Breast augmentations are rapidly becoming some of the most popular forms of cosmetic plastic surgery in the United States. Besides enhancing your figure, they can help improve your self-image and boost your self-esteem, allowing you to live your life with confidence. There are many choices to be made regarding the shape, size, and location of the breast implants that you will have to consider if you elect to undergo a breast augmentation procedure. One of the most important decisions, if not the most important decision you will face, is choosing your surgeon. With over 20 years of surgical experience and dual board certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Berman is one of the premier plastic surgeons in the Boca Raton area.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation
Women who seek breast augmentation are usually between the ages of 20-40. Many want breast enlargement, whereas other women become interested in breast augmentation as they age or pregnancies cause their breasts to sag or lose their symmetry. Many are simply unsatisfied with their breasts’ natural shape and/or size. Often Dr. Berman performs breast lift and breast augmentation to help a patient achieve their cosmetic goals. Others may need breast reconstruction due to mastectomies. Regardless of your reasoning, Dr. Berman requires all of his patients to be in good physical health and over the age of 18. It is also important to have realistic expectations of the improvements breast augmentation surgery can offer.
Choices in Breast Augmentation
There are numerous options to choose from when receiving breast augmentation surgery; such as, gel-filled or saline, above or below the muscle, and whether or not you want shaped implants. There are also three primary choices of incision location. An incision can be made:
- Beneath the inframammary fold where the breast meets the chest wall
- In the under arm area
- Around the areola
These decisions are primarily influenced by the size and shape of implant desired, which incision area appeals most to you, and your anatomy.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Most of our breast augmentation patients experience some degree of soreness and tightness in their breasts during the first week of their breast augmentation recovery as their skin and tissues adjust to the implants. Icing and massages are suggested to decrease swelling, soften the breasts, and reduce scar tissue. Most women can return to work a few days after their surgery, though strenuous activities should be avoided for 6 to 8 weeks after the surgery.
If you are unhappy with your current breast shape, size, or symmetry, breast augmentation surgery may be the solution for you. Dr. Berman’s years of specialized training and experience allow him to tailor every breast augmentation procedure to your precise wants and needs.
Contact Dr. Berman today! Call 561-417-0171 now to find out more and to schedule a consultation.