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
"Dr. Edwards and staff, A long-awaited review. Dr. Edwards performed my Replacement Breast Augmentation with a lift, and I couldn't be happier. He took the time to listen to my needs and wants, we discussed it several times during my journey. During my post opp, when Dr. Edwards was discussing the surgery outcome, he covered things we spoke about in our earlier appointments; it confirmed he cared and listened to my needs and wants. This was my third breast surgery (First by Dr. Edwards) and is the best-looking BY FAR! Dr. Edwards exceeded my expeditions and IS my go-to Doctor moving forward. Sincerely Thank You, Jennifer M."- J.M. / Google / Oct 01, 2022
"The staff from the minute you walk through the front desk all the way to the surgeon ( Dr Edwards) and his team were genuine and provided top-notch customer service. I was treated with care and couldn’t be happier with the results of my breast augmentation revision. Do yourself a favor and don’t go anywhere else."- M.D. / Google / Nov 12, 2022
"The minute I stepped into the office for my consultation, I noticed right away how nice and clean the lobby is and the front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Upon meeting Dr. Higgins, I knew this was the place to get my breast augmentation. They were extremely knowledgeable, professional, positive and I felt very safe. I was prepped very well and loved the extra care they give their patients with a vitamin regiment. On the day of surgery, all the nurses and Dr. Higgins were extremely positive, uplifting and friendly and calmed all my nerves. I've never felt more comfortable going under the knife! Dr. Higgins called the night of for a check-up and all post-op appointments with Dr. Higgins and the rest of his staff have been a positive experience. They even were able to work with my schedule since we live 2.5 hours away. Highly recommend going to Plastic Surgery Vegas and to see Dr. Higgins for any cosmetic surgery you may be wanting!"- B.F. / Google / Dec 17, 2022
"I previously had breast augmentation surgery done 10 years ago with Dr Edwards and loved him so much that I went back to him to get a revision. I have had 7 kids and exclusively breastfed every one of them( literally no bottles- I know I was crazy! ) With time and age I knew I wanted a lift and to see Dr Edwards again to go over all my questions and to schedule my surgery. He performed my breast lift and implants in February 2023. I can’t say enough great things about him. He is professional, informative, caring, genuine, settles any nervousness you have, always has a smile on his face, respectful, comforting, knowledgeable, patient and very detailed. I knew I wanted to return to him because he made me feel safe and his work is AMAZING! If you’re considering surgery you need to go see Dr. Edwards. He will exceed your expectations! I just love him and I love the work he has done. I am so beyond happy! I can’t thank him enough! I just love him!"- P.M. / Google / Mar 11, 2023
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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