Breast Augmentation in Boca Raton, FL
Dr. Ress of liv Plastic Surgery specializes in breast augmentation in Boca Raton and the greater South Florida area, including cities such as Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Dr. Ress’ work includes a variety of procedures, from increasing the size of small breasts to achieving breast evenness and balance. Dr. Ress and the team at liv Plastic Surgery are here to provide you with natural-looking breasts that will make you feel and look your best.
What is Breast Augmentation?
A breast augmentation, also known as a boob job, is a surgical procedure that uses implants in order to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Many women who were born with small breasts, lost breast volume during pregnancy or suffer with signs of aging seek breast augmentation to improve their appearance.
What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation Surgery?
- Improved proportions in and out of clothes
- Filling out a bikini
- Wearing a strapless dress
- Avoiding use of plastic inserts or “chicken fillets”
- Better sex life and self confidence
What are the Choices in Breast Augmentation?
There are many more choices available to women today than there were years ago. Breast augmentation, or boob job, has never been safer and more predictable. Your choices that Dr. Ress will advise you of can include the following:
- Choice of implant type – saline versus silicone gummy bear
- Choice of pocket – under the muscle, above the muscle or the newest one, subfascial
- Choice of implant size and shape
- Choice of incision location – around the areola, underneath the breast, or through the underarm
What are Breast Implants?
A breast implant is a device that is used to change the shape, size and/or contour of your breasts. There are three main types of breast implants that you can choose from to gain a desired look:
- Silicone breast implants: these implants are filled with silicone gel. If you are looking for an implant that feels more like a natural breast then these may be the choice for you.
- Saline breast implants: these implants are filled with sterile salt water. A benefit to saline implants is that if leakage occurs the saline water will be absorbed and naturally removed from the body.
- Gummy bear breast implants: these implants are filled with a silicone gel that is thicker than the traditional silicone gel implants. The benefit of these implants is that the they maintain their shape even when the implant is broken.
How is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
When you come to Dr. Ress for your breast augmentation, the first step will be for the anesthesiologist to administer general anesthesia in order to keep you safe and comfortable throughout the surgery. Then, the surgery begins. Dr. Ress will make a small incision in the crease of the breast, the armpit, or around the areola. Where the incision will be made is something that will be decided by you and Dr. Ress during your consultation. The placement of the incision determines how visible scars will be following surgery. Dr. Ress will discuss with you your options so that the two of you can decide which fits you and your body best.
Following the incision, Dr. Ress then inserts the implants in one of two ways. The first way is to place the breast implant in front of the pectoral muscle and under the lining covering the muscle. This is called the subfascial pocket. The other option is to place the breast implant under the pectoral muscle. This is called subpectoral. The placement of the implant is something that you and Dr. Ress will also decide upon in the consultation prior to your breast augmentation surgery.
Once the implant has been placed in the proper place, Dr. Ress will stitch up the incision in a way that will minimalize scarring. You will be able to see the incredible difference immediately, and the appearance of your new breasts will only get better as you progress through your healing.
Breast Augmentation for Moms
Childbearing and breastfeeding can cause stress to the body, changing many mothers’ bodies significantly post-baby. As a result of this, breast augmentation specifically targeted to mothers has become an incredibly popular surgery at liv Plastic Surgery. The loss of volume and drooping of breasts following pregnancy is something that Dr. Ress is here to help you reverse. Surgery may involve placement of an implant alone to replace loss of volume or the combination of placing an implant to replace volume as well as performing a breast lift to improve the shape of the breast and remove excess skin. This combination of surgeries is part of what is called a mommy makeover.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
If any of the following conditions apply to you, you may be a candidate for breast augmentation:
- One or both breasts did not fully develop
- The breasts vary in size or shape
- The breasts lost their fullness or shape after childbirth
- Aging has caused the breasts to sag or lose shape
- You feel your breasts are too small
What is the Recovery like for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Dr. Ress recommends that you have a friend or family member stay with you following your surgery to ensure you are safe and comfortable. Mild discomfort and swelling are all normal following a breast augmentation. Dr. Ress will prescribe you a special combination of pain medication and muscle relaxers to help ease those symptoms. The first two days following surgery will be the most difficult, but the side effects of your breast augmentation will lessen over time. Many of Dr. Ress’ patients are able to return to work within just a week of their surgery.
How Do I Know if I Need My Implants Removed?
Breast implants are not a lifelong device. There may be times when breast implants should be removed. Though breast implants have significantly improved over time and are safer and more reliable than ever before, there still may be situations where removal needs to occur. One such concern is referred to as capsular contracture. This condition is where the implant has ruptured or deflated. This is a serious concern and should be handled immediately by a medical professional. At liv Plastic Surgery, we can remove and replace your implants for you quickly and safely.
The removal of breast implants could also simply be that you no longer have a desire to have breast implants. If you feel that your implants no longer suit you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ress and he can guide you through the steps of breast implant removal.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Breast augmentation is generally considered a cosmetic procedure and therefore is not covered by insurance. The cost of your breast augmentation will depend on your aesthetic goals and choice of breast implant type. During a consultation, Dr. Ress will review the cost of all your options, so there is never a financial surprise. We believe that an investment in yourself is the best investment you will ever make, therefore, we offer financing so you can achieve your aesthetic goals both physically and financially.
Where Do I Start?
With his board certification and fellowship training, Dr. Ress is the best judge in the greater South Florida area of how to provide you with the breasts you want. A consultation with Dr. Ress will provide you with realistic options and expectations for a breast augmentation.
At liv Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ress has performed countless successful breast augmentations and his reputation is evidence of this. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start the path to having the body you’ve always wanted.