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The Best Breast Augmentation Surgeons in Las Vegas, NV

One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in Las Vegas is breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or a “boob job.” The goal of the procedure is to increase or restore breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants, or fat transfer.

For women who are looking to enhance their appearance, regain balance in their figure, improve symmetry, or replace volume lost from pregnancy, breastfeeding, or age, a “boob job” offers many solutions.

Breast Augmentation Benefits

  • Increase size – Regardless of implant type, the goal of the cosmetic surgery is to increase the size of the breasts. Implant size is determined by body shape, health history, and the patient’s desire. Together, you and your surgeon can decide which option is best for your individual goals.
  • Achieve symmetry – Nearly all women have one breast that’s larger than the other, though it’s usually not pronounced or noticeable. In some cases, however, this difference may be so apparent that it causes insecurity. In these situations, an implant or fat can be inserted into the smaller breast to produce a balanced result that corrects asymmetry. With saline implants, the volume can even be adjusted easily during surgery to achieve optimal results.
  • Improve position of nipple – Many conditions, such as sagging, large areolas, or downward-facing nipples may warrant augmentation combined with a breast lift to alter the position of the nipple. This provides a perkier, more youthful appearance. With the volume loss and sagging that occurs following pregnancy and breastfeeding, this is a popular choice for mothers.

Types of Implants

Saline

These implants are filled with sterile salt water. They can be filled to a predetermined size prior to surgery, or filled during surgery to allow for minor modifications.

Structured Saline

These implants are filled with sterile salt water, but are structured within to provide shape and mimic a soft, elastic silicone gel. These implants typically hold shape better than saline.

Silicone Gel

The implants are filled with a soft, elastic gel and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. All silicone implants have a predetermined size and may require a longer incision.

Cohesive Gel

Also known as “gummy bear” or “form stable” implants, are filled with a cohesive gel made of crosslinked molecules of silicone. These implants are thicker and firmer than traditional silicone gel implants and typically hold their shape better.

Autologous Fat Transfer

This procedure involves fat removed through liposuction from another area of the body, such as thighs, hips, or abdomen, which is then injected into the breasts. This is less common, though some people prefer a natural material for their implants.

Appearance

Size

Implants are not generally referred to in terms of cup size. That is for strict use regarding bras. With breast implants, cup size is neither guaranteed nor discussed. Implant size is referred to as volume, such as cubic centimeters, which is a standardized unit of measurement for implants. Together, you and your surgeon can determine your desired size and appropriate implant volume.

Shape

Most implants are a round shape when viewed from the front. A teardrop shape is also available, which is intended to mimic the shape of natural breasts. The appeal of round implants, however, is that they provide more fullness and shape that most women desire. This is entirely up to the patient’s individual goals and will be discussed during the initial consultation.

Profile

Breast implants come in low, intermediate, high, and extra high profile shapes. This determines the projection from the side view. The higher the profile, the more the breast will protrude from the chest and the fuller it would appear.

Incision Types

There are several types of incisions used for implants.

  • The inframammary incision, which is made in a natural crease under the breast.
  • The transaxillary incision, which is made in the natural fold of the underarm.
  • The periareolar incision, which is made on the border of the areola and breast skin.
  • The transumbilical, which is made in the navel, though this is only available with saline implants.

Choosing Your Surgeon

If you are thinking about having your procedure to be done in Las Vegas, it can be costly, but that shouldn’t be a factor in selecting a surgeon. It’s important to choose your surgeon based on education, training, certification, experience with breast augmentation surgery, and your level of comfort.

Consultation

During your initial consultation, you will meet with Dr. Khorsandi and discuss your goals and ask any questions you may have. You may even bring photos of breasts you like as a frame of reference ensure you’re on the same page.

This appointment will also include a physical examination, so that the doctor can make a note of any differences between your breasts, as well as evaluate you as a candidate for breast augmentation. This includes photographing and measuring your breasts, considering the current size and shape, the desired size and shape, the quantity and quality of breast tissue, skin quality, and the placement of nipples and areolas.

Your consultation will also include a thorough medical history. Be prepared to provide information about previous surgeries, past and present medical conditions, allergies and current medications, medical treatments you’ve received, current medications, family history of breast cancer, and current mammogram results.

Finally, you may want to discuss any goals of future weight loss or pregnancy. Weight fluctuations and pregnancy can alter breast size and affect the long-term results of breast augmentation, so it’s important to make your surgeon aware.

