Breast Augmentation: A Popular Plastic Surgery Option

There are numerous plastic surgery options available nowadays, but breast augmentation continues to be the most popular choice. Recent data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) concluded that breast augmentation was the leading cosmetic surgical procedure in 2017, with 300,378 total procedures performed.

Why are so many women deciding to receive breast implants? The ASPS reports 98% percent of women say their breast augmentation results met or exceeded their expectations, with many seeing improved self-esteem and a better quality of life. So while breast augmentation has high patient satisfaction ratings, it is important for women to understand it is still a surgical procedure that comes with limitations.

Is Breast Augmentation Right For You?

Do you want breast implants, but no sure if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation? Wondering what to expect following breast augmentation recovery? The ASPS website says:

“Breast augmentation is a deeply personal procedure, and it’s important that you’re doing it for yourself and not for someone else, even if that person has offered to pay for it. Patient satisfaction is high, specifically when they want the procedure themselves. You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if:

  • You are physically healthy and you aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have realistic expectations
  • Your breasts are fully developed
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
  • You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss or with aging
  • You are unhappy with the upper part of your breast appearing “empty”
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical
  • One or both breasts failed to develop normally or have an elongated shape

If you’re considering surgery, spend some time reviewing breast augmentation photos and learning about what to expect during recovery. Preparation ahead of time helps patients have reasonable expectations and a smoother recovery.”

Discussing your Plastic Surgery Options with Dr. Rowley

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jane Rowley has extensive experience performing breast augmentation surgery. She understands that because every body is unique, each patient needs individualized care and a customized treatment plan designed just for them. She reminds her patients that no two women can achieve the same results, and that bodies respond differently, even to the same procedure. During the consultation process, Dr. Rowley also explains to her patients the various plastic surgery options that will best fit their body type and lifestyle. Dr. Rowley states:

“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 may 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.”

A Smooth Breast Augmentation Recovery

Dr. Rowley strives to provide a worry-free breast augmentation recovery experience for her patients. Her care doesn’t stop after surgery. She remains in contact with her patients to ensure they are healing properly and happy with their results. A Google review by Merina Lisman says:

“Dr. Jane is THE BEST! I have moved out of Lubbock, TX and still make the trip back to Dr. Jane Rowley whenever I have something done. I won’t go to anyone else! She’s an artist! You end up leaving her office looking so much better than you imagined. She makes you feel that your a friend and offers honest and straightforward information and advice. Her staff is also wonderful, attentive, kind, and compassionate. I actually enjoy going to her office. Love her and her staff!”

A patient testimonial on Facebook by Jennifer Williamson Busby reads:

“Dr. Jane Rowley and her staff are exceptional at providing patients with top notch care. As a patient since 2006, I have been continuously pleased with my visits and results from beginning to end. Dr. Jane is hands down the best around. Her experience, professionalism and attention to detail places her above the rest. Her fabulous staff, Mitzi, Sandy, Nancy, Erin, Kelli and Kendra always go above and beyond to provide excellent care. I always leave their office feeling confident, beautiful and most of all cared for like family.”

In the Care of Dr. Rowley

Dr. Rowley is ready to help you gain more confidence, feel better about your own body, and achieve beautiful breast augmentation results. Call Dr. Rowley today at 806-792-3715 to schedule a no-obligation consultation, or visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com to learn more.

Personalizing Your Breast Augmentation in Lubbock

Breast implants come in many sizes and shapes so you can choose the right look and style to fit your individual body type, personality, and aesthetic goals. The size of your implants is perhaps the most obvious decision you will have to make, yet there are several other aspects about your implants that can be personalized. The variety of choices is a good thing for patients having breast augmentation in Lubbock, but it can begin to feel overwhelming. Understanding your options is the first step to making sure you get the results you want from plastic surgery. It is also important to talk to your surgeon and discuss your expectations so you are completely understood before your breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Trends

Hollywood used to give us the impression that breast augmentation was only for women who wanted very large, round breasts. Today, most women get breast implants to enhance their natural femininity and want to avoid an artificial or fake appearance. Because of this, smaller, more natural-looking implants are increasing in popularity. Many of our patients lead busy, active lifestyles and they need their breast implants to complement the way they live. Before having breast augmentation in Lubbock, your surgeon will want you to consider your body shape and think about the breast implant size and shape that suits you. With the help of your surgeon, you can choose a breast implant size and shape that will be the perfect fit.  

