About Breast Augmentation Surgery
Dr. Adams is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Dallas, Texas. He specializes in breast augmentation and other body contouring procedures. Our office offers all types of implants, including cohesive, saline, and silicone. We also provide our patients with pre-surgery 3D imaging to see what it will look like and an amazing 24-hour fast track recovery.
Dr. Adams has implemented several specific techniques that minimize tissue trauma, which will decrease post-operative pain. This 24-hour rapid recovery allows his patients to return to their normal activities of daily living within 24 hours after surgery.
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Every woman who considers breast augmentation has her own personal reasons. Some of these include the following:
- Enlarging the breasts to make the body more proportional.
- Reshaping and enlarging breasts that have lost their shape due to breastfeeding or age.
- Balancing the appearance of breasts that differ in size or shape.
Whatever your reasons, the road to having the breasts that you want requires surgery—and that costs money and lots of pain and downtime. The average healing time for breast augmentation surgery is anywhere from four to six weeks.
During this time period, patients are advised to avoid physical exercise and not pick up children and will often require several prescriptions of narcotic pain killers. For many women, this adds complications to their personal lives—as they have to have friends and family members help pick up the slack while they rest and recover.
Dr. Adams offers a 24-hour recovery time with his breast implant procedures. He accomplishes this by utilizing The Process of Breast Augmentation and several surgical techniques that reduce tissue trauma. This helps minimize post-operative pain and dramatically shortens the recovery time. Instead of taking addictive and potentially dangerous narcotic pain medicines, Dr. Adams patients will only have to take Motrin to help manage mild muscle soreness like when you workout too hard.
Dr. Adams documented this amazing 24-hour recover in a peer-reviewed medical publication. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of his patients will return to living their normal lives within 24 hours after the surgery. He encourages his patients to use their hands and arms immediately afterward, including special arms raises and picking up children right away. He will also provide patient references, which he will gladly give you during your consultation.
WHAT IS BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Breast augmentation is an outpatient operation that improves and increases the size and shape of your breast by inserting a properly sized breast implant under the breast tissues or chest muscles.
It enhances the breast size, contour, and may give your body a more harmonious balance. It can also correct and dramatically improve breast/body proportion and balance after pregnancy. Reconstructive breast surgery can also be performed in conjunction with treatment for breast cancer.
Whatever the reason, breast augmentation is done for cosmetic purposes. It will enhance the look, shape, and feel of the breasts. It will also help provide a huge psychological benefit to the patient, as breasts are an essential part of femininity.
About breast anatomy
The breast is composed of fatty, glandular, and fibrous tissues. Within the breasts are blood vessels, milk ducts, fat glands, and sensory nerves, and beneath it is a large muscle called the pectoralis major. The size and shape of women’s breasts vary greatly and may be affected by factors such as age, past pregnancies, genetics, and skin elasticity. Some women have a variation in size or shape from right to left, which is called asymmetry. Most breast implants are placed below the pectoralis major muscle.
Breast implant selection
During the consultation, Dr. Adams will take several measurements to determine what size and type of breast implant that will fit your breast the best. The measurements are very accurate and predictable, which allows for the precise size to be selected during the consultation.
He will also listen to your concerns and make recommendations based upon your desired outcome. Dr. Adams is one of the leading breast augmentation surgeons in the country. His wealth of experience and knowledge help ensure that you’re getting the best possible care.
Implants are made out of saline, silicone, or alternative composites and as opposed to older generation implants these implants do not need to be. Dr. Adams will help you choose the right implant that will achieve the desired look you’ve always wanted.
Choosing the right size and shape implants is one of the most important aspects of the initial consultation. Dr. Adams encourages his patients to take their time and gather as much information as they need so that they will be happy with the end result.
Our office utilizes a state-of-the-art 3D imaging system that will allow our patients to “try on” various shapes, profiles, and sizes of breast implants. This will help you visualize how the final results could look like and allow you to make a more informed decision.
The 3D imaging device will scan your body and take multiple photographs from different angles. Powerful computer software will then use this information to create a life-like 3D model of your body. Dr. Adams will go over the implant options and then show you what it could look like on your body. This way, you’ll get a better understanding of which implant you’ll like best.
Cup Size and Breast Volume
Picking the right implant size can sometimes confuse patients as breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters, not bra cup sizes. This is because bra cup sizes are not standard—a C cup from one brand is entirely different from a C cup from another. Cubic centimeters are used to help avoid this problem and create a standard size that can be accurately measured. This gives both the surgeon and patient the knowledge they need to make an informed decision.
Facts about breast enlargement
Thinking About Having Breast Enlargement?
Here are a few facts you should know…
1. Reoperation Rate- The NATIONAL Reoperation Rate in just three years after undergoing breast augmentation is a startling 15-23%. That’s nearly 1 in 4 having a second surgical procedure with additional expense, pain, downtime, etc. Dr. Adams’ published reoperation rate is less than 3%.
2. Recovery after Breast Enlargement- Typically, recovery after this surgery involves several days of downtime followed by multiple weeks of recovery. During this time period, patients are advised to severely limit their physical activities. This includes time off work with lost income, inability to drive for 7-14 days, days of taking prescription narcotics, and inability to care for children.
Dr. Adam’s patients undergo a Rapid Recovery after breast enlargement going shopping and out to eat the day of surgery, take only Motrin, and back to their normal lives, activities, and work immediately. This 24-hour recovery time has helped Dr. Adam’s patients avoid the 4 to 6-week recovery time that other breast augmentation patients undergo.
He accomplishes this by using surgical techniques that avoid causing unnecessary trauma to breast tissue. This allows the patient to avoid having to take potentially addictive narcotic painkillers and will significantly shorten their overall recovery time.
Within the same day of surgery, Dr. Adam’s patients are encouraged to use their arms and hands after the surgery, and that includes washing their hair or raising both arms above their heads!
3. Experience- Not all Plastic Surgeons have the same expertise with breast enlargement procedures. Dr. Adams has over 15 years of experience and is a recognized national expert in breast augmentation. He’s a Board-Certified plastic surgeon, which required extensive additional education and training—and an extremely challenging written and oral examination.
He has published and presented more on this surgery in the past five years than arguably anyone else in the world. He has also developed an educational curriculum for surgeons around the globe so that they can learn how to better perform breast enlargement surgery.
Dr. Adams also attends annual plastic surgery conferences where he will perform live surgery procedures to help educate other plastic surgeons on the best way to perform breast augmentation procedures.
4. Results- As with most things in life, especially in the case of breast enlargement surgery, you typically get what you pay for. Be wary of special deals and discounts – the most qualified surgeons don’t need to lure patients in with low-cost offers. Breast enlargement surgery isn’t cheap, but you are changing your breasts and your body for the rest of your life.
Every week Dr. Adams sees unfortunate patients who have had discounted or low-cost Breast Enlargement—only to have problems later down the road that required additional surgery—or sometimes multiple surgeries—with significant added expense. What seemed like a good deal resulted in an expensive and lengthy nightmare. Don’t trust your breast augmentation procedure with just anyone.