Everyone likes to feel comfortable and attractive in their own skin. In pursuit of this, many of us aim to achieve an ideal frame that will help us feel better about ourselves. For women, achieving this ideal look may involve making improvements to the appearance of their breasts, adding volume to your breasts, something that can be done with the help of breast implants.

Breasts implants can be utilized for aesthetic and reconstructive purposes. Whether your needs involve reconstruction after a mastectomy or you simply want to improve your overall appearance, breast implants can provide satisfying results safely and effectively.

Many women have some part of their breasts that they don’t like. This could be the size, shape, or proportion to their body. To help women feel more confident in the look of their breasts they can undergo a breast augmentation procedure. Breast augmentation has proven helpful for improving the look of breasts in thousands of women, it is increasingly one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. To learn more about Breast Augmentation come into Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation also referred to as augmentation mammaplasty, helps women to improve the size and shape of their breasts using implants. Many women are unhappy with the look of their breasts whether this is because of the natural contours of their breasts or from breasts that have undergone major changes from weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures with thousands of women getting breast implants every year. This surgery is not a one size fits all procedure, by speaking with Dr. Vinas at Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging, you can choose from a variety of implants to make sure that you get the desired look you’ve always wanted.

A breast augmentation is a procedure that utilizes breast implants, sometimes in combination with a fat transfer, to enlarge the size of the breasts or improve breast volume that is usually lost after giving birth or losing weight. Clinically, the surgery is called augmentation mammoplasty.

Breast augmentation surgery has a range of physical and emotional benefits, but most importantly it does the following:

• Increases projection and fullness of the breasts
• Improves a woman’s bodily proportions
• Enhances self image and provides a boost in confidence


Breast Augmentation Options

Breast augmentation is a procedure that comes with many different options so that each and every woman gets their unique look. At a consultation appointment, Dr. Vinas will go over your medical history, skin tissue, body type, and aesthetic goals to help pick the breast implant that will be most beneficial.

There are two types of breast implants available for those who want them. Your surgeon will recommend a type based on your needs and preferences. There are silicon implants and saline implants. Silicone gel-based implants are silicone shells that contain silicone plastic gel.

The thick gel inside silicone implants feel amazingly similar to natural breasts. In fact, most women who have silicone implants confirm this. These implants are only available to women who are 22 years old and above and are mostly used for reconstruction purposes.

Saline breast implants, on the other hand, contain sterile salt water. These implants are inserted when empty, and then filled with a saline solution once they fall in place. Women above 18 years of age can obtain saline breast implants for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes.

When compared to silicone implants, saline implants have a higher chance of rupturing, but the solution is harmless and the body will absorb it without any issues.

Types of Breast Implants

  • Saline Implants: These implants are filled with sterile saline water. These can be prefilled with a predetermined size or filled at the time of surgery.
  • Structured Saline Implants: These behave like a soft, silicone gel because they still have the sterile salt water but contain a structure inside. These hold their shape better than traditional implants.
  • Silicone Implants: These implants are filled with a soft, elastic gel substance and come in a variety of shapes.
  • Cohesive Gel Silicone Implants: These implants are filled with a cohesive gel that is a bit thicker than traditional silicone implants. They are also referred to as “gummy bear” or “form stable” implants.
  • Fat Transfer: These implants take fat from a donor area on your body using liposuction and then injects it into the breast area to augment the breasts.

Am I a Good Candidate?

To know if a Breast Augmentation surgery could benefit you it is best to make a consultation appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vinas. He will go over your desires as well as current breast profile to help you know if this surgery will benefit you. This surgery helps to provide women with their ideal breast look as well as the confidence to wear clothes that they thought they couldn’t before. The best candidates for this procedure are healthy individuals who are done breastfeeding so as not to change the contours of the breast.

The staff were amazing, they make you feel like family. Adley is very experienced and I felt confident in his abilities. I’ll definitely be back. :)”

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Since breasts continue to develop until a woman reaches her early twenties, saline-filled implants and silicone-filled implants are only used when a woman reaches 18 years and 22 years of age respectively. An initial consultation with your surgeon will help decide which type of implant is most suitable.

After the consultation, your surgeon will perform a medical evaluation to assess your body as a whole. Upon completion of your medical evaluation, your surgeon will prescribe certain medications to prep your body for the surgery.

Breast augmentation surgery is done on an outpatient basis. Your surgeon will use general anesthesia to help ease any discomfort that may arise. The procedure will begin with your surgeon making a small incision near the breast, either under the arm or around the nipples.

Your surgeon will insert the breast implant into a pocket situated either above or below the pectoral muscle. The procedure takes one to two hours, after which the incision is closed with a surgical tape or sutures.

You may experience some discomfort after the surgery, but it will subside in time. It is important to take time off from your daily routine to relax and recover. This means taking time off work and asking a friend or family member for help taking care of chores and other responsibilities.

At Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging, our patients’ comfort is very important to us. This procedure is performed under anesthesia to make sure that patients do not feel any pain or discomfort. Using the implants chosen, the surgeon will make an incision around the breast, lift the tissue and create a pocket for the implant. Implants are placed under or on top of the pectoral muscle. Depending on your desired goals and lifestyle, the surgeon will discuss the placement options with you.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

To make sure each patient is informed and prepared for their breast augmentation procedure, the doctor will provide complete instructions for pre-operative as well as post-operative care. After the surgery, you will be given a compression garment to help with swelling and to protect the breast tissue during the vital healing process. Patients may experience some pain or discomfort in their breasts for the first few days following the treatment, but this can be treated effectively with various pain medications. Patients often return to their job after a week following the surgery, but strenuous activity should be limited for the first month following treatment. By scheduling follow-up appointments at Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging, we can monitor your healing process and let you know when you can resume full activities.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are thinking about undergoing breast augmentation and would like to know more, contact our Port St. Lucie office today. At Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging we want to make sure that our patients are confident and happy with their results. To schedule a consultation appointment, call the office or fill out an online form and a team member will reach out.

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