Breast augmentation is one of the most popular types of plastic surgery in the country.
For the last decade, it has remained one of the top five most requested cosmetic procedures. Enhancing the size of small breasts can dramatically improve cleavage and help patients feel more confident in clothing, bras, and swimwear, so it is no surprise that women in a fashion capital and beach destination like Miami embrace the idea of breast enhancement.
At Zuri Plastic Surgery, quadruple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zuriarrain has performed more than 8,000 cosmetic procedures during his career.
He is counted among the top plastic surgeons for breast augmentation in Miami owing to his years of training and artistic sensibilities. Through breast augmentation, he helps women feel more attractive and comfortable not just by making small breasts larger, but also by considering their overall body proportions and lifestyle. He can help you select the best implant size and style for your unique needs.
Breast augmentation refers to cosmetic procedures that increase the size of disproportionately small breasts. Breast implants are the most requested option, followed by fat transfer using the patient's natural fat.
The most common method of breast augmentation is placing implants into the breast pocket. Breast implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures, ensuring an ideal fit. Implants can last a long time before they need to be replaced, often up to a decade or more.
Most patients report a boost in confidence and improved harmony of their overall physique. In addition to feeling sexier and more attractive, there are also practical reasons to consider breast enhancement surgery.
Fuller breasts make it easier to fill out lingerie, swimwear, and tops, expanding a woman's clothing options. And while small-breasted women often have a gap when wearing bras and swim tops, this issue is virtually eliminated after breast augmentation. Finally, women with pre-existing asymmetry and those that have lost breast tissue after mastectomy can enjoy a more balanced, appealing breast size and shape.
Possible Advantages of Breast Augmentation:
If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, breast augmentation may be an option.
The ideal candidate does not smoke, has realistic expectations, and is healthy. Women that are currently pregnant or lactating are not eligible for the procedure. Individuals with certain health conditions or a history of complications with anesthesia may not be good candidates. If you are considering a Miami breast augmentation, the best way to find out if you are a candidate is to meet with a cosmetic breast specialist such as Dr. Zuri.
*Individual results will vary
Dr. Zuriarrain looks forward to meeting with you for your initial consultation and discussing the many factors to consider with a Miami breast augmentation procedure. He has spent many years helping candidates such as yourself understand the details of a breast augmentation.
Dr. Z will do a thorough examination of your breasts, evaluating their size and shape, the location of your nipples and areolas, and the quality of your skin. It is important that you and Dr. Z discuss your current health and prior health conditions.
You already know your breast size, and you might have some idea of how much larger you want to go in terms of cup size. But implants are measured in cubic centimeters (or cc's for short). For every 150 to 200 cc's or so, you can expect breast size to increase by one to one and a half cup sizes.
But there is more to consider than size alone. The best implant size and shape for you depends on the look you want to achieve and your body size, type, and lifestyle. The width of your natural breast and the shape and size of your chest wall will factor into the ideal size of implant needed to create the fullness, shape, and profile you desire.
Implants on the larger end of the scale are less suitable for more active lifestyles or those with more strenuous occupations, and you will need to consider what kinds of clothes you like to wear and how they will fit your new shape with larger breast sizes. In your consultation, Dr. Z can work with you to find the right size and type of implant to achieve the look you want.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, statistics show that 72 percent of all breast implants have been silicone since 2006. There are two types of breast implants available: newer silicone implants and saline implants.
When choosing to get breast implants, there are a few important things to know. The implants of the past are really on the outs while new improved implants claim the number one spot.
The outer layer of all implants is made of silicone. Inside, the silicone layer is filled with a silicone gel that gives a natural feel and texture while being extremely durable. Silicone inserts can form into an anatomic (tear drop) style to give a natural line. The newest implant known as the Gummy Bear Implant is all the rage right now and offers durability with long-lasting, safer results.
Though still available but not as commonly used today, saline implants are filled with saline and are adjustable to the size and style that you want but they have a more rounded appearance. Since saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, they are safer for your body should there be a leak. Saline implants are also easier to notice if they do rupture.
The implant shell can be smooth or textured. Textured breast implants have a better grip, so there is less chance of the implant shifting in the breast pocket. Textured implants may also lower the risk of capsular contracture, or thick scar tissue around the implant.
Round implants have been around for some time. They have an equal distribution of fullness in the upper and lower breast pole. Round implants are suitable for patients desiring more cleavage and patients that have lost upper pole fullness after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss.
The newest implant shape, known as the gummy bear or teardrop implant, is very popular nowadays. These implants have an anatomically correct teardrop shape that mimics the sloped appearance of natural breasts, which have more fullness on the bottom. They have been FDA approved for women over 22 years of age.
A recommendation will be made as to the best option for you, including intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Z only works with highly-trained sedation experts to ensure that your anesthesia treatment is safe and effective.
What are the incision options for Breast Augmentation?
There are three areas where incisions can be made: under the breast (inframammary), under the armpit (trans-axillary), or around the areola and nipple (periareolar). The location of the incision will depend on the style and size of your implant.
Inframammary incisions hide in the crease of the breast. This makes it very difficult to see them, even when fully undressed. Dr. Z makes sure that your incisions are as small as possible and provides thorough aftercare instructions to minimize your scarring following your procedure.
Inframammary incisions are the most common type of incision for breast augmentation because they are the most versatile. They accommodate a wide variety of implants and give Dr. Z the freedom to reshape the breast according to your wishes. They also make a great starting point for a combination breast augmentation and breast lift.
