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.
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.