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Breast Augmentation in Jupiter & Palm Beach
A woman’s genetics can be a blessing or a curse. Not all women have been blessed with perfectly-sized breasts with an ideal shape and size. Many women in South Florida seek help in this area because a woman’s breasts have a considerable impact on appearance, confidence, and sense of femininity.
Breast enhancement can offer a dramatic change or subtle improvement, depending on what will best complement your persona and lifestyle. Breast augmentation is a safe and effective way to increase breast size so you can feel fantastic about your body and totally comfortable displaying its feminine figure.
Learn why discriminate women come to Jupiter from Palm Beach and throughout South Florida for breast augmentation. Discover why patients who want outstanding care to achieve optimal results choose board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Cooper, by requesting a consultation today.
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
It is of vital importance to make sure your surgeon has the training and skill to deliver safe and outstanding breast augmentation results. The consultation is like a very important part of the process, allowing you to ask critical questions that address your concerns. It also lets you learn about your surgeon and their credentials to see if they are a wise choice.
Dr. Cooper uses this time to learn about you, as well. He will ask pertinent questions about your health and cosmetic goals, and he wants to understand the main reasons you seek breast enhancement. Dr. Cooper believes that communication between patient and surgeon is critical for optimal results. He will educate you on implant type, size, and advantages. He may also suggest a breast lift to revive that upward curve.
Breast Augmentation Candidature
There are multiple reasons women seek breast augmentation, but the most common purpose is to increase size. However, not all women blame nature for their breast size or shape. Pregnancy or significant weight fluctuation causes many women to seek cosmetic help with their breasts. But no matter if genetics or life events send women looking for enhancement, the issues are generally similar.
Breast augmentation benefits patients who:
- Want to improve nose size, shape or angle
- Feel their nose causes a facial imbalance
- Would like more definition to their nasal tip, nostrils or other nose feature
- Have breathing issues because of nasal blockage or deviation
The good news is a breast augmentation can resolve these issues to enhance a woman’s curves and add volume to the bust.
Breast Implants: What Are My Options?
This surgery employs implants to increase the size of a woman’s breasts. Dr. Cooper utilizes different types of implants to tailor results to patients’ individual goals. We classify these devices into two types: saline and silicone. But that’s not the only difference between breast implants.
Breast Implant Types
Your implant choice will include size, shape, profile, and core material, all of which will have an impact on how they look and feel after surgery. Click each box for more information.
As you can see, there is much to choose when deciding on which implant is best suited for you. Dr. Cooper will help in your decision, but only to achieve the results that are in line with your cosmetic goals.
To reduce the risk of visible scarring, Dr. Cooper keeps the incisions short. Here are three locations he uses for breast augmentation:
Dr. Cooper will perform a small incision at the bottom edge of the areola (pigmented skin around the nipple), resulting in less scarring that typically fades into the skin tone. This incision technique is perfect for saline implants that don’t require a longer incision. Dr. Cooper inserts the silicone implant shell first, then fills it when it’s in position.
This incision traces the natural breast crease allowing the breast to fall over any scarring that may result. This technique is the most common and is suitable for both saline and silicone implants. Because silicone implants are inserted intact (filler already inside), these incisions work best.
Dr. Cooper performs this incision off the breast, within the armpit. This technique is perfect for the woman who doesn’t want any scarring on her chest. However, this placement provides no direct view of the breast pocket for insertion.
There are two areas Dr. Cooper can insert your implants, behind or above the pectoral muscle. He prefers what is known as a dual-plane subpectoral procedure for most of his patients. This type of breast augmentation places the upper part of the implant behind the pectoral muscle with the lower part of the implant behind the breast tissue. This technique creates a more natural shape while allowing for more soft tissue coverage, minimizing rippling or visible edges.
He may recommend placing the implants behind the breast tissue but above the pectoral muscle if the patient has enough breast tissue to hide the implant and avoid rippling.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Your breast augmentation recovery will partly be determined by factors including age, breast size, skin elasticity, physical condition, and hormone levels. Here’s a brief timeline of a typical recovery:
The Day of Surgery
Once your surgery is complete, you will wake in our recovery room under close observation from our surgical team.
- A friend or family member is allowed to be with you at this time.
- Once you get home, you should rest with your back at a 30-degree angle to reduce swelling.
- We recommend you purchase a pillow wedge to prop yourself up or sleep in a recliner.
We encourage you to get up and move the day of surgery to help circulation.
The Day After Surgery
We recommend you have a friend or family member stay with you throughout the first night as you will be a bit groggy from surgery.
- You will have a compression bra on to help support implants and incisions.
- Your chest may feel tight, but this is normal.
- You will have pain meds for your comfort.
You may shower 24 hours after your surgery, but avoid taking a bath or submersion in water for 4 weeks.
First Week After Surgery
As we change your bandages, you may notice your breasts riding high and not as large as you would expect. Don’t be alarmed as your breasts have yet to fall into their permanent position.
- You will continue wearing the compression bra day and night.
- Your breasts may feel hard and have the occasional twinge.
- Don’t drive while under medication.
- Have contact information readily available in case of any complications.
Although recovery is a different experience from one patient to the next, most women return to work about a week after surgery.
Next Six Weeks
For women who work out to maintain their figure, they should be careful to ease back into their routine wisely.
- Avoid strenuous exercise to start; light walking is possible after three weeks.
- Wear a sports bra during exercise
- Allow four weeks to pass before resuming your full workouts
You should follow Dr. Cooper’s post-surgical instructions religiously to ensure successful results.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation
If you are considering breast augmentation and are in the process of deciding if it is the best option for you, we recommend you get professional advice. Dr. Cooper invites you to our stress-free office environment to get the information you need to make a wise decision.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
If your breasts droop or sag, you may want to combine a breast lift with your augmentation. This additional procedure will give them that youthful upward curve. Many women over 40 need a breast lift. The best way to determine if you require one is to see if your nipples fall below your natural breast crease.
Your new implants may hide any abnormalities in your breast tissue, making cancer screening more difficult. Certain measures should be taken for your mammogram, so it’s essential to let the technician know you’ve had a breast augmentation.
Although breast augmentation is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure, there are potential complications as there are with any surgery, including:
- Capsular contracture—scar tissue around the implant forms and hardens. It can cause breasts to feel firm or hard and may change breast shape. It may cause some discomfort, and revision surgery is necessary to remove scar tissue or replace the implant.
- Loss of nipple sensation—this is often temporary, but permanent nerve damage is possible.
- Asymmetry—This is when one breast is larger than another after surgery.
- Rupture—when an implant ruptures, deflates, or leaks due to trauma or defect
Over time, the implant may shift position, ripple, or change shape. Revision surgery may be necessary to remove or replace its implants to correct any of these complications.