About Breast Augmentation
Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that adds volume to breasts for a fuller look. It is known as one of the most common cosmetic surgeries, granting women who dislike their breast size numerous opportunities for improvement. With the help of breast implants or fat grafting, this cosmetic treatment improves breast size and shape and produces a gorgeous and balanced outcome. Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Naveen Setty is highly trained in implementing this procedure and performs many breast augmentations year-round. When you have your consultation at Setty Plastics & Aesthetics, Dr. Setty will address your aesthetic desires and concerns and provide you with all of the choices available, while also tailoring a treatment plan to exceed your personal goals. To help you envision your final results, Setty Plastics & Aesthetics utilizes Vectra XT 3D imaging. These ultra-high-resolution images provide you and Dr. Setty with a three-dimensional and incredibly accurate idea of what you can expect post augmentation.
When you are in your consultation with Dr. Setty, the appropriate implant will be chosen based on your body size and shape, as well as your desired outcome. Breast implants are made in varying shapes, sizes, profiles, and textures — each of which are considered carefully in order to achieve the wanted outcome. Still, the most commonly chosen breast implants are silicone or saline, both widely popular and approved to use per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An important fact is that women considering saline breast implants must be 18 years old, while patients must be 22 years of age in order to undergo surgery with silicone. Two other types of augmentations include a form-stable implant known as a gummy bear implant and an autologous approach through fat grafting. In addition to the type of implant used, there are other notable factors to decide:
Breast implant size is chosen based on the cubic centimeters (CCs) of saline or silicone used. To choose the correct volume, Dr. Setty will decipher how much native breast tissue exists and the size you wish to attain. In the operating room, it is normal for Dr. Setty to temporarily fit multiple implants to get a better idea on the more suitable fit.
Implants are produced in either a teardrop or round shape. Both of these shapes are widely used; however, the majority of our patients choose a round shape. It generally appears more natural while adding a fullness to the top portion of the breast that many patients want.
Implant profile references the how far out the implant looks (projection). In other words, this is what you see from the side angle. Most projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.
We understand all of the considerations may seem overwhelming, but choosing the right implant is somewhat easy once the objectives are understood during the consultation. These considerations, paired with Dr. Setty's skill, make certain the anticipated outcome is achieved.
Saline or Silicone Implants?
The type of implant selected will be based on the discussion between you and Dr. Setty. Advantages and disadvantages exist for both.
Click here to read more about the types of implants offered.
- Less expensive than other breast augmentation fillers
- Requires smaller incisions
- Ruptures are easy to detect since the implant will quickly deflate
- Allows for easier placement with adjustable volume in each breast as the implant is filled during surgery
- Feels less natural
- More prone to rippling, which may require a breast revision surgery
- More natural and softer feel
- Less rippling compared to saline implants
- Can give a less “augmented” look in certain patients with thin skin
- More expensive
- Requires larger incisions
- Not FDA approved for patients under the age of 22
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"Arm Lift, Body Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Thigh Lift, Tummy Tuck - The consult rooms were awesome and the video setup to show the possible incisions was very helpful. One of the only doctors that has visual aids in that way."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Nov 25, 2021
"Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Revision - [Patient chose not to leave a comment]"- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Nov 19, 2021
"Breast Augmentation - The cost was around what I expected, however the staff was extremely informative and I love my results"- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Dec 27, 2021
"Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck - Everything went smoothly. Dr. Setty answered and tended to all of my needs and concerns."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Mar 01, 2022
"My journey started with finding a lump in my breast over 3 months ago - Where do I begin... My journey started with finding a lump in my breast over 3 months ago. To my surprise it was due to my textured breast implants, which I later found out were recalled... Yup, the implants that may cause cancer!?! I can't tell you how scary this experience was for me, but Dr. Setty knew the appropriate BIA-ALCL protocol and follow up diagnostic tests that I would need, before my 12 year old implants could be removed/replaced. Dr. Setty was the only surgeon who pushed back and said I needed further testing for cancer. The other surgeons I visited did and said nothing about my textured breast implants. I'd probably be in a far worse place if I'd left it up to one of them. Dr. Setty is a true advocate for patients and their overall health. His laser focus on quality, safety and service is top tier! This will be my first surgery with Dr. Setty (Mid-April) and I have no reservations or fear about my upcoming surgery. I'm excited because I know I'm in excellent hands and he will take care of me like family. I'm tearing up as I write this because I truly believe he saved my life. How many other surgeons can you say has done that and hasn't even operated on you? My journey is just beginning...I'll make sure to add before, during, and after photos after my procedure."- H. / RealSelf / Mar 30, 2022
The decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery is a personal one for women. If you are considering this surgery, it is essential you do it for yourself. Ideal candidates should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are formed, and be the right age to receive implants. Patients who are unhappy with the aesthetics of the chest because they look flat could benefit from this surgery. Moreover, if your breasts have changed due to age, pregnancy, or weight loss, this surgery can give them life with increased shape and fullness. It is a welcomed answer for those who weight train or have limited native breast mass.
Incision placement as well as implant location are factors that will need to be made prior to surgery. During breast augmentation, the chosen incision is created and then the chosen implant will be placed into its position. There are two techniques that may be applied for implant placement. These are either under the pectoral muscle, or behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle. The choice as to where to insert the the breast implant incision location is based on varying factors. This involves the size and type of implant, plus the expertise of Dr. Setty. Regardless of incision type, scarring is usually minimal. Where to place the implant is based upon your implant size, activity level, and body type.
What to Expect
Cosmetic breast surgery is an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. After completing the incision, the chosen implant will be placed through the incision opening and deposited into a surgically created pocket, and then secured to its correct position. Following the placement of the implant, the incision is carefully secured with skin adhesives or sutures. Each patient will be taken into a recovery area and monitored prior to being released. You will be instructed to continue wearing a medical sports bra to help reduce swelling. Several days after surgery, the swelling will begin to dissipate, and the breasts will start to look and feel normal as they get used to their new position. Most patients can resume everyday activities within several days; however, physical exertion such as exercise should be delayed for approximately a couple of months. Breast augmentation surgery produces gorgeous outcomes that feel and appear normal. This procedure oftentimes can be a life changer for many individuals, offering the opportunity to feel more confident.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,100 - $7,200
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5 – 7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
- At Home
Will I be able to breast feed after a breast augmentation?
Yes! There should be no issues with breast feeding if an inframammary crease incision is used and implants are placed under the muscle. Even if the implants are placed above the muscle, there is minimal risk to breast feeding issues. The only time that there may be a small risk of breast feeding issues would be with an areolar incision to place implants. Even in that situation, the risk of any breast feeding issues is very small.
Get the Look You Want
Cosmetic breast surgery is popular for many excellent reasons. This surgery is FDA approved for safety and effectiveness and creates outstanding outcomes. With numerous enhancement considerations, you can achieve the appearance you have always wanted. We are proud to offer this proven treatment and we welcome you to learn more. Contact Setty Plastics & Aesthetics in Dallas, TX to schedule your first office visit with our award-winning plastic surgeon, Dr. Setty.
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