These considerations, paired with our plastic surgeons' skill, helps to create optimal outcomes.
Incision type, as well as implant location, are factors that will need to be made prior to surgery. During breast augmentation, an incision is made and then the chosen implant will be slipped into its position. There are a couple of methods that may be applied for implant placement. These include either submuscular placement (under the pec muscle), or submammary/subglandular placement (over the pec muscle). The choice as to where to place the implant and incision location is based on numerous factors. This includes the size and type of implant, as well as the opinion of the surgeon. Regardless of incision type, scarring is usually minimal. Implant placement is determined based on body type, implant size, and lifestyle.
What to Expect
Cosmetic breast surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery using general anesthesia. After completing the incision, the chosen implant will be placed through the incision and deposited into a surgically created pocket, and then fitted into its proper position. Following the placement of the implant, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesives. All patients will be taken into our recovery area and monitored before being released. Patients will be sent home wearing a medical sports bra to assist with swelling. Within a few days, the swollen feeling will start to dissipate and the breasts will begin to feel normal as they get used to their new position. Most patients can resume normal activities within several days; however, exercise should be avoided for approximately 6 – 8 weeks. Breast augmentation surgery produces beautiful outcomes that look and feel normal. This treatment oftentimes can be life changing for so many individuals, allowing them the chance to feel more confident.
Get the Look You Want
Cosmetic breast surgery is popular for so many reasons. This surgery is FDA approved for safety and effectiveness as it often produces outstanding outcomes. With an abundance of enhancement options, patients can achieve the appearance they have always dreamed of. Our Dallas, TX aesthetic center is proud to provide this cosmetic treatment and we invite you to learn more. Call our front desk to schedule your first office visit.