Many studies suggest that breast augmentation may increase a woman’s self-esteem. That’s the case for many breast augmentation Miami patients coming to our clinic. Our surgeons deliver the best breast augmentation in Miami with outcomes that are exclusively personalized.
We have helped countless local patients and out-of-towners restore their confidence with their breasts. After successfully performing thousands of procedures, we excel at minimally evasive breast augmentation in Miami using a variety of techniques that promote limited scarring and a quick recovery.
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Candidates for breast augmentation
Recent reports from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that breast augmentation is still the top plastic surgery procedure performed in the United States. There are several reasons why women in Miami and everywhere choose this procedure. Most importantly, women that wish to benefit from this procedure should meet some specific requirements.
Preparing for surgery - If you have decided that breast augmentation is the best option for you, you should first inform yourself about the procedure outcomes and potential risks to be sure this is something you feel comfortable doing. We advise you to schedule an initial appointment with one of our surgeons to discuss your goals, including size, operation requirements, and steps to follow.
Your overall health – Being in good physical and emotional health is essential for a successful surgery and recovery. For example, some people with an immune disorder such as cancer aren’t good candidates for this procedure. Likewise, patients with some specific psychological disorders, pregnant or breastfeeding, should wait until their doctor tells them its ok to undergo this procedure. Your surgeon will help you choose what’s most appropriate for you based on your needs and circumstances.
The right age for breast implants – Breast augmentation is recommended for women in their early 20s or older. Some teenagers may qualify for this procedure, but you must be at least 22 years of age to undergo breast augmentation with silicone implants. Even women in advanced age have undergone this procedure as long as they are healthy and have good skin quality. Check out the before-and-after gallery to see how this procedure can benefit you.
The first step to prepare for breast augmentation surgery is picking the right implant size, shape, and fill. These are characteristics you surgeon at Unique Aesthetic Center will explain to you.
Implant size – Implant sizes are measured in cc’s (cubic centimeters). It can be challenging for many patients to choose the right implant size. Clear communication with your surgeon is crucial, as it will help relieve some of the natural stress associated with the upcoming surgery. You can communicate clearly what your expectations are and whether your goals can be accomplished. It is crucial patients come with a realistic approach about the size and fill of the implant and follow the surgeon recommendation.
Implant shape – This is a significant factor to consider. Breast implants are basically round or teardrop. Something to keep in mind when choosing the breast implant shape that suits your needs is your body type. Some women may undergo surgery to correct sagging with the natural look a teardrop implant offers while others may prefer the dramatic cleavage of a round shape. The implant placement and incision site are also important factors to consider. Teardrop implants are fuller at the bottom while round implants are spherical. They come with a low or high projection and will give you a fuller look.
Filler material – There are two basic fillers for breast implants: silicone and saline. Most patients prefer silicone because they feel more realistic and have less rippling. Silicone implants are prefilled so they will require a larger incision. Saline implants, on the other hand, are filled after their placement requiring a smaller incision. Saline implants come in smooth and textured shells, and they can be teardrop or round. Their rupture is easier to detect.
Some factors could affect the outcome of your breast augmentation surgery. It’s important you discuss them with your surgeon before surgery. Also, this is not an once-in-a-lifetime procedure, so you may need to undergo breast implant revision or replacement in the future.
Breast implant placement
Breast implants can be placed above or below the muscle. Placement under the muscle, known as submuscular placement, is a more invasive and challenging technique that requires longer recovery time but the results are more natural since the implants are covered with the pectoral muscle and breast tissue. There is also less rippling and less risk of capsular contracture.
Placement over the muscle, known as sub-glandular placement, uses the sub-glandular technique to position the implant below the glands of the breast. While this procedure is easier to execute and less invasive, requiring lower recovery, the results look less natural; there is more rippling, more risk of capsular contracture, and some issues with breastfeeding.
There are several incision techniques with the most common ones being:
Inframammary – This incision is made in the inframammary fold. That is the crease of skin where the breast meets the body. This is the most common incision type and location that helps conceal the scar.
Periareolar – This incision is made at the outer edge of the areola where a pocket is created underneath the muscle or inside of the breast to place the implant. Scarring for this incision is camouflaged with the darker color of the areola border.
Transaxillary – This incision is made under the armpit through which the saline or silicone implants are inserted into the breast pocket. This technique leaves almost invisible scarring, and patients have less risk of losing nipple sensation.
Financing your procedure
At Unique Aesthetic Center, we offer several financing options for your convenience. We work with financing companies that provide the best services and provide loans to cover your cosmetic procedure. We provide the most affordable cosmetic surgery prices in South Florida without compromising the quality delivered. The average cost ranges between $3,500 and $8,000 based on the complexity of the procedure chosen, the position and type of breast implant.
Schedule a consultation today
If you are ready to start feeling more confident about your appearance, schedule a consultation at Unique Aesthetic Center today to discuss your goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Breast Augmentation procedure key Faqs
Do breast implants increase my risk of breast cancer?
This is one of the most asked questions by women who wish to undergo breast augmentation surgery. Many studies and evidence from the National Cancer Institute clearly show that breast implants will not interfere with cancer screening or increase the risk of breast cancer.
Should I wait until I am done having children to undergo breast augmentation?
Having children can dramatically change a woman’s body, particularly the breasts. If you want to have children in the near future, it’s a good idea you wait. However, if your plans are not immediate then you should consider a few things before making your decision such as:
Breast implants don’t impact your fertility.
They don’t impact your baby’s health.
While pregnancy can impact the quality of the results from your breast augmentation surgery, the majority of women are still happy with the results after pregnancy.
Most women with breast implants are able to breastfeed when pregnant.
How do I choose the implant size?
This is one of the most difficult decisions and one you should make with the help of your surgeon. Every patient’s needs are different as well as body features and expectations. By working with your surgeon, you will set realistic expectations and pick the right sized implant for you.
What type of implant yields more natural results?
It all depends on your goals. Some patients want a subtle change while others wish for a more prominent look. Silicone breast implants have the most natural look and feel with no wrinkles and they come in variety of shapes and sizes. Saline implants, on the other hand, are a better option in case of implant rupture but may create an unnatural look with visible rippling.
Is this procedure painful?
The pain is usually moderate, depending on your tolerance of pain, and it can be controlled with medication during the first 1-2 weeks of recovery. If you experience severe or untreatable pain after surgery, you should contact your surgeon immediately as it may be a sign or symptom of infection or another complication.
How is recovery like?
During recovery, the breasts are wrapped in compression bandages and a support bra to help minimize the discomfort. Most patients go back to work a week after surgery. After 2 weeks of recovery, you will start feeling normal and will be able to perform your daily activities with ease. However, vigorous exercise should be avoided.
Is scarring permanent?
While breast augmentation scarring is permanent there are a variety of effective scar protocols that can be followed to help minimize scarring. Also, our surgeons have the skill to place the incision on low visibility areas such as under the breast fold, within the armpit, and around the areola.
When can I expect to see the final results?
It can take up to three months to see the final breast augmentation results. You will notice a large breast size right after surgery, and the breast will rest a bit high on the chest. However, as the area continues to heal, the implants will gradually settle into the right place delivering the natural results you will enjoy for many years.
How often are breast implants replaced?
On average, implants can last 10-20 years without any complications. According to recent reports by the FDA, only 20% of women undergoing breast augmentation replace their breasts every ten years.