How to fix Breast Asymmetry with plastic surgery?

Breast asymmetry is extremely common, and most women will naturally have some degree of mild asymmetry. However, some women may have asymmetry that is quite noticeable and causes self-consciousness or difficulty finding clothing that fits properly. This asymmetry may be in the shape, position, or volume of the breasts. Whatever the case, plastic surgery can restore a symmetrical and balanced appearance that boosts confidence.

Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery

Different breast surgeries can address breast asymmetry, find out more about each alternative below:

Breast Augmentation for Asymmetry

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A breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed breast surgery in general, so it makes sense that it is also a common choice to address asymmetry. In a breast augmentation, saline or silicone breast implants are placed to add volume and create a preferable shape in the breasts.

Patients who have asymmetrical breasts frequently choose to use two different-sized implants to create balanced sizes in their final results. Either round or teardrop-shaped breast implants can also be used to create a dramatic or natural look. During a consultation, Dr. Azouz can review all of your breast implant options and create a plan for a symmetrical and proportionate result that meets your aesthetic goals.

In addition to implants, a natural breast augmentation—also known as a fat transfer augmentation—may be a good option for many patients. This involves removing fat from another area of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, back, or thighs, and injecting it into the smaller breast to create natural-looking fullness. This is beneficial both for restoring symmetry in the breasts and contouring the body for many patients.

Breast Reduction for Asymmetry

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Some patients may prefer the size of their smaller breasts, making breast reduction a preferable option to address their asymmetry. In a breast reduction surgery, Dr. Azouz will remove tissue from the larger breast and reshape the remaining tissue to match the smaller breast.

This can be achieved through liposuction for some patients, while more extensive excision may be required for others. Dr. Azouz can explain the best surgical plan to achieve your ideal results during your consultation.

Breast Lift for Asymmetry

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While differences in size are often the first type of asymmetry many think of, patients may also find a significant difference in the position of the breasts. For a range of reasons, one breast may have significantly more sagging than the other, creating an asymmetrical look.

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is the best option to restore a balanced look. In breast lift surgery, Dr. Azouz will reshape the natural breast tissue to restore a youthful position and symmetrical appearance. For many patients, a combination of a breast lift with either a reduction or augmentation can be beneficial to change both the shape or size and position of the breast.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azouz

To learn more about your options for correcting asymmetrical breasts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz. During your consultation, Dr. Azouz can assess the asymmetry and suggest a surgical plan that will create a more balanced look and meet your aesthetic goals. Call our Dallas, TX office at (972) 702-8888 or contact 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.

Breast Surgery Dallas: Top procedure options

Breast augmentation, breast lift, and other breast procedures help women of all shapes and sizes get the curves and figure they want. And with modern technology extending the limits of what results you can achieve through breast implants and other devices, there’s never been a better time to consider going under breast surgery for significant improvement. No matter your current anatomy, it is always best to check with a board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. If you consider breast surgery to enhance your figure, contact Dr. Azouz in Dallas by calling 972 702 8888.

Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

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The most popular plastic surgery in the United States every year is consistently breast augmentation.  But did you know that there’s another procedure that doesn’t use breast implants but rather your own body’s tissue?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is certainly not capable of achieving the significant enlargement possible with implants, but it does have its advantages. Primarily, the procedure creates permanent results, with no need to worry about poor implant placement, infection, or a noticeable scar. Fat is harvested from problem areas in the body, such as your abdomen, waist, or thighs, and then processed for re-injection in the breasts.

Most people who undergo this procedure end up with a one-cup bra size enhancement, as not all of the fat injected will survive the transfer process. However, reducing fat in other areas and enhancing the volume of the breasts can be a great way to get a natural, albeit conservative, body contour. If you are interested in having a major change in your breast area, check our breast augmentation with implants procedure site to learn more about all the options provided by Dr. Azouz.

Areola Reduction

A less well-known procedure doesn’t involve reducing or enhancing the size of the breasts but simply addressing issues of areola appearance. The nipple and areola are significantly affected by changes in the body such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, and can become unsatisfying for some. Others are just naturally large, and people want them to be smaller.

In areola reduction surgery, Dr. Azouz can reduce the size of the areola in patients with stretched, enlarged, or puffy nipples to achieve a more youthful look and feel, without the need for more invasive techniques. If you’re not happy with the way your nipple and areola look but are satisfied with the shape and size of your breasts in general, this could be the perfect procedure for you.

