Breasts that match your personal vision of beauty.
A breast augmentation, which may be called “breast enlargement,” or in common terms, a “boob job,” is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. You may choose to have a breast augmentation if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, or your breasts appear deflated due to dramatic weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. A breast augmentation can also resolve unevenly-sized breasts.
Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?
If you feel unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, the problem can have a big impact on your confidence and quality of life. You may shy away from intimacy, or feel embarrassed about the size or shape of your breasts. If you are in good general health and do not smoke, your life can be transformed with among the best breast augmentation surgery Miami has to offer.
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What is the cost of breast augmentation?
The cost of breast augmentation varies, based upon the type and brand of implant, and the surgical procedure. It is typically in the range of $5,000 to $8,000. Cost is always an important factor, but what is more important is that the procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon who uses a meticulous surgical technique, and who is known for creating beautiful, natural results.
- Gummy bear implants: These are also called “form-stable” or “anatomically shaped” implants, produced in a teardrop shape to more accurately mimic natural breasts. However, round implants can produce a very similar shape.
- Saline: Saline implants require a smaller incision, as many styles are filled after placement. They are heavier, but have some advantages, including that when a (rare) rupture occurs, it is obvious and can be corrected very quickly.
- Silicone: Many women opt for silicone breast implants, as they are the most natural in weight and bounce, closely mimicking natural breast tissue.
The incisions may be placed in various locations, depending on the patient and the size and shape of the implant. Larger implants naturally require a bigger incision, which is most often placed in the natural breast fold.
The most commonly used implants are round. You now have the option of teardrop-shaped implants, which were designed to create a more natural look.
Location of incisions
The incisions can be placed in various locations, with three basic approaches. The decision about where to place the incisions will be based on the size and type of implants you choose. The three types of surgical approaches are:
- Inframmamary: In the breast crease.
- Perioareolar: Around the areola, the dark tissue surrounding the nipple.
- Transaxillary: Within the armpit, only used when placing saline implants.
After your breast augmentation, you will experience some bruising, swelling and soreness in the breasts. This can last from a few days to a week or two. We recommend that patients get as much rest as possible following their procedure, which includes limiting any form of physical activity. This allows the body to heal properly and will help you recover sooner. You will need to sleep on your back and avoid putting any pressure or stress on the incisions. The implants take some time to “settle” into the final location on your chest wall.
Breast implants come in a wide array of sizes, measured in ccs rather than cup size. They are available in sizes ranging from 100 to 800 ccs. You may want a C cup or D cup, and our plastic surgeon can help you choose the size that matches your vision.
Day of your surgery
You will arrive early and be prepped for surgery. Most breast augmentations are performed under intravenous sedation, so you won’t remember much, if anything, about the procedure itself.
You will become alert in the recovery area, where you are being monitored by a medical professional. Once awake and alert, you will be released to return home, under the care of another person.
In the first stage of healing, it is normal to feel some pain, numbness, and experience swelling or bruising. After one week, these symptoms have diminished, but not fully.
In two weeks, your new breasts are starting to look as they should, settling into place. You are still restricted from lifting or stretching. The implants will be slightly lower on your chest as they have dropped into position.
You are feeling great, and your new breasts are starting to look natural. You should not be in pain, and your incisions have healed. You are still restricted from vigorous exercise.
Your breasts now appear as if you were born with them. The incisions have not fully faded, but because they are hidden, you are free to wear bikini tops or low-cut garments with confidence.
The incision lines are fading away, and you are likely feeling very comfortable with your new breasts – they feel like a natural part of you.
Your breasts will feel natural, and you are enjoying your new figure with confidence. At one year after your procedure, the full results of your breast augmentation are present.
Risks of breast augmentation
The risks of breast augmentation are very low when the procedure is performed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon, but include excessive bleeding, anesthesia reactions, blood clots, or hematoma.
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What is breast implant removal?
A breast implant removal is the surgical removal of implants that the patient no longer wants. Patients may choose to get their implants removed if they are unhappy with the results or if the implants have shifted over time. This procedure is very similar to the breast implant procedure. It is also possible to replace old implants with new ones during implant removal. For breast implant removal, it is likely that Dr. Afrooz will use the original insertion point to remove the implants in order to eliminate any additional scarring.
What can I expect from a breast augmentation procedure?
During breast augmentation, incisions can be made in a few different areas depending on the situation. These incisions can be made in the armpit, around the nipple, or underneath the breast fold. Once incisions are made, the implants will be inserted either above or below the chest muscle. This procedure is typically performed in less than two hours.
If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul N. Afrooz.