Breast Augmentation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
We commonly refer to breast augmentation in slang as a "boob job" and in the medical profession as an "augmentation mammaplasty". By any name, it can often result in a life-changing boost of self esteem.
In the United States, nearly 300,000 augmentation mammaplasty procedures are performed annually. In the Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex, including suburbs of Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Garland, Richardson and mid cities, several thousand breast augmentation procedures are performed each year.
A breast augmentation can improve the fullness, shape and projection of your breasts. Your clothes can fit better, and you may have a wider variety of clothing choices. Most women feel sexier and more confident. Confidence, in and of itself, can be a potent lure to that special mate or potential suitor, as well as improving opportunities in the workplace.
At Roberts Cosmetic Surgery, breast augmentation procedures are performed by skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Saline or Silicone?
A breast augmentation procedure can be performed with saline or FDA-approved silicone implants. At Roberts Cosmetic Surgery, we feel it is important that you choose the type of implant that suits your personal tastes and budget. The options will be more completely discussed in your private consultation.
Many individuals choose silicone implants because they like the option of being able to select from various shapes. Silicone also has a very natural feel on all sides of the implant. If you choose silicone, then for your safety and comfort, we use only genuine FDA-approved silicone implants manufactured by Allergan, the United States' leading implant and cosmetic medical device supplier.
While silicone breast implants provide more customizable shape, the size must be determined before the procedure, and they are more expensive than saline implants.
Saline implants are less expensive than silicone. Saline implants can be customized during the procedure. Silicone can't. When saline implants are filled during the procedure, we will compare both sides for uniformity. Then we may fill slightly more or less on one side to enhance symmetry with your body. Saline implants come in various sizes, but not in various shapes. Saline implants look and feel natural to touch. However, underneath the implant, it may be possible to discern you have an implant to the touch. It is worth noting that the material used for the outer lining of saline and silicone breast implants is the same.
How long will they last?
Both saline and silicone implants will last for decades for 80% of individuals who receive implants. For some, they will last a lifetime. In instances where a saline implant leaks or deflates, the saline solution is absorbed and expelled naturally by the body, usually in a short period of time. The deflated implant will look smaller than the other implant. If that happens you will need to replace one or both implants.
On the other hand, when a silicone implant leaks, it is usually not detectable as easily because the gel material is inert and not absorbed by the body. For this reason, the appearance and feel of the silicone implant may not change following rupture of the outer lining. In order to detect a gel implant rupture, a radiologic study, such as an MRI, may be required. The FDA has recommended that women receiving silicone implants obtain MRI scans at intervals following augmentation. Silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for augmentation in women age 22 or older. Saline implants can be used in women under the age of 22 if breasts appear to have stopped growing.
Fat Transfer and Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation Options
Other breast augmentation options include fat transfer and gummy bear implants. In a fat transfer breast augmentation, fat is taken from another part of your body and injected into the breast area. Fat transfer has limitations as to the extent of augmentation possible. It can also be much less uniform, or require several procedures.
A gummy bear breast augmentation utilizes cohesive implants that have somewhat the consistency of a pair of large gummy bears. These form-stable implants are sometimes referred to as gummy bear implants because the consistency of the silicone gel inside the implant is thicker than traditional silicone gel implants. Thus gummy bear implants keep their shape even if the implant shell is broken. These implants are firmer than traditional implants and may be less likely to break. Gummy bear breast implants are shaped rather than round. They have more projection at the bottom and are tapered towards the top. They might not feel quite as natural as regular silicone implants because of their firmness. If a shaped gummy implant rotates, it may lead to an unusual appearance of the breast.
Breast Augmentation Insertion and Placement
There are different ways to insert your implants in a breast augmentation procedure. Options include insertion under the arm pits, through the areola, or in the curved crease underneath the breasts. There are pros and cons of each method. These will be discussed with you in your private consultation.
The breast implant will then be placed in the breast pocket, either under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement), or directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (a submammary/ subglandular placement).
The type of implant and degree of enlargement can influence the method of insertion and positioning of the breast implants. This will be discussed further with you in your private consultation.
Breast Augmentation Liposuction
If you have excess fatty tissue extending from the breast to the area under the arm pit that could benefit from liposuction, then we will perform liposuction in that area to help achieve a more natural contour. This will be discussed further in your private consultation.
Will Insurance Cover My Breast Augmentation Procedure
Insurance will not typically cover breast augmentation procedures. However, we also accept CareCredit cosmetic medical financing, with instant online approval. Visit www.CareCredit.com to find out how much you qualify for.
What Does a Breast Augmentation Cost?
We want you to feel special and better about yourself without an exorbitant cost. We may not be the least expensive. However, you can feel confident at Roberts Cosmetic Surgery that you will get an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, and we periodically offer specials to help you lift your shape and your confidence. We strive to provide an optimal outcome at an affordable price.
We also accept CareCredit cosmetic medical financing, with instant online approval. Visit www.CareCredit.com to find out how much you qualify for.
Before & After
On this page and in the photo gallery below, you will find before and after procedure pictures of actual patients of Roberts Cosmetic Surgery Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.
Why Roberts Cosmetic Surgery?
At Roberts Cosmetic Surgery, our goal is not just a natural appearance, but one that looks natural on you. Our breast contouring plastic surgery team is composed of plastic surgeons who are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Each surgeon must have performed at least 100 breast augmentation and lift procedures and have been in practice performing cosmetic plastic surgery for at least 7 years.
Our focus in every cosmetic surgical procedure is to minimize signs of surgical intervention. Our goal is to provide a neat incision that fits your body contour and can fade to be minimally visible over time for most patients.
It's never too late to begin reshaping your future. For a free confidential consultation to determine the option that is best for you, please email us or call us today at 972-608-0000.
All Before After pictures depicted on page are actual Roberts' patients or actual patients of affiliated board certified plastic surgeons unless indicated otherwise. Banner pictures of individuals on this page are typically models (not patients), unless indicated otherwise.