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There are many varied reasons women from Winter Park, Kissimmee, and throughout central Florida come to Dr. Armando Soto for breast augmentation in Orlando. Some want breast implants to increase volume, correct asymmetry, or create curves that make them feel more feminine. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Soto understands that breast augmentation is a big decision and a highly personal one. He specializes in breast enhancement procedures and is proud to help women feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies.
“Dr. Soto is amazing. I was very nervous going into the process of having a Breast Augmentation, but after the first visit, I knew I picked the right doctor. He listened to everything I wanted and was professional and kind about everything. His staff is amazing and feel like lifetime friends. Thank you so much for my new found confidence!”
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Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure used to create fuller, more shapely breasts with breast implants. Some people refer to the procedure as a “boob job.” At our Orlando practice, breast augmentation candidates should be in overall good health and looking to enhance the size or shape of their breasts.
People commonly choose breast augmentation to:
Fill out naturally small breasts
Replace volume lost due to pregnancy or aging
Correct breast asymmetry
Reshape tubular breasts
How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure using a general anesthetic. Dr. Soto first creates an incision to access the interior of the chest where the breast implant will be placed. This “pocket” is typically placed either directly behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or underneath the chest muscle (submuscular). Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed with sutures and surgical tape. The entire surgery takes around 1 to 3 hours to complete.
Breast Implant Options
No two women are exactly alike, so there’s a variety of breast implants on the market. They come in many different shapes, materials, profiles, and sizes, and each can be adjusted to match the patient’s needs. One of the best ways to achieve flattering, natural-looking results is to choose the right breast implants for your figure. Here are a few factors to consider when considering breast implants.
Many women find this detail one of the most exciting parts of breast augmentation. Some patients come to their first consultation with an idea about what size they want, but it’s important to be flexible with your choice. The same implant size can look very different on women with different body proportions. Dr. Soto and our staff will take measurements and help you find an implant size that suits your natural body shape.
Breast implants are filled with either saline (saltwater) or silicone gel. Silicone implants are the most popular kind currently in use, and they are highly recommended for patients who are thinner and want a more natural look. Saline breast implants, on the other hand, cost less overall and potential ruptures can be more easily detected. Each type has its own unique benefits depending on your breast augmentation goals.
Also known as “projection,” the profile of your implant describes how far it protrudes from your body when viewed from the side. High-profile implants may be better suited for individuals with narrower frames, while low-profile implants may look well-balanced on women with wider frames. Dr. Soto will help you select the right profile for your body and your goals.
Dr. Armando Soto
Dr. Soto is a board-certified plastic surgeon who brings an exceptional level of attention, skill, and
integrity to every patient and procedure. For more than 15 years, he has helped Orlando women and men
look and feel fabulous using innovative yet proven surgical and nonsurgical options.
Breast implant incisions depend on the patient’s preferences and the kind of implant used. Dr. Soto offers various incision choices that can be used to achieve different looks and results.
This small incision is made at the base of the breast, near where it connects to the chest. The implant is then inserted through the incision, which is well concealed in the breast crease, and can be easily hidden by bra bands or bikini tops.
This incision is made along the lower edge of the areola (the darkened skin surrounding the nipple), where it is well camouflaged. Women who plan on breastfeeding may choose to avoid this incision to prevent possible damage to the milk ducts and glands.
This approach is often used by women who want to avoid incisions on the breast. However, it prevents visual access to the implant pocket, so an endoscope may be used during implant insertion.
What Is Natural Breast Augmentation?
For patients who want fuller breasts without using implants, Dr. Soto offers natural breast augmentation via fat transfer. This technique uses fat collected from other areas of the body (such as the flanks, abdomen, and thighs) with liposuction, and uses it to augment the shape of the breasts. However, while many patients enjoy this more natural approach, the results are much less dramatic than traditional augmentation with implants. Natural breast augmentation is best for women who want a modest increase in size or subtle refinement in shape.
How Long Is Breast Augmentation Recovery?
Most patients can return to work around 3 to 5 days after their breast augmentation procedure. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, or soreness during these first few days, but they should resolve after 10 to 14 days. More intensive movements, such as reaching, lifting, or high-impact exercise, should be postponed for 4 to 6 weeks. Dr. Soto will provide detailed recovery instructions to help make the healing process as smooth as possible.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Orlando?
The price of breast augmentation in the Orlando, FL, area depends on several different factors. The type of implants you choose, the complexity of the procedure, and operating fees all influence the final cost. On average, breast augmentation at our practice is $6,800. Dr. Soto will give you a customized quote after your private consultation.
Can I Combine Breast Augmentation With Other Procedures?
Yes, breast augmentation is often combined with other cosmetic procedures. Many patients choose breast augmentation with lift to add volume while also raising the breasts to a perkier position. Dr. Soto also often combines breast augmentation with a tummy tuck and liposuction as part of a mommy makeover. Dr. Soto can walk you through your different treatment choices and help find a combination best suited for your body and goals.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
Can I still breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation rarely interferes with a woman’s ability to breastfeed her baby. It is important to tell your plastic surgeon if you plan to breastfeed in the future so incisions aren’t made around the nipple, which involves a slight risk of disrupting the breasts’ milk ducts.
What if I want to remove my implants someday?
Women who choose to remove their breast implants undergo a procedure called explant surgery. During this surgery, a plastic surgeon usually removes the implants and the capsule of scar tissue that forms around the implants, restoring the breasts to their natural size. The procedure is often combined with breast lift surgery to address sagging.
Will my breast implants need to be replaced eventually?
Implants can last for 10, 15, or even 20 years. If you’re happy with the way you look and don’t experience complications, there’s no reason to replace them before then. But at some point, most women need to have their implants replaced in a procedure called breast revision.
How painful is recovery after breast augmentation surgery?
Every patient’s recovery is unique. Some women have a higher tolerance for discomfort than others, and that’s true for post-surgical pain, too. You can expect to experience some soreness during the first few days of recovery, which can be managed with either over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. Closely follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions to minimize discomfort.
Are breast implants worth it?
Only you can decide whether getting breast implants is really worth it. Many, many women feel more confident after undergoing breast augmentation, and they enjoy being able to wear stylish clothes that they couldn’t with smaller breasts.