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 Argyle, 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
"Getting a breast augmentation was something I’ve wanted to do since I was 18 years old. Now that I’ve had my daughter, and finished breastfeeding things got worse in regard to my breasts. I met with 3 different plastic surgeons. 1 of them wanted to use an implant that’s new to the market, without any knowledge or research of how they would last, etc...that was an immediate no. Then, I had a consultation that was 30 minutes, and I left with 5,000 questions and no confidence. Dr. Kasden was my last consultation. He spent 3 hours with me, he outlined EVERYTHING. The good things, the possible side effects and the “what if’s”. His energy was amazing, and I knew that he genuinely cares for his patients well being, and satisfaction. He held my hand as I was going under for my anesthesia, and was available 24/7 to answer questions post op. He took the time to get to know my daughter during my appts, and was a warm, loving person. I now have the body I’ve always dreamed of because he made SURE everything was as perfect as it could be! Hands down, best experience of my life."- E.I. / Google / May 08, 2019
"I am fortunate to be one of Dr. Kasden's patients. He expresses genuine kindness, trustworthiness and passion. His attention and dedication was the at same high level during my first consultation, as it was during my last appointment. His expertise made me feel reassured, confident and taken care of. Medical institutions aren't always so in tune with individual needs as patients are usually one of many and are treated as such. Dr. Kasden treats each patient as if they are the only one, and it is remarkable that he makes what could potentially be an impersonal institutional context more personal and thoughtful. I express my deepest, heartfelt gratitude to him for the detail-oriented and perfect job he did on my breast augmentation. They are so lovely already and this is just the beginning. Dr. Kasden, It’s wonderful to know that you truly care about your patients. Keep up the wonderful work you do. Not only are you a gifted surgeon, but you're such a meticulous and kind man. I choose you not only because of your reputation but also because of your bedside manners. My care has been nothing short of First Class. You gave me realistic expectations for my surgical outcome and are very skilled and kept up to date with new surgical techniques. I would highly recommend you to anyone I come across in my same situation. My breast augmentation had very minimal pain and down time. My results were absolutely amazing. I had no doubt that Dr. Kasden would make my breast proportionate with my body. His expertise in knowing what size to make me was very comforting. Dr. Kasden never encouraged me to go bigger, but was more concerned with having them look natural. I had a great experience with the surgery and had minimal pain and virtually no scaring. My breasts are beautiful and my confidence with myself has been restored. Because of his advice, professionalism and pure talent, my 40’s looks like a very fun place to be. He has a wonderful talent. I’m glad I placed my confidence in him; it’s been a positive experience."- Y.R. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
"Professional and Compassionate - Dr. Scott Kasden, is not only good at what he does, but he is professional, patient and very caring. When I got my breast implants 11 years ago, I had a terrible experience, I woke up during the process. I can still remember the immense pain I felt. To make the matter worse, I wasn’t happy with the results. Due to this terrible experience, I waited 11 years to have my implants removed. I lived with the discomfort and pain of having breast. I visited 3 other Surgeons before I found Dr. Kasden. He made me feel at ease, he explained the process, step by step. Dr. Kasden, answered all of my questions and my husband’s. He was sensitive and honest. I had my surgery two weeks ago, I am still recovering and thankfully, very happy with the results so far. Dr. Kasden continues to monitor my progress. I’m looking forward to the final results!"- I. / RealSelf / Dec 17, 2020
"Fantastic, Caring Surgeon - Breast Augmentation was a gift I gave my daughter after she recovered from a near fatal boating accident. Full transparency: I am an older RN and put every provider through their paces (I torture them!) that takes care of me or my family.Dr. Kasden has continued to impress me so- he has consistently exceeded all my expectations. From the consultation through surgery and follow up- this Surgeon delivered clinically, artistically, professionally and compassionately. My daughter received the best, most personalized care Imaginable. She was so pleased with her breast augmentation end result, along with the entire surgical process.I, as a parent and RN was overwhelmed by Dr. Kasden’s surgical and clinical expertise as well as his compassion. Very quickly after meeting him I was able to just be a mom and not worry about anything! My daughter was in the best of hands.Fast forward to today- my daughter just had a baby. This may not seem relevant, but it is. Dr. Kasden did such an expert augmentation that she is able to breast feed her new baby as before receiving implants. So much so that the Lactation Nurse was deeply impressed when my daughter shared about the presence of her implants. She confided in my daughter that she had no idea, and that it was the best result she had ever seen. My daughter went into this pregnancy with no expectations regarding successful lactation- after all surgery can alter function.With breast augmentation the obvious goal is esthetics, but health and function should be ranked alongside that. Choosing Dr. Kasden was an easy decision once we met him. Being able to share how beautifully enduring his results are sone two years later is a blessing and a direct result of his surgical expertise. I am writing this late review because I noticed most written reviews are written recent to the surgery which is helpful, but long term success is what matters most.Dr Kasden is a truly gifted surgeon and clinician. Anyone he cares for will have the best care by a devoted professional. It would be remiss to not send Kudos to his wonderful and attentive office staff as well.As a mother, it gratifies my heart to see my daughter’s wonderful feelings about the beauty of her breast augmentation as strong today as they were two years ago.Ever grateful,Suzanne"- T. / RealSelf / Feb 23, 2021
"I’m glad I placed my confidence in Dr. Kasden - I am fortunate to be one of Dr. Kasden's patients. He expresses genuine kindness, trustworthiness and passion. His attention and dedication was the at same high level during my first consultation, as it was during my last appointment. His expertise made me feel reassured, confident and taken care of. Medical institutions aren't always so in tune with individual needs as patients are usually one of many and are treated as such. Dr. Kasden treats each patient as if they are the only one, and it is remarkable that he makes what could potentially be an impersonal institutional context more personal and thoughtful. I express my deepest, heartfelt gratitude to him for the detail-oriented and perfect job he did on my breast augmentation. They are so lovely already and this is just the beginning.Dr. Kasden, It’s wonderful to know that you truly care about your patients. Keep up the wonderful work you do. Not only are you a gifted surgeon, but you're such a meticulous and kind man. I choose you not only because of your reputation but also because of your bedside manners. My care has been nothing short of First Class. You gave me realistic expectations for my surgical outcome and are very skilled and kept up to date with new surgical techniques. I would highly recommend you to anyone I come across in my same situation. My breast augmentation had very minimal pain and down time. My results were absolutely amazing. I had no doubt that Dr. Kasden would make my breast proportionate with my body. His expertise in knowing what size to make me was very comforting. Dr. Kasden never encouraged me to go bigger, but was more concerned with having them look natural. I had a great experience with the surgery and had minimal pain and virtually no scaring. My breasts are beautiful and my confidence with myself has been restored.Because of his advice, professionalism and pure talent, my 40’s looks like a very fun place to be.He has a wonderful talent. I’m glad I placed my confidence in him; it’s been a positive experience.Updated on 18 Nov 2018:I forgot to mention in my previous review that Dr. Kasden also did a Tummy Tuck on me. Im still recovering, but the results are finally showing and of course I am very pleased. The scar is perfect, it’s basically a straight line and is healing wonderfully. Dr. Kasden did a great job.!!!"- Y. / RealSelf / Sep 25, 2019
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 Argyle, TX to plan your private consultation with Dr. Scott Kasden.
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