Dallas Breast implants
Enhance Your Breasts With A Customizable Procedure.
Most women who desire breast implants wish to enhance the size of their breasts as they are insecure with their current breast size or feel their breasts are disproportionate to the rest of their figure.
Dallas Breast Implants are customizable as Dr. Liland will help you select the right implant shape and size to achieve your ideal figure.
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What is Breast Implant Surgery?
Breast implant surgery is one of the two types of breast augmentation surgery (mammoplasty) performed to enhance the size of the breasts. The procedure has a 95% worth it rating on RealSelf.
The results of breast implant procedures are an immediate increase in breast size, to the extent you desire. The type of implant used and the shape of the implant will be determined by what your goals are.
Reasons for Breast Implant Surgery
Typical reasons women wish to undergo breast implant surgery include:
- To significantly increase their breast size.
- To restore volume to the breasts after drastic changes in weight, pregnancy or breastfeeding has decreased their breast size.
- To rebuild one or both breasts, after having suffered various health conditions.
- To solve any concerns over asymmetry between the breasts. This may require only having one implant or different-sized implants to even out the size of the breasts.
- To enhance their breast size without undergoing liposuction.
Implants are not suitable or desirable for everyone so a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation procedure may be recommended to better fit your needs.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Dallas Breast Implants?
Good candidates for breast implant surgery will be those who want to increase their breast size and have spent time researching the procedure and made an informed decision. Other factors that may make you a suitable candidate include:
- Are in good physical health
- Not smoking
- Being at least 18 years old for saline implants
- Are at least 22 years old for silicone implants
- Have realistic expectations
You will not be a good candidate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or in poor physical or mental health.
Different Types of Breast Implants
During your consultation, Dr. Liland will discuss your implant options and recommend the type of implant most suitable for your needs. All types of breast implants used are FDA-approved. There are two main types of breast implants:
These implants have a silicone shell and are filled with sterile saltwater after they have been inserted into the breasts, so the surgical incision is small and scarring is reduced. The FDA requires that you are at least 18 years old to be able to get saline implants.
If they rupture the implant deflates and releases the saltwater into the body. This does not present any health risks as the body simply absorbs the fluid and the silicone shell can be removed and new implants inserted.
These implants are prefilled with silicone gel, which is a thick fluid that aims to replicate the feel of human fat. The FDA requires that you are at least 22 years old to have this type of breast implant.
These implants tend to feel more natural but the risk of the implant rupturing is higher. If the implant ruptures the breast will not deflate in size as the gel will not be absorbed by the body. This also does not pose any health risks but it may lead to some pain or changes in the breast’s shape, in which case, the implants can be removed and replaced. Having breast scans every few years is advised to check that the implants have not ruptured.
Gummy bear implants are a specific type of silicone implant that is naturally softer, firmer, and holds its shape better than other implants even if the implant ruptures because the gel is thicker than traditional silicone implants. The implants are also less likely to rupture due to their strength. Regular screenings should still be done to check that the implant has not ruptured.
Some patients wish to only go up by one or two cup sizes so will require small implants, while other patients desire to significantly increase their breast size and will choose much larger breast implants. The specific size of your breast implants will be discussed with Dr. Liland and he can help recommend which sizes will work best with your body shape.
The majority of Dallas Breast Implant surgery patients opt for a round-shaped implant. However, other patients will be more suited to a teardrop-shaped implant as they can help fill breasts that have sagged. Dr. Liland will suggest the most appropriate implant shape for your figure.
The extent to which the breasts project outwards can also vary depending on your preference. The width and height of the implants are therefore adjustable to ensure the extent of projection is ideal for each patient’s aims and desired figure.
Preparing for the Procedure
Before the Consultation
It is important to research the procedure and your desired size and shape. Having pictures to show at your consultation is important for breast implant surgery as describing your aims in terms of cup sizes will not be as specific since cup sizes can greatly vary. You should also form a list of any questions or concerns you wish to discuss with Dr. Liland.
Dr. Liland will assess your specific needs and figure and take any necessary photos. During the consultation, Dr. Liland will spend time discussing your various surgical options, the types of implants as well as the size and shape of your implants. He will recommend the most suitable options for your needs.
Before the Procedure
It is advised that our Dallas Breast Implant patients stop smoking and do not drink alcohol a few weeks before the procedure to reduce the risk of complications. Dr. Liland may also recommend that you stop taking certain medications such as aspirin that could also increase the possibility of risks following the procedure.
How is Breast Implant Surgery Performed?
