Breast augmentation is among the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures available, owing to the variety of techniques and use cases for which it is prescribed. Whether you are seeking to balance asymmetry between breasts, or restore volume and shape lost over the years, breast augmentation surgery can result in a beautifully contoured bustline and natural appearance. The key is to enhance the patient’s natural beauty, accentuating what patients already have in order to achieve their cosmetic breast enhancement goals.
Breast augmentation typically involves the strategic placement of implants – either above, below, or partially beneath the chest muscles – to create a balanced silhouette that complements your body structure. For those seeking a more natural route, we also specialize in fat transfer breast augmentation. This innovative technique utilizes your body’s own tissue, relocated from areas with excess fat such as the abdomen, to enrich and shape the bust. This method can be used alone or in conjunction with implants, offering a versatile and personalized enhancement experience.
Like all cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation is a highly individual process, and we have the highest regard for the patient's desires. Whatever your goals, The Centre works with you to inform and support your process from initial consultation, through the procedure, to recovery, and beyond.
Breast augmentation, more than just a procedure, is a path to renewed confidence and self-esteem. By enhancing the size and shape of your breasts, this surgery caters to a variety of personal needs and aesthetic desires. Whether you're seeking to add volume lost due to factors like aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss, or aiming to achieve a fuller, more balanced bustline, breast augmentation offers a tailored solution.
For many, the procedure is a transformative journey towards reclaiming their body image. It can correct asymmetrical breasts, offering symmetry and a more proportionate silhouette. For those dealing with congenital breast deformities or changes due to injury, breast augmentation provides a reconstructive solution, restoring not just form, but also a sense of normalcy and wellbeing.
Beyond physical enhancement, the emotional and psychological uplift that comes with achieving your desired appearance cannot be overstated. This journey with us is not just about changing how you look, but also about enhancing how you feel about yourself. With our team's expertise and your vision, we collaborate to create results that are not just about size, but about harmonizing your body's proportions and enhancing your natural beauty.
Our options include saline implants, known for their safety and adjustability, and silicone implants, celebrated for their natural feel and look.
For those seeking the latest advancements, we also provide "gummy bear" implants, renowned for their cohesive gel that mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. Another innovative option is the IDEAL implant, combining the benefits of both saline and silicone.
Round implants are uniformly shaped, while teardrop-shaped implants have more projection at the bottom and are tapered on top. Gummy bear implants are a third type of shaped silicone implant. Because they are made with cohesive silicone gel, this type of implant will not leak if ruptured. However, they have a firmer feel and breasts can appear unusually shaped if they shift out of position. Round implants pose no such concern.
Breast implants are measured in volume of cubic centimeters (CCs). Since size is the most important aspect of your augmentation, the surgeon will work carefully to help you choose the size that will suit you best. You must also have enough breast tissue to accommodate the breast implant size you desire. Since CC’s are a different kind of measurement than cup size, you can try on sizers to get an idea of what will look best for you. Another way that breast implant sizes are measured refers to their profile. A higher implant profile means that the implant projects higher off the chest. This is determined by the width of the base. Higher profile implants have a smaller base than moderate profiles, which creates a more prominent silhouette.
Your breast augmentation journey at The Centre begins with a personalized consultation. This crucial step is where we align your desires with the realities of cosmetic enhancement. Our expert surgeons take the time to understand not just your aesthetic goals but also your lifestyle, health, and body structure. This comprehensive approach ensures that the chosen surgical technique and implant type are perfectly tailored to you.
We believe in an informed decision-making process. During the consultation, every aspect of the procedure, from the type of implant to the placement and expected outcomes, is discussed in detail. We encourage you to voice your concerns and desires, allowing us to provide you with the best possible guidance and care. This one-on-one interaction sets the foundation for a surgery that’s not just about enhancing your appearance but also about enriching your confidence and self-image.
The procedure typically starts with the administration of anesthesia, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the surgery. Dr. Malek will choose whether general anesthesia or local anesthesia is best patient to patient.
Incision placement is a key aspect of our technique. Options include under the breast crease, around the areola, or through the armpit, each with its advantages and geared towards minimizing visible scarring.
Once the incision is made, the chosen implants – saline or silicone – are carefully inserted. Depending on your body type and desired outcome, implants can be placed either above or below the chest muscle.
The final step involves closing the incisions with sutures, after which we apply bandages to aid in healing. Our surgeons use their extensive expertise to ensure that the incisions are placed strategically, resulting in scars that are as inconspicuous as possible.
