Year after year, breast augmentation is one of the top two most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States
Breast size, for many women, is directly tied to their self-image. If a woman has lived her life with breasts she feels are either too small or uneven in size, there is no longer any stigma attached to increasing the size of the chest through breast augmentation. It's a big decision, and not to be taken lightly. Beyond opting to have breast augmentation, Dr. Trovato's patients also need to make other decisions such as breast implant type, size, and incision location. During your consultation for a breast augmentation Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Trovato will help you through the decision making process.
enhanced breasts can really elevate a woman's self confidence
When initially considering breast augmentation, Dr. Trovato tries to make sure the patient has realistic expectations. After all, larger breasts won't solve all of a person's problems and make a new you. But enhanced breasts can really elevate a woman's self confidence and body image. Dr. Trovato tries to give his Dallas breast augmentation patients as much information as possible about the procedure and the options available. Then, he helps with your decision making.
Breast augmentation is an outpatient surgical procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Trovato will use the patient's carefully crafted treatment plan to guide incision location as well as implant type and placement. Under general anesthesia, breast augmentation patients will undergo a 1-2 hour surgery. After surgery is completed, a compression garment will be used to reduce swelling and fluid buildup. Patients may stay in recovery for 1-3 hours as they come out of anesthesia.
You will decide between
saline or silicone implants
Saline implants require a smaller incision because they are filled once in place. Also, if they rupture, the saline solution is simply absorbed by the body. Silicone implants are thought to feel much closer to natural breast tissue. However, if they rupture, the silicone will need to be removed from the pocket where the breast implant was placed. A newer option, gummy bear implants, consists of thicker gel (think gummy bear) and is in a teardrop shape. If these breast implants rupture, the thicker gel usually stays within the implant. Fat transfer techniques may also be an alternative option depending on the needs and physique of the patient. This latest technique is great for those looking to minimize scarring and with concerns about implant rejection. Be sure to ask about this possibility during your consultation.
Breast implants can be placed through a variety of incision locations
During your consultation for our breast augmentation in Dallas, you will choose between incisions in the armpit, at the base of the areola, or in the crease on the underside of the breast. Obviously, incisions made in the vertical crease of the armpit leave no scarring on the breasts.
Breast augmentation patients usually feel sore and tired for a day or two after their breast implant procedure. Your stitches are removed one week after breast augmentation, roughly the same time most patients return to work. During your breast augmentation recovery, you may experience some post-operative sensations, such as pain, sensitivity and swelling, but this will quickly fade over the first couple of weeks after breast implant surgery.
Beyond the incision location, you'll also need to decide if you'd like the implants placed beneath or atop the chest muscle. Breast implants placed beneath the muscle have a lower risk of capsular contracture, where scar tissue forms around the implant leading to a tightening sensation. This location will also lead to fewer issues during mammograms. The other option is to place the breast implant under the breast tissue, but on top of the chest muscle. This generally makes for an easier recovery after breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentations are generally very safe, but with any surgery, complications can occur. In this case, complications may include infection around the implant, swelling and pain, altered nipple sensation, capsular contracture, and leakage of the breast implant.
Dr. Trovato not only has broad education and practical experience, he continues the pursuit of learning and fine-tuning through research and collaboration.
His writing, speaking, and presenting at national conferences are examples of his passion for plastic and reconstructive surgery above and beyond the industry standard. He is a premier aesthetic plastic surgeon in Dallas and is also people-oriented; sensitive to the individual needs and requests of his patients. He will perform your breast augmentation with skill and produce exquisite and personalized results.
Besides saline, silicone, and other materials there are also different textures of implants which produce different results as well as a variety of sizes. The best way to determine which type of implant is right for you is to discuss all the options with Dr. Trovato during a consultation.
There will likely be some moderate soreness for a few hours after the surgery. In most patients, for 3-5 days after the surgery there may be discomfort and tenderness due to inflammation.
Since there are so many customizable variables involved with breast augmentation surgery, the cost will depend on the specifics. Total price and finance options will be discussed during the consultation.
Noticeable scarring after breast augmentation surgery can be affected by surgical technique and post-surgical care. Once you decide with Dr. Trovato on the best incision location, he will ensure that he takes every step to ensure the best possible aesthetic outcome.
Experience what it feels like to walk into a room knowing you look your best. Matthew J. Trovato MD has been Dallas’ best plastic surgery experience for nearly a decade. Discover why by scheduling a consultation today.