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.

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.

How Do I Know Which Breast Surgery is Right for Me?

Many women are insecure about the size, shape, and overall look of their breasts. In some patients, the breasts are too large, too small, or sagging, whatever the issue, there is a Plastic Surgical operation which can offer a solution. In Dallas, Texas Dr. David Azouz performs various breast surgeries on women who are looking for a change. Dr. David Azouz is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in drainless, rapid recovery of breast surgery. Dr. Azouz offers an individualized approach to breast surgery and thoroughly explains the benefits and drawbacks of each surgery. Dr. David Azouz is highly experienced and offers many minimally invasive approaches to breast surgery that allows for minimal scarring with a natural look.

Why does a woman’s breast empty?  There are many reasons including:

Genetics

The most common reason for a woman’s breast to be empty is hereditary.  Some women inherit poor skin elasticity which causes their breasts to sag over time.  Other women lose their breasts when they lose weight.  There are some women who never develop breast tissue.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause enlargement of the breasts.  Some women find that when they are finished breast feeding they no longer have the breast tissue they started with.

Weight Loss

Massive weight loss with diet and exercise or with bariatric surgery can cause the breasts to be emptied and are often associated with sagging breasts.

Aging

As some women age, they are left with sagging or empty breasts.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgery that is done to increase the size of the breasts, correct asymmetrical breasts, and improve breast contour. This is a good option for women who wish to increase the size and improve the shape of their breasts. This surgery alone will may correct slightly sagging or drooping breasts. Patients who have more significant sagging or drooping of the breasts will require a lift or a lift in addition to an augmentation. Candidates for this surgery are women who are physically healthy, have fully developed breasts, and are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

Recovery Time for Breast Augmentation

Recovery time from a breast augmentation varies for each patient. Dr. Azouz will give you a list of detailed postoperative instructions to follow to help the recovery be smooth and easy. It is important to rest and relax for the first 48 hours following your surgery. Most patients can return to most daily activities within a week. More strenuous activity such as contact sports, marathon running and crossfit may still need to be paused for a few weeks.

Cost of Breast Augmentation

Each patient’s breast augmentation cost will vary. At your consultation with Dr. Azouz, he will give you an estimated cost based on your customized procedure. Costs vary due to implant type, size, and placement. If any other procedures are performed in combination such as a breast lift or liposuction, that will also affect the cost. If you have any questions regarding cost and payment, feel free to contact our Dallas office at 972-702-8888.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, also called mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that is performed to lift sagging, loose breasts. Often women’s breasts start to lose volume and elasticity after pregnancy or weight loss. This breast surgery also repositions the nipple and areola to a more youthful position. Women who seek breast lifts want to get higher, fuller appearing breasts without increasing the actual size through augmentation.

Recovery Time for Breast Lift

The recovery from breast lift surgery is relatively quick. Dr. Azouz will provide detailed instructions for your post-operative care. These will help to make recovery smooth and easy for you.

Cost of Breast Lift

The cost of breast lift procedures varies for every patient. It is highly dependent on the amount of change desired, techniques used, and any combination procedures. There are three main approaches to a breast lift which include a lollipop incision, anchor lift or a mini lift.  Dr. Azouz will give you an estimated cost during your consultation appointment and identify which breast lift is best for you.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that helps to reduce the size of large and/or sagging breasts. Dr. Azouz can also reduce the size of the areola during this procedure to make the breasts look more natural. This procedure is great for women who have large breasts that are causing them pain, discomfort, and even lowering their self-confidence. Breast reductions help to aesthetically improve the look of the breasts and alleviate discomfort associated with large breasts. Dr. Azouz utilizes liposuction with a breast reduction to remove lateral breast tissue and fat.   Liposuction allows for a more sculpted look.

Recovery Time for Breast Reduction

You will notice an immediate improvement in the look and feel of the breasts. Most patients return to work within one week of the procedure. Dr. Azouz will provide specific aftercare instructions for you to follow.

Cost of Breast Reduction

Each breast reduction procedure has a varied cost. The cost depends on the amount of change desired and any combination procedures that are done. During your consultation with Dr. Azouz, he will give you an estimated cost for your breast reduction.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a procedure that is done to help restore breasts for women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer, have altered breasts from previous surgery, or have altered breasts due to trauma. Dr. Azouz works with each woman individually to find the best breast reconstruction method and to help them feel comfortable. Dr. Azouz will strive to make sure that the results look natural.

