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What to Expect During/After Surgery

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes between 1-2 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients will need to rest for a couple of days, but will be encouraged to move around in order to promote circulation. As the skin adjusts to the new breast size, it is normal to feel tightness in the chest area. Patients may resume their normal exercise routines within 4-6 weeks. It typically takes around 6 months for the breasts to fall into their final position. The result is a softer, natural looking breast appearance.

Plan Your Procedure

Average Cost $4,499 - $6,499
Recovery Time 1-2 Weeks
Avg Procedure Time 1-2 Hours
Post-Op Follow-Up 2 Weeks
Recovery Location Out-Patient

Salene Vs. Silicone
SALINE BREAST IMPLANTS

Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and offer no risk to the patient in terms of extracapsular spread or silicone leakage. Saline implants are appealing to many because they generally cost less than silicone implants. In some patients, silicone may be a better option due to the rippling that may occur along the edges of the saline implant that can be visible in thin-chested women. Patients considering saline implants must be at least 18 years of age.

Silicone
Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are filled with a gel substance that looks and feels similar to natural breast tissue. They are ideal for women who are thin-chested. Silicone implants are specially engineered so that if the shell should become compromised (a surface crack), the silicone will remain intact within the implant (known as cohesive gel implants). Silicone implant defects are rare and can only be found through an MRI, unlike saline implants which will deflate. Patients must be at least 22 years of age to receive silicone implants.

Product Information

Manufacturer

  • Saline: Allergan (branded as Natrelle®) or MENTOR®
  • Silicone: Allergan (branded as Natrelle® Gel), Mentor (branded as MemoryGel®) and Sientra, known simply as Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Profiles

An implant profile depicts the distance the breast will project forward from the chest wall. Implants are made in low, moderate, high and extra high profiles.

Shape

Breast implants come in two shapes. Round implants tend to offer more fullness on the top of the breast, while teardrop implants are touted to mimic the shape and look of natural breasts.

Texture

Breast implants are made with a smooth or textured surface. Round implants can be chosen with either surface, while teardrop implants are made with a textured surface only.

Implant Replacement

Submammary (Subglandular): Under the mammary gland, over the muscle Subfascial (Retrofacial): Under the fascia of the muscle Dual Plane: Along two planes/layers Submuscular (Retromuscular): Mostly under the muscle Complete Submuscular (Full retromuscular): Completely under the muscle

Incision Type

  • Inframammary: The incision is made in the breast crease where the breast meets the torso
  • Periareolar: The incision is made just under and along the areola
  • Transaxillary: The incision is made in the armpit
  • Transumbilical: The incision is made in the belly button

Overview

For many women, breast size is an important part of a confident self-image and attractiveness. Breast augmentation plastic surgery can add fullness to breasts that have decreased in size or have begun to sag due to age, pregnancy, or weight loss. Some women choose larger breasts to balance their overall appearance, creating a proportion that suits their natural beauty and unique personal attributes. Breast augmentation plastic surgery is a highly personal decision. In your Fort Worth cosmetic surgery or Weatherford cosmetic surgery or consultation at Daniels Plastic Surgery, we will discuss any concerns you may have and explain the details of breast augmentation plastic surgery. We will guide you through the many options to consider, including breast implant type (saline or silicone gel), breast size and profile, and breast augmentation surgical method. Dr. Daniels takes great pride in helping his breast augmentation patients from Fort Worth, Weatherford and other West Texas communities achieve their desired aesthetic goals and an improved self-esteem.

 

Breast Augmentation™ FAQs

Is Silicone Safe?
Due to past media coverage, patients sometimes question the safety of silicone breast implants. Silicone implants are FDA-approved for safety. Additionally, no correlation has been found linking silicone breast implants to cancer, auto-immune deficiency disease, or other illnesses. The majority of today’s breast enhancement patients (62%) choose silicone over saline, and in cases of breast reconstruction, silicone is chosen 3 times more often than saline.

Breast Augmentation or Lift?
Breast augmentation enhances breast size, but will not correct sagging. If sagging is your concern, you may be considered for a breast lift alone. But if you are happy with the shape and laxity of your breasts, implants without lift may satisfy your aesthetic goals. During your consultation exam, Dr. Daniels will determine if you are better suited for breast augmentation, lift, or a combined procedure.

What Is The Risk of Rupture?
Modern implants are strong and durable, and with proper care, lack of trauma, and regular check-ups, ruptures are rare. If a saline implant does rupture, it will be very obvious as the implant will deflate. The solution inside of it will be harmlessly absorbed by the body. If a silicone implant ruptures, the cohesive gel will stay intact and will not leak into the body, so it is difficult to detect when this happens. An MRI will be necessary to detect a silicone defect.

How Long Do They Last?
The average lifespan of breast implants is 10 to 15 years, though some have lasted longer. In the absence of rupture, leakage, deflation, or other visible defects (such as rippling), there is no need to change the implant.