Breast Augmentation in Southlake / Grapevine - Dr. Robert Bledsoe
The renowned Grapevine / Southlake plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Bledsoe provides breast augmentation surgery for women who wish to enhance the size, shape and profile of their bustline. Many women are dissatisfied with their breasts due to small size, asymmetry or a loss of volume. With the careful placement of silicone or saline breast implants, Dr. Bledsoe can help these women achieve more curvaceous, feminine figures that will fill out their bikinis and dresses, give them more confidence in social situations and improve their overall quality of life.
The Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation in Grapevine / Southlake
A Grapevine / Southlake breast augmentation candidate can be virtually any woman who is dissatisfied with the size and shape of her breasts, is in good health and has realistic expectations about what surgery can accomplish. While breast augmentation can enhance a woman's natural breasts, it cannot provide her with a new body or change who she is.
Breast augmentation is most frequently sought by women who have naturally small breasts, breasts that differ in size or shape, or breasts that have lost volume due to massive weight loss, age or the effects of pregnancy and childbearing. Women whose breasts have grown saggy and deflated often opt for breast lift in addition to breast augmentation in order to regain youthful perkiness along with volume. This combination is often performed as part of a mommy makeover procedure, which can also include tummy tuck, liposuction and other procedures aimed at restoring a woman's youthful, pre-pregnancy shape.
Breast Augmentation with Dr. Bledsoe: Choices
- Silicone breast implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a silicone-gel substance. They look and feel more natural than saline implants but are slightly more expensive. In addition, with silicone implants there is a risk that if the implant ruptures, silicone gel may cause localized pain and inflammation. Because such ruptures cannot be detected by the patient or doctor, it is recommended that women who choose silicone implants receive MRIs at regular intervals.
- Saline breast implants are composed of a silicone shell filled with a saline (saltwater) solution. They are less natural-looking and -feeling than silicone implants but are less expensive. In addition, there is no risk associated with rupture of saline implants. If saline implants rupture, the saline solution is absorbed harmlessly into the body. Moreover, unlike silicone implants, saline implants can be inflated after they are placed under the skin; therefore, they require smaller incisions.
The choice between silicone or saline implants is just one issue that should be discussed with Dr. Bledsoe prior to surgery. Other decisions include the size and shape of the implants, the location of the incision and the placement of the implants (in front of or behind the chest muscles).
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Dr. Bledsoe provides breast augmentation as an outpatient procedure at his Grapevine surgery center, one of several other local outpatient surgery centers, or an area hospital. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. Breast augmentation surgery takes approximately one hour to complete.
Breast augmentation incisions can be made in a variety of locations, including the underarms, in the fold under the breasts, around the areolas or even in the navel. The implants can be placed behind the breast tissue but in front of the muscle, partially behind the muscle or completely behind the muscle. Dr. Bledsoe will recommend the best incision and placement based on his assessment of each Southlake breast augmentation patient's unique anatomy and aesthetic goals.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation with Dr. Bledsoe
Following surgery, you will experience some swelling, pain and soreness in the breasts, which can be controlled with medication. Patients are asked to wear a surgical bra for several days to help reduce swelling. Most of our breast implants Southlake / Grapevine patients are able to return to work within several days and to resume most other activities within two to four weeks. Although breast augmentation scars might be visible, Dr. Bledsoe is careful to place the incisions as inconspicuously as possible and will provide you with detailed instructions on how to best care for scars in order to minimize their appearance.
Dr. Bledsoe is a highly talented plastic surgeon who is pleased to help women from Grapevine and Southlake, Texas, obtain the curvaceous yet natural-looking figures they desire. In addition to breast augmentation, he offers breast lift and breast reduction procedures and is proud to help male breast reduction Grapevine patients suffering from gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) achieve flatter, more masculine chests.