The Guide to Sizing for Breast Implants Lubbock Women Need

During your breast augmentation consultation, your plastic surgeon will ask you what size you would like your breasts to be. Communicating these expectations can be difficult for some women as they try to describe their ideal size. You may have a final cup size you would like to achieve, but breast implant sizes do not match up with a certain bra size. As patient and doctor discuss breast augmentation, they should consider long-term goals for the surgical results. And when considering the sizing of their breast implants, Lubbock women should think about their body proportion, lifestyle, and other important factors that will affect their overall satisfaction with the procedure.

Breast Implant Size and Your Body

Size can be one of the toughest topics to navigate when establishing clear expectations for your breast augmentation procedure. We often try talking about breast sizes using bra sizes, but a cup size can look very different on unique body shapes and sizes. Even a standard bra size can vary widely from brand to brand. It often surprises patients at their initial consultation when they find out that cup size is an unreliable way to determine what implant size to get.  

With the same breast implants, Lubbock women can look different depending on their body shape and existing breast tissue. For example, your chest and shoulder width play a role in selecting the width of your implants. Going from a small A cup to a small D cup can produce very different results than going from a full B cup to a small D cup. Rather than selecting a bra from the store shelf or comparing with friends to determine the right size for you, come into our Lubbock office for an in-person consultation. We are here to help you understand your options and explain what may be recommended for your body type.

Consider Breast Augmentation and Lifestyle

It is easy to browse the internet or take a look around the poolside to decide what you think is the perfect size for your breast implants. Lubbock women need to remember that it will be an entirely different thing living with that new body they imagined. The goal after a breast augmentation is not to look back and wish that you had either chosen a size larger or a size smaller. Size dissatisfaction post-surgery can be a result of more than just wishing your clothes fit differently. For very active women, maintaining that lifestyle with a new and larger chest can be difficult. If sports and exercise are an important part of your life, consider an implant that will give you lift, shape, and fullness, but not an excessively large breast size.

Too Much of a Good Thing

When they get breast implants Lubbock women find that it does more than impact their appearance, it also impacts their lifestyle and ability to move. When weight is removed through liposuction, people often find that movement and exercise are much easier. Breast implants, however, add weight to your body and change your balance. Aerobic activities can be a bit tricky with larger breasts, and active individuals may find that while their new, larger breasts look great in a dress, they don’t feel great on the treadmill.

A More Natural Look and Feel

Today’s trends for breast augmentation lean toward more natural looking breast implants. Lubbock patients often do not want the extra unwanted attention that sometimes comes with a larger implant. Most women do not want to end up looking fake after their surgery. Proportion is key when choosing a breast implant size that will look beautiful on you, and sometimes that calls for a smaller implant. If you want a natural look, a smaller implant can help you fill out your clothes comfortably and add definition to your shape without calling excessive attention to your chest.

More than “Bigger is Better”

Ultimately, you need to get the breast implants that you want. Most people who have a healthy self-image and realistic expectations of this procedure find that they are incredibly happy with the results of their breast implants. Lubbock women who get larger implants at the recommendation of someone else often find themselves eventually unhappy and returning for additional procedures to reduce the size of the implants. So do what makes you happy and love your body, because you’re beautiful!

It is also important to remember that breast augmentation is not a competition about size. By correcting an asymmetric chest or adding some lost fullness with the right sized breast implants, Lubbock women can find great satisfaction and an increase in self-confidence. Dr. Jane Rowley knows the importance of spending all the time that is needed to understand her patient’s expectations with her breast augmentation. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today and to learn about the possibilities you can have with breast enhancement surgery.

Discover Your Different Breast Implant Options with Dr. Rowley

Women have often heard of saline or silicone gel implants, but now Dr. Jane Rowley offers three breast implant options. A new, revolutionary “structured” implant combines the beauty of silicone gel with the security of saline to give women the freedom and confidence they deserve. IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants use the latest implant technology to provide the best features women want in an implant, without the worry of “silent rupture.”

Silicone Implants and “Silent Rupture”

When a saline implant develops a tear or hole, a woman’s body can harmlessly absorb the sterile saltwater solution until the implant is removed and replaced. On the other hand, silicone implants carry the risk of “silent rupture.” This happens when sticky silicone gel leaks into the surrounding breast tissue without a woman knowing her implant is compromised. Only an MRI scan can detect a “silent rupture,” and surgery is then required to clean out the escaped gel.

