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Introduction to Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery. If you are interested in improving the size, shape, and profile of your breasts, look no further than the skillful hands of Dr. George D. Papanicolaou at Soma Plastic Surgery. We have been helping our Lake Mary and Orlando area patients find a better sense of self-confidence with our breast enhancement surgery. Keep reading to discover how this cosmetic procedure can help you achieve your aesthetic aspirations with exceptional results and personalized attention.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation (commonly referred to as a “boob job”) is a cosmetic surgery that is performed to enhance the size, shape, and projection of a woman’s breasts. The result is a larger bust that meets the individual patient’s aesthetic goals. Breast augmentation is most often performed using breast implants, made of silicone gel or liquid saline. Augmentation with breast implants creates reliable and consistent results and allows patients to add significant volume during one surgery.

Dr. Papanicolaou will make your incisions and place your implants according to your needs, then close the incisions with dissolvable sutures.

What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

There are numerous reasons why many women undergo breast augmentation, such as:

  • Achieve a more attractive breast size and shape
  • Creates symmetrical breasts
  • Enhance the appearance of cleavage
  • Fixes sagging breasts
  • Improve your self-esteem and body image
  • Restore breast volume loss following pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

A natural breast augmentation performed using fat grafting takes a patient’s fat cells to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. In this procedure, Dr. Papanicolaou will use Liposuction to harvest excess fat from areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips. After purifying the fat, he will strategically inject your problem areas (in this case, your breasts). Afterward, the donor areas will look slimmer, and your breasts will be larger, where they will remain for life.

Please keep in mind that while fat transfer breast implants do offer long-lasting, often permanent results for breast enlargement, there are instances in which some of the fat does not stay. While this is a common occurrence in fat grafting, it’s nothing to be concerned with. Your breast size may decrease a little during your recovery process, but it should still meet your aesthetic goals.

Smooth Implants vs. Textured Implants

Smooth implants tend to last longer than textured implants and have less risk of rippling, but have a better chance of becoming displaced if they move outside the capsule. Textured implants do have a higher incidence of leaking, but they stay in place better. In recent years, plastic surgeons have moved away from textured implants for breast augmentations due to their higher risk of capsular contracture and its association with BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma).

What Breast Implants does Dr. Papanicolaou use?

There are many breast implant options out there, including implant size, shape, and material, so Dr. Papanicolaou will ensure that you are familiar with the pros and cons of each available choice.

  • Silicone Implants – Silicone breast implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with a silicone gel. They are pre-filled with the gel to Dr. Papanicolaou’s exact specifications based on your needs. They have a more natural look and feel than saline implants, and are less prone to wrinkling, rippling, and rupturing.
  • Saline Implants – Saline breast implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saline solution. They allow for smaller incisions because the implant is inserted into your breast empty, and then filled with the solution. They are more prone to leakage or rupture than silicone implants. If that happens, the saline solution is harmlessly absorbed by your body, and you can correct the problem immediately by placing new implants.
  • Shaped Implants – Shaped implants are considered to be more anatomic because, like a teardrop, they are fuller at the bottom and taper upwards to a narrow tip. Generally taller than they are wide, shaped implants are available in different height-to-width ratios. This design gives more projection in the lower part of the implant compared to the upper portion. To best maintain your natural breast tissue shape, shaped implants are made of a more cohesive silicone.

Breast Augmentation at First Glance

We are big believers in education before surgery. We’ve provided some of the basic information about getting a breast augmentation in the Orlando area.

  • Surgery Time: Approximately 2 hours
  • Average Price: The average cost is typically between $6,00 – $12,000 according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Recovery: Most patients can return home following surgery
  • Results: The best results are after the swelling goes down

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation procedure?

Generally, a good candidate for breast augmentation are those with the following characteristics:

  • Experienced dramatic weight gain or weight loss
  • Free of cancerous and pre-cancerous breast tissue
  • Has asymmetrical breasts
  • In good overall health
  • Non Smoker
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Over the age of 18
  • Realistic about their expectations for the outcome of the procedure
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What’s the First Step?

The first step can sometimes feel the most difficult, but is incredibly rewarding once you take it. The journey to enhancing your confidence and achieving your desired breast appearance begins with a personalized Breast Augmentation consultation with double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Papanicolaou.

This crucial first step allows you to openly discuss your aesthetic goals, share any concerns, and receive a comprehensive evaluation of your unique anatomy. Dr. Papanicolaou’s expertise shines as he answers your questions and tailors a treatment plan that aligns with your aspirations. Some of the things the two of you will discuss are implant position to achieve a natural shape, the type of material for your implants, and most importantly, your new breast size.

You will also need to answer questions about your medical history and lifestyle. We encourage you to be as open and honest as possible because the information you provide will help Dr. Papanicolaou and his team prevent any unnecessary risks and help you achieve the best breast augmentation results possible.

With a foundation of trust established during this consultation, you’ll feel empowered to make an informed decision and embark on a transformative journey toward a more confident you.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Augmentation Surgery

On the day of your Breast Augmentation surgery, you will meet with Dr. Papanicolaou before your surgery. The two of you will have a thorough review of your treatment plan, addressing any last-minute questions or concerns you may have. Once you are both ready for your surgery, general anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

Under the expert guidance of Dr. Papanicolaou, the surgical process of implant placement will begin with incisions made according to your treatment plan. Implants will be skillfully placed into an implant pocket, taking your desired outcomes into careful consideration. Once he is complete, Dr. Papanicolaou will close the incisions with sutures or surgical tape, and you will be fitted with a compression bra for additional support to your new breasts.

After the procedure, you’ll be guided to a recovery area where you will be monitored as you awaken from anesthesia. Dr. Papanicolaou’s team will provide you with clear post-operative instructions, ensuring that you are well-informed about your medications, how to properly change any dressings, as well as any necessary follow-up appointments.

The procedure usually takes between one and two hours.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

Since Breast Augmentation is an outpatient procedure, you will have to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery. There will be some pain and swelling for a couple of days after surgery. Soreness and swelling may last up to several weeks. Dr. Papanicolaou will temporarily provide you with prescription pain medication to alleviate any potential pain during your recovery.

You’ll wear a compression garment to provide support and reduce swelling until Dr. Papanicolaou clears you to start wearing sports bras. It’s critical to support your breasts as your implants settle. The sooner your swelling subsides, the sooner you’ll be able to get fit for new bras.

This is a general timeline of breast augmentation procedures and recovery:

  • 1-2 weeks before you can return to work
  • 30 days before you can wear a sports bra
  • 6 weeks before you can resume exercise and other strenuous activities
  • 3 months before you can wear underwire bras
How Much

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Orlando?

The cost of Breast Augmentation in Orlando is unique to each patient and is determined by several factors, including the type of breast implant and the size of your breast enhancement. To provide you with accurate and up-to-date pricing information that has been tailored to meet your specific needs and goals, it’s recommended that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Papanicolaou.

After you have this initial consultation and your treatment plan is made, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a complete cost breakdown.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Dr. Papanicolaou?

Choosing Soma Plastic Surgery for your breast implants means choosing a double-board-certified plastic surgeon whose expertise is rooted in extensive training and experience. George D. Papanicolaou, M.D. has completed rigorous training, which includes an extensive fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Papanicolaou’s dedication to knowledge and innovation ensures that when you choose him, you’re choosing a surgeon with a profound understanding of the art and science of Breast Augmentation.

His experience can result in outstanding, tailored results that reflect your aspirations and unique beauty. Dr. Papanicolaou is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS).

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