Why Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is done to enlarge breasts that are naturally small, to restore breast size and shape after pregnancy, weight loss or breast feeding and to:

  • restore symmetry if the breasts are not asymmetrical
  • restore the breast after the patient underwent breast cancer or some other condition that affected the breast size and shape.

Breast augmentation can benefit you. There are a few decisions one must make with the help Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. to have this procedure done.

Self-Esteem Boost

Typically women experience a significant boost in their overall self-esteem and how they feel about themselves sexually and towards their partners. According to an article published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 98% of women who underwent breast augmentation surgery said that the results met their expectations. In addition to this women also reported that they had improvement in overall quality of life after the procedure. This research makes all too much sense, when a woman isn’t happy with her body, and is forced to live with it day in and day out, once she gets the issue resolved it is a whole new beginning and chapter in her life. Her loved ones can enjoy her more now than ever as well. The common saying, “happy wife, happy life” rings true.

Statistics

In one study, 225  women that underwent breast augmentation surgery reported   that they were back to normal within 25 days of their surgery date.

  • 85% said that their new breast size was “just right”
  • 13% said a larger size would have been better
  • Less than 2% would have preferred a smaller size.

These findings support a general tendency to go a little larger …especially if you are going back and forth between two sizes you more than likely will be pleased to have gone up in size than down. We hear this all too often that women wish this would’ve gone bigger and rarely hear it the other way around.

  • 1% were not happy with their scars.
  • 75% thought that their breast firmness was “just right”
  • 98% said their results met with their expectations.

The key words here are “met with their expectations” its just as important if not more to have realistic expectations for your breast augmentation surgery. In our edited and photoshopped society we live in it is important to keep those facts in mind when imaging your end result. It’s perfectly normal to expect great looking breasts just not perfect in every aspect like some pictures would lead us to believe.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, there were  286,000 breast augmentations procedures in the USA in 2014. Breast augmentation was also named One of The Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in 2014. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that women getting breast augmentations are growing rapidly and becoming more and more common.

What are breast implants

A breast implant is placed inside the breast to reshape or reconstruct the physical form of the breast. The implant allows surgeons to create an entirely different breast than the one we are born with and aim for the shape and size that will make the patient and surgeon happy with their end result. The outer layer of the breast implant is made of firm silicone. The inside of the implant is where the different options come from, they can either be filled with salt water (saline solution) or silicone gel. At The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we are proud to offer patients the option of silicone gel-filled breast implants, since they are much softer and feel more natural than saline-filled breast implants.The makers of these breast implants say that a standard amount of time that their safe to be in the body is 10 years give or take.

Incision Types

Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. makes incisions in inconspicuous places on or around the breast to minimize scar visibility. The incisions may be located in three different places. First, in the armpit (transaxillary) this incision is one of the newer ones offered by surgeons and has given great results. Second, the crease on the underside of the breast (inframammary) no one will be able to see this unless they are right underneath you and even then it is hard to notice once the patient is fully recovered and the incisions are completely healed. Lastly, around the areola (periareolar) the dark skin around the nipple.

Placement Options

The first option is having a Submuscular placement of the breast implant, this means that the implant would be underneath the pectoral muscle. The recovery time from this placement may be a little bit longer than above because it is going under a muscle that hasn’t had anything underneath it. If this is your second time getting implants underneath the muscle then it shouldn’t be too much of a difference. Placing the implant underneath the muscle gives the breast a more natural look, reduced risk of capsular contracture (post-operative tightening around the implant) and less interference with mammogram examinations. The other option is a Subglandular placement which is behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle.

Before / After Photo

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BREAST AUGMENTATION

Mark A Bishara M.D. P.A. and the Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa provide silicone and saline breast augmentation surgery for patients living in Dallas, Grand Prairie, Fort Worth, Arlington, Southlake, Highland Park and Burleson.

CONSULTATION WITH DR. MARK A. BISHARA, M.D. P.A.

Upon arrival to the Paragon Plastic Surgery Center you will fill out basic information regarding your health status, take photographs, undergo our three-dimensional body scan and spend time face-to-face with Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. discussing the pros and cons to each procedure you may be a candidate for. In addition, you will have the opportunity to try on breast implants to gain a perspective on what size and type of implant would be best. Ultimately, leaving our facility with an individual treatment plan, pricing and the implant you want.

PROCEDURE LOCATION

Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. maintains surgical attending privileges at Mansfield Medical Center and throughout the Methodist Hospital System, where his father is a Legacy in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Most cosmetic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. are held at the privately owned Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa surgery center in Mansfield, Texas. The location is 1101 Matlock Rd. in Mansfield Texas.
This facility established in 2014 is a State of The Art, World Class AAAHC Certified Surgery Center with two fully equipped and certified operating rooms. The family waiting area is equipped with linear fireplaces, Italian glass-blown chandeliers and plenty of relaxation space for love ones to wait during your procedure. All anesthesia providers are certified in their field.

INSIDER INFORMATION

In general, most women from ages 18 to 35 are interested in primary for augmentation. These women typically have small under-developed breasts.
Women who are ages 20 to 40 who have had several children may also experience involutional micromastia where the breast gland deflates overtime. These women may be interested in increasing the breast size and lifting in a procedure known as augmentation mastopexy.
Finally, there are patients who have had previous breast surgery before that may need a Revision Breast Surgery due to asymmetry, unevenness, rippling, capsular contraction or hardening of the implants. These patients are typically undergo removal of the breast implants in exchange for another larger implant or switching from sailing to silicone.
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There are seasons for everything, but one thing you wouldn’t expect to be seasonal is cosmetic surgery. Any plastic surgeon, however, will tell you that the spring is the season for breast augmentations and liposuction, and the season for facelifts is right after Christmas. And many other procedures are more common during certain times of the year.

