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Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation

Overview

The choice to have a breast enhancement is a very personal one. Many women feel incomplete without the sensuality afforded by full, attractive breasts. This may be brought on following the changes associated with pregnancy or weight loss with a loss of breast volume. For these patients, breast augmentation is a very powerful operation, producing an enhancement of self-esteem and body image. Clothes fit better and are easier to find. It is important that you take the time to find the right surgeon for your breast augmentation, as your operation must be tailored to meet your needs. Schedule your consultation today at 407-999-2585 with Dr. Kenrick Spence at Orlando Plastic Surgery. Also feel free to browse through our Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos.

Evaluation for Breast Enhancement in Orlando, Florida

  • Evaluation of overall health
  • Detailed examination of the breast and chest to identify any asymmetry which needs to be corrected
  • A thorough discussion of all breast implant types
    • e.g. teardrop breast implants, anatomic breast implants, silicone gel breast implants, textured breast implants, high profile breast implants, etc.
  • Selection of the right breast implant to enhance your bust line using chest wall measurements, evaluation of the skin thickness and breast volume.

Preparation for Breast Augmentation in Orlando, Florida

  • Mammogram prior to surgery as needed
  • Must stop smoking at least six weeks prior to surgery
  • Must stop all blood thinning agents such as aspirin or vitamin E

Procedure: Breast Augmentation

Dr. Spence places a variety of breast implants, using different techniques, as he believes breast augmentation is as much an art as it is a science and the operation must be uniquely tailored to your needs.

Options for breast implant placement include:

  • Behind the muscle
  • In front of the muscle
  • Dual plane - partly behind the muscle and partly behind the breast tissue

In Dr. Spence's Orlando, Florida Breast Augmentation practice, implants may be placed through three different types of incision:

  • A small incision in the armpit (using an endoscope)
  • The fold of the breast
  • Around the nipple

Breast Augmentation surgery takes approximately 1-2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia, on an outpatient basis.

Special Note:

The FDA has approved saline implants for use in all patients for breast enlargements. Silicone gel implants can only be used in patients who qualify through special approved studies. You may talk with Dr. Spence during your consultation to determine if you are a candidate for silicone gel implants.

www.breastimplantsafety.org

Breast Augmentation Recovery

  • Most patients return to work within 5-7 days
  • An adult is required to be present to care for you the night of surgery
  • No heavy lifting for 2 to 6 weeks (you will be advised of the time by Dr. Spence and staff)
  • Patients must be out of bed walking and physically active the night of surgery

Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery

  • Hardening of the breast (capsular contracture)
  • Breast implant deflation
  • Breast implant rippling
  • Loss of nipple sensation

This is a short list of risks involved in breast augmentation surgery. During your consultation and consent processes at Dr. Spence's Orlando, Florida plastic surgery practice, Dr. Spence will review a more extensive list and precautions one can take to minimize these risks.

Combined Procedures

In Orlando, breast lifts are often combined with breast augmentation for the patient with a sagging bust line. The extent of the breast lift will depend on the extent of the droop of the breast and the size and profile of the implant used. Some patients combine abdominoplasty with breast augmentation for complete upper body rejuvenation.

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular and powerful plastic surgery procedures performed. Breast enhancement often boosts a woman's self esteem and can positively impact her body image. The surgeon you choose should be dedicated to breast augmentation surgery, body contouring and be properly credentialed. To schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Spence at Orlando Plastic Surgery, call 407-999-2585 or request a breast augmentation consultation online.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons News Release

ASAPS logo"Choosing Breast Implant Size: A Matter of Aesthetics" - Surgical breast enlargement enables a woman to choose the breast size that she feels will enhance her body image and self-confidence. Plastic surgeons are looking for ways to help women make better choices about breast size...... read more.



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