For some women, the goal of breast augmentation goes beyond size enhancement – it's about achieving an overall harmonious and youthful appearance. This is where our combination procedures come into play. We frequently pair breast augmentation with a breast lift, addressing both volume and sagging concerns in a single surgery.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, elevates and reshapes the breasts, providing a firmer, perkier contour. When combined with augmentation, it can dramatically rejuvenate the breast profile. This dual procedure is particularly beneficial for those who have experienced changes in breast shape and position due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or aging. Each combination procedure is carefully planned to suit your individual anatomy and aesthetic goals, ensuring a result that is both beautiful and natural.
Recovery is a vital phase where your comfort and healing are our top priorities. Patients can generally return to a desk job after about a week of proper recovery. Lifting and strenuous arm activity should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks. Discomfort may be experienced and will subside in about a week. However, the total amount of time needed for recovery depends greatly upon the method of implant placement used. Subglandular breast implant placement (the placement of implants above the pectoral muscle) involves a shorter recovery time than patients who undergo submuscular breast implant placement (the placement of implants underneath the pectoral muscle).
To support your recovery, you may be asked wearing a compression garment, which helps in reducing swelling and aids in the proper positioning of the breast implants. Following your surgeon's instructions diligently is crucial for optimal healing and achieving the desired results.
During this period, it’s essential to avoid strenuous activities or any undue pressure on the chest area to ensure proper healing of the surgical site. Our team provides comprehensive post-operative guidelines and is always available for any questions or concerns you might have. Monitoring for any signs of complications, like shortness of breath or chest pain, is important and should be communicated immediately.
While breast augmentation is widely recognized for its high safety profile, like any surgical procedure, it comes with certain risks. During your consultation, we discuss these potential risks, which may include bleeding, infection, changes in nipple sensation, and fluid accumulation. Our team employs the latest surgical techniques and adheres to stringent safety protocols to minimize these risks. Understanding these aspects is crucial for making an informed decision. Rest
Post-surgery, you'll notice an immediate enhancement in breast size and projection. As you recover, the true beauty of your new shape will gradually unveil itself, with swelling subsiding and the natural form taking shape.
It's important to have realistic expectations. While results are long-lasting, they are not immune to the effects of aging and lifestyle changes. Periodic evaluations and maintenance might be necessary. Our goal is to ensure you feel a renewed sense of confidence, embracing your body with greater self-assurance.
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are individuals seeking to enhance their body image and boost their self-confidence. You may be a suitable candidate if you are in good physical and mental health, have realistic expectations about the outcomes, and wish to increase the size, improve the symmetry, or restore the volume of your breasts.
Women who have experienced changes in breast size or shape due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or aging often find this procedure particularly beneficial. It's also suitable for those wanting to correct congenital breast issues or asymmetry.
It's essential to undergo this procedure for yourself and not to meet someone else's expectations. A consultation with our expert surgeons will help determine if breast augmentation aligns with your health, body structure, and personal goals.
The cost of a breast augmentation procedure varies based on body and skin types along with combined procedures performed. Please call or schedule a consultation for more information.
Delaware is a prime destination for cosmetic surgery, primarily due to its significant tax benefits and strategic location. The state's no sales tax policy is a major financial advantage, making both the surgical procedures and related expenses more cost-effective. This benefit is particularly attractive for patients looking at high-end treatments or purchasing post-operative care products.
Furthermore, Delaware's ideal location in the Mid-Atlantic region is another key factor. Easily accessible from several major cities, it provides convenience for patients traveling for their procedures. This accessibility, combined with the state's tax-friendly policies, positions Delaware as a wise and practical choice for those seeking quality cosmetic surgery.
Ready to explore the possibilities of breast augmentation? Call today to schedule a free medical consultation. This is your opportunity to ask questions, discuss your goals, and learn about your options in a supportive, no-pressure environment. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized guidance to help you make an informed decision. Call us today to begin your journey towards the results you've always envisioned.
Ideal candidates have realistic expectations for procedure, are in good medical health, can commit to proper recovery time, desire to add volume to disproportionately small breasts, restore balance to asymmetrical breasts, or simply create a more voluptuous contour.
It is best to schedule a consultation to decide on which implant is best for you as this procedure customized to the specific goals of the individual patient.
Yes, fat transfer can be an excellent alternative for some people. Compared to implants, fat transfer can only make small volume adjustments and excellent shaping contours, which is why it is usually used in conjunction with breast implants or breast lift procedures. If you only want minimal increases in volume and desire a natural alternative to implants, then fat transfer may be for you.
Pricing varies based on body and skin types along with combined procedures performed. Please call or schedule a consultation for more information.
Dr. Malek grew up in Tehran, Iran. He lived as an exchange student in Wahpeton, North Dakota before returning to Iran and graduating from Tehran University School of Medicine in 1976. Dr. Malek finished his training in general surgery and became board certified as a general surgeon, and completed his training and became a board certified plastic surgeon thereafter. He subsequently completed a fellowship in head, neck, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas before returning to Wilmington in 1984.
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