Breast Augmentation can enhance appearance, self-esteem, comfortable and attractive. Women who have undergone this surgical procedure, tend to feel more confident leading to improvements in other areas of their lives. Xiluet Plastic Surgery offers breast enlargement done by Certified Miami Cosmetic Surgeons that use the best techniques in breast implants to enhance the shape and size of your natural breasts.
Benefits of a Breast Augmentation or Breast Enhancement
Miami Breast AugmentationBreast Augmentation benefits when a woman feels their breasts are too small, uneven, or do not have an attractive shape. Miami women considered breast augmentation at Xiluet Plastic Surgery. If you feel your breasts didnt grow or developed or if they shrank as a result of weight loss or after pregnancy, or if your breasts just do not have the size or shape you desir Miami females may benefit from breast augmentation.
Ideal Candidates for a Breast Augmentation
Most women become interested in breast augmentation when they have asymmetrical or sagging breasts as a result of age and pregnancy while others are just not comfortable with the size, shape, or feel of their breasts. Other women may need breast reconstruction after mastectomies, injuries or other related reasons. By Florida law, saline breast implants are available to women over the age of 18, while silicone breast implants are available to women over the age of 22.
Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Xiluet Plastic Surgery can help you determine whether or not you are a good candidate. You can look at the breast implants before and after photos.
Saline VS Silicone Breast Implant Cost
In the US, the average Breast Augmentation costs roughly from $3,500 to $10,000. The main determinant of the price has to do with the implants. Silicone implants usually cost between $800 and $2,000 more than saline implants. The size of each implant also increases the price. If the breasts come with a guarantee, it increases the price. Some guarantees come free with the breast implant. Replacement costs usually count as a second surgery, even with the guarantee.
How Long Do Breast Implants Surgery Last?
Breast Implants can have a long life. So far, there is no way to predict how long any particular implant will last. Complications can occur such as painful scar tissue and ruptures; therefore, women may need to have them removed. In the event that a saline solution implant ruptures, the body will simply absorb the solution. On the other hand, if silicone gel implants ruptures, the patient will need to have an MRI scan to detect and confirm that the implant has ruptured. If this were the case, your doctor will most likely recommend surgical removal and a new implant may be inserted at the same time.
Does My Insurance Cover Breast Implants?
When performed for cosmetic reasons, insurance does not cover breast implants. When performed as a corrective surgery, the insurance usually covers the implants. To be safe, you should give a letter to your surgeon from your insurance, which almost always guarantees complete coverage.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Procedure
Before the surgery, the patient must undergo a breast implant consultation that includes a baseline mammography. The same mammogram should be performed after the surgical procedure. Patients must stop taking aspirin or other blood thinners (unless the surgeon advises to continue them for other medical conditions) two weeks prior to surgery. Patients are required to stop smoking a month before surgery.
Smoking reduces the level of oxygen in the blood and can cause delayed healing. Arrangements must be done with a friend or a family member to drive the patient home after recovery, and if possible to stay home with the patient for a day or so. They must also inform their employers of the days to be missed due to surgery.
How Does Breast Augmentation Work?
Usually, implants are placed in one of four locations. The first location places the implant between the pectorals and the breast tissue. A woman with low pectoral tissue may sometimes develop wrinkles of the implants, also known as rippling. The second placement is below the fascia, or fibrous tissue of the pectoral muscle. This placement helps keep the implants in place. The implants may also be placed in the subpectoral plane.
Some patients cannot handle this placement due to the movements of their pectoral muscles. The last placement is right beneath the pectoral muscle. Breast Augmentation Surgeons rarely perform this technique because it requires removing the muscle off the ribs. This technique may cause the breast to move in a deformed fashion. Patients must also choose the location of the incision site. This depends on the body type and personal preference of the patient.
Types of Incisions for Breast Augmentation
Inframammary incision involves an incision below the inframammary fold. The plastic surgeons prefer this procedure with silicone gel implants. This technique gives them direct access to the pectoral muscles.
Periareolar technique include an incision around the border of the areola. This technique produces fewer scars and can be coupled with a breast lift.
Transaxillary, involves an incision in the armpits. From that incision, the implants can be fed into the breast area. This technique produces a scarless breast augmentation. However, it does require some fine tuning.
