Breast Augmentation in Plano, TX
If you’re looking for breast augmentation in Plano, Frisco, or the greater Dallas metro area, visit our board certified plastic surgeons at the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas. As a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, they can help you make your aesthetic goals a reality!
Every woman has an internal view of their self-image. A woman’s breasts are defining features of her body. Oftentimes, our mind’s eye and the reality of the breast contour, shape, and size are much different. Some women are satisfied with their natural breasts. However, for others, their breasts can create a negative body image. For some women, surgery provides an option in achieving an aesthetically pleasing appearance to the chest.
Breast Augmentation Results
Augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to enhance breast size and shape. For those in Dallas, breast augmentation can be thoroughly discussed with our board certified plastic surgeons, who can help you choose the right implants for your body and specific breast augmentation objectives.
Dallas, Frisco, McKinney and Plano breast augmentation patients can choose between saline and silicone gel breast implants. They will also need to consider their options with incision locations (through the areola, under the breast crease, or under the armpit), and placement type (behind of or in front of the muscle).
When choosing the breast implants for your breast enhancement surgery, you should consider:
- Type (silicone-gel or saline)
- Texture (smooth or textured)
- Placement (above or beneath the chest muscle)
- Insertion (through the nipple, under arm, or crease beneath the breast)
Selecting the implant that is best suited for you can lead to a satisfying breast augmentation experience.
Some questions to ask during a breast augmentation consultation:
- What size would be appropriate for me? How do I decide?
- How long is the recovery period?
- What are the risks associated with this procedure?
- What are the differences in incision types?
- What type of breast implants should I choose?
- What will be the total cost of this procedure?
- What should I expect post-surgery?
- What are the risks/benefits of this procedure?
During an initial consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons, you can have all of your questions answered in a professional manner. All of our procedures are performed in our state-licensed surgical facility located in Plano, Texas. Contact the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas to schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons to find out if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation.
Experience the Mental and Emotional Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation can offer mental and emotional benefits when it improves the breasts’ appearance. Likewise, surgery to reconstruct breast shape after mastectomy, or to enhance a deficit in breast size after pregnancy or breastfeeding, can provide tremendous improvement in self-image.
Breast augmentation, also known as “augmentation mammoplasty”, is a surgical procedure to enlarge breasts through the placement of breast implants. Whether performed to achieve a woman’s personal goal of larger breasts, or to restore breasts to pre-pregnancy size and shape or breasts lost to mastectomy or injury, our board certified plastic surgeons will be happy to meet with you to discuss the options available.
As the decision to have breast augmentation is a very personal choice, each woman must decide for herself if the benefits of implants will accomplish her goals and if the risks and possible complications are acceptable to her. A consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons of the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas is designed to discuss your goals, evaluate your individual case and fully educate you about your surgery. In addition, the variety of options available and the likely outcomes, risks and potential complications will be thoroughly explained during your consultation.
The Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation
If you’re physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate. The best candidates for surgery at the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas are women who are looking for improvement in the way they look.
While the results for the vast majority of breast augmentation patients are more than satisfactory, the patient needs to be aware of the limitations of their body and the procedure itself.
Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. Before you decide to have breast augmentation, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with our board certified plastic surgeons.
Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas offers a wide range of state-of-the-art breast augmentation surgeries, as well as the very latest in surgical approaches and techniques. Our board certified plastic surgeons will discuss the variety of breast implants and surgeries with you during your personalized consultation.
A good candidate for a breast enhancement is someone who is:
- Dissatisfied with having small breasts
- In good physical health
- Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Realistic in her expectations and goals
Breast Augmentation Procedure
Although our detailed procedure page features before and after breast augmentation photos to help you visualize potential results, more can be learned about breast implant surgery during an initial consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons.
Crease incision (“inframammary fold”): Currently one of the most common incision sites used by our board certified plastic surgeons, the breast crease is an excellent location, since any scars are hidden on the underside of the breast.
Nipple/areola incision (“periareolar”): The incisions are made on the areola, which ensures that the pigmented skin of that area will mask any scars. This method is often selected by women who are also undergoing a breast lift. Within close distance to Frisco, our board certified plastic surgeons can discuss this option with you if desired.
