Breast implant surgery, clinically called augmentation mammaplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure to increase the breast size by placing saline or silicone gel implants in the breast tissue.
Who is a Suitable Candidate for breast implant surgery?
The doctor evaluates a patient’s overall health condition, breast anatomy, surgical history, and personal aesthetic goals before deciding whether she is a suitable candidate for breast implants.
In most cases, this plastic surgery procedure is recommended to patients who may experience one or more of these conditions:
- The breast size is naturally small.
- The breast size is normal, but the patient needs to enhance the size for aesthetic reasons.
- Breast volume has been lost following a major weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Breasts are asymmetrical.
- Patient has undergone mastectomy or suffered loss of breast tissue due to injury.
Dr. Hubbard educates candidates about various aspects of breast implant cosmetic surgery in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and other areas in order to help them make an informed decision. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, he likes to ensure that the patient has a positive outlook, clear goals and realistic expectations from the surgery.
Choice of Breast Implants
Success in case of breast implant procedure depends to an extent on the appropriate choice of breast implants. Patients can make a choice between saline and silicone gel implants in consultation with the plastic surgeon. Implants are available in sizes ranging from 120cc to 960cc, and the shape may be round or tear-drop as per the patient’s choice and suitability.
Beast Implant Surgery
Breast implant surgery may be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on the circumstances of a particular case. Incisions are made in specific locations to keep the scars concealed as far as possible. Common choices for incision include below the breast curve, around the areola, around the navel, or in the underarm.
The cosmetic surgeon may place the implant under the chest muscle or between the chest muscle and breast tissue, depending on the treatment plan. Once the implants have been placed and positioned correctly, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures or skin adhesive. The length of procedure may depend on the extent of surgery involved. In some cases, the procedure may be combined with breast lift to achieve a more comprehensive outcome.
Recovery and Results
Most surgeons like to perform breast implant surgery as an outpatient procedure. However, the patient will need to have someone to drive her home and preferably stay over for one or two nights. Mild pain and discomfort is likely in the first few days, and the surgeon may prescribe pain relieving drugs.
Most patients can resume their normal activities within 10 to 14 days. Vigorous exercises and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. Results with breast implant surgery are long lasting, provided the procedure is performed by a qualified and experienced breast surgeon.
Breast Implant Surgery in the Dallas Area
Dr. Bradley Hubbard is an experienced and dedicated plastic surgeon for breast implant procedure. He receives patients from Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and nearby communities for various cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast implants.