About Breast Augmentation
It is not uncommon for women to be critical of their bodies. Especially in Dallas where people work so hard to look their best. One common attribute women tend to be most critical about is their breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Schwartz at Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery knows and understands the struggles many women have with the appearance of their breasts, and is committed to helping women in the Dallas, TX area achieve the most appealing breasts possible.
Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that redefines the breasts to create a fuller look. It is often considered to be one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeries, offering women who are unsatisfied with their breast size an effective option for improvement. With the help of implants or a fat transfer, this procedure improves breast shape, size, and symmetry, and creates a desirable and natural-looking outcome.
About Breast Implants
During the consultation, 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. It is important to mention that those considering saline implants must be 18 years of age, while in order to receive augmentation with silicone, patients must be at least 21. Other options include gummy bear implants and a fat transfer. Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other important factors to consider:
It’s impossible to meet the vision a patient has for their breasts by taking a “one size fits all” approach to breast augmentation. Implant size is determined based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To pick the appropriate amount, we look at how much original tissue exists and the size you desire to be. During surgery, it is common for Dr. Schwartz to temporarily place several implants to get an idea of the best 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 a round-shaped implant. It often looks more natural and adds a fullness to the upper breast that a larger percentage of patients desire.
Breast implant profile refers to the projection. Meaning, this is what one sees from the side view. The most common projections include low, intermediate, or high.
When Dr. Schwartz asks a patient what their vision is for themselves, he will be able to deliver by offering the widest range of options and styles to meet their needs. These considerations, combined with our surgeon's expertise, ensures the right outcome is attained. Turning a vision into a reality is what Dr. Schwartz specializes in.
The choice to have mammoplasty (breast aug) surgery is a personal one for our patients. If you are contemplating this treatment, it is important you do it for the right reasons. Patients should be physically healthy with breasts that are developed and of appropriate age to get implants. Women who are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts because they appear shapeless and flat may benefit from breast augmentation surgery. 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 for women who lift weights or have an overall lack of natural breast tissue.
Dr. Schwartz never rushes the process and encourages his patients to take their time, think it over, and talk it out with those close to them. Dr. Schwartz will not move forward with the procedure until he gets a complete sense you are confident with your decision. This is one of the many reasons why his patients have full trust in Dr. Schwartz and his practice.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"He is by far the best surgeon out there! My breast augmentation is amazing!"- T.F. / Facebook / May 13, 2017
"He is by far the best surgeon out there! My breast augmentation is amazing!"- A.B. / Facebook / May 13, 2017
"I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Schwartz! I had a breast augmentation done with him and truly it has been a wonderful journey! Dr. Schwartz and his staff have been friendly, welcoming and so very patient. They have walked with me on every step of this and answered any questions I have had very truthfully and with amazing kindness. All of this was so new to me and the 3 of them have made it very enjoyable instead of terrifying. Each visit I felt like I was his only patient, that he was only interested in what I was saying, not trying to just get through this appointment and on to the next. His approach and explanations of the procedure as well as options made me feel like we were a team in this. All of my options were laid out for me and I was given PLENTY of information to make a well informed decision. I have loved all of this but I think my FAVORITE part was when he still had the photos I had brought to my consultation with him as he visited me before surgery. I loved the reminder that we were both on the same page. its such a small thing and it meant SO much to me. Thank you Dr. Schwartz!"- S.H. / Yelp / Feb 11, 2014
"Best Cosmetic Surgeon in the Country! - I researched doctors for my breast augmentation surgery for over a year. Dr. schwartz seemed to come highly recommended everywhere I looked. After having had my surgery I now understand why! Even though he was out of state, I am so glad that I made the trip! My results are absolutely amazing, so it was well worth not going to someone on the east coast! He takes his time in explaing the surgery, and answered all of my questions. Implant size was discussed in detail, and he even had me bring in pictures to show what I liked. Then at my surgery, he took the time to try out different size implants to see which looked best for my body type. When researching doctors, I couldn't find any other doctors who take that extra step. If you're considering plastic surgery, then Dr. Schwartz should be your fist choice! You will not be disappointed!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 27, 2010
"Wonderful experience with Dr. Schwartz - I am thrilled with the results of my breast augmentation. Dr. Schwartz spent an hour and a half during my consultation, answering my questions, discussing the procedure, and determining what I wanted my results to be. I was able to book my surgery three days later, which fit perfectly with my schedule. I brought in several pictures of what I did and did not want, and he gave me the perfect size implant. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone looking into plastic surgery. I drove in from Austin, because I had heard very good reviews from other people. The cost of my augmentation was only $6,000, which is much less than I had thought it would be. Even if his cost were higher, I would not go anywhere else!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 28, 2010
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. Dr. Schwartz is willing to take a little longer in the operating room and use his electrocautery technique to be gentler when opening the implant pocket. The decision as to where to place the implant and the incision type is based on numerous factors, including the type and degree of implant enlargement as well as surgeon recommendation. Regarding incision location, scarring is not seen by the naked eye. Implant placement is determined based on body type, implant size, and lifestyle.
What to Expect
How do you really know you are getting the right procedure done by Dr. Schwartz, or any other doctor for that matter? The difference is in the technique and the process leading up to the actual breast augmentation. Dr. Schwartz uses clear language when talking to each of his patients, so they wholly understand the procedure. He’s also available to answer any questions the patient has about the preparation, the procedure itself, or the recovery. Being informed about each and every part of the procedure is vital for all patients to be satisfied, and Dr. Schwartz takes the time to ensure it happens.
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. Dr. Schwartz uses an electrocautery technique that is more accurate and leaves the patient with minimal bruising, bleeding, and swelling. After this process, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesives.
All patients will be taken into recovery and observed and monitored before being released. The recovery time with Dr. Schwartz's technique typically is much quicker than traditional surgery, as most women can get back to their daily activities 24 hours after the procedure and go back to work in 3 – 4 days. Patients 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 the 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.
Plan Your Procedure
Get the Look You Want
Whether you’ve already decided you want to undergo breast augmentation surgery or still need some advice or information about the process, Dr. Schwartz will ensure you are comfortable and informed every step of the way. Our Dallas, TX practice is excited to provide this proven procedure and we invite you to learn more. Contact our office to schedule your private consultation.