This is another incision tactic that minimizes visible scarring. In this case, Dr. Z makes his incision around the areola. That way, when the breast heals, the scar blends in seamlessly with the areola. This technique gives Dr. Z the chance to create a pocket for the implant while potentially reshaping the areola during the procedure. If you want a little bit of a breast lift with your breast augmentation, this incision technique may prove beneficial.
Breast implants are sometimes inserted through the crease of the armpit. This technique is less common, but it is a good option for some patients with a history of keloid scarring since there are no incisions on the breasts. One disadvantage is that this method only works for saline implants, not silicone.
Dr. Z will go over each of these options with you and help you determine which one is right for you, depending on your aesthetic and lifestyle goals.
What are my breast implant placement options?
Two locations can be used for placement: under the pectoral muscle (subpectoral), or under existing breast tissues but above the pectoral muscle (subglandular). Your desired look and your lifestyle will determine which insertion style works best for you.
Subpectoral implants go underneath the muscle. This technique provides a natural look that also preserves the feel of your natural breasts. However, because the implant must go underneath the muscle to achieve this result, it traditionally means your body will need a little bit more time to recover from the change.
This method works best for those who want rounder, fuller breasts. Because the implant lives under the gland but above the muscle, the recovery time tends to be a little quicker. This method is great for women who already have enough volume in the breasts to cover the implant. Otherwise, the subglandular process may wind up looking less natural.
For women who do a lot of cardio or yoga, setting the implants under the pectoral muscle results in the muscle squeezing the implant. It provides a number of advantages like more padding and decreasing the chance of capsular contracture. However, for women who lift heavy weights or participate in programs like Crossfit, it is better to place the implant above the pectoral muscle.
Breast implants provide a subtle lift and can correct volume loss due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. However, most women with moderate-to-severe breast sagging do better with a breast lift (mastopexy). A breast lift makes deflated breasts perky again, while breast augmentation increases volume. Dr. Zuri can perform a breast lift as a standalone procedure or in combination with breast augmentation, depending on your clinical presentation and goals.
It may take a few days before you fully recover after your breast augmentation. There may be some discomfort with painkillers prescribed to help alleviate the pain. Your breasts may be wrapped in dressings to help support them during your recovery.
You may also wear a support bra to help minimize bruising and swelling for a few weeks. Your breasts will be sensitive to any direct stimulation for a month or so. After a couple of days, you will be encouraged to walk to help your recovery. But you will need to avoid strenuous activities for at least four weeks. Your return to work depends on the type of work that you do. Office workers may be able to return to work during the first week, while those with physically demanding jobs may need extra time off to recover.
When it comes to breast augmentation Miami is the place to go to add size to your breasts and assist in the correction of breast asymmetry.
Known as Dr. Z by his patients, Dr. Zuriarrain was named as a top Miami plastic surgeon by the National Academy of Plastic Surgeons. He cares about his patients and takes a highly personalized and meticulous approach. Since founding Zuri Plastic Surgery, Dr. Z has helped change the lives of many women not only in the United States but also from all around the world.
“He helped me bring back my self-esteem with his work. I am so happy with my results so far and over time they will only look better.”
“Dr. Z has completed both a Tummy Tuck and arm lift on me now and both types of work have been outstanding.”
“ I am two weeks post-op and can’t express how unbelievably happy I am with my results and this is just the beginning.”
“I am only 8 days post up but I’m already in love with my new body. Dr. Zuri, you are the best! I totally recommend him. Thank you for changing my life.”
“I am only three weeks post-op and I am loving my natural pre-baby body. He really listens to his patients and provides life-changing results.”
“I was treated with respect by very courteous staff. My body looks phenomenal and I will go back for more! Highly recommend Dr. Z!”
The cost of breast augmentation in Miami depends on several factors. Dr. Zuri strives for fair pricing that accurately reflects his skill level. That said, financing plans are available to make the cost more manageable. After consulting with Dr. Z, you will have an opportunity to meet with his office coordinator. They will review the expected costs and financing options.
Schedule your Miami, FL Breast Augmentation Consultation at Zuri Plastic Surgery Today
The first step to receiving a smooth and safe breast augmentation in Miami is to choose a certified surgeon like Dr. Z to work with. He is an experienced surgeon leading a skillful team that uses modern techniques to get you the look you want. Get the body you have always wanted with Dr. Z, named by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons as one of the best plastic surgeons Miami has to offer.
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You must be at least 18 years of age for saline breast implants and 22 for silicone breast implants.
For the most natural-looking breast implant, you will want to choose a teardrop shaped implant because the bottom half is fuller thus creating a more organic appearance.
Of course you can. For example, if you don't like the position of your breasts, you can add a breast lift. Dr. Z can perform both procedures on the same day. Other possibilities include liposuction, a mommy makeover, or a tummy tuck.
The results of a breast augmentation can last up to 20 years or so. You should see immediately noticeable results following your surgery.
Our expert Miami breast augmentation is considered safe and is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. Like any procedure, there are some risks involved. For breast augmentation, these complications can include asymmetry, bleeding, breast pain, capsular contracture, infection, implant displacement, and potential deflation or rupture of the implant.
You can expect some scars but they do fade with time and, over several months, will become less noticeable. For at least six weeks or so, your scars will be firm and a little pink. Everyone heals differently. The incisions will be placed as inconspicuous as possible.
Most patients return home from the surgical center on the same day. Expect to spend an hour or two in the recovery room. You will not be able to drive for a few days, so someone will need to take you home.
For most healthy patients, breast augmentation is considered a low-risk procedure. Serious events are rare. However, complications can happen even in the hands of an experienced surgeon. Possible risks include infection, seroma, hematoma, capsular contracture, poor wound healing, scarring, blood clots, and complications from anesthesia. Dr. Z and his staff take every precaution to reduce the chance of complications.
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