Breast Lift

Another highly requested procedure is the breast lift. Often complementary to breast augmentation, a breast lift helps people with sagging or downward-pointing breasts achieve a perkier, more youthful look. In this procedure, Dr. Azouz will make a predetermined incision to remove excess skin that’s causing sagging, as well as excess tissue (though not as much as a breast reduction) to surgically lift the breasts and help the nipples point straight ahead.

Reach Top-Rated Breast Plastic Surgeons in Dallas, Texas

If you are looking for an experienced, highly trained, and board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas whose patients’ reviews confirm their competence in delivering dramatic results, contact Dr. Azouz to schedule your consultation by calling 972 702 8888. During a consultation, Dr. Azouz will examine you, listen to your concerns, and recommend one or more breast procedures to help you achieve your ideal figure. He can also let you know which techniques produce the most satisfied patients, as well as what’s new in the world of breast surgery. Get the conversation started today by calling us or filling out our online contact form.

Breast Implant Removal and lift: Restore your breast after pregnancy

Mothers who have had breast augmentation before having babies may experience sagging breasts, volume breast loss, uneven breasts, drooping nipples, or stretched areolas after pregnancy. If your breasts are suffering from the aftermath of pregnancy, breast implant removal and lift can help you to restore your breast, enhance your figure, and feel confident in your own body. 

No woman’s body is equal to others. Patients after pregnancy need to have a tailored surgical treatment to achieve the body they desire post-pregnancy. Dallas Dr. Azouz’s board-certified plastic surgeon has helped mothers look their best after undergoing breast surgical procedures. Request a consultation and explore your options by calling 972 702 8888.

Best plastic surgical procedures to enhance your breast after pregnancy

Women know that pregnancy and post-partum can take a toll on a woman’s body. When you expect a baby, your breast will start changing in ways you probably didn’t imagine. Following childbearing, women might start feeling unattractive due to so many changes their body has suffered. Fortunately, plastic surgery has helped many women to recover attractive breasts after pregnancy. 

The most popular breast surgeries performed among moms are:

Breast Implant Removal with lift:

Breast Implant Removal has become very popular in new moms. Many women opt to remove their implants for motherhood. When this is the case, patients have the option to remove their implants and have a lift to get rid of excessive skin and achieve a fresher breast appearance. 

Breast Implant Removal and replacement:

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, women might experience unsatisfaction with their current implants since they do not deliver the same results as before pregnancy. Women can undergo breast implant removal and have their old implants removed and replaced with new ones that better fit their needs.

Breast Implant Removal with areola reduction:

Stretching of the breast happens during pregnancy and breastfeeding, this can also affect the size of the areola. Women who are not happy with a bigger areola decide to have both surgeries and restore their breasts and areola.

How to choose the best doctor for Breast Implant Removal with lift?

Dr. Azouz, an expert in reconstructive surgery in Dallas, has vast experience removing saline and silicone breast implants and guiding moms with the best surgical procedures to enhance their natural beauty. Dr. Azouz is a highly skilled breast implant removal plastic surgeon, and his techniques have built him a strong reputation in the plastic surgery field. Moms in the Dallas area turn to him when looking for a practical and aesthetic solution to their beauty needs.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Azouz

After pregnancy, breasts never come back to the shape they had before you had a baby. If you had breast augmentation before getting pregnant and are not satisfied with the condition of your breast after childbearing or breastfeeding, request a consultation with Dr. Azouz to explore all the options that plastic surgery can offer to you. Call 972 702 8888 to book your in-person consultation in Dallas or contact us to arrange a virtual meeting if needed.

Saline and Silicone Breast Implant Removal

In some cases, patients might be advised to remove either their saline or silicone breast implants due to health and cosmetic concerns. Both saline and silicone breast implants may need to be replaced as they can leak and rupture over time. Patients need to learn about the signs to identify a possible implant rupture in case it happens.  If a leak or rupture in your breast implants occurs Dr. Azouz suggests having your saline or silicone implants removed. If this is your case, arrange an initial consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas by calling 972 702 8888.

Signs to consider Saline or Silicone implant removal

Saline or Silicone implant rupture signs are completely different, understanding how these devices behave in case of rupture, patients can act as quickly as possible and look for medical assistance.

Saline Rupture

When a saline implant has ruptured, it will start to deflate and the saline will be reabsorbed by the body. The affected breast will experience a change in shape and size. The saline leak can happen at once or it can take a few days.  This can leave you with a deflated misshapen breast.