The IDEAL IMPLANT carries no risk of “silent rupture,” and requires no MRI to detect rupture. Women can simply look in the mirror to ensure their implants are intact. In fact, the innovative design of the IDEAL IMPLANT provides structural strength to the implant giving it a lower rupture rate compared to silicone gel implants. The video below further compares the IDEAL IMPLANT to saline and silicone implants.

A Technology-Driven Choice

When Dr. Robert Hamas invented the IDEAL IMPLANT, he wanted to create an implant choice that did not force women to sacrifice beauty for security. He found that women were caught between wanting the natural feel of silicone gel, and the peace of mind that comes with saline. That’s when he decided to find a solution that those other breast implant options could not offer.

The IDEAL IMPLANT underwent ten years of development, refinement, and extensive testing under the care of a dedicated team of scientists, engineers, and consultants. Then in 2014, it was approved by the FDA and Health Canada following a multi-center trial of 502 women, and information provided in volumes of safety, manufacturing, and clinical data. The IDEAL IMPLANT is made with proven breast implant materials in an FDA-inspected facility using advanced robotics to achieve greater product consistency and high quality standards.

Comparing Breast Implant Options

The IDEAL IMPLANT is only available to an exclusive group of board-certified plastic surgeons such as Dr. Rowley. She explains the difference between “structured,” saline, and silicone implants:

“The IDEAL IMPLANT is a new saline implant, it is a structured saline implant. The implant itself has a baffled design, so it cuts down on rippling and it feels more natural, which are the two downsides to the traditional saline implant. Silicone feels softer and has less rippling, but the IDEAL IMPLANT really does approximate the feel and look of a silicone implant with the benefits of a saline implant, in that, if it leaks, it’s much easier to tell if it’s leaking. In fact, you can’t miss a leak on a saline implant. A silicone implant can have an undetected leak for years and years, and is much more difficult to remove when it does leak. A saline implant can be removed sometimes with a local anesthetic and it is much easier to deal with. So as far as the IDEAL IMPLANT, I think it’s a great choice in many different cases – older women, women that are switching our ruptured silicone implants, anyone who’s concerned about detecting a leak over time.”

Patient Reviews of Dr. Rowley

As an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, Dr. Rowley finds it important to help her patients understand their breast implant options. She wants women to feel empowered and educated about their breast augmentation decision. A Realself patient testimonial by pastorgal states:

“Dr. Rowley and her staff show the greatest compassion to all of her clients. Everyone is treated with dignity. From the moment you walk in the office, you are comfortable and welcome. Dr. Rowley will be honest with you about the results you can expect. With integrity, she gives you realistic goals and outcomes. Dr. Rowley is the best. I was referred by my massage therapist, who has seen a lot of bodies, and was told that Dr. Rowley’s patients always had the best results. I promise that if you do what she tells you before and after your procedure, you will be pleased. And the office staff – well, they are just downright fun!”

A Google review by Abbey Madrid reads:

“Dr.Jane was AMAZING!! She gave me exactly what I wanted and very informative on everything. She also has a fun and great personality that makes it so easy to talk to her about any questions you may have.”

Women Trust Dr. Rowley

Dr. Rowley is committed to helping her patients reach their goals. With years of experience and unsurpassed patient care, women in Lubbock, TX know that Dr. Rowley will work hard to provide the best possible plastic surgery experience. Learn more about the new IDEAL IMPLANT, and get to know the highly qualified team at Rowley Plastic Surgery by visiting www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com. Call 806-792-3715 today to schedule your no-obligation consultation.

Feel Confident with Breast Implants: Dr. Rowley Offers the IDEAL IMPLANT®

What should you know about breast implants before pursuing a breast augmentation? Are you aware of all the different types of implants available? Do you have the information you need to make an informed decision? Have you thought about what kind of implant will best help you accomplish your goals?

Dr. Jane Rowley can answer all these questions and more. As a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rowley has extensive training and expertise in a variety of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. She strives to empower her patients by educating them about their options and discussing any concerns they might have.

