Dr. Rowley is highly experienced in breast augmentation and is the only Lubbock plastic surgeon offering the new Ideal Implant option, a new technology that offers increased safety, comfort and peace of mind without silicone.
WHY BREAST AUGMENTATION?
- A desire to return to pre-pregnancy breast volume and appearance
- Concern over breast asymmetry, with one side visibly smaller in appearance
- Lack of breast tissue—a desire for larger breasts in general
BRIEF SURGICAL FACTS
This is typically an outpatient surgery under general anesthetic and takes approximately an hour. The surgery is performed in the office operating room or an outpatient surgery center. Most people return to work in 2-3 days, with 4-6 weeks before returning to full physical activity.
This procedure is typically done through a small incision about two inches long, usually underneath, in the crease of the breast. Saline and silicone implants are both available. Usually, they are placed in a submuscular position underneath the pectoral muscle. Pain is variable and depends on the muscle laxity. Pain pills and muscle relaxants are given after the procedure. While recovery varies from individual to individual, complications are minimal. However, long-term problems such as leak and capsular contracture may occur.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BREAST AUGMENTATION IN LUBBOCK
DR. JANE ROWLEY’S THOUGHTS ON BREAST AUGMENTATION
“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.”
BREAST AUGMENTATION PHOTOS: Before and After
Below you may find untouched before and after photos of several patients who have granted permission to show them here.
While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature these photos are of a sensitive nature.
32 year old, 5’7”, 120 lbs; silicone ultra high profile implants, 400cc
31 year old, 5’10”, 148lbs; silicone ultra high profile implants, 460cc
28 year old, 5’9”, 157 lbs; silicone ultra high profile implants, 400cc
27 year old, 5’1”, 100 lbs; silicone ultra high profile implants, 280cc
50 year old, 5’4”, 132lbs; silicone ultra high profile implants, 320cc
31 year old, 5’3”, 120 lbs; saline high profile implants, 420cc and 450cc
36 year old, 5’5” 130 lbs; silicone ultra high profile implants, 460cc
35 year old, 5’10”, 132 lbs; silicone ultra high profile implants, 360cc
31 year old, 5’0”, 108 lbs; silicone ultra high profile implants, 320 cc