Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that allows patients to achieve a larger breast size. Women who desire curvier contours and a more voluptuous bust have options! Today’s synthetic implants allow patients to choose from various shapes, sizes, consistencies, and surgical methods. Patients can look forward to beautiful results that enhance their appearance and self-confidence. At the Optimization Centre, Dr. Gregory Albert helps each of his patients navigate the many exciting possibilities of breast enhancement. Dr. Albert takes the time with each patient to determine the best procedure to perform, and the implant size and material that will best satisfy the patient’s desires. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 200,000 procedures were performed in the US in 2020, despite a global pandemic. This popular surgery is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure for a good reason. Breast augmentation provides substantial, long-lasting benefits, and has an extremely high satisfaction rate. In addition to his many unique approaches to breast augmentation and precise attention to detail, Dr. Albert studied with Dr. Gerald Johnson, the surgeon that pioneered the transumbilical breast augmentation, also known as the scarless breast augmentation. Dr. Albert’s Boca Raton practice on North Military Trail offers an individualized approach to each body contouring treatment.
- 1 About Breast Augmentation
- 2 Before & After Photos
- 3 Before and After Photos
- 4 Benefits
- 5 Candidates
- 6 Personal Consultation with Dr. Albert
- 7 Preparation
- 8 Procedure
- 9 Recovery
- 10 Results
- 11 Cost of Breast Augmentation in Boca Raton, FL
- 12 FAQ
- 13 References
About Breast Augmentation
Female breasts are a symbol of femininity, fertility, and empowerment. And, the desire to increase breast size is not a modern convention. Breast augmentation history dates back to 1895, when the first successful breast surgery was performed to reconstruct a breast after a mastectomy.  Since then, numerous ways to enhance breast contours have been developed. However, it wasn’t until silicone implants were developed in the early 1960s that breast augmentation solidified itself as a safe, efficient way to boost the breast profile. Today, patients have even more choices at their disposal to enhance their breasts and transform their appearance. Breast augmentation is an extremely personal decision. Dr. Albert counsels each breast augmentation patient closely during the process to ensure that they receive implants that best fulfill their desires and suit their body.
Modern synthetic breast implants exist are safer and more realistic than ever, and offer multiple features that ensure that nearly any woman’s preferences are satisfied. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution during surgery and are an appealing and safe way to add volume to the chest. Meanwhile, silicone gel implants remain the most popular option. These are now designed with multiple exterior layers to reduce the risk of rupture or leakage and are pre-filled with gel for a natural weight and feel. Today’s gummy bear implants are a popular silicone implant that offers the most realistic alternative to natural breast tissue available – but with all the sexy perks! Even when cut in half, the silicone gel remains in place, eliminating the risk of leakage.
Size and Projection
It’s easy to know what cup size you’d like to be, and most women do. However, knowing what size implant will get you there isn’t so easy. Luckily, Dr. Albert and his staff help patients translate cubic centimeters (CCs), into the breast size that’s best. There are so many sizes available, there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you. Another important decision is projection. Whether you prefer something high-impact, or are hoping for a more subtle change, it all comes down to projection. This is what determines how far your breasts “project” from your chest. It’s not simply the size that matters with your implants. There’s also the consideration of projection. Implants have different projections based on how much an implant projects forward from the chest wall when the person is standing. Implants with a smaller base width provide greater projection as compared with implants with a wider base. Implants are low profile, moderate profile, and high profile. Low profile implants would be good for women with wider chests; moderate implants for women with smaller or narrower chest; and high profile implants best for petite women who have a narrow chest wall.
During consultation appointments, Dr. Albert and the patient review before and after pictures from previous patients to decide what is the best fit for their body. Only after extensive collaboration will Dr. Albert and the patient decide on a range of sizes. These conversations will take into account lifestyle, profession, family and social life, and the sport or leisure activities that the patient enjoys.
