Breast Augmentation Surgery
Achieve Your Ideal Beach Body with Breast Augmentation
It’s normal for women living on Florida’s beautiful coastline to want to feel “beach-ready” at all times — that is, ready to slip into a bikini at a moment’s notice. The sunshine constantly beckons us outdoors to relax or enjoy sports activities.
In order to feel confident wearing bathing suits and tight, skimpy warm-weather clothing, many Floridians work out regularly and stick to a healthy diet. However, all of the Zumba classes and kale smoothies in the world cannot enhance one integral part of a woman’s physique: her breasts.
Dr. David Rankin of Aqua Plastic Surgery is one of the leading breast augmentation surgeons in Jupiter and Ft. Lauderdale. He has helped hundreds of women achieve their ideal breast size and shape and feel more confident about their bodies.
Video: Real Patient Story: Breast Augmentation in Ft. Lauderdale
Hear the truth about breast augmentation surgery from one of Dr. Rankin’s Ft. Lauderdale breast augmentation patients.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Dr. Rankin meets with every breast augmentation candidate to perform a physical examination, discuss her personal goals and educate her on all available breast implant options.
In general, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you:
Making Decisions about Your Surgery
David Rankin MD treats his patients the way he wants to be treated — with respect and compassion. He takes the time to listen to your unique needs and goals, and then tailors his treatment plan to suit you.
After scheduling your surgery, you will have some important decisions to make. Dr. Rankin will review all of your options for implant size and shape, as well as the surgical incision pattern and the implant placement. He will offer his professional recommendation based on your desired cosmetic outcome and your anatomy, but he wants to make sure that you are satisfied with your treatment plan. If something feels “off” about your treatment plan, Dr. Rankin encourages you to ask questions until you understand and feel comfortable with the planned approach.
Saline vs. Silicone Implants
Silicone implants have a more natural feel than saline implants, and most women with silicone implants claim that they “feel like my natural breasts.” Saline implants have a slightly higher tendency to be more noticeable and to possibly ripple on the outsides of the breast. Per the rules of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), silicone implants may only be used in women 22 years of age or older, or for women who have a congenital abnormality or tubular breast. Silicone implants were taken off the market for 14 years for the FDA to study their safety. They were made available again in 2006 with no specific concerns over long-term safety. Dr. Rankin performs a large volume of breast implants with both silicone and saline implants and can help you to choose the proper implant during a consultation. The ultimate choice will depend on your current breast size and shape, your breast measurements, your desired size and other factors.
Video: Breast Augmentation Testimonial
Dr. David Rankin’s patient, Kim, discusses her breast augmentation experience at Dr. Rankin’s West Palm Beach practice.
Cohesive Gel Implants
New-generation silicone breast implants are known as cohesive gel breast implants. The term “gummy bear” breast implants is simply a term coined by a plastic surgeon in California to describe the consistency of the newer implants. Older-generation silicone gel implants had a more “liquid” gel than the newer implants, whose gel has more of a gummy-bear-candy consistency; when a new-generation implant ruptures, the liquid does not pour out in the local tissues. Implants come in different sizes, profiles (low profile, moderate profile, high profile, extra high profile), textures and even shapes. The best implant for you is decided at your consultation through evaluation of your breast anatomy and desires for size and shape.
Breast Implant Placement
Breast implants may be placed either above or under the chest muscle. Dr. Rankin usually places the implant under the muscle. By doing this, the implant has another layer of tissue covering it, which makes the implant less noticeable and lowers the chances of breast rippling. Studies have also shown that placement under the muscle may lower the chances of some future potential complications.
Choosing the Right Implant Size
Determining the proper breast implant size involves several steps. First, your breasts should be measured to determine what implant will best fit your body frame. Next, it is helpful to look at photographs to determine what “look” you are trying to achieve. Finally, actual breast implants of various sizes are tried on with a sizing bra to get a feel for what the final result will look like. Implant sizers are utilized in the operating room as well, to double-check final size prior to implant selection. Proper sizing is VERY important and Dr. Rankin spends a lot of time with his patients, using these various methods, to get the perfect size for his patient’s expectations.
What Happens During Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Dr. Rankin performs breast augmentation in his private surgical suite or at one of the local hospitals where he maintains staff privileges. Surgery takes about an hour, and you will go home the same day. The procedure may vary if patients are also undergoing other procedures, such as breast lift surgery.
Dr. Rankin uses saline and silicone-filled implants, based on your pre-determined treatment plan. He inserts the implants through an incision either around the areola, under the breast or in the armpit. Dr. Rankin will carefully create a pocket within the breast tissue (either over or under the chest muscle) and position the implant. He will make sure that the breasts look symmetrical and very natural-looking. When he’s finished, he closes the incisions with sutures. All sutures are dissolvable, with the exception of two that Dr. Rankin will remove in his office one week after surgery.
Video: Breast Implants, Jupiter, Florida – Dr. David Rankin
Dr. David Rankin is among the most experienced breast augmentation surgeons in the West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL area. Watch him perform breast augmentation surgery at his state-of-the-art surgical practice. Get a step-by-step explanation of the breast implant surgery process.
Recovering from Breast Augmentation Surgery
Many patients return to work after about a week, and are able to walk around the day of surgery. Dr. Rankin uses all possible means of minimizing pain post-operatively, and he prescribes pain medication to ease any discomfort. All prescriptions should be filled prior to surgery so they are ready for you at home after your procedure.
Dr. Rankin will call you personally on the evening of your surgery to check on you. He typically schedules follow-up visits at one to three days, one week, two weeks, six weeks, three months and 6-12 months after surgery.
Keep in mind that you should be careful not to rush your recovery. Instead, let your body heal at its own pace.
What Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
The cost of breast augmentation varies depending on where you select to have your surgery. Costs include breast implants, facility fees, anesthesia costs and surgeon’s costs. Dr. Rankin is board-certified in plastic surgery and has extensive training in the art of breast augmentation. You are in very capable hands. Dr. Rankin’s entire cost for breast augmentation generally runs about $4300-4500 for saline implants and $5300-$5500 for silicone implants. This may vary according to the difficulty of the procedure. We also do perform our patient’s blood work and EKG (if necessary) right in our office avoiding another trip to another facility. We offer surgery in our private AAASF-accredited surgical suite or at a local outpatient surgical facility. Patient safety is paramount. Dr. Rankin is one of the busiest breast augmentation surgeons in Florida.
Financing Breast Augmentation
We do offer financing for breast augmentation either through CareCredit or sometimes through in-house financing. Our staff will actually help you to get financed if you would like!
Interested? Learn More
If you’ve been dreaming of bigger, fuller breasts to fill out your bikini top, breast implants may be right for you. For more information about the surgery and your options, please schedule a free informative consultation with Dr. Rankin.
Contact us to take the first step toward a more beautiful body. Call us at 561-776-2830 in Jupiter or at 954-564-3832 in Ft. Lauderdale.