Breast Augmentation Surgery Dallas
Dr. Bradley Hubbard is a member of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, having specialized training in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures. Patients in Plano, Frisco, Dallas and surrounding communities who are looking for an experienced plastic surgeon may consult with Dr. Hubbard. He is also affiliated with Presbyterian Hospitals in Plano and Dallas, Baylor Hospitals in Plano and Dallas, Forest Park Hospitals in Frisco and Dallas, Medical City Hospital in Plano, and Pine Creek Surgery Center.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Augmentation mammaplasty or breast augmentation is a popular procedure to surgically enhance the size, volume and fullness of breasts. A growing number of patients are seeking this procedure each year in the United States, considering its high success rate and aesthetic benefits. An experienced cosmetic surgeon for breast surgery will first evaluate whether a patient is a marvelous candidate for this procedure, and explain all aspects of the procedure to help the patient make an informed decision. The surgeon may recommend breast augmentation procedure to improve the following conditions:
- The patient is unhappy with the natural small size of breasts, which could occur due to genetic reasons.
- The patient has experienced loss of breast volume following a pregnancy, breastfeeding or due to a major weight loss.
- The breasts are moderately asymmetrical, and the condition can be improved with breast implants.
- Serious damage to breast tissue has occurred due to a breast injury, or the patient has undergone a mastectomy, and needs breast reconstruction surgery.
- The patient wants breast implants to enhance the size and appearance of breasts purely for cosmetic reasons.
Combining Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Hubbard explains to his patients in Plano, Frisco, Dallas and nearby areas about what breast augmentation can or cannot do. If the patient has sagging breasts due to excess loose skin, it may not be necessary to perform breast augmentation, and just a breast lift may be performed. However, if the breasts have lost volume and are severely drooping, the surgeon may recommend a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift to achieve the desired aesthetic results. Both procedures are usually performed at the same time, and more comprehensive outcomes can be achieved, depending on the condition of breasts.
Breast augmentation plastic surgery procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The surgeon will recommend the appropriate option in each case. Incisions are made in inconspicuous locations to reduce the visibility of scarring. Incision options are chosen in consultation with the patient to achieve the desired aesthetic goals. Typical incision choices include the following:
- Inframammary incision
- Transaxillary incision
- Periareolar incision
The choice of incision will be determined after considering the choice of implant type, extent of breast enhancement required, patient’s anatomy and individual aesthetic goals. Through the incisions, the breast implants are placed to enhance the breast size, volume, and fullness. Success in a breast augmentation cosmetic surgery depends to an extent on the right choice of implant type, size and shape. The surgeon will explain the pros and cons of both saline and silicone gel based implants, and will discuss various sizes, shapes, and textures available. Both saline and silicone implants are FDA approved and considered to be safe and effective.
Implants are placed either under the pectoral muscle in the breast or directly behind the breast tissue, above the muscle. The placement of implants will be discussed and finalized at the time of treatment planning for breast augmentation. Once the placement is done correctly, the cosmetic surgeon will close the incisions with sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape. Incision lines will fade with the passage of time. Results of the procedure are long-lasting, and can be noticed immediately after the surgery. As the post-op swelling resolves, full effects of the procedure can be seen.
Post-op recovery period usually ranges between 24 and 48 hours. The patient will have to maintain certain physical restrictions and reduced physical activity for a few days. Swelling and soreness in the treated areas can remain for a few weeks. Regular activities and exercise can be resumed as directed by the operating surgeon. Following the procedure, the surgeon will give specific instructions regarding medications that may reduce pain and aid healing, and about how to care for the breasts for a few days.
Patients with realistic expectations from breast augmentation can enjoy bright and satisfactory results in most cases. Following the post-surgical care instructions is the key to proper healing and good results. Dr. Hubbard is an experienced surgeon with a successful track record for breast surgery procedures for patients in Plano, Frisco, Dallas, and surrounding areas.
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