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Breast Augmentation with Implants in Plano, TX

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What is Breast Augmentation with Implants?

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common and popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Many women desire larger, more youthful breasts. Plano, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Caruth's goal is to achieve the most natural-looking breast appearance possible. Breast implants may be either silicone or saline, and vary in shape, size, and texture. They are added to the natural tissue of the breasts in order to achieve a fuller look and better shape. During your initial consultation, our staff will discuss the different breast implants and incision options with you to determine how to best meet — or even exceed — your aesthetic goals.

What are the benefits of doing awake breast augmentation?

For patients interested in doing an awake breast augmentation, there are many benefits this procedure offers, including:

  • Avoidance of the disorientation and stomach upset associated with general anesthesia
  • Ability to return to normal activities more quickly
  • Adjustment of breast size, symmetry, and placement according to your specific needs
  • Improved appearance and self-confidence

What is Awake Breast Augmentation?

At Beyond Beautiful Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Caruth offers awake breast augmentation, which uses local anesthesia instead of general. Awake breast augmentation allows for a comfortable procedure without the patient being in an unconscious state. This can allow for the same optimal results without the risks and downtime associated with general anesthesia.

How do I know if awake breast augmentation is right for me?

During a thorough consultation at our facility, Dr. Caruth will evaluate your aesthetic goals, medical history, and current health to determine if you may be an ideal candidate for awake breast augmentation or a traditional breast augmentation procedure. In some cases, a patient may desire an awake procedure in order to experience a quicker recovery with fewer associated risks.

What sedation method is used during awake breast augmentation?

For an awake breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Caruth will utilize tumescent anesthesia. This includes lidocaine, an anesthetic, and epinephrine to help control bleeding. Patients should experience no sensation during their procedure, allowing for optimal comfort.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation with Implants?

Prospective patients for breast implant surgery should be physically healthy with fully developed breasts. If you are dissatisfied with the shape of your chest because they appear lifeless, you may benefit from this aesthetic breast treatment. Moreover, if your breasts have been affected by aging, nursing, or weight loss, this treatment can give them life with increased volume. Some individuals with these concerns may also require a breast lift.  Breast implants may be a welcome solution if you weight train or have little to no natural breast mass.

How Is Breast Implant Surgery Performed?

Incision type, as well as implant placement, are factors that are generally made ahead of surgery. After a small incision is made, the silicone or saline implant will be placed through the incision and deposited into a surgically created pocket and then fitted into its correct position. Once the implant is in position, the incision is carefully secured with sutures. There are a variety of methods that may be applied for implant placement. These are either under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle. Where to place the implant is based on several factors, including the type and degree of implant enlargement. Regardless of the incision type, scarring is usually minimal.

What Results Can I Expect from Breast Implants?

All activities must be limited within 48 hours after surgery. There will be bruising and swelling, and a compression support bra will also be worn to help in healing. It is normal to feel tightness around the chest area as the skin adjusts to the breast’s new shape. Most patients may resume normal activities within seven days. However, exercise should be avoided for at least 4 – 6 weeks. It takes at least six months for the breasts to look, feel, and function normally in regards to softness, sensation, and final placement.

Breast Augmentation with Implants FAQs

Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your treatment plan may include breast augmentation, a lift, or both. A breast lift removes excess skin and raises the breasts, while augmentation addresses the shape and size. During your consultation with Dr. Caruth, he will listen to your needs and goals before discussing your treatment options. A combination augmentation and lift are usually a part of a mommy makeover to rejuvenate the breasts after breastfeeding and pregnancy.

Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you might want to breastfeed after augmentation surgery, be sure to tell Dr. Caruth during your consultation. It is usually possible to breastfeed after implants, with the right placement and technique. However, pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect your results, so it is best to wait until your family is complete to have breast augmentation.

Can I have my implants removed?
You may decide that you want to replace or remove your implants. If this happens, Dr. Caruth offers breast revision surgery. During the revision surgery, your current implants can either be replaced with different implants or simply removed. If you want to have your implants removed, you may need to have a breast lift because larger implants may stretch your skin. For any concerns or questions after your breast augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation at Beyond Beautiful Cosmetic Surgery to discuss your options.

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Boost the Shape and Volume of Your Breasts

Breast implants are a popular aesthetic option that seamlessly adds volume to the breasts. Dr. Jeffrey Caruth provides women with silicone or saline breast implants designed to beautify a breast's shape, size, and symmetry with a natural-looking outcome. Schedule a consultation at Beyond Beautiful in Plano, TX today to receive a comprehensive assessment of your breasts so we can tailor a custom surgical plan for your precise needs.

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