Breast Implant Shape

Round breast implants are the most popular implants women choose for breast augmentation in Lubbock. They can be filled with saline or silicone gel. These implants also have different projection styles. Round implants give more cleavage and lift for women. This lift is in both the lower and upper region of the breast where the breast generally doesn’t have fullness without implants. Some people feel implants with upper lift can appear less natural, but depending on your figure and preferences, they could be the right choice for you.

Breast implants also come in teardrop shape. These implants have a slope to them so they are more filled out on the bottom of the breast, which resembles the shape of a natural breast. These breast implants have a textured surface that will help keep them in place while healing so they do not rotate and look distorted. Talk to your doctor about teardrop-shaped breast implants to see if they can give you a more natural look with subtle enhancement.

Surgical Options for Breast Augmentation in Lubbock

You will have two different options for the placement of your implant in conjunction with your own tissue and muscle. Submuscular placement puts the implant underneath the chest muscle. Breast implants that are beneath the pectoral muscle can look more natural, as the overlying muscle helps create the slope that real breasts have. Mammograms are also easier to read with breast implants under the muscle. Recovery from this type of breast augmentation in Lubbock may require a little more time than if your implants were placed over the muscle, but the more natural look and feel might just be worth it for you.

The placement of breast Implants over the chest muscle is called subglandular placement. With this type of procedure, your implants may appear more visible. Studies have found higher rates of capsular contracture in patients with subglandular placement as well. Your breast enhancement goals, body type, and the type of implant all contribute to this decision, so talk to your doctor about which type of placement is best for you.

Consider Your Motivation

Maybe you have lost some weight and your breast size is now smaller. Or, maybe your body shape allows clothes to fit well around your hips but fits too loosely around your chest. Perhaps you feel your breast size is too small in proportion to the rest of your body. Maybe you feel your breasts are noticeably smaller than those of other women. Some women have noticeable asymmetry in their breasts. Breast implants can solve all of these issues. If you can clearly explain your concerns to your doctor, you will have a better chance of correcting the problems and getting the results you want.

Experienced Breast Augmentation in Lubbock

Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure for good reason. It can enhance the beauty of your feminine look and give you more confidence in your everyday life. If you have realistic expectations for your results and are in relatively good health, breast implants may provide that cosmetic boost you are looking for. Try not to let the variety of breast augmentation options overwhelm you; let us help you understand your choices and guide you to finding your perfect look. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today to discover the possibilities of breast augmentation in Lubbock.

The Protection You Deserve With Breast Implants

What should you consider before getting breast implants? Do you know the different types available? What long-term maintenance or monitoring is required? When partnering with Dr. Jane Rowley, she takes the time to answer these questions and address any other concerns her patients have about their breast implant options.

Dr. Rowley’s Commitment to Patient Education

Dr. Rowley is devoted to helping her patients find confidence in their breast augmentation decision. She understands that undergoing breast surgery is a highly personal choice. Every woman has different expectations and varying goals for their appearance. That’s why Dr. Rowley is committed to making sure her patients receive all the information they need to achieve the results they desire.

Every patient at Rowley Plastic Surgery receives specialized care. Since no two women are the same, Dr. Rowley creates customized treatment plans to meet the individual needs of her patients. During the consultation process, she goes over the three kinds of breast implants on the market today – saline, silicone gel, and the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

What are Structured Breast Implants?

As a plastic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rowley is part of an exclusive network eligible to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT. This technology-driven implant combines the benefits, without the drawbacks, of both silicone gel and saline. For many years, women have been caught choosing between the natural feel and realistic look associated with silicone gel, and the peace of mind that comes with saline.

But now, women wanting a breast augmentation no longer have to compromise beauty for security. The unique design of the IDEAL IMPLANT delivers the best of both worlds. It is comprised of a series of implant shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This advanced internal structure controls the movement of the saline to mitigate sloshing, supports the implant edge to prevent wrinkling and collapse when upright, and provides projection and volume. Plus, with no use of sticky silicone gel, the IDEAL IMPLANT is 100% risk-free of “silent rupture.”

