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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation has been the leading cosmetic surgical procedure for decades, and it continues to give women beautiful, voluptuous curves. Additionally, recent advances in breast implant design have been implemented to maximize safety, longevity, and comfort.

Breast augmentation surgery requires a thorough understanding of both the aesthetic and anatomical components of the procedure to produce satisfying results. Dr. William Carpenter possesses the extensive experience and vast knowledge necessary to give his patients the breasts they desire. During your breast augmentation consultation at the Dallas office, Dr. Carpenter will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your breast anatomy and develop a surgical plan suited to your unique shape and cosmetic goals.

Breast Augmentation Can…

Correct Breast Volume Loss

Pregnancy, aging, and weight loss can cause breast volume loss, making the breasts appear noticeably smaller and even deflated. Breast augmentation corrects volume loss by replenishing fullness, creating a more prominent and attractive bustline.

Restore Youthful Breast Shape

A woman’s breasts undergo several changes throughout her life, and most women suffer from some degree of breast asymmetry or poor shape. Patients who undergo breast surgery can create a balanced breast profile and can restore their youthful contours.

Improve Body Proportions

Having disproportionately small or deflated breasts can be disheartening for women who desire a balanced silhouette. Breast augmentation allows patients to choose the size of their new breasts to achieve the proportionate curves of their dreams.

Breast Augmentation Options

Incision Techniques


Inframammary

  • Created along the lower breast crease
  • Optimal breast pocket visibility
  • Ideal for any implant type
  • Any scarring can be concealed with clothing

Periareolar

  • Created around the edges of the areolas
  • Ideal for saline implants, but some patients may be candidates for silicone implants using this incision
  • Scarring usually becomes imperceivable over time due to placement

Transaxillary

  • Created within the armpit
  • Ideal for saline implants, but some patients may be candidates for silicone implants using this incision
  • No visible scarring on the breasts

Implant Placement


Subpectoral implant placement
is ideal for patients who do not have adequate natural breast tissue to conceal the edges of the implant. The pectoral muscle covers the implant to produce a natural, seamless breast slope. This type of implant placement also has a smaller risk of capsular contracture, a complication that occurs when excess scar tissue forms around and begins to contract the implant.

Subglandular implant placement
is ideal for patients who have adequate natural breast tissue to conceal the edges of their implants. Patients who choose this type of implant placement may experience more pronounced cleavage and a shorter recovery period.

Implant Type


Silicone

  • Composed of a silicone shell filled with highly cohesive silicone gel
  • Ideal for women with thin existing breast tissue
  • A more natural look and feel
  • Available in both round and anatomic shapes

Saline

  • Composed of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution
  • Can be inserted through smaller access incisions
  • Saline solution is safely absorbed by the body in the event of rupture

Concerns

Recovery

Patients may return home after a brief observation following surgery. All patients are given thorough post-op instructions, which will detail physical limitations and incision aftercare. Most patients can resume their normal activities one to two weeks into recovery, but strenuous activities and exercise must be avoided for at least six weeks. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled for one week, six weeks, and six months after surgery.

Scars

There is some risk of scarring with any surgery. However, Dr. Carpenter places all breast augmentation incisions meticulously to ensure they can be hidden by clothing or the body’s natural contours.

Cost

The cost of breast augmentation depends on several factors, including implant type, surgical technique, geographical location, surgical fees, and anesthesia fees. An accurate cost estimate tailored to your surgical plan will be provided during your personal consultation.

Pain

Patients can expect to experience the most pain during the first 48 hours of recovery. Dr. Carpenter will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any postoperative discomfort.

Before & After

FAQs

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are in good health, have realistic expectations of the procedure, and can relate to any of the following concerns:

  • Naturally small breasts
  • Noticeable breast asymmetry
  • Deflated-looking breasts

Breast augmentation can typically be completed in less than one hour.

Yes! Some patients with moderate to severe breast ptosis (sagging) may want to have a breast lift performed in conjunction with their augmentation. Women who also want to address abdominal skin laxity and stubborn fat deposits may opt to undergo a Mommy Makeover, which includes a combination of any of the following procedures:

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