what is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a procedure that adds volume to breasts for a fuller appearance. It is generally known to be one of the most desired cosmetic surgeries, providing women who dislike their breasts effective opportunities for improvement. Using breast implants or fat grafting, this enhancement surgery improves breast shape, size, and symmetry, and creates a beautiful and youthful outcome. Our cosmetic team is highly trained in executing this surgery and performs countless breast augmentations every year. During your consultation at Plastic Surgery Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, we will listen to your concerns and educate you on all of the options while also creating a personalized surgical plan to help you attain your aesthetic goals.
Breast Implant Options
During your consultation, the correct implant will be selected based on your body size and shape, as well as your desired outcome. Breast implants are made in different shapes, sizes, textures, and profiles — each of which is taken into consideration in order to reach the desired aesthetic goal. Still, the most commonly chosen breast implants are saline or silicone, both widely chosen and approved to use per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An important fact is that individuals considering saline implants must be at least 18 years of age while patients must be at least 22 years old in order to undergo surgery with silicone. Other considerations include a form-stable implant known as a gummy bear implant and a fat transfer. Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other distinct factors to consider.
Breast implant size is distinguished based on the cubic centimeters (CCs) of silicone or saline used. To decide on the right volume, we will look at how much native breast tissue exists and the size you desire to be. In the operating room, it is common for our surgical team to temporarily switch out several implants to get a better idea of a suitable fit.
Breast implants are made in either a round or teardrop shape. Both of these shapes are widely used; however, the majority of our patients select a round implant. It often appears more natural and adds a fullness to the top portion of the breast that the majority of patients want.
Implant profile references how far out the implant looks (projection). Meaning, this is what one sees from the side view. Most projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.
Making Your Choices
These options may appear overwhelming, but agreeing to the appropriate implant is easy once the objectives are discussed during your private consultation at Plastic Surgery Vegas. These considerations, combined with the experience of our skilled team, help to ensure the anticipated outcome is attained.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"Dr. Edwards is amazing. After several surgeries by other doctors I had lost hope to have beauitful breasts. Dr. Edwards was confident and assured me that he would be able to help. I have visited other doctors that were not willing to take my case. Dr. Edwards was up for the challenge and did not disappoint. I am so thankful for Dr. Edwards and his amazing staff. I feel confident and beauitful! After 7 revisions I finally have what I always wanted- amazing breasts!"- P.W. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2016
"Had my breast augmentation and implants done and they are the best decision I ever made ! The office staff is amazing and so helpful. My mother also had her breast reduction done by edwards and they look amazing! I later came back to have Botox done by KIM to help alleviate my headaches , and so far so good! I highly recommend! And dr edwards came highly recommended by people in the medical field! So happy! Erin Michelle Barton"- E.B. / Yelp / Feb 19, 2016
"After contemplating a breast augmentation for many years i began to research plastic surgeons in Las Vegas . I had heard good things about Dr. Edwards from several friends who had work done by him and were pleased with their results. After seeing him and a few other doctors in the area I knew right away I was making the right choice by choosing Dr. Edwards and was certain I would be getting A+ work. He is very honest and realistic about what type of results you will get after your surgery and takes the time to go over your body with you and only gives you options that will look good for your body type specifically. I also never felt rushed. I was very confused on what size I should get and the Dr. as well as his staff was very patient with me as I went back a couple times just to try on implant sizes. Dr. Edwards is one of the most compassionate, caring doctors I have ever met and although he is running a business i never felt like he was after my money and I truly feel like his number one priority was my safety and to make me feel as comfortable as possible while going through with my breast augmentation. I had my surgery at Flamingo surgery center and I have nothing but good things to say about the staff there. They put my nerves at ease and made the surgery process easier than I expected. The Anesthesiologist Dr. Boman is very gentle and kind , and very experienced ( he is also pretty funny ). You can be assured you are in good hands. Dr. Edwards is available all hours of any day and always there to answer questions you may have before and after surgery. It has been three weeks out from surgery and so far I am very pleased with my results. I have already recommended Dr. Edwards to a friend who is having her breasts done by him later this month, just as I would recommend him to anyone looking for a doctor who truly cares for his patients and does amazing plastic surgery ! Thank you again to Dr Edwards, Dr. Boman, Kathy, Jackie Perez, Kelly and everyone at the flamingo surgery center for everything you have done for me !"- E.R. / Yelp / Nov 04, 2013
"If you are considering breast augmentation, Dr. Edwards is the best! This was my second surgery, a remove and replace, after having kids. The staff was very helpful, both Kathy and Jacqueline, for everything from choosing the right size, to calming my doubts. They were very friendly and professional. Dr. Edwards is very reassuring. His calm and caring attitude made me feel special and like he really was listening to what I wanted. I am healing very quickly and without issues. I am very happy with my entire experience and highly recommend Dr. Edwards!"- A.N. / Yelp / Jan 10, 2017
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. MICHAEL EDWARDS :) This review is LONG OVERDUE!! Dr. Michael Edwards and his staff helped to give me my confidence back with my 56 year old body! I interviewed just one other surgeon before I met Dr. Edwards. When I met Dr. Edwards, I knew I wanted him to do my surgery. He EDUCATES you to make an informed decision. I had breast augmentation with lift on 5/12/16 and have not had one moment of regret. His staff, Cathy and Jacqueline (I apologize if I left anyone out!) are honest and caring!! By far, my decision to have this done was worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY! Please don't settle Ladies...you want HIM and his staff to take care of you!!"- E.T. / Yelp / Jun 10, 2017
Is breast augmentation for me?