Basic Protection Plan for No Extra Cost

When women choose the IDEAL IMPLANT, they are automatically enrolled in the Basic Protection Plan provided by IDEAL IMPLANT Incorporated. This limited warranty provides women with financial assistance of up to $3,500 to help with uninsured out-of-pocket surgery costs for deflation for 10 years. So if their IDEAL IMPLANT deflates, women can receive a free replacement implant during their lifetime for deflation, and for the first 10 years for capsular contracture.

Additional Protection

For a more extensive protection, the Premium Protection Plan is also available. Since many health insurance plans do not extend coverage for cosmetic surgery or postoperative problems related to cosmetic surgery, the Premium Protection Plan offers additional benefits to help women be protected from complications related to their breast implants throughout their entire life.

What is Included in the Premium Protection Plan?

The Premium Protection Plan includes all the elements of the Basic Protection Plan, then added protection as well.

The First 60 days – The risk of postoperative problems that are expensive to treat is higher just after surgery, and as time goes on becomes less likely. The Premium Protection Plan extends up to $10,000 in financial assistance during the first 60 days after breast augmentation surgery for bleeding, infection, anesthesia, blood clots, and wound healing events.

The First Year – The Premium Protection Plan includes $5,000 in financial assistance for postoperative events women might face during the first year following their procedure such as capsular contracture, deflation, insertional scar revision, and related events.

Subsequent Years – Women can have the peace of mind knowing their IDEAL IMPLANTS are covered for their entire life. The Premium Protection Plan doesn’t end after the first year.  $5,000 in financial assistance continues on for capsular contracture, deflation, insertional scar revision, and related events.

For further explanation of the Premium Protection Plan, watch the video below.

How To Get the Premium Protection Plan

To get this added protection, women can simply enroll with their plastic surgeon prior to their procedure. The cost is $189 for primary breast augmentation, or $249 if exchanging existing implants. Each year thereafter, renewal is only $79. Since unexpected or uninsured costs can come about at any time, this affordable lifetime protection is an investment for a worry-free future. And if the Premium Protection Plan is not renewed, the Basic Protection Plan automatically still applies for the remainder of its original term.

A Breast Augmentation with Dr. Rowley

The IDEAL IMPLANT was designed to give women the look they desire, with the confidence they deserve. Women can enjoy lifelong security knowing their breast implants are protected with the Premium Protection Plan. If you have questions regarding the financial assistance available to you with the IDEAL IMPLANT, Dr. Rowley can help you understand your options. Call 806-792-3715 today to schedule your no-obligation consultation, or visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com to learn more.

Plastic Surgery with Dr. Jane Rowley

Are you considering plastic surgery? Have a certain procedure in mind? Do you know what steps to take to achieve the best results possible? Whether you want breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, or full “mommy makeover,” partnering with a skilled and well-qualified plastic surgeon is the key to a successful outcome.

Searching “Plastic Surgeons Near Me”

The Internet is a great resource with loads of information on any given topic. A simple search of “plastic surgeons near me” will bring up multiple doctors in your area. While those hits are a good starting point, it is vital to further research the right fit for you.

It is especially important to work with a plastic surgeon that is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. According to www.abplasticsurgery.org, plastic surgeons that have “met high standards in training requirements and successfully passed the examinations covering the breadth of plastic surgery” can be eligible for certification. The website further explains “the mission of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and maintenance of certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists . . . the purpose of the Board is to evaluate the education, training, and knowledge of broadly competent and responsible plastic surgeons.”

Dr. Jane Rowley and the IDEAL IMPLANT

Dr. Jane Rowley, at Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, TX, is part of this exclusive group of board-certified plastic surgeons, making her eligible to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT. The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant is a new, innovative type of implant that combines the natural feel of silicone gel with the peace of mind of saline.

Women are often familiar with silicone gel or saline breast implants. Silicone gel implants are known for their realistic look, yet inherently come with the risk of “silent rupture.” Only detectable by MRI, this kind of rupture occurs when sticky silicone gel begins to leak into the surrounding tissues of a woman’s body without her knowledge. Surgery is then required to clean out the leaked gel and remove the ruptured implant. For this reason, the FDA recommends that women with silicone gel implants receive an MRI scan three years following their breast augmentation, then every two years following.

