Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation currently ranks number two on the list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US. As per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) figures, over 4.5 million breast augmentation procedures were carried out between 1997 and 2012. FDA approvals for silicone and saline implants and less invasive surgical techniques have led to a wider acceptance of the procedure.
Breast augmentation is usually requested by women seeking to increase their breast size or achieve more voluptuous looking breasts. In some cases, it may be performed as a part of breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Dr. Farah Naz Khan is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing this procedure to patients in Dallas, Texas and surrounding locations.
Women with one or more of the following attributes may be suitable candidates for breast augmentation cosmetic surgery:
- The breast size is disproportionately small
- The breast size is normal but the woman wants more voluptuous looking breasts
- Breasts are asymmetrical or unevenly shaped
- Breast volume has been lost after a pregnancy or a weight loss program
- Certain birth defects exist in one or both breasts, which can be corrected with implants
- Breast needs to be restored following a mastectomy or breast injury
Meeting the Patient’s Unique Needs
Breast augmentation is a fairly customizable procedure. A skillful surgeon can tailor the procedure according to the unique breast anatomy and personal aesthetic goals of a woman. The surgeon will closely engage with the patient to make specific decisions about the type and size of implants, location of the incisions, and placement of implants in the breast tissue. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas and nearby areas.
Choice of Breast Implants
Silicone breasts are more popular than saline implants today because of their more natural look, touch and feel. Implant sizes range from 120 cc to 960 cc, and the shape options may include conical and round shaped. Choices will also have to be made about the right profile and desired texture of the implants. The choice of implants will have an impact on the final outcome of breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation surgeons typically use the blunt dissection technique to create an implant pocket underneath the breast. But Dr. Khan makes use of advanced micro needlepoint electrocautery, which enables the creation of the implant pocket without tearing tissue or rib cage bleeding.
Chest wall trauma is minimized and the implants can be placed in a less invasive manner. Pain that is normally associated with post-op recovery in breast augmentation is reduced substantially. Once the implants are placed and adjusted into the pockets, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures.
Dr. Khan’s unique breast implant surgery technique enables the patient to recover within 24 hours. The incision sites are covered with bandages after the surgery, and the patient is prescribed oral pain medications to address any discomfort. Patients are encouraged to return to their normal activities as soon as possible once they are back to their home.