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Achieve A More Feminine, Curvaceous Silhouette With Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts, which may be wanted for a number of reasons:

  • To enhance the body contours of a woman who feels her breast size is too small
  • To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss
  • To balance a difference in breast sizes
  • As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery
  • To correct a congenital deformity

Dr. Parker is a highly experienced breast surgeon, having performed thousands of successful breast implant procedures for clients from Las Vegas, all over the US, and indeed all over the world. If you're looking for breast augmentation in the Las Vegas area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Parker to find out your options.

He always assures that your results are personalized, nuanced and natural, and that you receive an outstanding patient experience.

What Does a Breast Augmentation Include?

Every woman is different. To plan your breast augmentation, the first step is to evaluate the current condition of your breasts, discuss what you envision in breast size, shape, and projection, and answer any questions you have about the various breast implant options available. During surgery, Dr. Parker uses a “sizer” in order to determine the best size implant for you.

Sizers are temporary implants attached to a tube that Dr. Parker can work inside the pocket and fill up to test placement, implant size and fill levels. Once this has been tested, the sizer is removed and replaced with the permanent implant.

Breast augmentation is an outpatient surgical procedure that concludes within a few hours, and you can return home the same day. The procedure may be conducted under general or local anesthesia, so you’re either asleep through the procedure or can’t feel anything even if you’re awake. The exact steps involved in the breast augmentation differ from one patient to the next — Dr. Parker will discuss your breast implant and incision options during your consultation.

Should I Get Breast Augmentation?

If you are one of the many women who are unhappy with her breasts, you may be a candidate for breast augmentation. When you are unhappy with your breast size, the first step is to meet with us – why not live life with the body you want?

Where Will the Implants be Placed?

Breast implants can be placed beneath or above the chest muscles. The decision about placement of the implants will be based upon your aesthetic goals, and what Dr. Parker believes will produce the most beautiful result, for your body.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

  • Adds volume and curves to your silhouette
  • Adds volume to sagging breasts
  • Restores breasts after pregnancy and aging
  • Ensures breast symmetry and proportionality
  • Reconstructs breasts after a mastectomy
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence
  • Enables you to confidently wear different types of clothes

Am I a Candidate For Breast Augmentation?

You’re a suitable candidate for breast augmentation if you:

  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have sagging, deflated, elongated, or uneven breasts
  • Don’t smoke or are willing to stop before and after the procedure
  • Have realistic expectations with the procedure
  • Believe a breast augmentation will enhance your happiness, confidence, or quality of life
  • Can take time off work to recover after the procedure
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Don’t have breast cancer or other health conditions

What is the Best Type of Implant?

There is no “best” implant. There are now more options than ever before in size, shape, and projection, all developed to produce a more natural look. What is the best implant for you? Only a consultation will reveal the type that will produce the look you want.

Types of Breast Implants

  • Saline Breast Implants: These breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. If there’s a leak, the saline will simply get absorbed and discharged by your body.
  • Silicone Breast Implants: These breast implants are filled with silicone gel, a component that feels more like actual breast tissues, resulting in a natural texture. If there’s a leak, the silicone gel may escape into your body. Patients with silicone breast implants must go for regular breast examinations to make sure the implants are working correctly.
  • Gummy-Bear Breast Implants: These breast implants have a silicone shell and silicone gel. However, unlike traditional silicone breast implants, gummy bear implants maintain their shape even if the shell is broken. They’re also shaped like a teardrop, curvaceous at the bottom and tapering at the top, making them resemble actual breasts more accurately.

Breast Augmentation Incision Styles

  • Transaxillary Incision: The incision is made in the armpit.
  • Periareolar Incision: The incision is made along the line separating the darker areola from the surrounding lighter skin.
  • Inflammatory Incision: The incision is made in the crease just underneath the breast.
  • Transumbilical Incision: The incision is inserted through the navel.

Implant Placement Options

  • Subglandular Placement: The implant is placed behind the mammary gland but before the muscles.
  • Subpectoral Placement: The implant is placed between the pectoralis major and minor muscles.
  • Submuscular Placement: The implant is placed behind the muscles.

Where will the Incisions Be?

In most cases, the incision is placed in what is called the “inframammary fold,” or the crease below your breast. As the breasts will cover this fold, and the scar fades over time, these scars will be virtually invisible once you have healed.

Can I Breastfeed After Breast Implants?

