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Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast Augmentation in Las Vegas NV
Breast augmentation is a type of plastic surgery procedure that changes the size, shape and firmness of a woman’s breast using an either a silicone implant, a saline implant, or fat transferred from a patient’s midsection. In 2013, there were nearly 300,000 breast augmentations performed in the United States. Many of these patients chose to undergo breast enhancement surgery to increase breast size: to boost self-confidence and to increase sex appeal. However, breast implants are not only for women who want to simply enhance their breasts. For patients with tubular breasts, constricted breasts, asymmetric breasts, and a history of breast cancer, breast augmentation serves to restore what would be considered a “normal” breast. For moms who have lost breast volume after childbirth or breastfeeding, a breast lift can help to restore a perkier, more youthful look. Whether it is for enhancement, normalization or reconstruction, breast augmentation surgery is a safe and regularly performed procedure in our Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Practice. Back to Top
An Individualized Approach to Breast Augmentation
Every patient has different needs and desires when it comes to altering the appearance of their breasts. While some patients may only desire a slight increase in breast size, others may want to enlarge their breasts by two or three cup sizes. Here are just a few reasons why women choose to enhance their breasts:
- Increase size
- Create more symmetry
- Improve self-confidence
- Look better in clothing
- Increase sex appeal
- Alter the position of the nipple
Your Augmentation Options
Breast implants can be inserted by using a variety of methods. Doctors have been performing these types of cosmetic surgeries since the 1960s, and the surgical methods have come a long way since then. Scientific advances in technology and medicine have made the surgery safer, faster and easier for the patient. The three main types of breast enhancements that are used today are:
- Saline implants filled with saline solution
- Silicone implants filled with silicone gel
- Cohesive gel implants
- Fat Grafting to the Breasts using Liposuction Fat from your midsection
Types of Incisions
Implants can be inserted in the breast through a variety of incisions. Depending on the situation, some types of incisions will be more appropriate than others. The three main incision types are:
- Inframmary – The inframammary incision is made in the natural crease under the breast.
- Transaxillary – The transaxillary incision is made on the natural fold of the underarm.
- Periareolar – A periareolar incision is made where the border of the areola and regular breast skin meets.
If a patient is getting a breast enlargement and a breast lift, the surgeon will use a combination of different incisions to accommodate both procedures.
Preparing For A Breast Augmentation
It is recommended that you stop using tobacco products and medications such as blood thinners and diet pills at least three weeks before surgery. Feel free to follow your normal exercise routine until the time of your surgery. Individual preparation instructions will be provided to do prior to your surgery.
The recovery time for a breast augmentation usually takes about five to seven days. After your procedure, the doctor will more than likely prescribe you with pain medication as well as an antibiotic to prevent possible infections. Most women feel a stretching sensation that is similar to the feeling of sore muscles or muscle spasms. By avoiding certain arm movements, you can limit your pain and soreness by refraining from lifting, pulling, or pushing heavy items.
Post-Operative Breast Augmentation Massage
Breasts massages are an important part of the recovery process as it helps keep implants soft and loose in the muscle pocket. Once your breast pain and soreness starts to go away, you should massage your breasts at least three times a day. Massages should continue for approximately three to four months after the pain has gone away.
Costs of a Las Vegas Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation cost varies based on the style, filler, and brand of implant that is selected. While some practices may advertise discount rates, we often ask if it would be wise to choose a discount Brain Surgeon if you needed one? Some patients may need additional procedures such as a lift. We pride ourselves on the quality of our customer service and our patient testimonials speak for themselves. Here are some general estimates for the costs of common breast procedures.
Your Initial Consultation
The initial Las Vegas Breast Augmentation consultation is intended to show you how a customized breast enhancement can alter your appearance in a positive way. Dr. Khorsandi will use the VECTRA 3D system to create a simulation of your body. This system will model various implants on your body. The doctor will also assess your goals and desires for the surgery to best determine your augmentation options. A variety of things will also be noted during your examination such as:
- Size, shape and symmetry of breasts
- Size, shape and symmetry of nipples & areola
- Width of cleavage
- Height and width of breasts
- Sagging of breasts
- Location of the breast fold
- Size and shape of chest wall and ribs
- Spine curvature
- Scars and stretch marks
- Existence of scar tissue, lumps and cysts
- Breast tissue quality
All of the above factors will be considered before a doctor can properly advise you of your breast augmentation options.