Many women at our Fort Worth, Texas practice considering breast augmentation have thought about getting breast implants for a long time — even years. Dr. Steven Camp understands that this is a big decision, and a highly personal one. He also knows the importance of selecting an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in cosmetic breast surgery to produce the desired results.
A Customized Procedure
Dr. Camp spends as long as it takes during your consultation to explain the options available for your breast augmentation procedure. He helps you feel at ease and encourages a collaborative approach, listening closely to your cosmetic goals and helping you understand the benefits of the different breast implant options and surgical techniques used in breast enhancement surgery.
You have more choices than ever when it comes to selecting breast implants, which enables Dr. Camp to customize the procedure to best suit your body and aesthetic goals. Breast implant options include:
- Size: Even though most patients come to their consultations with an idea about the implant size they want, it’s important to be flexible in your choice. That’s because the same sized implant can produce very different results for different women. Dr. Camp uses his experience to help you select the size that will look the best for your body.
- Shape: Breast implants are either round or shaped to resemble the slope of natural breasts, with more volume at the bottom of the implant. Round implants tend to produce more fullness in the upper portion of the breasts.
- Material: Implants are filled with either saline or cohesive silicone gel. Cohesive silicone gel implants, including “gummy bear” implants, are quite popular because most patients believe they feel and look more like natural breasts. Both types have unique benefits that Dr. Camp explains during the consultation.
- Texture: The choice between smooth or textured implants is related to the implant shape chosen. Textured implants help anchor anatomically shaped implants so that they don’t rotate within the implant pocket. Smooth move more freely within the pocket, which is okay for round implants.
- Profile: This choice involves how far the implants project from the chest. Low, moderate, moderate plus, and high profile implants are typically available.
Using the VECTRA® 3D imaging system, Dr. Camp helps patients envision the potential results with different sized and shaped implants. Patients find this an extremely useful tool when choosing implants.
Dr. Camp’s extensive training in aesthetic breast surgery helped him become among the most skilled plastic surgeons in the Southwest. He offers various incision choices to breast augmentation patients because breast surgery is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. The different incisions include:
- Inframammary: A small incision made at the base of the breast just above where it connects to the chest (the inframammary fold) provides Dr. Camp access to create an implant pocket. He then inserts the implant through the incision, which is easily hidden even by small bikini tops.
- Periareolar: Dr. Camp makes an incision along the lower edge of the areola, the darkened skin surrounding the nipple. The incision blends with the areola and is almost imperceptible. Women planning to breastfeed children at some point often avoid this incision to limit the risk to injuring the ducts that carry breast milk.
- Transaxillary: This approach is preferred by women who want to avoid incisions on the breasts, but it doesn’t provide direct visual access to the implant pocket. Dr. Camp uses a long, tiny camera instrument — called an endoscope — when inserting the implant.
Dr. Camp uses the Keller Funnel® in all breast augmentation procedures to optimize the results. Implants inserted using the Keller Funnel avoid virtually all contact with the skin, limiting the risk of infection. Infection is associated with higher rates of a complication called capsular contracture.
Dr. Camp provides detailed postoperative instructions to help limit any discomfort and enhance the healing process. It’s recommended that you have your prescriptions already filled, and you’ll need someone to drive you home following the outpatient procedure. Most patients can return to work within 3 to 5 days after surgery, depending on the nature of their jobs. Expect swelling, bruising, and soreness to peak during those first few days and feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns.Back to Top