Before & After
Breast augmentation involves increasing the breast size through the use of implants, sometimes with the assistance of additional fat transfer to help ensure the most natural look. This procedure is often a major component of the mommy makeover, a series of treatments to help revitalize your figure after pregnancy.
While breast augmentation can help create a more ample bust, it cannot address breast ptosis, or sagging breasts, so often a breast lift procedure is performed in tandem with augmentation to create the most youthful contours in the chest area.
There are a variety of implant types and shapes to choose from in terms of shape, size, and texture. A reputable surgeon will spend time explaining the potential benefits and possible risks of each implant type during your private consultation.
Saline implants are surgically placed in the breast cavity and then filled with sterile salt water to the size agreed upon by the doctor and patient. The incision required is typically smaller than with silicone implants, minimizing postoperative scarring.
In the unlikely event of a rupture, the saline should not cause any health issues, but the implant will need to be replaced. Saline implants usually have a circular shape to improve protrusion of the bust.
Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel made to mimic the feel of natural breast tissue. The circular shape allows the breast augmentation to increase the size and protrusion of the breasts. Some patients feel that the look and feel of silicone implants create a more natural result.
Anatomic implants are made of silicone, and are teardrop shaped instead of circular. Some women feel that this shape more naturally mimics their natural breast shape while providing the increase in size they desire.
Each person will have a different amount of breast tissue to help cover the implants. For women with ample natural breast tissue, a subglandular implant placement may be ideal. Here the implant is placed behind the breast tissue and over the chest muscle. The benefits include an environment better suited to larger cup sizes; improved elevation of the breasts; reduced recovery time; and less discomfort.
During the submuscular placement, the implant is placed partially beneath the chest muscle. This may provide a more natural appearance and more coverage for those with a limited amount of breast tissue. Benefits include reduced risks of complications such as rippling or capsular contracture and less impediments during a mammogram.
As breast augmentation is a major surgical procedure, the risks associated with it tend to be the same as with other surgeries. These include risks of anesthesia, bleeding, scarring and possible infection. The best way to mitigate these rare, but nevertheless present, risks is to seek treatment only from a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with extensive expertise and impeccable credentials.
Breast augmentation should be a well-considered decision that is based on a detailed consultation with your surgeon. Clients should be realistic in what they hope to achieve with surgery. Additionally, all patients undergoing the procedure should be of sound mind and body with no major medical concerns that might impede their surgery or recovery.
Patients should be non-smokers, or they must be willing to quit weeks prior to surgery, and stay quit for about a month afterwards as the body heals. Lastly, clients should be committed to following Dr. Engineer’s instructions at all phases of the treatment to ensure the best possible outcome.
Full recovery from breast augmentation may require 6 weeks, though most patients return to their work and social activities 7-10 days after the procedure. The first 3-5 days after the procedure tend to be the most uncomfortable.
While pain is easily managed with pain medication, a deep soreness is often felt. Bedrest, good nutrition, and very light daily exercise will help the recovery process go smoothly. You will be provided a detailed recovery plan and will be able to contact us easily should anything unexpected occur or should you simply have questions or concerns.
The costs associated with breast augmentation include your surgeon’s fee, the cost of anesthesia, medical tests, pain medication, and compression garments. The average surgeon’s fee for the procedure in the U.S. is just under $4000, though patients should expect to pay closer to $7000-10,000 based on the total fees incurred.
Dr. Engineer is committed to fully understanding your personal aesthetic goals, creating the safest, most appropriate surgical plan for you. He concerns himself not only with the success of each procedure, but with every Las Vegas breast augmentation patient’s full experience.
From the moment you are welcomed at Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, you will enjoy personal, open communication during your consultation, throughout your procedure and recovery, and beyond.
For women in the Las Vegas area whose breasts are disproportionate to their overall figure, breast augmentation with Dr. Engineer can provide a lasting, remarkable solution. For those who desire to reconstruct their breasts after mastectomy, it can be a powerful part of rebuilding their lives after illness. Identifying and selecting the best procedure and surgeon for you is an important decision, and you deserve a knowledgeable and proficient partner as you make these choices. Your journey toward larger, more youthful breasts can begin today. Take the first step by scheduling your consultation.
Many patients in their 40 and 50s have successfully undergone breast augmentation. The average patient is in her mid 30s. If you are a mature adult of legal age, are in good overall health and would like to improve the appearance of your breasts, you’re likely at or near the right age for a breast augmentation.
Patients occasionally experience between about 6 and 12 months of reduced sensitivity in the breasts after a breast augmentation. For most patients who experience this, the breasts return to their previous levels of sensitivity, though up to 15% of patients can experience this longer.
You can and should start light exercise, like walking, right after surgery. More intense or strenuous exercises should be postponed for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.
One week after surgery, provided you aren’t still taking pain medication that suggests otherwise.
Yes. There are certain incision types that provide a greater guarantee of this ability so be sure to tell your surgeon if this is important to you. (The periareolar incision is the least conducive to preserving the ability to breastfeed.)
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