BREAST AUGMENTATION ORLANDO
Increase or Restore Breast Size
Breast augmentation, also known as boob job, augmentation mammaplasty, or breast enhancement surgery, increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.
Breast augmentation can; increase fullness and projection of your breasts, improve the balance of your figure making it better proportioned, restore the size and shape of your breasts that have been effected as a result of pregnancy, weight loss or aging, restore symmetry if one of your breasts is smaller than the other, and enhance your self-image and self-confidence.
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast-lift (also known as a mastopexy), can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Dr. Azad will assist you in making this decision. If you have questions about breast enhancement, or would like to request a consultation at Dr. Azad’s office in Orlando please fill out the form below.
Breast Augmentation Types
Many women have different reasons for getting a breast augmentation procedure. Whether it’s weight loss, weight gain, personal appearance, or feeling good after childbirth- there’s plenty of reasons to debate going under the knife for a breast augmentation. There are also different details regarding breast implants, type of implant, etc.
Types of Breast Implants
There are two most popular types of breast implants: Saline and Silicone. You and the surgeon will discuss which implant is right for you and the overall look you’re going for after your healing. Schedule a consult with Dr. Azad.
1. Breast Augmentation: Saline Implants
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and offer no risk to the patient in terms of extracapsular spread or silicone leakage. Saline implants are appealing to many because they generally cost less than silicone implants. In some patients, silicone may be a better option due to the rippling that may occur along the edges of the implant that can be visible in thinner women. Read more about saline implants.
2. Breast Augmentation: Silicone Implants
Silicone implants are filled with a gel-like substance that feels like natural breast tissue. They’re ideal for thin or physically active women. These implants are designed that if they were to break or leak- the silicone gel interior will remain intact within the implant. Silicone implant defects are rare- but can be detected through MRI- unlike saline implants which will deflate upon rupture. Read more about silicone implants.
The implants come in two shapes- round and teardrop. Which shape you decide upon depends on the overall look you’re going for with your new breast shape and overall appearance. Round implants are meant to sit higher on the breast tissue- while teardrops are meant to mimic the look and feel of a natural breast. They come in both smooth and textured varieties. Where they are placed within the area of the muscle depends on where the surgeon determines aesthetically they will look best. This will also determine the type of incision made prior to implant placement.
The Popular Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation Implants
Gummy Bear implants are gel-based implants that are known to retain their shape better than other saline or silicone implant types. They’re known to give more volume to the breast without the extreme shape of other implants. The gel in these implants is thicker- allowing them to retain their shape better even after rupturing.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
You will be under general anesthesia for the procedure. Your surgeon will either make an incision below your areola, at the base of your natural breast, or between your armpit and your breast. Which incision your surgeon chooses will vary depending on the procedure you’re having done, your implant choice, size, etc. Your surgeon will then place the implant either underneath the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue and over the muscle. How the implant is inserted depends on many factors like the type of implant, degree of enlargement, and body type. The surgeon will then place sutures to close the breast pocket and close your incision with sutures, surgical tape, or adhesive.
Breast Augmentation Risks
There are risks with any surgery- and breast augmentation is no exception. Risks include, but aren’t limited to scar tissue forming at the incision site, breast pain, infection, changes in breast or nipple sensation, implant position change, and leaking or rupture of the implant. There’s also a risk of skin rippling, incision rupture, and other complications. Correction of these complications may warrant future surgery or even removal of the implants and re-implantation of a new implant. There is a possible association of breast implants with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The FDA believes women with textured implants have a very low but increased risk of developing this type of cancer.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Preparation
You will have a consultation with your plastic surgeon regarding implant size, the overall look you want to achieve, and any concerns you may have prior to the procedure taking place. Before you have surgery- there are a few things to keep in mind. Breast implants do not prevent the sagging of breasts. If you are concerned about sagging breasts, you can speak to your surgeon about a breast lift in addition to a breast augmentation- which can be done in the same surgical procedure. Breast implants aren’t guaranteed to last a lifetime. This means the possibility of future augmentations to replace the implants. Insurance won’t cover the procedure. Talk to your surgeon about financing options, if available. If you opt for a silicone implant, the FDA recommends routine screenings every few years with MRI technology to check for implant rupture. You may need a mammogram before surgery to check for any cancer cells prior to your procedure. Post-op, mammograms may be more difficult due to the implants.
Breast Augmentation After Care
Follow all pre and post-op instructions from your surgeon and the surgical team. Stop all eating and drinking when told to prior to your procedure. Make sure someone can drive you home and assist in your recovery after the procedure. Keep your activity in the days and weeks post-op to a minimum. Try not to lift anything heavy- or risk opening your incision sites.
