What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that resizes the breasts to produce a fuller appearance. It is known as one of the most common cosmetic surgeries, granting women who are unhappy with their breast appearance numerous opportunities for improvement. With the help of implants or fat from the patient's body, this enhancement surgery improves breast shape and size, producing a beautiful and youthful outcome. Board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin are experienced in executing this treatment and perform countless breast augmentations each year. When you have your consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL, our team will address your concerns and desires and educate you on all of the choices available while also tailoring a treatment plan to attain your personal goals.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"Had a breast augmentation last June! I’m totally satisfied! I’m actually saving to get bigger implants (Dr said I would probably want to go bigger!!) I should have listened!!! Oh well at least I know what I’m getting into and can’t wait!!!!!"- T.L. / Yelp / May 29, 2015
"I had the most wonderful experience with Dr. Nuveen and his staff this week. I flew in from LA just to have him be the one to give me my breast augmentation and I’m so glad I did. He gave me recommendations that he thought would make me feel most comfortable and confident and he listened thoughtfully to what I wanted. I feel like everyone went above and beyond to make sure I felt comfortable and listened to. From the consult and pre-op and sedation experience to the day after check up, I knew I was in the best hands and I felt cared for. They thought of every little thing! The staff even contacted me during my first day after surgery to ensure I was doing well. If I ever give a cosmetic surgery recommendation to anyone, this will be the place. I am ecstatic and the service was WELL worth the trip. To fly from Beverly Hills, a center of plastic surgery, all the way to Oklahoma for this procedure should speak volumes as to how wonderful Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is. Thank you Dr. Nuveen and staff!"- K.D. / Yelp / Aug 25, 2020
"I had a horrible experience with a Dr. in Ft. Worth, which is where I am from, and had to wait a year to go see Dr. Nuveen which was this last March 2020 and he is totally amazing without a doubt!!! He fixed all my issues and did as he promised he would... I couldn’t be happier with my breast augmentation from him!!!!! Thank you for giving me my body back!!!"- C.Y. / Healthgrades / Aug 02, 2020
"Dr. NUVEEN did a fantastic job taking out HUGE breast implants (done by another doctor), lift and put in smaller implants. I couldn’t be happier with the results. He and his staff were sweet and professional. He listened to my needs and produced great results. I wouldn’t ever go anywhere else."- K. / Healthgrades / May 15, 2020
"28 Year Old Natrelle 695cc Implant - I’ve been flat chested my entire life. I’m not even sure flat chested really describe it! I had nothing! I’ve never really felt attractive or like a woman and have wanted a breast augmentation for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been worried about what other people might say but I put that behind me and dove straight in. I wish I would have done this years ago. I am so happy. First of all, I had the most wonderful surgeon and facility. I had tons of questions and was never made to feel like an inconvenience. Every staff member made me feel welcomed and very well taken care of. Dr. Caplin is such a wonderful doctor to work with, she understood what I was wanting and helped me pick a size that would take me where I wanted but also was honest with my limitations. Which I definitely appreciated. I went with 695cc Natrella gummy bear implant for each breast, which to some on here is very large for the first time but I wanted to be big, so that size was perfect for me. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sore but other than that it’s been a relatively easy recovery. I’m very sensitive to anesthesia so at a little over a week out I’m still very tired but I have not needed pain medication since day two. I can’t recommend Dr.caplin enough, I highly recommend, and should I ever need anything else I will absolutely go back to her. I’m so happy with my results at only a week out and can’t wait to see what they do when they officially drop and fluff!"- D. / RealSelf / Jul 24, 2020
HOW IS BREAST AUGMENTATION DONE?
The decision to go through with cosmetic breast surgery is personal. If you are considering this procedure, it is essential you do it for the right reasons. You should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are developed and be the right age to receive implants. If you are unhappy with the aesthetics of your breasts because they seem small or asymmetrical, you may benefit from breast augmentation surgery. During the procedure, an incision is created and then the implant will be slipped into its position. There are two methods that may be applied for implant placement. These include either under the pectoral muscle or submammary/subglandular placement (over the pec muscle). Where to place the breast implant depends on varying factors, including the type and degree of implant enlargement. Regardless of the incision, scarring is generally unnoticeable. Implant placement is based upon your body type, implant size, and lifestyle.
Breast Augmentation FAQ
How much does breast augmentation cost?
Your breast augmentation cost will depend on your implant choices and whether you have other surgeries at the same time. When we develop your treatment plan, Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin will talk to you about estimated costs and financing options. It's better to focus on quality over costs to ensure your results match your goals and last a long time.
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your plan may include breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both. Breast lift surgery removes loose skin and raises the position of the breasts while implants enhance the size and shape of the breasts. During your consultation with Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin, they will listen to your needs and goals before discussing your best treatment options. We often combine an augmentation and a breast lift as part of a mommy makeover to revitalize the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after augmentation surgery, please talk to Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin during your consultation. It is usually possible to breastfeed after implants with the proper placement and technique. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter your results so it is best to wait until after you no longer want children to get breast augmentation.
Can I have my implants removed?
You may decide at some point that you want to remove or replace your implants. Should this happen, Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin offer breast revision surgery. During the revision surgery, your old implants will be either replaced with new implants or removed. If you choose to have your implants removed, you may need to have a breast lift because larger implants may stretch your skin. For any questions or concerns after your augmentation surgery, please schedule an appointment at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates to learn more about your options.
Do implants cause breast cancer?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of investigating a possible link between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This isn't breast cancer, but it is a cancer of the immune cells. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), implant-related ALCL is very rare, and when caught early, it is easy to treat. Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin encourage all patients with breast implants to get frequent screenings for breast cancer. You should contact Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates if you see any concerns, like swelling.
Get the Look You Want
Breast enhancement surgery with implants is popular for many excellent reasons. This surgery is safe and effective and produces outstanding outcomes. With numerous available options, you can create the appearance you have always wanted. Our team at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is excited to provide this proven surgery, and we welcome you to learn more. Contact our office in Jacksonville, FL to book your private consultation with Dr. Erik Nuveen or Dr. Courtney Caplin.
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