Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in North Dallas by Dr. Bryan Armijo

Feeling at home in your own body is integral to personal happiness and fulfillment. Whether you’ve always wanted an hourglass figure, or your breasts have changed over time, breast augmentation can help you achieve your preferred shape. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Armijo, a member of the prestigious Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, provides many options to achieve each individual patient’s desired breast enhancement. Whether you’re seeking a subtle change or a total transformation, Dr. Armijo listens to your goals and guides you throughout the treatment process.

About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation improves the appearance of the breasts by adding volume and projection. An expertly performed breast augmentation creates harmony with the rest of the patient’s features and gives the breasts their desired shape. Dr. Armijo carefully personalizes every breast augmentation he performs to create the best results for each individual patient. If you have any concerns about this procedure, please feel free to let him know during your consultation, and he will be happy to address them. You’re also encouraged to bring pictures depicting which breast shapes you like (and dislike) to your initial consultation; this way, Dr. Armijo will be able to better visualize the exact results you desire.

Dr. Armijo offers both saline and silicone implants for breast augmentation surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Armijo will explain the look, feel and safety profiles of each type of implant available, and together with the patient, formulate a surgical plan that will best fit the individual patient’s needs and desired look.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can be helpful at many different stages of life. Younger women often seek this procedure to enlarge naturally small breasts and create a more hourglass figure. Mothers frequently turn to breast augmentation after they’re done having children, in order to restore breast volume that was lost during breastfeeding. Mature women may pursue breast augmentation to give their breasts a rounder shape, as the top of the breasts tend to flatten slightly after menopause. Dr. Armijo understands the role breast enhancement plays in cultivating and restoring a strong sense of femininity, and he’s committed to helping his patients fully realize their goals with care and compassion.

To be an excellent candidate for breast augmentation surgery, you’ll need to be in good overall health and be a non-smoker. Giving up smoking at least four weeks before and after surgery is required, as smoking limits the amount of oxygen available in the blood, impeding healing. Smoking also compromises cardiovascular health, making surgery riskier.

Based on current breast screening guidelines, Dr. Armijo recommends that patients over age 40 have a baseline mammogram before proceeding with any type of breast surgery.

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How is Breast Augmentation Performed?

Breast augmentation is performed while the patient is under general sedation. Before inserting implants into the breast pocket, Dr. Armijo makes an incision inside the inframammary fold of each breast (this is the crease just below the breast). Using this incision location ensures that any resulting scar is hidden by curvature of the breasts. Then, Dr. Armijo typically places the implants below the pectoral muscles; this “under the muscle” placement technique helps keep capsular contracture rates low.

What to Expect During Recovery

For most women, recovery from breast augmentation surgery takes approximately seven to ten days. Although each patient heals differently, you should plan to take at least a week off work to give yourself time to rest and heal. Breast augmentation recovery can be managed comfortably with pain medication (which Dr. Armijo will provide), but it’s important to avoid strenuous activity for four to six weeks after surgery. Dr. Armijo will let you know when it’s safe to resume normal lifting and exercise. You’ll also be asked to wear a special surgical bra for at least two weeks after your surgery. This bra will help you heal faster and ensure that your breasts take on the right shape and position.

Though healing after breast augmentation is relatively quick, it’s important to be aware that the results of this procedure may take some time to fully “settle.” Over the six months following your procedure, your implants will gradually reach their final position. You therefore shouldn’t worry if your breasts look a bit higher than you expected at first; this is normal and nothing to worry about.

Arrange a Breast Augmentation Consultation in Dallas

Choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is of paramount importance—no matter what procedure you hope to have. As one of the leading experts in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery in Dallas, Dr. Armijo can help you achieve the shape you want in a caring, professional setting. To begin the consultation process, you may contact Dr. Armijo’s office online or by phone. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you realize your cosmetic goals.