Considering Breast augmentation in Dallas TX? Over 300,000 breast augmentation procedures are performed by plastic surgeons each year and that number continues to grow. With so many breast implant options and variations available the decision process can be a bit overwhelming for patients. Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Raj leads his patients every step of the way, from the initial consultation through the procedure and into recovery.
Breast augmentation surgery, as with any kind of surgery, has risks and complications, so it’s a good idea to ask questions and read patient reviews. With modern techniques patients can be on their feet in as little as 24-hours with some minor restrictions.
Table Of Contents
- What is breast augmentation
- Breast implant options
- Breast Enlargement consultation
- Breast Augmentation Recovery
- Risks and complications
- Breast Augmentation Cost
- Questions and answers
- Book Consultation
- Read patient reviews
Breast Augmentation Before and After
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the placement of implants or fat transfer to increase the breast size and improve the shape of the breasts. It is also known as augmentation mammoplasty. The breast augmentation procedure is typically performed on women who are dissatisfied with the breast size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts.
Breast augmentation can be achieved through the use of implants, which are silicone or saline-filled sacs that are placed either behind the natural breast tissue or under the chest muscle. The breast size and shape of the implants can vary, allowing women to customize their results to meet their desired aesthetic goals.
In some cases, a combination of implants and fat transfer may be used to achieve the desired results.
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Breast Implant Options
Every patient is unique, from the texture and quality of their skin to their muscle tone and build. The popularity of breast implant has led to a wide variety of options and techniques. Some of these options are chosen by default based on the unique qualities of the patient – from skin texture and quality to muscle tone and build.
Others require the patient, with guidance from Dr. Raj, to make choices in pursuit of the best result. The 6 major options for breast implants are:
Breast Implant Surface
Breast implants can be textured or smooth. While textured implants were designed around maintaining their position and reducing rippling in the skin, in practice they have been shown to be more likely to ripple than smooth implants due to their lack of mobility.
Smooth breast implants on the other hand move more freely beneath the skin. This leads to fewer intrinsic risks and potential negative outcomes, and to many patients can feel much more like what they expect natural breasts to feel like than textured implants. Smooth implants are also less likely to cause rippling under the skin.
Breast Implant Shapes
The two most common shapes are round and teardrop shaped.
Various studies have shown that the shape of the implant alone is not a good indicator for the final result. The eventual shape is mostly determined by the plane (subpectoral or subglandular) and position of the implant placement.
Breast Implant Placement
Breast implants under the muscle (subglandular pocket) or beneath the pectoralis major muscle (subpectoral pocket).
Subglandular placement is technically less demanding and results in less post-operative pain but there is a greater risk of skin rippling or the development of scar tissue around the implant which can lead to the breast and implant feeling hard to the touch, as well as changing the shape or appearance in undesirable ways.
Placement in a subpectoral or submuscular pocket has more potential for pain and discomfort in the early stages, but as a tradeoff provides a natural, longer-lasting shape with a significantly lower risk of rippling or stiffening. As with any cosmetic surgery, there are risks – the one most frequently associated with submuscular implantation is displacement of the implant via a muscular contraction, which is why this method may not be recommended for athletes and those who weight train.
Breast Implant Incisions
UNDERNEATH THE FOLD OF THE BREAST – INFRAMAMMARY
This is the most common breast implant incision used and it gives the best visualization of the pocket for ease of placement. It is a very safe and predictable approach that allows any type of implant to be placed in either pocket. Dr. Raj places the incision in a well-hidden spot and utilizes a technique designed towards minimizing the length of the incision without risking damaging the implant on insertion and placement.
BENEATH OR AROUND THE NIPPLE – PERIAREOLAR
This incision allows a surgeon to place in any type of implant directly through the nipple. While this incision location is intended to reduce visible scarring by blending the scar with the areola, sometimes the scar can be conspicuous, and its placement makes it difficult to hide. There is a greater risk of infection due to exposure of the implant to natural breast tissue, as well as a higher incidence of capsular contracture with this approach.
There is also a risk of damage to the implant since this incision is much smaller.
AXILLARY (ARMPIT) INCISION
An axillary incision is designed to leave no visible scarring on the breast, but it limits the size and type of implants which can be used. The small incision increases the risk of damaging the implant or placing the implant incorrectly with this approach which for many patients outweighs the benefit.
Why Choose Dr. Raja Mohan?Patients choose Dallas breast augmentation cosmetic surgeon Dr. Raj for a variety of reasons. He trains and studies with the best in the industry as a peer and leader, and this commitment means that his patients are always able to benefit from advancements at the cutting edge of science and surgery. He is knowledgeable and personable and is known for both candor and compassion. He really cares about his patients and it shows, both in how he interacts with them as well as in the quality of patient care he provides. Ultimately, all roads end with the outcomes, and the reason most people choose Dr. Raj as their Dallas breast augmentation doctor is that he delivers results that speak for themselves.
Dr. Raj Mohan is a board-certified, aesthetic-fellowship-trained plastic surgeon.
Types of Breast Implants: Silicone Breast Implants Vs. Saline Breast Implants
Most breast implants fall into one of two general categories, saline or silicone, with some variations on the theme. Implants are available in several different profiles including low profile, moderate profile, moderate plus profile, high profile, and ultra-high profile.
Filled with sterile salt water. They are inserted into the breast cavity while empty, properly positioned, and then filled with the correct volume of saline solution. Due to smaller incisions required to insert them, the scars from saline implants are decidedly smaller than scars from silicone implants.
Lower Cost: Saline implants can cost half as much or more less than Silicone
Smaller Incision: Saline implants require only a small incision, therefore result in less scarring
In Case of Rupture: Saline implants are absorbed by the body if they break.
