Breast Augmentation in Weston, Florida
Breast size and shape can be central to your body image and can have a significant effect on the contours of your body. Women may be unhappy with their breasts for several reasons, some of which include having naturally small breasts and experiencing volume loss after pregnancy or weight loss.
Breast augmentation helps women achieve their desired breast size and contour, which can improve confidence and self-image.
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Augmentation?
- Enhance breast volume
- Improve breast shape
- Create more feminine contours
- Restore breasts after pregnancy
- Restore breasts after major weight loss
- Achieve breast symmetry
Preparing for Breast Augmentation
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you:
- Desire to improve the size and shape of your breasts
- Are over the age of 18
- Avoid smoking
- Are in good overall health
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have realistic expectations for your results
What Is a Breast Augmentation Consultation Like?
Dr. Messa seeks to provide comprehensive care for each of his patients. In order to do this, Dr. Messa and his team customize the consultation to fit your individual needs. During the consultation process, you will:
- Meet with our patient care coordinator, who will provide you with more information about the procedure
- Meet and become familiar with the Western Cosmetic Surgery Center team
- Undergo an examination by Dr. Messa
- Discuss your concerns and goals
- See photos of other patients’ results
What Is the Cost of Breast Augmentation?
The cost of breast augmentation relies on several factors, including the preferences and needs of the patient. The cost of your procedure will be based on the expertise of your surgeon, surgical fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, implant type, and location. It is also important to consider any possible post-procedure costs such as surgical bras.
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center also offers financing options with CareCredit®, Alphaeon Credit®, and Lending USA™.
What Is the Breast Augmentation Procedure Like?
Breast augmentation, also called augmentation mammoplasty, is an enhancement surgery that adds volume and shape to the breasts using implants. This procedure is done with general anesthesia. An incision is made, and the implant of your choice is inserted and positioned within the breast pocket. The incisions are then carefully closed.
What Are My Breast Implant Options?
In order to achieve your ideal bust, you will choose from the following options for your implants:
Breast implants are made with a silicone shell and can be filled with one of the following materials:
- Silicone: Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel and are popular because they closely resemble the look and feel of natural breast tissue. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and tend to be lighter than saline implants. These implants are less prone to leaks, rupture, and rippling; however, they do require a larger incision in order to be inserted.
- Saline: Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. These implants have a rounder shape and are firmer than natural breast tissue. Unlike silicone implants, saline implants are filled after the silicone shell is inserted. This method allows for better positioning and symmetry as well as much smaller incisions.
Implant shape will have an effect on the projection of the bust as well as the contours of the breasts. We offer round, spherical implants that provide more fullness in the upper breast.
Where Will My Implants Be Placed?
Implants can be placed either above or below your pectoral muscle.
- Submuscular: The implant is placed under the pectoral muscle. This method may be ideal for women with thin breast tissue. It produces a more natural look, but surgery and recovery may take longer.
- Subglandular: The implant is placed between the breast tissue and the chest muscle. This method may be better for women who enjoy body sculpting through exercise. The surgery and recovery can be shorter, but the implants may be more prone to rippling.
Where Will My Breast Augmentation Incisions Be Made?
There are also different options for incision placement. Incisions can be made in one of the following locations:
- Inframammary: The fold underneath the breast that connects your breast to your ribcage is called in inframammary fold. An incision can be made along this crease in order to insert the implant. This method is often preferred because it reduces the chances of post-operative complications and offers easier concealment of scars.
- Periareolar: With this method, the incision is made around the upper portion of the areola. The scar is mostly hidden by the dark pigment at the edge of the areola and fades over time.
- Transaxillary: An incision is made in the armpit, and the implant is tunneled through and positioned within the breast pocket. The implant is then filled once it is in the proper position. This option is popular for those concerned about scarring, as the scar is in the armpit and easily concealed.
What Is Recovery Like After Breast Augmentation?
Following the procedure, you will need to have someone drive and stay with you for the first 24 to 48 hours. Post-surgical garments such as compression garments or surgical bras may be needed to help the implants heal in the correct position. Sleeping in an elevated position during the first week is advised to improve circulation and minimize swelling. Your surgeon will advise you as to when you may resume exercise, and most patients can return to work within one week. Bruising, swelling, and slight tightness or pressure around the breasts is common for the first one to two weeks following the procedure. Due to the swelling, the breasts may feel firm for three to four weeks. Oral medication will be prescribed to alleviate any associated pain or discomfort. Residual swelling should fully subside four to six months following the procedure.
When Will I See Results After Breast Augmentation Surgery? You will be able to see the results of your breast augmentation immediately. While the size enhancement will be visible immediately, your final results will be most visible after a few weeks when swelling subsides and the skin stretches to accommodate the larger breast size.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I combine my breast augmentation with a breast lift?
While a breast augmentation can improve the size and shape of the breasts and may provide a slight lift, it cannot effectively correct severe breast sagging the way breast lift surgery can. A breast lift combined with breast augmentation will enhance breast volume and shape while also lifting drooping breasts and tightening loose skin.
Your surgeon will advise you on whether a combination of these procedures would fit your needs.
What is scarring like after a breast augmentation?
The level of scarring will depend on where the incisions are placed, your body’s healing abilities, and skin tone. If you are more prone to scarring genetically, you may experience more scarring than normal. Transaxillary incisions produce the most discreet scars; however, no matter which method is chosen, scar fading creams may be able to aid in the reduction of scarring.
Will I be able to breastfeed after a breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery can cause some damage to milk ducts that are within the breast, but there are generally adequate healthy ducts after the procedure for normal breastfeeding. The ability to breastfeed will vary from patient to patient, just as it would if they hadn’t had breast augmentation. Talk to your surgeon if breastfeeding after breast augmentation is a concern of yours.
Will I need to get my breast implants replaced at some point after my augmentation?
Breast implants are designed to be long lasting; however, your implants will need to be replaced eventually. Breast implants tend to last up to 10 years. Routine checkups every one to two years may be necessary. These checkups can help to detect any complications with the implants that may require revision or removal. You may also find that your preferences for your breast aesthetics change over time, in which case a breast implant removal or revision is also an option.