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Breast Augmentation in Melbourne, FL

If your chest is underdeveloped, or your breast size has decreased as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, or aging, breast augmentation surgery can enhance your chest contour and give you a more defined, proportioned look. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, provide a variety of breast enhancement procedures for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and neighboring areas in Central Florida.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure that enlarges the breasts by placing silicone or saline implants behind the breast tissue or under the pectoral muscle. Breast augmentation is typically done through two incisions in the fold of the breast, around the areola, or under the arm, leaving minimal scars that naturally fade over time.

How can Breast Augmentation enhance my appearance?

Breast augmentation is commonly performed to improve and enhance the overall proportions of the chest and breasts. Breast augmentation improves the appearance of the breasts by adding size and volume to underdeveloped breasts. The procedure also corrects asymmetry in the breasts or pectoral muscles and streamlines a chest that appears imbalanced. Breast augmentation may be performed to restore lost fullness, volume, and contour following pregnancy or extreme weight loss, and may replace volume lost as a result of a mastectomy or injury to the breast tissue. Some patients may also opt to have a breast lift in combination with breast augmentation to achieve optimal rejuvenation.

Breast Augmentation Procedures

Breast augmentation, like any cosmetic procedure, is personally tailored to each patient, and you may choose from various options to achieve your desired results. Our expert staff can help you make the most suitable choice considering your individual body type, age, gender, concern, and lifestyle. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your surgical options and the types of breast implants you may choose from, such as:

  • Material: You may choose between saline or silicone implants, depending on your individual preference and condition. Dr. Novo will recommend the most appropriate type of implant to give you optimal results. **Currently The FDA approves silicone implants for patients over the age of 22**
  • Projection profile: Breast implants come in high, medium or low projection profiles. The projection profile determines how far your new breasts will project from your chest.
  • Shape: Implants may be round or teardrop-shaped, and Dr. Novo will recommend the most suitable for your body type as well as your desired results.
  • Position: The implant may be positioned either on top of or underneath the pectoral muscle in the chest, and Dr. Novo will help you to determine the best placement position to achieve optimal results.

Who should consider Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation may be performed in patients over the age of 18 who are in good health and have no contraindicated conditions for this procedure. Breast augmentation may be an ideal solution for women whose breasts are small or men whose pectoral region is sunken or underdeveloped.

Does breast augmentation correct sagging breasts?

Breast augmentation as a stand-alone procedure most often does not correct sagging of the breasts. Although in smaller breast sizes with mild sagging (or ptosis) the added volume of an implant alone may improve the appearance. If you want to simultaneously correct sagging while increasing size and volume, combining breast augmentation with a breast lift procedure may be the ideal solution for you.

Recovery from Breast Augmentation

Since every breast augmentation procedure is tailored to each patient, the recovery process varies between patients and may be affected by such factors as your age, gender, and general lifestyle, as well as the extent of the procedure or combination of procedures that you undergo. Patients may experience mild discomfort for two to three days after the procedure, accompanied by a feeling of tightness in the skin. Women may be required to wear a support bra while men will wear a compression shirt to protect delicate tissue and assist the body in adapting to its new contour. Most patients are able to resume normal non-strenuous activities after a few days. Over the course of a few weeks, once the post-operative swelling subsides, your results will become fully visible, and you may resume more vigorous activities. Our staff will be on hand to support you throughout your recovery process, providing verbal and written instructions for your recovery that you must follow faithfully in order to achieve optimal results.

Is breastfeeding possible after Breast Augmentation?

Happily, the answer to this question is “yes!” In the majority of cases, breast implants will not interfere with your ability to breastfeed.

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Breast implants can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years before they need to be replaced; however, they may need to be adjusted or repositioned prior to that time. Dr. Novo and our staff of specialists will help you to identify indications of any potential problems that may indicate a need to replace or reposition one or both implants.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Melbourne?

The cost of breast augmentation varies between patients, depending on the extent of your procedure, the type of implants you choose, and any additional procedures you may choose to combine with the breast augmentation. Since health insurance does not typically cover breast augmentation procedures, our office provides easy financing methods and flexible payment options for all our patients.

If you are interested in breast enhancement and you live in Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, or neighboring communities in the Central Florida region, you can place your trust in the specialists at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD. Contact our office to learn more about breast enhancement and other cosmetic procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are breast implants under warranty?

Each brand of breast implant carries their own specific warranty clause. This will be reviewed at consultation. Most are limited 10 year warranty. Some have features that will replace implants if capsular contracture occurs.

Can breast implants last 30 years?

On average, implants last 10 years while they don't expire or need to be replaced every 10 years if there are no issues with the implants. If they are silicone they should be monitored by doing an MRI or ultrasound every 3 years to look at the integrity of the implants.

Can fat be transferred to breasts?

Yes, depending on the amount of fat you have on your body could fat grafted to the breast.

Do you have to replace breast implants every 10 years?

On average, implants last 10 years while they don't expire or need to be replaced every 10 years if there are no issues with the implants. If they are silicone they should be monitored by doing an MRI or ultrasound every 3 years to look at the integrity of the implants.

Does insurance cover breast implants?

Insurance does not cover elective breast augmentation.

How long do breast implants last?

Breast implants are known to last on average 10 years. They can be monitored with MRI or ultrasound to monitor their integrity.

how much does breast augmentation cost?

Every surgeon has their own costs. Usually can range from $4,000-8,000. Most of the cost varies in type of implant selected.

How painful is breast augmentation recovery?

Each person has their own pain threshold but can be controlled with tylenol or a long lasting pain medication injection called Exparel.

What are Natrelle breast implants?

Natrelle implants are Allergan's brand of cohesive gel implants. Also known as the gummy bear implant. They can range in size and cohesiveness.

What are gummy bear implant?

These implants are cohesive gel or silicone implants.

What are cohesive breast implants?

cohesive breast implants are also known as the gummy implants. They are silicone and made up of cohesive gel.

Is there an alternative to breast implants?

Other alternative to breast implants could be fat transfer but would need to have enough fat to do so.

Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?

Yes, you can move your arms after surgery. Your range of motion will be limited for a short term and will not be doing any fast or sudden arm movements.

Can you breast feed after breast augmentation

Yes, you can breast feed after breast augmentation. The procedure will not affect your milk ducts and you can safely breast feed afterward.

Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is meant for enlarging the breasts. Over time with aging and the weight of the implant could cause pstosis/ sagging of the breast.

How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?

Depending on if you have silicone or saline implants you can monitor the integrity of the implants by getting an MRI or an ultrasound. If saline, you will notice a deflation in the ruptured breast.

Will Cigna cover breast augmentation?

Insurance is not known to cover elective breast augmentation procedures.

What is the most common breast implant size?

There is no specific size that is more common than the other. This is really patient dependent on size on breast and what measurements are proportionate to the patient.

What is the difference between a breast augmentation and breast implants?

Breast augmentation is for enlarging the size of the breast and breast implants are the device used for the augmentation.

Does getting breast implants make you gain weight?

The breast implants themselves are not heavy enough to cause a significant weight gain. Having implants does not directly cause weight gain.

Is getting a breast augmentation worth it?

This is really something you would have to consider because it will be for yourself and what makes you happy.

Can breast implants cause pain years later?

Pain is usually related to scar tissue or capsular contracture. If you are having pain we recommend seeing your plastic surgeon or primary care physician.

Is breast enlargement possible without surgery?

Not typically. Breast tissue responds to hormones and weight changes.

What can go wrong with breast implants?

Scar tissue, break down, infection, bleeding.

Do breast implants cause autoimmune disease?

We do no have enough data to prove that implants directly cause auto-immune disease.

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