Have you ever felt that your personality is larger than life, but your breasts are a small blip on the radar? You don’t have to live with breasts you’re unsatisfied with. Instead, you can achieve the breasts you’ve wanted all along with breast augmentation from Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins. The surgery team at J Hopkins Plastic Surgery works every single day to help patients in Dallas regain their self-appreciation through breast augmentation.
It’s very common for Dallas women who are unhappy with their breast size to reach out to Dr. Hopkins of J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery to discuss breast augmentation. Whether these women have lost breast volume or have breasts that appear deflated due to weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding or aging, or have never been happy with the size of their breasts, Dr. Hopkins has the artistic touch and experience to help them realize their ideal breast shape and size.* In fact, Dr. Hopkins has a reputation for being a kind, caring and detail-oriented plastic surgeon who spends ample amounts of time with each of his breast augmentation patients to ensure he understands their unique wants and needs. He’s one of Dallas’ most well-respected plastic surgeons, both by his patients and his plastic surgeon peers, and has more than 18 years of experience and has performed over 5,000 procedures!
Dr. Hopkins understands that the decision to have a breast augmentation is a very personal one for Dallas women. While he can provide you with a more youthful silhouette, the truth is that he can’t stop the aging process, meaning your breasts will still age, and your skin could lose its elasticity to the point where you may require a touch-up augmentation in the future.
The best thing you can do to decide whether or not breast augmentation is right for you is to call J Hopkins Plastic Surgery to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Hopkins spends significant time with each of his patients who are interested in a breast augmentation. During this time, he will talk to you about your medical history, why you want to have a breast augmentation, and the results you hope to achieve from your procedure. Dr. Hopkins wants all of his Dallas patients to have the facts and feel confident before making their decision on a procedure.
When you meet with Dr. Hopkins to discuss your breast augmentation options, the two of you will discuss what type of augmentation you want; one with silicone implants, saline implants, or a fat transfer breast augmentation in which liposuction is performed on one of your agreed upon problem areas, the harvested fat is immediately filtered, and it is then injected into your breasts to increase breast volume.
In addition to having the opportunity at your initial consultation to express your desires, concerns, and questions to Dr. Hopkins himself, you’ll also discuss the cost of breast augmentation surgery. While those costs can vary greatly from plastic surgeon to plastic surgeon, Dr. Hopkins wants to be open and honest with you about his costs. And in order to make a breast augmentation procedure more accessible to Dallas women, his practice, J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery, even offers financing options.
In addition to discussing your breast augmentation type choice and the cost of the procedure, you and Dr. Hopkins will discuss a variety of other items related to the surgery, including:
Plastic surgeons like Dr. Hopkins typically like to avoid agreeing upon cup size, as cup size can vary from bra manufacturer to bra manufacturer and has become a subjective measurement. Instead, Dr. Hopkins encourages you to bring in photos or magazine clippings of women with your desired breast size and shape, so he can more accurately visualize your desired goals.
If you’ve decided to forgo a fat transfer breast augmentation and instead get breast implants, you’ll need to choose between silicone and saline options. Each offers its own set of benefits. Silicone breast implants tend to feel more natural to the touch, while saline options are often more desired by Dallas women concerned about implant rupture, as you’ll immediately know if a saline breast implant ruptures because your affected breast(s) will deflate.
If you’ve chosen a breast augmentation via breast implants, you’ll need to decide whether or not you want teardrop shaped implants, which tend to appear more natural, or rounded implants, which often allows Dr. Hopkins to create more cleavage, if desired.* This is a very personal decision, and the choice is entirely up to you.
If you’re going with breast implants for your breast augmentation, you’ll need to decide on a breast implant profile, which refers to how far out the breast implant protrudes. The higher the breast implant profile, the more your newly augmented breasts will stick out.
Dallas women who are having a breast augmentation via breast implants will need to decide which incision type to choose from: periareolar (an incision made around the areola), inframammary (an incision made underneath the breast crease, where the breast meets the rib cage), transaxillary (an incision made underneath the arm) and transumbilical (an incision made in the belly button). Which incision type will be right for you will vary greatly depending on the type of breast implants you have chosen, and other important factors, such as whether or not you may want to breastfeed children in the future, in which case the periareolar incision isn’t recommended because it may cut through milk ducts and make breastfeeding difficult or impossible.*
Breast augmentation itself requires that you do your research ahead of time. Do you need to ask yourself some questions: what size would I be happy with? Should I take time off work for recovery? Do I need to read literature on the surgery itself?
You’re not alone in these questions. Many Dallas patients wonder these same things, and we’re happy to help in the process. We are your advocate, and we aim to inform. We’ll let you know what risks are involved and what the expected outcome will be. Results vary on a case-by-case basis, but the same basis applies to all breast augmentations: you, the patient, will receive the breasts you’re happy with. Period.
Many Dallas breast augmentation patients are curious to know what their surgical procedure will be like. Since your surgery will be performed under general anesthesia so that you are completely asleep, you will have your breast augmentation performed at one of the Dallas area medical facilities at which Dr. Hopkins has surgical privileges, including North Texas Surgery Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, and Advanced Surgical Center.