Plastic Surgery with Dr. Jane Rowley

Dr. Rowley focuses on the individual needs of her patients. When meeting with Dr. Rowley, she takes the time to develop a customized treatment plan designed just for you. Since breast implants come in different shapes and sizes, one of the best ways to determine which type of implant is right for your body is to try out your options. Dr. Rowley explains:

“Most people who seek breast augmentation come in with an idea of what cup size they would like to be postoperatively. However, cup size is extremely variable and often depends on the manufacturer of the undergarment. I think it is very important to spend a long time talking to my patients about what size they think they want to be. We look at multiple photographs, go through sample implants together, and I have patients try them on. I find it is not uncommon for someone to come in and say they want to be a C-cup, but when we go over it together, they find they like a little larger appearance, or maybe smaller, once they’ve tried them on. I do not want to trivialize this operation, but from a technical surgical standpoint, it is a relatively simple operation to do. The most difficult and important aspect of this procedure is making sure the patient has clear expectations. A skilled surgeon can make your breasts larger but we cannot make your breasts look like someone else’s breasts. This is why I feel spending a long time discussing size together before the procedure is so important.”

The Choice is Yours

Dr. Rowley understands that receiving breast implants is a big decision. She is committed to helping women look their best and gain the confidence they deserve. The video below shares her philosophy toward plastic surgery.

A New Implant Option

Dr. Rowley remains up-to-date on the latest implant technology. Women are often familiar with silicone gel or saline breast implants, but their options don’t end there. A new, innovative type of implant is now available—the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT combines the natural feel of silicone gel with the safety of saline. Its advanced internal structure sets it apart from all other breast implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT is made up of a series of shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This unique design:

  • Offers the peace of mind that comes from saline
  • Gives the realistic look and youthful shape expected with silicone gel
  • Reduces wrinkling and rippling often associated with saline
  • Supports the upper pole of the implant to prevent collapse when upright
  • Controls the movement of the saline to mitigate sloshing and eliminate the “water-hammer” effect

The IDEAL IMPLANT is empty before placement, so it can be rolled up and inserted through a smaller incision. Its filled after its placed and has an adjustable volume capacity, so plastic surgeons can cater to the exact needs and desires of their patients.

No Risk of “Silent Rupture”

No costly MRI scans are needed to detect rupture with the IDEAL IMPLANT. Women always know their implants are intact by simply looking the mirror. If a rupture does occur, the body safely absorbs the saline. But with silicone gel breast implants, sticky silicone gel can leak and get trapped in the surrounding tissues of a woman’s body, without her even knowing it is happening. This is called a “silent rupture,” because only an MRI can detect when it happens. The FDA recommends women with silicone gel implants receive an MRI every two-to-three years for the life of their implants.

Searching for a Qualified Plastic Surgeon?

Dr. Jane Rowley is always looking for solutions to help her patients feel comfortable and confident in their choice to pursue plastic surgery. That’s why she became an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon – to offer an implant that provides beautiful and natural results combined with safety and security. As a client of Rowley Plastic Surgery, Melissa Dunn Moore has this to say about Dr. Rowley:

“Five stars! Absolutely hands down the BEST! Her office employees tell the true story. They are always happy and a delight to be around. Dr. Rowley is strictly business when it comes to your needs. After they are addressed, her hat comes off and she becomes a dear friend. I would most definitely recommend her to anyone.”

No matter the procedure, you can trust Dr. Rowley to help you reach your personal and physical goals. Her knowledge and skills make her the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock, Texas. Visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com to learn more. Call 806-792-3715 to schedule your no-obligation consultation today.

Breast Augmentation Without the Compromises

Women deal with stress every day, but there is no reason that it should be associated with plastic surgery. Whether you’re having breast surgery, a tummy tuck, or liposuction, cosmetic procedures can contribute to anxiety. Proactively working towards your cosmetic goals should make you feel excited and optimistic, but many women end up feeling nervous instead. Put a stop to the anxiety about a breast augmentation before it even begins. Do your best to educate yourself—understanding your options for breast implants will put you in the right direction towards calming your nerves.

Consider Your Implants

If you are concerned about a lack of breast tissue, breast symmetry, or want to return to your pre-pregnancy breast volume, you should research the different breast implant options available. With research and technological advances, breast implants are safer than ever. Breast implants are regulated by the FDA to ensure they are a safe product for patient use. There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to which type of implant you choose, but there are certain drawbacks of both saline implants and silicone gel implants that are important to consider.

