Breast Augmentation & Enhancement
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. It restores a sense of confidence and femininity to women by increasing breast size and improving breast shape with either silicone or saline implants. Whether you have small breasts due to genetics or from gradual volume loss, Dr. Mabourakh can provide you with a result that meets your desires.
What Are My Breast Augmentation Options?
Patients have the option of either saline or silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution that is safely absorbed by the body if the rare incidence of rupture occurs. They have the advantage of requiring only small incisions since they are inserted into the breasts prior to being filled. This also allows Dr. Mabourakh to adjust the volume during surgery to ensure symmetry. Silicone implants feel and appear more natural than saline implants. They are also less likely to rupture, and they do not have the rippling effect that sometimes occurs with saline implants in patients who have thin skin. The new cohesive silicone implants are also less likely to ripple or wrinkle, and in the unlikely case that they rupture, the silicone gel will not leak out of the silicone shell.
Implant shape, width, and profile will determine how natural your breasts appear. The implant profile will determine how far your breasts will project. Implants also vary in width, which is an important consideration depending on your natural chest width and existing breast volume. An implant that is fitted to your natural chest width will provide the most natural-looking results. Anatomically shaped implants place higher volume behind the areola and taper toward the top of the breast, which also leads to natural-looking results.
Your breast implants can be placed below the pectoral muscle, partially beneath the muscle, or above the muscle. Placement below the muscle often appears more natural since the muscle puts some pressure on the upper pole of the implant and provides more soft tissue coverage. Placement over the muscle can be used for women who have ample breast tissue to cover the implant so that it appears natural. This placement may also be recommended when the patient has slight sagging but does not want a breast lift.
The most common incision options are the inframammary incision and the periareolar incision. The inframammary incision is beneath the breasts following the crease. It is often used to accommodate larger implants and silicone implants. The periareolar incision is made around the areola. Both options provide minimal scarring that is not noticeable over time.
What Do You Desire?
Breast augmentation recovery time is about two weeks. Patients should arrange for someone to drive them home from surgery and assist them for the first 24 hours, as routine activities may be difficult. Bending and lifting are restricted to a minimum, and exercise is not permitted. Patients can resume regular exercise about six to eight weeks after surgery.
The incisions with breast augmentation are hidden at the line of pigmentation, as with the periareolar technique, or beneath the breast along the crease, as with the inframammary technique. A breast lift in combination with breast augmentation will require a vertical incision from below the areola to the breast crease. Scars will fade significantly over time.
The cost of breast augmentation will vary depending on the extent of the procedure and your surgical options. Dr. Mabourakh’s office will provide you with a surgical quote for your surgery at your consultation.
General anesthesia is used during surgery, which will keep you pain-free. After surgery, some degree of discomfort is expected but can be minimized by prescribed pain medication.
Best Doctor I could of chosen!!! Its taken me 15yrs to pull this trigger and when I did I couldn't of chosen anyone better. As nervous as I was the staff made me feel comfortable 100%, then when I got to meet Dr. Mabourakh it was even better. He wasn't pushy, very honest and extremely helpful in helping me get the look I've wanted all these years. I can honestly say, I'm extremely happy with how everything turned out and I look fantastic just like he promised me!
When I booked my consultation for a breast augmentation with Dr Mabourakh I was very impressed with his office staff from the start and was very excited to meet the surgeon. He exceeded my expectations with his knowledge and gentle approach. I was able to book my pre-op appointment and surgery very close to my initial consultation. My surgery and recovery have been very comfortable with little to no pain. My results are beautiful and I have my confidence back after 2 kids!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Anesthesia risks
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Poor healing and scarring
- Capsular contracture
- Implant rupture or leakage
- Fluid accumulation (seroma)
- Implant wrinkling or rippling
- Pain, which may persist
- Possibility of revisional surgery