Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty/Breast Enlargement) by Dr. Frank Stile in Las Vegas at Premium Surgical Services Center is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure/operation that is performed to enlarge the breasts for a number of reasons including: hypomastia (small breasts), Restoration of lost breast volume or size following weight loss, pregnancy or aging and correction of volume or size differences.
Breast enlargement is accomplished by inserting a silicone breast implant (aka gel implant, cohesive gel implant, “gummy bear”) or saline filled breast implant either behind the breast tissue, under the chest muscle, or the dual-plane method most often utilized by Dr. Stile.
In the dual-plane method, the upper 2/3 portion of the implant is placed below the pectoralis major muscle and lower 1/3 above the chest muscle. This technique results in a breast that is not only very natural looking, but one that feels soft to the touch. Additionally, the breast moves in a more natural way during physical activity.
Dr. Stile employs incisions for placement of these implants that heal as inconspicuously as possible, usually around the lower edge of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).
Small infra-mammary fold incisions (breast crease) are also sometimes used for implant placement. The best or preferred technique will be decided by the patient and Dr. Stile during your consultation.
Breast implants are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and types. Implant selection in addition to size, will depend on your preferences, your anatomy and Dr. Stile’s recommendation. The shape as well as size of the breasts prior to surgery will influence both the recommended treatment and the final results. At your consultation, Dr. Stile will guide you to help you obtain the ideal breast shape, one that will both complement and enhance your body proportions.
Other associated breast conditions such as sagging of the breast tissue or diminished skin tone/elasticity (stretch marks) may require additional surgical procedures (breast lift / mastopexy) to reposition the breast tissue appropriately on the chest and center the nipple-areola upward onto the repositioned breast mound. Excess and loose breast skin is also removed during a breast lift or mastopexy procedure. Click here to contact us today in Las Vegas or you can give us a call at (702) 243-9555.
This information will give you a basic understanding of the breast enlargement procedure. However, all patients are unique. An individualized consultation is required to select the procedure(s) most appropriate for your specific needs.
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to increase the size and accentuate the shape of a woman’s breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery may not move the breasts significantly closer together or lift sagging breasts.
Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile and more proportioned physique. Women who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing and want to gain a more natural look again will also benefit from a breast enlargement.
Dr. Frank L. Stile is considered by many as “the best breast augmentation surgeon in Las Vegas.” Dr. Stile was featured in MAXIM magazine as “The Plastic Surgeon”. Entertainers as well as athletes, both locally and nationally, in addition to Playmates trust Dr. Stile with their care and careers.
General Description of the Breast Enlargement Procedure
This outpatient surgical procedure, breast enlargement, is performed in our state-of-the-art operating room. Premium Surgical Services Center is a free standing fully accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center licensed by the state of Nevada. Our center is also federally regulated. We have attained additional accreditation from the Joint Commission’s ambulatory health care accreditation program with “deemed MCR approved status”. We are the only privately owned center dedicated to the specialty of plastic surgery that has both these accreditations in the state of Nevada.
The procedure is performed while using general anesthesia (patients are fully “asleep”) for comfort control. General anesthesia as well as pre and post-operative care are provided by our Board Certified Anesthesiologist.
The breast augmentation procedure is begun by making a small incision usually around the lower edge of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) or a small infra-mammary fold incision (breast crease).
Through this incision, the breast tissue is raised to locate the edge of the pectoralis major muscle. Then, depending on the individual patients anatomy in addition to cosmetic goals, a pocket is created either under the breast tissue (above the muscle) or beneath the pectoral muscle (below the muscle). A silicone breast implant (aka gel implant, cohesive gel implant, “gummie bear”) or saline filled breast implant then inserted into the created pocket.
Breast implants can increase a woman’s breast size by one or more bra cup sizes. All women possess a small size difference between each of their breasts. In most women, these differences are not readily detectable. Noticeable differences can be corrected using different volume implants to attain breast symmetry and balance. Breast enlargement surgery typically lasts from 1 to 2 hours.
Recovery after Breast Enlargement Surgery
This is an outpatient surgical procedure. After their surgery, and following a short stay in our post-surgical care unit, patients are discharged home. Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited arm movement in order to speed up the healing process and shorten recovery time.
Bandages, dressings and steri-tape are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process as well as minimize movement of the breasts. These are held in place by a specialized surgical bra, that is worn for four weeks.
Patients describe the pain associated with cosmetic breast surgery as ranging from minor discomfort to significant soreness. The perception of pain is a uniquely personal experience. However, this discomfort is effectively controlled with oral pain medication and muscle relaxers.
Patients can resume most normal activities not requiring lifting of heavy objects or exertion at two weeks. Full activity including exercise and resistance training can begin following the fourth week. While complications are rare (less than 1%), patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given by the physician after surgery.