  • Saline Implants – These implants are similar to a water balloon filled with sterile salt water. They provide a firm, uniform shape, and if they leak, you have no need to worry about adverse effects on your body. Saline implants can tend to wrinkle, and some people believe they do not closely resemble the feel of natural breast tissue.
  • Silicone Implants – A silicone gel-filled implant feels more like natural breast tissue because the silicone gel is more viscous than saline. Because of the risk of silent rupture, women should be aware of the need for periodic MRIs or ultrasounds to check for implant leaks in the future.

IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants

Women should not have to compromise when it comes to their options for breast implants in Lubbock. If you like the beauty and natural feel of silicone gel, but also want the peace of mind that comes with saline implants, then the IDEAL IMPLANT may be the right choice for you. This option features a series of saline-filled chambers, providing the implant with structure. This design gives the IDEAL IMPLANT a more natural look and feeling as movement of the saline is more controlled. The risk of sloshing, rippling, and wrinkling is minimized.

Because it is filled with saline, the IDEAL IMPLANT also eliminates the concerns of a rupture often associated with a silicone gel implant. If a rupture were to occur, it would be obvious just by looking at the breast. While the implant would still need to be removed, there would be no cause for alarm because the saline inside the implants can be safely absorbed into the body.

The benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT don’t stop there. Other advantages over silicone gel implants include:

  • Lower risk of rupture
  • Lower risk of capsular contracture
  • No costly MRIs to monitor for rupture
  • Shorter incision length

Consider the Results

Once you feel comfortable with your choice of implant, there still may be other factors contributing to your anxiety. Thinking of your post surgery pain and recovery can also cause concern. If you can, talk with a friend who has already had breast augmentation. First-hand accounts of what to expect with your surgery will give you more information and ideas about what to discuss with your doctor. Then talk to your doctor and share your concerns so that your surgeon can explain expected recovery, pain, and the final results from your surgery. Sometimes what we fear the most is the unknown, so doing your due diligence will help to calm your nerves.

Consider Your Doctor

You have heard about the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, but do you know why It’s so important? A board-certified plastic surgeon has graduated from medical school, completed years of surgical training, completed additional training for plastic surgery, and passed both oral and written exams. These surgeons are required to operate in an accredited facility. An experienced and certified doctor is the foundation to having the best possible experience with your plastic surgery. Having confidence in your plastic surgeon’s training, certification, and experience goes a long way in easing anxiety about your procedure.

Breast Augmentation Experience You Can Trust

Plastic surgery doesn’t need to cause fear or anxiety. When you understand your options for breast implants in Lubbock, it gives you the freedom to look forward to and enjoy your breast enhancement. Dr. Jane Rowley has more than 20 years of experience performing breast augmentation, and is the only plastic surgeon in Lubbock to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT. She will explain your procedure and recovery expectations thoroughly, giving you clear information about your surgery and what to expect. You can put your mind at ease knowing that at Rowley Plastic Surgery, you are in the best possible care. Call today to schedule your no-obligation consultation.

The IDEAL IMPLANT®: Safe Breast Implants with a Natural Feel

When considering breast implants, women should not have to sacrifice beauty for peace of mind. While silicone gel implants are known for their realistic look and natural feel, they don’t provide the reassurance that comes with saline. But now, women can achieve the look they desire and the safety they deserve from a new, innovative breast implant offered by Dr. Jane Rowley. IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants utilize the latest in implant technology to combine the benefits, without the drawbacks, of both silicone gel and saline.

Why the IDEAL IMPLANT is Different

How does the IDEAL IMPLANT offer the advantages of silicone gel and saline breast implants? As a “structured implant,” the IDEAL IMPLANT is different than any other type of implant due to its advanced internal structure. It is comprised of a series of shells nested together to hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This unique design:

    • Controls the movement of the saline filler, eliminating the “water-hammer” effect
    • Reduces wrinkling and rippling, creating a smooth surface
    • Provides a youthful shape, increasing volume and projection
    • Supports the upper pole of the implant, preventing collapse when upright
    • Allows the implant edge to naturally conform to the curve of a woman’s chest

Comparing Breast Implants

As an FDA-approved implant, the IDEAL IMPLANT gives women the security and confidence they want from a breast augmentation. There is no possibility of “silent rupture” with the IDEAL IMPLANT. A woman can know her implants are intact at all times by simply looking in the mirror. If a rupture occurs, the body safely absorbs the saline until the implant is removed.

