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Enhance Breast Appearance with Breast Implants in Dallas, TX
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in Dallas, Texas. The results are predictable and satisfying, while the recovery period is relatively short. Besides increasing the size of the breasts, cosmetic breast surgery can balance breast asymmetry, enhance figure proportions, and help clothing fit better.
Women who pursue breast enhancement surgery are frequently dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts. For some women, the issue is lost volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding. If your breasts also sag significantly, you may need a combination of breast lift/breast augmentation to achieve the results you want.
Women getting breast implants have several decisions to make – more than just the type of breast implant and size. There are also considerations regarding shape and projection (how much of the breast extends out from the chest when in profile). Dr. Beale does not believe in a one size fits all approach to plastic surgery, so he will work in collaboration with you to determine the best breast implant and surgical technique for you.
The first important decision is the size and shape you’d prefer. During your consultation, Dr. Beale will conduct a physical examination and ask you many questions about how you would like your breasts to look.
Breast implants come in round and teardrop shapes. Teardrop is fuller at the bottom than at the top and is more like the natural breast. Round implants provide more cleavage. Dr. Beale will make recommendations based on his many years of experience providing successful breast augmentations. Your unique anatomy must be considered. For example, your height, the width of your chest, and the proportions of your body should be considered when customizing the size and shape.
Types of Breast Implants
The second important decision about your treatment plan is whether you’ll choose silicone or saline, both of which are safe and effective. The choice between the two is a matter of preference. Women between the ages of 18 and 21 are only FDA-approved for saline breast implants, while women over the age of 21 have the option of both saline and silicone. Dr. Beale has been delighting women throughout Dallas with their breast implant results throughout his career. He achieves stunning results with both breast implant types.
What Are the Differences Between Saline and Silicone Breast Implants?
Silicone has a more natural feel and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, not just round. They are less prone to rippling than saline and are filled before insertion, which means they may require a slightly larger incision. Silicone implants, through their variety of profiles and sizes, can offer each patient a personalized result, making them the most popular.
Gummy bear implants are a type of silicone implant that is cohesive. This means that the silicone is viscous and will hold its shape within its shell without movement. The gummy bear variety can offer a natural-looking result and have risen in popularity in recent years.
Saline tends to feel firmer than silicone, but saline creates a smaller incision because the shells are filled after they are inserted. Some women find comfort in the fact that if saline leaks, you can tell quickly and take care of the problem.
Breast Augmentation Incisions
The third major decision is choosing one of the three types of surgical incisions used in the procedure. An incision can be made in the inframammary fold (the crease at the bottom of the breast), around the areola (nipple), or in the armpit. Dr. Beale is skilled in each technique and will work with you to decide on the incision that works best for you. Your anatomy and the type of implant you choose may affect your incision choice.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Finally, you must decide whether the implants are placed above or below the chest muscles (pectoralis major). In most cases, submuscular (under the muscle) placement is preferable. If the implant is placed over the muscle (subglandular placement), more of the implant is felt. For this reason, silicone breast implants are preferable in that case since they have a more natural feel.
The surgery itself takes about an hour and is performed in a hospital or surgery center, generally under general anesthesia. Breast augmentation can easily be combined with other procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, or a breast lift.
You can go home within hours of your surgery.
Cost of Breast Implants
Pricing for breast implants varies. We’ll provide detailed information about the cost of your Dallas, TX breast implant procedure during your consultation with Dr. Beale. A typical surgery ranges from $5,000-10,000. If you’re on a budget, we’ll work with you to find breast enhancing solutions you can afford.
Cost of breast augmentation varies extensively as this procedure is highly customized. Many factors influence the overall cost including:
- Material (saline or silicone)
- Size of implants
- Implant placement
- Incision type
The saline variety are usually less expensive than similarly sized silicone implants. We provide patients with detailed cost information, inclusive of all expected costs for easy planning. Financing options may be available.
Remember, breast augmentation is a complex and difficult surgical procedure. Choosing your plastic surgeon based on price alone may result in inferior and unsatisfactory outcomes, often requiring surgical correction. Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Beale, for your procedure. The additional cost of a trained and experienced breast surgeon is worth the investment.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation
All sutures used in your procedure are placed below the skin and will dissolve on their own, so they do not have to be removed. We provide you with a special bra for comfort and support, which you must wear for a period after your surgery.
You should limit activity for 48 hours to reduce any discomfort, but you will be given medications to control any pain you experience. You can shower the morning after surgery and resume all normal activities within a few days, except for strenuous activities (especially any exercises involving the chest).
Some bruising and swelling are to be expected, but this will go away within a few weeks. We will ask you to be careful during sleep and will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions. You will see Dr. Beale for follow-up examinations to make sure you are healing well and that you are happy with your results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation – Dallas
If you feel like you need to correct substantial breast sagging in addition to a lack of breast volume, you may need to pair your breast augmentation in Dallas with a breast lift. Many of our patients whose breasts have been affected by aging, pregnancy, and breastfeeding suffer not just from volume loss but sagging.
Breast sagging often indicates a loss in skin elasticity and placing heavy implants in the skin with compromised elasticity might worsen the sagging. To make sure our patients get the very best outcomes, a combination procedure like this might be necessary.
There’s a common misconception that almost all women with breast augmentation will require a breast implant exchange every ten years or so; many modern implants are durable enough to last for much longer. The only times you’ll need to exchange your implant is if you want a different look, or on a rare occasion, the implant fails and needs to be replaced with another device. If you’re happy with how your breast look, feel, and move, and there’s no problem with how the device works then there’s no need to have them replaced.
If you’re eager to lower the chances of an implant exchange or a breast revision surgery, you should choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience with the breast augmentation.
Pregnancy, lactation, and breastfeeding all bring about changes to the breast tissue. If you have breast implants and you get pregnant, the changes in your breast tissue might lead to irregular breast shape and breast implant malposition.
Its why many plastic surgeons recommend that patients wait until they’re completely done having children before they pursue cosmetic surgery. Of course, it’s possible to maintain your results, even after pregnancy; if you notice that your outcomes have changed, you can have another procedure to fix your results.
Many women can successfully breastfeed after breast augmentation, although milk production abilities may be lowered. If you have concerns about breastfeeding with implants, talk with Dr. Beale before surgery so he can address your concerns.
During the initial stages of your recovery, it might feel as if your implants are riding in a higher position or hardened. It will take some time for your skin and breast tissues to relax and for your implants to settle down into the breast implant pocket. The swelling in your tissues and its tightness should dissipate completely after three to six months but depending on the patient’s anatomy it might take longer. To get a better idea on when your full results should emerge, talk to your surgeon.
Call 972-566-3001 for a consultation with Dr. Beale, Dallas, TX plastic surgeon, to discuss breast augmentation to increase the size and improve the shape of your breasts.
Call us for an appointment to discuss breast augmentation to increase the size and improve the shape of your breasts.