BREAST AUGMENTATION MIAMI
The Breast augmentation Miami surgery, also known as the augmentation mammoplasty, or “boob job,” is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the size and appearance of the breasts to achieve symmetry. Within this article, we will touch upon the benefits, ideal candidates, highly reviewed plastic surgeons, pricing and so much more about the breast augmentation procedure.
What is a Breast Augmentation?
A breast augmentation aims to restore volume and increase size of the breast through placement of saline or silicone implants or fat transfer under the chest muscle or breast tissue, which creates a more attractive and balanced figure.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) defines this procedure as:
“Breast augmentation, also known as "breast aug" or "boob job", involves using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts, to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, to achieve a more rounded shape, or to improve natural breast size asymmetry.”
The goal of an augmentation mammoplasty is to either augment the breasts or restore the volume, however is not the same procedure as a breast lift. Some women may need to undergo a breast lift and breast augmentation in order to achieve the appearance of fuller looking breasts they desire. These options are something to discuss with your certified breast plastic surgeon at Jolie Plastic Surgery during your initial consultation. An augmentation has been found to make a woman feel beautiful and more confident within their body.
Candidates for breast augmentation
The best candidates for a breast augmentation procedure are those who fully understand all aspects of the procedure and the factors that lie within it. It is essential to have realistic expectations and a positive mindset.
It is important that the patient be in good health standing with no underlying heart, lung, and neurological conditions. The ideal candidate for the surgery are individuals who wish to enhance the size of their breasts and are ready to dedicate a few weeks for post-operative care for the best breast results.
Benefits of getting a boob job
Over the last decade, the number of breast enhancements performed has been increasing at an astonishing rate, and for good reason. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the breast enhancement or “boob job” procedure has ranked number as one of most frequently performed cosmetic procedures since 2006.
A breast enlargement is done for several reasons which can vary depending on the woman and her goals. One of the main benefits of this procedure is to enlarge women’s naturally small breasts and restore symmetry. Others seek this procedure in order to restore the shape and size of their breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. Additionally, it can serve as a reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. Regardless of your reason for undergoing a breast cosmetic procedure, the certified plastic surgeons at Jolie Plastic Surgery can give you results that will undoubtedly boost your self-esteem and confidence.
Breast Augmentation Miami Options: Breast implants vs. Fat Transfer
The fat transfer breast size increase may seem like a good idea for those women considering augmentation mammoplasty but recent studies and results have proved inconclusive results. It seems that fat transfer does give a more “natural” finish since it is simply the same body fat being transferred but only a small change is usually seen. For those thinking of going through with a breast fat transfer understand that:
- Only one cup size increase is possible through this surgery
- Fat transfer place in the deep pectoral area can calcify which can unfortunately be mistaken for a tumor or cyst
- There is a possibility oil cysts and rough scarring may develop
- Results are changeable and oftentimes various procedures are needed to sessions to achieve the patient’s desired breast size
The latest research is also inconclusive on the safety of this procedure. It does not support that fat transfer breast enhancement is safer than breast implant augmentation. However, you should see an experienced board certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation in order to determine if you an ideal candidate for this procedure.
Types of Breast Implants
Many women wonder which implants provide the most “natural looking” breast augmentation results during their initial consultation. The certified breast doctors at Jolie will explain that there are two different natural breasts implant options- saline vs. silicone. Breast implants come in different sizes, shapes, and textures ; however, depending on various factors specific to the patient’s health, age, and personal goals, the doctor will decide (together with the patient) which breast implant option is best.
Silicone breast implants contain an outer casing of silicone with silicone gel inside. The gel has a sticky and thick consistency mimicking the texture of human fat. Silicone implants offer:
- Various sizes ranging from 100-1000 cc
- Textured or smooth shells
- Most “natural feeling” breast implant
- Great option for women over the age of 22
Saline breast implants also have a silicone outer shell but are most often filled during the procedure with sterile salt water. While some implants come pre-filled, most Miami breast specialists prefer to insert them empty and fill them once there are in the right place.
