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Breast Augmentation

Also known as “Augmentation Mammaplasty”, “Breast Enlargement” or “Breast Implants”

The decision to have Breast Augmentation is a highly personal one. Dr. Perez believes it is important for the patient and surgeon to have a good understanding about their needs and expectations. Breast Augmentation has a high satisfaction rate and continues to be the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States.

Breast Augmentation surgery is done exclusively by Dr. Perez.  He will discuss options available to you,  and provide you with the latest information about the procedure to help guide your decision for the best results possible. Every Breast Augmentation procedure that Dr. Perez performs is custom-tailored to each individual’s particular body type and their ultimate goals.

Who is a candidate?

The best candidate for Breast Augmentation are healthy individuals who are non-smokers and have realistic goals and expectations.

Every woman is different when it comes to how they feel about their body. When breast size or shape is an issue, many women turn to Breast Augmentation for several reasons.

Reasons for Breast Augmentation

  • To restore breast volume lost due to weight loss or following pregnancy.
  • To achieve better symmetry when breasts are different in size and shape.
  • To improve the shape of breasts that are sagging or have lost firmness, often used with a breast lift procedure.
  • For personal reasons….an increase in size to achieve a shapelier, more feminine appearance.

Surgical Approaches for Breast Augmentation

Dr. Perez has experience performing all of these approaches. When using the Inframammary Approach the incision is made in the crease where the breast meets the chest wall. In the Periareolar Approach, the incision is made around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple). In the Axillary Approach Dr. Perez will use an endoscope (small camera) to facilitate positioning the implant under the muscle. This endoscopic assisted Breast Augmentation is usually reserved for younger patients, who desire a more hidden scar. Finally, a saline implant may be placed through an incision at the navel. The approach that Dr. Perez and you choose for your surgery will depend on your body type, how you heal, and the type of implant you choose. With every Breast Augmentation Dr. Perez usually places the implant under the muscle due to less incidence of capsular contracture and better long term appearance.

Breast Implant Options

Breast implants are medical devices that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types. A breast implant consists of a sac, or shell to speak, that is made of silicone elastomer.  This sac is filled either with silicone gel or saline. In addition this sac may be smooth or textured, and the implant may be round or teardrop shape. This implant is then place under your breast tissue or chest muscle.  Every patient is different; therefore the type of implant that will be chosen depends on the patient’s specific needs, goals, and physiological requirements.

Dr. Perez offers many different selections of breast implant options

  •       Form Stable anatomical shaped silicone implant (gummy bear)
  •       Silicone Gel implants
  •       Saline implants

The Consultation

Every surgical consultation at Renue Aesthetic is done exclusively with Dr. Perez.  At your initial consultation,  Dr. Perez will spend time reviewing your medical history and assessing your expectation of undergoing breast augmentation.  Every patient is unique, and that’s why Dr. Perez’ breast augmentation procedures are custom-tailored to each individual’s particular body type and their ultimate goals.   Time will be spent discussing in detail the various surgical approaches and the types, sizes, and shapes of breast implants. Dr Perez will review all your breast implant options.  You will then have the opportunity to try on various size implants and be provided with suggestions. These sizers give patients an idea of the amount of volume they would need to get a desired look.  Dr. Perez and his nurse will guide you through this process of implant selection, however the size and style is ultimately decided by the patient.

Our goal at Renue Aesthetic Surgery is to prepare you for a decision that is unique and personal and leave you at ease about the decision you and Dr. Perez feel about your Breast Augmentation choice.

The Surgery

Dr. Perez performs his Breast Augmentation surgeries with the use of general anesthesia provided at one of the many  accredited outpatient surgery facilities in the Southern Johnson County Area.  Prior to surgery you will be given specific instructions and be evaluated for any tests or pre-surgical examinations. Most Breast Augmentation surgeries take a little over an hour and patients go home the same day.

Expect a post operative phone call from Dr. Perez’s nurse on the 1st post operative day.  The first post operative appointment is usually scheduled within 5 days following surgery.  At this appointment sutures may be removed and Dr. Perez will discuss the post operative regime.  It is exceptionally important that you follow all post surgery instructions and come to all recommended post-operative visits in order to minimize post-operative risks and achieve the best results possible.

The Recovery

In the recovery period following Breast Augmentation, patients can expect to have pain controlled by oral narcotic pain medication and muscle relaxants. A post surgical bra will be in place for support and to stabilize the breast area. Activity will be limited, however early ambulation is encouraged. Breast Augmentation patients must refrain from lifting with the arms and raising the arms above the head until clearance is given by Dr. Perez.  At the first post operative appointment the surgical dressings will be removed. Dr. Perez will retape the surgical site with paper tape.  Patients will then be instructed on massage of the breast area. This is an important part of the healing process.  Initially patients can expect the breast implants to be a bit high, especially if using the sub muscular approach. As the breast muscle relaxes and as swelling decreases in a few weeks, the implants will begin to drop and the final result will appear.  To facilitate this process, Dr. Perez will instruct patients on post operative massage technique that will assist the implant to drop to its proper location.  The use of the post surgical garment with a stabilize strap worn around the top of the breast adds an added pressure to ensure the implants ease into their desired position.

The Results

Take a look at our Breast Augmentation before and after gallery to see what we have been able to do for some of our patients.
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Renue Aesthetic Surgery
Victor Perez M.D.
Phone : 913-685-1108
Fax : 913-685-1129
6300 W. 143rd St. Ste. 210
Overland Park, KS 66223