About Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that adds volume to the breasts for a fuller look. It is generally known to be one of the most common cosmetic surgeries, providing women who dislike their breast size and shape with an effective solution. With the help of implants or a fat transfer, this enhancement surgery improves the contour of the breasts resulting in a gorgeous and youthful outcome. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. F. Jorge Gonzalez is experienced in implementing this treatment and performs numerous breast augmentations every year. When you have your consultation at Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, FL, Dr. Gonzalez will assess your aesthetic goals and tell you about all your options.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Gonzalez, the appropriate implant will be selected based on your body size and shape, as well as your desired outcome. Implants for augmentation are made in an assortment of shapes, sizes, profiles, and textures — each of which is considered carefully in order to reach the wanted outcome. Still, the most commonly used implant types are silicone or saline, both widely popular and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An important fact is that women considering implants made with saline must be 18 years of age or older, while patients must be a minimum of 22 years old in order to undergo treatment with silicone. Other considerations include a form-stable implant known as a gummy bear implant and fat grafting (known as a fat transfer). In addition to the type of implant used, there are other distinct factors to decide.
Breast implant size is distinguished based on the cubic centimeters (CCs) of saline or silicone used. To choose the right volume, Dr. Gonzalez will measure how much native breast tissue exists and the size you hope to achieve. In the operating room, it is normal for Dr. Gonzalez to temporarily switch out various implants to get a better idea on a suitable fit.
Implants come in either a teardrop or round shape. Both of these shapes are widely used; however, most of our patients choose a round implant. It generally looks and feels more natural while adding a fullness to the top of the breast that many patients desire.
Implant profile equates to how far out the implant looks (projection). In other words, this is what is visible from the side angle. Most projections include low to extra high ranges.
Making Your Choices
We understand all of the considerations may be overwhelming, but choosing the appropriate implant is somewhat easy once the patient's desires are understood during the consultation. These considerations, coupled with the skill of Dr. Gonzalez, help to ensure the anticipated outcome is met.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"Wonderful Surgeon - I had a breast augmentation with Dr. Gonzalez. His size recommendation was exactly what I wanted; not too big, not too small. He is an amazing surgeon and would recommend him in a heart beat."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 06, 2011
"Outstanding Service - I just had recently a breast augmentation with Dr. Gonzalez. I am extremely happy with the service and the kindness of his staff. I had friends and clients that recommended me with him and I am so thankful for the recommendation, because I look awesome!!!Thank you Dr. Gonzalez and keep the good work up!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 04, 2012
The decision to go through with breast augmentation surgery is personal. If you are thinking about having this procedure, it is essential you do it for yourself and nobody else. You should be healthy with breasts that are fully developed, and be the proper age to have implants. If you are unhappy with the aesthetics of your chest because they seem flat, you could benefit from this cosmetic breast treatment. Moreover, if your breasts have changed due to aging, nursing, or weight loss, this surgery can give them life with increased shape and fullness. It is also a welcomed option if you work out with weights or have little-to-no original breast mass.
Incision placement, as well as implant location, are factors that are generally made ahead of surgery. During breast augmentation, the chosen incision is created and then the appropriate breast implant will be placed into its position. There are two techniques that may be chosen for implant placement. These are either under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle. Where to insert the breast implant depends on varying factors, including the overall type and size of the implant, along with the expertise of Dr. Gonzalez. No matter where the incision is placed, scarring is usually minimal. Placement and location are based upon your implant size, activity level, and body type.
What to Expect
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. Following the incision, the chosen implant will be moved through the incision opening and deposited into a surgically created pocket and then secured into its correct position. Once the implant is in position, the incision is carefully secured with skin adhesives or sutures. Each patient will be taken to a private recovery space and monitored prior to being released. You will be instructed to continue wearing a recovery compression bra to help reduce swelling. Several days after surgery, the bruising and swelling will begin to slowly go away, and the breasts will start to look and feel normal as they fall into their new position. Most patients can engage in everyday activities within a few days; however, physical exertion, such as exercise, should be delayed for approximately a couple of months. Breast augmentation surgery results in gorgeous outcomes that feel and appear both normal and natural. This procedure oftentimes can be a life changer for many women, offering them the opportunity to feel more comfortable in their own skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast augmentation cost?
Your cost for breast augmentation will vary depending on your choices and whether you are getting any other surgeries. As soon as your treatment plan is made, Dr. Gonzalez will go over estimated costs, as well as financing. To make sure you are happy with your results and they last a long time, it is better to focus on quality over low costs.
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your plan might include implants, a lift, or both. Breast lift surgery removes loose skin and raises the breasts, while implants enhance the shape and size. In your consultation with Dr. Gonzalez, he will listen to your concerns and goals before discussing your treatment options. An augmentation and lift are usually included in a mommy makeover to revitalize the breasts after breastfeeding and pregnancy.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you might want to breastfeed after augmentation surgery, talk to Dr. Gonzalez during your consultation. It's usually possible to breastfeed after augmentation surgery with the right placement and technique. Breastfeeding and pregnancy can affect your results, which is why it is better to wait until your family is complete to get breast surgery.
Do implants cause breast cancer?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is investigating a link between implants and ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma). This isn't breast cancer; it is a cancer of the immune system. According to WHO (World Health Organization), implant-related ALCL is very rare and if caught early, it's highly treatable. Dr. Gonzalez encourages all patients with implants to get frequent screenings for breast cancer. You should contact Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery if you see any concerns, like swelling.
Get the Look You Want
Breast enhancement surgery with implants is a very popular surgery for many reasons. This surgery is considered safe and creates outstanding aesthetic results. With so many options available, you can achieve the bustline you have always wanted. Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery is pleased to offer this proven surgery and we welcome you to learn more. Call our office in Orlando, FL to make your initial consultation.