BREAST AUGMENTATION IN SARASOTA, FL
Breast Augmentation; Breast size can be a big source of self-consciousness and disappointment for many women who want more curves. Fortunately, women dissatisfied with the size and shape of their bust can achieve their preferred breast size through breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation is a permanent solution that typically uses synthetic breast implants to add volume and shape to a woman’s figure. At MedArt Clinic, board-certified cosmetic surgeons, offers natural-looking breast augmentation to help women feel more confident and happy with their appearance.
BREAST AUGMENTATION – WHAT IS IT?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that is performed to enhance the size, shape, and projection of a woman’s breasts. The result is a larger bust that meets the individual patient’s aesthetic goals.
Breast augmentation is most often performed using breast implants, which are typically made of silicone gel or liquid saline. A smaller number of patients elect to undergo autologous fat grafting for breast enhancement. During this procedure, the patient’s own fat is harvested from an area of excess bulk, then purified and redistributed to the breasts.
Augmentation with breast implants creates reliable and consistent results and allows patients to add significant volume during one surgery. Fat transfer can create a more natural-looking result, but is less predictable and does not allow for dramatic changes. The best procedure for each patient depends on their individual goals.
WHY CHOOSE BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Breast augmentation is a surgery designed to increase the size and prominence of the breasts, effectively enhancing a woman’s figure to appear more feminine and shapely. Most women gain confidence and find that clothing is more flattering after breast augmentation.
Some women who seek breast augmentation may wish to restore the look of their breasts following a life-changing event. While not medically necessary, cancer survivors often opt to undergo breast augmentation to replace their breast(s) following a single or double mastectomy.
In other cases, mothers may wish to rejuvenate the chest after breastfeeding, which can cause a saggy, deflated appearance of the breasts. Weight loss can also cause unwanted changes in breast contour. Sometimes, women choose to combine breast implant surgery with a breast lift for a fuller, more youthful look.
Our plastic surgeon can also perform breast augmentations on women who have small chests due to their genetics, or those who are naturally thin and do not wish to or are unable to gain weight in order to increase their cup size. He also specializes in MTF breast augmentation for transgender patients. Conversely, larger breasts can also balance figures that are more bottom-heavy.
BREAST AUGMENTATION CANDIDATES
The best candidates for breast augmentation are healthy, adult women who have realistic expectations for the procedure. Patients should also be non-smokers or willing to quit well in advance of the procedure.
Patients must be able to physically handle the procedure, from the anesthesia to the recovery period. Certain conditions, allergies, and reactions might affect the results of the surgery and must be considered. Women should have fully developed breasts and be over the age of 18 (or 22 for silicone implants) to undergo a breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation candidates should ideally not be planning on becoming pregnant following the procedure. If a woman gets pregnant, weight gain and weight loss, hormones, and breastfeeding can impact the look of the breasts.
PREPARING TO UNDERGO BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY
Before undergoing breast enhancement surgery, patients should take steps to ready themselves for the procedure. Basic planning includes filling any medications prescribed by our surgeon, arranging a ride to and from the surgery, and pausing the use of certain drugs and supplements as directed.
Patients should plan to shower the day of the surgery and wear a clean top that buttons or zips, which helps to keep the chest area clean before surgery and comfortable after. It is highly recommended that patients prepare their home and make arrangements for childcare and other responsibilities during the first few weeks.
THE BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE EXPLAINED
Breast augmentation is one of the most customizable cosmetic surgeries available. Patients can choose the location of the incisions, the type of breast implant used, the placement of the implant over or under the muscle, or whether they would prefer fat grafting to the breasts.
Our surgeon will likely see the patient for a pre-operative meeting where he may use a surgical marking pen to help guide him during the breast augmentation. The patient is then typically placed under general anesthesia for the breast augmentation surgery.
BREAST AUGMENTATION RECOVERY
Patients are usually discharged soon after surgery. They may feel tired as the anesthesia wears off. Many women describe the feeling as heaviness on their chest with some tightness. Bruising and swelling are common but well-controlled with proper care. You should use pain medication as directed to reduce discomfort.
If drains were placed, our surgeon will give patients instructions on how to care for them until removed. Patients should sleep on their backs, slightly elevated, to promote proper drainage.
They should avoid reaching for at least a week and will need to take some time off from work and strenuous exercise. Our surgeon and his staff can provide more specialized directions for the recovery depending on the specifics of the procedure.
POSSIBLE RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS OF SURGERY
Every type of surgery carries inherent risk, and elective surgery of the breasts is no different. Patients can discuss possible unwanted outcomes with our surgeon during the consultation to understand the risks and possibility of complications.
While side effects are rare and often preventable, infection, nerve damage, irregular feeling and general pain or discomfort are a few possible issues after breast augmentation. Choosing a board-certified cosmetic surgeon greatly reduces surgical risks.
WHY CHOOSE MEDART AESTHETICS TO PERFORM MY BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Our surgeons are board-certified cosmetic surgeon practicing at the MedArt Health Group cosmetic surgery center in Istanbul. They are experts at combining proven scientific techniques with an artistic flair to enhance a patient’s own anatomy in a natural, yet dramatic way.
Patients recommend MedArt Aesthetics for skillful and compassionate care. We are proud to create custom treatment plans for each patient and often combine procedures during a surgical session for optimal results.
Patients often pair breast augmentation with a breast lift if dissatisfied with the position of the bust in addition to their breast size and shape. MedArt Aesthetics ensures that each patient feels comfortable and excited about the procedure before moving forward.