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The number one plastic surgery procedure in the US, breast augmentation, is extremely popular. With hundreds of thousands of patients undergoing this procedure a year, it’s no wonder that plastic surgeons receive tons of questions about the practice. Here’s a quick rundown on breast augmentation.



What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery operation designed to increase the size of the breasts and improve the shape. It’s performed under general anesthesia, and the majority of patients go home on the same day. In the operation, a little incision is made underneath the breast in the natural breast fold.

The implant is inserted either above the muscle or just below the muscle. The incisions are closed with dissolving absorbable sutures, and a simple tape is applied to the incision. There is a wide variety in size and shape of breast implants. Your goals for surgery, like what sort of look you are hoping for, and also your natural anatomy are matched with the type of breast implant.

In the end, a support bra is used to support the breasts, but there are no other dressings and no drains. The patients often go home on the day of surgery, and it is recommended that they take a week off work. Breast augmentation is a routine procedure, and the vast majority of patients come through without any problems whatsoever.

However, there are some complications you need to be aware of, including general things such as infection or bleeding. Implants nowadays are very durable and robust, but in a minority of cases, they may rupture or get scar tissue formation around them that deforms the breast.

Common complications amongst patients may include nipple numbness, which usually improves within six weeks to six months, and swelling, which generally takes several weeks to a month to settle down.


Benefits of Breast Augmentation

If you are struggling with asymmetrical breasts, breast augmentation surgery will help correct their appearance to make them more even in terms of volume and looks. This procedure helps ensure your clothes fit better, especially bras, which can be hard to shop for and wear when dealing with incredibly asymmetrical breasts.

An additional benefit of this surgery is that it will help make your breasts aesthetically pleasing to help build your self-esteem. Another primary reason women seek breast augmentation surgery is to aid in the restoration of their breasts. Several factors can affect the look and feel of the breasts.

Aging and pregnancy are two of the most significant factors. As we age, our bodies change, and for many women, they deal with their breasts beginning to sag. Also, for pregnant or nursing mothers, you can see a depletion in breast volume due to nursing and hormones. Breast augmentations are a way to restore your breast’s appearance and receive fuller, more youthful breasts.

Women struggle with their body images for a wide variety of reasons. Breast augmentations give women who are unhappy with their breasts a chance to change them and increase their self-confidence. Feeling sexy and comfortable in your skin is important for every woman. Breast augmentation in Miami with our surgeons provides you with a safe, effective way to gain the confidence you deserve.


Risks of Breast Augmentation

A common misconception among patients seeking breast augmentation is that the procedure is a one-size-fits all. Many patients believe they can make their breasts as big as they want with no problem. This is certainly not the case, and you can experience severe complications if you buy into this idea and into any surgeon making this claim.

Unsafe practices are rampant among plastic surgeons, especially outside of the US, so it’s vital that you choose a surgeon you can really trust. Because there are so many risks associated with this plastic surgery procedure, choose a practitioner that will discuss these risks thoroughly with you and tailor those risks to your body.

Meaning, the best surgeon will comprehensively analyze your medical history and your body to determine not just how big your implants should be but also if you should even get implants at all. Possible risks associated with breast augmentation include:


  • Anesthesia complications
  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
  • Bleeding
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Formation of tight scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture)
  • Hematoma
  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • Infection
  • Persistent pain
  • Poor scarring
  • Possibility of revision surgery
  • Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
  • Wrong or faulty position of the implant


Breast Augmentation in Miami | Nip Tuck Aesthetics

If you are struggling with loving your breasts, Nip Tuck Aesthetics can help provide you with a breast augmentation in Miami that will lift your self-confidence and change your life.
Contact us to book your free consultation, where you will learn more about breast augmentation surgery and if it’s right for your body. If you have ever considered having breast augmentation, we will provide you with the best surgeon in Miami to ensure your operation is a success.