About Breast Augmentation
What makes a woman decide to have breast augmentation in Boca Raton after she spends months, or even years, thinking about it? Many women whose breasts have become deflated after pregnancy and breastfeeding choose to restore their figure once their family is complete. Some women decide that they have lived with asymmetrical or misshapen breasts long enough and it’s time to take action. Still, others research the procedure, learn that it is safe and straightforward, and elect to create the fuller, shapelier look they have always wanted. No matter what’s motivating you, don’t spend any more time just thinking about breast enlargement in Boca Raton. When you request a FREE consultation with Dr. Steven Schuster or Dr. Daniel Kovacs, you can feel confident that you are in good hands. Both warm, caring, highly trained plastic surgeons, Dr. Schuster and Dr. Kovacs will consider your individual needs carefully, then help you understand and think through your options.
The Basics – Breast Enlargement
At Schuster Plastic Surgery, your breast enlargement procedure will be customized for you. During this procedure, a breast implant is placed inside a pocket formed underneath the breast tissue called the capsule or pocket. Dr. Schuster or Dr. Kovacs will help you choose from several breast augmentation options including implant size and shape, and incision location. They have experience placing breast implants both above and below the chest muscle. Many women can benefit from a mastopexy, or breast lift, combined with breast augmentation in Palm Beach County. Moms interested in mommy makeover surgery often need to restore both volume and position to regain a youthful profile.
YOUR PROCEDURE, YOUR NEW LOOK
Breast enlargement surgery usually takes around two hours. It’s performed as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. You’ll return home the same day in a soft bandage or elastic bra with oral pain relievers to take for a few days as needed. Most women find they can go back to work in a few to several days, adding more strenuous activities gradually over a two- to three-week period. With their extensive training, years of experience and dedication to continuing education, Dr. Schuster or Dr. Kovacs can create beautiful, natural-looking breasts for you.
If you’re like most of their patients, you’ll be thrilled with your new shape. You’ll look forward to more clothing options—wearing dresses, tops and bathing suits you might have left on the rack before surgery. You’re very likely to feel more satisfied with your appearance and you may even find your self-confidence at a new level.
To assist you in your thought process, take a look at some breast augmentation before and after photos. Boca Raton women can look shapely and natural whether they choose to go a little bigger or much larger.
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THE DOCTORS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS
There are many aspects of breast surgery you’ll want to discuss when you come in for your consultation. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your concerns and cosmetic goals. In the meantime, here are answers to questions many of our patients have about breast enlargement.
WILL BREAST AUGMENTATION MAKE MY BREASTS MORE LIKELY TO SAG?
All breasts relax over time for several reasons: gravity stretches the skin, the skin loses elasticity and breast tissue often decreases with weight changes and pregnancy. Therefore, you can expect your breasts to sag whether or not there are implants. Though the implants do increase the weight of the breasts, the breast implants and capsule can also provide internal support. After breast augmentation, breasts usually don’t sag as rapidly as they would have if they were naturally larger, but they do relax faster than if they remained small.
CAN I BREASTFEED AFTER SURGERY?
Most women can breastfeed successfully after breast augmentation, but you will not know for sure until you actually try. During surgery, we can minimize the impact to the milk ducts by placing the breast implants below the chest muscle and keeping incisions away from the nipples. Before your surgery, it’s important to inform us of your future desire to breastfeed.
CAN I COMBINE OTHER PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES WITH MY BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Yes. Many women in Boca Raton interested in breast augmentation choose a mommy makeover to restore a more youthful, pre-pregnancy shape. This customized set of procedures commonly includes a breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction.
BREAST AUGMENTATION OPTIONS IN BOCA RATON
To give you the most beautiful and natural-looking results, Dr. Steven Schuster and Dr. Daniel Kovacs offer several options to customize your breast augmentation surgery in Boca Raton.
You will work with them to choose from various breast implant options, as well as make choices about how the procedure will be performed. Each decision will depend on your unique anatomy and your personal aesthetic goals.
Our surgeons can help you envision your choices using advanced 3D imaging software to help you feel even more confident about your choices.
To find out more about your breast augmentation options, request a FREE consultation with Dr. Steven Schuster or Dr. Daniel Kovacs. They believe that personalized procedures achieve the most natural-looking outcomes.
Breast Implant Type
When you visit our surgeons in Boca Raton for breast augmentation, you will be able to choose either saline or cohesive silicone gel breast implants.
This decision is based primarily on your personal preference because both types of implants are FDA-approved, though patients must be at least 22 years old to choose silicone implants.
The latest generation of silicone implants are filled with cohesive silicone gel that cannot leak if the implant ruptures. Patients often say that these breast implants feel more like natural breast tissue than saline-filled implants.
Saline implants are filled after placement and therefore require a smaller incision and allow for greater flexibility in sizing.
BREAST IMPLANT SIZE & PROFILE
Choosing the “right” Boca Raton breast implants is a highly personal decision that depends on the vision you have for yourself. Dr. Schuster and Dr. Kovacs are experienced in giving patients a natural look so that their enhanced breasts beautifully integrate with their frame and existing breast tissue.
They will determine the implant size for your goals and the implant “profile” (which determines how far your breasts project from your body) to create attractive cleavage and a beautiful look.
INCISION & IMPLANT PLACEMENT
When determining where to place the breast augmentation incision, Dr. Schuster or Dr. Kovacs will consider your desires and the implant type being used.
They typically place the incisions either around the areola, under the breast or in the armpit because these locations result in minimal scarring for most patients. Silicone implants usually require larger incisions than saline implants.
The breast implants can be placed either between the breast tissue and the chest muscle (subglandular) or below breast tissue and the chest muscle (subpectoral placement).
The most common placement is subpectoral because it can hide the implant more effectively and has also been shown to reduce the incidence of capsular contracture (a hardening of scar tissue around the implant).
Let’s Get Started Today!
THE DOCTORS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS
Since women often have many questions about their breast augmentation options in Palm Beach County, we’ll answer a few of the ones we are asked most frequently. During your consultation, we will ensure we thoroughly review all of your options and address any concerns.
HOW DO I CHOOSE WHAT SIZE I SHOULD BE?
We’ve performed breast augmentation for many years and helped thousands of women decide how large they should go, taking into account body type, lifestyle, and many other factors. When we meet, we’ll show you a variety of breast implants and help you choose the specific model that will give you the look you’re seeking. To assist you in your thought process, we can use our 3D imaging software to give you an idea of how your breasts may look after surgery. You can also see breast augmentation before and after photos of some of our patients to get an idea of the results attained through different implant choices.
ARE SILICONE IMPLANTS REALLY SAFE?
After 14 years of study – making silicone breast implants some of the most studied of all medical devices – in 2006 the US Food and Drug Administration approved a new generation of silicone gel implants for women aged 22 and older. Silicone has many medical uses, including a variety of applications inside the body, and silicone gel implants are considered very safe.
WILL THE IMPLANTS RUPTURE?
There’s no guarantee that your breast implants will last a lifetime. Saline breast implants occasionally rupture and deflate, with the solution harmlessly absorbed by the body. While it’s possible for cohesive silicone gel implants to rupture, the filling is likely to remain within the breast capsule. This is why regular MRIs are recommended for women with silicone gel implants – to detect “silent ruptures.”