Breast Augmentation in Dallas, TX
What is Breast Augmentation?
When considering breast augmentation, many patients picture older-style implants that look false and unrealistic. However, breast augmentation techniques and breast implant materials have made great advances over the last few years. Now, breast augmentation, or mammoplasty, is a safe procedure that results in long-lasting, realistically larger breasts.
There are two commonly used breast implant materials: silicone and saline. Depending on your needs and concerns, your surgeon will recommend the best option for you.
Silicone implants are pre-filled implants. Silicone molds itself to the surrounding tissues where inserted, giving it a natural appearance. Saline implants, on the other hand, are inserted and then filled, meaning a smaller incision is necessary. Saline implants are essentially a salt-water solution and have a slightly lower incidence of side effects. Though rare, these implants are liquid-filled, so they may break or leak if damaged.
At Genecov Plastic Surgery Group, we specialize in breast augmentations, and are happy to offer our services to residents of Dallas, Richardson , Carrollton and beyond.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
There are a variety of surgical techniques for breast augmentations. The incision site, type of breast implant and position of the implant will be discussed at your consultation. Basically, an incision is made and a pocket developed in the appropriate plane. The implant is inserted, and then the incision is closed. Submuscular placement may take longer.
Mammoplasty incisions may be around the areola, under the fold of the breast or under the armpit. Your surgeon will decide which method is best or your situation. Absorbable sutures are used, so there is no need for removal. Rarely, a drain to help clear the surgery site may be necessary, but is generally removed after 48 hours.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentations can be performed on adult women over the age of 18. Younger women's breasts may still change, affecting procedure results. If you are over 35, we require that you have a mammogram prior to having this procedure, so that you will have an original mapping of your breasts as they appeared prior to the surgery. Any abnormalities identified during your mammogram should be addressed prior to your surgery.
Otherwise, any healthy women who desire additional breast tissue are good candidates for the procedure. However, if you are planning on having children and would like to breastfeed, please discuss this with your doctor before having breast augmentation surgery.
What Kind of Post-Operative Breast Augmentation Care Can I Expect?
Patients will be asked to wear a supportive bra 24 hours a day until their surgery has healed, which may be up to a month. You will feel back to normal in about a week, and will be fully healed in eight weeks. Results are apparent immediately, but some settling will occur. Final results will be seen at three months.
After having a breast augmentation, we ask our patients in Dallas, Richardson and Carrollton to avoid raising their arms over your head, or any exercise that uses the chest muscles, for eight weeks.
What are the Typical Results of Breast Augmentation?
Breast implants can increase fullness, firmness and symmetry of the breasts, giving the patient a boost in self-confidence. They're not, however, meant as a permanent solution. Every few years, you should schedule a consultation with your surgeon to ensure that the implants are still doing well. To take a look at some of our recent work, check out the breast augmentation before and after photos on this site.
Whatever method or type of implant you desire, our skilled surgeons can help you create the look you want in a professional, comfortable environment. If you're still not sure this procedure is for you, browse our breast augmentation before and after photos to aid in your decision.
What are Dallas Breast Augmentation Costs?
At Genecov Plastic Surgery Group, we base everything on the needs of the patient. And because this is a highly individual procedure, prices tend to vary. Call today to schedule your one-on-one consultation, where our highly skilled surgeons can discuss Dallas breast augmentation prices with you, as well any other aspect of the procedure that you're concerned about. we're proud to offer breast augmentation to patients in Dallas, Richardson, Carrollton and elsewhere across north Texas.