On the day of your surgery, you’ll arrive at your agreed upon surgical center having fasted since midnight the night before, due to the general anesthesia you will be receiving for your surgery. When it’s time for your procedure, you’ll first be prepped by a preoperative team of nurses and medical technicians, who will prepare you for your surgery including taking your vital signs and temperature. When it’s time for your surgery, you’ll walk into the operating room and be ready to go!
First, general anesthesia will be administered to put you completely asleep, so you are entirely comfortable and unaware of your surgery as it is being performed. If you are having a fat transfer breast augmentation, Dr. Hopkins will first perform liposuction on the agreed upon problem area, immediately filter the harvested fat, and inject that fat in your breast tissue. If you are having a breast augmentation via breast implants, Dr. Hopkins will make the agreed upon incision and place the chosen breast implant.
Breast augmentation surgery involves using implants or fat, often referred to as fat transfer augmentation, to increase the overall size of the breasts or to restore the volume that has been lost through aging or trauma.
After the general anesthesia has been administered, Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Hopkins, will make an incision in completely inconspicuous locations to minimize the scarring process. The type, size, and location of each incision will vary depending on the type of breast implant being implemented and how large your breast augmentation procedure is aiming for. The implant will then be inserted into a pocket, either under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue itself. The incisions are then successfully closed using layered sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape. Once finished, the results will be noticeable immediately. Your breasts will appear more youthful, larger, and proportioned correctly for your body type.
Breast augmentation is a major surgery with a built-in recovery period. You should know what to expect during this time of recuperation. Most Dallas patients experience some stiffness but can resume their normal lives relatively soon. It’s important to note that your specific recovery time will depend on a few factors, including:
Many of Dr. Hopkins’ Dallas breast augmentation surgery patients have never undergone a surgical procedure before. And for that reason, they are understandably curious about what their recovery process will be like.
Typically, Dr. Hopkins recommends that his breast augmentation patients:
When talking about the benefits of breast augmentation, Dr. Hopkins knows they reach beyond the physical aspects – such as a more youthful silhouette and fuller breasts – but there are also emotional benefits. Most of his Dallas patients find a renewed sense of self-confidence and self-esteem, not to mention an overall increase in their happiness.
Dr. Hopkins and his team work diligently to provide each patient with results they are proud of. Let him help you become the best version of yourself.
The best candidates for breast surgery are the ones who are mentally, physically, financially, and emotionally prepared. This means you can afford the surgery or have sought out financing, you are aware of the expected look of the augmentation, you feel emotionally stable for your recovery, and you are aware that this is a life-changing experience. Breast augmentation provides a patient with a completely revamped life.
Ideal patients for breast augmentation should:
If you’re considering breast augmentation, it’s crucial that youread up on the procedure. Before your surgery, you should do independent research into estimated recovery times, risks, etc. Most crucially, consult with your physician about any questions that you may have. There are several things you can expect for the post-surgery period, and it’s always best not to be surprised by any of them. Of course, one thing everyone can expect post-surgery is a body they can take pride in!
As with any cosmetic procedure or surgery, there are some risks associated with breast augmentation. However, these are minimal at best. Most Dallas patients do not experience any major side effects whatsoever. That being said, you should always feel free to consult with your physician about the potential risks associated with breast augmentation.
Here are a few of the possible breast augmentation surgery risks:
So, you’ve weighed the benefits and risks of breast augmentation, you’ve spoken with your doctor, and you think it might be right for you! Now, you’re curious about the average cost of the procedure. Breast augmentation surgery is estimated to cost nearly $4,000. Remember that costs can vary wildly, depending on your surgeon’s experience, and the cost and type of breast implants. Also, this average cost does not include any operating room facility fees or the cost of anesthesia.
When it comes to breast augmentation surgery, recovery time varies from patient to patient. You should expect your recovery period to last at least five full days, and possibly longer. While you will likely be more tired than normal during this period, you can still resume all your normal day-to-day activities. Light exercise is okay, though anything too strenuous is certainly not recommended. You will likely also experience some swelling in the first few days after your surgery – this is normal. It’s always best to speak with your surgeon directly to determine your exact recovery plan.
All medical procedures (even minor cosmetic surgeries) come with certain side effects. Some of the most common side effects commonly associated with breast augmentation include:
These side effects are normal, but there are also some rare complications associated with this surgery. These include:
Breast implants are meant to provide volume, regardless of the profile chosen for surgery. While the breast implant profile does determine how far out the breasts protrude from the chest wall, no degree of profile will lift your breasts to a more natural position.
If Dr. Hopkins determines you are suffering from true breast ptosis, or sagging breasts, he will recommend including a breast lift during your breast augmentation. This is the only way to achieve a “perkier” look, while also obtaining increased fullness with breast implants.
The short answer is no. While many patients believe they need to decide on a bra size when preparing for a breast augmentation, the truth is that bra sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and do not provide a consistent baseline for sizing. Therefore, Dr. Hopkins recommends that his Dallas patients bring in pictures of women with the look they ultimately want so he can make the best recommendations for their body type.
For women looking to turn a few more heads and have more cleavage from their breast augmentation, round implants are the way to go. These breast implants provide more fullness at the top of the breast, as well as the bottom, resulting in more cleavage.
If you’re ready for a breast augmentation surgery, then why wait? Call (972) 298-6641 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hopkins of J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery.
*Individual results may vary.