Underarm incision (“transaxillary”): Hidden in the natural skin folds in the underarm; these incisions are not made on the breasts, thereby ensuring that no scarring on the breasts will occur. The implant can then be easily inserted into the prepared breast pocket by our board certified plastic surgeons.
To see the results that can be achieved with breast augmentation, please view before and after photos of past patients on the breast augmentation procedure page. In addition, we encourage you to read patient testimonials to get an idea of the care offered at the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas.
Learn More About Breast Implants
If you’ve been thinking about getting breast implants, consider the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas. With years of experience and a friendly and helpful staff, we can help make your decision an easy one.
The Differences Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants
The outer shell of both silicone and saline implants is made of solid silicone material. Silicone gel breast implants are filled with silicone gel, which is a semi-solid form of silicone. On the other hand, saline-filled breast implants, while comprised of a solid silicone outer shell, are filled with the same kind of salt water that is used in I.V. fluids.
These implants vary in shell surface (i.e., smooth or textured), volume, shell thickness, profile and shape (i.e., round or anatomical). The breast implants are filled with sterile saline during the augmentation surgery; they are carefully checked to determine the exact amount of saline needed to achieve the patient’s goals and the best symmetry. If a saline implant should rupture, the body will absorb the saline.
The IDEAL IMPLANT®
Our board certified plastic surgeons are now offering the IDEAL IMPLANT as an additional option for breast augmentation. This new, saline-filled implant has a round, smooth surface that looks and feels similar to silicone gel implants, yet it was developed to provide women an alternative to the original saline-filled implants or silicone gel-filled implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT is structured with two separate chambers for holding the saline filler, creating a safe, natural-looking and feeling breast implant option for women seeking to feel more confident.
Benefits of IDEAL IMPLANT
- Dual chamber is another option to the traditional saline implants that only a few practices can offer
- Looks and feels like a silicone gel implant
- Integrity of the implant is reassured just by looking in the mirror
When considering augmentation mammoplasty, patients should be fully informed of their options, benefits and risks. Call the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas for more information regarding the IDEAL IMPLANT and other breast implant options.
The Safety of Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Silicone gel implants have received a lot of controversial attention over the past decade and more. Some women have claimed that silicone implants cause a variety of ailments, such as connective tissue disorders (CTD) or autoimmune diseases. In 1992, the FDA imposed a moratorium on silicone gel implants which meant that silicone implants would no longer be available for the general public. (However, in certain situations, these implants have been utilized, but under very strict guidelines.)
In 2000, the Institute of Medicine published its findings on the safety of silicone gel breast implants. This highly regarded scientific panel concluded that silicone gel implants do not increase the risk of autoimmune diseases such as lupus or cancer, as has been suggested in legal claims filed against silicone implant manufacturers. Instead, the Institute found that localized problems that may occur in the area of the breast implant were the primary concern. What is important to remember is the fact that there are no known causes for these CTD or autoimmune diseases, whether they occur in a woman with or without silicone gel breast implants.
In April of 2005, an FDA advisory panel recommended allowing certain silicone gel breast implants to be returned to the market; however, women seeking these should be aware of the strict conditions required. Among these conditions is that only board certified plastic surgeons are allowed to insert these implants.
The best implant type for you will be discussed at your consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons of the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas.
Surface of Implants
Another variable in breast implant types is the surface of the device. It may be either smooth or textured (i.e., multiple fine bumps on the surface).
The best implant surface for you will be discussed at your consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons of the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas.
Breast Implant Positions
Two options exist for positioning of the implant. In both cases, our board certified plastic surgeons will create a pocket where the implant will be placed. In the subglandular position, the implant is placed beneath the breast tissue but on top of the pectoralis muscle. In the submuscular position, the implant is placed either partially or completely beneath the pectoralis major muscle. In both cases, the breast implants will be centered underneath the nipples.
There are pros and cons of each of these placement positions. In general, the submuscular position provides an extra layer of muscle coverage and may offer less interference with mammograms. The subglandular position offers less postoperative discomfort and quicker recovery time.
The risks and benefits of each position (subglandular or submuscular) will be discussed in your consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons.
As with implant type, texture, and placement options, incision location is another variable. There are four incision types available.