If a saline implant ruptures, a woman’s body will harmlessly absorb the sterile saltwater solution. And while this security is invaluable to many women, saline implants can move and behave like a water balloon due to no internal structure. This creates a less-than-natural feel and can cause wrinkling or rippling of the skin. Yet saline implants were once the only alternative for women worried about the risk of “silent rupture.”

But now, women no longer have to choose between the beauty they desire with the confidence they deserve. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a third breast implant option that combines the advantages, without the drawbacks, of both silicone gel and saline. It is made up of a series of implant shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This advanced internal structure:

  • Provides a youthful shape and projection
  • Creates a natural feel and realistic look
  • Controls the movement of the saline to mitigate sloshing
  • Reduces wrinkling and rippling
  • Gives support to the upper portion of the implant to prevent collapse when upright
  • Carries no risk of “silent rupture”

Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of plastic surgery with the IDEAL IMPLANT.

Listening, Caring, and Educating

As an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, you can expect the highest quality work from Dr. Rowley. She is committed to offering the latest in implant technology, and remains up-to-date on the most recent products, techniques, and procedures to be able to best help her patients achieve their goals. Whatever questions or concerns you might have, Dr. Rowley takes the time to help you understand your options and feel confident in your decision.

A Realself patient review by jenzy11 states:

“A great doctor is essential for a great breast augmentation. Doctor Jane Rowley is just that and more! She is professional, compassionate, and detail oriented with a excellent bedside manner. She is sincere in listening to my needs and wants while maintaining the highest quality of patient safety. My end result is beautiful, sexy and very tasteful. I now have fuller, more natural looking breasts that are proportionate to my body . The surgery was easy with minimal pain and downtime. I was back to normal activities in just a few short days. My scars are hardly noticeable only after a few weeks. Her staff is delightful and took wonderful care of me. I give my highest recommendation for anyone wanting a breast augmentation to Doctor Jane. I love my results and could not ask for a better surgeon and staff.”

Another Realself patient testimonial by sgooch2010:

“Dr. Jane Rowley was absolutely fantastic! She listened to what I wanted, gave honest and clear advice, and was not afraid to give me a brutal truth! She kept my expectations on track and eased my mind! I would recommend her over and over again…without hesitation!”

Exceptional Plastic Surgery Results with Dr. Rowley

If you are ready to feel and look your best, Dr. Rowley delivers personalized care with tailored results. Stop your Internet search of “plastic surgeons near me” and contact Dr. Rowley today to schedule your no-obligation consultation. Call 806-792-3715, or visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com to learn more about Rowley Plastic Surgery.

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.

Why Breast Augmentation in Lubbock is Better than Ever

Science and technology are constantly evolving at a rapid pace. Our expectations for cell phones, the internet, our cars, and even medicine are on the rise because of the amazing advancements that happen all the time. This is good news for plastic surgery patients, as progress in surgical techniques and technology are also bringing better and safer results. Women considering breast augmentation in Lubbock can benefit from these trends in several different ways. Whether your breasts have lost volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding, are asymmetrical, or are just smaller than you’d like them to be, you can choose from a variety of options to tailor your procedure to meet your individual goals.

Implant Options

Women’s breasts are all unique, as are our tastes and preferences. An implant that appeals to one woman may not be well-suited for the next. Saline, silicone gel, and the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants each offer a different choice for women considering their implant options for breast augmentation in Lubbock.

  • Saline – Breast implants filled with a sterile saltwater solution called saline have been used for breast enhancement since 1964. They are approved by the FDA for women 18 and older. Saline implants have long been considered the “safe” choice for breast implants since saline is harmless to the body and can be absorbed in the event of implant leakage. The major drawback to these implants lies in their viscosity. Saline implants are similar to a water balloon in the way they feel. Many women dislike the resulting unnatural look of their surgical results, but are willing to compromise so they don’t have to worry about the concerns that come with silicone gel.
  • Silicone Gel – Silicone gel breast implants come in many shapes and sizes and are FDA-approved for women 22 and up. Patients undergoing breast augmentation in Lubbock often prefer them over saline implants because they look and feel more natural. The silicone gel inside the implant has a softer touch that resembles real breast tissue. While many women choose these implants, they do so with the risk of silent rupture. When a silicone gel implant breaks or leaks, there are no visible signs. The only way to know whether a silicone gel implant is fully intact is through routine MRI screenings. If silent rupture occurs, silicone gel can leak out into other areas of the body where it can be difficult to remove.
  • IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants – The IDEAL IMPLANT is a new alternative to saline and silicone gel breast implants. It combines the best of both implant types by offering the soft, natural feel and look of silicone gel with the peace of mind of saline. The IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with saline and has a structure made of chambers and shells inside to give it the firm shape that women can’t get with regular saline implants. The structure prevents the implant from buckling, rippling, and wrinkling, which are common problems associated with saline implants.  

