Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Las Vegas and Henderson, NV

before breast augmentation front view
after breast augmentation front view female patient

Have you ever wanted to enhance the appearance of your breasts but were unsure of which options are best for you? If this is true, you can choose from a variety of cosmetic breast procedures to best suit your individual desires and needs. One of the most popular options offered at our Henderson and Las Vegas  offices is breast augmentation with breast implants, a plastic surgery procedure that enhances the volume, shape, and projection of the breasts.  

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Himansu Shah, MD,FACS  has helped countless women who are unhappy with their size, shape, or overall appearance achieve the results and confidence they desire. Dr. Shah and our expert team are committed to providing the best results and experience possible. 

Interested in learning more about what breast augmentation in Las Vegas and Henderson can do for you? Call (702) 684-5502  today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah and learn more about Las Vegas breast augmentation! Our offices are located in Henderson and Las Vegas, and we proudly serve cosmetic surgery patients visiting from all over Nevada and beyond.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Example of Breast Augmentation before front angle view
Example of Breast Augmentation before front angle view

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure in which a surgeon carefully inserts breast implants to increase the size of the breasts or restore breast volume. As a highly customizable procedure, breast augmentation involves many choices beyond simply deciding to move forward with the procedure. 

Breast Augmentation Procedure Details

First, Dr. Shah will make incisions in the agreed location, depending on the chosen implants. After making an incision, Dr. Shah can place the implant either subglandular (under the breast tissue) or submuscular (under the muscle). Optimal breast implant placement largely depends on the amount of existing breast tissue. After placing the implant, Dr. Shah will suture the skin, and the scars will fade over time.

Choose Dr. Shah for Breast Augmentation

At Signature Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we provide excellent care to patients and treat them with ultimate professionalism and respect. We value their time for placing trust in us and making a life-changing decision. We are there to take care of them from the minute they call us to schedule an appointment, to seeing them for a consultation, to answering any questions prior to and after a procedure, and finally to seeing them postoperatively when they have recovered. 

Patients choose Dr. Shah not only for his professionalism but also for his personal manner and ability to listen. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with previous experience in general surgery, making him exceptionally well equipped to handle any simple or complex situation.

“The most fulfilling moment in my profession is seeing a big smile on my patients’ faces. I feel very special to be able to make a difference in their life and help regain their confidence or achieve a look that they have been dreaming of their whole lives.”

Himansu Shah, MD, FACS
Dr. Himansu Shah leaning on table

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Himansu Shah M.D., F.A.C.S.

In Dr. Shah’s capable hands, the options are almost endless. From surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, Brazilian butt lift and Breast Augmentation, Dr. Shah can  deliver the results you’ve always desired with a simple trip to the office.

Breast Augmenatation: What Are My Options?

Breast Implant Size

The decision of breast implant size is ultimately up to the patient. Breast implant size is measured in cubic centimeters, or CCs. Patients can choose their preferred shape and projection, round Ultra high profile, high profile, or moderate plus.

Breast Implant Types

Due to their consistency, gummy bear implants are the newest silicone implants and go by the name “Gummy Bear”or Cohesive gel implants.. The viscosity of the gel inside the implant makes it thicker and firmer than traditional silicone gel implants.

Silicone implants are named for the medical-grade silicone that fills the implant shell. Additionally, the implant shell is made of silicone. Due to the gel, silicone implants feel more like natural breast tissue.

Saline breast implants use the same silicone shell as the silicone gel implants but are filled with sterile salt water. Unlike silicone implants, which are pre-filled at the factory, saline implants are filled once in the breast pocket. Because of this, saline implants require smaller incisions to place and allow Dr. Shah to adjust the implant size once in place.

Silicone vs. Saline Implants

The main difference between saline and silicone breast implants is the consequence of an implant breaking. If a saline implant ruptures, the body simply absorbs the salt water and it rapidly deflates. But, if a silicone implant ruptures, it is difficult to identify on an exam and  the patient will require an MRI to determine if it is ruptured. The ruptured shell will most likely need to be removed and replaced.

