Breast Augmentation Miami (Breast Implants)

Breast Augmentation in Miami by Top Plastic Surgeons

Breast Augmentation or an Augmentation Mammoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves breast enhancement or breast enlargement. This procedure can be done using silicone implants, saline implants or by using your own body fat.

This surgery can be performed using IV anesthesia or General anesthesia. A breast augmentation procedure not only enhances or enlarges the breast,

But can also be helpful in correcting asymmetrical and sagging breasts. Lack of symmetry can occur due to natural factors. Sagging breasts come along ageing. It can also help you regain fuller, more prominent breasts after you have undergone a lumpectomy or mastectomy procedure.

WHY BREAST SURGERY ?

The size and type of breast implant recommended for you will be determined by your goals for breast augmentation, your current body frame and mass, and your existing breast tissue.

Since the medical field has evolved, surgical procedures can now be carried out using your own body fat, as compared to earlier when implants were used. The procedures are guaranteed to be safe and performed by Board certified plastic surgeons.
This procedure can be undergone simply to achieve more youthful, fuller breasts as well as to proportionate, get rid of sagging or reconstruct breasts after undergoing a breast removal surgery. A breast augmentation along with a breast lift surgery is ideal to address the problem of sagging breasts. Candidates who usually undergo a breast augmentation deal with:

1. Lack of fullness or firmness of breasts.
2. Asymmetrical or deformed breasts
3. Post mastectomy or lumpectomy
4. Disproportionate overall body
5. Tubular breast shape
6. Small breasts

HOW IS A BREAST AUGMENTATION PERFORMED ?

Transgendered men today, do not only feel like women, but also wish to look like them.

A Breast augmentation procedure can be performed in two hours. The anesthesia used can be local anesthesia, IV anesthesia or general anesthesia. Preferably, local anesthesia is used to perform the surgery. Local anesthesia gives an edge over performing the procedure with general anesthesia as it can help in faster and better recovery of the patient, prevent nausea post surgery and eliminate the risk of a pulmonary embolism or a fat embolism.

Most patients choose to undergo the breast surgery using breast implants. In order to perform a breast augmentation using implants, patients are asked to discuss and choose among the following decisions:

  • Saline or silicone implants
  • Round or oval
  • Moderate profile, high profile or extra high profile
  • Size of implants
  • Surface of implants (textured or smooth)
  • Placement of implants ( location of the incision)
  • Include or exclude a ‘breast lift’

Over or under the muscle

ARE THERE ANY SIZES AND STYLES AVAILABLE ?

The potential risks and complications of surgery are rare but the most common ones include reactions to anesthesia, blood accumulation that may need to be drained surgically and infection.

When planning to undergo a breast augmentation, there are a lot of details to choose from. This choice is completely dependent on the patient. A person can choose the size of the implants, i.e. how big does the patient want his breasts to get after the surgery.

These choices should be made considering the body type of the patient. The top three implant sizes that patients usually choose from are 350cc, 400cc and 450cc silicone.

The patient can also try on actual implants by inserting them inside the bra to get a rough idea of how their breasts are going to look after surgery. You can place them inside different bra sizes to try during your consult. The most preferred implant size is 400cc. The implant size also depends on the body frame and average metrics of the patient.

You can either choose from a moderate profile, high profile or evtra high profile. Moderate profile should be preferred when the patient has a skinny body structure. High profile implants are used to make the breasts look more prominent or protruding.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SILICONE AND SALINE BREAST IMPLANTS ?

Silicone implants give a much more natural feel as compared to saline implants. Silicone implants are a much more preferred choice over saline implants by most women. Silicone implants are considered to be medically safe and all of the FDA studies have concluded that these do not cause any disease.

Saline implants are also not much preferred because they do not feel like a water sac inside the body as it is surrounded by various amounts of skin, fat and muscle. When folds in the implant shell are visible through skin, it is known as rippling. Silicone implants have much less tendency to show rippling.

Saline implants however require only as small incision as compared to a silicone implant. The saline implant is inserted into the breast in full gel form. They are inserted empty and then filled with saline after placing it into the breast cavity

WHAT ARE THE PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS ?

Some of the pre-operative instructions before undergoing a breast surgery are:
1. Get an overall medical health checkup (laboratory tests and EKG) clearing you for surgery.
2. Any women over the age of 35 would require to bring along a mammogram done within the last one year.
3. A pregnancy test has to be undergone as surgery cannot take place if you are pregnant.
4. Two weeks prior to surgery, do not take any products containing aspirin.
5. Two weeks prior to surgery, get rid from all nicotine products, including cigarettes, pipe tobacco and nicotine patches.
6. Avoid alcohol intake a week prior to surgery.
7. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day of surgery.

WHAT IS THE POST- OPERATIVE RECOVERY LIKE?

Post surgery, these are some of the following actions that you should plan for:
1. Resume work only after a week post surgery
2. Avoid driving for upto 1 week minimum
3. Take ample rest and keep your intake of fluids high.

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