[OLD] Breast Augmentation

Is Breast Augmentation Surgery safe?

Breast Augmentation is the most popular kind of plastic surgery. The practitioners at Revive Plastic Surgery and Anti-Aging Institute are board-certified surgeons, experienced in breast augmentation surgery in Coral Gables.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia or conscious sedation. Your provider will discuss both with you before surgery to determine the best option.

You should have limited risks, so long as you have no history of complications from general anesthesia or sedation. Generally, the procedure lasts two hours or less, and patients go home afterward.

Who are Ideal Candidates for Breast Implants in Coral Gables?

Any healthy patient over the age of 18 is a candidate for saline implants. For silicone implants, the FDA regulates that the patient must be 22 or older to be eligible.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a non-smoker
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Informed about the realistic expectations of the procedure
  • Is of a healthy and stable weight

What are the different types of breast surgery?

There are two different types of breast augmentation surgery performed at Revive in Coral Gables. The surgery is classified as cosmetic or reconstructive.

Cosmetic Breast Augmentation:

  • Completed for esthetic purposes
  • The most common reason for breast augmentation surgery
  • May enlarge naturally small breasts
  • Can restore breast size and shape after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss

Reconstructive Breast Augmentation:

  • Often done as part of the treatment for breast cancer
  • May provide symmetry and form to the breast
  • Can restore the breast after surgical intervention

How Breast Augmentation is done?

This surgery is done to increase the size and form of the breast using an implant or patient's own tissue.

An implant made of gel (silicone) or saline is used to enlarge the size of breast as well as enhance certain features of the chest. This surgery is done using a small incision below the breast or around the areola (the pigmented circle around the nipple). Based on the shape of the breast and your goals, we can choose the right implant for you (anatomic vs round, gummy bear vs soft).

At times, it may be possible to use patient’s own fat through liposuction and transfer it to the breast to increase the size of the breast. Feel free to ask us about breast augmentation in Coral Gables using your own tissue.

What Can I Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

It is not uncommon to experience pain after breast augmentation surgery. Practitioners experienced with breast implants in Coral Gables may prescribe pain medication to provide relief after surgery.

You will not be able to drive home after surgery, so you must arrange for someone to accompany you.

Total recovery time varies per patient, but expect up to six weeks for a full recovery. Expect sutures to dissolve fully within this time.

Most patients feel well after a week, but experts advise you to avoid any strenuous activity or exercise until you heal.

The medical team will explain:

  • How to take medication
  • Signs and symptoms of complications and infection
  • When to call the provider after breast augmentation surgery
  • Arrangement of follow-up appointments

Are There Any Risks to Breast Implants?

Every surgery has risks and complications. Some common risks and complications following breast augmentation include:

  • Pain in the breasts
  • Infection at incision sites
  • Sensations in the breasts or nipples that may or may not go away
  • Rupture or leaking of the implant
  • Increased bleeding at incision sites
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Capsular Contracture- Hardening around the implant, distorting shape, or causing pain

Communication with your practitioner regarding any pain, bleeding, signs of infection or abnormal concerns is essential in reducing risk or harm after breast augmentation surgery.

Contact Revive Plastic Surgery and Anti Aging for Further Information About Breast Augmentation in Coral Gables

Patient safety is a priority of our practitioners. We are board-certified, compassionate physicians who will explain the procedure to ensure you understand before consenting to surgery. We value transparency and will answer any questions or concerns you have regarding breast implants.

Revive Plastic Surgery and Anti Aging offers the following Breast Procedures:

We look forward to speaking with you about any cosmetic needs you may have!


The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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