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Your Breast Augmentation

Dr. Garramone has been providing breast implants and augmentation consultations to patients in Fort Myers, Naples FL, and the surrounding areas for many years. He’s excited to learn more about how he can be a part of your cosmetic journey. There is perhaps no plastic surgery procedure more personal or that holds more promise for enhancing a woman’s self-image, with breast augmentation offering impressive cosmetic results and a significant boost to your quality of life, right along with them. Reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about breast augmentation today!

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Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, can grant you a more personally pleasing dimension and shape by increasing the size and volume of your bust. This procedure is ideal for those who are interested in restoring breast size and fullness after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, or for those who simply aren’t satisfied with the bust they were born with

Breast augmentation is consistently one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed nationally and one of the most common procedures performed in Fort Myers by Dr. Garramone. Patients having breast augmentation are consistently some of the most satisfied patients in his practice.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation

What type of bra should I wear after surgery and for how long?

You’ll want to wear an underwire bra beginning immediately after your surgery, which you’ll be fitted with in the recovery room, after the procedure. We recommend a well-fitting underwire with cups, which helps to support the weight of the implants over time and prevents potential drooping.

When exercising, a sports bra is recommended. We don’t recommend wearing a sports bra all the time or overnight, however, as a sports bra is compressive and doesn’t support an ideal post-surgical breast shape.

What are the differences between saline and silicone implants?

We mostly prefer silicone gel implants, which have several advantages over saline. Not only do they look and feel more natural than saline, but they tend to ripple and wrinkle less often than their saline counterparts. Even further, silicone implants don’t leak, meaning they last longer than saline implants.

Saline implants do cost less than silicone, and in patients with a greater amount of breast tissue and body fat, the rippling is less of an issue. The saline implant can also be placed through a slightly shorter incision, since it is placed when it is empty and then filled. The silicone implants require a longer incision because they are filled when they are manufactured.

Is it safe to breast-feed after a breast augmentation?

Breast implants do not interfere with breast-feeding, so you’ll be safe to breast-feed with either saline or silicone implants. If your breast augmentation is performed with an incision around the areola, this can interfere with the breast ducts and their continuity with the nipple, so we’ll recommend an alternate incision if you’re interested in breastfeeding after your augmentation.

Will a breast augmentation make my stretch marks better?

Unfortunately, stretch marks are permanent. The implant will fill out the skin, and in most cases this does improve the appearance of stretch marks. In some cases, the loose skin of the breast can make the stretch marks more noticeable. Typically, we only see patients younger than 20 developing new stretch marks after an augmentation, meaning additional stretch marks are fairly unusual.

Will I have a large gap between my breasts after a breast augmentation?

The distance between breast implants, which will determine how much cleavage you have after a breast augmentation, is determined by your anatomy. If your breasts are far apart before surgery, you will most likely have a wider space between them after surgery. If your breasts are close together before surgery, the implants will be closer together after surgery.

Whether the implants are under the muscle will also affect this since the muscle attaches to the breastbone. If the muscle happens to attach at the outer edge of a wide breastbone the implants will be farther apart.

What is the best procedure for me? I have saggy breasts and large areolas.

In most cases if you have saggy breasts, you’ll want to undergo a breast lift, which improves the shape of the breast and restores a more youthful look. At the same time, the areola diameter is reduced. In most cases, a breast implant is placed to restore volume to the upper part of the breast, while also adding a bit of projection and shape.

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Your Guide to Breast Augmentation

Take a look at the video above to learn about what your breast augmentation procedure will likely entail. During your consultations, we’ll work closely with you, answering any questions you might have about how the breast augmentation procedure works so you can enjoy every step of your cosmetic journey feeling safe and comfortable. If you’re in Fort Myers, Naples FL, or the nearby areas, reach out and set up your consultation today!

Types of Breast Implants: Saline or Silicone Gel?

One of the primary decisions to make before this procedure is the type and size of your breast implants. Our practice uses both saline and silicone gel breast implants, giving you the ability to pick the type of implant that will best suit your lifestyle and bring you the cosmetic results you desire.

Silicone gel implants, approved by the FDA in late 2006, tend to feel more natural than saline, and also wrinkle and ripple less frequently than saline implants. We use silicone gel implants in the majority of our breast augmentation patients.

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New “Gummy” Implants

Natrelle’s INSPIRA® round gel breast implants are designed for increased fullness and a soft feel. They’ve been given the nickname “Gummy” because when cut in half, the implant is stable and retains its shape, enabling you to enjoy a firmer, more supple bust. Many advocates of “gummy” implants believe they look and feel more like natural breasts, and they are safer than other types of implants because they have a lower rupture rate.

Your Breast Augmentation Procedure in Naples, FL

The shape and size of your bust before your augmentation surgery will influence both the recommended treatment and the final results, which we’ll talk through in detail during your various in-person consultations. 

During the procedure itself, a small incision will be made either under the breast, around a portion of the areola, or in the armpit. The implant will be inserted either under the breast tissue but above the underlying pectoralis muscle, or under both the breast tissue and the muscle.

At this point, the incision will be closed with tiny sutures, designed to be inconspicuous.

Depending on which procedure is utilized, breast augmentation is performed most often under sedation and local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

Most women are able to return to their usual activities within about a week, but it’s important to avoid strenuous activities for two to four weeks.

Customizing Your Augmentation Procedure

When it comes to your cosmetic journey, we understand that no two paths are exactly the same. Not only will we offer you a number of ways to customize your breast augmentation procedure to meet your goals and lifestyle, but we’ll also enable you to combine this procedure with others, so you can enjoy comprehensive results that fully enable you to enjoy the body of your dreams.

If you’re in Fort Myers, Naples FL, or the nearby areas, reach out and set up your consultation today and learn more about what these incredible procedures can do for you!

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