Achieve a better proportioned and more appealing figure with breast augmentation.
Are you interested in a breast augmentation in Boca Raton? A breast augmentation is an elective cosmetic surgery procedure performed in Dr. Jonathan Berman’s in-office surgical suite under general anesthesia to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts.
Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure to increase or restore the size of the breasts using silicone gel implants or saline implants. It is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed to date and has a long and successful track record in helping women restore balance to their figures. Many women experience changes in their breasts due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging, and a breast augmentation can restore a more youthful and symmetrical breast appearance for a boost in confidence.
There are numerous breast implant choices, including shaped implants (sometimes called “Gummy Bear” implants); gel-filled (once called “silicone implants”); and saline implants. During your private consultation by our Boca Raton plastic surgeon, Dr. Berman will, after your examination, recommend the implant type and placement of the incision that he believes will give you the results you seek. Hundreds of breast augmentation patients from Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach have expressed great satisfaction with their experience here at Berman Plastic Surgery and Spa due to Dr. Berman’s many years of experience and his artistic eye. You can rest assured that your breast augmentation results will appear both beautiful and natural and that your safety is of the utmost concern.
There are three primary choices for the incision used in breast augmentation procedures. An incision can be placed:
- Beneath the breast in the crease where the breast meets the chest wall (called the inframammary fold);
- In the underarm area, or
- Around the areola.
Although each woman’s anatomy is different from another’s, the choice of incision is most influenced by the size and type of implant as well as the incision that appeals to you the most. Dr. Berman will discuss your incision options during your consultation appointment.
Depending upon your age, you may wish to avoid an underarm (axillary) implant placement. While today’s breast implants are extremely sturdy, it’s logical that most women will wish to replace their implants after 10-20 years or if they experience capsular contracture or implant rupture. For this reason, Dr. Berman advises women under the age of 40 to avoid an axillary incision for their breast augmentation because, if and when the implants are removed and replaced, the underarm incision cannot be used again. Therefore, replacing the implants would result in two scars: under the arm and under the breast. While the scars do fade with time and Dr. Berman’s suturing technique creates as thin a scar as possible, if you’re at an age that replacement may happen in your future, placing the incision in the inframammary fold or around the areola may be a better choice for you. Dr. Berman will discuss your incision options with you in great detail during your breast augmentation consultation.
Healthy adult women with realistic expectations are good candidates for a breast augmentation. By that, we mean that one cannot expect to go from a 32A bra size to a 38DD bra size with one augmentation. It’s our goal at Berman Plastic Surgery and Spa that each breast augmentation patient’s results look both beautiful and natural as if her breasts were never augmented. If your goal is to have very large breasts and you have a very short and/or thin frame, it’s not impossible to “go large.” However, it may require more than one procedure. Some women need a Breast Lift with a Breast Augmentation.
Aging, childbearing, breastfeeding and genetics play their parts in terms of breast sagging. Some women have always had sagging breasts, while others experience this phenomenon after bearing and nursing children. There are specific measurements that Dr. Berman will perform in your cosmetic surgery consultation to identify whether or not your results would be improved by having a breast lift with your breast augmentation. It is never Dr. Berman’s goal to convince you to have an additional procedure if you be satisfied both with your experience and with your results. Here are some useful links about breast augmentation:
- Breast Implant Revision
- Breast Augmentation Sizes
- Natural Breast Augmentation
- Breast Augmentation Recovery
- Tuberous Breasts: Diagnosis & Treatment
- Breast Augmentation Before and After
All cosmetic surgery procedures are performed in the accredited ambulatory surgical facility in our Boca Raton plastic surgery suite. The American Academy of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities certifies our operating room. Dr. Berman has handpicked the most experienced surgical scrub techs and surgical and recovery room nurses to assist him, to assure the safest experience possible. He utilizes the services of board certified anesthesiologists, rather than opting for anesthesia nurses. Dr. Berman has over 20 years of experience, and our patients are as safe here as in a hospital operating room, while they avoid exposure to hospital-based bacteria. Additionally, they enjoy a much more personalized experience. This level of experience is hard to find with our combined 60 years’ experience in in-office ambulatory surgery. We have a 0-infection rate.
After marking the patient, general anesthesia is instituted by a board certified anesthesiologist. Incisions are then made in the area that you and Dr. Berman agreed upon during your consultation. A “pocket” is created, usually under the breast muscle, to house the breast implant, after which the implant is inserted. The breasts are closely and meticulously evaluated to be certain that both breasts look as identical as possible (almost every woman’s breasts are slightly asymmetrical), and when satisfied that the best result has been achieved, the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures and a dressing is applied. A special surgical bra is then put on the patient and she is transferred to the recovery area, where she will remain for a couple hours or until she is feeling ready to go home to recover.
Following breast augmentation, patients will be placed in a support bra or garment that will help to support their new breast contours. Breasts may feel tight and sensitive, and swelling and bruising may initially occur, which will dissipate over time. Pain medications can help with any discomfort that occurs. You should be able to walk without help after surgery, and it is important that you get up to walk every few hours to reduce the risk of blood clots. Many patients can return to work after a few days to a week, depending on the nature of the job. It is important that patients refrain from lifting, pulling or pushing, and minimize excessive physical activity for the first couple of weeks to ensure optimal results. Following Dr. Berman’s post-op instructions is important for a smooth recovery period.