This is not the case with silicone gel breast implants. Silicone gel ruptures are called “silent” because they can only be detected with an MRI. This means that without her knowledge, sticky silicone gel can be leaking into the surrounding tissue of a woman’s body, requiring surgery to remove once it is detected. In the video below, learn why the IDEAL IMPLANT is a worry-free implant option.

The Peace of Mind of Saline

As an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, Dr. Rowley explains:

“The nice thing about the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant is you know that you have an implant in that’s going to be easy to remove, you’re going to know when it’s leaking, and it’s not going to interfere with your life in 10, 20, or 30 years. There’s a big difference when removing a ruptured saline implant compared to removing a ruptured silicone gel implant. A ruptured saline implant can be removed easily with a local anesthetic. Silicone gel implants, if they’re not ruptured, it can come out that easily. But if they are ruptured, most of the time it’s stuck and it bleeds and you have to put drains in. So, it’s not an easy recovery. It’s not an easy surgery … There is no peace of mind with a silicone gel implant, and there’s no good study to tell if it’s leaking. I have more than one patient that’s come in with ruptured silicone gel implants, that have had them for years and years, and were relatively happy with their implants. And then we switch them when they leak to the IDEAL, and they’re just as happy or happier than they were, so it really is a no brainer. I feel confident with the IDEAL IMPLANT, that I’m giving my patients that peace of mind. They know when their implant is leaking, they can plan their lives around that, and they know that it’ll be a relatively simple procedure to remove and replace it.”

A Breast Augmentation with Dr. Jane Rowley

IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants are only available to an exclusive group of plastic surgeons who are board-certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. As part of this group, Dr. Rowley strives to give her patients the best plastic surgery experience possible by offering the IDEAL IMPLANT. She wants women to feel comfortable in their decision to receive breast implants, and is committed to helping women gain greater confidence in their physical appearance.

Dr. Rowley makes patient education a top priority. She takes the time to develop a personalized treatment plan for every patient, and answer any questions or address any concerns throughout the process. With her extensive surgical training and unsurpassed expertise, her patients trust they will receive exceptional care. As a client of Rowley Plastic Surgery, Eric Martinez states:

“Most definitely one of the best plastic surgeons I know, and ALL AROUND BEST IN LUBBOCK! Dr. Rowley has to be one of the most honest and personable doctors I know, so her advice means everything to me when I go to her office. Her staff sets the bar for any caring team in an office. They cater to you with exceptional concern!”

Is the IDEAL IMPLANT Right For You?

Dr. Rowley wants to help you reach your goals. Don’t waste another minute. Find out if the IDEAL IMPLANT is a good choice for you. Contact Dr. Rowley to schedule a no-obligation consultation. Visit Rowleyplasticsurgery.com or call 806-792-3715 today.

Comparing Breast Augmentation to a Breast Lift in Lubbock

Women’s breasts go through many changes over different periods in their lives. Your favorite bras in college may not even come close to fitting you now. With changes in hormones, weight fluctuations, and the changes that occur with pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is no surprise that so many women seek plastic surgery to correct breast issues. If you find yourself unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, breast augmentation or a breast lift in Lubbock may be able to help.

The two surgeries are very different and are tailored to address unique problems. It is not always easy to tell which procedure would benefit you the most. Breast augmentation adds volume to the breasts through the insertion of implants, and a breast lift (or mastopexy) lifts sagging breasts with the removal of extra skin and tissue. Discuss your concerns with your board-certified plastic surgeon to determine which breast surgery would give you the best results.

Breast Augmentation

If you feel self-conscious about having small, disproportionate, or asymmetrical breasts, breast augmentation is the most effective way to solve the problem. In no way is breast augmentation a “one size fits all” procedure; your surgeon can help you create the look you want by giving you guidance about your choices for the specifics of your implants and surgery. One of the main decisions you will need to make is which type of implant you want. Silicone gel and saline implants are available and each have their pros and cons.

  • Silicone Gel – Implants filled with silicone gel are a popular choice for women who want natural-feeling results. The gel feels similar to real breast tissue because it is more viscous than saline. Silicone gel implants do pose the risk of “silent rupture” because a leak is usually only detectable by an MRI.
  • Saline – Implants filled with saline offer peace of mind. If they were to rupture, it would be immediately obvious and you could have the implant replaced right away. Saline can be easily absorbed by the body. These implants have the potential to show rippling through thin skin. The new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants are another option; its filled with saline, for peace of mind, but has internal structures that give it a more natural feel without the worry of silicone gel.

