For many individuals, small breasts, uneven breasts, or breasts that have experienced volume loss over time may be a point of concern. Genetics, age, or other significant life events like childbirth can cause some of these concerns. Breast augmentation surgery can provide a solution by enhancing the size and shape of the breasts.
At eSSe Plastic Surgery in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, we combine science, art, and technology to achieve results that align well with your aesthetic goals. While these three components are part of every surgery we perform, what truly sets us apart is both Dr. Tracey Stokes and Dr. Laura Sudarsky’s eye for the female form, paired with their unparalleled expertise. Trusting us with your surgery means placing yourself in the hands of surgeons who prioritize precision and employ the best technology and methods.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgery that uses breast implants to enlarge the breasts or improve their symmetry. While size increase is an important part of the process, this surgery focuses on offering customized solutions, allowing individuals to achieve desired proportions and contours. Our approach is all about listening to what you want from your breast augmentation and then developing a plan that suits your goals.
Reasons for Choosing Breast Augmentation
One of the benefits of breast augmentation is the correction of asymmetrical breasts. It’s not uncommon for individuals to have one breast slightly different in size or shape than the other. Through breast augmentation, we can address this imbalance, ensuring both your breasts complement each other harmoniously.
Increased Breast Size
The decision to enhance the bust often stems from a desire for a more pronounced or fuller appearance. There is a wide array of different-sized breast implants, making breast augmentation surgery a completely customizable surgery.
Breast reconstruction is a specialized procedure distinct from purely cosmetic augmentations. It’s typically pursued after events like mastectomy due to breast cancer or other traumatic injuries. In these cases, breast augmentation plays a crucial role in recreating a natural-looking breast, restoring both physical appearance and personal comfort.
Types of Breast Implant
When considering breast augmentation, saline implants might be one option you come across. These implants are filled with sterile salt water (saline). If the implant shell were to leak, the saline would be safely absorbed and expelled by the body naturally. Saline implants can provide a firm feel and can be adjusted for firmness and amount of augmentation, depending on the amount of saline that is inserted during surgery.
Silicone implants are filled with a viscous silicone gel. Many people find that these types of implants more closely resemble genuine breast tissue when compared with saline implants. However, routine checks are always recommended with silicone implants, as the body doesn’t absorb silicone in case of rupture and you may not know that a rupture has occurred.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants are silicone implants that maintain their shape even if the implant shell breaks, thanks to the thicker silicone gel inside them. They’re called “gummy bear” because the consistency of the gel inside the implant is similar to gummy bear candies. They are designed with a teardrop shape to mimic a natural breast shape.
Extra Large Implants
Everyone has a unique perception of beauty. While some seek modest enhancement, others may desire a more pronounced change. We recognize and respect these individual preferences. For those looking to make a bolder statement with their breast enlargement, we offer extra-large breast implant procedures. With options extending up to 1000cc, we’re equipped to help you achieve the look you’ve envisioned at our Fort Lauderdale practice.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Our breast augmentations are performed under general anesthesia in a hospital ambulatory surgery suite. This environment ensures you are monitored closely by board-certified anesthesiologists, guaranteeing the highest standards of safety.
There are various incision types, and the choice largely depends on the kind of implant, degree of enlargement, your body anatomy, and patient-surgeon preference. Common incision techniques include inframammary (underneath the breast), periareolar (around the nipple), and transaxillary (within the armpit). The goal is to ensure the incisions are as discreet as possible, minimizing visible scarring.
There are two common implant placement options based on a person’s anatomy and the look they want to achieve. The implant can be positioned under the pectoral muscle, which is called “submuscular” placement, or above the pectoral muscle but behind the breast tissue, known as “subglandular” placement. Each placement has its advantages, and the decision will be made based on what’s best for your unique needs.
Closing the Incisions
Once the implants are securely in place, the incisions are meticulously closed to minimize scarring. During this phase of the breast augmentation surgery, care is taken to ensure that the breast contours are symmetrical and that the closure will heal cleanly and discretely.
Breast Augmentation Recovery Process
Post-surgery, it’s essential to follow specific care instructions to ensure smooth breast augmentation recovery. Initially, you might experience swelling and discomfort, but these are typical and will subside with time. Wearing a surgical bra and refraining from strenuous activities for a few weeks can aid in the healing process. Regular follow-up appointments will help monitor your recovery and ensure the desired outcomes are achieved.
Long-Term Care and Maintenance of Breast Implants
The benefits of breast augmentation can last for many years with the right care. To maintain the integrity and appearance of your implants, periodic check-ups are recommended. It’s also important to be aware of any changes in the shape or feel of your implants since this could indicate a need for revision or replacement.
Want More Information About Breast Augmentation? Call Today!
Considering breast augmentation is a significant decision, and it’s crucial to place your trust in experienced professionals. At eSSe Plastic Surgery in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, we’re committed to providing solutions that align with your aesthetic aspirations. Ready to take the next step? Reach out to us at (954) 800-2163 or fill out our online form for a personalized consultation.