Breast Augmentation in Miami, Florida by Plastic Surgeon Pat Pazmino, MD, FACS
Breast augmentation can increase the fullness and projection of your breasts, improve the balance of your figure, and enhance your self-image and self-confidence.
Breast enhancement at Miami Aesthetic Surgery has given our patients with small or uneven breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look. The procedure involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Our patients tell us that they fit better in clothes and that they love their new look! Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery for women in the United States. Our commitment to your satisfaction and our patients’ beautiful consistent results make breast enhancement one of the most popular procedures we perform at Miami Aesthetic Surgery.
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Fully Customized Breast Enhancement
-Unique, Beautiful, and Consistent Results
As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Pazmino uses his training and experience to create unique, beautiful, and consistent results that fit the patient and her lifestyle. At Miami Aesthetic Surgery, we understand that every woman is unique in both her desires and her body shape. With this in mind, Dr. Pazmino devotes every consultation to understanding each woman’s aesthetic goals and what she hopes to gain from her breast enhancement. By reviewing all of the options with each patient, every woman is able to decide which type of breast augmentation is best for her. In this way, every one of Dr. Pazmino's patients enjoys completely customized treatment designed with her specific goals and body in mind.
Well-informed patients are our best and happiest patients! At Miami Aesthetic Surgery, we are committed to the education of our breast enhancement patients. Our interactive patient education program begins before a woman arrives at our office and continues through her recovery. This program allows each woman to understand every element of the procedure and to confidently select the options that will help her meet her aesthetic goals.
Below are a number of options that every one of our patients understands and confidently makes. Would you like to learn more about your breast augmentation options? Contact our office to begin your interactive breast augmentation education program today!
Breast Augmentation Choices: Which Incision Is Right For You?
Patients today may choose to place their breast augmentation incision in many different locations. The choice a patient makes depends on their body type, lifestyle, and personal preference. Which one is right for you?
- This incision is very popular with patients because it is difficult to detect at the border of the darker skin around the nipple and the lighter skin of the breast. This is also an excellent option for patients whose breasts may be uneven or may require a lift.
- This incision is popular with patients who want to avoid an incision around the nipple. Patients whose nipples are too small to accommodate an incision may also select this location. These patients do not need any surgery to adjust the shape and position of their breasts. As this incision avoids most of the tissue of the breast, there may be a lower risk to nipple sensitivity.
- This incision in the underarm (axilla or arm pit) is popular with patients who want to avoid an incision on the breast altogether. These patients do not need any additional surgery to adjust the shape or position of their breasts. This approach works best with saline implants or small silicone gel implants.
- This incision, also known as the “lollipop” incision, begins around the nipple and continues down the center of the breast. This is excellent for patients who would like an implant but also need significant lifting of the breast at the same time. Through a single incision, a patient can combine two surgeries in one (breast lift AND a breast augmentation)!
Breast Augmentation Choices: Implant Placement
During the surgery, Dr. Pazmino can place the implants either under just the breast (subglandular position) or under the breast and chest wall muscle (subpectoral position). Implants placed beneath the chest wall muscle (subpectoral) offer a few advantages over those placed only beneath the breast tissue (subglandular). These advantages include a reduced risk of capsular contracture (post-operative tightening around the implant) and less interference with mammogram examinations. A possible disadvantage includes soreness in the first few days after surgery. Dr. Pazmino will answer all of your questions so that you can decide which position is right for you.
Breast Augmentation Choices: Saline and Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Breast implants are silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. Both implant types are safe and each offers its own advantages. The decision to use saline or silicone gel breast implants is based on your aesthetic goals, your body shape, and your personal preferences.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved silicone breast implants for breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Pazmino is proud to offer patients the option of silicone gel-filled breast implants, since they are much softer and feel more natural than saline-filled breast implants.
Breast Augmentation Choices: Implant Profile
Women choosing breast augmentation can select from a number of different implant profiles or heights. During your consultation, measurements of your breasts and chest will be taken and you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of each profile. You will then be able to decide which profile will meet your aesthetic goals!