Silicone Rupture

It is common that a silicone rupture goes unnoticed. Once the silicone implant breaks the silicone gel will remain inside the implant or leak into the surrounding tissue. Silicone Rupture is known as a silent rupture since many patients do not realize that their silicone implant has ruptured. However, over time some patients report pain and/or tenderness in the breast.

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Maintenance

After a breast augmentation, Dallas board-certified Dr. Azouz, encourages you to keep all of your future appointments for an annual physical exam of your implants. During your annual exam, Dr. Azouz will determine if you need imaging such as an MRI to check the integrity of your implants or if he suggests removal of your breast implants. 

What are my surgical combination options with Implant Removal?

After saline or silicone implant removal, the breasts do not come back to the original condition and this can lead to an unwanted cosmetic result, such as sagging, deflation, or asymmetry. Although some women choose just to have their implants removed others would like to undergo combination surgeries to recreate full breasts. The most common combination surgeries are implant removal with a breast lift and implant removal with implant replacement. During your consultation with Dr. Azouz, he will review all of your surgical options and create a surgical plan to meet your specific aesthetic goals. 

How to pick the best plastic surgeon for breast implant removal?

When choosing the plastic surgeon to perform your implant removal surgery there are a few questions you should ask.

– Is the plastic surgeon board certified? At Azouz Plastic Surgery plastic surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. 

– How often does the surgeon perform this surgery? Dr. Azouz performs this surgery multiple times a week. 

– How many years of experience does the plastic surgeon have? Dr. Azouz has over 35 years of experience. 

– Does the surgeon operate at an accredited facility? Dr. Azouz has privileges at multiple accredited facilities in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. 

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz

Breast implants technology has made them last a long time; however, cracks can happen over time to anyone. If you suspect having a breast implant rupture, schedule now an explant removal consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas by calling 972 702 8888. 

Options After Breast Implant Removal in Dallas

Breast Implant Removal in Dallas is a cosmetic plastic surgery for those women who would like to refresh their breast’s appearance or remove their implants due to an implant rupture or normal wear and tear. Depending on the case and aesthetic goals, women have different options to choose from when undergoing breast implant removal. Find out more about your plastic surgery options tailored to your personal case by arranging an initial consultation with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz by calling 972 702 8888.

Breast Implant removal options

By understanding the different breast implant removal options, you can decide what surgical technique might help achieve your aesthetic goals.

1. Breast Implant Removal and Replacement

In some cases, patients need to explant their breast implants due to health concerns and replace them due to a rupture or normal wear and tear. Other reasons to remove and replace breast implants are when lifestyle or preferences have changed.  This can lead women to decide to change their implants for smaller or bigger implants.  Some women have pain or discomfort with silicone implants and wish to change them for saline implants.  Other women are uncomfortable having textured implants in place and desire them to be removed and replaced with smooth non-textured implants. 

2. Breast Implant Removal with Lift

Some patients remove their implants and do not replace them with new ones. In this case, women have the option to undergo a breast implant with a lift. After removing your implants, a breast lift is performed to avoid droopy breasts. With this technique, excess skin is removed, and the remaining tissue is tightened, achieving a more youthful look.  A breast lift can take the form of a mini lift (with minimal scarring), a lollipop (with a circumareolar and a vertical component), or an anchor lift (wise pattern).  Moving the nipple and areola complex with a lift is called a “mastopexy”.

Breast Implant Removal

3. Breast Implant Removal with Fat Transfer

Women looking for a natural breast appearance might undergo breast implant removal to remove capsules from their breast pockets. Patients can retouch their breasts with fat transfer after a few months or at the same time as removal.

4. Removal of textured breast implants

Textured implants have been recalled by the FDA.  Even though the FDA does not recommend explanting implants that are in place in the absence of symptoms or a rupture, some women still desire removal of these implants.

How to select the best plastic surgeon to perform your breast implant removal?

Selecting the right plastic surgeon is important.  It is important to look for an American Board Certified Plastic surgeon who is experienced in breast implant removal.  Dr. Azouz is an American Board-certified plastic surgeon who routinely performs breast implant removal with enhanced recovery.  Dr. Azouz strives for the best recovery by avoiding the placement of drains, minimizing pain, discomfort and nausea after surgery with an enhanced recovery protocol. 

Breast Implant Removal in Dallas

Breast Implant Removal in Dallas is an excellent alternative for patients who want to undergo plastic surgery with a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon, such as Board-Certified Dr. Azouz. At the initial consultation, Dr. Azouz will perform a physical examination, determine which surgical technique is the best to help you enhance your breast area, and address all your Breast Implant Removal questions regarding what to expect before, during, and after surgery.  Dr. Azouz strives to afford his patients the best experience and results possible in their breast implant removal journey. 