Saline implants offer:
- Various sizes ranging from 100-1000 cc
- Textured or smooth shells
- More appropriate sizing due to being filled after insertion
- Great option for women over the age of 18
Natural Breast Implant Size
Breast implant sizes range between 100 to 1000 cc. The most common and natural breast implant sizes are usually between 300 and 500 cc. Choosing the appropriate size for a breast augmentation Miami depends on the patient’s diameter, height and body shape. Women with a stronger build may carry larger implants a little better. If you have a leaner or smaller body shape, smaller breast implants may be a better option for you.
Textured vs. Smooth Implant
When choosing a breast implant options, you must also decide on the type of texture you want. Below or some options to help you decide which breast implant provides the best results:
Textured breast implants provide:
- Textured feeling
- Less possibility of implant shifting
Smooth implants provide:
- Thin skin contributing to a softer feel
- Decreased chance of rippling
- Less Expensive than textured implant
Breast Implant Shape
Breast implants also come in different shapes: round and teardrop. The round shape is the commonly requested implant which resembles a compressed sphere, all while still providing a natural looking breast implant result. This type of implant creates a more full and symmetrical look at the top of the breasts during a breast enhancement. Because the implant is round, rotation or movement of the implant is not an issue.
The as “gummy bear implants,” often referred to as the Teardrop shaped implant, creates an even more natural looking breast implant look. As a gummy bear has a rounder bottom, these implants provide a fuller bottom of breast as opposed to focusing on the top of the breast. The gummy bear implant provides a textured shell to prevent movement or rotation of the implant.
Find a Good Surgeon for Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
We always suggest that patients perform thorough research when deciding which plastic surgeon to perform any procedure on their body. Remember that the results for cosmetic procedures are supposed to be durable; therefore, you should be very comfortable with your doctor. We suggest looking into the doctor’s educational history, training, and previous work such as before and afters.
The best boob job doctors take the time to listen to your desires based on your initial consultation. They will properly evaluate you in determining if you an ideal candidate for this procedure. After the evaluation, they will discuss what breast incision and technique best suits your body composition. And finally, together with a patient, they will decide on the goal from the procedure.
Dedicated surgeons will also provide you with individualized instructions for post- operative care. They will be willing to display some of their work such as before and after pictures so that patients can get a better sense of the surgeons’ technique. The best breast augmentation doctor will also be at the patient’s disposal by willing to address any questions or concerns a patient may have.
Preparing for a breast enlargement surgery
At Jolie Plastic Surgery, we understand that preparing for your breast procedure can be overwhelming and nerve-wrecking. At the initial consultation, your surgeon will perform a physical exam and run through your complete medical history to ensure that you are an ideal candidate. He/she may also recommend a mammogram to track any possible changes in breast tissue. Your surgeon will provide you with a list of pre-operative safety instructions that you must follow.
Some of these may include:
- Blood work or nicotine testing laboratory weeks prior to surgery
- Stop intake of blood thinners or anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and Vitamin E two weeks prior to surgery
- Stop smoking all nicotine products one month prior to surgery
- Stop drinking alcohol a week before and a week after your surgery
Breast Augmentation Surgery Steps
A breast enhancement surgery is considered a major cosmetic procedure due to the incisions and extraction of breast tissue. Therefore, this surgery must be performed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and painless procedure. While receiving general anesthesia, the patient is intubated by way of a certified anesthesiologist who inserts a breathing tube through your throat. Throughout the procedure, the anesthesiologist will administer intravenous medication to ensure you stay sedated throughout the procedure.
At first you will feel at ease and calmed at the intravenous medication begins. After you are relaxed, the general anesthesia will be administered. This is the moment in which you will not remember feeling or consciousness throughout the procedure. Your blood pressure and pulse will remained at a low level and monitored during the entire process.