Before & After Photos
Before and After Photos
Breast augmentation is exciting because of how customizable it is. There’s no one like you, and your new attractive breast contours can be designed to your specifications. Boca Raton patients can look forward to:
So Many Options
Most patients have no idea the choices they have! At your initial meeting, you will get the chance to explore the different implant textures, sizes, and materials for a beautiful silhouette. You’ll be able to try on sizers so that you can see what breast size best suits you. Worried about potential scarring? Don’t be. There are several incision techniques that can avoid this concern. Dr. Albert studied with Dr. Gerald Johnson, the surgeon famous for developing the transumbilical breast augmentation, or TUBA. In this technique, implants are placed in the breast pocket via a small incision made on the upper edge of the belly button. Dr. Albert also frequently performs transaxillary implant placement, in which the implant is placed via a small incision in the underarm area in order to avoid scarring on the breast. Every aspect of your breast augmentation requires special attention to detail in order for you to get the unique results you desire.
Dazzling, Long Term Results
Most women naturally have slightly asymmetrical breasts, and carefully selected implants can resolve any irregularities. Many other surgeons use implants of two different sizes, to correct asymmetry. However, this approach is not ideal. Different sized implants have a different “footprint” which can further contribute to asymmetry. Dr. Albert has a unique approach to resolving asymmetrical breasts, and often will perform liposuction or utilize other techniques in order to reduce the size of the larger breast, and create enhanced and balanced results. Whether you’re going for a modest, natural look or a more stunning outcome, breast augmentation can improve your breast aesthetic and self-confidence! Today’s breast implants are more durable than ever and can stay in place safely.
Minimal Recovery Time
Recovering from a breast augmentation is a standardized process that takes about six weeks. But as soon as a week after your surgery, your symptoms will improve, your new look will come into view, and you’ll be able to resume your daily activities. Patients are given extensive counseling as to what to expect during their recovery.
Can Easily Combine Multiple Treatments
A breast augmentation can be easily paired with other treatments such as a breast lift to provide better volume and projection. Patients can also pair this with numerous mommy makeover procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction for a comprehensive body contouring experience.
This treatment is ideal for patients looking to increase their breast size with a safe and efficient surgical process. Your consultation with Dr. Albert will let you know if a breast augmentation is a good option if you:
- Have a desire to increase breast size and projection with a surgical enhancement
- Are looking to correct a breast profile affected by pregnancy, weight changes, or aging
- Have no signs of breast-related health concerns such as cancer
- Are not expecting a child or nursing
- Are a non-smoker or willing to quit until you fully recover
- Are willing to diligently follow aftercare instructions
- Have rational expectations for your results
For women that are displeased with the size of their nipples, their breast augmentation can also include a nipple reduction, so that they are more comfortable in clothing.
Personal Consultation with Dr. Albert
Dr. Gregory Albert created the state-of-the-art Optimization Centre in Boca Raton, Florida, to provide only the best results in Southern Florida. At over 7,000 sq. feet, the Centre gives patients optimal care inside a tranquil, modern facility. Your meeting with Dr. Albert is the beginning of an extensive collaboration. With over 20 years of practice, Dr. Albert has developed the ability to work with patients to determine the approach that will best satisfy their unique desires.
Your consultation is your opportunity to find out how breast augmentation can enhance your figure. Dr. Albert starts the meeting by reviewing your medical history. After this, he will learn more about what you’re looking to accomplish regarding breast size, shape, and overall appearance. If a breast augmentation is the best way to fulfill your aesthetic desires, he’ll then design a breast augmentation that is tailored to you. Together, you will discuss your options and go over the incision technique and implant types that will produce your desired result. Multiple measurements will be taken and pictures will be used to analyze your breast size and shape. We may also put breast sizers in your bra so you can see closely how your new chest will appear and feel in clothing. After the consultation process, only through honest collaboration will your breast transformation plan be solidified. But it does not stop there! We also have multiple different implants available at surgery if small adjustments are needed. We also review which incision to place the implant. We will discuss if your implants should be above or below the pectoralis muscle and how that may affect your result and the longevity of your implants. A successful breast augmentation delivers satisfying, natural-looking results, so you still look like yourself, but a little more voluptuous! Patients at the Optimization Centre can rest assured that they’re in good hands. Dr. Albert frequently performs breast revision surgery and helps women dissatisfied with breast procedures performed elsewhere finally achieve the results they deserve.
Choosing to undergo a breast augmentation is an extremely personal decision, and Dr. Albert and his staff do everything they can to ensure patients are well-prepared and know exactly what to expect. Dr. Albert will provide pre-surgical instructions and ongoing support to patients after their consultation. Completing this pre-op list before treatment ensures an optimal surgery, recovery, and results.
