Breast Augmentation In Orlando, FL


Women who dislike their breasts’ size or shape often seek breast augmentation surgery to enhance their physical contour and emotional comfort. Dr. F. Jorge Gonzalez of Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery performs breast augmentation for women in Orlando, Florida.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Candidates for breast augmentation are women whose breasts have lost shape or volume after aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. Women may also choose breast enhancement to adjust asymmetrical breasts or enlarge breasts that are smaller than they prefer.

The ideal candidate for breast augmentation is a healthy individual whose breasts are fully developed. Candidates must not be pregnant or breastfeeding and should have realistic expectations about what to expect from the procedure. Those seeking silicone implants must be 22 years of age or older, while those seeking saline implants must be 18 years of age or older. 

Women who are also experiencing premature sagging may consider combining their breast augmentation with a breast lift.

What Are My Breast Augmentation Options?

Breast implants come in various profiles, shapes, and sizes, with each one producing a different outcome. Implants are either round or shaped like a teardrop (anatomical). Patients tend to use round implants as it adds to the fullness to the top of the breast.

Breast augmentation is a highly specialized procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Gonzalez, you will be asked to consider the following options.

What Types of Breast Implant Can I Choose?

There are several types of breast implants, each with different advantages. Dr. Gonzalez offers three common breast implant types.

Customizing Your Breast Implant

Saline Implant

  • Round implants that consist of sterile saltwater encased in a durable silicone shell
  • Has a smooth texture
  • Is more prone to rippling than silicone implants

Silicone Implant

  • Round or shaped implants that consist of a silicone gel encased in a durable silicone shell
  • Has a smooth texture
  • Mimics the feel and texture of natural breast tissue

Gummy Bear

  • Round or anatomical (shaped) implants that are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel
  • Has a smooth texture
  • Provides a natural look and feel

Where Will My Breast Augmentation Incisions Be?

Dr. Gonzalez may use one of four breast incision locations depending on your needs and desires.

Inframammary Incision

  • The incision is made along the inframammary fold (crease beneath the breast)
  • The resulting scar is easy to conceal beneath bras and bathing suits

Periareolar Incision

  • The incision is made around the areola
  • The darker skin of the areola commonly camouflages the resulting scar

Crescent Incision

  • The incision is made along the top half of the areola
  • The resulting scar is commonly camouflaged by the darker skin of the areola

Transaxillary Incision

  • The incision is made within the armpit, and the implant is tunneled through
  • This placement eliminates the need for scarring on the breast
  • May not be appropriate for all patients

Where Will My Breast Implant be Placed?

At Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Gonzalez prefers submuscular implant placement. This means the breast implants will be placed beneath the pectoral muscle. This placement allows for a more natural look and feel.

What Is My Breast Augmentation Recovery Like?

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. Once the surgery is finished, the patient goes to a private recovery space and is monitored before they are released. Patients will need someone to drive them home after surgery and monitor them for 24 to 48 hours.

Patients will need to wear a recovery compression bra to reduce swelling and promote blood circulation. This compression garment speeds the healing process and helps ensure that the implants settle correctly. Patients can resume everyday activities within a few days and light exercise as soon as they feel capable of doing so (heavy lifting should still be avoided).

Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and other physical activities for a few weeks or until cleared by Dr. Gonzalez.

What Is My Breast Augmentation Recovery Like?

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. Once the surgery is finished, the patient goes to a private recovery space and is monitored before they are released. Patients will need someone to drive them home after surgery and monitor them for 24 to 48 hours.

Patients will need to wear a recovery compression bra to reduce swelling and promote blood circulation. This compression garment speeds the healing process and helps ensure that the implants settle correctly. Patients can resume everyday activities within a few days and light exercise as soon as they feel capable of doing so (heavy lifting should still be avoided).

Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and other physical activities for a few weeks or until cleared by Dr. Gonzalez.

What Results Can I Expect From Breast Augmentation?

For many women, breast augmentation surgery is a life-changing experience that brings gorgeous outcomes that appear natural. Incisions may take several months or years to fade, depending on the skin and underlying tissues. Bras or bathing suits usually conceal the scars, and all scars fade over time.

Acute pain is normal and usually subsides within the first five days. Soreness and swelling may last a few weeks. That being said, breast enhancement surgery is considered a safe way to create outstanding aesthetic results.

The results of your breast augmentation are known to last many years. As breast implants are not guaranteed to last forever, you should undergo routine MRIs or ultrasounds to verify the integrity of your implants.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation

How long will my breast implants last?

For most patients, breast implants last between 10 and 15 years. In some cases, implants may last longer; however, most patients replace their breast implants at some point. 

As implants age, the risk of complications, such as implant rupture, increases. For saline implants, a rupture is noticeable immediately. For silicone implants, ruptures can be difficult to detect. Patients with breast implants should undergo periodic screenings to ensure their breast implants are in good shape. 

These MRI screenings are not the same as a mammogram and do not replace your need for mammograms.

How much does breast augmentation cost?

The cost of breast augmentation in Orlando varies depending on the type of implant chosen, the size of the implant, and other specifications. There are also several additional fees that can vary, such as facility and anesthesiologist fees. 

Dr. Gonzalez will provide you with a personalized breast augmentation price during your consultation. 

How long does breast augmentation take?

Breast augmentation surgery usually takes between one and two hours to perform. Patients should expect to remain under observation for another hour or two after surgery to ensure there are no complications. This is important as breast enhancement surgery is performed under general anesthesia. 

Patients should expect to spend between two and five hours total at our office before returning home.

Can breast enhancement be combined with other plastic surgery procedures?

Breast augmentation is commonly combined with breast lift surgery for a combined augmentation and lift procedure

Patients may also choose to add liposuction or a tummy tuck as part of a Mommy Makeover procedure.  

Interested in Breast Augmentation in Orlando, FL?

At Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery, our goal is to not only ensure your safety and comfort but also provide luxurious service and top quality results. If you would like to learn more about the procedure and the cost of your breast augmentation in Orlando, Florida, call us at 404-477-1628 or fill out our online contact form today.

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