- Inframammary fold incision or crease incision can vary in length from 3-6 cm and is probably the most common incision site currently used. The incision is made in the fold (or crease) beneath the breast. The scar should not be visible with the exception of when a woman is lying flat on her back.
- Periareolar incision or nipple incision is also a very commonly used incision today. This incision is made around the pink portion of the nipple/areola complex and has the advantage that the scar will blend in upon healing.
- Transaxillary incision or armpit incision offers the benefit of no scars to the breasts. The incision is made in the natural folds of skin in the armpit and the implant inserted into the prepared pocket in the breast; therefore, there is no telltale scar on the breast.
- TUBA (Transumbilical Breast Augmentation) is the newest procedure available for saline breast implants. This incision is made in the edge or rim of the bellybutton (or umbilicus). Using an endoscope (a slender instrument), a tunnel is fashioned through the subcutaneous fat just under the skin until it reaches the loose breast tissue. Once a pocket has been developed, the implant is inserted in the tunnel up to the pocket and inflated with saline.
The TUBA method is less invasive than other methods; therefore, there are many advantages to this approach. The patient recovery period is shorter due to less trauma to the breast tissues during surgery. The single incision scar is very small and remotely located from the breasts. The risk of injury to nerves supplying sensation to the breasts or nipples is reduced.
The risks and benefits of each incision type will be discussed in your consultation with our team.
All Surgery Carries Some Uncertainty and Risk
Every surgical procedure has risks and possible complications such as bleeding, infection and scarring.
Breast augmentation is relatively straightforward; however, there are specific potential complications associated with this procedure. It is very important for women who are considering breast implants to understand these potential complications and weigh their options and decisions before proceeding with the surgery.
The most common problem is capsular contracture. As part of the healing process after breast augmentation surgery, your body will form a lining of scar tissue or capsule around the implant. It is possible that over time, this capsule will begin to harden or tighten excessively. This contracture can cause the breast to change shape and cause pain and discomfort. Capsular contracture may occur on one side or both or not at all. Capsular contracture can be treated in several ways and sometimes requires either removal or “scoring” of the scar tissue, or perhaps removal or replacement of the breast implant.
A small percentage of women develop an infection around an implant. This may occur at any time, but is most often seen within a week after surgery. In some cases, the implant may need to be removed for several months until the infection clears. A new implant can then be inserted.
Some women report that their nipples become oversensitive, less sensitive, or even numb. You may also notice small patches of numbness near your incisions. These symptoms usually disappear with time but may be permanent in some patients.
If you have nursed a baby within the year before augmentation, you may produce milk for a few days after surgery. This may cause some discomfort, but can be treated with medication prescribed by our board certified plastic surgeons.
Breast Implants and Cancer Risk
While there is no evidence that breast implants cause breast cancer, they may change the way mammography is done to detect cancer. When you request a routine mammogram, be sure to go to a radiology center where technicians are experienced in the special techniques required to get a reliable x-ray of a breast with an implant. Additional views will be required. Ultrasound examinations may be of benefit in some women with implants to detect breast lumps or to evaluate the implant.
While the majority of women do not experience these complications, you should discuss each of them with our board certified plastic surgeons to make sure you understand the risks of breast augmentation.
During your consultation, you will discuss the details of breast augmentation in Plano, Texas with our plastic surgeon who will answer any questions you may have.
To see the results that can be achieved with breast implants, please view before and after photos of past patients. In addition, we encourage you to read patient testimonials to get an idea of the care offered at the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas.
What is the Cost of Breast Augmentation in Plano?
The average cost of a breast augmentation procedure is $6,100 to $7,200, depending on the size and type of implant necessary to create your ideal look, and the extent of surgery necessary to achieve that goal. Our practice accepts CareCredit as a financing option.
When you choose to undergo breast augmentation, finding the right physician is crucial to the success of your procedure. Our board certified plastic surgeons of the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas offers highly qualified services to residents and visitors in the Plano, TX and Frisco, TX areas, as well as the communities surrounding Dallas.
We offer the highest level of patient care available by customizing each treatment plan for the patient’s unique needs and concerns, and our board certified plastic surgeons record of success speaks for itself. Our clients love their new aesthetics, self-confidence, and outlook on life!
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