Breast augmentation, often simply referred to as a ‘boob job,’ is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgical procedures. It’s about more than just enhancing one’s physical appearance—it’s about elevating confidence, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. At Privé Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, our team is committed to ensuring that each patient’s breast augmentation journey is tailored, safe, and transformative.
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that augments the size and shape of the breasts. It is also referred to as an augmentation mammoplasty; this surgery is one of the most popular procedures women seek. Dr. Wu has vast experience and provides the most up-to-date advances in breast augmentation and revisions to previous breast augmentations. She is dedicated to giving you the best outcome for your desires.
Symptoms Addressed by Breast Augmentation
Individuals consider breast augmentation for a variety of personal reasons. Some of the most common include:
- Disproportionately small breasts for one’s body frame.
- Asymmetrical breasts, where one is noticeably larger than the other.
- Loss of breast volume post-pregnancy or significant weight loss.
- Desire for a fuller chest without relying on push-up bras or fillers.
Why Do Women Choose To Seek Breast Augmentation?
Breast enhancement requires a skilled surgeon with the eye of an artist. Each breast is unique, making it essential to take in the patient’s physical contours and help them establish the desired results. Doing this will make it possible to tailor a treatment plan to your needs that will guide our surgeon’s hand during the procedure. Breast augmentation isn’t just about vanity. It can restore a sense of youth and vitality in women whose breasts have lost their fullness after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Every woman’s reasons for getting augmentation are different. Other reasons women may seek breast augmentation include:
- Breast Asymmetry: While it’s normal to have one breast larger than the other, it can be distinctly noticeable in some women. Those with asymmetrical breasts can achieve a more balanced appearance through breast augmentation. Some potential causes for asymmetry include Poland’s syndrome, congenital breast asymmetries, imbalanced development during puberty, and prior surgical interventions.
- Small Breasts: Those who have naturally smaller breasts can choose to enhance them with breast augmentation. Women who feel their natural breasts are out of proportion to their body shape or size may choose augmentation to help address this concern.
- Sagging Breasts: Pregnancy and weight loss can contribute to breasts losing their natural fullness. This can lead to loose skin, a loss of volume, and breasts that look flat or flabby. Breast augmentation can restore a sense of youth and beauty in women who are unsatisfied with the condition of their breasts.
- Self-Confidence: Breasts are an undeniable symbol of femininity. Some women who naturally developed smaller breasts may feel that it impacts their feeling of womanness. Breast augmentation can help improve their sense of confidence and self-image.
If you have any of these concerns, you may be a great candidate for breast augmentation. Great candidates should be in good health and free of serious illnesses. Success rates improve if you are a non-smoker who doesn’t drink or does so in moderation. Candidates respond best when in good mental health, as augmentation cannot correct concerns with body image or drastically alter your appearance. Finally, those electing to undergo this procedure must have a reliable support system permitting them to rest and recover following the treatment.
Why Breast Augmentation is Needed
“Need” in the realm of cosmetic surgery is personal. For many, breast augmentation is a path to regain or achieve a desired aesthetic that aligns with their inner self-image. Whether motivated by a physical change after life events like childbirth, age, or simply personal preference, breast augmentation can offer enhanced body contour, symmetry, and a boost in self-confidence.
The Breast Augmentation Experience At Privé Plastic Surgery
While every augmentation procedure will vary to meet the patient’s needs, some standard stages are involved. When you reach the clinic for your consultation, Dr. Wu will discuss with you the available options for augmentation, different types of implants, the various incisions, position of the implants, and risks and benefits. Dr. Wu will go over the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. You will be in amazing hands!
What You Should Expect From Breast Augmentation Surgery
Depending on the type of breast augmentation you and Dr. Wu decide upon will determine the steps needed to achieve the look you desire. The procedure will involve the following steps:
- Anesthesia – Anesthesia is part of undergoing a breast lift. However, patients may opt for either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
- Incision – An incision that will be pre-determined at your consultation will be made to allow the dissection of the tissue into the predetermined plane for the introduction of fat or an implant.
- Enhancement – Following the incision, either fat and/or implant will be placed for enhancement. Sometimes, the nipple and areolar complex may also be repositioned and resized.
- Closing the Incision – Once the lift is completed, the incision will be sealed using sutures. Whenever possible, the incisions will be placed in a way that leaves them hidden by the natural contour of the breast when they heal.
While breast augmentation offers durable results, it’s essential to:
- Regularly monitor breast implants and undergo routine check-ups.
- Wear supportive bras to maintain the position and shape.
- Lead a balanced lifestyle to prevent significant weight fluctuations that might impact breast shape.
- Follow the doctor’s recommendations regarding mammograms or other imaging.
Redefining Beauty: The Power of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is more than a mere physical transformation; it’s an intricate interplay of artistry and advanced medical science. The decision to augment one’s breasts often stems from a profound desire to align one’s outer appearance with an inner vision. For many, this alignment brings forth an invigorated sense of self-worth, as the procedure can be the key to unlocking a reservoir of newfound confidence. The journey often transcends the realm of aesthetics, leading many to feel more comfortable in their skin and foster an enriched understanding and celebration of their femininity.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do breast implants last?
Breast implants are designed to be long-lasting. However, they might not be lifetime devices. Many women find that they last anywhere from 10 to 20 years without issues. Still, it’s essential to have regular check-ups to ensure their integrity and consider replacements or adjustments as recommended by team at Privé Plastic Surgery.
Are there risks associated with breast augmentation?
Like any surgery, breast augmentation carries some risks, such as infection, changes in nipple sensation, or implant leakage. Our expert team at Privé Plastic Surgery prioritizes patient safety and will discuss all potential risks and benefits during the consultation phase.
Will breast augmentation affect future pregnancies or breastfeeding?
Breast augmentation shouldn’t directly impact fertility or the ability to become pregnant. However, potential changes or sensitivity in the breasts may be experienced during pregnancy. As for breastfeeding, many women with implants can breastfeed successfully, though it varies depending on the type of surgery and individual factors. Discussing any concerns with our doctors during the consultation is always best.
Potential Risks of Breast Augmentation At Privé Plastic Surgery
As with any cosmetic procedure, there exist potential risks involved with undergoing breast augmentation. While complications are rare, they can include breast pain, infection, scar tissue, or changes in sensation in the breast and nipple. In rare cases, the implant may move out of position, leak, or rupture, often in response to outside sources such as significant impact.
Your Journey to Renewed Confidence Awaits
Every individual’s perception of beauty is distinct, and it’s this unique vision that we at Privé Plastic Surgery aim to honor and realize. With our unparalleled expertise, we are committed to crafting results that echo your aspirations. If you’re contemplating breast augmentation or simply wish to dive deeper into understanding the procedure, we’re here to guide, educate, and support. Dial (516) 717-3181, and let us embark on this transformative journey together—a path where every step takes you closer to the radiant confidence that lies within.