The reasons for this seasonality become obvious when you consider each procedure. During the spring, women start thinking about that dreaded bathing suit. They try them on and might notice a little fat that wasn’t there last year, or they might wish they filled it out better in certain areas. Since it takes a month or so to look reasonable in a bathing suit after cosmetic surgery, by July 4, if the surgery hasn’t been performed yet, many women wait until after the summer. 
When it comes to facial surgery, like face or eyelid lifts, fall or winter surgery is most common. While you should be able to face the public two weeks after a facelift, you might not really want to. You’ll have residual swelling and even a little bruising up to a month after the lift, and there’s always a chance of some odd lumps and bumps. It’s a lot easier to wear scarves or heavier makeup when it’s cold outside. When planning for cosmetic surgery, you might be pleasantly surprised at how fast you recover, but 5-10% of people have one thing or another that slows down their recovery. When planning out your schedule, you really have to plan for the worst-case scenario.
Recovery from larger procedures takes longer than recovery from smaller procedures. And older women take longer to bounce back than younger ones. And, of course, if you have significant medical problems, you have a much higher chance of a complication after surgery; you and your surgeon may decide to forgo surgery and improve your appearance with less invasive procedures that are less demanding on your body.
While some office procedures like Botox, Xeomin and Fillers, are easier to do and really don’t have seasonality, not all types of procedures are suited for the summer. Chemical peels and some laser treatments require strict avoidance of sun, so unless you live in a cave or are a vampire, you might consider having these treatments during the fall-winter months.

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WHY DO WOMEN UNDERGO BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY?

Most women seek breast augmentation for more than one reason. In fact, most women cite several reasons. The overwhelming majority of women cite the desire to look better both naked and clothed as reasons to undergo breast augmentation, while many simply desire to have larger breasts. Confidence and a desire to have improved self-esteem are also common reasons for breast augmentation. Whatever the reason, it is important that a woman seek out breast augmentation for herself and not as a reaction to the desires of others.

HOW SATISFIED ARE WOMEN WITH THEIR BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY?

For most women, breast augmentation has a number of benefits. More than 90 percent of women who undergo breast augmentation are pleased with their decision to get implants and would recommend breast augmentation to others. More than 80 percent also report that their self-confidence improved after breast augmentation, even if they already had high self-esteem before surgery. As an added bonus, 70 percent of women report having a more satisfying sex life after breast augmentation, and more than 60 percent report having sex more frequently.
If you have been considering breast augmentation, a great first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Bishara. Call us today at (817) 473-2120 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

Quick, name three materials other than silicone or saline that have used historically for breast augmentation! On what animal were recent predecessors of modern silicone implants first tested on? Think you know? Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States, and it isn’t surprising when you consider the level of satisfaction most women report after their surgery. However, very few know the history of augmentation and statistics that surround this popular procedure. Read on to learn a brief history of breast augmentation, as well as the reasons why women seek breast augmentation and other fun facts.

BREAST AUGMENTATION IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Long before modern silicone and saline implants were available, women were subjected to a number of questionable materials when seeking breast enhancement. At one time, surgeons used materials such as glass balls, carved ivory, wood chips, peanut oil, and even ox cartilage to fill out the breasts. The resulting complications are too disturbing to describe.
In the 1880s, an Austrian physician named Robert Gersuny began to offer paraffin injections in the breasts as an augmentation method. However, women suffered from complications such as having unnatural hard masses in the breasts to experiencing life-threatening conditions such as blood clots in the lungs and brain. Later, silicone was injected directly into the breasts without good results, although with significantly fewer complications than Gersuny’s methods and materials. Scarily, these methods of breast augmentation are still in use in some parts of Asia.

20TH CENTURY BREAST AUGMENTATION ADVANCES

Moving forward to the 1960s, an American surgeon named Thomas Cronin was carrying a bag of blood when he realized that it was similar in consistency to a human breast. Cronin had already developed silicone prosthetics and realized that he could put together the idea of a solid bag with silicone gel to form implants. Cronin and his colleague, Frank Gerow, developed the first true predecessor to modern breast implants. The first prototypes were implanted in a dog named Esmeralda.
After World Wars I and II, mass media such as movies and magazines began to place wider emphasis on appearances, and starlets such as Marilyn Monroe were often cited as the ideal for body shape and breast size. This created a push for proper surgical solutions for women who were unsatisfied with their breasts.
Technology advanced fairly rapidly after Cronin and Gerow’s developments, and now breast implants are safer than ever before with oversight by the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA). Although there are risks with any procedure, cosmetic or otherwise, breast implants have come so far in terms of both materials and surgical approach that breast augmentation is now often considered one of the safest of all surgeries performed in the United States.

WHAT ABOUT BREAST IMPLANTS USED TODAY?

In the United States, the FDA currently has approved two types of implants, both of which are encased in silicone shells. The choice of material inside the implants is either silicone or saline. Thirty-one percent of implants used in the United States are saline-filled, and these implants may come either pre-filled or they may be filled after they are placed. Saline implants are FDA-approved for women 18 years of age and older. The remaining 69 percent are filled with a stable, silicone gel. Silicone gel implants are available pre-filled, and are FDA-approved for women over the age of 22.
If you have been considering breast augmentation, a great first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Bishara at The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. Call us today at (817) 473-2120 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!