If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation in the Boca Raton area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Berman. Our team will take the time to create a personalized treatment plan just for you to help meet your individual aesthetic goals.
Are breast implants under warranty?
Yes, Enrollment in the warranty programs these warranties cover problems that may result from implant failures such as rupture or deflation. Breast implant warranties cover the cost of the implant itself (only part of the breast augmentation cost); some additional costs are covered for a limited period of time.
Can breast implants cause pain years later?
There can be ways your implants may cause pain or discomfort but it would depend on a case to case situation. Everyone is different.
Can breast implants last 30 years?
The lifespan of implants vary.
Can fat be transferred to breasts?
Yes. Fat transfer breast augmentation essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts.
Do you have to replace breast implants every 10 years?
No, it is up to your discretion unless a physician recommends removal or new implants or malfunction.
Does getting breast implants make you gain weight?
It's common to gain a small amount of weight immediately after breast augmentation. A small percentage of this is due to the weight of the implants.
Does insurance cover breast implants?
Cosmetic breast augmentation surgery is not covered under insurance. However, reconstructive breast surgery for breast cancer, which often includes breast implants, is generally covered by insurance. In general, breast augmentation surgery is an elective procedure that is not covered by insurance.
How dangerous is breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery has been going on for 40 + years, but every surgery has a risk and the surgeon performing the surgery should have a medical clearance stating the patient is safe for surgery.
how much does breast augmentation cost?
Just a basic Breast Augmentation can cost from $5,500-$6,500.
How painful is breast augmentation recovery?
Pain and discomfort are common after breast augmentation surgery. You're likely to feel tired and sore for a few days following your surgery.
Is breast enlargement possible without surgery?
Long-term breast enlargement without surgery is possible with an external tissue expander.
What are gummy bear implant?
Gummy bear, also known as highly cohesive gel, breast implants are the result of an evolved product that’s technically been around for more than a century.
What is the most common breast implant size?
How long are breast augmentation incisions sore?
Every surgeon should have a protocol to give you to help you prepare for surgery. You would receive this information during your Pre-OP appointment weeks before your surgery with your surgeon.
Can you breast feed after breast augmentation
Most women can still breastfeed after a breast augmentation.
What are cohesive breast implants?
Cohesive breast implants, also known as “form-stable” or gummy bear implants, are a new generation of silicone implants used for breast augmentation.
Whats the safest breast implant?
Both saline and silicone breast implants are considered safe for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Research on the safety and effectiveness of both types of implants is ongoing.
Will Cigna cover breast augmentation?
Insurance will not cover the cost of breast enlargement surgery.
What are Natrelle breast implants?
Natrelle is one of the many options you can choose for a breast augmentation.
What can go wrong with breast implants?
With any surgery there are risks. During your consultation with your surgeon, they go over the risk factors of what can happen with this procedure.
What is the average cost of a breast augmentation?
What is the difference between a breast augmentation and breast implants?
Breast augmentation is the procedure used to surgically alter the shape, size, structure of breasts by insertion of breast implants. Breast implants are prosthetics (artificially produced products) used to be inserted in the breasts, during a breast augmentation surgery, so as to alter the look of the breast. It is usually done in people who have undergone removal of breast post-cancer or who have congenitally deformed breasts.
Is there an alternative to breast implants?
Depending on the person possible fat grafting is one alternative you can do instead of breast impants.
Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?
Yes, but there will be certain motions the surgeon will recommend and exercises they require.
Do breast implants cause autoimmune disease?
There is no medical proof that breast implants cause autoimmune disease.
How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?
Depending on the implant saline or silicone there may be some noticeable deflation and the size of your breast looks smaller or some pain may occur.
How do I prepare for breast implants?
Prior to your surgery, you will have a Pre-Op appointment with your surgeon and they will inform what is needed prior to surgery.
How do you know if you have capsular contracture?
Symptoms of capsular contracture usually emerge slowly and may first be noticed as a high-riding or misshapen breast. As firmness increases, the breasts may feel tight or even painful, especially when you are lying on them. The breasts can appear very round, almost “ball-like,” and visible rippling may also occur.
Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?
Making breasts larger and heavier with implants, particularly with more aggressive high or ultra high profile, means they will actually sag or droop faster than without implants.
How long do breast implants last?
Although breast implants don't actually expire, they aren't guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Does insurance cover a breast augmentation?
Since breast augmentation is seen as a cosmetic and voluntary procedure, most insurance companies do not cover it. If you have any questions regarding paying for the procedure, speak with Dr. Berman.
Am I too old for breast augmentation?
As long as you are generally healthy overall, age is not a disqualifying factor in getting a breast augmentation. As many as 50% of all breast augmentation patients are over the age of 35.
Will augmentation work for me if my breasts are sagging?
Breast augmentation alone will not correct sagging. However, you can combine breast augmentation with a breast lift to change both the size and the position of the breasts.