Breasts are an important part of femininity, but over time physical changes to your body can alter their appearance. Natural aging, weight loss and pregnancy can all affect the size, shape, quality of tissue and volume of the breasts, which may cause you to feel frustrated or lose confidence in your appearance. If your clothing does not flatter your figure the way you want, if you struggle to find undergarments that fit properly or if you feel self-conscious in bathing suits or other revealing outfits, you have likely considered a breast augmentation as an option.
You are not alone in hoping for more sculpted curves. Having full, shapely, youthful-looking breasts can be crucial when trying to achieve your ideal aesthetic, which is why many women seek out breast enhancement procedures. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ranked breast augmentations as the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States in 2017. At Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, Drs. Loren and Mark Clayman perform breast augmentation surgery to help uplift your self-image and perfectly complement your body contour.
Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?
Breast augmentation uses implants to increase the fullness of the breasts. If you feel as though your breasts are too small, or are disproportionate to the rest of your body, then a breast augmentation may be right for you. Breast augmentations can also help improve breast shape and symmetry if your breasts are not as rounded or even as you would like.
If your breasts are drooping or sagging, you may also wish to improve the positioning of your breasts on the chest wall along with making enhancements to their shape and size. In this case, a breast lift is often advised as it places the breasts in a more attractive position. A combined breast lift and augmentation can be performed to give you perkier, fuller and shapelier breasts, creating your best aesthetic efficiently with a single surgery.
Your Options with Breast Augmentation in Jacksonville
Breast surgery has seen several innovations that have made certain procedures more patient-specific. The type of implant you choose, your implants’ shape and size and your surgeon’s recommended technique are all considerations that need to be made before undergoing surgery. You will also need to consider the placement of your implants to ensure you are completely satisfied with your results.
With the amount of options you have to choose from, it can be difficult to know which choices will give you the kinds of results you want. Achieving your best results from a breast augmentation requires the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Through a personal consultation with an experienced provider of breast augmentations, you can discuss your expectations and choose the technique that suits you best.
Comprehensive Treatment Planning through Individualized Consultations
In order to design the most comprehensive treatment plan for you, we will schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Clayman at our state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Together, you can discuss your aesthetic goals, review your options and expectations and determine whether you are healthy enough to receive surgery and a good candidate for a breast augmentation in particular.
Once you and Dr. Clayman are confident that a breast augmentation will be the right procedure for you, you can begin to make decisions about your particular surgery and outcomes. Your consultation will allow you to choose the implants you desire as well as determine the shape you would like. Saline and silicone gel implants are both effective when used to increase fullness to the breasts; however, the implant you choose depends on your budgetary constraints, the consistency that you desire and your understanding of the risks and benefits of each implant material. Round and contoured implants are available, in saline and silicone versions, that can influence the profile of your new breasts, and depending on your anatomy and desired outcome, Dr. Clayman will discuss the variety of options available to you.
Next, you and Dr. Clayman can decide which method of implant placement will work best. Implants can be inserted behind the glandular tissue and in front of the breast muscle, known as a subglandular placement, or they can be partially or completely behind the muscle in a submuscular placement. There are pros and cons for each type of placement — for example, a subglandular approach often lessens your recovery time, but a submuscular approach can lend a more natural look to your results. Implant placement relies heavily on the amount of volume loss you have experienced in your breasts as well as achieving your desired aesthetic. With a physical examination, Dr. Clayman will be able to suggest the healthiest technique for your breast augmentation based on your desires.
You will also discuss the type of incision that will need to be made to the breast. Several different kinds of incisions are used during breast augmentation, depending on the type and size of the implant you and Dr. Clayman choose as well as your body contour. Incisions are made as inconspicuously as possible to minimize and hide any scarring. We also help you keep visible scarring to a minimum with our recommended aftercare instructions.
During your consultation, we will show you before and after images of previous procedures so that you can see Dr. Clayman’s results from procedures similar to yours. We will also go over post-operative care instructions with you thoroughly so that you can prepare yourself and your home to make your recovery easy and comfortable. It is also beneficial to ask any questions you may have that will help you better understand your particular breast augmentation procedure and recover. Take as much time as you need to weigh your options, and once you are ready, you can schedule your surgery with us.
The methods used to complete your breast augmentation are entirely specific to you and chosen based on the unique characteristics you present. We will work hard to make sure that any risks are minimized or eliminated and that your results give you the precise look and feel that you are hoping to achieve while working with your natural body type and contours. Your surgery will take place in a private surgical facility as an outpatient procedure — you will be able to return home the same day as your surgery after a short stay in our recovery room. You can rest assured knowing that you are in good hands with Drs. Loren and Mark Clayman.
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At Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, we believe that everyone deserves to love their body and to feel confident in their everyday life. We use our years of specialty training and craftsmanship to create results that look completely natural and emphasize the best qualities of your body. With the beautiful results that you receive, you can go on to lead a happier, more confident lifestyle.
Want to Learn How Breast Augmentation Can Benefit You?
Contact Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa at 904-388-6110 to schedule a complimentary consultation in Jacksonville and find out whether breast augmentation can improve your confidence, happiness and quality of life. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about attaining your cosmetic goals and we are committed to working with you to find a solution to your aesthetic concerns.