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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are several types of incisions used for implants.
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.
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.
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:
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:
For the first week, you should expect:
For two to six weeks, you need to be gentle and careful with your breasts and physical activity.
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:
It’s important to maintain a relationship with your plastic surgeon for follow-up evaluations for your safety and satisfaction.
Complications are rare, but any potential risks will be discussed during your consultation.
As with all surgeries, some potential complications include:
Associated complications include:
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.
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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