As the single most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the country, breast augmentations are received by over one million women every year. Dr. Anh Vu specializes in breast augmentation and other breast surgeries, and offers these treatments to patients located in and around St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach.
What is a Breast Augmentation?
A breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that can increase the size of the breasts and adjust their shape or symmetry. This technique is great for women who have experienced changes in their breasts due to aging or pregnancy. Many patients find that a breast augmentation gives them a more contoured appearance, creating breasts that better fit the size of their body.
What Are Breast Implants?
Inserting breast implants is the most common method used for breast augmentation, which involves inserting saline or silicone implants into the breast area. These implants are designed to mimic the feel and consistency of natural breasts, and can create long-lasting results. Dr. Anh Vu uses the subfascial technique for breast implants, meaning that implants are attached to the tissue underneath the muscles in the breasts. This allows for more natural-looking and feeling results, while cutting down recovery time significantly.
What is Breast Implant Removal?
Breast implant removal is available to patients who would like to remove their implants or change their implant size or material. This procedure is performed almost identically to breast implant surgery, and Dr. Anh Vu typically uses the incision points where implants were inserted to remove implants.
How is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every breast implant begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Breast surgery can create long-term, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with the patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during surgery, which involves precise incisions made underneath the breast, in the armpit, or around the areola, depending on the patient's aesthetic goals. Then, the implants of choice are inserted and the surgery is complete. All breast surgeries are performed under anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable throughout treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Breast Augmentation?
Because Dr. Anh Vu uses the subfascial method of breast implantation, there is much less discomfort after surgery than with other methods of augmentation. As a result, patients can expect to return to work only a few days after surgery and can resume exercise and other activities after approximately two weeks. Regardless of this accelerated recovery time, we recommend that patients get as much rest as possible following their surgery. Patients may experience minor swelling after their breast augmentation, but their full results should be visible immediately. Following your procedure, Dr. Vu will review instructions for specific post-surgery care and discuss the timing of any follow-up appointments.
How Long Do the Results from a Breast Augmentation Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from a breast augmentation can last for years and look completely natural.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?
If you would like to increase the size of your breasts or adjust their shape or symmetry, you may be a good candidate for a breast augmentation. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine the best treatment option based on the results you hope to achieve. Breast augmentations are considered a cosmetic treatment, meaning that they are not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
What’s the difference between breast augmentation and breast implants?
The difference between a breast augmentation and breast implants is that breast augmentation is the name of the procedure, while breast implants are the devices used to produce results. A breast augmentation includes any technique used to enhance breast size and shape. Breast implants are a specific technique, which involves placing implants into the breast for a natural look and feel.
What age is best for breast augmentation?
Before considering breast augmentation, it’s important that the breasts are fully developed. For most patients, this happens by the age of 18. After this point, there is no best age for a breast augmentation. If you are interested in enhancing the shape or size of the breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation regardless of your age.
What’s the safest breast implant?
Modern breast implants must meet strict health and safety guidelines set by the FDA, which means that all standard breast implants are safe for use with breast augmentation. The most common types of implants are saline and silicone, both of which are considered safe implants. While all implants come with risks, patients may want to consider each implant type’s inherent risks.
How long does a breast augmentation last?
Breast augmentations can last for many years. Ultimately, a breast augmentation can be expected to last as long as patients continue to be satisfied with their results. In many cases, though, patients choose to replace their breast implants over time as they age and their cosmetic goals change.
How painful is a breast augmentation?
The breast augmentation procedure is performed with general anesthesia, which means that patients will be asleep and will not experience any pain during the surgery. Any pain associated with a breast augmentation will occur during the recovery process, particularly within the first two weeks. After your surgery, we’ll provide you with a prescription for pain medication as well as clear recovery guidelines to help you manage your pain and enjoy a comfortable recovery process.
A breast augmentation can help patients achieve the full, curvaceous physique that they desire. Dr. Anh Vu is highly skilled in cosmetic surgery and uses the most advanced techniques available to offer patients stunningly natural results. If you are considering a breast augmentation, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve patients from the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach areas.