The procedure consists of the following stages:
The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia but general anesthesia is typically administered.
If you’re interested in learning more about anesthesia please visit our page on Sedation Options.
An incision will be made under the breast, under the arm, or around the nipple. The location of the incision will be discussed prior to the surgery with Dr. Liland so that you are clear on the specific details of your procedure and the potential scarring.
The breast tissue will be separated from the chest muscle and connective tissue, creating a gap where the breast implant can be inserted. The implant will either be inserted pre-filled (silicone and gummy bear implants) or it will be filled once it is placed in the breast (saline implants).
Closing the Incisions
The incision will then be closed with stitches, these tend to be dissolvable stitches but if permanent stitches are used a follow-up appointment to remove them will be made. Bandages will also be applied to cover the breasts initially after surgery.
To achieve a fuller, more symmetrical bust line, time and time again patients choose breast augmentation with implants.
Here is a 25-34-year-old woman who underwent a Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants.
How Long do the Results Last For?
Breast implants can significantly and immediately increase your breast size for many years. However, the results are not permanent since implants do not last forever and will need to be replaced or removed at some point.
Frequently women need to have their implants replaced about 10 years after the surgery. However, some patients may suffer complications that require them to have surgery sooner than this, while others will suffer no complications and their implants may last much longer than 10 years. Dr. Liland will explain the specific type of implant and can give you a rough idea of how long your implants could last and what the follow-up procedures will be.
Cost of Breast Implants in Dallas
The main factors that impact the cost of breast implant surgery are the size and type of implant used. Saline implants are cheaper than silicone implants and round-shaped implants are cheaper than teardrop implants. MRI scans are recommended every few years for silicone and gummy bear implants to determine if the implant has ruptured, which will provide additional future costs compared to saline implants. Our blog ‘How Much Does A Breast Augmentation Cost In Dallas, Texas?‘ provides more in-depth information on the average cost for the procedure.
The reason for breast implant surgery tends to be cosmetic and so is unlikely to be covered by your insurance. However, in some cases, if a patient has suffered from severe illness, such as breast cancer, which has led to a reduction in one or both breasts, your insurance may cover the procedure. You should discuss your specific situation with your health insurance provider.
Recovery from the Procedure
After the procedure, you will experience pain and swelling as this is a normal reaction from the body to help heal the area. It is important to give your body time to recover and to have an adult with you for the first couple of days to ensure you are driven home after the surgery and have someone to help care for you. Dr. Liland will discuss and prescribe any pain medication that is recommended after the surgery and you will need to wear compression garments on your breasts to reduce swelling. You may also have drains or stitches that will need to be removed in another appointment after your surgery. If either of these are necessary Dr. Liland will discuss this with you and the procedure for their removal.
For around the first two weeks, you should avoid all intense activity and your blood pressure should not be raised. This will likely mean that you should take a couple of weeks, or potentially longer off work depending on the nature of your job, to recover from the procedure. For more information on the aftercare and recovery stages from a breast augmentation procedure, you can read our blog ‘Aftercare Tips And Instructions For Breast Augmentation Patients In Dallas‘.
As with any cosmetic procedure there is a small chance of suffering complications. Any concerns regarding risks or potential illnesses can be discussed with Dr. Liland to ensure you know the exact risks of your specific procedure.
Initial Side Effects:
Breast Implant Surgery Risks:
- Infection or bleeding around the implant or incisions
- High extent of scar tissue can form around the implant (some cases require another surgery to resolve this)
- Breast pain
- Alterations in breast or nipple sensation
- That the implants can change their position, leak, or rupture
- Being unable to breastfeed
- Increase in pain, shoulder or neck pain if heavy implants are inserted
- Mammograms (breast scans) may be more complex so it is essential to inform the person conducting your scan that you have breast implants.
- There is a very small risk that breast implants may increase your likelihood of getting a specific type of breast cancer.
- Breast implant illness (Breast cancer.org explains that this term is used to describe some symptoms such as skin problems, headaches, fatigue or gastrointestinal issues that can impact patients. However, there is no concrete evidence of the existence of this disease and it requires more research.)
General Surgery Risks:
- Allergic reaction to the anesthetic
- Blood clots which can lead to DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING
“Wonderful experience and fantastic results with Dr. Liland and his staff. If I had known how easy and quick the recovery would be, I would have done it much sooner.”N. Fatemian
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Dr. Liland is experienced in a full range of procedures and can help you determine whether treatment is right for you and, if so, which solution is best suited to your needs.
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