The decision to undergo cosmetic breast surgery is personal. If you are contemplating breast augmentation, it is essential you do it for yourself. You should be healthy with breasts that are formed and be the appropriate age to have implants. If you are dissatisfied with the aesthetics of your breasts because they seem lifeless, you could benefit from this surgery. In addition, if your breasts have changed due to aging, nursing, or weight loss, this treatment can bring them back to life with increased shape and fullness. It is also a welcomed option if you weight train or have an overall lack of natural breast mass.
breast augmentation Technique
Incision placement, as well as implant placement, are factors that are generally made prior to your breast augmentation. During the procedure, an incision is created and then the appropriate breast implant will be placed into its position. Regardless of the incision type, scarring is usually minimal. There are two techniques that may be applied for implant placement. These include either under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle. Where to insert the breast implant is based on varying factors, including the type and degree of implant enlargement.
after your surgery
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. After completing the incision, the breast implant will be inserted through the incision opening and deposited into a surgically created pocket, and then secured into its correct position. Following the placement of the implant, the incision is closed with skin adhesives or sutures. All patients will be taken into a recovery area and monitored prior to being released. You will be sent home wearing a recovery compression bra to assist with swelling. Several days after surgery, the swelling and bruising will start to slowly go away, and the breasts will start to look and feel normal as they settle into their new position. The majority of patients can resume normal activities within a few days; however, exercise should be avoided for a minimum of a couple of months. Breast augmentation produces gorgeous outcomes that look and feel natural. This procedure oftentimes can be life-changing for many patients, allowing them the opportunity to feel more comfortable in their own skin.
Breast augmentation FAQS
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your treatment plan might include implants, a lift, or both. A breast lift removes loose skin and raises the position of the breasts while augmentation enhances the size and shape of the breasts. During your consultation, we will listen to your needs and goals before explaining your treatment options. Breast augmentation and lift are often included in a mommy makeover to revitalize the body after breastfeeding and pregnancy.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after augmentation surgery, talk to our team during your consultation. It is usually possible to breastfeed after augmentation surgery with the right placement and technique. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter your results, which is why it is better to wait until your family is complete to have breast augmentation.
Can I have my implants removed?
You might decide that you would like to remove or replace your implants. If this is the case, we are pleased to offer breast revision surgery. In this procedure, your current implants can either be replaced with different implants or removed altogether. If you want to have your implants removed, you might need to have a breast lift since larger implants may stretch your skin. For any questions or concerns after your breast augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Vegas to discuss your options.
Do implants cause breast cancer?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is still investigating a possible link between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This isn't breast cancer, but it is a cancer of the immune cells. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), breast implant-related ALCL is very rare and if caught early, it's highly treatable. Our team encourages all patients with implants to get regular screenings for breast cancer.
stunning breast augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery is popular for many excellent reasons. This cosmetic surgery is considered safe and creates amazing outcomes. With an abundance of augmentation considerations, you can achieve the appearance you have always dreamed of. Plastic Surgery Vegas is pleased to offer this proven surgery, and we welcome you to learn more. Contact our practice in Las Vegas, NV to plan your initial consultation with our team.
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