Small, undefined, or asymmetrical breasts can affect the proportions of your body and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
In Dallas, Dr. David L. Liland can tailor a breast augmentation to your needs to help enhance the size, shape, and proportion of your bust.
So why should you consider breast implants?
A Breast Augmentation Can Transform Your Appearance
Dr. Liland offers implants in a variety of sizes and shapes. He can help you select an implant to achieve the volume and contour you desire for your augmented bust.
A breast augmentation can also improve the symmetry between your breasts. Dr. Liland can design a procedure that complements your proportions for a more feminine appearance.
If you feel self-conscious about the size or shape of your breasts, an augmentation can allow you to take greater confidence in your appearance, which can have a significant impact on all aspects of your life.
The Majority of Augmentation Patients Are Happy With Their Results
Have You Lost Breast Tissue?
In addition to addressing cosmetic issues, Dr. Liland can use breast implants to replace tissue lost due to a mastectomy or injury. After these types of traumatic incidents, you may wish to recreate what you have lost. Breast implants can restore a lost sense of balance and femininity so you can feel like yourself again.
Dr. Liland Typically Recommends Implants to Patients Who:
Are in Good Health
To qualify for treatment, you should be physically healthy without any conditions that could compromise your safety during or after surgery.
Are Not Pregnant
Both breastfeeding and pregnancy can alter the size and shape of your breasts. We recommend waiting until you are finished having children before pursuing breast surgery.
Are Unhappy with Their Breasts
Women who desire fuller, firmer breasts can achieve a more youthful physique with breast implants, restoring their sense of self-confidence.
Have Realistic Expectations
It is important to honestly discuss your expectations with Dr. Liland during your consultation so he can ensure that an augmentation is the right procedure to achieve your goals.
Have Minor Sagging
Breast implants cannot address severe sagging or stretched skin. However, Dr. Liland can combine implants with a breast lift for patients to achieve fuller breasts and remove excess skin.
Every Aspect of a Breast Augmentation Can Be Customized to Your Needs
Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure. During your initial consultation in Dallas, Dr. Liland can discuss your desires and goals with you. Based on this conversation, he can help you choose the right type of incision, the optimal implant placement, and the type of implant most suited to your needs.
Dr. Liland has over 25 years of experience in plastic surgery. In addition, he regularly attends continuing education courses to ensure he can provide the most advanced treatments and techniques for his patients.
Understanding Your Implant Options
There are two primary types of breast implants: silicone and saline. Each type offers their own advantages. Dr. Liland can help you choose the best implants for you based on your priorities and desired results. In addition to the material, you can also select from a range of shapes and projections to provide even more personalized effects.
Preparing for Breast Augmentation
Patients should abstain from smoking for at least two weeks prior to surgery. In addition, you should refrain from taking medication that contains aspirin, anticoagulants, Vitamin E, or herbs for two weeks prior to the procedure.
We can provide you with a complete list of medications to avoid at your pre-operation appointment. It is also important to schedule a friend or loved one to drive you to and from surgery and stay with you for the first 24 hours.
We Perform Breast Implant Surgery as an Outpatient Procedure at Our Surgical Suite in Dallas
Creating the Incision
After administering anesthesia, we can create small incisions through which to place the implant. We can perform one of three techniques, creating a periareolar, inframammary, or transaxillary incision.
Placing the Implants
We can place the implant either under or above the pectoral muscle that rests behind the breast tissue.
Closing the Incisions
Once we have secured the implant in place, we can close the incision with sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape.
After surgery, we can wrap your breasts in gauze dressing to minimize any swelling, as well as provide you with a support garment.
Recovery after Breast Augmentation Takes Several Weeks
For the first 24 to 48 hours, it is common to experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Pain can be managed with either over-the-counter or prescription medication. Over the course of the next several weeks, these side effects should subside. However, patients should still refrain from heavy lifting or rigorous exercise until cleared by Dr. Liland. You can expect to resume most normal activities within three weeks of surgery.
It is important for patients to know what to expect throughout their recovery to ensure the best possible results. Dr. Liland can provide you with thorough at-home instructions and monitor your progress after surgery during follow-up visits.
Our Patient Results
Dramatic Results Tailored to Your Goals
You will likely notice a change in the appearance of your breasts immediately after surgery. However, it can take up to a year for your results to completely stabilize.
Keep in mind that pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations can cause your breasts to change. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight can help to preserve your results as long as possible. However, breast implants need to be replaced about every 10 years. Dr. Liland offers implant revision surgery for patients whose results have changed or who are dissatisfied with the effects of a previous procedure.
Benefits and Risks of Breast Augmentation
During your consultation, Dr. Liland can explain breast augmentation pros and cons so that you can make an informed choice about undergoing the procedure. Educated patients often find that the benefits justify the risks. Meanwhile, choosing a highly trained and trusted surgeon like Dr. Liland can help you feel even more confident about undergoing breast augmentation.
Breast implants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They do not affect your breast health or cause breast cancer. Although they can make it harder to detect breast cancer, technology is constantly evolving in order to more accurately detect any abnormalities regardless of the presence of an implant.
Breast augmentation can improve the fullness, firmness, shape, and size of your breasts in a single surgery, providing a powerful boost in self-confidence. Many patients find that their improved confidence and renewed ability to wear what they want dramatically improves their quality of life.
According to the FDA, complications occur in at least one percent implant patients. They can occur during the procedure, shortly after, or years later:
Anesthesia complications and bleeding are both complications that can occur during surgery. Dr. Liland will conduct a thorough review of your medical history to make certain that you can safely undergo surgery.
After surgery, patients can expect:
These effects subside on their own within a few weeks. If they do not, contact our practice immediately to discuss your treatment options.
Other risks include infection and developing a hematoma. If you experience any symptoms of infection, contact your surgeon right away.
A hematoma is a pooling of blood beneath the skin. For example, a bruise is considered a mild hematoma. However, the condition can also occur under a breast implant, causing persistent pain and other issues. We will schedule follow-up exams to make certain these issues are not affecting your recovery.
Dr. Liland performs about 500 breast surgeries per year.
The long-term risks of breast augmentation surgery include:
- Nipple or breast sensitivity
- Poor scarring
- Difficulty breastfeeding
- Capsular contracture
- Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (the risk is extremely low and the disease only occurs in three out of 100 million women)
- Fluid buildup
Implants do not last forever, and you will eventually need to have one or both replaced at some point.
These issues can be treated by Dr. Liland with revision breast surgery.
What You Can Do to Lower Your Risks
There are several things that you can do to lower your risk of complications, including:
- Choosing the right implant surgeon: Choosing a highly trained surgeon to perform implant surgery is the single most important thing patients can do to ensure the success of their procedure. Since early in his career, Dr. Liland has performed about 500 breast surgeries per year. A growing number of patients choose him because of the excellent results he consistently provides.
- Quitting smoking: Smoking is not recommended for patients who are considering breast surgery because it increases the risk of complications and can compromise healing.
- Attending your follow-up visits: It is important to attend every follow-up appointment with Dr. Liland. If your wounds are healing slowly, this can increase your risk of infection. However, most infections can be stopped with prescription antibiotics.
- Being aware of symptoms: During your recovery, watch for symptoms such as redness, swelling, and burning that do not go away.