About Breast Augmentation
Cosmetic breast surgery is a procedure that reshapes the breasts to create a fuller appearance. It is often considered to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, offering women who are unhappy with their breast appearance many options for improvement. Using implants or a fat transfer, this procedure improves breast shape, size, and symmetry, and creates a beautiful and natural-looking outcome. Plano, TX cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Caruth is skilled in executing this surgery utilizing an innovative AWAKE technique, which he performs countless times each year. AWAKE breast augmentation is performed under local and oral-conscious sedation to allow patients to remain awake and involved in their augmentation process. During your consultation at Plano Aesthetics, Dr. Caruth will listen to your concerns and desires and educate you on all of the options available, while also creating a surgical plan to achieve your goals.
During your consultation with Dr. Caruth, the correct implant will be recommended based on your body frame as well as your aesthetic goals. Implants come in different sizes and shapes — all of which are taken into consideration in order to attain the desired result. Today, the most common implants are saline or silicone, both widely chosen and safely approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is important to mention that candidates considering saline implants must be 18 years of age, while patients must be at least 22 years old in order to receive augmentation with silicone. Other options include gummy bear implants and a fat transfer. Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other important factors to consider.
Implant size is determined based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To determine the appropriate amount, Dr. Caruth will look at how much original tissue exists and the size you desire to be. The benefit of AWAKE breast augmentation is your ability to give your feedback during surgery on the size of the implant.
Breast implants are made in either a round or teardrop shape. Both shapes are commonly used; however, a large majority of our patients prefer a round-shaped implant. It often looks more natural and adds a fullness to the upper breast that most patients desire.
Breast implant profile refers to the projection. Meaning, this is what one sees from the side view. The most common projections include low, intermediate, high, or extra high.
Making Your Choices
These options may appear overwhelming, but picking the correct implant is easy once your goals are discussed during the consultation. These considerations, combined with the knowledge of Dr. Caruth, ensure the right outcome is attained.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"I can't express how happy I am with the results of my Breast Augmentation. My previous implants seemed to have a slow leak, and Dr. Caruth's staff was able to schedule my surgery in less than one week. His "awake" procedure is simply brilliant. I was able to see an idea of what my results would be like in two different sizes, which was very impressive. I decided to get Juviderm as well at my follow-up appointment, and LOVE his conservative results. No one would ever guess that I had surgery or fillers, as the results look natural and beautiful. You won't meet a nicer staff anywhere. One of his assistants even held my hand during the surgery when I seemed nervous. I just can't say enough how lucky I feel to have had such a positive experience!"- C.A. / Yelp / Nov 10, 2014
"I was referred to Dr. Caruth by a friend who was very pleased with their results. I'm usually very uncomfortable discussing the details of any medical procedure, but Dr. Caruth and his team were great and made me feel at ease. My Smart Lipo procedure was great and the results were better than I anticipated. I was so happy and comfortable with Dr Caruth and the experience I'd had that when I was ready to look into breast augmentation, he was my first choice. He spent as much time as I needed discussing the various options and the benefits/disadvantages of each implant type and provided a recommendation based on my lifestyle and desired results. 3+ months after that procedure and I'm so happy with the results, again! I'm definately a loyal Dr. Caruth patient!"- C.S. / Yelp / Jun 10, 2014
"patient - The times I have been to Dr. Caruth's office, the wait was never more than 10 minutes. I had breast augmentation. He was very professional, explained the procedure and asked if I had questions. On the day of the surgery, Dr. Caruth and his staff were very prompt, explained everything in detail and ask me periodically if I was ok. I went back several times for check ups to make sure everything was healing properly. I have recently had another minor procedure which Dr. Caruth preformed. Everything went well."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 09, 2016
"Satisfied - Dr.Caruth is very knowledgable and experience Doctor with a great personality. His staff is very friendly..I went in for a breast augmentation and another procedure. During the both surgeries they made me feel very comfortable. The outcome was great and I am healing Very Well .. I love my new size of my breast and everything else.. I feel like a model...Thanks to Dr. Caruth"- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 25, 2016
"My whole life I was very self conscious about my breasts. I lost two modeling gigs because I couldn't fit the apparel. I went to 3 different consultations, Dr. Caruth being the first consultation of the day; I immediately fell in love with his staff, his professionalism and his sense of humor. I am only 19 years old and have never been under anesthesia so I decided to go with the awake breast augmentation. During the procedure Dr. Caruth's nurse Annie, talked me through everything! She stayed right where I could see her and she comforted me through the WHOLE THING! It was only been 2.5 weeks and I LOVE the results I have so far! I have more confidence now than I ever have and I know it can only get better from here! Absolutely no brushing, very little pain and the incision site is so little! I would recommend everybody to go to Dr. Caruth! They will treat you with respect and they answer every question I've ever had! I LOVE MY BODY! Thank you Dr. Caruth and staff!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 06, 2013
The choice to have breast enhancement surgery is personal. If you are contemplating this treatment, it is important you do it for the right reasons. You should be physically healthy with breasts that are developed, and be the appropriate age to get implants. If you are dissatisfied with the shape of your breasts because they appear deflated, you may benefit from breast augmentation surgery. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by weight loss or pregnancy, this treatment can bring them back to life with increased volume. It is also a welcomed solution if you lift weights or have an overall lack of natural breast tissue.
Incision type as well as implant placement are aspects that are made before surgery. During the procedure, an incision is created and then the implant will be slipped into its position. There are a couple of methods that may be used for implant placement. These include either submuscular placement (under the pec muscle), or submammary/subglandular placement (over the pec muscle). Where to place the implant is based on numerous factors including the type and degree of implant enlargement, as well as the opinion of Dr. Caruth. Regardless of the incision, scarring is usually rare. Implant placement is determined based on your body type, implant size, and lifestyle.
What to Expect
AWAKE breast enhancement surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery using local and oral-conscious sedation. Once the incision is made, the breast implant will be inserted through the incision and deposited into a pocket created for it, and then fitted into its proper position. After this process, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesives. All patients will be taken into our onsite recovery room and observed before being released. You will be sent home wearing a compression garment to assist with swelling. Within a few days, the swelling and bruising will start to decrease, and the breasts will begin to feel normal as they settle into their new position. The majority of patients can return to normal activities within the first week; however, exercise should be avoided for about 6 – 8 weeks. This surgery creates beautiful outcomes that look and feel natural. This treatment in most cases can be life changing for many patients, allowing them the chance to feel more self-assured.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast augmentation cost?
Your total cost for breast augmentation surgery will vary based on your implant choices and if you are having any other surgeries at the same time. Once your treatment plan is developed in your consultation, Dr. Caruth can talk to you about estimated costs and financing options. To ensure your results match your goals and last a long time, it's important to focus on quality over costs.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after breast augmentation, be sure to tell Dr. Caruth during your consultation. It is usually possible to breastfeed after implants with the right surgical technique and placement.
Do implants cause breast cancer?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still investigating a possible link between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This is not breast cancer, but cancer of the immune cells. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast implant-related ALCL is very rare and when caught early, it is easy to treat. Dr. Caruth encourages all patients with breast implants to get regular screenings for breast cancer. You should contact Plano Aesthetics if you notice any concerns, such as swelling or other visible changes.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
Get the Look You Want
Breast augmentation surgery is notorious for so many reasons. It is safe and effective, and produces gorgeous results. With an abundance of augmentation options, you can attain the look you have always dreamed of. Plano Aesthetics is excited to provide this proven procedure and we invite you to learn more. Contact Plano Aesthetics in Plano, TX to plan your private consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Caruth.