Breast augmentation by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile in Las Vegas, NV at Stile Aesthetics is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to enlarge the breasts for a number of reasons. These reasons may include hypomastia (small breasts), restoration of lost breast volume or size following weight loss, pregnancy or aging, and correction of volume or size differences.
Breast enlargement is accomplished by inserting a silicone breast implant (a.k.a. gel implant, cohesive gel implant, or “gummy bear” implant), or a saline-filled breast implant either behind the breast tissue, under the chest muscle, or the dual-plane method most often utilized by Dr. Stile. In the dual-plane method, the upper 2/3 portion of the implant is placed below the pectoralis major muscle and lower 1/3 above the chest muscle.
This technique results in a breast that is not only very natural looking but also feels soft to the touch. Additionally, the breast moves in a more natural way during physical activity. Dr. Stile employs incisions for placement of these implants that heal as inconspicuously as possible, usually around the lower edge of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). Or in the fold beneath the breast.
Breast implants are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types. Implant selection in addition to size will depend on a patient’s preferences and anatomy as well as Dr. Stile’s recommendation.
Before patients undergo breast augmentation surgery, they’ll have a complete physical examination. Overall good health is necessary.
When deciding which type of implant to use, patients must keep in mind that age can be a determining factor. One of the distinct differences between saline and silicone breast implants is the age restriction.
Patients must be 18 years of age or older in order to receive saline implants and at least 21 for silicone. Existing native breast tissue, breast shape, and skin elasticity are other factors to take into consideration. Measurements will be taken of the breasts, as well as the chest wall, including base width, to help determine the best implant type. This evaluation will help the surgeon develop the best breast augmentation plan.
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your concerns by meeting with Dr. Frank Stile at Stile Aesthetics for an in-person consultation.
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*Individual Results May Vary
Patients who want breast augmentation surgery may be ideal candidates if they meet some of the following criteria:
Breast augmentation can lead to improved size and shape of the breasts. It can also help take years off a woman’s figure and help her feel more confident in her own skin.
After surgery, patients can expect to feel sore, so they will be given post-surgical care instructions and pain medication may be prescribed. Each augmentation patient will leave in a sports bra and clean surgical dressings. There may be some bruising and swelling for about 1 – 2 weeks.
It is recommended for patients to take it easy for those 2 weeks to heal and rebuild strength after surgery. Most patients experience a full recovery between 4– 8 weeks. Most women find that their breasts look and feel natural within just a few short months.
*Individual results may vary