Add Volume and Fullness to Your Breasts

Breast augmentation is more about tailoring the breast size and shape to fit your body as opposed to just getting larger breasts. In our Las Vegas practice, we understand the unique and personal nature of your choice to have breast enhancement surgery. Our experienced, plastic surgeons use their advanced training and artistic talent to help create breasts that are an expression of your femininity and beauty.

Your selection of an experienced plastic surgeon in Las Vegas is the first step in a successful breast augmentation. We invite you to request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Michael Edwards, Dr. Terrence Higgins, or Dr. Andrew Silver at our plastic surgery practice in Las Vegas. You can also call 702-822-2100 to speak with a member of our staff and schedule an appointment.

IS A BREAST AUGMENTATION RIGHT FOR ME?

If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation, it’s likely this is one of the first questions you asked yourself. During your consultation, a thorough physical examination will determine part of the answer. In addition to being in good overall health, women who are good candidates for breast augmentation also:

  • Want larger breasts to balance their body proportions
  • Feel that enhanced breasts will increase their confidence
  • Wish to restore volume lost after pregnancy and breastfeeding

Breast augmentation surgery is a positive and transformative surgery that boosts self confidence. Many women seek breast implants to enhance their body’s figure.

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HOW IS MY BREAST AUGMENTATION PERSONALIZED?

Once you’ve made the decision to have breast enhancement surgery, we will make other choices together during your consultation:

  • Which procedure is best suited to your goals: breast augmentation, breast lift, or a combination of both procedures?
  • Should your breast augmentation be performed using breast implants or fat transfer?

If you’re having breast implants, there are a few more things to consider:

  • Which type, size, and shape of breast implant is right for you?
  • Which incision technique should be used?
  • Where should the implants be placed, under or over the chest muscle?

Our doctors typically perform breast augmentation using implants because most women want more than just a minor increase in breast size. With more breast implant options available than ever before, our surgeons use their expertise to help patients navigate the range of choices. They also use VECTRA® 3D breast imaging to help patients envision how they might look with a variety of implants. Our surgeons listen closely to patients describe their aesthetic goals and recommend implants that will best suit a patient’s physical characteristics and meet those goals. See our Breast Augmentation FAQ for details about breast implant options.

BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH IMPLANTS

Inserting breast implants is the most common approach to breast augmentation. Dr. Edwards, Dr. Higgins and Dr. Silver are breast surgery specialists with experience in augmentations using both saline and silicone implants, including the various cohesive gel products that are often referred to as “gummy bear” implants.

This outpatient procedure typically requires about an hour to complete and is performed under general anesthesia. Breast implants can be placed either beneath the breast tissue (subglandular) or beneath the muscle (submuscular, subpectoral). They are inserted through small incisions.

The choice of incisions includes:

  • Inframammary: in the crease where the breast meets the chest
  • Periareolar: along the lower border of the areola

BREAST IMPLANT REVISION

If you have breast implants and are considering a change or improvement, Dr. Edwards is one of the nation’s leading authorities on breast implant revision surgery. There are a number of reasons for implant revision. They include:

  • Exchanging older implants for a newer, more aesthetically pleasing style
  • Moving implants from above or below the muscle to a new site
  • Repositioning implants to a higher position on your chest
  • Complications with your current implants

Learn more about breast implant revision surgery.

BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH FAT TRANSFER

Autologous fat transfer — taking fat from one area of your body and using it to augment another area — is a safe, established procedure that is becoming increasingly popular for breast surgery. Fat transfer, which is also called fat grafting, is a 3-step procedure that includes extracting fat using liposuction, processing the fat to remove contaminants, and then artfully reinjecting the purified fat cells to augment breasts.

If you are considering breast augmentation using fat injections, it’s important to note that the procedure is typically limited to women who are seeking to minimally enhance the size of their breasts. Usually, fat transfer is used for increases of 1 bra cup size. Your surgeon may recommend a combination of fat transfer with implants, especially if you don’t have enough breast tissue to adequately camouflage the implants.

DO I NEED A BREAST LIFT WITH MY AUGMENTATION?

Implants change the size of your breasts, but won’t elevate them or make them appear perkier. If your breast skin and tissue is stretched from weight gain or pregnancy, your breasts may sag to some degree. There are varying degrees of breast ptosis, or sagginess. The degree is measured by noting where the central point of your nipple is in relation to the crease where your breast meets your chest wall. This is measured during your consultation and your surgeon will discuss the possibility of combining a breast lift with your augmentation.

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– Dr. Michael Edwards

DO I NEED A BREAST LIFT WITH MY AUGMENTATION?

Implants change the size of your breasts, but won’t elevate them or make them appear perkier. If your breast skin and tissue is stretched from weight gain or pregnancy, your breasts may sag to some degree. There are varying degrees of breast ptosis, or sagginess. The degree is measured by noting where the central point of your nipple is in relation to the crease where your breast meets your chest wall. This is measured during your consultation and your surgeon will discuss the possibility of combining a breast lift with your augmentation.

HOW IS BREAST AUGMENTATION PERFORMED?

Breast augmentation is typically an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The procedure takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

Once the initial incision is made, your surgeon will create a pocket above or partially below the chest muscle, where your implant will be placed. The pocket allows for proper positioning of the implant centered behind your nipple. Once the implants are in proper position, your plastic surgeon may place a numbing medication into the pocket, close the incisions with sutures, then cover the incisions with surgical dressings. Typically, the sutures do not have to be removed.

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