Breast Augmentation (Breast Enlargement) Dallas

Breast Augmentation | Breast Enhancement | Breast Implants | DallasBreast size and shape are genetically determined. Full breast development is usually complete in females by age 18.

Breast augmentation is usually accomplished through the use of a silicone implant placed behind the breast tissue. The implant may be placed behind the chest muscle (sub-pectoral) or in front of the muscle (sub-glandular), depending upon the patient’s individual breast shape. Insertion incision can be under the arm, around the areola (pigmented nipple border) or under the lower breast border (inframammary fold).

There are two general types of silicone breast implants: saline-filled and gel-filled. Saline-filled implants are can be placed through smaller incisions, are less stimulating of surrounding scar, and are easier to replace. However, they are slightly more “wrinkly” feeling at the lower edge of the breast (inframammary fold). Gel-filled implants feel slightly more natural to touch, but require a slightly larger incision, are historically more likely to stimulate internal scar tightening, and are somewhat more complicated to replace.

All breast implants are limited life-span devices. Their delicacy requires that they be somewhat fragile. Over time, the external shell will crack and the implant will need to be replaced.

In the early 1990′s concern was raised as to whether silicone implants could cause autoimmune diseases. After a decade of scientific study, the Institute of Medicine concluded that there was no relationship between silicone and autoimmune diseases.

Finally, there are many model variations of breast implants – too many to itemize here. A detailed consultation can address those.

The procedure can be performed in our surgicenter. An overnight stay is recommended. Normal activities can be resumed in 5-7 days.

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