Are you unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts? Dr. Basile has several options to help you achieve natural looking, or voluminous breasts to enhance your appearance and confidence.
Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances your breasts, improves their shape and symmetry and adds overall fullness. Breast Augmentation continues to lead the industry as one of the most-performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. The procedure can be performed alone or be used in combination with a breast lift for optimal results.
If you are dissatisfied with the current shape or volume of your breasts or asymmetry of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for a Breast Augmentation procedure. You must have fully developed breasts in order to qualify for this procedure, therefore candidates must be 18 years old for saline breast implants, or 22 years old for silicone breast implants. Women often choose to have breast augmentation surgery to enhance naturally small or asymmetrical breasts or to restore volume and contour loss with age or after pregnancy or weight loss. No matter what their reason for undergoing a breast augmentation, patients should have realistic goals in mind to be successful candidates.
Before breast augmentation surgery, a consultation will take place where Dr. Basile will discuss the patient’s options when it comes to breast implant type, placement, and incision techniques. In understanding Breast Augmentation, you should know the options available to you regarding the type of incision, augment, and breast implant options. If you prefer implants, you have two options:
Saline implants are FDA-approved for those 18 and older and provide a firm structure for the breasts. These implants are filled with sterile saltwater, therefore, they are harmless in the case of a rupture or leak.
Silicone breast implants are also FDA-approved for those 22 and older. They are filled with a silicone gel which provides a more natural fatty feel similar to real breast tissue. Candidates interested in silicone implants must be cautious as ruptures can be more damaging to the body than a saline implant.
Whether you have saline or silicone breast implants, your incision can be periareolar, around the nipple; inframammary, underneath the crease of the breast; or transaxillary, underneath the armpit. Although you may have your preference of location, it is important to note that Dr. Basile may have a suggestion based on the type of implant and your goal in size. No matter what type of incision is used, Dr. Basile will be careful to place the incisions where scarring can be easily concealed. Depending on the type of implant and your body type, Dr. Basile will either place it in a pocket over or under the pectoral muscle. Once the implant is placed, the incisions will be closed with sutures and bandaged.
If you prefer another form of enhancement, Dr. Basile also offers Fat Transfer breast augmentation which uses Liposuction to transfer your own body’s fat to your breasts. The procedure offers a less invasive, more subtle enhancement for those who are candidates.
After your breast augmentation surgery, you will be given specific instructions from Dr. Basile on how to properly recover. To assist in reducing pain, he will prescribe you medication to ensure optimum comfort. You can expect some degree of swelling, bruising, and tightness that will diminish over the course of your recovery. You must refrain from physical activity for one week post-surgery and slowly resume your normal schedule after seven days. However, recovery time will vary depending on your type of breast augment, the placement of the implant, and if you choose implants.
Once swelling has diminished and your implants have settled, you can begin to enjoy the results of your breast augmentation with fuller, more symmetrical breasts. It is important to attend all necessary post-op appointments with Dr. Basile to ensure your incisions have healed properly and that your implants remain in good condition.
If you want to have fuller, more voluminous breasts, Dr. Basile can help you select the option that is best for you and your body to achieve your goals. Schedule your consultation in Jacksonville, Florida today!
Are breast implants under warranty?
Most breast implants are under warranty for 10 years. This means that the manufacturer will replace your implant if it leaks or ruptures within the first 10 years after your surgery.
Can breast implants cause pain years later?
If you experience pain years after your breast augmentation, this can be a sign of complications such as capsular contracture, implant leaks, or implant rupture. You should schedule an appointment with a plastic surgeon.
Can breast implants last 30 years?
It is possible for breast implants to last 30 years without complications. While not intended to be lifetime devices, breast implants commonly last for 20 years or more.
Can fat be transferred to breasts?
Fat can be transferred to your breasts using liposuction. Excess fat will be harvested from other areas of your body (abdomen, buttocks, thighs), purified, and then transferred to your breasts.
Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?
Your plastic surgeon will likely recommend that you avoid lifting your arms above the shoulder for about two weeks after your breast augmentation.
Can you breast feed after breast augmentation
Most patients find no difficulty breastfeeding after their breast augmentation.
What is capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue around a breast implant hardens and squeezes the implant. Capsular contracture can be painful and must be corrected surgically.
How long is breast augmentation recovery?
Most patients find that they are ready to return to most normal activity after about a week, and on average, breast augmentations are fully healed after about six weeks or so. Healing time varies by patient.
What is natural breast augmentation?
Natural breast augmentation is also known as fat transfer augmentation. This procedure uses fat collected by liposuction from other areas of the body, which is then injected into the breasts.
How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?
An imaging test, such as an MRI or ultrasound, can detect leaking saline or silicone. You should also be aware of lumps or other changes to the size and/or shape of your breasts.