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz

To learn more about what Breast Implant Removal option suits you best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas by calling 972 702 8888. Dr. Azouz is also available for virtual consultations for those patients living out of the DFW area. Contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic surgery to book your appointment now!

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 Implant Removal: Questions to Ask While Considering Surgery

Deciding to get breast surgery is a big decision that takes much consideration and research. Breast augmentation involves many decisions that need to be made such as implant type, size, shape, and location. Dallas surgeon, Dr. David Azouz, works with his patients fervently to help them achieve their desired results so they can feel confident. However, eventually, some patients may decide that they no longer want their implants, or maybe the implant ruptures and it needs to be removed. Whatever the reason, Dr. Azouz offers breast implant removal surgery at his Dallas practice. When meeting with Dr. Azouz for your breast implant removal consultation, there will be a few key questions that you will want to ask.

How should I choose my Plastic Surgeon for a Breast Implant Removal?

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When deciding which surgeon to go for, for a breast implant removal surgery, you should ask some key questions. Is the surgeon board-certified? Do they have experience? Do they have photos of previous patients who have undergone the same procedure? How frequently do they perform the procedure that you want?

An experienced, trustworthy surgeon will have no problem answering these questions for you. Dr. David Azouz in Dallas, Texas is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience helping patients to reach their goals. He will go over all the aspects of breast implant removal with you in detail from the preparation steps through recovery. He will work with you to make sure your breast implant removal surgery goes smoothly.

What surgeries can I combine with my Breast Implant Removal?

Another important question to bring up during the consultation is what surgeries can be combined with breast implant removal. If you have had your implants for a while, then your breasts have surely changed and grown accustomed to the implants. Removing them will affect the breasts. To reach your ideal look, a couple of procedures may be needed to improve the breasts. Talk to Dr. Azouz about your options. Some combination surgeries may include liposuction, breast lift, or breast implant replacement.

How long is the recovery for Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Knowing what to prepare for before undergoing surgery is very important. You will need to be fully informed of what to expect during the recovery period to know how much work and school to take off and if you will need assistance in your home. The breast implant removal recovery is similar to the recovery period spent on breast augmentation. You will be suited with a surgical bra and will have limited activity until cleared by Dr. Azouz. He will go over the recovery with you in more detail during the consultation appointment.

How Much Does a Breast Implant Removal Cost?

This is an important question to ask as you want to know if you will be able to afford the surgery and what the financing options are. Dr. Azouz will determine the cost of your breast implant removal during the consultation period. Breast implant removal surgery does not have one single cost for everyone since the surgery is highly individualized. After the consultation, you will understand the cost and your payment options.  

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz

To learn more about breast implant removal, contact Dr. Azouz at his Dallas-Fort Worth practice for a consultation. We are committed to the best patient experience and the top plastic surgery results. Contact our office by phone at (972) 702-8888 or by filling out an online form.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Azouz discusses Exchanging Breast Implants and Breast Implant Removal

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures but breast implants placed in Dallas and around the United States today are different than those placed years ago.  Previous breast implants were made with liquid or semi-liquid silicone. When breast implants placed in the 1980s and 1990s rupture they deflate and leak out like syrup. Modern breast implants are better manufactured with materials that will help keep the implants together.  A ruptured modern breast implant better resembles a cut gummy bear.

Breast implants provide women an ideal breast shape, size, and contour.  Traditionally It is recommended that breast implants be replaced or removed every ten years but many patients maintain their same breast implants for twenty, or even more than thirty years.  Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. David Azouz performs breast implant removal or breast implant revision for women who have a variety of issues with their breast implants regardless of when they were put in.  

What are the reasons a breast implant should be removed or replaced?

There are various reasons why you may consider removing or replacing your breast implants. These reasons could be cosmetic or medical, they include:

  • Inappropriate size of the implants (breast implants are too small or too large)
  • Sagging breasts
  • Feeling that the breasts are no longer proportional to the body
  • Rupture of the breast implants
  • A leak of the breast implant
  • Capsular contracture
  • Silicone granulomas
  • Seroma formation
  • Breast implant discomfort or pain

Dr. Azouz can help you determine the correct course of action for your unique situation. Dr. Azouz is often able to use nonsurgical methods for improving early capsular contractures.

