Explore Breast Implants Options and Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery (placement of breast implants), it is recommended to start exploring the different breast implants options with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to help you to determine what is the best choice for you and fulfill your aesthetic expectations. With that being said, it is helpful to go into your first appointment knowing some of the basics about breast implants and breast augmentation surgery and address with your surgeon any doubts or concerns. Here we share the basic information you need to know about breast implants and breast augmentation surgery.

Breast Implants Options for Breast Augmentation

Before going to your first appointment, spend some time thinking about what you want your new silhouette to look like. When you are ready schedule your appointment with a breast augmentation plastic surgeon to explore the different breast implants options available. Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Azouz is a great resource to help you to find the best breast implants for you and create a surgical plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Anesthesia used for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation procedures can be performed under either general anesthesia or IV sedation. In nearly all cases, Dr. Azouz will use a combination of local anesthetic and IV sedation. This means that you are asleep but do not have a machine that is breathing for you.  Sedation is often considered much safer than general anesthesia.  Dr. Azouz has found that the recovery period is much quicker and patients report less nausea when local and sedation are used compared to a general anesthetic. 

Breast Augmentation Incisions

There are several incision placements that may be used to complete a breast augmentation procedure. The goal is to minimize scarring after healing is complete.  Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz will explain these options and which one is best for your procedure during a consultation. Generally speaking, a breast augmentation can be completed using one of the following incisions:

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  • Periareolar incisions are made in a semi-circular pattern around the nipple and areola. Any resulting scarring is camouflaged within the areola.
  • Inframammary incisions are made just below the breast crease. 
  • Transaxillary incisions are made within the armpit.This is more common with saline implants which can be filled after placing them within the breast pocket.

Inserting and Placing Breast Implants

Once incisions have been made, Dr. Azouz is ready to place the breast implants. The technique for this step will again vary depending on the type of implants you have chosen and your desired results. Breast implants can be placed either below the pectoral muscle, known as a submuscular placement, or between the muscle and natural breast tissue, known as a submammary or subglandular placement. Submuscular placements typically create a more natural result, especially for those who have a smaller amount of natural breast tissue. This placement is also associated with a lower rate of capsular contracture or rippling in the case of saline implants. Subglandular placement is beneficial for those who do not have a pectoral muscle especially in cases of Poland Syndrome. During a consultation, Dr. Azouz will help you choose the best option according to the results you are looking for.

Closing Breast Augmentation Incisions

After successfully placing the breast implants, Dr. Azouz will then close the incisions. This is typically done with a combination of sutures and skin adhesive or surgical tape. After closing incisions, dressings and bandages will be placed over the incisions, and you will wear a compression bra to keep the breasts in place as you heal. When surgery is complete, you will be given detailed instructions on caring for the incision sites.  At times a breast augmentation can be combined with a mini lift or full lift (mastopexy).

Recovery and Results After Breast Augmentation

Immediately after a breast augmentation, you can expect to feel tired and sore and should prioritize rest, especially for the first 48 hours. Swelling and redness at incision sites can both be normal.  Dr. Azouz uses a variety of techniques for minimal pain and rapid recovery after breast implants are placed.

Through your recovery period, Dr. Azouz will explain exercises you should perform to help avoid capsular contracture and maintain soft breast tissue. He will also outline when you can safely return to all normal activities, such as your exercise routine. Most patients are ready to return to work and non-strenuous activity within a few days after a breast augmentation.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azouz

To learn more about the breast augmentation procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. David Azouz or Dr. Solomon Azouz by calling our Dallas office at (972) 702-8888 or contacting us online.

Breast Augmentation: Which breast implant is best for me?

According to The Aesthetic Society, Breast Augmentation is one of the top breast plastic surgery procedures for women in the United States. Breast Augmentation is a procedure performed by plastic surgeons that helps women to resize and reshape their breasts. Women interested in Breast Augmentation in Dallas can enhance their breasts with fat transfer or implants. Breast Implants are devices that can help women to go from a subtle change to a dramatic difference or a modest enlargement. If you are not sure yet which breast implant to choose, Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Azouz will guide you to make an informed decision and select the best implants for your breast augmentation.

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Breast Implants Types

Cosmetic breast augmentation offers two main categories of breast implants. What type is suitable for you depends on your cosmetic goals, implants cost, and reason to get the implants (cosmetic or breast reconstruction surgery). Dr. Azouz explains the pros and cons of each one, so you know which one can provide the best result for your body structure.

Saline Breast Implant:

  • Saline-filled implants are approved for women at least 18 years old.
  • They are inserted empty and filled with sterile salt water.
  • Saline implants can last from 10 to 15 years or even longer.
  • The incision site is smaller and less noticeable.
  • Saline implants can enhance and project a patient’s natural breast tissue.
  • In case of rupture, the saline is absorbed by the body and the implant shell needs to be removed.

Silicone Breast Implants:

  • Silicone implants are approved for women at least 22 years old.
  • The fill of silicone impants is meant to mimic the feel of the breast.
  • There are regular silicone implants and more cohesive silicone implants known as gummy bear.
  • Gummy bear implants can be formed into an anatomical shape and are cohesive in case of a rupture.
  • Silicone implants’ rupture can go undetected. A MRI is recommended to check for ruptures.
  • If a rupture occurs, silicone implants need to be removed.

