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Breast Augmentation

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts through the use of saline or silicone breast implants. Breast augmentation is often utilized to create more symmetrical breasts, as well as to correct a reduction in breast volume following pregnancy. Additionally, the surgery can—to some degree—lift a sagging bustline. Breast augmentation surgery is the most common procedure performed by our Orlando plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani. He is a leader in this area of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is recognized as a partner in the advancement of plastic surgery and named as one of the Top 25 Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgeons in the United States as an appointed member of the physician advisory board for the LEAD program. The LEAD (Leadership, Experience in Augmentation and Development) program is hosted by Mentor Corporation.

In addition, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani has had the privilege of being one of the surgeons in Florida to participate in the CPG or “contour profile gel” implant clinical trial in the United States. It is an implant that is widely used throughout the world and is now under pending review for FDA approval. The CPG implant features a teardrop shape that can provide patients with more natural-looking breasts. They are often preferred by women who are looking for a gently sloping breast silhouette. The Cohesive Gel Implant is designed to mimic this shape. Only surgeons selected to participate in this study have access to the CPG implants and can determine patient eligibility, the criteria for choosing participants including surgical expertise and a commitment to careful patient follow-up care. There are approximately sixty surgeons throughout the United States who were invited to take part in the trial. In Florida, only two surgeons were selected to participate, making Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani one of the rare few plastic surgeons offering CPG implants.

My consultion with Dr Trevisani ended my three year search for a plastic surgeon. He is genuine, honest and understanding. The main reason I chose him was for the high level of service he provides his patients. I was confident I was in good hands. Not only were my expections met, they were exceeded. I couldn’t be happier!

- Lori
*Individual Results May Vary

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?

Millions of women have received breast augmentation and achieved the look and feel they desire. Patients who are in good general health and who have reasonable expectations for the result can be excellent candidates for this procedure. If you would like larger, shapelier, and/or more symmetrical breasts, breast augmentation can help. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will evaluate your characteristics, review your cosmetic goals, and develop a customized treatment plan with these considerations in mind.

What Types of Breast Implants Are Available?

implantsDr. Jon Paul Trevisani offers a variety of breast implant types in order to provide our patients with the ability to customize their breast augmentation procedure. To best meet the cosmetic goals of his patients, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani works with each individual to find the right size, shape, and style. In a one-on-one consultation, he can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option, ensuring patients are well-informed prior to making a decision.

Below, you will find details about each of the breast implant options offered at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre.

Saline Breast Implants

FDA-approved for patients 18 years and older, saline breast implants have been used in breast augmentation procedures for many years, and continue to be the most economical breast implant option. These implants are composed of an outer silicone shell and a saline (saltwater) solution. When placed, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is able to make a very small incision because saline implants do not come pre-filled. This feature also allows Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani to carefully fill each implant to the patient’s desired volume, once placed. In the rare occurrence of an implant rupture, patients with saline breast implants are typically able to detect the issue almost immediately, due to noticeable volume loss (the body safely absorbs the saline solution). Ruptured implants can be replaced during breast revision surgery.

Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Although silicone breast implants are pre-filled, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is able to use the Keller Funnel™ technique during silicone implant placement to reduce the necessary incision size. With a strong outer silicone shell, these implants are filled with a thick silicone gel material that often provides a softer, more natural look and feel than saline implants. Patients with a thinner body frame also frequently benefit from this type of implant since it is less prone to rippling. These advantages have helped silicone gel implants become the most popular choice for our patients. Silicone gel implants have been approved by the FDA for breast augmentation since 2006 and our practice has seen an increased demand for them ever since.

Anatomically Shaped Cohesive Gel Breast Implants

Also known as Contour Profile Gel (CPG) implants, cohesive gel implants offer a unique distinction – they are filled with a thick, form-stable silicone gel. The strong outer silicone shell of these implants is anatomically shaped (similar to a teardrop shape) for a more natural appearance. Only a small percentage of patients are generally considered ideal candidates for these implants based on the specific anatomy of their breasts (shape, disposition, etc.). In a consultation, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can help patients determine if CPG implants are right for them. To help prevent implant rotation, CPG implants also feature a textured outer shell. The thick, cohesive silicone gel inside these implants differs from others made from silicone because it is more readily able to maintain its shape. Cohesive gel implants are also designed to be leak-resistant in the rare event of an implant rupture.