Most women who have breast augmentation can still breastfeed, and there are no restrictions on becoming pregnant.

Will I Lose Nipple Sensation?

It is not uncommon for nipple sensation to be lost temporarily, often for up to a year before fully returning. If it has not restored after a year, you may have lost sensation for the long term.

Do Breast Implants Have a Warranty?

There is a lifetime warranty on silicone breast implants. If one ruptures within 10 years of surgery, the implant company will give you up to $3500 towards the surgical expense in addition to the implants. If you develop a capsular contracture Baker Grade III or IV within 10 years of augmentation, the implant company will replace both implants at no cost.

What is Capsular Contracture?

In some cases, the scar tissue around an implant contracts to a degree that the implant is altered in shape, called capsular contracture. The symptoms of this issue typically appear fairly soon after the implants are placed, most often within two years of the implant surgery.

The breast implant is then constricted. The degree of contracture is rated under what is termed the Baker Grading System, which is as follows:

  • Grade I: Breast is soft, appears natural.
  • Grade II: The breast has become slightly firm but still appears normal.
  • Grade III: The breast has become firm and has begun to appear abnormal.
  • Grade IV: The breast is hard, uncomfortable or painful, and appears abnormal.

If you have experienced capsular contracture, Dr. Parker can assist by performing breast revision surgery.

Breast Augmentation Cost in Las Vegas

A cosmetic surgery is no longer something just for the rich and the famous. These days, many women go to plastic surgeons to enhance their looks. While new-age, non-surgical treatments like Coolsculpting, Fraxel and Venus freeze are growing popular, traditional cosmetic surgeries still have a lot of takers! Plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck have had their fair share of followers for a while now. Coming to breast augmentation surgeries, a common question that is asked when someone decides to go under the knife is regarding the cost of the procedure.

Insurance and financing options

Most health insurances do not cover breast augmentation surgery as it is a cosmetic procedure. But many surgical facilities provide financing options that let you pay up the amount in installments over a period of time at a low interest rate. Some surgeons even suggest third party sources from where you can avail such financing options. Understanding the factors that affect the surgery cost and the available financing options you have can help in estimating whether the procedure works out within your budget.

Average breast augmentation cost considerations

A rough estimate of the surgical procedure can be made by being aware of the various costs aspects that affect it. Factors to take into consideration include:

  • Nature of the implants: Saline implants cost lesser when compared to silicone implants. As tempting as it might seem to choose implants that are more cost-effective, make sure you discuss with your surgeon as to which implants are ideal for your body.
  • Nature of operation: The cost of surgery varies based on the surgical technique used. A surgery that involves placing the implants in the under-chest muscle area costs more when compared to placing it above the chest muscle. While the former has its own advantages, talk it out with your plastic surgeon, regarding which surgery would suit you better.
  • Anesthesia: Sedation prior to the surgery is done by administering anesthesia. Anesthesia charges are typically fixed.
  • Surgeon’s fee: The expertise and credentials of a cosmetic surgeon greatly affect the cost of surgery. Considering how important a surgeon’s role is in an augmentation surgery, do not compromise on a good surgeon just because he/she charges a higher fee.
  • Geographical location: The geographical location greatly affects the cost of your surgery. The cost of surgery varies from place to place. While the procedure might be slightly expensive in a metropolitan area, it might work out cheaper in a suburb. Irrespective of how the location affects the cost, narrowing down on a surgeon with good credentials is important.
  • Surgical facility fee: The standard of equipments, tests and facilities provided at the surgical center reflect on your bill too. Choose a facility with good standards for a smooth surgery.

Why choose Dr. Brian Parker?

Dr. Brian Parker is one of the most reputable plastic surgeons in Las Vegas with an exceptional educational background, training, skills, and experience. Dr. Parker studied medicine at the Chicago Medical School, following which he trained at the University of California Los Angeles, and completed his training in advanced surgical techniques at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Parker has a perfect track record, having performed hundreds of breast augmentations and other plastic surgeries.

However, plastic surgery isn’t just about training and certifications; it’s also about artistry. Dr. Parker has a keen aesthetic eye, and he treats each procedure like a delicate art. He patiently discusses your cosmetic goals and expectations to curate the ideal treatment plan for your specific goals, needs, and lifestyle. He aims to produce natural-looking results that boost your confidence and quality of life without ever betraying signs of cosmetic manipulation.

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