Breast Augmentation (Breast enlargement)

Breast Augmentation (Breast enlargement)

Breast Augmentation, also called Augmentation Mammaplasty, or Breast Implant Surgery if using an implantation device. Which is the surgical procedure to enlarge a woman’s breast using breast implants. In Las Vegas, breast implants are the most common plastic surgery procedure, which is performed by Dr. Lane Smith. Breast Implants are also generally associated as a one of highest satisfaction rates of all cosmetic surgery procedures.

By far the most common way is to place silicone or saline breast implants. However, fat can be transferred from other areas, such as the waist or abdomen, to the breasts for breast enlargement or breast augmentation. Since fat is the patient’s own “natural” tissue, fat transfer to the breast has been termed “Natural Breast Augmentation” or “Natural Breast Implantation”.

Breast Implant Medical Device

Breast Implant Medical Device

Many women in Las Vegas forgo breast augmentation surgery, choosing the breast implant method. At Smith Plastic Surgery, we offer a few options, including breast implants and fat transfer. Though wikipedia whimsically notes “boob jobs”, as a breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size, shape, and contour of a woman’s breast. These Medical devices are implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase breast size (augmentation) or to rebuild breast tissue after mastectomy or other damage to the breast (reconstruction). Dr. Lane Smith did a fellowship at the world-famous Mayo Clinic, doing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. There he was fortunate to work with some of the great pioneers of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including some of the pioneers in reconstructive breast surgery.

At Smith Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lane Smith meets with you, personally, to explain further. During your consultation, he’ll also discuss options available to you, helping you decide what works best for you and your lifestyle. If you wish to learn more about the breast implant medical device. before your visit, please visit the FDA website.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

A woman’s breasts has become an important symbol of femininity and beauty in Las Vegas. It is one of the key features that distinguishes male from female, and as such it is given significant importance. Because of the importance placed on breasts, a woman who does not develop breasts or who develops very small breasts often feels inferior or disadvantaged. She may have difficulty finding clothes that fit or feel embarrassed to wear a swimsuit. Often self-esteem suffers. Sometimes a woman develops one large breast and another small one. This can be a great source of psychological trauma to the woman and a woman may even feel “deformed” or “abnormal.” It is nice to know that for those who desire to have larger or more symmetrical breasts there is a way to accomplish this. After surgery patients typically feel more feminine and more attractive. Clothes fit better and frequently self-esteem increases. Often patients feel it is the very best investment they ever made.

What Breast Implants Can and Can’t Accomplish

Breast implants are used to increase breast size. Sometimes by placing a larger implant on one side, we can help even out breast size and volume. This will help correct asymmetries in terms of size. However, implants will not correct other asymmetries other then breast volume. They will not correct an inverted nipple, a large areola, or drooping breasts. . If the nipple position is different between the two breasts they will not correct this problem. There are techniques to correct this, but not by using breast implants alone. In short breast implants are used to increase volume and that is their main purpose.

Breast Implants Do Not Lift the Breasts

Breast implants do not lift the breasts more than ¾ of an inch. This means breast implants will not lift drooping breasts. If the breasts are drooping they will need some type of a breast lift. Breast implants can fill a deflated breast after pregnancy, but they will not lift the breasts if they are drooping more than an inch.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline Breast Implants

Why choose Saline Breast Implants?

You may be one of few patients in Las Vegas looking for a plastic surgeon that works with saline breast implants. Dr. Lane Smith performs thousands of breast augmentations and has expert experience with this implant type. Dr. Smith believes in giving you as many choices as possible. Saline is the same fluid that goes into an IV, mainly water with a little bit of salt similar to saline eye drops. Once the saline breast implant is in the appropriate space under your breast, or pectoralis muscle, Dr. Smith inflates your implant with sterile saline or salt water. If they rupture, you will typically know immediately. Your body harmlessly absorbs all of the saline solution that leaks into your body.

Saline breast implants tend to be more firm and have a higher incidence of rippling. An advantage of saline implants is that they are more cost effective. A disadvantage of Saline implants is that saline breast implants tends to look a little more “fake”, and have a higher chance of rippling and waviness. Most of the patients choose the more natural feeling and looking silicone implants. Because of its shape and the consistency, saline breast implants feel can feel like water balloons, and do not have the ‘gummy” or fatty feeling of real breasts.

If you have any more questions about saline breast implants, please call 702.838.3755 so we can answer your questions, or schedule your consultation. You can also fill out the form to the right and one of our Patient Coordinators will call you as soon as possible.

Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Why use Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

The popularly named gummy bear breast implants are cohesive gel, and they’re form-stable. If you push hard enough on the breast implant, you can alter the shape slightly, however it doesn’t really leak. Not to mention difficult for them to change shape. For this reason the new silicone implants are often called gummy bear implants. The old silicone implants from the 1980’s were less viscous and could actually leak. Dr. Smith does not use these implants at all. The new silicone implants are FDA approved and are considered to be as safe as saline implants.

Because of their material, form-stable breast implants can be shaped; of which being teardrop and round shaped. Teardrop shaped implants mimic the natural shape of the breast, with a finished result that is less full but more natural. The shape of teardrop implants can also cause issues if the implant rotates, whereas there is little noticeable difference if a round implant rotates.

If you have any more questions about gummy bear breast implants, please call 702.838.3755 so we can answer your questions, or schedule your consultation. You can also fill out the form to the right and one of our Patient Coordinators will call you as soon as possible.

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