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Breast Augmentation by Top Plastic Surgeons
If you were to ask five women with breast implants about their reasons for pursuing surgery, you may get five different answers. One may say she’s always had small breasts and wanted to feel more feminine. Another might respond that she lost breast volume after pregnancy and nursing. Women have different motivations for seeking surgery and different ideas of what the results should look like.
No matter what motivates you to have breast augmentation, the team at BOD Cosmetic Surgery & Spa can help you achieve your desired breast size and shape with saline or silicone implants in Miami. Based on your desired cosmetic outcome, we will recommend the implant that will best suit your body type and produce the results you desire.
Options and Advances in Breast Enhancement
Breast augmentation continues to be the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. Almost 300,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2013. Seventy two percent of those procedures involved silicone implants and 28 percent involved saline implants. Silicone implants were pulled off the market in 1992 amidst safety concerns, but the FDA approved them in 2006 and they have been safely used ever since.
Breast augmentation is a highly personal procedure. Our surgeons will vary the approach and technique based on factors such as your anatomy, the type of implant they use and your desired results.
Breast augmentation in Miami is typically performed on an outpatient basis at a surgery center, so you will be able to return home the same day. Anesthesia is administered to prevent you from feeling any pain during the procedure.
The surgeon begins by making an incision in the pre-determined location. Through the incision, he gently creates a pocket in the breast tissue for the implant; this pocket may be in front of or behind the chest muscle. Then, he gently places the implant into the pocket and positions it. If you have opted for saline, he will fill the implant to the desired size. (Silicone implants are already filled to the appropriate cup size.) Finally, he closes the surgical incisions with sutures and bandages the breasts.
As previously mentioned, BOD offers saline and silicone breast implants. Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution encased in a silicone shell. Silicone implants are filled with a firmer gel material encased in a silicone shell. There are pros and cons to both types of implants; our team will help you select the best type of implant for your needs and goals.
Saline implants are filled after the shell has been placed in the breast; the advantage of this is that the surgeon can make a smaller incision through which to insert the shell. Silicone implants are pre-filled, thereby requiring a larger incision. However, many women feel that silicone implants feel more natural than saline implants.
The profile of an implant refers to how far it projects from the body. A high-profile implant has a rounder shape and is more defined. A low-profile implant is wider and flatter. In general, high-profile implants enhance the breasts more dramatically than low-profile implants.
There are several different incision types:
The type of incision that the surgeon uses depends on several factors, including your anatomy, the type of implant being placed and the surgeon’s personal preference.
After surgery, the BOD team will schedule several follow-up visits to ensure your breasts are healing properly and you aren’t experiencing any complications.
You will need to wear a special surgical support bra for several weeks as your breasts heal. You may experience minor discomfort, but it can be quelled with pain medication prescribed by our doctors. You should refrain from any strenuous activity — including bending, lifting and straining — during your initial recovery, and slowly incorporate more activity into your routine as your body heals from surgery.