Surgical Options for Breast Augmentation

Your decisions for breast augmentation don’t end with choosing a type of implant. After a physical exam, your plastic surgeon be able to recommend options for your incision as well as for the exact placement of the implant. Incision locations for breast implants in Lubbock include:

  • Under the breast crease
  • Around the perimeter of the areola
  • In the navel
  • In the underarm area

Breast implants can be placed either under the chest muscle or over it. Under the muscle, or submuscular placement, lifts the muscle and creates a slope to the top of the breast, giving it a more natural look. Subglandular placement, or over the muscle, gives the breast a more round shape and can speed up recovery time. Your surgeon can advise you as to which placement will help you achieve your desired outcome.

When to Consider a Breast Lift in Lubbock

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is for women who have significant sagging of the breasts. If aging, gravity, or breastfeeding have taken a toll on your breasts, a lift can correct the problems. Here are a few symptoms that a candidate for a breast lift in Lubbock may have:

  • Sagging or drooping of the breasts
  • Tubular, pendulous, or flat breasts
  • Downward pointing nipples
  • Stretched nipples or areolae
  • Nipples that fall below the breast crease

Breast Lift Surgery

The scars left from a breast lift are more significant than those from breast augmentation. During a breast lift procedure, skin and tissue are removed to lift the breast to a higher position. The nipple and areola is moved up as well. Sagging is corrected and the breasts end up having more forward projection. Unlike breast implants, a lift will not make the breasts bigger; although it may provide more cleavage. Incisions can be made:

  • Around the outer edge of the areola
  • Vertically from the breast crease to the nipple
  • In the breast crease

Results from Mastopexy

Breast lift surgery will make your breasts look younger and perkier. The nipple will point forward, instead of toward the floor. If an increase in size is something you want as well, a lift can be combined with breast implants in Lubbock during the same surgery. Results from mastopexy are not necessarily permanent, as gravity will continue to work on your body over the course of your life.

There are many decisions to be made when you are considering surgery to improve the look of your breasts with either breast augmentation or a breast lift in Lubbock. Choosing the right board-certified plastic surgeon is the most important thing you can do. Dr. Jane Rowley is the most experienced plastic surgeon in Lubbock with over two decades of experience. Call today to schedule your no-obligation consultation.

Achieving a Naturally Beautiful Look With Breast Implants

If you are serious about breast augmentation surgery, you have probably spent some time imagining what your life will be like with your new breasts. It’s exciting to think of the flattering new clothes you’ll wear and the confidence you will feel wearing them. There is no doubt you will look great, but many women still want to preserve the natural feel of their real breasts. Your breast augmentation outcome depends on several variables. By clearly communicating your expectations with your plastic surgeon, you can achieve the look and feel you desire.

Will They Feel Fake?

Breasts with implants feel different than those without. But “different” does not have to mean the same thing as fake. In the past, some breast implants did look and feel fake because they were too big and perfectly round. Progress in technology and surgical techniques have made achieving a more natural, feminine look much more of a reality. An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can help you select the right options for your implants that will create a tailored fit for your body.

Variables That Matter

At your breast augmentation consultation, you should explore in depth all the factors that contribute to the results of your breast implants. Here’s a look at some of the variables that impact your outcome.

    • Your Plastic Surgeon: choosing an experienced plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery makes all the difference in your breast augmentation results. These top-tier surgeons have been through the proper training and had the education they need to perform your procedure safely.
    • Implant Type: your implants will be filled with either saline or silicone gel. Silicone gel implants usually feel softer, like a real breast, because of the viscosity of the gel. Saline-filled implants lack the structure and firmness necessary to make them feel natural and are susceptible to wrinkling and rippling.
    • Implant Location: implants can be placed over or under the chest muscles. Sub-muscular placement tends to look more realistic because the overlying tissue creates a more natural slope to the breast. However, if you lack sufficient breast tissue to support the implants, they may need to go over the muscle (which isn’t a bad thing).
    • Implant Size: choosing the right size for the unique shape of your body is critical when a natural look is important to you. Thinner women with small breasts may want to opt for medium-sized implants. Trying on different implants at your consultation will help you get a feel for what size suits your needs.