The risk of rupture is lower with the IDEAL IMPLANT than with silicone gel implants, but if it were to happen, you would be able to tell right away. The outer chamber would deflate, and you could look in the mirror and know immediately that your implant was not intact. The issue would be purely aesthetic, however, as the saline that could escape is completely harmless.

Getting the Size Just Right

Women considering breast augmentation in Lubbock know that one of their most important decisions is about size. You might start out thinking you want a certain cup size, but that could differ greatly from what you want your actual breasts to look like. Breast volume does not necessarily equal cup size. Your doctor can help you decide which final size would look best on you.

  • 3D Imaging – This new technology is helpful for patients who want to virtually “try on” different breast implant types and sizes. The software uses photos from different angles of the patient’s body to create a computer generated model. This method allows you to see what you might look like post-surgery, but does not give you an accurate idea of what your new breasts might feel like.
  • Rice Bags – Many plastic surgeons recommend their breast augmentation patients try on bags of rice inside their bra to get a good idea of what bigger breasts might feel like. Buy a bra in a size you think you might like to wear after surgery and use bags of rice to fill out the extra room in the bra. Wear the rice bra around for a day or so to get a realistic feel for augmented breasts.
  • Before and After Photos – Plastic surgery websites have plenty of before and after images of breast augmentation patients. Browsing these photos can help you decide what size and shape you prefer for the outcome of your breast augmentation in Lubbock. You will get a more realistic expectation of your results if you look at women whose build is similar to yours; even with the same size implants, a woman with a slender frame and narrow chest will look very different than one who is more stocky with a wider chest.

Visit Dr. Jane Rowley for Your Breast Augmentation in Lubbock

With modern advancements in technology, it is easier than ever to get the results you want from your breast augmentation procedure. Choosing the right plastic surgeon will also greatly impact your satisfaction with not just your outcome, but your entire experience. Dr. Jane Rowley is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing breast augmentation for more than 20 years. She has the experience and expertise her patients need to achieve exceptional results. If you are ready to explore your options for breast augmentation in Lubbock, call our office today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

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.

All You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation in Lubbock

If you’re considering plastic surgery, there is a good chance you have a lot of questions. Instead of heading straight to your favorite search engine with all your concerns, find your answers from credible sources.You can count on information provided by your board-certified plastic surgeon and websites of organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Choose a plastic surgeon who will take the time to answer your questions and talk you through every concern you may have about your procedure. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about breast augmentation in Lubbock that you may want to address further with your doctor:

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

If you are unsatisfied with the size or appearance of your breasts and are in good overall health, you are a good candidate for breast augmentation. Breast implants are no longer only for the rich and famous; they are a common choice for everyday women who simply want to enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation helps women with many different breast issues, including:

  • Asymmetry
  • Underdeveloped breasts
  • Loss of volume or “deflation” after pregnancy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mastectomy
  • Breast changes with drastic weight loss

The mark of a good candidate also lies in her reasons for choosing plastic surgery in Lubbock. Are you doing it to conform to someone else’s wishes or are you doing it for yourself? Women who have plastic surgery to fulfill their own goals end up happier with their results in the long run.

Should I Choose Saline or Silicone Implants?

There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to the type of implant you choose for your breast augmentation in Lubbock. Based on your desired results and your breast anatomy, your plastic surgeon may be able to recommend which type might best suit your needs. The most important thing is that you are well-informed about the pros and cons of each type and that you feel comfortable with the decision you and your doctor reach together.

