Breast Augmentation is one of the most common aesthetic procedures that Dr. Bastidas performs. Our goal is to create fuller but naturally appearing breasts that are customized perfectly for your body type. On our initial consultation, a thorough exam will be performed and the various options will be discussed. Implant type (saline or silicone), Implant shape (smooth round or anatomic) and incision placement (around the areola or underneath the breast) will be determined.
After child-bearing, many women will often need a breast lift in addition to the implant placement. Stretching and sagging of the skin needs to be corrected by excising the excess skin, tightening the envelope under which the implant is placed. This will allow us to create the desired natural look and maximize our results.
Todays implants have a more cohesive silicone gel and are often guaranteed not to rupture. I tell all patients that at some point in your life they will need to be exchanged or removed due to capsular contracture (typically 10-12 years). Larger implants cause the breasts to sag faster, and Dr. Bastidas will often choose a smaller size for you if he thinks the results will look more natural and last longer.
The surgery itself takes 1.5 -2 hrs (approx 3-3.5hrs if a breast lift is also performed) and is conducted as an outpatient. Recovery can be as simple as 1-2 days with minimal pain medication.