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Breast Augmentation Conveniently located to serve Miami and Dade County

Breast augmentation is an incredibly popular cosmetic procedure for numerous reasons. Whether you are trying to add balance to your figure or just enhance aspects of the bust such as size, cleavage, or asymmetry, breast augmentation in Ft Lauderdale offers patients predictable and reliable results.

Your Consultation

During a consultation with Dr. Rodriguez, he will discuss the breast augmentation procedure with you in greater detail, including preparation and recovery. He will perform an examination, and the two of you will discuss your complete medical history, including any allergies you may have. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have and look over breast augmentation before and after photos.

Whether you want a subtle difference or more impressive change, communication is key in helping Dr. Rodriguez make the proper decisions to give you the results you desire. Factors to consider are approach, implant type, size, profile, shape, and texture.

Approach

There are 4 common approaches used. The simplest and most direct techniques are either the periareolar (around the nipple) or inframammary (just above the lower breast crease) incision. While these incisions can heal and hide very well, there are also more advanced techniques such as the transaxillary (through the armpit) or transumbilical (via the belly button), which results in zero scars on the breast while providing the same implant options.

Another factor to consider in terms of approach is the combination of a breast augmentation with a breast lift procedure. The breast augmentation with lift improves volume and projection while lifting sagging breasts and making them perkier. Pairing a breast lift with implants results in a single recovery period rather than two. If all you need is a lift, a breast lift without implants is the better choice.

Implant Type

As far as type, the decision is between silicone breast implants and saline breast implants. While both types have their pros and cons, the major difference is softness. Implants are now the most well-studied device in the history of the FDA, and the safety and longevity of all implants is more than reliable and has an excellent guarantee from the manufacturers. While both implant types have little differences in their final appearance, silicone implants are by far softer and feel more natural.

Allergan’s gummy bear implants are a special type of silicone implant that has become extremely popular with patients. Gummy bear implants are filled with a highly cohesive gel that makes them form-stable. This means that if the implant’s shell is ruptured, the implant retains its shape and the gel does not leak out. Because there is no leak, safety is improved and the implant replacement process is made easier.

Implant Size and Profile

The final size and contours of the breast are impacted by both the size and profile of the implant. Size refers to the liquid amount, or cc’s, as it is commonly referred to. While final size is difficult to determine, usually every increase in volume by 150 to 200 cc’s results in an increase in one cup size. Large breast implants and small breast implants are both appropriate options depending on the frame of the patient and their aesthetic goals.

Profile options, ranging from low to super high profile breast implants, will help determine final diameter of the implant as well as projection of the implant off the chest wall.

Implant Shape and Texture

When choosing the best breast implants for you, you’ll need to consider shape and texture. Round and teardrop-shaped implants are both available as options and affect the final appearance. Smooth and textured implants are also available, and these can be discussed in greater detail during a consultation.

The Surgical Process

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, starts with the application of either general anesthesia or a combination of sedation and local anesthesia. Once it has taken effect, incisions can be made. Pockets are then made in the tissues.

Implants are inserted through the incisions and into these pockets, where they are positioned snugly. Finally, the incisions are closed with the help of stitches and are then dressed in order to avoid infection.

Recovery After Breast Enlargement

Once the procedure is complete and the patient has returned home, healing can begin. Follow Dr. Rodriguez’s instructions diligently to ensure a recovery process that is as short and comfortable as possible.

It will be necessary to wear a supportive surgical bra without any underwire while the breast tissues heal. This will help post-surgical bruising and swelling disappear, as will the use of ice packs. Pain can be controlled with prescribed pain medication.

Patients must stay home from their job for around five to seven days. They must also avoid physically taxing activities like sports for several weeks. Once the healing process is complete, patients can enjoy their full results.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The cost of a breast augmentation varies from patient to patient. Price is dependent on the amount of time the procedure takes, techniques employed, implant cost, and many other factors. CareCredit is available to help with financing for the procedures we offer.

Get Started — Set Up Your Consultation

Dr. Michael Rodriguez is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon with years of experience performing breast augmentation for Ft Lauderdale patients. To arrange your informative consultation with Dr. Rodriguez, contact our office today.

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