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Breast Augmentation

Hundreds of thousands of women across Florida and the United States choose breast augmentation (or breast enlargement) as a way to enhance their body image. Though it is a very common surgical procedure, breast augmentation involves a considerable amount of planning and professional consultation before the procedure is performed.

If you are considering breast augmentation and live in South Florida, you can benefit from having one of the nation's preeminent plastic surgeons right in your area. With his extensive credentials and years of experience, Dr. Bernard A. Shuster places great emphasis on patient consultation and care.

To request a consultation with Dr. Shuster, please visit our online consultation page. You can also e-mail your inquiries regarding breast augmentation to Dr. Shuster, and he will respond as soon as he is able.

Breast Augmentation: Profile

Prior to getting breast augmentation, you'll want to consider what is known as profile. The profile of an implant essentially refers to the ratio of projection to the base diameter. As such, a low-profile implant will have a flatter, wider appearance. A high-profile implant will have narrow base and a more conical appearance. Different profiles allow for a more natural matching of implants to the base diameter of the natural breast shape, while still offering a selection of volume choices. Breast augmentation that features high-profile implants is ideal for women with narrow chest cavities, who still want a certain level fullness. Low-profile implants, however, while providing less volume, will present a fuller look for women who would like more cleavage enhancement from their breast augmentation. Learn more about saline and silicone implants.

Breast Augmentation: Placement

Another consideration in breast augmentation is whether to place the implant above the muscle or below the muscle. Since the implant is already going behind the mammary gland and breast tissue, the placement, in relation the pectoral muscle, will have an effect on the way the breast contours where it meets the chest. The difference is that sometimes the implant is placed in front of the chest muscle (submammary), and other times it is placed behind it (submuscular).

By placing an implant behind the muscle (submammary), the muscle can cover as much as two-thirds of the implant. This can help to hide the implant and give a smoother contour from the chest to the breast. The amount of breast tissue you have, your exercise habits, your individual body type and the look you wish to achieve are all factors that will play into determining the ideal placement position in your breast augmentation.

Breast implant placement is one of the primary issues you will want to discuss during your consultation. To request a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Shuster, please contact our South Florida office. You can also reach us by phone at 954.961.5500. For those not living in the Miami or Fort Lauderdale areas, you may also request a virtual consultation.

Incision Considerations for Breast Augmentation

In addition to choosing the ideal size, shape and profile of the implants to be used for your breast augmentation procedure, the placement of the incision through which the implants will be inserted should also be considered.

If you have questions about which procedure is best for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Shuster will discuss the details and different techniques involved in breast augmentation either in or from his Florida office to help you decide what type is best for you.

In summary, there are four particular locations where incisions can occur:

Please contact Dr. Shuster to learn more about these incisions as they relate to your particular interests.

Breast Augmentation in Florida

Breast augmentation, while a physical procedure, tends to have an effect on many other facets of a woman's life. As a well-respected plastic surgeon in Florida, breast augmentation is an area of specialization for Dr. Shuster. Further, Dr. Shuster can address your concerns about the ways breast augmentation can affect your whole life, not just your appearance. To help decide if breast augmentation is an ideal change for you, contact our office.

Located conveniently in between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, our office is easy to reach. You can call us directly at 954.961.5500 or request a consultation online. Before your appointment, refer to our FAQs and what to expect at your breast augmentation consultation pages.