Your Breast Implant Removal Consultation

If you are considering breast implant removal, it is important to talk to a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. David Azouz. He will go over your questions, concerns and discuss options.  Dr. Azouz will discuss key procedures and explain technical plastic surgery terms as below:

What is a total capsulectomy?

A total capsulectomy refers to the complete removal of the scar tissue that forms around the breast implant known as the breast implant capsule.

What is an en-bloc breast implant removal?

An en bloc breast implant removal or explantation refers to removing the breast implant along with its capsule completely together in one “bloc”. 

What happens if breast implants are not replaced?

Many patients are worried that their breasts will look deflated or saggy once the implants are removed. Dr. Azouz uses specialized techniques to restore the breasts to a full, perky state through a procedure known as a breast lift or mastopexy.  A breast lift can be performed at the same time as a breast implant removal or exchange. 

Will I need a lift after my implants are removed?

Many patients will require a breast lift after breast implants are removed.  A breast lift does not necessarily need to add scarring to the breast and Dr. Azouz performs a variety of breast lift incisions including:

Mini lift (crescentic mini mastopexy)

Lollipop lift ( around the areola and a verticle component)

Inframammary plication (an incision only placed in the inframammary fold)

Anchor lift (full mastopexy around the areola down and across the inframammary fold)

What is the Breast Implant Removal Cost?

The cost of breast implant removal is highly individualized. Dr. Azouz will determine the cost of your breast implant removal surgery during the consultation by performing a physical examination and learning about your medical history, goals, and concerns. If breast implant removal is chosen due to ruptured implants, lumps in the breasts, or infection then insurance may play a role. If you are curious about the insurance options and cost ranges of this or any of the other procedures performed by Dr. Azouz, or contact our office today and come in for an appointment so an individualized price may be provided. 

How is Breast Implant Removal Performed?

Breast implant removal surgery is done to remove implants from a previous augmentation procedure. It corrects breast implant-related issues such as capsular contracture, scar tissue, or rupture, as well as any cosmetic concerns.  Liposuction techniques can also play a role to remove bra fat or to remove silicone collections. Breast implant removal and breast implant revision are usually done under intravenous sedation without the need for surgical drains. 

Dr. Azouz performs breast implant removal at accredited hospitals and centers. He always performs the surgery with the smallest incision possible in order to leave patients with minimal or no scarring. Dr. Azouz often combines this surgery with a small internal breast lift, that is done through a small incision in the lower breast. This helps to make sure the breasts are in a lifted, youthful position without necessarily even replacing the implants. Dr. Azouz uses highly advanced techniques to make the recovery period as quick and pain-free as possible. 

How Long is the Recovery Period After Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal is done on an outpatient basis. Meaning you are free to return home and begin recovering the same day. It is normal to experience some swelling for a few weeks. You will be suited with a surgical bra that reduces swelling, improves blood circulation, and promotes healing. The stitches used are generally absorbable and often will not need to be manually removed. You will most likely be back to basic activity and work within a few days.  Any heavy exercise such as marathon running or heavy weight lifting should be avoided for six weeks. Light activity such as the use of the elliptical, jogging and yoga can usually begin after 10-14 days.

So … do I HAVE to change my breast implants?

Not necessarily, some patients who are not having issues with their implants do not have to change their implants.  It is recommended to follow up with a plastic surgeon to assess the implants and breasts regularly for breast screening and examination.  In some patients, a lift can be done around the implants to remove extra skin without removing or altering the implants. Most patients who have had breast augmentation do not have to undergo any other operation for their implants.  It is important to have a good understanding of what breast implants are present and to share your breast implant card with Dr. Azouz at your visit.  

The best breast implants meet medical and industry standards including:

  • Safety and quality in manufacture and commercialization
  • After-sales guarantee and warranty
  • Follow up with a plastic surgeon 
  • FDA approval

For these reasons and more it is critical to see an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. David Azouz when exchanging the breast implant.  Dr. David Azouz is one of the few plastic surgeons who can report over 35 years of experience. Dr. Azouz is highly regarded by his peers and from countless numbers of patients who have left positive and exceptional reviews for his care.  Dr. Azouz is able to listen to you and understand what your questions and concerns are regarding your breast implant removal or exchange.

Are you considering breast implant removal? Call Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. David Azouz today to schedule a consultation. We are committed to the best patient experience and the top plastic surgery results.  You can reach him by phone at (972) 702-8888 or by filling out an online form

Combination Plastic Surgery: Face, Breast, and Body

What cosmetic procedures can be combined and why would that be beneficial?