  • Saline – Implants filled with saline—a sterile saltwater solution—have the feel of a water balloon. The FDA has approved them for breast augmentations in women as young as 18. If a rupture occurs, it is immediately obvious and the saline is safely absorbed into the body. The main disadvantage of saline implants is their tendency to have noticeable rippling under very thin skin.
  • Silicone Gel – The FDA approves silicone gel breast implants in women aged 22 and older. The gel inside the implant is a cohesive substance that is more viscous than saline. The result is a more natural feeling augmented breast with no wrinkles or rippling. Because of the risk of silent rupture (leakage that is invisible from the outside), the FDA recommends an MRI every 2 years for women with silicone gel implants.
  • IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants – The new IDEAL IMPLANT is a worry-free option for women who want the natural feel of silicone gel but don’t like the idea of getting an MRI every other year. These implants are filled with saline but have internal chambers that give them more structure than a regular saline implant. Dr. Rowley is the only plastic surgeon in Lubbock to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT and is one of the top three providers in the country.

Which is Better: Under or Over the Muscle?

Most plastic surgeons choose submuscular placement (under the chest muscle) when performing breast augmentation. This option provides a sloped contour to the upper part of the breast giving them a natural look. It is also beneficial because it makes post-breast augmentation mammography easier and more effective. Capsular contracture is also less likely to occur with submuscular implants.

Subglandular placement, over the chest muscle, results in rounder breasts with the implants sitting higher. One benefit of this method is that healing and recovery are easier and less painful. Going over the muscle lifts the breast and can sometimes achieve results similar to breast lift surgery. Some patients avoid subglandular placement because the implants tend to be more noticeable.  

What is the Recovery Like for Breast Augmentation in Lubbock?

After your breast augmentation procedure, you will be allowed to return home after your nurses monitor you for a short period of time. You will need to wear a surgical bra after your surgery and follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the care of your incision site. Expect a couple of days of downtime as you rest and heal. For women with children, extra help around the house will be necessary for the first several days. Most patients can return to work after 2-3 days, as long as the job does not involve heavy lifting. Allow 4-6 weeks and be sure to get your doctor’s approval before returning to your full normal activities.

Take the Next Step

Dr. Rowley has over two decades of experience performing breast augmentation, making her the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock. If you are unhappy with the small or disproportionate size of your breasts, talk to your doctor about your options for breast augmentation in Lubbock and your questions about:

  • Whether you are a good candidate for the procedure
  • Which type of implant would work best for you
  • How the implants should be placed to achieve your desired look
  • A plan for your recovery

At Rowley Plastic Surgery, our patients are our top priority. We make the extra effort to talk you through everything and make sure you are comfortable throughout your entire journey through plastic surgery in Lubbock. Contact us today to set up your no-obligation consultation.

Finding the Perfect Fit with Breast Augmentation in Lubbock

If you’re considering breast augmentation (also known as breast enhancement, breast enlargement, breast implants, or a “boob job”), you’re not alone. Breast augmentation has been the most popular plastic surgery in recent years, and continues to grow in popularity. But the decision to get breast augmentation in Lubbock, or anywhere, is not an easy one. First, you have to be sure that you really want it, and, second, you have to decide how you want to do it. Here are some things to think about as you consider whether to get a breast enhancement and which breast implants are best for you.

What is the Right Size? Its Whatever You Think is the Right Size for You.

First, if you want breast implants, you have to be sure that you are getting them for you, not for anyone else, not even your partner. It’s your body and you have to live (literally!) with the results. You must be sure that you will like what you see when you look in the mirror each day.

Second, the question of size is a very personal one that is tied closely to your reasons for wanting implants. Some women have a naturally small bust line and may wish for a curvier or more traditionally feminine figure. Some women may have an asymmetry that’s always bothered them and which they wish to correct. Some women may have lost breast tissue from breast feeding, or may wish to counteract the effects of aging and gravity. No matter what your reason, however, the size you choose will impact how dramatic of a change you achieve.

What is the Right Implant Type?

Presently, there are three implant types. All breast implants have a silicone shell, their names are describing what’s inside the silicone shell.