Which Implant Shape is Right For Me?

Breast implants are usually round or teardrop-shaped, each option having its own unique advantages depending on your cosmetic goals. A number of factors should be considered when determining the most ideal shape for your procedure, including your physiology and the type of aesthetic goal you would like to achieve. In general, round implants can offer a more prominent projection when compared to other shapes, typically creating the appearance of a fuller upper breast pole. Round implants have also been known to include a lessened risk of rippling, wherein the implant edges are seen or felt through the skin. Teardrop-shaped implants are designed to mimic the downward slope of an actual breast and are often chosen to achieve the most natural-looking aesthetic possible. This option may be more beneficial for patients with a thinner body frame who need the implant to provide most—if not all—breast volume. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will help you decide the best implant shape for your desired final outcome during a consultation.

What Are My Breast Implant Placement Options?

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How Is The Breast Augmentation Procedure Performed

There are several ways your breast augmentation procedure can be performed at our facility near Orlando, Florida. Breast implants can be placed either above or below the chest muscle, and the incisions can be made either around the areola (peri-areolar) or under the fold of the breast (Inframammary). The breast augmentation method you and Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will choose depends on factors such as breast size and your level of physical activity. Here are the different breast augmentation procedures Dr. Trevisani will discuss with you during your consultation:

  • Periareolar submuscular: During this breast augmentation procedure, the incision is made around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), and the breast implants are placed behind the chest muscle.
  • Periareolar subglandular: During this breast augmentation procedure, the incision is made around the areola, and the breast implants are placed above the chest muscle.
  • Inframmary submuscular: During this breast augmentation procedure, the incision is made in the fold under the breast, and the breast implants are placed behind the chest muscle.
  • Inframmary subglandular: During this breast augmentation procedure, the incision is made in the fold under the breast, and the breast implants are placed above the chest muscle.

Breast augmentation usually takes one to two hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia, administered by a highly-trained anesthesiologist.

Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is Keller Funnel™ Certified

CertificationSealDr. Jon Paul Trevisani is certified to execute breast augmentations with silicone implants using the Keller Funnel™ for an improved patient experience. The Keller Funnel™ allows Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani to employ a unique “No-Touch” approach that prevents the implant from coming into contact with a patient’s skin, thus reducing the potential for contamination from residual bacteria on the skin. This remarkable method also assists with preventing possible trauma to the implant’s outer shell, and is believed to help decrease the chances of capsular contracture. Patients who receive breast implants through the Keller Funnel™ technique also typically require smaller incisions, leading to minimal scarring. This innovative device streamlines the surgical procedure, often leading to reduced time in the operating room, as well.

Click here to learn more about the certification requirements and the Keller Funnel™.

Learn About Breast Enhancement with Dermal Grafting

To provide additional support and ensure satisfactory results for patients with minimal breast tissue or naturally thin skin, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani offers a unique and innovative technique known as dermal grafting. Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can use either a biologic or non-biologic graft for this treatment. Commonly used in these types of procedures, Strattice® is a natural product derived from porcine dermis (a biologic material similar to appliances commonly used in surgeries like heart valve replacement). Another biologic option available at our practice is AlloDerm®, which is a regenerative tissue matrix consisting of acellular human (cadaver) dermis. As a non-biologic alternative, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can use a surgical mesh, such as GalaFLEX®, which is a supportive monofilament surgical scaffold made up of resorbable and naturally-derived material. Ultimately, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will help you determine which option can achieve the best possible results and further enhance the outcome of your breast augmentation.

What Is Recovery Like For Breast Augmentation?

You can expect to feel sore for a few days following your breast augmentation procedure, but you should be up and around within 24 to 48 hours. Your stitches will be removed approximately 2 weeks following your breast surgery, and you can expect your breasts to remain swollen for three to five weeks. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will let you know when you can return to daily activity and exercise.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation

To help you determine the best treatment for your needs and goals, here are some answers to commonly asked questions about breast augmentation. For additional help, please contact our practice and schedule a consultation.