Combining plastic surgery procedures is extremely popular and involves a plastic surgeon performing multiple plastic or cosmetic surgeries in one day.  This is a great option for patients who have many different concerns they would like to address. Dr. David Azouz is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Dallas, TX who performs many combination procedures to help his patients reach their goals in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. Dr. Azouz is highly experienced and offers patients the benefits of a natural-appearing look with minimal scarring from his combination procedures. The most well-known combination procedure is the mommy makeover, but there are many procedures that can be combined. Facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast surgeries are all popular surgeries that can be done together.

Benefits of Combination Plastic Surgeries

There are many different benefits that come from performing two or more surgeries simultaneously. Mainly, it cuts down on the need for multiple surgery days which allows a patient one recovery. Additionally, combining procedures often cuts down on the cost of surgery and anesthesia.

Candidates for Combination Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

The best candidates for combination surgery:

  • Require moderate improvement of the areas to be treated
  • Are in good overall health
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations

Dr. Azouz recommends that patients with areas that require significant skin and soft tissue resection stage their procedures rather than have them done on the same day.  The right combination of procedures can achieve the results a patient desires and this is best achieved through expressing your goals with Dr. Azouz.  Dr. Azouz is committed to performing plastic and cosmetic surgery as safely and efficiently as possible.

Combining Plastic Surgery with other non-plastic surgery procedures

Patients often desire to combine cosmetic and plastic surgery operations with other types of surgery including:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of gallbladder
  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Hernia repair

Dr. Azouz is able to coordinate performing cosmetic surgery with other noncosmetic surgeries with a variety of different surgeons.  Often Dr. Azouz will work with an OBGYN to perform a hysterectomy and tummy tuck together.  Hernia repairs are often performed at the same time as a panniculectomy (tummy tuck).

Recovery Time

One of the main questions Dr. Azouz is asked during his consultations with patients is how much recovery time they will need for their procedure. If a patient has multiple concerns and requires multiple procedures, this adds to time spent recovering from surgery. With a combination procedure, you get one recovery time.  A mommy makeover may involve a drain-less abdominoplasty or mini-tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation in the same day.   Men often desire liposuction of the abdomen to be done concurrently with liposuction and removal of gynecomastia of the chest.  The recovery time for each procedure is about four to six weeks until a patient can return to heavy exercise. Instead of having to heal for four to six weeks to or three different times, patients can get surgeries done on the same day so that they only go through one recovery.

How soon can you have cosmetic surgery after massive weight loss surgery (gastric bypass)?

Gastric bypass induces weight loss by both restrictive and absorptive methods.   This means that a patient will eat less food and less food will be absorbed through the patient’s digestive tract.  Patients will generally have their weight fluctuate for six months after surgery.  Dr. Azouz typically recommends having a stable weight for six months prior to surgery as well.  Patients who have had bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve or bypass) are typically excellent candidates for post-bariatric body contouring.  Combination procedures are often possible and include a variety of cosmetic surgeries of the body, breast, and face.

Possible combination surgery after bariatric procedures include:

Mommy makeover

Body lift with liposuction

Tummy tuck with liposuction

Facelift with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

Breast lift with breast augmentation

Liposuction and removal of gynecomastia

Cost and Recovery

Along with the cut down on recovery time, combination procedures also cut down the cost. The cost of each individual procedure varies greatly. You have to add in the surgical facility, anesthesia, and medical devices to the total cost. By getting multiple procedures done in one surgery, this cuts down on the time spent in the operating room and anesthesia costs being repeated. Dr. Azouz will give you an estimated cost of your unique combination procedure during your in-person consultation.

Popular Combination Plastic Surgeries

To help his patients save on recovery time and cost, Dr. Azouz performs many of his procedures in combination with others. Due to the drain-less technique accompanying his procedures, patients can enjoy a less complex healing period. One of his most popular procedures is the Drainless abdominoplasty. Other popular combination procedures are:

  • Mommy Makeover (breast and abdomen)
  • Liposuction and Removal of gynecomastia
  • Liposuction and Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Lift and Reduction
  • Rhinoplasty and Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift and Eyelid surgery
  • Mini Abdominoplasty and liposuction
  • Tummy tuck and labiaplasty

Schedule a Consultation

If you have multiple body concerns that you would like to address, then talk to Dr. Azouz about combination procedures. These are excellent options to get your ideal look in a quick, effective manner. You can request a consultation with our online form or give us a call at 972-702-8888.