Remember that the consultation is your time to take an active role in your surgery. Speak freely and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Preparing for Your Procedure

Dr. Khorsandi and his staff will provide you with thorough preoperative instructions, answer your questions, and perform a physical examination. Also, they may also request a baseline mammogram before surgery, and a post-operative mammogram a few months following, to track changes to your breast tissue.

To prepare for your procedure, we will ask you to stop smoking at least six weeks prior, avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs that increase bleeding, and stay hydrated to aid in recovery.

In the case of autologous fat transfer, you may need to wear a special bra to prepare the skin and tissues for fat injection.

The surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, so be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you for the first night.

Here are some things to expect on the day of your procedure:

  • Medications will be administered for your comfort during the procedure.
  • General anesthesia is typically used, though some instances require local anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
  • Monitors will be used to track your heart, blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen in your blood.
  • Following surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area for monitoring.
  • Sutures on your incision areas, a gauze bandage or surgical compression bra, and possible draining tubes will be used for a short time.
  • In the case of fat transfer, liposuction areas will be sutured, and compression garments will be used on the liposuction areas and your breasts.
  • After a short observation period, you will be permitted to return home. In some cases, however, other post-operative recovery plans are arranged.

Recovery

We will discuss your recovery plan with you, including how long it will be before you can return to work and resume normal activity.

You will also receive details instructions about aftercare, including information about any surgical drains and sutures, common symptoms you will experience following surgery, and any potential signs of complications.

Immediately following surgery, you should expect:

  • Pain and tenderness-Your breast tissue will be stretched, so you will experience some pain and discomfort. This typically occurs during the first 48 hours, gradually improving over time, and is effectively managed with medication.
  • Tightness and sensitivity-Breasts may feel tight and sensitive to touch, as well as warm or itchy. This may make it uncomfortable to raise your arms.
  • Discoloration and swelling-Some discoloration will occur initially but usually subsides quickly. Swelling typically subsides within a month.

For the first week, you should expect:

  • Stiffness and soreness in your chest for two to five days.
  • Surgical dressings will be removed within several days.
  • You may need to wear a support bra.
  • You will be permitted to shower within one to seven days.
  • External sutures will be removed after a week.
  • Tissue glue or tape will fall off on its own in a week or two.
  • You may return to within a week, depending on your job.
  • No lifting, pulling, pushing, or strenuous activity.

For two to six weeks, you need to be gentle and careful with your breasts and physical activity.

How Long Will the Results Last?

Breast augmentation is a long-lasting surgery. That said, breast implants may need to be replaced if they leak. Routine follow-up with your surgeon is important.

Fat transfer surgery may cause a volume loss over time.

Some factors that impact your breast size and shape include:

  • Childbirth
  • Aging
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Hormones
  • Gravity

It’s important to maintain a relationship with your plastic surgeon for follow-up evaluations for your safety and satisfaction.

Risks and Complications

Complications are rare, but any potential risks will be discussed during your consultation.

As with all surgeries, some potential complications include:

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Changes to sensation
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reaction
  • Unsatisfactory results

Associated complications include:

  • Infection
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rupture
  • Mammography shadows that may affect breast cancer detection

Though these are some associated risks, the cosmetic procedure is generally safe. Because of this, it’s important to choose a reputable and experienced surgeon who will thoroughly evaluate your medical history and decide if breast augmentation is appropriate for you.

Schedule your Consultation

For women in Las Vegas, look no further than Dr. Christopher Khorsandi for that beautiful shape you’ve always wanted. We’re here to answer all your questions and help you decide if breast augmentation is right for you. If you have further questions, please do visit our frequently asked questions. Otherwise, contact us today for more information or to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Khorsandi.

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After many years of wanting to get breast implants I finally found the place to go. I spent lots of time researching many different doctors and finally chose VIP Plastic Surgery and Dr. Khorsandi. As soon as I walked into the door I could tell the decision I made was the right one. The front desk staff, nurses, and the Doctor made me feel welcome. I primarily chose this location because of the technology they use and that I could see a picture of what I would actually look like with implants instead of just placing them in a shirt/bra. Now a few months after my surgery I love my new look and that they look just like we predicted at the first visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Khorsandi and VIP to anyone seeking any type of improvement!!!!!!
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-TJ