The decision to undergo breast augmentation is a very personal choice. Extensively experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD and his friendly, professional staff welcome you and your questions as you journey through this decision-making process. The Aesthetic Surgery Centre, founded by Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, is a fully-accredited, private, and state-of-the-art facility that specializes in breast augmentation surgery.
- What is Breast Augmentation?
- Breast Augmentation Benefits
- Types of Breast Implants
- Breast Augmentation Procedure
- Breast Augmentation Recovery
- Breast Augmentation Cost
- Choosing a Keller Funnel™ Certified Breast Surgeon
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or breast enhancement, is a procedure that uses breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Women choose to have breast augmentation surgery to enhance smaller breasts, lift a sagging bustline, and/or create breasts that are more symmetrical. Breast augmentation can also be performed to correct a reduction in breast volume following pregnancy or for enhancement after breast removal (breast reconstruction).
Great breast augmentation involves artistry in creating the desired aesthetics, symmetry, and balance for natural-looking results. It is the procedure that Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani performs most often, with peers and patients alike considering him an expert in his field. A personal consultation with Dr. Jon will allow you to discuss your expectations and desires. Along with the support of our board-certified anesthesiologist and other highly-skilled personnel, you and Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will work together to determine the augmentation treatment that best suits you and your lifestyle.
What Can Breast Augmentation Achieve?
As one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries, breast augmentation can be an effective and long-lasting procedure to help you attain your ideal breast proportions. Depending on your goals for the outcome, the procedure can:
- Increase breast volume
- Enhance the shape and contour of the breasts
- Add fullness to the upper poles of the breasts
- Create more symmetry between both breasts
- Restore volume lost from pregnancy and breastfeeding
Breast implants can also improve your entire silhouette and body contour, as well as make it easier to find form-fitting clothing. Each breast augmentation is personalized according to your needs and desires, giving you the opportunity to choose the best shape, size, and type of implant to achieve your aesthetic desires.
Types of Breast Implants
The different types of breast implants are distinguished by their fill material. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani offers some of the most popular breast implant options available, including silicone, saline, and IDEAL IMPLANTS®. During a consultation, he can ask you about your concerns to help you determine the best fill material to achieve your unique cosmetic goals.
Silicone breast implants are composed of silicone gel housed inside of a silicone shell. These implants are known to offer results very similar to the feel of natural breast tissue, and typically keep their shape in the rare event of implant rupture. Silicone implants are FDA-approved for cosmetic patients who are 22 and older, as well as for individuals of any age undergoing breast reconstruction.
Saline breast implants are made of saline (saltwater) solution encased in a silicone shell. FDA-approved for patients 18 and older, saline implants can often be filled after insertion into the breast pocket, allowing a relatively smaller incision when compared to other breast augmentation techniques. Depending on your needs, saline implants may be placed via a transaxillary incision along a natural fold of the underarm. In cases of a potential tear or leak, the saline solution can be harmlessly absorbed by the body and offers visible indications of implant rupture.
Also known as “structured saline” implants, IDEAL IMPLANTS® are an advanced breast implant option that can offer the benefits of both saline and silicone prostheses. These implants consist of saline solution inside multiple layers of a silicone shell. Thanks to their multi-layered design, IDEAL IMPLANTS® can provide a natural look and feel while reducing the risk of implant rupture. In the extremely rare chance that a leak or tear occurs, the body can simply absorb the saline solution without compromising patient safety.
What is the Breast Augmentation Procedure Like?
Breast augmentation surgery presents different alternatives to consider, including determining the best size, shape, and type of breast implants. Dr. Jon offers both saline and silicone breast implants in an array of sizes and shapes, and will discuss which options are best for your needs and goals. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani does not utilize textured implants at his Orlando practice, as recent studies have suggested that use of smooth implants can help maximize the health and safety of breast augmentation patients.
Other consultation topics include where the implants will be placed and where the incisions will be made. There are several ways your procedure can be performed. Breast implants can be placed either above or below the chest muscles, and the incisions can be made either around the areola or under the fold of the breast. The breast augmentation method you and Dr. Jon choose depends on factors such as breast size and your level of physical activity.
Breast implant surgery generally takes one to two hours to complete and will be performed under general anesthesia. It is a delicate surgery requiring an eye for form and proportion. We encourage you to explore our before-and-after patient gallery to see examples of Dr. Jon’s exceptional work.
What is Recovery From Breast Augmentation Like?
After the breast augmentation procedure, patients typically return to work and/or school within 7 to 10 days. Swelling and bruising in the first few days of recovery are to be expected, with any discomfort usually managed well with over-the-counter and prescribed pain medications. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will advise you to get plenty of rest, but practice light ambulation (standing, walking around, etc.) as soon as you feel comfortable doing so. The breasts may initially seem swollen and/or higher than their normal positioning; however, this should improve as inflammation naturally resolves and the healing process progresses. Exercise, strenuous work, and aerobic activity should be avoided for at least four weeks, or until Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani instructs otherwise.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Breast augmentation is priced on an individual basis and your customized treatment plan will ultimately inform the total cost of your procedure. The factors that commonly affect the cost of breast augmentation include:
- The type of implants placed
- The surgical technique utilized
- The complexity of your procedure
Our patient care coordinator would be happy to provide you with a personalized cost estimate after your consultation. For patients who would rather pay for their procedure in a series of installments, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani accepts financing from CareCredit® for qualified patients. After being approved through the simple application process, CareCredit® allows breast augmentation patients to choose from an array of short- and long-term payment plans while pursuing their procedure right away. Please call our practice at (407) 389-5158 if you’d like to learn more about the cost of breast surgery.
Keller Funnel™ Certified Plastic Surgeon
To improve the overall patient experience during breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is certified in performing the Keller Funnel™ technique. This innovative method can help reduce surgery time, minimize scarring, and is believed to help decrease the potential for capsular contracture. Using the Keller Funnel™, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is able to place the implant without the prosthesis ever coming into contact with the patient’s skin. This “no-touch” approach prevents any potential contamination from residual bacteria on the patient’s skin, and is designed to help protect the integrity of the implants’ outer shells. Compared to traditional methods of placing silicone breast implants, the Keller Funnel™ requires a much smaller incision, which can minimize scarring for qualified patients as well.