Which breast implant is best for me?

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Both Saline and Silicone Breast Implants are made to last and enhance the breast. To know which breast implant is best to reach your goals, it is essential to consult a plastic surgeon. If you are located in the Dallas metroplex, request your first breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Azouz, a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery and breast reconstruction. 

In your first consultation, you will have the opportunity to explore your options for breast augmentation, discuss the pros and cons of implants, and decide which breast implant is best to help you achieve your new breast’s shape and volume.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz

Dr. Azouz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, has helped patients in their journey to find the best implants for their patients according to their body structure, lifestyle, and expectations. Request your initial consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas by calling 972 702 8888 or filling out our contact form.

What are the benefits of Breast Augmentation with fat transfer?

Breast Augmentation with fat transfer is also known as natural breast augmentation. Instead of using a saline or silicone implant, plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz would use your tissue to create a full breast. The fat or tissue is placed strategically to enhance your breasts. This is the cosmetic plastic procedure to go for those women who would like to create a more full-looking breast but are concerned about breast implants made out of silicone or saline since complications might occur with silicone or saline, such as capsular contracture or implant rupture. 

If you would like to have a breast augmentation; however, you are not sure if fat transfer is the ideal procedure to go, contact board-certified Dr. Azouz in Dallas. At the initial consultation, Dr. Azouz will explain the fat transfer breast augmentation pros and cons, so you can make an informed decision and select the right plastic procedure to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Benefits of breast augmentation with fat transfer

The benefits of undergoing a breast augmentation with fat transfer with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz are:

– Having more full breasts without a saline or silicone implant. 

– Minimal incision

– Fix minor breast asymmetry

– A longer-lasting result

– Obtaining beautiful results with a natural look

Many Dr. Azouz’s patients who undergo breast augmentation with fat transfer will add a combination surgery such as a breast lift to create a beautiful feminine figure. There are many surgeries you can combine with your natural breast augmentation. Some of these surgeries include:

– Thigh lift

– Breast lift

– Liposuction

– Brachioplasty

– Tummy tuck 

– Neck lift

– Face lit

– Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)

– Forehead/brow lift

Breast augmentation with fat transfer cost

Natural breast augmentation costs have many variables and differ depending on each patient’s needs and goals. During your consultation with Dr. Azouz, he will create a surgical plan to achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Contact Dr. Azouz for a breast augmentation with fat grafting

Dr. Azouz is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in natural breast augmentation in Dallas, Tx. If you are interested in breast augmentation with fat grafting, contact Dr. Azouz by calling 972 702 8888.   

Will Breast Augmentation surgery help with Pigeon Chest Deformity?

Pigeon chest deformity, or Pectus carinatum, can leave women feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Thankfully, women have plastic surgery as an ally to minimize the appearance of the prominent sternum. Patients with pigeon chest deformity might undergo breast augmentation surgery to reduce the appearance of a bowed-out chest. Breast augmentation can often camouflage deformities of the chest wall. Breast augmentation surgery in Dallas with plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz can enhance a woman’s body image, recover self-confidence, and disguise the chest’s deformation.

What is Pigeon Chest Deformity?

Pigeon chest deformity is medically known as Pectus Carinatum. This congenital deformity occurs when the sternum protrudes outward, causing the ribcage and sternum to bow out. Some patients may also have depressions on the side of their chest. About one out of every 400 women has Pectus Carinatum, and the condition can result in asthma or other breathing problems but does not affect other functions, including those of the heart or lungs. Fortunately, breast augmentation surgery in Dallas can reduce the pigeon chest’s appearance and provide the patient with better life quality.

Can a Breast Augmentation surgery correct Pectus Carinatum?

Some patients with severe Pectus Carinatum will require surgery to correct the positioning of the sternum or ribcage. For other patients, the deformity does not cause severe medical issues, but patients may be dissatisfied with their chest appearance.

Women with pigeon chest deformity can, in some cases, disguise the appearance of this condition with breast augmentation. Strategic placement of suitable sized implants by plastic surgeon Dr. Azouzcan camouflage a pigeon chest appearance.

Choosing Breast Implants

When selecting implants to disguise the appearance of pigeon chest deformity, Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. David Azouz often recommends a high-profile implant. High-profile implants are taller than they are wide, meaning those implants project away from the chest, and consequently, further from the sternum. Besides, implants are placed behind the pectoralis muscle, a technique known as subpectoral placement. This further distracts from the projection of the chest wall in patients with Pectus Carinatum. Finally, the implants should be sufficient in size to reduce the appearance of the pigeon chest without being too large and out-of-proportion with the patient’s frame. Determining the correct implant size for the patient with pigeon chest deformity will be determined during a consultation with Dr. Azouz.