If you feel any pain or discomfort- take over-the-counter pain medication. Your doctor may prescribe pain killers as well. It may help after surgery to wear a compression bandage or sports bra for extra support. Talk to your doctor about resuming normal activities, like working out or anything strenuous after surgery. Many doctors recommend avoiding serious activity like working out or other related activities for six weeks after surgery. If you have sutures that aren’t dissolvable or you have a drainage port near your incision sites- you will need a follow-up appointment for removal a few days to a week after the surgery. Contact your surgeon if you have any symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain. You’ll need to arrange time off work to recover- as well as possible child care if you are a stay-at-home parent. If you take the prescription pain medication, it’s best not to drive while taking them. Have a reliable friend or family member drive you wherever you need to go post-op until you feel more comfortable or stop taking the prescription medications. Smoking can delay your healing process. If you do smoke- you may be asked to stop sometime before your procedure- and continue to abstain for some time after the surgery.
Breast Augmentation Costs
The cost can vary from surgeon to surgeon. View Dr. Azad's Breast Augmentation Pricing. Since it is considered elective- insurance will not cover the procedure. Costs will vary depending on the facility, hospital stay, etc. Complications from the procedure may also not be covered by insurance. Financing options for Breast Augmentations. Breast augmentation is a common procedure. Many women go through the procedure and have lasting results that they are satisfied with. If you gain or lose weight, see changes with age or postpartum, you can always have additional procedures done to correct those issues. If more than one augmentation is done- there is a risk for scar tissue complicating the procedure. Talk to your surgeon before you decide to undergo an additional procedure.
More FAQs About Breast Augmentation Surgery
How do I know what size breast implant to choose for my breast augmentation (boob job)?
Choosing your new breast size is an important decision and can be stressful, but many women find it to be the most exciting part of preparing for breast augmentation. The dimensional approach makes the most sense – choosing implants based upon your natural breast width as well as the tightness of your tissues. Once measurements are taken, you will have a range of volumes based on the amount of projection you want that will safely fit your measurements. You will be able to see samples of actual implants to size with to get an idea of what to expect during your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Azad.
For breast augmentation (boob surgery), what is the difference between silicone and saline implants?
For breast augmentation, there are two types of implants: silicone and saline. With both types, the outer shell is made of silicone, but the interior differs in material and consistency. For saline, the implants are inserted empty, and then once in place, they are filled with sterile salt water. Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel, a thick and sticky fluid that imitates the feel of human fat. Most women who choose a silicone breast augmentation say the silicone implants feel and look like natural breast tissue.
What are the different types of incisions made in a breast augmentation surgery (boob surgery)?
The two most common incisions for breast augmentation are the periareola incision and an inframmary incision. The periareola incision is made around the outline of the areola of the breast, this allows for greatest control over position of the implant, and minimizes the incision’s visibility. Disadvantages of this incision are that some patients lose nipple sensation, or have a higher sensation. The other most common incision is an inframmary incision, which is a 4-5 cm incision along the crease or fold of the breast. This incision type will bypass going to your nipple and breast tissue, and allows for direct access to the muscle, but may leave a scar along the lower portion of the breast that can easily be hidden under a bra or swimsuit.
When having a breast augmentation (boob job), what is the difference in having the implant placed above or below the muscle?
During a breast augmentation, an implant place above the muscle is positioned between the chest muscle and the breast tissue itself, also called a subglandular placement. A submuscular placement is where the implant is positioned under the chest muscles. Submuscular placement will provide more coverage, less rippling and palpability of the implants, less chance of getting capsular contracture, and better mammogram detection. For the majority of patients, the under the muscle placement is preferred, however there are few certain situations over the muscle placement will be the better choice, and Dr. Azad will go over those situations during a breast augmentation consultation.
What is the expected recovery time for a breast augmentation surgery?
Recovery time is highly dependent on the patient and how their body responds to breast augmentation surgery. Before leaving the center, you will be given specific instructions on how to care for your breasts, medications to use, and when to follow-up with Dr. Azad. You will wear a support bra 24 hours a day for the first week or two and will need to clean and apply ointment to the incision sites as directed. The initial recovery period after a breast augmentation is 24 to 48 hours, with additional reduced activity period for a few weeks. Soreness and swelling can be expected for a few weeks. Exercise and normal activity can resume typically a month after your breast augmentation surgery.
Does breast augmentation (boob job) correct dropping breasts?
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift, can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation.
Where can I see before and after photographs of breast augmentation?
You can see before and after breast augmentation results here!