Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery for women to attain their ideal breast size and increase their self-image and confidence. Dr. Careaga is the premier Miami Breast Augmentation expert and performs customized breast augmentation surgery to provide you with fuller, larger, firmer and better-proportioned breasts. This surgery is an effective solution to reach your body shaping goals.
Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery Miami?
Careaga Plastic Surgery offers an immaculate and serene setting with cutting-edge technology suited for your cosmetic surgery needs. Additionally, the dedicated staff at Careaga Plastic Surgery are highly professional with an abundance of experience in the beautification industry. Dr. Careaga has acquired years of higher education, which is reflected in his fruitful and extensive career as a plastic surgeon. He performs breast augmentations with precision and skill, giving his patients the full breasts they desire to help achieve their bikini body.
Breast Augmentation Can Correct:
Many women feel their breasts are disproportionately small compared to the rest of their figure. Breast augmentation adds desired fullness to the breasts, creating a more pleasing, voluptuous silhouette.Request More Information
Breast Volume Loss
Several factors contribute to breast volume loss. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging may cause the breasts to look deflated. Breast augmentation restores breast volume and firmness for a fuller, firmer appearance.Request More Information
Breast asymmetry affects most women. Having vastly uneven breasts, however, can damage a woman’s confidence and make it difficult to find clothes that fit properly. Sometimes, breast augmentation is combined with other procedures, such as breast lift or breast reduction, to correct asymmetrical breasts as efficiently as possible.Request More Information
Breast Augmentation Options
The options for customizing breast augmentation are endless. You can achieve a personalized bustline by choosing the type of implant, incision location, and implant placement that suits your needs. Dr. Careaga offers expert breast augmentation at his state-of-the-art Careaga Plastic Surgery located in the heart of Miami, Florida. During your consultation, Dr. Careaga will review the various unique choices you have for changing the size and shape of your breasts. With the aid of the Crisalix 3D virtual reality simulator, you will have the ability to see exactly how your breasts will look after surgery and what options are best-suited for your individual preferences.
Types of Implants
- Silicone outer shell filled with a sterile saline solution
- Best for patients looking for a pronounced breast profile
- More cost-effective than silicone implants
- Can be inserted through a variety of incision locations
- Silicone outer shell filled with cohesive silicone gel
- Replicates the look and feel of natural breast tissue
- Less likely to ripple or rupture
- Silicone outer shell filled with highly cohesive silicone gel
- Replicates the look and feel of natural breast tissue
- Maintains its shape (form-stable)
This incision lies under the breast along the natural crease where it can be concealed. Silicone or saline implants may be inserted through this type of incision.
Implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle, which conceals the top edges of the implants. This type of placement is suitable for patients with little to no breast tissue because it creates a natural-looking breast slope.
Implants are placed under the breast tissue but over the pectoralis muscle. Subglandular implant placement is most appropriate for women with sufficient breast tissue to cover and smooth the top of the implant.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Combinations
Breast augmentation surgery is commonly combined with additional procedures to achieve the desired shape and projection of the breasts and provide optimal body contouring. Breast augmentation can be combined with breast lift, breast reduction, and tummy tuck surgery to reduce the need to undergo multiple procedures.
Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
Adding a breast lift to your breast augmentation surgery can address issues with sagging, deflated-looking breasts caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, gravity, weight loss, and genetic factors. Removing excess skin and repositioning the breasts on the chest through a breast lift can significantly enhance the breasts by reshaping and resizing them for a youthful appearance. This procedure can also correct asymmetrical areolas (the skin surrounding the nipples) and nipples that face downward by repositioning them to a higher, even position on the breasts. If areolas are enlarged, they can also be reduced to a smaller size that is more symmetrical. When combined with breast augmentation, the breasts are also enhanced for added volume and cleavage to achieve the desired results.
Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck (Mommy Makeover)
Aging, pregnancy, significant weight loss, and other contributing factors can lead to loose, excess skin and fat on the stomach, which can cause embarrassment for many people. Maintaining a healthy diet and consistently exercising is typically not enough to address specific fat deposits in the waist area. Luckily, a tummy tuck can remove fat and skin from the stomach region and tighten the abdominal muscles to reduce tummy bulges and achieve a smoother, chiseled midsection. When a tummy tuck is performed with breast augmentation, it can improve the appearance of the midsection and the breasts for a boost in self-esteem. There are different options for tummy tuck surgery, including a mini or a full tummy tuck, so expressing your concerns and desires during your consultation will help your surgeon determine the best option to achieve your goals.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Concerns
Some patients experience temporary swelling and bruising. After subglandular implant placement, patients can return to work within a couple of days. Submuscular implant placement requires about one week of at-home recovery. Strenuous work and activities must be avoided for up to six weeks after surgery.
Because Dr. Careaga places the incisions along the breast crease, any scarring usually goes unnoticed. Most scars also tend to fade significantly over time.
The cost of breast augmentation varies depending on the type of implants and techniques used, anesthesia fees, and geographical location. Dr. Careaga will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your breast augmentation consultation.
Discomfort after breast augmentation surgery can be minimized with pain medication, if necessary. Submuscular implant placement tends to be more painful than subglandular implant placement, but the pain subsides significantly within a few days.
Implant Warranty and Financing
Dr. Careaga takes every precaution to reduce the likelihood that you will ever have any issues with your implants, and he only uses the best implants with the best warranties. Every new breast augmentation performed by Dr. Careaga comes with the Sientra® Platinum20™ Product Replacement and Limited Warranty program, so you can rest assured that if any unlikely circumstances like implant rupture or capsular contracture do arise, you will be covered at no additional cost. The warranty includes the following:
- Lifetime coverage of implants in the event of a rupture. Replacement implants are completely free to the patient.
- Up to $5,000 for uncovered fees and costs due to an implant rupture for 20 years.
- Free implant replacement for complications of capsular contracture (Baker Grade III/IV), late-forming seroma, and double capsule for 20 years.
- Up to $2,000 for uncovered fees and costs due to capsular contracture (Baker Grade III/IV), late-forming seroma, and double capsule for two years.
Full details on the warranty program can be found here.
Careaga Plastic Surgery does everything they can to ensure that their services are affordable for every patient. Providing financing options is just one of the ways we try to help with this part of the process. These programs can be used individually or combined to fit your personal needs. We currently have three financing options available:
- ALPHAEON: A lifestyle healthcare that focuses on helping you be the best you possible. For patients who would like to use their healthcare in more instances than only when they are sick.
- CareCredit®: A financing option that can be used multiple times without having to reapply. This credit can be used to fund procedures for your entire family.
- United Medical Credit: This option comes with multiple plans to choose from, instant decisions, and no pre-payment penalties.
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation
At what age can I undergo breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is recommended for women who have completed their breast development. Saline implants are FDA approved for patients age 18 and older, and silicone implants are FDA approved for patients age 22 and over.
How long does breast augmentation surgery take?
Breast augmentation usually takes less than two hours to complete on its own; however, if it is combined with breast lift and other procedures, it will take longer.
What kind of anesthesia is used for breast augmentation?
General anesthesia is required for submuscular breast augmentation. Subglandular augmentation may be performed under local anesthesia.
Can breast augmentation lift my breasts?
Breast augmentation gives some lift to the breasts, but breast lift surgery may be required to correct moderate to severe sagging. You can combine breast lift and breast augmentation for optimal results.
What is a cohesive gel implant?
Dr. Careaga offers a revolutionary soft solid implant known as the cohesive gel implant. Cohesive gel implants are long lasting and maintain their shape, making them ideal for many breast augmentation patients.
What if I am having trouble finding the funding for the operations?
Careaga Plastic Surgery offers personal financing options for this very reason. Visit this page to see how our financing partners can help you achieve your desired appearance through flexible, tailored financing options.
How long is the recovery process?
Most patients are able to return to work after a couple days of recovery. Some may experience temporary swelling and bruising. Depending on the type of implant you are getting, you could need up to one week of at-home recovery. It is recommended that strenuous activities are avoided for up to six weeks following the surgery.
Can I combine breast augmentation with other procedures?
Breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift to address any sagging caused by pregnancy, aging, gravity, weight loss, or other factors. You can also combine breast augmentation with a tummy tuck—a combination of procedures known as a Mommy Makeover—to improve the appearance of the midsection.