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
"My experience at "Plastic Surgery Vegas" practice has been amazing.Everyone I came in contact with was very welcoming and professional. I can not speak highly enough of Dr. Higgins and his close staff (Laura & Kristin). This was to be my 4th breast augmentation in 25years (my 1st with Dr. Higgins), which included reconstruction/lift due to wanting to go smaller with this surgery. After my initial consultation with Dr. Higgins, I felt very comfortable and confident to proceed, but as a nurse, I had a few more questions. His reception had no problem scheduling an additional appointment to address any additional concerns. In my career as a nurse, I have met and worked with many physicians over the years. I have come across very few surgeons as authentic, caring, skilled and talented as Dr. Higgins. I felt that Dr. Higgins really listened to me, and addressed my questions and concerns. As most people are,,,, I was nervous about the surgery but felt very taken care of by Dr. Higgins and his staff all the way into to O.R. and just prior to being put to sleep. In all of my previous surgeries, I had never been met with such attention and compassion up to and beyond my surgery. Additionally, my results are PHENOMENAL, and have far exceeded my expectations. I would trust & recommend Dr. Higgins, as well as "Plastic Surgery Vegas" not only to complete strangers, but to anyone I love and care about. Las Vegas is a city that attracts lots of Plastic surgeons, which can make choosing a quality Plastic surgeon VERY difficult. I took my time, I did my research, and am extremely happy I did. If you expect quality care and results, Dr. Higgins, and Plastic Surgery Vegas will far exceed your expectations."- M.N. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Absolutely the most caring, kind staff there is. I was nervous about my breast augmentation and the entire staff was so sweet and helpful and made me very comfortable the entire time. I’m grateful for Dr. Edwards and his amazing staff for all their care pre, during, and post surgery!"- C.V. / Google / Jun 11, 2022
"I can not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Edwards, and his staff. His expertise, and amazing patient bedside manner is amazing! This was my second visit with him, and I would never choose another doctor. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for breast augmentation, or reconstructive surgery. I came into this visit with some concerns, and his gentle and knowledgeable way of handling them, left me feeling so at ease. A wonderful doctor."- J.B. / Google / Jul 02, 2022
"I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Edwards and couldn't be happier with the results. He is very kind and explains the process very clearly, ensuring you get the results you want. I saw a previous doctor and he didn't go over a-lot of the key points Dr.Edwards did to make you feel comfortable and confident. The office space is beautiful and the staff is very friendly! I also got a facial which was complementary and I decided to get another one in a few weeks."- K.H. / Google / Aug 09, 2022
"Plastic Surgery Vegas is a beautiful office along with a prompt staff. Everyone is always happy and welcoming towards the patients. I was honored to have met Dr. Edwards. He successfully completed my breast augmentation, and gave me beautiful results that complement my body. His medical assistant Kuishin is professional and has a warmth to her that made me feel comfortable. I was also able to experience a facial by one of the aestheticians, Victoria. She was very personable. She created a relaxing and clean environment for my facial."- I.D. / Google / Aug 26, 2022
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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