What are Gummy Bear Implants?
Gummy bear implants, also known as cohesive gel implants and form stable, were named after gummy bear candies because these implants are made of high-strength silicone gel. Since these implants are thicker, they have less probability to break than the traditional gel implants previously invented.
Gummy bear implants are said to hold their shape longer than saline implants. These implants have a distinct shape therefore the breast will conform to it and no the other way around. Saline implants will change its shape according to the breast shape and laws of gravity. Gummy bear implants will not fold or ripple and they don’t leak. Since these implants don’t shift in place, folds are less likely to occur. The filling is more solid than liquid therefore the chances for this to happen are less.
In the event a rupture and leak happens, the leak will not move. According to some studies, gummy bear implants have a low capsular contraction rate since there is less dispersal of silicone when compared to other fillers. Saline implants, on the other hand, are placed in the desired location before they are filled with a saline solution, which is considered to be safer should the implant break. However, they look and feel less natural than gummy bear implants.
The Look and Feel of Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Gummy bear breast implants are semi-solid, which helps them maintain their shape and stay in an upright position. Unlike other traditional implants, they have less probability to fold or wrinkle. Liquid-filled implants can be hard when overfilled while gummy bear breast implants feel softer and more natural. The original breast tissue amount can influence the surgery outcome and how these implants look and feel.
When the potential patient has little or no natural tissue it will be very hard to accomplish a natural look and feel. Patients who have less natural breast tissue or subcutaneous fat are generally better candidates for silicone implants since saline implants will produce more rippling. These anatomical-shaped implants come in teardrop and round shape. They are designed to preserve their shape while standard round silicone gel implants are softer and easily misshapen.
Advantages of Gummy Bear Breast Implants
One of the main advantages of gummy bear implants are the shape they keep over time. They will retain their original shape and look almost the same as when they were originally implanted. Another great advantage of having these implants is that folds and rippling have less probability to occur thanks to their distinct shape and filling, which doesn’t shift around with time. There is also no leakage so you don’t have to worry about the implant leaking after the operation. Furthermore, you will have less scar tissue-some say this is due to less diffusion of silicone while others say is the implant’s firmness.
Best Candidates for Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Candidates for this type of implant should be good candidates for breast augmentation in general. These potential patients should lead a healthy lifestyle that doesn’t include smoking at least prior to surgery, have no infections or history of problems with anesthesia. Patients looking for this procedure can’t be pregnant or breastfeeding at the time they seek this operation. Gel implants are off label at younger than 22 yet they are sometimes used on younger patients.
Patients should have reasonable expectations before committing to such procedure. They should also do a thorough research about which surgeons have more experience placing gummy breast implants. At Xiluet Plastic Surgery we specialize in breast augmentation procedures with any type of implant you prefer. Call us today and make a surgical consultation with us. You won’t regret your decision.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks
Risks and Complications of Surgery are Best Discussed on a Personal Basis Between the Patient and the Plastic Surgeon.
- Patients may require additional surgery.
- Capsular Contracture.
- Implant Ruptures.
- Physical Suffering.
- Skin Wrinkling.
- Discontent with Cosmetic Results.
- Alteration of Bust Sensation.
What to Expect the Day of the Surgery
On the day of the surgery, the patient will be administered a mild sedative. When she falls asleep, the Anesthesiologist applies general anesthesia. Once the surgery is complete, the doctor inserts drainage tubes and bandages on the newly operated breasts. The bandages are then covered with an elastic surgical bra for support. Afterwards, the patient is taken into recovery where she is monitored for progress. The patient will be allowed to go home after a few hours, unless the doctor decides the patient should stay overnight.
Recovery at Home
After the surgery, the patient must stay in bed for about 48 hours. During that time, the patient may feel fatigued. For the following three weeks, the patient may be restricted from certain movements and may need help with household tasks until he or she is fully healed. During those weeks, the stitches will be removed. If the patient’s job does not involve bending or lifting, he or she may return to work after three days. After a few months, the incisions recover their natural color.
It is likely that the breasts will stay swollen for at least a month. Depending on the procedure, the recovery time may be slower or faster. Patients must remember that breasts may continue to grow as the years pass.