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High And Tight Breast Implants

I hear this question at least a few times a week.  Yes, all breast implants start out too high and too tight.  And yes, they do relax, soften, and settle to a more natural position.

What’s going on?  When implants are first placed, the skin and pectoralis muscle are placed under tension by the implants.  The skin will look tight and shiny, and the muscle will contract against the implants, displacing them upward (Figure 2).  Within a month or two of surgery, the skin and muscle will stretch and relax, causing the implants to feel softer.  The muscle will release its grip on the implants, allowing them to fall (Figure 3).  Even at a month after surgery, the implants will not reach their final softness or position; it will actually take about six months (Figure 4).

If you’re wondering why we can’t just “put them in the right place to begin with,” consider that if your implants look just right on day #1 after surgery, they will probably look too low by six months after surgery.  Ideally, we want your breast implants to start high and end up in just the right position.


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Check out these articles to find out more information about choosing the right size implant for you and to learn about the differences between Saline and Silicone Gel implants.

If you have any questions or wish to schedule a free consultation call our office at 469-467-0100.

Dr. Friedman is the Founder and Director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center on the campus of Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. He also has a Flower Mound office that serves the Lewisville, Denton, and Coppell areas.

 

 

Before and After Breast Augmentation Photos

The average plastic surgeon performs about 30 to 35 breast augmentations annually.  I performed 135 breast enlargements in 2011.  The best way to evaluate a surgeon is to look at his surgical results.  As a specialist in breast and body contouring, I strive to achieve natural and proportionate breast enlargement results.

Remember that the single greatest factor determining the appearance of your breasts after augmentation is the appearance of your breasts before augmentation.  As you view the photos below, notice that a woman’s breast shape changes very little with augmentation.  The primary changes are increased breast size and increased fullness of the upper breasts.

1. Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants:

Implant size: 330 cc implants; Incision: Inframammary fold

Estimated size change: 34B to 34C;  Height and Weight: 5’7″, 119 lbs

                          Before                                        After                               Before               After

      

                                            Front view                                                             Side view

2.   Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants:

Implants: 420 cc implants ; Incision: Inframammary fold

Estimated size change: 36B to 36D  Height and Weight: 5’9″, 140 lbs

                        Before                                        After                                       Before                   After

     

                                           Front view                                                                         Side view

3. Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants:

Implant size: 330 cc implants; Incision: Inframammary fold

Estimated size change: 34c to 34D;  Height and Weight: 5’4″, 122 lbs

                     Before                                  After                                      Before                   After

      

                                          Front view                                                                Side view

4. Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants

Implant size: 360 cc implants; Incision: Inframammary fold

Estimated size change: 34 small B to Full C;  Height and Weight: 5’4″, 130 lbs

                          Before                                        After                                   Before               After

      

                                          Front view                                                                         Side view

5. Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants

Implant size: 360 cc implants; Incision: Inframammary fold

Estimated size change: 34B to 34 Full C;  Height and Weight: 5’0″, 95 lbs

                    Before                                         After                                  Before                  After

      

                                        Front view                                                                   Side view

6. Breast Augmentation with Silicone gel implants

Implant size: 421 cc implants; Incision: Inframammary fold

Estimated size change: 32B to 32C;  Height and Weight: 5’5″, 120 lbs

                    Before                                        After                                 Before                   After

      

                                       Front view                                                                   Side view

 

Our breast augmentation patients come from all over Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Denton, Wichita Falls, Austin), Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

For blogs that I have written on specific breast enlargement topics, please see:

  1. Determining breast implant size
  2. Saline vs. silicone gel
  3. Safety of silicone gel
  4. Low, moderate, and high profile implants
  5. Smooth vs. textured implants
  6. Implant placement above vs. below muscle
  7. Capsular contracture

 

For articles that I have written on specific breast enlargement topics, please see:

  1. Cost of breast augmentation
  2. Breast augmentation with vs. without breast lift

 

Check out our website for more before and after photos.

Ronald M. Friedman, M.D.

Director, West Plano Plastic Surgery Center

Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas

www.plasticsurgerydallas.com

 

 

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Wylie, Texas

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Ronald M. Friedman, M.D., has provided cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the Wylie, Texas community since 1996.  Dr. Friedman serves as the Director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center, located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano–just a 15 minute drive from Wylie.  Dr. Friedman is known for his natural results in breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeovers, and Botox and Restylane injections.

D Magazine has named Dr. Friedman a Best Plastic Surgeon for FIVE consecutive years.  He was also named a Texas SuperDoctor by Texas Monthly magazine for four consecutive years. While working on the full-time plastic surgery faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas,  Dr. Friedman served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Parkland Memorial.

Dr. Friedman has a unique background as a wood and marble sculptor for over 25 years.  He believes that his artistic background has helped him to become a better plastic surgeon.

For more information about Dr. Friedman, including before and after photos, please visit www.plasticsurgerydallas.com.

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Fairview, Texas

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Ronald M. Friedman, M.D., has provided cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the Fairview, Texas community since 1996.  Dr. Friedman serves as the Director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center, located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano–just a 15 minute drive from Fairview.  Dr. Friedman is known for his natural results in breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeovers, and Botox and Restylane injections.

D Magazine has named Dr. Friedman a Best Plastic Surgeon for five consecutive years.  He was also named a Texas SuperDoctor by Texas Monthly magazine for four consecutive years. While working on the full-time plastic surgery faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas,  Dr. Friedman served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Parkland Memorial.

Dr. Friedman has a unique background as a wood and marble sculptor for over 25 years.  He believes that his artistic background has helped him to become a better plastic surgeon.

For more information about Dr. Friedman, including before and after photos, please visit www.plasticsurgerydallas.com.

Cosmetic Surgery in Van Alstyne, Texas

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Ronald M. Friedman, M.D., has been providing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to the Van Alstyne, Texas community since 1996.  Dr. Friedman serves as the Director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center, located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano–just a half hour drive from Van Alstyne.  Dr. Friedman is known for his natural results in breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeovers, and Botox and Restylane injections.

D Magazine has named Dr. Friedman a Best Plastic Surgeon for five consecutive years.  He was also named a Texas SuperDoctor by Texas Monthly magazine for four consecutive years. While working on the full-time plastic surgery faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas,  Dr. Friedman served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Parkland Memorial.

Dr. Friedman has a unique background as a wood and marble sculptor for over 25 years.  He believes that his artistic background has helped him to become a better plastic surgeon.

For more information about Dr. Friedman, including before and after photos, please visit www.plasticsurgerydallas.com.

 

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