Over 800,000 women in the United States elected to undergo breast augmentation in the past three years, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Patients at Weider Plastic Surgery in Dallas have selected breast implants to:
- Improve body contour due to small breasts
- Restore loss of breast volume after pregnancy
- Improve symmetry for women with different sized breasts
Dr. Weider combines the strength of his scientific background with artistic technique to take breast augmentation from a concept to a reality for his patients. Dr. Weider uses custom fitted saline breast implants and silicone breast implants to achieve a natural looking breast enhancement for women. During consultation with Dr. Weider, you will learn about every aspect of the breast augmentation procedure, including:
- Differences between silicone and saline breast implants
- Breast implant dimensions and the appropriate custom fit for your body
- Breast implant placement locations, including above (sub-glandular) or below (sub-muscular) the pectoral muscles
- Size and shape of the nipples in relation to your new breast size
- Impact of age on breast augmentation surgery
- Facility choices such as our fully accredited facility or an affiliated hospital
- Guidelines to follow to reduce the risk of complications after breast surgery
- Costs for breast implants, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees and facility fees
BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY
Dr. Weider will perform breast augmentation to increase breast size and to create better body proportions. Breast augmentation typically takes ninety minutes to two hours. During surgery, Dr. Weider will dissect the breast pocket so that the breast implant may naturally fit into place. Dr. Weider’s careful technique using direct visualization minimizes the chance that you will have any long-term numbness of the breast. In some cases, the nipple size and shape may be refined to better fit the newly sized breasts.
AFTERCARE FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION
Dr. Weider will see you within the first few days following surgery to guide you through recovery. You may experience some discomfort, which can be eased with medication. Within two days, you’ll most likely be comfortable with performing some normal activities. Within five days or so, you may return to work. You will be required to take precautions in the days following surgery to reduce the risk of complications. You will need to wear a surgical bra, refrain from certain activities, and provide care to incisions. Any discomfort that you may experience will subside in the weeks following surgery, including burning sensations, swelling and bruising. In the years after breast augmentation surgery, it will be recommended that you have mammography, MRI and/or ultrasound to screen for breast cancer and evaluate the condition of the breast implants.
Complications are rare, but may occur in some cases. Complications include: capsular contracture (scar tissue tightening around the breast implant), excessive bleeding, infection, nipple sensitivity, breast numbness, and leak or rupture of the breast implant (may be unnoticeable in silicone implants). Complications can usually be managed by Dr. Weider, but it is important to remember that the risk of complications is reduced by following pre and post operative instructions.
Breast augmentation provides an immediate benefit with renewed shapeliness and increased breast size. Many women experience life changing satisfaction following the breast augmentation procedure, including better fitted clothing, enhanced sexual gratification, and improved self-image. After breast augmentation, Dr. Weider’s patients enjoy numerous benefits that last for many years to come.
Now available in our office, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant has the natural feel that women want, and advantages over silicone gel implants. After years of development and refinement, including contributions of clinical expertise from plastic surgeons, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by FDA and Health Canada. It combines the best of both – natural feel with the safety of only saline inside for peace of mind. The IDEAL IMPLANT has a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold the saline. This internal structure controls movement of the saline and supports the implant edges to reduce folding and wrinkling. In addition, the implant has been designed to contour to the natural curve of the chest wall. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, a women can simply look in the mirror and know her implants are intact. Please call us today to come in for a consultation. Do your own side-by-side comparison of the IDEAL IMPLANT to the silicone gel implant.
Dallas Breast Augmentation & Implants by Dr. Weider
Contact Weider Plastic Surgery Today
When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Weider will review the pros and cons of each implant type. He will review your exam and answer any questions that you have. He will also help you decide which implant type will be best for you. Please give Weider Plastic Surgery a call today at 972.566.8444 or email us to set up your personal consultation.