Types Of Breast Augmentation Incisions

When it comes to your incisions, patients can decide where the incisions will be and if the implants will be atop or below the pectoral muscle. This comes down to personal preference, but it is commonly thought that implants placed under the pectoral muscle look more natural and far less likely to show rippling when choosing saline implants.

Who Are the Best Candidates For Las Vegas Breast Augmentation?

Example of Breast Augmentation before diagonal angle view
Example of Breast Augmentation after diagonal angle view

If you are planning on having breast augmentation surgery, you should also be healthy and at a stable body weight. You must also have a positive self-image and realistic expectations for your procedure. If you do not know what to expect, we will gladly help you through each step of the process.

While the choices for a breast augmentation surgery may seem daunting initially, Dr. Shah of Signature Plastic Surgery & Dermatology will walk you through each of your options during your consultation. He offers his patients the opportunity to have complete peace of mind and satisfaction in the journey to their new appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Shah can help you decide which type of implant is best for you, depending on your current breast tissue and desire for size.

Delivering the Results You’ve Always Desired

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Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation

Patients can do a few things to maximize their breast augmentation experience. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah to learn more.

Weight affects the size and shape of the breasts. The augmentation procedure is best done when you’ve maintained a stable weight and have not breastfed in the past 6 months.

Ask lots of questions before your surgery! The more informed you are, the more comfortable and confident you may feel during the planning and recovery stages of care.

Our office may provide you with a list of medications and supplements to avoid before your procedure. It is important to inform your doctor of any prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, or supplements you are taking.

The chemicals in cigarettes are detrimental and can increase the risks associated with surgery as well as recovery.

As exciting as it is to get the body you’ve dreamed of, change can be difficult. Spend time connecting with the fact that you will look different and that your clothes will fit differently even if your enlargement is subtle.

It is essential to take the recovery process slow and not rush back to work or other activities.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

Recovery from breast augmentation surgery is minimal. There will be some pain and discomfort for two or three days, but it is totally manageable. You’ll be able to return to work in four or five days. Impact exercise will have to wait for about one month, but you can get back to non-impact activities in just a week or so. Six weeks later, patients can resume upper body exercise.

Combining A Breast Lift with Augmentation

Many women choose to include a breast lift with their breast augmentation procedure. Breast lifts return the breasts to a higher position on the chest. Since volume has usually been lost due to breastfeeding, some women feel as if they lose half a cup size with a breast lift alone.

Schedule A Consultation For Las Vegas Breast Augmentation Surgery

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Himansu Shah, MD,FACS  has helped countless women who are unhappy with their size, shape, or overall appearance achieve the results and confidence they desire. Dr. Shah and our expert team are committed to providing the best results and experience possible. 

Interested in learning more about what breast augmentation in Las Vegas and Henderson can do for you? Call (702) 684-5502  today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah and learn more about Las Vegas breast augmentation! Our offices are located in Henderson and Las Vegas, and we proudly serve cosmetic surgery patients visiting from all over Nevada and beyond.

FAQ

Las Vegas Breast Augmentation

At the consultation, you will discuss the following with Dr. Shah:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Implant type
  • Incision placement

Our philosophy is to allow patients to take as much time as they need to have all their questions answered, explain the procedure that will best suit their needs and review the risks, benefits, and alternatives before proceeding forward. You can contact us anytime, and Dr. Shah will personally answer your calls before, during, or after hours. You can come back to have additional questions answered until you are satisfied and feel comfortable.

The cost of breast augmentation depends on the details of your surgical plan and the overall scope of the procedure. For this reason, we will provide you with a detailed cost breakdown after you have met with Dr. Shah in your consultation.

A patient can have multiple consultations to find the surgeon that he/she is most comfortable with.

Cleavage will be determined by your own natural body and how the implant sits behind or above the muscle. Immediately following surgery, breast implants will sit slightly high and will settle with time, approximately 3-6 months after surgery. You may require a breast lift if you desire a much higher placement. 

Implant size can best be chosen by trying on different sizes to see what looks best on your body. Dr. Shah will determine which profile and style of implant will best fit your body based on breast size and shape.

Dr. Shah will examine the breasts during consultation to determine if a lift is required. If you have sagging and loss of volume, you would be an ideal candidate for breast lift.