    1. Saline. Saline is sterilized salt water. These implants consist of a silicone shell filled with saline. Depending on which implant brand you choose, they may come either pre-filled (requiring a larger incision) or empty, in which case they can be folded and inserted through a smaller incision. If a saline implant leaks (called a “rupture”),  the saline is safely absorbed into your body, and the rupture is immediately apparent by just observing your breast. That’s the benefit of saline. The downside is that they often behave essentially as water balloons. While you have the peace of mind of a natural substance inside, the saline generally doesn’t move or feel like natural breast tissue, and the implant can fold, causing a rippling effect.
    2. Silicone gel. Silicone gel implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue. They come prefilled, so they required a larger incision. However, there are two things about silicone gel ruptures that make many women uncomfortable with these implant types. First, because of the thickness of silicone gel, when there is a rupture, the gel is a foreign substance that requires another surgery to remove, and is not safely absorbed by the body like saline. And because you cannot detect a rupture by looking at the breast, its known as a “silent rupture,” meaning it requires an MRI (typically not covered by insurance) to detect. In fact, the FDA recommends MRIs every 2-3 years for women with silicone gel implants to make sure the implant is intact, and many women don’t know this.
    3. IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT combines the safety of silicone with the natural look and feel of silicone gel. It’s the only breast implant of its kind and was developed by a plastic surgeon in response to women’s concerns to have the benefits of saline and silicone gel without the drawbacks of either. Its saline-filled, however, the saline is contained within nested shells and separate chambers. This controls the movement of the saline, giving it a look and feel that is similar to a silicone gel implant. Also, because of these separate chambers, and because IDEAL IMPLANTS are never pre-filled, a surgeon can adjust the saline levels to achieve the optimal results. Plus, IDEAL IMPLANTS are only available to board-certified plastic surgeons, for greater peace of mind. For breast augmentation in Lubbock, Dr. Jane Rowley is one of the exclusive plastic surgeons offering the IDEAL IMPLANT and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the nation in the use of this implant.

Beyond the contents of a breast implant, they may also vary by shape (round or anatomical, also known as teardrop) and texture (smooth or textured). An article posted on the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons blog described these different qualities:

“Round implants give a full look to the upper pole of the breast and can potentially rotate in the envelope – though such a shift shouldn’t be visible. Anatomical implants (named because they resemble the natural teardrop-shaped slope of the breast) have a tapered top, so the fullness is more emphasized on the bottom pole of the breast. If these shift, however, the visible change can be more pronounced.

“The silicone shell itself may also be textured or smooth. A smooth implant is freer to subtly move in its pocket, which some women feel better mimics natural breast tissue. Textured implants more firmly anchor themselves once inserted, making it more difficult for them to rotate.”  However, as textured implants have recently been shown to have a correlation to a rare form of breast cancer, they are decreasing in use as a result.

How are Breast Implants Put In?

How the implant is inserted is largely dependent on what implant type and size you have selected, along with how much natural breast tissue you already have. These matters will be worked out during your pre-procedure consultations with your doctor. The methods of inserting the implant combine 1) where the incision is made and 2) where the implant is placed within the breast.

The most common incision locations are:

  • Inframammary: at the base of the breast, just below the crease
  • Periareolar: on the lower border of the areola (the dark area around your nipple)
  • Transaxillary: through the armpit

As far as placement within the breast, there are also two general locations (with certain variations based on a woman’s body and consultation with her doctor).

  • Subglandular or submammary (in front of the pectoral muscle, immediately behind the breast tissue): this used to be the standard placement of implants, however, it is less common because the implant is easier to feel, and it’s closer to the surface. It’s also not advisable for women with little or no natural breast tissue as it will general result in a less natural result. This is now primarily used for women who are very physically active in sports that impact the pectoral muscle, such as body builders.
  • Submuscular (beneath the pectoral muscle): this is now the more common method and generally provides a more natural result. Despite its name, with this method, the upper part of the implant is generally placed under the muscle, while the lower part may be over the muscle.

Get the Results you Want with Your Breast Augmentation in Lubbock

Are you considering breast augmentation in Lubbock? If so, you’re lucky to have a nationally-recognized, world-class surgeon right here in West Texas.  Dr. Jane Rowley offers her patients an unmatched depth of experience and a woman’s perspective. With over two decades of practice, there is no plastic surgeon in Lubbock with more experience, training, and skill, than Dr. Rowley. Call today for your no-obligation consultation.