Saline Implants can rupture and leak. This will generally cause a noticeable change in the shape and size of the breast.
Saline implants tend to drain and be absorbed by the body quickly and safely, however the shell may need to be surgically removed.
May cause rippling in cases with thin skin
Standard Silicone Implants:
Filled with a gel which can result in a more natural feel and a longer time between maintenance visits.
Reputation for more natural look and feel: Silicone mimics the properties and cohesion of body fat, creating a realistic feeling.
Less Rippling: This can be especially beneficial in patients with little breast tissue with which to cover the implant
More Options: Highly Cohesive Silicone implants are a fuller implant which maintains shape and density.
Longer Average Life Span: Standard Silicone Implants are designed to last about 15 years.
Bigger incisions, bigger scars: Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel, requiring longer incisions for insertion. This increases the potential for scarring.
Difficult to detect breakage: Silicone breast implants leak more slowly, and the silicone can become trapped within the scar tissue surrounding the implant.
Higher Price: Silicone implants frequently cost around $1000 more than saline implants.
Highly Cohesive Silicone:
Popular choice when there is little available breast tissue surrounding the implant, as is the case with mastectomy patients. The implants help to define and maintain the shape of the upper and lower spheres of the breast and prevent rippling of the skin.
More with Less: Patients with less breast tissue can achieve excellent results without the usual risks of caving or rippling associated with reconstructive augmentation.
Durability: Aside from cases with rarer complications, implants can last up to 20 years.
Scarring: These more solid silicone implants require a much larger incision for safe insertion, leading to potential for larger scars.
More expensive: Gummy Bear implants can cost double or more that of saline implants.
The Breast Enlargement Consultation
During the initial breast augmentation consultation in Dallas patients will meet with Dr. Raj and his staff, and a thorough medical history and physical will be conducted to ensure that the patient might safely undergo plastic surgery. Dr. Raj and the patient will then discuss desired outcomes and look at any reference materials which the patient has brought to gain a thorough understanding of what the patient is trying to achieve with cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Raj will then utilize imaging technology and examine the patient to determine which options are available and if the patient is a candidate for breast implants.
The findings of these measurements and examinations can help Dr. Raj to determine a range of implant sizes and types which might work. The patient is then given an opportunity to evaluate those sizes in a breast sizing kit to determine which of the options is closest to their desired result. By the end of the initial Dallas consultation the patient should have their questions about the breast augmentation procedure answered and Dr. Raj will design an individualized surgical plan.
Breast Augmentation Recovery?
Depending on the procedure and the individual breast augmentation recovery plan, breast enhancement surgery patients may be able to resume normal activities in as little as 24 hours. After this initial stage it’s important to continue to take it easy and follow the recommended recovery protocol, which generally restricts strenuous activity and heavy lifting for up to 4 weeks.Each patient is different, and some procedures may require additional time to heal. In most cases patients can return to work within 1-2 weeks at the latest.
Breast Augmentation recovery week by week
Week 1: During the first week after surgery, you may experience some pain and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. You may also experience swelling, bruising, and tightness in the chest area.
Week 2: During the second week, you may begin to feel more comfortable and experience less pain. You may still experience some swelling, but it should gradually start to subside. Your surgeon may also allow you to resume some light activities, such as walking.
Week 3-4: By the third and fourth week, most patients are feeling much better and are able to resume more normal activities. You may still experience some mild discomfort and swelling, but it should continue to improve. Your surgeon may also advise you to begin massaging your breasts to help them settle into their new position.
Week 5-6: By this point, most patients are feeling back to normal and are able to resume all normal activities, including exercise. Your surgeon may also advise you to start wearing a supportive sports bra during exercise to protect your new breasts.
Week 7 and beyond: By the seventh week and beyond, you should be fully recovered from your breast augmentation surgery. Any residual swelling or discomfort should be minimal, and your new breasts should look and feel natural.
Risks and Possible Complications
All surgeries carry some risk. The most common breast augmentation risks are:
- bleeding, infection, and reactions to anesthesia
- breast augmentation scars.
- loss of sensation in the nipple or breast,
- capsular contracture (hard capsule or scar tissue around implant),
- implant rupture or leakage, and implant malposition.
Some complications may lead to requiring breast revision surgery.
Breast Augmentation Cost Dallas
Plastic surgery costs can be difficult to predict as every patient’s situation is unique. While one patient may simply want a standard augmentation with silicone implants, another patient may require an augmentation that includes an additional breast lift to achieve their goals. Other patients wish to combine breast augmentation with a tummy tuck, liposuction or get a mommy makeover that includes implants.
With that said, we can provide some ballpark figures for your breast augmentation cost Dallas, as we understand that cost is a key consideration for most patients.
The average breast augmentation surgery cost Dallas residents can expect is around $4,516, according to the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons). This sum includes the baseline cost for surgery. Altogether, your bill for breast augmentation will include the following.
Breast Augmentation FAQ
Which shape or type of breast implant looks more natural?
Can you have a breast lift with implants?
How long do saline breast implants last?
How is breast augmentation swelling day by day during recovery?
However, if you are experiencing swelling that is getting worse each day, it could be a sign of a complication and you should contact your surgeon immediately. You may also experience discomfort and soreness during the first few days after surgery, but this should gradually improve as well. Pain medication prescribed by your surgeon can help manage any discomfort you may experience.
What is Capsular Contracture?
How long do breast implants last?
Book Your Breast Augmentation Surgery Consultation
If you want to learn more about breast augmentation surgery please call Dr. Raj at (469) 301-1725 to schedule a Dallas Breast Augmentation surgery consultation.