Using the Keller Funnel/Implant Funnel creates less risk for contamination. We use the Keller Funnel/ Implant Funnel to avoid touching the implant. 

Surgeons typically prefer that patients wait at least three to six months after giving birth to have breast surgery. The breast changes during pregnancy and can continue to do so for several months afterward. This is especially true if you breastfeed. Waiting for your hormones, weight, and breast volume to stabilize after delivery reduces the chances of changes occurring after your augmentation procedure.

During breast augmentation surgery, implants are placed between your breast mound and the chest wall. This situation avoids interference with the mammary glands or breast ducts that make and deliver milk. While the augmentation procedure tends to leave vital structures intact, there is no guarantee that future milk supply will be sufficient to support breastfeeding. The vast majority of patients who have breast augmentation are able to breastfeed in the future.

Recovery is very good for most patients and it is based on each patient’s pain tolerance. Most people are back to work in 3-7 days.

Yes, you have to wear a support bra for 4 weeks.

It is best to avoid lifting for the first 4 weeks to allow for healing. After that you may resume normal activities.

Breast augmentation procedures are performed with general anesthesia. A board-certified anesthesiologist oversees the consistent delivery of anesthetic medication via an IV. Your vital signs are monitored the entire time you are under anesthesia and for a brief period in the recovery area. Because you will be groggy as you come out of anesthesia, you will need to have a loved one drive you home and stay with you for the rest of the day.

It is always a good idea to have someone stay with you for the first 24-48 hrs.

The lifespan of your breast implants varies based on the patient and implant type. Most women expect to have to replace their implants every ten years or so, although they can last longer, and implant durability is increasing. You should not expect to have only one set of implants during your life.

In addition to breast augmentation, Dr. Shah also offers breast lift, breast implant removal, breast reconstruction, and breast reduction. He will help you decide which approach is best for your needs and goals.

We offer Cohesive gel, gummy bear, and silicone implants. Most patients feel silicone breast implants look and feel more natural. It is a decision that each patient will make.

Our team will contact you to instruct you on how to download the app. Once ready, you will be connected through video chat with Dr. Shah. Dr. Shah will discuss with your medical history and health. You should be prepared to tell Dr. Shah you are trying to accomplish by having surgery. You should be prepared to have a virtual examination with Dr. Shah so he is able to assess the best procedure for you.

Yes, you may get a mammogram, however, please inform the center that you have implants so they can allocate appropriate time for your mammogram.

You will be required to wear a mesh when additional support is needed to prevent the implant from sagging. Galaflex immediately helps to tighten and lift the breast tissue. It may or may not be an alternative to a breast lift depending on the amount of lift the you will require. 

The No Touch Technique is when we deliver the implants using a funnel. The implant is delivered from the box to the funnel and into the pocket without touching it. 

It is not common in our practice to place a drain during breast augmentation, however if there is a concern Dr. Shah will place a drain to be safe.

Dr. Shah uses dissolvable sutures so they do not need to be removed.

At first, breast augmentation scars may look red and slightly raised. Once the skin has closed, you may begin a scar treatment program. We can discuss this during your post-op visit. It can take a full year for surgical scars to fade to a more subtle appearance, and some scars continue to fade over many years. Breast surgery incisions are made in areas where resulting scars can be hidden with undergarments or a bathing sui

There is a chance one can lose nipple sensation post breast augmentation procedure, however most patients retain their sensation.

Implants are not a lifetime device, so one may require implant replacement.

In general, breast augmentation is considered very safe. It is a relatively conservative procedure performed in the superficial plane of the body, away from vital organs. Some of the risks associated with this procedure include:

  • Infection
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Fluid or blood accumulation beneath the skin
  • Capsular contracture around an implant
  • Prolonged pain or numbness due to nerve disruption
  • A poor cosmetic outcome

Patients are encouraged to take their time choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to perform their augmentation procedure.

Implants can rupture with time and it is best assessed by MRI.

In choosing your breast surgeon, you must make sure they are board certified in Plastic Surgery. You also have to make sure that you have developed a trust with your surgeon. It is also important that your surgeon answers all your questions.