Breast reconstruction can be done in multiple ways depending on the health, history, and goals of the patient.

Recovery Time for Breast Reconstruction

The recovery time for breast reconstruction varies for each patient. It is dependent on the type of breast reconstruction, the amount of breast tissue, the health of the patient, and medical history. Most patients return to work within one week following their surgery.

Cost of Breast Reconstruction

Each breast reconstruction will vary in cost. There are many factors playing into the cost of the surgery such as method, desired change, and more. Dr. Azouz will give you an estimated cost during the in-person consultation.

Removal of Implants

Many women decide to remove their breast implants for a variety of different reasons.  Some women do not want an augmented look as they age.  Other women are concerned as their specific type of breast implant may have been recalled by the FDA.   Dr. Azouz does not place textured implants which have been recalled by the FDA.  While there is not a recommendation for breast implant explantation of textured implants, many women feel more comfortable removing their textured implants.

Recovery Time for Removal of Implants

Recovery time for removal of breast implants is somewhat dependent on if a total capsulectomy is performed or not.  In general recovery from removal of implants is rapid with patients returning to work a few days after surgery.  It is not recommended to engage in heavy exercise activity for four to six weeks after surgery.

Cost of Breast Implant Removal

The cost of breast implant explantation is dependent on the type of implant and the need for a total capsulectomy.  Insurance coverage is possible for women with advanced capsules.  Many insurance companies deep breast implants to be cosmetic and therefore coverage is dependent on the insurance carrier and policy.

Breast Feeding After Breast Surgery

Breast feeding is possible after breast augmentation, breast implant removal, breast reduction, and  breast lift.  Patients who have undergone a mastectomy for breast cancer will be unable to breast feed as the breast glands, ducts and nipples may have been removed.

Drainless Breast Surgery

Surgical drains are used to evacuate fluid after surgery.  While they can be helpful to remove fluid, they involve additional scarring, are potentially painful and need to be continually emptied.  Dr. Azouz performs drain free breast surgery.  This allows patients to recover more quickly and to have a better postoperative experience.

Enhanced Recovery Breast Surgery

Dr. Azouz utilizes many surgical techniques to that provide an optimal post operative experience.  Dr. Azouz places long acting anaesthetics to minimize pain. Dr. Azouz avoids general anesthesia whenever possible to provide his paitents with a quick recovery.  He also utilizes compression garments,  which minimize pain and swelling after surgery.

Combining Liposuction with Breast Surgery

Liposuction can be used in almost all breast surgeries.  Liposuction provides a more defined and sculpted look by removing axillary adiposity, later breast tissue and by giving the breasts a more natural rounded look.  Many patients also decide to add liposuction to the abdomen with a breast surgery for a full body make over known as a “mommy makeover”.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Azouz will work with you to choose the best breast procedure, or combination procedures, for you. To make a consultation at his Dallas office, call Dr. Azouz at 972-702-8888 or fill out an online form.

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.

 

Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation Recovery

Preparing for your breast augmentation can be an overwhelming time when you don’t know what to expect. At Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we want to make sure you are completely prepared for surgery, as well as the recovery time afterwards. Check out the three tips below that will help put your mind at ease for your breast augmentation downtime.

  1. Create a Stress-free Environment for Recovery. While recovering, you won’t feel like doing laundry or worrying about dirty dishes, so make sure to get your chores taken care of ahead of time. Taking the time to relax and put as little stress on your body as possible, especially for the first few days, is vital for a recovery without complications. Don’t be afraid to light a few candles, open a book, and really take the time to relax and let your body do the rest.
  2. Plan Your Meals Ahead of Time. Stock up on easy-to-cook foods that require minimal effort in the kitchen or prepare your meals and freeze them ahead of time for easy preparation. You shouldn’t have to spend hours in the kitchen during recovery, so prepping your meals ahead of time will reduce significant stress.
  3. Bring Loose Clothing. As you wake from surgery and get ready to leave, pulling a tight shirt over your head will sound anything but pleasing. Be sure to bring a loose fitting zip up or button up shirt that is easy to put on. This will allow for comfort as well as be less strenuous on your body.

If you have any questions regarding the recovery process following a breast augmentation or would like to schedule your consultation, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today!