About Breast Augmentation
Cosmetic breast surgery is a procedure that redefines the breasts to create a fuller appearance. It is often considered to be one of the most desired cosmetic surgeries, offering women who are unhappy with their breasts many options for improvement. Using implants, this procedure improves breast shape, size, and symmetry, and to create an appealing and natural-looking outcome. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden is skilled in executing this surgery and performs countless breast augmentations each year. During your consultation at his office in Southlake, TX, Dr. Kasden will listen to your concerns and desires and educate you on all of the options available while also creating a surgical plan to meet your goals.
During your consultation with Dr. Kasden, the correct implant will be recommended based on your body frame, as well as the results you wish to achieve. Implants come in different sizes and profiles, as well as shapes and textures — all of which are taken into consideration in order to attain the desired appearance. Today, the most common implants are saline or silicone, both widely chosen and safely approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is important to mention that those considering saline implants must be 18 years of age while patients must be at least 22 years old in order to receive augmentation with silicone. Aside from the type of implant, there are other important factors to consider.
Implant size is determined based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To pick the appropriate amount, Dr. Kasden will look at how much original tissue exists and the size you desire to be. During surgery, it is common for Dr. Kasden to temporarily switch out several implants to get an idea of which is a better fit.
Breast implants are made in either a round or teardrop shape. Both shapes are commonly used; however, a large majority of our patients decide on a round-shaped implant. It often looks more natural and adds a fullness to the upper breast.
Breast implant profile refers to the projection. Meaning, this is what one sees from the side view. The most common projections include low, intermediate, high, or extra high.
Making Your Choices
These options may appear overwhelming, but choosing the correct implant is easy once the goals are discussed during the consultation. These considerations, combined with the expertise of Dr. Kasden ensure the right outcome is attained.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"I met Dr. Kasden over 15 years ago when I was searching for a plastic surgeon to perform an ear lobe repair. After reading many reviews on surgeons, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Kasden. From the moment I met him, I found him to be very thorough, professional, knowledgeable, as well as, warm, engaging, and genuine. As time went on I decided to have a few other procedures that would help combat the results of aging. Again, I was very thorough in my quest to find a plastic surgeon that would meet my desired outcome. Each time I compared the results from other doctors on my desired procedures and always found Dr. Kasden to have the most knowledge and the best results. His prices were also very competitive and the time he took with me on the consultations was far more than any other surgeon gave me. No procedure was too small or too large for him to accommodate. Over these past several years I have scheduled a handful of procedures with Dr. Kasden. With each procedure he took the time to explain exactly what I should expect and was very realistic and honest in his explanations. With each procedure, I felt that I was truly watched over and cared for in a personal and professional way. The care that he and his staff gave me each time, made me feel like I was a part of their family and Dr. Kasden's bedside manner is amazing. He understands and takes time to help you through the entire process from start to finish. Recently, I had a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck with Dr. Kasden. I can only say that my results were incredible. My breast look great and the size is perfect for me. I feel like a new person and I am so confident now in my new appearance. Several of my best friends have commented how natural and beautiful my breast look now, even stating that my outcome is the best they have ever seen. I also love how my stomach looks. The sagging skin is gone and my stomach is flat again. I don't feel my age or look my age and I owe it to Dr. Kasden. He is truly amazing at what he does and I am thrilled with the results of both procedures! Dr. Kasden is a true professional and cares very much for each of his patients. The quality of his work and the quality of Dr. Kasden as a professional and a person has given me complete trust in him for any of my future medical cosmetic needs. Each procedure Dr. Kasden performed for me has gone smoothly and each outcome has exceeded my expectations. At this point I would simply not use any other surgeon. The choice is clear for me, I will always choose Dr. Scott Kasden. Extremely Happy Patient!"- T.G. / Yelp / Mar 29, 2016
"I was searching to get my replacement breast augmentation(due to age of implants-which is normal if you follow the guidelines) I went to 3 different Dr's to have a consultation since my last procedure was 15 yrs ago. 2 of the Dr's had me in/out within 10 min and did not really explain much. Dr. Kasden took time to go over the procedure, process, what to expect etc. He was very detailed and to the point. I had the procedure and was very happy with the outcome. Dr Kasden is a perfectionist and no persons body is perfect, but he did what he needed to to make my outcome look wonderful. I was also impressed with the follow up from Dr. Kasden and the women in his office. They are very attentive and helpful with any questions I had prior to and after the procedure. We own a gym and I have had many of our members compliment me and ask for Dr. Kasden's contact information. I am very pleased and would definitely trust and recommend Dr. Kasden to close friends and relatives. (all 3 Dr's quoted the same price)"- L.B. / Yelp / Nov 30, 2015
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Dr. Kasden and his staff were absolutely AMAZING! I had a breast Augmentation and I could not have had a better doctor. He listened to exactly what I wanted to have done and gave me the best results! Everyone was so helpful, if I had questions or concerns I could call and Dr. Kasden would call back personally! I would highly recommend him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 07, 2013
"Breast Augmentation - A friend referred me to Dr. Kasden after her procedure. After several consultations, I found that Dr. K was the most thorough. My initial consultation was approximately 2.5 hours, which was pretty impressive. Dr. K has a great personality, is funny, and extremely knowledgeable. Dr. K explained everything in great detail, from the procedure itself to what to expect and what not to expect, to post operative care, as well as measurements and evaluation. I finally decided to have the procedure nine months after consultation and went in for my pre-op appointment. Again, Dr. K took a good amount of time going over things again, taking pictures and measurements and answering all of my questions. The staff is super friendly and helpful as well. I made several adjustments to a couple of appointments and they had no problem accommodating me. Iâ??m almost seven weeks out from surgery and absolutely love the results so far. I would definitely recommend Dr. K to anyone considering cosmetic surgery."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 31, 2014