- Pause smoking at least three months before and after surgery. Your body needs to be free from nicotine to ensure adequate blood flow and healing.
- Discontinue certain medications such as NSAIDs, and other blood thinners.
- Arrange to be picked up from our Boca Raton office by a designated caregiver.
- Plan to take a 1-3 days from work to recover.
- Fill medications prescribed by Dr. Albert before your surgery.
Breast augmentations are highly customized procedures, and so is the anesthesia that makes it a safe and comfortable operation. Patients may be administered general anesthesia, IV sedation, or local anesthesia to optimize their comfort. Dr. Albert takes every precaution to ensure that implants are safely placed and any risk of infection is minimized. This includes using nipple shields to prevent the spread of bacteria, a Keller funnel during implant placement, and chlorhexidine to ensure that all surfaces and tissues remain sterile during the procedure. Dr. Albert will perform the determined incision method according to your preferences, and the implant being used.
Small incisions are made underneath the breast fold, so an implant can be inserted under or over the pectoral muscle.
Transaxillary incisions avoid making an incision around the breast. Instead, patients will have an incision made in the underarm or armpit. Once the incision is made, Dr. Albert will guide the implant toward the breast pocket.
The periareolar technique reduces visible scarring by making an incision on the lower half of the areola. Then, an implant will be secured in place either underneath or above the breast muscle.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation
Transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) makes tiny incisions on the inside edge of the belly button. Surgical tools create tunnels underneath the skin that allows an endoscope and deflated saline implants to pass through to each breast pocket. Then, saline is used to inflate the implants to the desired dimensions. 
Once the implants are secured in place, Dr. Albert will close the incisions with dissolvable sutures.
After surgery, you may feel a little disoriented from the lingering effects of anesthesia, so it is essential to have a caregiver to drive you home and look after you for the first day. It is also vital to concentrate on healing. While you will be prescribed medications to resolve your post-operative symptoms, most of our patients are able to get by with over-the-counter medications. Because of Dr. Albert’s expert approach, most patients experience discomfort rather than pain during this crucial part of their recovery. The discomfort, stiffness, swelling, and discoloration should be gone within a week. You’ll need to continue wearing your surgical bra to protect the new shape and curvature until instructed otherwise, and you’ll be instructed on how to perform postoperative massages to ease your recovery. You should be OK’d to return to non-strenuous activities within a week. Movements that require more effort can be resumed within six weeks. We’ll schedule follow-up appointments to keep track of your progress during the first month of your recovery. If you can’t make it, we can also arrange for a virtual visit.
Once your symptoms improve and the implants settle into place, you’ll be able to start celebrating your results! You’ll be able to enjoy breasts that suit your body and lifestyle and are beautifully shaped. Patients are highly encouraged to have an MRI or ultrasound performed every 5 to 6 years as recommended by the FDA. These screenings help to ensure that your implants remain in good condition.
Cost of Breast Augmentation in Boca Raton, FL
The details of your individualized breast augmentation will determine the final cost of your procedure. This includes the implant type used and the augmentation technique utilized. You’ll receive an accurate estimate for the cost of your procedure following your consultation. Patients interested in financing their surgery can visit our financing page to learn more about three attractive options to make their treatment more achievable.
How long will my breast augmentation take?
Depending on the details of your surgical plan, your breast augmentation procedure can take from 45 minutes to an hour.
Will everyone be able to tell I’ve had a boob job?
Breast augmentation is a customizable procedure. The many options for implants allows patients to achieve natural-looking or high-impact results. A consultation allows surgeons and patients to figure out the right size, shape, material, and projection for the an aesthetic to compliment their body and lifestyle. There are also many incision techniques that eliminate the risk of noticeable scarring. With Dr. Gregory Albert’s experience with endoscopic surgery of the face and body, he offers a scarless breast augmentation that will avoid any signs of having surgery.
Will I need to replace my breast implants?
Many patients are under the impression that they’ll need to replace their implants every 10 years, but this is simply not the case. However, patients may choose to undergo another breast surgery if they would like to change the size of their implants, change from saline to silicone, or vice versa.
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