Rest assured that Jolie Plastic Surgery provides the highest trained anesthesiologists in the South Florida Area. Our anesthesiologist team constantly overlooks the patient’s vital functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing at the time of the procedure.
Breast Implant Incisions
There are various types of breast incisions when performing an enlargement: periareolar, inframammary, and transaxillary breast augmentation. Most plastic surgeons prefer one method over the other, while some may recommend a certain incision that suits the individual best.
Below are the advantage and disadvantages of each incision type:
Periareolar (around the areola) incision:
- Minimizes visibility of scarrin
- Allows direct access and control over the placement of implant
- Small percentage of patients experience loss of nipple sensation
Inframammary (below breast) incision:
- Allows surgeon to create a pocket to place the implant behind the nipple
- This incision is easily concealed under the bra or swimsuit.
Transaxillary (armpit incision) incision:
- Surface breast tissue is not touched
- Gives better access to the chest muscle
- Non-visible scarring
- Patient must be a candidate for this procedure
Although incisions are dependent on certain patient factors, the certified breast plastic surgeons at Jolie suggest the periareolar (around the nipple) or the transaxillary incisions for the best results. This is because the scar produced after the inframmamry approach is more noticeable to the human eye.
Breast Implant Placement
Women who have more natural breast tissue for the surgeon to work with can opt for a Subglandular breast implant placement. With the Subglandular placement, the implant is place under the breast tissue and skin but not under the muscle. For women who have less natural breast tissue or opt for saline implants, it is recommended they choose the Submuscular breast implant placement. This is because the saline is known for having a less natural feel; therefore the Submuscular placement located under the muscle, allows for a more natural appearance. For some women, either placement will yield similar results. It is best to discuss this with your plastic surgeon at your initial consultation.
Breast Enhancement Surgery Recovery
Breast enlargement recovery time varies from patient to patient. While some may heal quickly, others may have a longer period of recovery and healing. Pain and discomfort is expected for the first few weeks after surgery, therefore patients should refrain from:
- pulling heavy objects
Some women experience difficulty sleeping due to the fact that patients cannot lie on your stomach after undergoing breast surgery. Doctors recommend that patients sleep on their side or back through the help of body pillows to provide adequate support until the breasts are fully healed.
Patients may need to refrain from work for up to two weeks to recover while others return within a week. This all depends on the type of work load and the patient’s healing progress. However, patients are prescribed with pain medication to help manage any possible discomfort.
The Breast Augmentation Miami targets the goals that most people desire in South Florida, known for populating women with voluptuous chests! For more information on the highly requested Breast Enhancement procedure, call us today at (305)262-8347 to schedule a consultation with a certified plastic surgeon.
Cost of breast augmentation surgery
The price of the procedure varies according to:
- Surgeon’s experience
- State in which the procedure is performed
- Complexity of the procedure
The complexity of the procedure depends on the size of implant, type of implant chosen, and site of incision that the patient desires.
The cost of a breast cosmetic surgery varies depending on the average cost of implants implant you choose, the size, the incision, and the state in which the procedure is performed. For instance, silicone implants generally cost more than saline breast implants. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast enhancement ranges between $3,500 and $8,000. Again, it is important to remember that the state and city in which you have your procedure done will alter the price. The ASPS explains that,
“The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $3,719, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The average cost for removal of breast implants was $2,506 in 2016. If you are a breast enlargement candidate, please remember that costs can vary. The average fees referenced above do not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. A surgeon's fee for breast implant surgery may vary based on his or her experience, the type and cost of breast implants used, as well as geographic office location.”
Cost of Breast Augmentation Miami at Jolie Plastic Surgery includes:
- Surgical facility costs
- Anesthesia fees
- Medical/laboratory tests
- Prescriptions for medications
- Post-op garments
- Surgeon's fee
At Jolie, we understand that paying for a Breast Enlargement procedure may not be a possible option for many of our patients. This is why we offer a variety financing plans through systems like Care Credit in which the patient would need to be pre-approved. We also accept in-house payment plans that only require a minimum deposit. Patients can also take advantage of Our “Lay Away Plan” which requires a minimum deposit of $500 at a 0% interest rate!