What will my scars look like?

The location of your scars will depend on where the incisions are placed. The most common entry point is located under the breast along the inframammary fold. Another possible option is the periareolar incision. In each case, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will make every effort to provide the smallest, least noticeable incisions possible. While the scars will appear pink and raised at first, they should fade in color and flatten over time. Most patients heal well and the resulting scar is mostly imperceptible. We can provide advice on how to enhance your recovery to maximize your outcome.

How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost?

As breast augmentation is tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals, the cost of surgery will be calculated according to the details of your treatment plan. While the price of breast augmentation will be influenced by your geographic location, as well as the expertise of your plastic surgeon, the ultimate determinants of your total expense may include:

  • The type of implants utilized
  • The surgical technique used
  • Whether your procedure includes a breast lift
  • The overall complexity of your treatment plan
  • Whether your surgery is a revisionary procedure

Although an accurate cost of your breast augmentation cannot be ascertained until Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani sees you in a consultation, patient reviews from Realself.com list the average price of surgery near Orlando at approximately $5,400. This should not be considered a true reflection of your potential expenses, but the figure may help inform your decision when researching treatment options. Rest assured our team will provide you with a personalized quote after your consultation.

To help make the cost of breast augmentation more affordable, our practice works with CareCredit®, one of the leading plastic surgery financing options in the country. Once approved through the easy application process, patients can enjoy a range of low- to no-interest payment plans that can be chosen to suit any budgetary concerns. If you would like a friendly member of our team to walk you through the application process, or if you have any other questions about our accepted modes of payment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our practice.

Breast Augmentation and Lift

While breast augmentation can yield beautiful results alone, many women seek to improve the positioning of their breasts in tandem with increasing volume. This enhancement can be achieved in a breast augmentation with lift procedure, a combination surgery frequently termed a “breast lift with implants.” For patients who would like to minimize the appearance of breast drooping in conjunction with their enlargement, a breast augmentation with lift is performed to elevate the breasts to a more youthful location while improving the contours of the breasts with implants. The surgery is designed to remove loose or excess skin causing breast sag while tightening and reshaping the remaining tissue for complete rejuvenation of an individual’s breast appearance. For the right candidates, a breast lift with implants can achieve the benefits of both mastopexy and breast augmentation during one operation and recovery period.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation

To help you determine the best treatment for your needs and goals, here are some answers to commonly asked questions about breast augmentation. For additional help, please contact our practice and schedule a consultation.

Are breast implants permanent?

Some patients will never need to have another breast surgery in their lifetime; however, most breast implants have a warranty of about 10-20 years. While ruptures and capsular contraction (a condition where scar tissue around the implant hardens) are rare occurrences, these incidents will require additional surgery. Some women choose to have a second procedure because they want another type of implant, or because they want larger or smaller implants. Some women even have them removed. Everyone’s needs and goals are unique, so it’s essential to select a plastic surgeon who will take the time to listen to your concerns and customize your treatment.

Can implants affect mammograms?

In most cases mammograms can be performed effectively on women with breast implants. You should choose a facility that has experience performing mammograms on women who have had breast augmentation. Always inform the patient coordinator you have implants when you schedule your appointment, and they should be able to pair you with a radiologist skilled in this procedure. Your physician may recommend you have an MRI if the mammogram was unable to adequately show all the breast tissue, which we recommend women with silicone implants do on occasion anyway.

What if I change my mind down the road?

If your lifestyle and preferences change over time, your breast implants can be exchanged for a larger or smaller size, a different type, or removed altogether. Breast implant exchange is becoming more popular as many women with saline implants replace them with silicone. If you believe you may change your mind at a later date, you should discuss your concerns in advance with our extensively trained plastic surgeon to determine if this procedure or another one is best for you.

Contact Us

If you would like more information, please contact the Aesthetic Surgery Centre today. We’d be happy to answer your questions on breast enlargement with implants or other procedures that you can combine with a breast augmentation in a mommy makeover.