"50 and fabulous - I have been seeing Dr. Kasden since 2001 after having 3 botched breast augmentation from previous doctors. I swear I would never enter another plastic surgeons office again unfortunately an implant popped, and I was forced to have another breastfeeding augmentation. Needless to say I was quite apprehensive but after doing a lot of research and reading a ton of reviews I chose to go to Dr. Kasden. I can remember being so scared and nervous when I walked in n the door, but by the time I left there I was feeling so much more comfortable with the whole procedure. Well that was 15 years ago, and over the years I have continued to see him n for numerous things. Most recently I turned 50, and all you ladies nearing 50 you know what I'm talking about. I just felt like I needed a little rejuvenation! I had a breast 'pick me up' and a mini face lift, and I must say my breast look great and my face looks beautiful.... but the best thing of all is that Dr. Kasden made me quit smoking before he would do the surgeries. It's been nearly 5 weeks now and I can finally say I am a non smoker after 30 years. So I'm 50 and feeling better than ever. I owe all that to Dr. Kasden and his amazing staff. They all make you feel like you're the most important person. I would recommend him to anyone whose wanting to not only look better but feel better about themselves."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 23, 2016
Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation
The choice to have mammoplasty (breast augmentation) surgery is personal. If you are contemplating this treatment, it is important you do it for the right reasons. You should be physically healthy with breasts that are developed and be the appropriate age to get implants. If you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your breasts because they appear shapeless, you may benefit from breast augmentation. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by weight loss or pregnancy, this cosmetic treatment can bring them back to life with increased volume. It is also a welcomed solution if you lift weights or have an overall lack of natural breast tissue.
Surgical Technique for Breast Augmentation
Incision type, as well as implant placement, are discussion points that are made before surgery. During the procedure, an incision is created and then the implant will be slipped into its position. There are a couple of methods that may be used for implant placement. These include either submuscular placement (under the pectoral muscle) or submammary/subglandular placement (over the pectoral muscle). Where to place the implant is based on numerous factors including the type and degree of implant enlargement, as well as the opinion of Dr. Kasden. Regardless of the incision, scarring is generally minimal. Implant placement is determined based on your body type, implant size, and lifestyle.
What to Expect for Breast Augmentation
Breast enhancement surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery using general anesthesia. Once the incision is made, the implant chosen for enhancement will be inserted through the incision and deposited into a pocket created for it, and then fitted into its proper position. After this process, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesives. You will be taken into recovery and be monitored before being released. You will be sent home wearing a compression garment to assist with swelling. Within a few days, the swelling and bruising will start to decrease, and your breasts will begin to feel normal as they settle into their new position. A large percentage of patients can return to normal activities within the first week; however, exercise should be avoided for a minimum of 6 – 8 weeks. Cosmetic breast surgery creates beautiful outcomes that look and feel natural.
Frequently Asked Questions for Breast Augmentation
How much does breast augmentation cost?
Your total cost for breast augmentation will vary based on your implant choices and if you are having any other surgeries at the same time. Once your treatment plan is developed in your consultation, Dr. Kasden can talk to you about estimated costs and financing options. To ensure your results match your goals and last a long time, it's important to focus on quality over costs.
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your treatment plan may include breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both. A breast lift removes excess skin and improves the position of the breasts, while augmentation addresses the size and shape of the breasts. During your consultation with Dr. Kasden, he will listen to your needs and goals before explaining your best treatment options. A combination augmentation and lift are often a part of a mommy makeover to rejuvenate the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after breast augmentation, be sure to tell Dr. Kasden during your consultation. It is usually possible to breastfeed after implants with the right surgical technique and placement. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter your results, so it is best to wait until after you are done having children to have breast augmentation.
Can I have my implants removed?
You may decide at some point that you want to replace or remove your implants. If this happens, Dr. Kasden can perform breast revision surgery. During the revision surgery, your current implants can either be replaced with new implants or simply removed. If you choose to have your implants removed, you may need to have excess skin removed since larger implants can stretch your skin. If you have any questions or concerns after your breast augmentation surgery, schedule an appointment at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. to discuss your options.
Do implants cause breast cancer?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still investigating a possible link between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This is not breast cancer but a cancer of the immune cells. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast implant-related ALCL is very rare and when caught early, it is easy to treat. Dr. Kasden encourages all patients with breast implants to get regular screenings for breast cancer. You should contact the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. if you notice any concerns, such as swelling or other visible changes.
Plan Your Procedure
Get the Look You Want with Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery is popular for so many reasons. This cosmetic surgery is both safe and effective while producing amazing results. With an abundance of augmentation options, you can have the look you have always dreamed of. The plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. is excited to provide this proven procedure and we invite you to learn more. Contact our office in Southlake, TX to plan your private consultation with Dr. Scott Kasden.
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