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation Miami
This depends on your personal wants and needs. Some patients seek a natural-looking breast augmentation; therefore, they opt for silicone teardrop implants. Others want the more noticeable look, therefore choose round saline implants. Breast enlargement can really be personalized to your body shape and how you wish to look.
At the initial consultation, your surgeon will perform a physical exam and run through your complete medical history to ensure that you are an ideal candidate. He/she may also recommend a mammogram to track any possible changes in breast tissue. They will show you examples of breasts implants to determine the size you would like. You may also “try on” a few of the sizes through use of a special bra in order to determine which size you feel most comfortable with.
We always suggest coming into the office in a comfortable outfit. You will be taking off your shirt and bra in order to show the surgeon the amount of breast tissue he or she has to work with; therefore, we recommend wearing lose fitting clothes.
No, the breast augmentation is an outpatient cosmetic procedure that is not absolutely necessary to aide in someone’s health. Rather, it is a procedure that boosts self-confidence and symmetry within the body; therefore, insurance does not cover the breast enlargement procedure.
We always suggest that patients perform thorough research when deciding which plastic surgeon to perform any procedure on their body. Remember that the results for cosmetic procedures are supposed to be durable; therefore, you should be very comfortable with your doctor. We suggest looking into the doctor’s educational history, training, and previous work such as before and afters. Remember, you should choose a surgeon in which you feel comfortable with.
You will be given a set of instructions on which medications you must take the day of your procedure. You will be asked to come into the surgery center at a specific time in order to prep you for your surgery and go over any final questions you may have. Shortly after, you will be taken into a private room to undress and change into your medical gown. After you will be taken to your operating room and be sedated for your procedure. Once the procedure is complete, you will be kept within our recovery room with a private nurse to help you ease out of anesthesia. Shortly after, you will be on your way home!
Breast enlargement recovery time varies from patient to patient. While some may heal quickly, others may have a longer period of recovery and healing. Pain and discomfort is expected for the first few weeks after surgery, therefore patients should refrain from lifting, pushing, or pulling heavy objects.
Breast augmentation through implant is a procedure which lasts a lifetime; but, it can be reversed or altered if you are not satisfied with the results. If you opt for a breast fat transfer, understand that the results may not be long-lasting.
Just like any other cosmetic procedure patients should be aware of the rare but associated complications that come with a breast enhancement. Most common side effects are discomfort bruising and swelling should be expected for a few weeks after the surgery and will be managed through medication. More intense complications include capsular contracture, temporary loss of sensation of the nipple, implant rupture and infection. Following pre and post-op instructions from your surgeon can help prevent risk of infection and complications.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery, we understand that paying for the procedure may not be a possible option for many of our patients. This is why we offer a variety financing plans through systems like Care Credit in which the patient would need to be pre-approved. We also accept in-house payment plans that only require a minimum deposit. Patients can also take advantage of Our “Lay Away Plan” which requires a minimum deposit of $500 at a 0% interest rate!
Length of Surgery: In most cases at Jolie Plastic Surgery, the average breast enhancement surgery lasts between one to two hours. If a breast lift is going to be performed at the same time, it will take a little longer.
Scarring After a Breast Procedure: Removing scars is nearly impossible, but you can certainly minimize the appearance. Applying sunblock to your scars will help prevent darkening of the scars, even though it is under your swimsuit. You may also use topical gels specifically for scars, such as Mederma.
Breastfeeding after a Breast Enlargement: Most women are able to breastfeed after a breast augmentation regardless of the type of incision they got. The periareolar incision does increase the risk of not being able to breastfeed due to the fact that some nerves or ducts may be damaged during surgery, but it is not common.
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