Breast Augmentation in Jacksonville, FL

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What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures chosen by more than 350,000 women a year. This procedure can improve the contour of your breasts by increasing their size, enhancing their shape, correcting proportional imbalances, and improving firmness. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL, we offer women the best care possible using only the most recent techniques and medical technologies. Physically healthy women with realistic goals may be able to improve their body proportions and achieve a greater sense of self-confidence and femininity. 

Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics

Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery now offers Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics, allowing patients to try on their new breasts before the procedure! Patients are scanned into the software where they can then choose between various sizes and even the different types of breast implants. By wearing the virtual reality headset, patients can see what they would look like from their own point of view.

 


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What are my breast implant options?

There are many different types of implants, allowing the patient the opportunity to choose the breast profile, shape, texture, and more. These are important decisions that should be made with careful consideration with the guidance of your surgeon. Following a comprehensive consultation, our talented staff with help to determine the type, style, and brand of implant that will best match your frame and aesthetic goals. 

What are the Breast Augmentation Incision Types?

  • Inframammary: The incision is made in the breast crease where the breast meets the torso
  • Periareolar: The incision is made just under and along the areola
  • Transaxillary: The incision is made in the armpit
  • Transumbilical: The incision is made in the belly button

What Can I Expect During/After Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes between 1 – 2 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients will need to rest for a couple of days but will be encouraged to move around in order to promote circulation. As the skin adjusts to the new breast size, it is normal to feel tightness in the chest area. Patients may resume their normal exercise routines within 4 – 6 weeks. It typically takes around six months for the breasts to fall into their final position. The result is a softer, natural-looking breast appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe?

Patients sometimes have concerns about the safety of silicone breast implants because of the attention they received in the media years ago. However, the FDA did approve their safety. In addition, no evidence has ever been found to link silicone breast implants to cancer, auto-immune deficiency disease, or any other illness. Ultimately, 62% of today’s breast augmentation patients choose silicone over saline. For reconstruction cases, they choose them three times more often. 

Should I get Breast Augmentation or Lift?

Breast augmentation will help with size, but it will not correct sagging. If you are happy with the shape and laxity of your breasts, then implants alone may meet your cosmetic goals. If sagging is what is most bothersome to you, then you may be considered for a breast lift. During your consult, we will determine if you are better suited for breast augmentation, a lift, or a combination of the two.

Is there a Risk of Rupture with breast Implants?

Modern engineering creates strong and durable implants. With proper care and regular checkups, the risk for rupture is rare. If a saline implant does rupture, the solution will be absorbed by the body and the implant will deflate, becoming visibly noticeable. If a silicone implant ruptures, the cohesive gel will stay intact and will not leak into the body. An MRI will be necessary to detect a silicone defect. 

How Long do Breast Implants Last?

Most implants will last about 10 – 15 years. Some can last even longer. If there is no rupture, leakage, deflation, or any other visible defects (such as rippling), then there is no need to change the implant or have any type of secondary surgery.  

What about BII & BIA-ALCL?

Patients who are either considering breast enhancement or currently have implants should be aware of BII and BIA-ALCL, both of which are receiving media attention. Knowledge of the current scientific understanding of implants and associated risks should help alleviate some stress that can be generated by social media and news coverage. Click on the links below to find out more information.

Breast Implant Illness Breast Implant-Associated ALCL

How much does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The average cost for breast augmentation is about $6,500 - $8,500.

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