Our breast augmentation expert, board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, Dr. Askari offers different types of breast augmentation by using breast implants: silicone and saline, and the patient's own tissue. At Revive Surgical Institute, we use Sientra gummy bear breast implants, these are only available to board-certified plastic surgeons and are more cohesive making them superior to others.
You can choose the types of breast implants you want between silicone breast implants and saline breast implants. Using your own breast tissue such as fat transfer can also enlarge the size of the breast. Silicone implants are made of silicone gel and saline implants are a silicone shell with the saline solution inside. Usually, only a small incision is needed below the breast or around the areola to place the breast implants.
Silicone breast implants are the most popular types of implants used during breast augmentation in Miami, and United States. The silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. Based on your goals and the shape of the breast, Dr. Askari, plastic surgeon, will help you choose the perfect types of breast implants for you. Silicone gel-filled implants offer you the possibility to choose between different profiles (more or less wide), and sizes between 100cc to 800cc. We use Sientra silicone breast implants, exclusive to board-certified plastic surgeons, that offer more cohesive breast implants helping prevent silicone gel from leaking into the body in case of implant ruptures.
Saline breast implants are silicone shells filled with sterile salt water aka saline solution. This type of implant offers different sizes and shapes. You can achieve bigger sizes than silicone implants when the saline implant is overfilled, but it also increases the risk of rupture. If the implant ruptures the saline solution will be absorbed by the body. The saline-filled implants are a higher risk of rupture.
At times, it may be possible to use the patient’s own fat harvested through liposuction to augment the size of the breast. The fat transfer, called fat grafting, helps increase the size of the breast. But if you are looking to change the shape of your breast or gain more than one cup size, saline or silicone breast implants will be recommended.
Recovery after a breast augmentation surgery varies based on the patient pain levels, types of implants, size of the breast implants, and types of incisions. Most patients feel well after a week, but we advise you to avoid any strenuous activity or exercise until you heal. The total recovery time varies per patient, but expect up to six weeks for a full recovery before being able to lift or exercise. You can expect sutures to dissolve fully within this time.
It is not uncommon to experience pain after breast augmentation surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Askari may prescribe pain medication to provide relief after surgery.
Breast augmentation Miami prices depend on the extent of the procedure and the implant selected. For breast implant surgery using silicone implants, the average cost for the best breast augmentation Miami Beach varies between $4,000 to $10,000. Saline breast implants are usually a little cheaper. The cost of this plastic surgery varies based on the surgeon's experience & education, the complexity of the procedure, and the types of breast implants used.
The candidate for breast implants is someone unhappy about the appearance of their breasts and is looking for more volume & slightly different shapes.
The FDA regulations only allow patients 22 years old and older to have silicone implants placed, but saline breast implants are an option for 18 years and older.
The ideal candidate for breast enhancement Miami is someone healthy, non-smoker, not pregnant or breastfeeding, stable weight, and informed about the realistic expectations of the procedure.
First, depending on your age you will not have the option to get silicone gel implants for your breast augmentation procedure as the FDA guidelines prevent placing silicone implants for patients under 22 years old, unless it's used for reconstructive purposes. You can choose between silicone or saline breast implants depending on what you are looking for, silicone breast implants give a more natural feel while saline breast implants are firmer . Following are some pros and cons of silicone and saline breast implants that can help you in reaching a better decision for yourself:
Saline breast implants are firm and hard, while on the other hand, silicone breast implants are soft and squishier thus giving a more natural feel.
Saline implants are usually very full, and round. If you have thin skin, these implants can be more easily seen and can also cause rippling. They look less natural than silicone implants. Silicone gel implants look more natural and provide better size and shape than saline implants. This type of implant offers more possibilities to improve the shape of your breasts.
Breast implants do rupture in some breast augmentation patients, but the risk is very low. Generally, saline implants are more likely to rupture as compared to silicone implants. The leaked sterile water is absorbed by your body leaving behind the silicon shell for the breast augmentation surgeon to remove. The quality and brand of the implant play a major role in such incidents. In the newest implants, silicone is firmer and more glued together because of which it is more cohesive and less likely to leak.
Generally, breast augmentation causes negligible pain, and over-the-counter medications are enough to manage any kind of discomfort faced after the surgery. These over-the-counter medications include Advil and Tylenol. How much pain you may experience post-surgery depends upon two factors:
Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia or conscious sedation, as a result, the patient feels no pain during the procedure. If you do not have any previous complications with general anesthesia, you will face limited risks. Our board-certified plastic surgeon will help you in taking the best decision for yourself. The procedure lasts for no more than 2 to 3 hours, after which the patient can go some easily.
No, we are not. Breast implants having a rough surface, often compared to sandpaper, are known as textured breast implants. These types of implants adhere to the tissue surrounding them, preventing them from moving around in the implant pocket created by the surgeon. Studies show that people with textured implants have a higher risk of a rare type of cancer known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA ALCL). The risk is as high as 1 in 1000. We do not offer textured breast implants as they were recalled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the FDA.
Every surgery has risks and complications. Some common risks and complications following breast augmentation in Miami Florida 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, and Capsular Contracture (hardening around the implant, distorting shape, or causing pain). Communication with your plastic surgeon regarding any pain, bleeding, signs of infection, or abnormal concerns is essential in reducing risk or harm after breast augmentation surgery. In rare cases, patients can also experience something called breast implant illness, where their body rejects the implants.