Breast Augmentation Center
Fort Lauderdale

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South Florida Breast Augmentation

While both males and females have mammary tissue, or breast, the difference in perception between the two is enormous. The majority of men rarely, if ever, think about their breasts, or “pecs.” Women’s breasts, however, are not only viewed as symbol of sexuality, their function in providing nourishment to our offspring intrinsically connects breasts with motherhood and beauty in most of our minds. Not surprisingly, there are many women who experience insecurity over the size of the breasts. Whether they are seen as too large or too small, it seems as though most women are dissatisfied by the breasts they were given by nature, and experience a lack of confidence as a result.​​

Fort Lauderdale
Breast Augmentation

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Types of Breast Augmentation

Many of these women elect to consult a plastic surgeon in order to undergo breast augmentation. These procedures involve the surgical alteration of the appearance and/or size of one’s breasts. Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States.

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South Florida's Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

There are three types of breast augmentation: breast implants, breast reduction and breast lifts.

Breast Implants are used in instances where the patient wishes to increase their breast size. This procedure typically takes place in women who average a B-cup or less. Breast implants are made out of either silicone or saline, and resemble rounded, clear water balloons which are supple to the touch. These implants are inserted into the chest through an incision in order to allow for the appearance of a fuller cup size. Breast cancer patients who have undergone a partial or total mastectomy may elect to receive reconstructive breast implants in order to replace their original breasts.

Fort Lauderdale Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is the process of surgically removing breast tissue in order to reduce a patient’s breast size. There are many different reasons why a patient may elect to have breast reduction surgery. In some cases, the woman’s frame is simply not strong enough to accommodate her breast size, which can lead to chronic back and neck pain as well as overall discomfort. In other cases, especially with athletes, the size of the breast restricts movement, preventing the patient from participating in their desired activities. Most women who elect to have a breast reduction surgery average a D cup or greater.

Fort Lauderdale
Breast Lift
Surgery

Breast lifts are different from receiving implants or a breast reduction, as a lift actually does very little to nothing in regards of changing the actual size of the breast. Rather, breast lifts are designed strictly to improve appearances. The plastic surgeon removes any excess or sagging skin which may be present around the patient’s breast area while also re-shaping the surrounding tissue.

This procedure results in the patient’s breasts appearing to be higher placed, firmer and “perkier.” Breast lifts are most common in women seeking to combat the effects of aging, as well as those who have experienced sagging as a result of breast feeding.
         
What Does Undergoing Breast Augmentation Entail?
The majority of breast augmentation operations are done an outpatient basis, meaning that the patient in checked-in, treated, monitored for recovery and release all within the same business day. The majority of the time, the patient is scheduled for a follow-up appointment the next day with their plastic surgeon and/or primary care provider.
            
Breast augmentations average an approximate hour and a half in duration, though complications may result in a far longer time frame. Typically, the patient spends about an hour in the operating room, and another thirty to fifty minutes recovering from the effects of anesthesia.
           

Most surgeries result in at least some level of physical pain, and breast augmentation is certainly no exception. For about forty-eight to sixty hours after the procedure, many patients experience moderate to strong discomfort in the chest area. This tenderness progressively fades away with time, though bruising make take longer to disappear.

Requirements for Undergoing Breast Augmentation?

 The first factor that a patient must consider when undergoing cosmetic breast augmentation is the fact that they are, in fact, undergoing a major surgery. Just because the end result is aesthetic rather than life-saving, the risks associated with the operation are similar, and the end result is permanent. Yes, implants can be removed, just as reduction patients can later return to their former size through surgery, yet to do so involves a whole separate procedure with all of its own related risks and recovery discomforts.   
Thus, a patient must be eighteen years or older in order to receive saline implants, while those wanting silicone must be twenty-two or older. All patients requesting breast augmentation surgery must also be able to pass a general physical proving that they are in good health.
           

As with any surgery, there is the risk that comes along with undergoing general anesthesia. Some patients tolerate being sedated well, while others have an adverse reaction, where they experience respiratory difficulties and other serious medical issues. In other instances, patients have been known to display a severe allergic reaction to general anesthesia.
           

Another inherent risk that comes along with any surgery is the risk of infection. While surgeons strive to keep their operating room and instruments completely sterile, it is still possible for bacteria and other germs to enter the bloodstream during the recovery process.
           

Most patients who receive either saline or silicone breast implants report little to no difficulty experienced beyond the initial discomfort felt during recovery. In some cases, the patient’s body has actually been known to “reject” the implant, causing it to shrink and draw in upon itself, leading to feelings of pain as well as an altered appearance and feel.
           

There is absolutely no conclusive data equating breast implants with an increased risk of breast cancer. However, it is important to note that breast implants do surgically alter the body, thus it is a good idea to get a baseline mammogram done before receiving implants and after to better detect any abnormalities in the future.