What You Can Do

Everyone loves a good DIY solution, but before you try anything on your own, make sure to get the OK from your doctor. One thing some surgeons recommend to do at home to make your breast implants feel softer and more natural is to massage them. Gently rubbing the implants will help create a soft capsule of scar tissue around them. This allows the breasts to move in a more naturally, aids in the healing of the incision, and prevents the formation of a hard capsule around the implant. Two to three times a day, gently massage the breast in a circular motion to soften and stretch the area of the breast implant. Talk to your doctor about the specifics to get a better idea of what to do and how massage helps.

How Breast Implants Affect Men

The jury is out on whether most men like breast implants; preferences vary widely. But if we are to take any hint from the way women are portrayed in the media, we can assume a good portion of men do like them. It is not uncommon for men to be pleased with their partner’s new breasts because of the way it boosts her self-image. When a woman is happy with the way she looks, it builds her confidence in almost every aspect of her life. The important thing is not to dwell on what others will think about the choices we make with our bodies. While it is healthy to include your partner in your plastic surgery journey, the ultimate decision is up to you.

Advancements in breast augmentation techniques and technology have made it possible for women to enjoy enhanced breasts that do not feel fake. If you want your breast implants to have that natural look and feel, you should consider these important factors:

    • Your plastic surgeon’s training and experience – make sure they are board-certified.
    • Implant type, location, and size – spend time discussing these options with your doctor.
    • Implant massage – massage could help soften the feel of your implants. Make sure to clear this with your doctor first.
    • Include your partner – talking through decisions together can help, but the final say should be yours.

Call Rowley Plastic Surgery today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

A Closer Look at the Different Types of Breast Implants and Procedures

One of the beautiful things about women is that each one is different. From hopes and dreams to your tastes and your body, your uniqueness is what makes you who you are. With individuality comes varying needs, especially when it comes to plastic surgery. Women who are unhappy with the effects of age, pregnancy, and weight on their bust have many options to consider as they look into breast enhancement surgery. Here’s a look at the different types of breast implants and procedures that cater to different women based on personal preference and body types.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants result in the most natural look and feel for women who choose this option for breast enhancement. Because of the way the silicone gel flows in its shell, it closely resembles real breast tissue. The FDA has approved silicone implants for breast augmentation in women age 22 and up, as well as for breast reconstruction in women of any age.

Silicone is a sticky substance that is not easily absorbed into the body. When a silicone implant leaks, the gel can get trapped inside the breast and cause pain and changes in the breast’s appearance. It is often referred to as a ‘silent rupture,’ because it is hard to detect from the outside. To remedy this, the FDA recommends women with these types of breast implants get an MRI three years after their initial augmentation surgery, and then every two years after that.

Saline Breast Implants

This option is often thought of as the safest choice for breast augmentation because saline is simply sterile salt water. If any leakage were to happen, the body would easily absorb the saltwater solution, and there would be no cause for concern. The FDA has approved saline breast implants for women as young as 18.

While they do provide peace of mind, saline implants do not offer quite as natural of a look as silicone. The implant resembles a water balloon in that it does not have a definite structure. For women with areas of very thin skin, a rippling effect may be visible due to the implant’s own tendency to wrinkle.

IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants

If you want the safety and security of saline without sacrificing the natural feel of your breasts, the new IDEAL IMPLANT may be right for you. The IDEAL IMPLANT is unique in its design. Although it is filled with saline, it has multiple inner chambers and shells to give it the structure that regular saline implants lack. The body-friendly saline solution makes the IDEAL IMPLANT a worry-free option that still allows women to achieve the natural look and feel they desire for their breasts.

If you are thinking about getting breast implants in Lubbock, consider yourself lucky to have one of the nation’s best plastic surgeons in your own backyard. Dr. Jane Rowley is the only plastic surgeon in Lubbock to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT and is one of the top three in the country.

If These Types of Breast Implants Don’t Work for You, Consider a Breast Lift

If breast implant surgery does not feel like the right fit for your needs, a breast lift might be able to provide the results you want. A lift restores the breasts’ youthful appearance by repositioning the breast tissue, tightening the skin, and moving the nipple to a more natural looking location. Women who experience unwanted flattening or elongating of the bust are good candidates for this procedure. Breastfeeding, age, gravity, and weight loss can all take a toll on the breasts, but it does not have to be permanent. This surgery can also have beneficial results for some patients when it is combined with a breast augmentation. Dr. Rowley wants all of her patients to be happy with their plastic surgery results, so she takes the time to thoroughly discuss and set clear expectations for each patient.