Breast Augmentation Choices: Implant Shape
Breast implants can come in a round shape or pear-shaped (anatomic). Advantages of the round shape include more fullness in the upper part of the breast (more cleavage). At your consultation, you’ll see examples of each and will be able to try each on! This will allow you to choose the one that best fits your goals and body type!
Breast Augmentation Choices: Implant Texture
Breast implants have either a smooth or a textured surface. This becomes particularly important for those patients who choose a pear shaped implant or who have had capsular contractures from a previous implant surgery. At your consultation, you will feel the difference and will be able to choose the option that is best for you.
Breast Augmentation Choices: Implant Size
At Miami Aesthetic Surgery, we have every breast implant size and shape! During your consultation, you will learn how the size of the implant affects your ultimate result. By using digital imaging and actually trying on the implants yourself, you will be able to select one that will complement your figure and meet your aesthetic goals.
Customized Treatment for Optimal Aesthetic Results
Clearly, patients today have many choices in breast augmentation. Begin your interactive breast augmentation program today to understand each option and make the best choices that will help you meet your aesthetic goals!
How Does A Breast Augmentation Work?
A breast augmentation at Miami Aesthetic Surgery takes approximately forty-five to ninety minutes and is performed as an outpatient procedure. In the operating room, Dr. Pazmino will bring to life the choices each woman has made. He will first create the incision you selected and place the implant in the position you chose. He will then use stitches that do not have to be removed and cover these incisions with tape and bandages. In a few days, these bandages may be replaced with a surgical bra.
Breast augmentation can achieve dramatic and beautiful results on its own as well as in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery. Women may combine a breast augmentation with other procedures such as a breast lift or liposuction for more satisfying results.
Breast Augmentation Results
We customize each surgery to meet the aesthetic results of the individual patient. Our patients love the way their breasts complement their body and how they now fit in clothes and swimsuits. Please visit our photo gallery to see the results of some of our patients.
Recovery after A Breast Augmentation
Patients who receive a breast augmentation in the morning are back at home by lunch time and can return to work in one to three days. Each patient will receive an appropriate post-op bra or garment to help the implants heal in the correct position. Swelling from the surgery will subside in two to four weeks while implants may take four to eight weeks to achieve their final position. Incision lines will continue to fade for months or years.
Risks of Breast Augmentation
At Miami Aesthetic Surgery, our first priority is your safety. Every patient is carefully examined and appropriate screen tests are performed before your surgery. Operative precautions are taken before, during, and after your surgery. The recovery of each patient is carefully followed by Dr. Pazmino and his staff. This helps our patients recover comfortably and consistently get the results they want. Although rare, post-operative complications from surgery are possible. They may include infection, capsular contracture (post-operative tightening around the implant), a change in nipple sensation, and poor healing, which may require further surgery. A rupture, or leakage, of the implant as a result of injury or the normal compression and movement of your breast is uncommon. If a saline implant ruptures, the implant will simply deflate as your body safely absorbs the salt water. If a silicone implant leaks, you will need to see Dr. Pazmino. Regular monitoring of the breast implants is recommended to ensure continuing breast and implant health.
Revision of a Breast Augmentation
Patients who have previously had a breast augmentation have many options to improve the appearance of their breasts. Schedule a consult where Dr. Pazmino will review how changing the implant size, position, height, or placement can help you achieve your aesthetic goals!
Patients considering breast augmentation truly appreciate our iConsult service. This will allow you to interact with our medical director, Dr. Pazmino, in real time. You can ask any questions you may have and watch as your photos morph into what you could look like after surgery- all from the comfort of your own home. Want to see what you could look like after surgery? Schedule your iConsult today.
Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos Come and visit our before and after gallery to see why Miami Aesthetic Surgery patients love how their breast augmentation complements their figures.
Breast Augmentation Testimonials…Don’t take our word for it! Our patients tell us that they love their new look and how they fit in shirts, dresses, and swimsuits. Read the testimonials of people who have had breast augmentations at Miami Aesthetic Surgery.
Want to know what a breast augmentation is really like? Our office will put you in touch with a current patient of ours who can tell you about their experiences.
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