What to Know When Considering Breast Augmentation in Lubbock

For women in Lubbock, plastic surgery options can vary from a tummy tuck to a facelift. But the top requested plastic surgery across the nation is breast enhancement. As women age, and after having children, breasts can lose volume and their youthful shape. Perhaps you were born with smaller breasts that feel out of proportion with your body or otherwise cause self-consciousness. Before making a final decision about getting a breast augmentation in Lubbock, you will need to make several important choices. One choice with breast implants is which implant material you will choose.

Breast Augmentation in Lubbock: Silicone or Saline?

First, it’s important to note that all breast implants approved by the FDA for use are constructed of a silicone shell.  The difference, then, between silicone or saline implants is what the silicone shell is filled with, either silicone gel or saline (sterilized water and salt). We’ll discuss the basic pros and cons of each below.

The Pros and Cons of Silicone Gel Implants

Silicone gel is more similar to breast tissue that traditional saline implants in terms of its feel and viscosity.  This means a silicone gel implant will sit, feel, and move more like a natural breast than the typical saline implants. Because of this, these implants have a lower risk of showing rippling in the tissue around the implant.

Silicone implants, however, come pre-filled, meaning they require a larger incision than saline. Also, they have a risk of “silent rupture.” This is when the implant fails and silicone gel leaks into the surrounding tissue. These ruptures can only be detected by a costly MRI (typically not covered by insurance) and the FDA recommends a woman with silicone implants have an MRI every few years. If a rupture occurs, the implant and silicone gel must be surgically removed. This greatly increases the long term cost.

Why Women Choose Saline

Where silicone implants come pre-filled, saline implants are filled and adjusted during surgery. Since the implant is inserted empty, it requires a smaller incision. If there is a rupture with a saline implant, you can tell just by looking in the mirror and seeing the decrease in breast size. The saline, however, is harmless and will be absorbed by your body, posing no health risk. Typical saline implants have a tendency ripple, which can be visible in the enhanced breast. Also, as said above, they do not generally feel as natural as silicone gel implants.

The Best of Both Worlds: Structured Implants and the IDEAL IMPLANT

Dr. Jane Rowley is proud to offer her patients the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant that gives the benefit of a more natural appearing implant without the concerns of the possibility of a silicone leak. While the IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with saline, the implant is structured with chambers to control the movement of the saline. The result is a saline-filled implant that has a look and feel that is more like a natural breast or silicone implant.

Patients benefit from smaller incisions, no silicone risk, and a lower rate of rupture.  This choice is increasingly living up to its name for more and more women and surgeons around the country, in some practices now making up over 95% of the implants they use.

Whether you choose a silicone gel or saline breast implant, the decision is personal. It should be carefully made after a thorough discussion with your doctor. If you are looking for the best of both worlds when it comes to breast augmentation in Lubbock, plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley is the only surgeon in Lubbock that offers her patients the IDEAL IMPLANT option.

What About a Breast Lift?

As noted, breast procedures are among the most requested plastic surgery options. Women want to feel good about how they look. And, when you feel confidence in your appearance, you can have feel confidence in you. But plastic surgery isn’t just to give you a bigger bust size. If you are happy with your breast size but not with the effects of pregnancy, nursing, or aging, you may want to consider a procedure that will simply give you a more shapely appearance.

A breast lift will take a sagging breast and raise it to a more youthful position. Your breast lift will not change your size, but will firm up the breast tissue, reposition the nipple, and give your breast a symmetrical shape. In effect, it can reverse some of the toll taken on your body by time, gravity, and possibly motherhood.

Can I Do Both?

A breast augmentation and a breast lift can work very well in tandem with each other in a single surgery. Excess skin is removed in the lift, repositioning your breast tissue and nipple for a more youthful shape, while an implant then adds volume and size. The results of the two procedures can be dramatic on the right patient. Ask your doctor what your options are for a combined procedure.

For breast lifts and breast augmentation in Lubbock, the leading plastic surgeon with extensive breast plastic surgery experience is Dr. Jane Rowley. She carefully and thoroughly talks with her patients to know their expectations and cosmetic goals as she makes an individual surgical plan for each person.  Schedule your no-obligation consultation today.