Breast Reduction

Not every woman wants a bigger bust. For those who experience back, neck, and shoulder pain because of their large breasts, a breast reduction can relieve discomfort. Other benefits of the procedure include improved mobility and increased confidence. Breast reduction patients are some of Dr. Rowley’s most satisfied clients because of the dramatic, instant life changes they enjoy after surgery.

Women interested in breast implants in Lubbock have several options to consider. The different types of breast implants include saline-filled, silicone-filled, and the new IDEAL IMPLANT. Saline implants have a water balloon-like shape but are safe if a rupture occurs. Silicone implants make the enhanced breasts look more realistic, but put the patient at risk for a silent rupture. The IDEAL IMPLANT combines the best of both options by providing a natural look with the security of saline.

Dr. Jane Rowley offers other breast procedures, including breast lifts and reductions. She is the leading board-certified plastic surgeon in Lubbock with over 20 years of experience. Call our office today to schedule a no-obligation consultation so we can help you achieve the cosmetic results you want.

Three Reasons Women Seek Breast Implants Revision

Many women in Lubbock have found increased confidence and satisfaction with their bodies through the routine and generally safe surgery for breast implants. However, some patients do experience complications as a result of the procedure. Even when a breast augmentation surgery is performed perfectly, problems can still arise. But don’t get discouraged; you are not stuck with implants that have gone wrong. Thankfully, these issues can be resolved through breast implant revision surgery.

Implant Rupture

If you opted for saline implants when you had your initial breast augmentation, you should be able to tell if your implant leaks. The rupture will cause the shell of the implant to deflate like a balloon would if the air is let out. The breast will have a noticeable change in size and shape, but the saline leaking into your body is not harmful. Silicone implants are not as obvious when they leak. It is recommended that Lubbock women with this type of implant have an MRI every one to two years to make sure it is still intact.

Capsular Contracture

When an implant is placed inside the breast, the body creates a pocket of scar tissue around it. If your breasts begin to appear unusually firm and round, it could be an indication that the tissue has become too tight around the implant and need removal. Other signs of capsular contracture include pain and discomfort, tightness, and high-riding or misshapen breasts.

Dissatisfaction with Breast Implants

Some women end up wishing they had chosen a different size for their breasts, and others experience asymmetry or eventual sagging after augmentation. If you are unhappy with the way your breasts look after your procedure, a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Jane Rowley can give you the results you want with revision surgery.

Dr. Rowley is the leading board-certified plastic surgeon in Lubbock. If you experience any issues with your implants, you can trust that she will not only correct the problem but also help you feel more confident in your appearance than ever. Call our office today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

Is this the Year to Get Breast Implants?

The decision to get breast implants is a very personal one that takes plenty of time, thought, and research. Women in Lubbock consider augmentation for the most part because they want to enhance their appearance. But the benefits of the surgery go beyond just the physical improvement. Women who have had implants often enjoy personal and social gains as a result of their decision to take their looks into their own hands.

Give Yourself a Boost

If you’re thinking about getting breast implants, it’s probably because you are unhappy with something about the way your bust looks. The surgery can fix that. What you might not be expecting, however, is the boost in confidence you will experience with your new look. Feeling good about your appearance will give you freedom from the self-consciousness your pre-augmented breasts caused.

The Domino Effect

Drastic weight loss, aging, and pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to sag and look deflated. Some women in Lubbock are unhappy with their size, and others want to look more proportional. When a cosmetic procedure erases these types of concerns, it has a domino effect on a woman’s life. Confidence has a powerful way of improving our body image, our relationships, and our moods. When you are no longer self-conscious about your looks, you can begin to focus on more important things.

Choose the Right Surgeon

Bargain shopping has its place but it is not recommended when it comes to plastic surgery. Choosing a physician certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery will give you greater confidence that you will be satisfied with your results. Dr. Jane Rowley is a leading board-certified plastic surgeon in Lubbock and has more than twenty years of experience changing lives.

Dr. Rowley listens to her patients and cares about helping them reach their cosmetic goals. If you have questions about how breast implants can benefit you, call Rowley Plastic Surgery today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.