Patient care after Breast Augmentation surgery for Pectus Carinatum patients

Breast augmentation is a safe procedure. Patients with Pectus Carinatum are advised to take additional precautions after their surgery to maintain their results. Dr. David Azouz will instruct you on specific compression brassieres for optimal recovery after breast augmentation.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz

Dr. David Azouz has performed thousands of breast augmentation surgeries. To see if breast augmentation can help you minimize the appearance of a pigeon chest, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz by calling our Dallas, TX office at (972) 702-8888, or request an initial virtual appointment for patients out of the DFW area.

Breast Augmentation Over Summer Break

Summer is here, which means more time to spent outdoors and by the pool. However, it can also be a great time to undergo a plastic surgery procedure! The most popular plastic surgery procedure to date is breast augmentation, which individuals across the U.S. benefiting from it! If you are interested in undergoing breast augmentation this summer, read on!

Why Undergo a Procedure Now?

During the summer, the weather is nicer, so you won’t have to be cooped up in the house during recovery. While this doesn’t mean that you can take part in exercise or activities, it does mean that if you wish to sit in a chair on your deck instead of sitting on the couch outside, you may do so.

Some individuals also have less work to do during the summer months, such as teachers, which makes this a great time to heal before autumn comes around. Plus, the kids are out of school now, so you won’t have to worry about driving them to and from school and activities.

Things to Consider Before the Procedure

Now, if you have decided that summer is a great time to undergo your breast augmentation- great! However, there are now some things you should consider before booking your surgery date.

The first is breast implant type. There are three main types of breast implants used today, including saline, silicone, and form stable. Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution, and silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Form stable implants are similar to silicone implants, though they tend to hold their shape better.

Second, you will have to consider the incision pattern. During a breast augmentation, an incision is created in the breast, through which the implant can be placed. Patients can choose from the periareolar incision (around the nipples), the inframammary incision (in the breast crease), or the transaxillary incision (in the armpit).

Overall, these decisions can be discussed during your consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in Dallas like Dr. Azouz. If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation in Dallas, TX, contact us today to begin your plastic surgery journey!

 

Tips for a Successful Breast Augmentation Recovery

Like any surgical procedure, a breast augmentation comes with some recovery time. It’s normal to feel nervous or even scared for your recovery period, but knowing what you can expect and how to prepare can help you feel more comfortable on your procedure day! Don’t let the fear of recovery stop you from getting the life-long enhancement you need to look and feel confident. Keep reading to find out how you can ensure a successful recovery.

Manage Pain

Many women fear the pain and discomfort of recovery more than anything else. It’s true that you can expect some degree of discomfort, but it isn’t anything unmanageable! Your surgeon can prescribe you with pain medication, which you should have filled and ready before your procedure day. You might only need this for the first day of recovery and can switch to an over-the-counter pain reliver after that. Ice packs and wearing your support bra can also minimize swelling and discomfort.

Have Assistance

You shouldn’t go into your breast augmentation alone. Make sure you plan to have someone there to drive you home from your procedure and stay with you for at least the first few days. You will be able to get up and be walking as soon as the next day, but you will have some movement restrictions that you need to take seriously to ensure proper healing. Having someone there to help you, especially if you have small children to care for, will make your recovery go a lot smoother!

Get Plenty of Rest

The most important part of your recovery is to rest. Your body needs time to heal itself and moving around too much can strain your incision sites. You might be eager to get up and get back to your regular routine, but you need to be patient with your healing process. You should plan for at least a week off work so you can rest at home.

Your plastic surgeon in Dallas will be there for you every step of the way and can go over your recovery process in more detail at your consultation. To schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Azouz, contact our office today!

Breast Augmentation: Nadia’s Story

About Breast Augmentation

There are three types of implants that are used for breast augmentation today: the saline implant, the silicone gel implant, and the cohesive gel implant (sometimes called the gummy bear implant). Depending on the patient’s desires and needs, all of the implants can work well. It’s an individual decision, depending on the patient, depending on what her anatomy is and what Dr. Azouz thinks would work best for her. The surgery itself is usually about an hour. The recovery for the breast augmentation and lift can be four to six weeks.

Nadia’s Story

Having a breast augmentation was something that Nadia wanted to do for a long time. When she finally had enough courage to pursue it, she contacted Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery and scheduled a consultation. Nadia complained that her breasts were too small and saggy. Not only did she want to be bigger, she also wanted her breasts reshaped, and felt that her nipple areolas were too low. Nadia wanted to have this procedure done before she got married, so Dr. Azouz recommended a breast augmentation and breast lift at the same time.

“Dr. Azouz said, ‘Well, I can take you the following Friday.’ And I went ahead and scheduled it, so I didn’t give myself any time to really think about it or contemplate, you know, second-guessing my decision,” Explained Nadia. “The initial consultation with Dr. Azouz, was pretty lengthy. He’s very thorough. He takes a long time to make sure that he walks you through each step and process.”

Nadia ultimately went from a 36-C to a 36-DD, and she is very happy with her results! “Thanks to Dr. Azouz, I feel much more confident in myself,” she said. “He did an excellent job with my breast augmentation, and I would highly recommend him to anybody.”

If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation in Dallas, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz.