Breast Augmentation

For many women, larger breasts can improve body confidence and feelings of femininity. If you’re looking for a breast augmentation surgeon in South Florida, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Cooper combines technical skill, an eye for aesthetics, and thorough communication with his patient to produce stunning breast augmentation results.

Learn why women come to Jupiter from Palm Beach Gardens and throughout South Florida for breast augmentation at our practice with Dr. Cooper. Request a consultation online, or call our office to schedule an appointment.

Speaking From Experience

“As a staff physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, I often staffed our cosmetic surgery clinic where I trained and taught Harvard plastic surgery residents and medical students how to perform breast augmentation. While there is no single best way to do this procedure, it is important to understand all the latest and best techniques.”

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation increases the size of a woman’s breasts through the surgical insertion of saline-or silicone gel-filled breast implants. It is perennially one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. Modern breast implants look and feel more natural than ever and advanced surgical techniques have minimized scarring and downtime.

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Customizing Your Surgical Procedure

Dr. Jason Cooper’s examination during your consultation helps determine the best approach for your breast augmentation procedure. He evaluates the shape of the breasts, the position of the nipples, the skin’s elasticity, and the amount of existing breast tissue. Dr. Jason Cooper encourages you to think about what you will look like fully clothed – not just in bathing suits and bras – when considering your breast augmentation goals.

Some patients combine breast augmentation with other body contouring procedures, such as tummy tuck and liposuction, in what’s commonly referred to as a mommy makeover.

There are a number of choices involved in breast augmentation that will help achieve the best outcome for you.

Breast Implants

Your choices of implant characteristics include size, shape, profile, and fill material, all of which contribute to the final appearance. The choice is very personal and involves a number of factors, which Dr. Cooper will go over thoroughly with you.

Size: Although most patients refer to bra cup sizes when discussing their goals, implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc’s) because bra cup sizes are not standardized.

Shape: Implants may be round or teardrop-shaped (sometimes called anatomical); each has its advantages and drawbacks and Dr. Cooper will help you determine which will work best for you.

Profile: Breast implant profiles refer to the how much the implant projects from the body – a factor of the width of the base and the volume. Considerations in choosing an implant profile include the woman’s chest width and the look she wants to achieve.

Fill material: The choice between saline and silicone depends primarily on your personal preference regarding the look and feel of the implants, although most women and surgeons worldwide prefer silicone gel.

Incision Location

Dr. Jason Cooper keeps the incisions short and inconspicuous. The 3 most common locations include:

Inframammary: A short incision is made at the bottom of the breast, just above the crease where the breast attaches to the chest. This is the most common incision location, whether you choose saline or silicone implants. Silicone implants require a slightly larger incision because they are already filled before being inserted. Saline implants are filled after they are placed.

Periareolar: A small incision is made on the bottom edge of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The resulting scar fades and is usually well-camouflaged.

Transaxillary: Patients who don’t want scars on the breasts may choose a transaxillary incision, which leaves a scar in the armpit. Unlike the other 2 locations, however, there is no direct view of the breast pocket when placing the implants.

Patient Reviews

Dr. Cooper, When I got the letter saying you were leaving I knew I had to write you a note. I want to thank you for making a scary situation ok for me. A year ago December I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 49. After losing my mom to breast cancer at age 53 I knew what I needed to do. So on April 1, 2013 I had a double mastectomy by Dr. Martin and implants put in by you on the same day! To wake up after the surgery and have implants already in place was truly a miracle. You helped in more ways then you’ll know to make a really bad situation really ok!! I just needed to thank you and wish you well and much happiness in your new chapter of life. I will forever by grateful that I had Dr. Martin and you to do my surgery. I feel great and look “normal” also!! Good luck and thank you. – S.M.

Implant Placement

Dr. Jason Cooper prefers a dual-plane subpectoral breast augmentation in most cases. The upper part of the implant is behind the pectoral muscle, while the lower portion of the implant is behind the breast tissue. This creates a more natural shape and allows for more soft tissue coverage of the breast implant, minimizing visible edges or rippling.

Occasionally, implants are placed behind the breast tissue, but in front of the pectoral muscle. Women with enough breast tissue to camouflage the implant may choose this location.

What to Expect from Breast Augmentation Surgery

Recovery following breast augmentation surgery varies from patient to patient. Patients whose implants are placed above the muscle generally experience less discomfort following surgery than those whose implants are partially or completely behind the muscle.

Dr. Jason Cooper provides detailed postoperative instructions to all patients. Some general guidelines include:

Immediately after surgery: Breast augmentation procedures are performed using general anesthesia. Dr. Cooper encourages patients to get up and move around on the day of the surgery to enhance circulation.

First week after surgery: Patients are often able to return to work about 4 to 5 days after surgery. Soreness and some slight bruising are common but generally diminish fairly quickly. If you have small children, it’s important to arrange for childcare because you should not pick up your child for at least the first few days.

First few weeks after surgery: Exercising should be limited to light aerobic activity. No upper body workouts. Allow 4 weeks to pass before gradually resuming full workouts.

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Precision & Experience

Dr. Jason Cooper is a Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon whose patient-centered approach and meticulous attention to detail produce excellent results.

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