Breast Augmentation in Boca Raton, FL
Enhancing the appearance of your breasts can be achieved through a variety of surgical methods. If you are experiencing a lack of fullness, asymmetry, or changes in shape due to pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation may be the best solution.
Dr. Albert Dabbah, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Boca Raton, FL, boasts an extensive and accomplished career in the field of plastic surgery spanning nearly 30 years. His technical proficiency and expertise in breast augmentation, coupled with his keen aesthetic sense, allow him to assist patients in attaining youthful, full breasts and an elevated sense of self-assurance. Dr. Dabbah is highly respected for his ability to produce results that look natural and proportionate to the patient’s body type.
During the initial consultation, he will provide a thorough overview of the various implant options, such as silicone and saline, as well as different incision options like periareolar, inframammary, and transaxillary, and guide you towards the best choice for you and your unique goals.
Read on or schedule a consultation to learn more about breast augmentation surgery in Boca Raton, Florida, with Dr. Albert Dabbah. Our practice is located in Boca Raton and proudly serves patients visiting from all throughout South Florida, including the areas of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Highland Beach, and Parkland.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which breast implants are used to enhance the size, shape, and contour of the breasts. The procedure involves the insertion of silicone or saline implants into the breast tissue, either under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle, through incisions made in inconspicuous areas such as the armpit or the breast crease.
The goal of breast augmentation is to improve the appearance of the breasts and to create a more balanced and proportionate figure. The procedure can also be used to restore breast volume that may have been lost due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging. It is important to note that breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure. The best results are achieved when the patient and surgeon work together to create a treatment plan that addresses the patient’s specific goals and concerns.
Who are the Ideal Candidates for Boca Raton Breast Augmentation?
- Is in good physical and emotional health
- Should be at a weight that is stable, as weight gain or loss will affect the outcome
- Must be a non-smoker, non-vaper, or be willing to quit all nicotine products for at least three months
- Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
- Understand the surgical risks
What Happens During the Breast Augmentation Recovery Process?
Dr. Albert Dabbah performs his breast augmentation surgery in the hospital with a brief recovery period. He ensures that the patients are monitored for any post-operative complications and are comfortable during the recovery process. Breast augmentation surgery involves the use of anesthesia, and the patient wakes up in the recovery room with bandages around the breast area.
Dr. Dabbah uses minimal incisions and, as such, drainage is not required post-surgery. The patient may experience discomfort and pain, which can be managed with medication prescribed by Dr. Dabbah. Bruising and swelling are minimal and typically subside within a few days post-surgery.
Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a few weeks to allow the breasts to heal properly. It is also important to follow all post-operative instructions given by Dr. Dabbah to ensure a successful recovery.
Driving can be resumed within a week, and full exercise and an active lifestyle can be resumed within six weeks post-surgery. The patient will notice a difference in the shape and size of their breasts almost immediately, but it takes time for the breasts to settle into their final shape. Dr. Dabbah and his team will provide detailed instructions on post-operative care and are always available for any questions or concerns during the recovery process.
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Contact us online to schedule your breast augmentation consultation today! Our practice is located in Boca Raton and proudly serves patients visiting from all throughout South Florida, including the areas of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Highland Beach, and Parkland.
Breast Augmentation FAQs in Boca Raton with Dr. Dabbah
- How do you choose the best profile, style, and implant size for me? Breast implants come in a variety of shapes, numerous sizes, and various profiles, depending on the company. A detailed examination and consultation help determine the appropriate implant for the patient. Each patient comes in with her own reasons for breast augmentation, and it is up to the plastic surgeon to determine what that is. I look at the patient’s history with implants, age, and health history. I ask what she wants and what lifestyle they live. This information, along with the measurements taken, help determine the appropriate implants.
- How do I make sure that I get the size I want? There must be a thorough and honest discussion with the plastic surgeon. As there is no standard to cup size, this discussion, along with the patient’s height, body shape, measurements, and verbal communication as to what she wants, will help achieve her goal.
- What type of breast implant looks and feels the most natural? The answer depends on the patient. Silicone, by nature, is the most natural feeling and, more often than not, looks the most natural. But a patient with sufficient breast tissue may get away with a very natural look using saline. During the consultation, each option will be discussed as it pertains to the patient.
- Will I have cleavage? Can my breast be placed higher on the chest? The answer is based on the individual and her particular anatomy.
- What is the benefit of using the Keller Funnel in the breast augmentation procedure? The Keller Funnel allows the surgeon to place the silicone implant through a smaller surgical incision with less trauma. It is essential that the surgeon uses the “no touch” technique, and the Keller funnel allows for that. Using a Keller funnel is associated with less risk of infection.
- What is the “no touch” technique? The “no touch” technique describes the placement of a breast implant by touching it. It goes straight from its sterile package into the Kennel Funnel and into the breast pocket. It is mostly used to place silicone implants during breast surgery.
- When do I need an internal bra or GalaFlex for breast augmentation? Some patients may require extra support if their tissues are weak and if there is a concern about maintaining the position of the implant.
- How do I know if I must combine a breast lift with implants? If your breasts droop, you may need a lift with breast augmentation. Measurements taken during your consultation will help make that determination.
- Is this operation performed under sedation or general anesthesia? I perform breast augmentation under general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center.
- Does someone have to stay with me after surgery? Having someone stay with you or be available for you during the first few days of surgery is always helpful.
- Do I need to wear a bra after breast augmentation? Most patients wear a post-surgical bra. The kind is determined by the exact procedure performed.
- What is the recovery like after breast augmentation? When can I start exercising? Recovery varies based on numerous factors. For example: Is this the first augmentation or a replacement augmentation? The age of the patient and pain tolerance also play a factor. We ask that the patient keep her arms below her shoulders for at least two weeks. Exercising and sports may resume in approximately six weeks.
- How long will I be out of work? Most patients can go to work approximately two weeks following surgery.
- Can I still get mammograms after breast implants are placed? You can and should continue with mammograms.
- Will I have drains after breast augmentation? Most breast augmentation surgeries do not require drains.
- Will sutures need to be removed after breast augmentation? Most breast augmentation surgery is done with internal absorbable sutures.
- Will I lose nipple sensation? Every effort is made to preserve nipple sensation. It is an uncommon risk but can occur with large breast augmentations.
- Will I need my breast implants replaced in the future? Breast implants are not designed to last forever. A patient should go into this surgery knowing that there could be additional surgeries. It could be because of a deflation of the implant or because of capsular contracture. It could be because the patient wants to go bigger or smaller or simply wants the implants removed.
- What are the most common complications of breast augmentation? Capsular contracture is a known complication in breast implant surgery. Scar tissue is expected and will form around your breast implant. If the scar tissue remains soft, you will not develop capsular contracture. If the scar tissue hardens, it may make your breasts feel firmer and possibly distort their appearance.
- Will there be a scar after breast augmentation? Incisions are carefully placed and sutured to minimize scarring. There will be scars, but they will fade with time.
- Can an implant break? How would I know if it did? Breast implants can rupture. If a saline implant ruptures, your breast will become noticeably smaller, and you will be aware of it. Silicone implants can rupture without you detecting that it has occurred. Sometimes mammograms will detect ruptures, but additional testing such as MRIs and ultrasound will help. There are specific recommendations regarding monitoring implants for rupture that your plastic surgeon will discuss with you.
- My breasts feel tight after surgery. Will I hurt something if I move? Tightness after surgery is common and, in primary augmentations, expected. There are movements we advise against for at least two weeks, such as raising your arms above your shoulders. We will review the restrictions during your preop consultation and postop visit.