Women who are considering enhancing the size of their breasts face a lengthy list of choices. They must determine and select the right size, shape, type, and feel of implants used in their breast augmentation procedures. But before that, they must make a more fundamental decision — choosing the right plastic surgeon.
Achieve Your Ideal Breasts
Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation is the most performed aesthetic surgical procedure in the United States.
Breast augmentation refers to any procedure designed to increase the size of a woman’s breasts. Breast augmentation surgeries utilize artificial implants or fat harvested from other areas in a woman’s body and transferred to her breasts.
Dr. Ramon Garza III at Dr. Garza Plastic Surgery combines elite-level surgical skills and credentials with a keen eye for human aesthetics. Dr. Garza chose medicine as a career because he has a deep and abiding desire to help people and elevate their happiness and enjoyment of life. Dr. Garza warmly invites you to schedule a consultation to discuss your San Antonio breast augmentation.
Your Breasts, Your Decision
For many patients, breast augmentation does far more than boost their cup size. Many women find that breast augmentation delivers a substantial, lasting confidence boost that allows them to live more fully. While the focus is often on increasing breast volume, breast augmentation can also be used to resolve other aesthetic concerns.
Compassionate & Professional
The success and safety of a breast augmentation procedure are determined by the skill, training, and experience of the surgeon you choose. Insist on a board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Ramon Garza III at Dr. Garza Plastic Surgery. Dr. Garza is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. During your consultation, Dr. Garza will eagerly and thoroughly explain your planned procedure and answer all of your questions. Providing specific and detailed information about your medical history, goals, and expectations will allow Dr. Garza to design your optimally personalized treatment plan. Throughout every phase of your treatment, Dr. Garza and his team will be there to support you and guide you toward your best possible results.
What are the benefits of breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation can be combined with other procedures such as breast lift. Implants are available in customized sizes and shapes. And should you desire, implants used in breast augmentation can later be removed or replaced.
The Beauty Of Options
Are artificial implants best for you? Or would you and your doctor prefer to transfer some of your own fat from other parts of your body to your breasts?
Saline implants contain sterile salt water, while silicone implants are filled with a synthetic plastic gel. Many women say silicone implants look and feel more natural than saline implants. But since saline implants are inflated only after they are placed in your chest, they generally require smaller incisions.
Your doctor will carefully review your medical history. You may be required to have some lab work done, and you will likely need a pre-surgical mammogram. For a period before and after your surgery, as specified by your surgeon, you will be directed to suspend the use of any supplement or medication that can promote bleeding.
Breast augmentation surgery typically takes one to two hours. Most patients can go home on the day of their surgery, but in some cases, your doctor may require you to spend a night in the hospital.
Other questions to ask Dr. Garza include:
Yes. This gets complex. That’s why it’s vitally important that you and your doctor function and communicate as a team.
After Breast Enhancement
Take it very easy for a few days. Most patients can return to light cardio exercise after two weeks and can advance to more strenuous workouts two weeks later.
In optimizing the results of breast augmentation San Antonio patients who've meticulously followed the doctor’s post-op instructions will discover that this is almost as important as the surgery itself. Dr. Garza and his team will provide you with detailed, written guidelines and procedures. With no complications, full recovery from breast augmentation surgery typically takes six to eight weeks.
Maintaining your Breast Augmentation results
While you will notice your new size immediately, it may be weeks or even months before you achieve full and final results. Your post-op swelling will subside according to a timeline that will be provided to you by your doctor. You can expect the fullness you achieve with your breast augmentation procedure to last for years. Most patients go five to ten years (or longer) before replacing their implants. Throughout every step of your procedure, from consultation to long after your treatment is complete, we will be here to help you achieve and maintain your best look.
You must be at least 18 years old to receive saline breast implants and at least 22 years of age to get silicone implants. Breast augmentation should not be performed until a woman’s breasts are fully developed.
There are no “top-end” age restrictions, but women most commonly choose to undergo breast augmentation in their 20s and 30s.
Implants do not require removal or replacement unless there is a problem or rupture. Most implants will last longer than a decade without replacement. Be aware that you will need to get an MRI exam three years after your surgery and every two years after that.
While many women have no problem breastfeeding after breast augmentation, others have found it to be challenging.
Since breast augmentation is an aesthetic procedure, your insurance will not cover the costs.
Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Garza Plastic Surgery in San Antonio Today
For a truly exceptional San Antonio plastic surgery experience, begin your journey by scheduling your private consultation with Dr. Ramon Garza III. With unwavering precision and a compassionate heart, Dr. Garza can help you live a life of beauty and confidence.
540 Madison Oak Dr, Suite 240, San Antonio, TX 78258