Cosmetic Breast Surgery

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Breast Augmentation Fort Lauderdale

Breast augmentation plastic surgery is one of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Harry Moon MD in Ft Lauderdale as well as other members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Women may choose to undergo breast enlargement surgery for various reasons. These personal reasons may center around breasts that are perceived to be underdeveloped, or because of differences in the sizes of the breasts or from changes after pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Some women may be happy with their breasts but just want them made fuller. Often after weight loss, aging, or childbirth, a woman's breast volume and shape may change. Breast implant surgery is the most popular way to improve breast shape and size.

Who is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation?

The following feelings or conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation:

What can I expect?

During your consultation with Dr. Moon, you will be asked about your desired breast size and anything else related to the appearance of your breasts that you feel is important. This will help Dr. Moon understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved.

If you’re planning to lose a significant amount of weight, be sure to let Dr. Moon know, as he may recommend that you stabilize your weight prior to undergoing surgery.

If you think that you may want to become pregnant in the future, you should let Dr. Moon know; pregnancy can alter breast size in an unpredictable way and could affect the long-term results of your breast augmentation. There is no evidence that breast implants will affect pregnancy or your ability to breastfeed, but if you have questions about these matters, you should specifically discuss it with Dr. Moon.

While it will take several days to return to more normal activities after your breast augmentation, it’s important to your recovery that you get up and move around. After breast augmentation, it’s often possible to return to work within just a few days depending on the type of activities that are required at your job.

Physical activity should be avoided for at least the first couple of weeks following surgery. We will inform you when you can return to your normal activities.

What is the procedure?

The size and type of breast implant recommended for you will be determined by your goals for breast enhancement, your existing body frame and mass, your existing breast tissue, and the preferences you and your plastic surgeon discuss. All breast implants include a solid silicone rubber outer shell, called a lumen.

Breast implant options include:

  • Saline breast implants filled with sterile salt water. Saline implants may be pre-filled to a predetermined size. Saline may also be filled at the time of surgery to allow for minor modifications in implant size.
  • Silicone filled breast implants filled with soft, elastic gel. All silicone breast implants are pre-filled and may require a longer incision for implant placement.

Dr. Moon will review the possible incisional sites and what will be best for you. Common sites are at the edge of the areola or in the crease under the breast; another possibility is in the underarm area.

Once the incision is made, Dr. Moon creates a pocket into which the implant will be inserted. This pocket is made either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the pectoral muscle located between the breast tissue and chest wall.

Are there risks?

Every year, many thousands of women undergo successful breast augmentation surgery, experience no major problems, and are pleased with the results. The subject of risks and potential complications of surgery is best discussed on a personal basis.

You can help to lessen certain risks by following the advice and instructions given to you by Dr. Moon, both before and after surgery.

Mammograms:

Although there is no scientific evidence that breast augmentation increases the risk of breast cancer, it is possible that the presence of breast implants could delay or hinder the early detection of breast cancer.

The presence of breast implants makes it more technically difficult to take and read mammograms. This may be a special consideration for women who perhaps are at higher risk for breast cancer because of their family history or other reasons.

Placement of the implant underneath the pectoral muscle may interfere less with mammographic examination, but other factors may also need to be considered with regard to implant placement to achieve the most natural result. Dr. Moon approaches each patient uniquely, based on his examination and experience.

If you're at an age when mammographic examinations should be conducted on a periodic basis, you will need to select a radiology technician who is experienced in taking X-rays of augmented breasts. Additional views of your breasts will be required. Dr. Moon, in some instances, may recommend other types of examinations such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging.

Testimonials

“Thank you for being so kind and caring, for you compassion and advice and excellent care.”-Maria V.-

“I can't believe it's been a year since my surgery; my experience was wonderful with you and your staff.”-Kristen M.-

“I especially thank you for all your excellent wisdom and insight, you are a special and dear surgeon.”-Margie G.-