Considering a breast augmentation Miami Florida? Dr. Sam Gershenbaum offers complimentary consultations, and can answer any questions you may have concerning breast augmentation surgery or any of the other cosmetic surgery options available.
If you find yourself wondering if this procedure is right for you, then considering asking yourself the following questions:
Dr. Sam Gershenbaum
If you can answer "yes" to any of the previous questions, then breast surgery could be the perfect choice to help you enhance your figure and gain greater self-confidence! The initial consultation is extremely important to review the patient’s medical history, goals and expectations as well as build mutual trust and rapport. Numerous before and after photos are reviewed. The procedure is explained and the alternatives discussed. The breasts are examined to ensure that expectations can be met, as well as to review the surgical plan, implant size and incision/scar placement.
Breast Augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States today.
Breast implants enhance the size and shape of the breasts adding firmness and fullness while improving body image and self esteem. Breast Augmentation can be performed to make smaller breasts appear larger, balance breasts that are asymmetrical, or restore fullness that has diminished with age or as a result of pregnancy. Breast Implants can also be used for reconstructive purposes.
Miami cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gershenbaum routinely performs breast augmentation using either saline filled breast implants or the new FDA approved cohesive gel silicone implants. Most plastic surgeons and patients agree that the new cohesive silicone gel implants have a more natural feel. They are also less likely to produce rippling than saline breast implants. The cohesive gel implant will require a slightly larger incision to allow placement of the implant compared to a saline breast implant.
Breast Implants also come in different shapes and profiles. Anatomic or “teardrop” shaped implants were created with a more natural shape in mind and designed to be fuller at the lower half similar to a natural breast. However, this distinct vertical orientation can result in distortion or breast asymmetry if the implant should rotate. A textured surface allowing tissue in-growth helps reduce the chance of rotation however may result in more visible or palpable rippling. For these reasons, anatomic implants are not commonly used.
The breast implant may be placed above the chest muscle (pectoralis muscle) or under the chest muscle. For breast augmentation in Miami Florida, Dr. Gershenbaum generally places the implant under the chest muscle. Reasons for submuscular placement include a lower rate of capsular contracture (firmness and hardening of the healing tissues around the implant) and a more natural result due to more soft tissue coverage over the implant. Placement of the implant beneath the muscle may produce some movement and/or distortion of the breast and implant with active movement or exercise of the chest muscle, arms and shoulders.
Infra mammary Incision: placed in or near the crease under the breast Areolar Incision: placed in the border of the lower part of the areola (pigmented area around the nipple)
Axillary Incision: placed in a natural crease in the hair bearing skin of the armpit
Trans-umbilical: incision in the upper aspect of the “belly button” – reserved for saline implants only. Dr. Gershenbaum generally prefers the areolar incision because of the excellent quality of the scars which are generally imperceptible. For breast augmentation in Miami Florida, however, the final choice of incision placement will ultimately be up to the patient.
Feel free to view Dr. Gershenbaum's gallery of breast augmentation before and after photos to get a better feel for what he can provide at his Miami surgical center.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation for breast augmentation or to ask questions about any procedure. You can reach the Aventura Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Hair Restoration by calling (305) 933-1838 or by filling out our online form.
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2954-B Aventura Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
Ph: (305) 933-1838
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