The way you feel about your breasts can have a dramatic impact on your overall self-esteem and body image. Breast augmentation using breast implants enhances breast fullness, improves breast shape, and will increase cup size to your desired volume.
The only way to know if you are a good candidate for our Boca Raton breast augmentation services is to consult board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue. To schedule a consult, please call our experienced staff at (561) 886-1002.
"Dear Dr. Bogue, I want to thank you for changing my life. You are a compassionate person and an amazing surgeon. Forever grateful, Jessica"
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most requested cosmetic operations in the United States. Satisfaction rates are extremely high, around 98 percent, and it is easy to see why. Breast augmentation is a safe, predictable procedure with a short recovery time and immediate results. In general breast enlargement surgery has the following benefits for women who are good candidates:
- Fuller, larger breasts
- Overall improved breast shape
- Improved breast symmetry
- Better fitting clothes and swimsuits
- Replacement of lost volume following pregnancy and aging
Today, women have more breast implant options than ever before and it takes an experienced plastic surgeon to help you choose which implants are right for you. Dr. Bogue has the experience and the skill to give you the breast size and shape that you want. Whether your goals are a dramatic, round look or a more subtle natural appearance, Dr. Bogue has the passion to provide the look that will make you feel great about your body.
Breast Augmentation Performed by Dr. David Bogue
Dr. Bogue wants you to be thrilled with your breast augmentation results. He is mindful of your desired results every step of the way, listening to what you say about the breast size and shape that will make you feel the most confident.
At your consultation, Dr. Bogue will discuss breast implant size, shape and style. Dr. Bogue will help you choose the implant that is right for you: saline, silicone or "gummy bear" shaped breast implants. He'll also help you choose size using the Mentor breast implant sizing system.
This sizing system gives you a realistic idea of how your breasts will look in a bra and clothing. In the operating room, Dr. Bogue will bring additional implants in the same range as your chosen implant. This allows Dr. Bogue to trial each implant size or style during surgery to determine which implant best fits your goals. This detailed method of choosing an implant leads to high satisfaction rates from our patients because they feel comfortable and confident with their choice of implant. Size regret is something that is rarely seen in Dr. Bogue's practice.
Breast Augmentation Cost
The cost of breast augmentation is based upon the type of implant chosen. The average cost for each implant type is listed below which includes the surgical fees, hospital fees, anesthesia fees, implants, and two postoperative bras:
- ~ $4,900 with saline breast implants
- ~ $5,900 with silicone breast implants
- ~ $6,900 with gummy bear (anatomic form stable) breast implants
Mentor® Extended Warranty
Mentor is one of the leading manufacturers of today's most advanced breast implants. Dr. Bogue is pleased to offer Mentor's Extended Warranty to women who qualify*. The Mentor Extended warranty is up to a $300 value. This warranty includes the following:
- Automatic enrollment in the Product Replacement Policy
- Financial assistance for rupture – up to $3,500
- Additional product replacement policy covering capsular contracture Baker Grade III & IV, double capsule and late-forming seroma – for 10 years
- Financial assistance for capsular contracture Baker Grade III/IV – up to $3,500
- Financial assistance for double capsule – up to $3,500
- Financial assistance for late-forming seroma – up to $3,500
- Contralateral (opposite side) complementary implant replacement upon surgeon request
*Primary (first-time) breast augmentations with or without a breast lift qualify for the Extended Warranty for MemoryGel® Breast Implants. Both primary (first-time) and revision breast augmentations +/- breast lift for MemoryShape® Breast Implants.
Questions About Breast Augmentation
Q: How do I know which implant size is right for me?
A: Implant sizing is a combination of your breast anatomy and your goals for an augmentation. By measuring your breast dimensions, a range of implant sizes will be determined. From this range of implants, a size is chosen to meet your goals. Our in-office Mentor sizing system can aid you in predictably choosing the implant that's best for you.
Q: Saline implants versus silicone gel implants – what’s the difference?
A: Saline filled implants consist of a silicone rubber shell, which is filled with saline (salt water) at the time of surgery. Silicone gel implants come pre-filled from the manufacturer and are simply placed into the breast as is. Saline implants tend to ripple more and feel less "natural," but an advantage is that rupture is obvious because the breast deflates when the implant breaks. Silicone is softer and feels more natural, but requires MRI imaging to monitor the integrity of the implant over time. No implant lasts forever, and any implant may require removal and replacement in the future.
Q: Are silicone gel implants safe?
A: Silicone breast implants were approved by the FDA after extensive studies in 2006. A review of multiple disease processes showed no link between a ruptured gel implant and cancer, autoimmune disease, or reproductive health issues. More information regarding the safety of silicone gel implants can be found here.
Q: Should the implant be placed over or under the muscle?
A: The choice of implant placement depends upon the amount of soft tissue (breast and fat) that exists in the upper portion of the breast. In thin women or women with a lack of breast tissue, placing the implants underneath the muscle camouflages the appearance of the implant giving a more natural slope to the breast. Placing implants under the muscle can lead to a movement of the implant when the muscle is contracted, and, for some very active women, this can be a detriment. For women with thicker breast tissue, implants can be placed on top of the muscle which leads to a shorter recovery time.
Q: Can implants correct different sized breasts?
A: Breast asymmetry is very common. In certain cases, this can be dramatic. Varying the implant size from one breast to the other is one way of improving symmetry. Other situations require a breast lift or other procedure in addition to breast implants for improvement in symmetry.
If you want to find out if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation and you live Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or the surrounding areas, please call our experienced staff at (561) 886-1002.