Breast Implants in Dallas, TX
Augmentation mammaplasty, or breast augmentation, as it’s more commonly known, has been the flagship procedure on plastic surgeons’ tables across the world and Dallas, TX for decades. Since its inception in the early 1960s, breast augmentation, and other breast-related cosmetic surgery procedures have helped millions of women regain their busts, figure and most of all, their confidence.
In 2014, the number of national breast augmentation procedures performed by board-certified plastic surgeons was over 286,000, beating out the next most popular procedure, nose reshaping, by more than a whopping 79,000 procedures (liposuction is quickly closing in on being the second most popular with 211,000 done in 2014 – up five percent). No doubt, interest in breast augmentation has steadily increased along with the remarkable advancements that the procedure has seen over the past few decades. The North Dallas and Plano sections of DFW are no exceptions with many fantastic surgeons performing the procedure on a regular basis.
The Best Candidates for Breast Implants
Now, women have more choices than ever before when it comes to how they can reshape their bodies. With several different manufacturers of traditional saline and silicone implants, from brands like Mentor and Natrelle (Allergan), as well as emerging companies like Sientra, breast augmentations are becoming incredibly varied from woman to woman, meaning that each patient can have unprecedented personalization with her transformation.
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While the steady hand of an artistically precise and well-trained plastic surgeon is the most important component in any breast augmentation, the actual materials used are also of considerable importance to the woman’s overall look. While the surgeon can ensure a safe procedure and minimal scarring, he or she will only be with the patient for a few months at most; a woman’s implants are going to be with her for the rest of her life. Therefore, women need to be educated about what types of implants are available to them before they go in for a preliminary consultation. This way, women can start deciding what is best for their needs and desires, and the plastic surgeon can help her focus her vision into the best possible implant selection.
Implants: What To Consider
When it comes to breast implants, there are three major things that every woman must consider before deciding on the final type. Yes, this seems like a daunting task, but the wide selection of implants currently available should have women rejoicing at the value that their cosmetic surgery can bring them. For the money that you are investing in this transformation, you can be sure to get the most out of your procedure. The following are the three most important things to consider when deciding which implant is right for you:
- Filling: Breast implant filling is the most heavily debated part of the breast augmentation process, mostly because it is something that has been impacted by more than just medical culture. The term “silicone” itself is heavily associated with the field of plastic surgery, but this is only one of three large categories of implant fillings available. When it comes to breast implants, there are currently three prominent forms of implant devices: saline, silicone and the form-stable silicone that has just been introduced by Sientra. Of course, each of the different implants has its own unique properties that makes it optimal for some women, so this is one thing that you’ll want to heavily consult your physician about. For instance, saline implants can generally leave the patient with less scarring whereas silicone and form-stable implants offer a more realistic feel. Safety used to be an issue with implants, with many patients being suspicious of the safety of soft silicone filling, but over the past decade silicone implants offer a completely safe solution to breast augmentation. Additionally, each implant impacts the overall cost of your procedure differently: saline is generally a less expensive solution than silicone. Affordability is something that you’ll want to discuss when you and your surgeon are considering implant fillings.
- Profile: Whereas filling has to do with the texture and feel of your breast implant, the profile will most greatly impact the size of your new breasts. Ostensibly, the profile seems like a term that just broadly describes the size of the implant, but this isn’t entirely true. Instead of just a vague measurement of how “big” the implants are, profile takes into consideration how the volume of the implant is distributed and how it will impact the overall shape of your breast. Specifically, the profile is a way to measure how far away the implant extends away from the surface of the chest. More basically, the profile is a way to address how far an implant “pops out”. While some women might want to jump straight to high profile breast implants to get the knockout bust that they’ve always wanted, the largest solution might not always be the best. The profile is heavily dependent on two things: body frame and base diameter of each breast. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate these two components and decide where your breasts need the most attention, and, with your approval, recommend the best possible profile for your breast and size. The most popular implant profile tends to be moderate since it balances the fullness of a large bust with a healthy base diameter for proportionality, but depending on the width of a woman’s chest a low- or high-profile implant might be the best option.
- Shape: While your surgeon will give you plenty of direction and advice while deciding on the fill and profile of your implants, the shape is something that women have a lot of control over. Currently, plastic surgeons offer both round and teardrop implants to each of their patients. While there are only two options, the decision is a big one, since each implant will give a woman a totally different look. As one might imagine, the “anatomical” or teardrop implants were designed to give women a natural option when undergoing breast augmentation. The teardrop replicates the contour of a naturally relaxed breast and is much more difficult to detect than a round implant, which gives the patient large, robust cleavage all around the perimeter of each breast. The decision that women need to make here is the amount of attention that you’d like to draw to your procedure. Nevertheless, when applied by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Wallace, both will look healthy and proportional.
The teardrop replicates the contour of a naturally relaxed breast and is much more difficult to detect than a round implant
Breast Implants at Charles A. Wallace, MD
The best thing that you can do in preparation for your first consultation is to really consider what your goal is for receiving breast implants. Do you want a more energetic look? A subtle look? Do you want your scar to be easily concealed? Do you want an implant that will require little maintenance? These are all questions that you should ask at your appointment and things that will be fleshed out once you begin talking to your plastic surgeon. Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D. has successfully performed countless breast augmentations in the Dallas area for over 20 years and can offer his medical expertise to help you select the best implant. Visit us today to learn more about your options when it comes to breast implants and begin your journey toward a sexier, more confident self!
How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?
The cost of breast implants varies, depending on the extent of cosmetic treatment necessary to achieve the best results. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. Financing options via Prosper® Healthcare Lending are available for this procedure.
If you live in Plano, Frisco or anywhere in Dallas, TX, and would be interested in learning more about breast implants, consider Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallace today for a complimentary consultation!