About Breast Augmentation
Cosmetic breast augmentation uses implants to add volume and enlarge the breasts. This procedure improves shape, size, and symmetry of the breasts, which creates gorgeous and natural-looking breasts. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. George A. Toledo, is skilled in executing this surgery and performs countless breast augmentations each year at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Toledo and his professional staff are known for providing leading-edge treatments and achieving exceptional surgical results; they have been providing quality care for over three decades. That is just one of the many reasons why so many breast augmentation patients have trusted him to help them achieve their ideal silhouette. Dr. Toledo takes into account each woman’s individuality, her body proportions and her cosmetic surgery goals to create a stunning, yet natural-looking, surgical result.
Breast augmentation has always been one of the most popular and widely accepted cosmetic surgeries. Women develop a new sense of self-confidence and feel more feminine when their breasts are more proportionate to their body. Today’s FDA approved implants are stronger and safer than those used in the past. Typically, the implants are filled with saline (salt water) or silicone gel; they are also available in a variety of sizes. It is important to mention that women considering augmentation must be 18 years of age, while patients must be 22 years or older in order to receive augmentation with silicone implants. The implant size used depends on a number of factors, including the woman’s body shape, chest size, and desired breast size. Depending on the amount of breast tissue and body fat, Dr. Toledo will go either over or under the chest muscle. The shape and placement of the implant will be determined on an individual basis. Women are often pleased to learn that implants should not interfere with breastfeeding.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"Looking forward to nice boobs after breastfeeding 2 kids - I am scheduled to get my breast augmentation in three weeks. I had my consultation in November. Everyone was kind, the office was nice and clean. The doctor took a look at my breasts and we discussed sizing and placement. I have always had small breasts which have become extremely saggy and deflated after breastfeeding two kids for 1-2 years each.The doctor said my breasts are just deflated and the implants would fill the pockets up and I would not exactly need a lift at the moment. He said the implants alone should be fine. I also informed him that I have a gigantic fibroadenoma in my right breast that is about half the size of my (small) breast and he said that he would take it out during the surgery.It was a quick and straightforward meeting, but I know that the doctor does quality work and I’m excited for the surgery! My pre-op appointment is in one week and I’ll know more then!"- E. / RealSelf / Dec 18, 2020
"Dr. Toledo and his entire office staff were an absolute joy throughout my entire journey with them! I’m so thankful to have such a patient and understanding doctor for all my needs! Highly recommend him for anyone looking to have their nose, breasts, or any other body improvements!"- K.E. / Google / Nov 05, 2021
"Where to start? I guess I'll start by saying that Dr. Toledo is an actual magician. I grew up playing tennis with one of his daughters, so my family has known and loved the Toledos for a long time. I had heard over the years that Dr. Toledo was the best Plastic Surgeon in the business, but I couldn't say from first hand experience that that was true - until now! Without a doubt, his knowledge and skills are unparalleled. The aftermath of my procedure is more wonderful than I ever could have imagined. I never expected perfection, but it could not be more perfect. In a world where imperfect people with imperfect bodies demand perfection, Dr. Toledo is the most trustworthy and talented surgeon for the job. His office staff is wonderful. The surgery suite is top notch. I love that it was private and I could get in and out so quickly. My recovery was a breeze. Absolutely one of the best decisions I've ever made!"- A.M. / Google / Dec 22, 2021
"Dr. Toledo performed rhinoplasty and breast augmentation last month. I LOVE my results. I only wish I did it earlier. My breasts are just the right size- not too big, not too small. They fit my athletic frame perfectly. Before surgery my nose had a big hump and pointed down when I smiled. Now multiple people tell me I look like Halle Berry. What a compliment! Dr. Toledo is the best and his staff is very caring. Silvia, Esther, and Katie walked me through the entire process and made it so easy for me. I’ll be ready for my facelift is a few years and won’t consider using any other plastic surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo. "- J. / Healthgrades / Apr 28, 2022
"People tell me I look like Halle Berry now - what a compliment - Dr. Toledo performed rhinoplasty and breast augmentation last month. I LOVE my results. I only wish I did it earlier. My breasts are just the right size- not too big, not too small. They fit my athletic frame perfectly. Before surgery my nose had a big hump and pointed down when I smiled. Now multiple people tell me I look like Halle Berry. What a compliment! Dr. Toledo is the best and his staff is very caring. Silvia, Esther, and Katie walked me through the entire process and made it so easy for me. I’ll be ready for my facelift is a few years and won’t consider using any other plastic surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo."- M. / RealSelf / Apr 27, 2022
Candidates for breast augmentation must be in physical and emotional good health with realistic expectations. If you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your breasts- whether it is from weight loss, pregnancy, or just simple genetics- breast augmentation surgery will be a welcome solution.
Breast augmentation is performed at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A board-certified anesthesiologist will be present to make you comfortable and unaware throughout the procedure.
The incisions are typically made in one of three locations: the fold below the breast, the areola margin, or the armpit. Then the implants are placed into the pocket created by Dr. Toledo, using either a submuscular placement (under the pectoralis muscle), or a submammary/subglandular placement (over the pectorlis muscle). The incisions will be closed with small sutures and bandages will be placed over your chest. Your breast augmentation will take about 1 ½ hours. If performed in conjunction with other procedures, your surgery will take longer.
What to Expect
Your breasts will look larger, firmer, and fuller. It takes 3-4 months after surgery for your breasts to obtain their final appearance. At first, they may be somewhat tight and “boxy” in appearance until the skin stretches. Your supportive bra will help shape the breasts as the swelling diminishes. After 6-12 months, the scars should have faded. The scar around the areola tends to blend nicely because of its location between the darker areola pigmentation and lighter skin.
Each woman’s breasts have unique characteristics. A plastic surgeon can only work with what the patient is given. Improvement of the existing breast is the only realistic alternative- perfection is impossible. Women’s breasts are never the same on both sides and no two women have breasts that are exactly the same. These differences and asymmetries will always exist to some degree after surgery. Breast augmentation surgery offers improvement, not perfection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your treatment plan may include breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both. A breast lift removes excess skin and improves the position of the nipples, while augmentation addresses the size and shape of the breasts. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo will perform an exam and explain your best treatment options. A combination augmentation and lift are often a part of a mommy makeover to rejuvenate the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
It is usually possible to breastfeed after implants since the breast tissue is not violated by the implant placement. Avoiding the nipple areolar incision helps ensure your ability to breast feed. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter your results, so sometimes a breast lift or breast implant revision is needed after children.
Can I have my implants removed?
You may decide at some point that you want to replace or remove your implants. Over time, some patients gain weight, making their breasts too large. In this case, removal of the old implants and/or replacement with smaller ones may be indicated. If you choose to have your implants removed, you may need to have excess skin removed with a breast lift. If you have any questions or concerns after your breast augmentation surgery, schedule an appointment at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center to discuss your options.
Do implants cause breast cancer?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still investigating a possible link between textured silicone breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This is not breast cancer, but a cancer of the immune cells. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast implant-related ALCL is very rare and when caught early, it is easy to treat. Dr. Toledo encourages all patients with breast implants to get regular screenings for breast cancer.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $14,000
Get the Look You Want
Breast augmentation is safe, effective and produces outstanding results. Dr. Toledo takes pride in helping women achieve their aesthetic goals. If you have been considering breast augmentation surgery, you owe it to yourself to find a surgeon who will protect your health and safety as well as provide you with remarkable surgical results. Contact the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas to plan your private consultation with Dr. George A. Toledo.