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Breast augmentation is so popular that hundreds of thousands of women a year choose to have it done. The reason? Round, shapely, augmented breasts enhance the feminine physique and represent desirable beauty and size, and they also give women a new sense of attractiveness and confidence.

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, balance breast symmetry and create an attractive, proportionate feminine physique.

Breast volume can be lost after surgery, pregnancy, breastfeeding or significant weight loss, and breast augmentation returns the full, attractive look of the breasts again. For women who have always been small chested and wanted to have larger, rounder breasts, or who have struggled with asymmetrical breasts, this surgery fulfills what is often a long-wished for goal.

At LV Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of implant options, consistencies and sizes to help you realize your aesthetic goals for your breasts.

Breast augmentation benefits

  • Restores deflated breasts after pregnancy and aging
  • Creates breast symmetry and feminine, curving proportions
  • Restores the breasts after a mastectomy
  • Provides a curving, feminine silhouette
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence

Breast augmentation cost

Some women put off breast augmentation because they are worried about the cost. However, when you think of the amount most women spend in the long term on expensive bras or clothes to give the appearance of fuller breasts, not to mention the worry and lack of confidence that they live with when they aren’t satisfied with their breasts, the cost of breast augmentation is well worth it.

Breast augmentation expenses depend on a number of factors, such as the price of an excellent anesthesiologist. One of the main factors that can influence the cost of breast augmentation is which breast implants you decide on. Silicone or gummy bear implants are more expensive than saline implants, but each type of implant has its own benefits.

The procedure complexity itself may also be a factor in the price of a breast augmentation in Las Vegas. If you are having revision breast augmentation surgery or breast reconstruction, the cost may be more because the procedure is more complex.

Ultimately, the cost of your breast augmentation varies based on your individual needs, concerns and goals for your breasts. In general, patients can expect to pay about $8,000 to $14,000 for breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Parker.

Who is a candidate for breast augmentation?

Candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking to restore or enhance their breasts to achieve a fuller and more shapely appearance. Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have sagging, deflated, elongated, uneven breasts, or breasts they feel are too small
  • Are a nonsmoker
  • Have realistic expectations for what this procedure can do for them
  • Feel a breast augmentation will enhance confidence or quality of life
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding

What happens during a breast augmentation procedure?

Your breast augmentation will be in Dr. Parker’s expert hands from start to finish. From the detailed consultation to the exact, meticulous procedure to the recovery, he will ensure you receive the outstanding results and care you came to LV Plastic Surgery for.

Choosing a size

Dr. Parker will go over the different sizes of implants so that you can find the one most desirable for you, while also advising on which implant size would best suit your current proportions. Your body type, the width of your natural breasts and the size of your chest wall are all important factors to consider. Clothing and lifestyle preferences are also factors to think with as you make this important decision. With Dr. Parker, you will also be able to test different-sized implants to see how they look and feel on your body.

Saline vs silicone implants

One of the most important decisions you will make with Dr. Parker is which type of implant you want: saline or silicone.

Saline implant benefits

Saline implants are a silicone shell that is inserted into a small incision (usually in the armpit), filled with sterile saltwater after placement and precisely adjusted to create symmetrical, round breasts.

  • Can be inserted via an armpit incision, eliminating breast scarring.
  • If an implant ruptures (a rare occasion), the saline is harmless.
  • Deflation is immediately noticeable and can be addressed right away.
  • The only implants FDA-approved for patients 18 to 21.

Silicone implant benefits

Silicone implants are a silicone shell containing a viscous silicone gel that are inserted into an incision around the areola or in the crease under the breast.

  • Look and feel very natural to the touch.
  • Retain a very natural shape and bounce.
  • A wide selection is available of silicone gel viscosity and shape.
  • “Gummy bear” implants are an option, one of the most popular types of silicone implants.

What can I expect during recovery?

There is no limit on the post-operative care we provide, and you will always be served by Dr. Parker. We are available 24/7 for calls if you have any concerns.

During your first few days after breast augmentation recovery, it is best to have someone stay with you and assist you. You will experience swelling, and after surgery you will have a compression bandage around your chest to support and protect your breasts. This bandage limits the post-surgical swelling.

Within a week or two, most women return to their normal daily activities, but be sure not to lift anything over five pounds and avoid lifting your arms above your shoulders. Avoid all vigorous exercise or physical activities until Dr. Parker clears you for this. You should be fully healed in 4-6 weeks.

While you will see immediate results with your new breasts in place, your body will continue to heal over the coming weeks to months. Once the swelling subsides, the implants will settle into their final position, and you can enjoy your new, full and beautiful breasts.

Why choose Dr. Parker?

Dr. Brian J. Parker is an acclaimed plastic surgeon in Las Vegas known for his high-level surgical skills in breast augmentation. His expertise and authority in the plastic surgery field is widely recognized because patients trust their important procedures in his skillful hands. Dr. Parker treats each person as a unique individual and evaluates their individual goals and specific body type. The beautiful breasts you want can be achieved with Dr. Parker’s expert touch, born of long experience and dedication to giving every patient the results they desire.

FAQs

What type of anesthesia will be provided?

LV Plastic Surgery provides general anesthesia for your breast augmentation procedure, ensuring you are completely asleep during the surgery.

Will my nipple sensation change?

Most women will have loss of some feeling or sensation which usually lasts 6-12 months. 15% of women will experience permanent alterations in nipple sensation.

Can I pick up my kids after breast augmentation surgery?

Do not pick up anything that weighs over five pounds. The weight of anything heavier may have a negative impact on the implants and healing incisions. Wait for at least six weeks.

Will breast augmentation affect my ability to breastfeed?

You should be able to breastfeed after a typical augmentation, but be sure to discuss this requirement with Dr. Parker during your consultation, as some methods of implant placement may affect breastfeeding.

How long should I wait to exercise after the surgery?

Wait until six weeks have passed to do any rigorous exercise.

What complementary procedures should I consider with my breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is often best paired with a breast lift to raise the breasts. This provides a youthful, attractive upward tilt of the breasts and nipples. Breast augmentation can also be done as a part of a mommy makeover, which may include a tummy tuck, liposuction or labiaplasty.

How long will it take for my implants to settle?

After the initial healing period, it will take between six weeks and three months for your implants to fully settle.

When can I return to work?

If you have a sedentary job that doesn’t require exertion, you may return to work after 1-2 weeks, depending on your comfort level. Any lifting (above five pounds) or exertion should be avoided for at least six weeks.

Is the recovery painful?

During the first two weeks, the pain is moderate, but should not be severe, and can be controlled with medication.

Which is better, silicone or saline implants?

There is no right answer for this, as each patient’s needs are unique.

Saline implants are less expensive and pose no risk in the event of rupture. They can be easily inserted through an armpit incision, meaning the breasts will not be scarred. They provide a very round look.

Silicone implants are softer, more natural-looking and feel more like natural breasts. They have a variety of options when it comes to texture and firmness.

Will breast augmentation also provide a breast lift?

Breast augmentation will round out deflated breasts, but if your breasts are sagging and you would like them lifted, this can be done in conjunction with the augmentation, providing you with perky, lifted breasts.

What are “gummy bear” implants?

“Gummy bear” is the nickname for teardrop-shaped, silicone implants that retain their shape better than other types of breast implants. These silicone implants are made from a highly cohesive gel and are a popular choice for implants at LV Plastic Surgery.

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