Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in Dallas | Plano with Dr. Ali Abtahi

With approximately 200,000 annual procedures, breast augmentation is one of the top 5 cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It’s a highly personal procedure that must be tailored to help each patient achieve their aesthetic goals. Obtaining the desired results from a breast augmentation surgery depends on partnering with a surgeon capable of aligning and achieving one’s expectations—something Dr. Abtahi takes the utmost pride in delivering to his patients. 

When choosing Dr. Ali Abtahi as their breast augmentation surgeon, patients get a highly trained and respected professional and a guide for their entire plastic surgery journey. To Dr. Abtahi, plastic surgery is a cog in the wheel of overall health. It is a stepping stone—not a solution. His role as a surgeon and human being is to help patients obtain an overall healthy lifestyle, which includes looking and feeling better about themselves. 

Learn more about breast augmentation surgery by reading on or scheduling a consultation with Dr. Abtahi today. We are located in Plano, TX, and proudly serve patients visiting from Highland Park, Fort Worth, Southlake, Aledo, Dallas, Keller, Frisco, Grapevine, Colleyville, Arlington, and other nearby areas.

What Is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that increases the size and enhances the shape of a patient’s breasts. The surgery achieves these results using either implants or fat transfer.

What Are Some Common Reasons a Person Might Want Breast Augmentation?

Every patient’s reasons for considering breast augmentation are unique to that individual, which is why a personalized consultation with a surgeon is essential before committing to any procedure. 

However, some of the most common reasons compelling patients to consider breast augmentation include the following:

One of the most common reasons patients consider breast augmentation is to increase the size of their breasts. Some people may feel self-conscious or dissatisfied with the size of their breasts, and breast augmentation can help to create a more balanced and proportionate figure.

Breast augmentation helps patients who may be self-conscious about their breasts improve their self-confidence and body image. For some people, feeling more comfortable and confident in their skin significantly impacts their personal and professional lives.

Many women have asymmetrical breasts—one breast is larger or shaped differently from the other. Breast augmentation can create a more symmetrical appearance.

Some patients who have undergone a mastectomy as part of breast cancer treatment may opt for breast augmentation as part of breast reconstruction. Breast augmentation after a mastectomy can help restore the appearance of the breasts and improve self-esteem and self-image.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause changes in breast size and shape. Some women may choose breast augmentation to restore the fullness and shape of their breasts to their pre-pregnancy state.

Breast Augmentation Consultation

The first step in breast augmentation surgery is a consultation with Dr. Abtahi. During this consultation, patients discuss their goals for the procedure, review their medical history, and examine their breasts to determine the best approach for their unique needs. After the consultation, a date is set for the surgery. 

Dr. Ali R. Abtahi of Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery

Meet Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc

Dr. Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc is a highly skilled surgeon with extensive training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Comprehensive Aesthetic Surgery, and General Surgery. Through his artistic vision and sincere passion for plastic surgery of the utmost quality, Dr. Abtahi is dedicated to delivering an elite, personalized experience.

Steps Involved in Breast Augmentation Surgery

While breast augmentation surgery differs for each patient, each procedure follows several fundamental steps. From beginning to end, Dr. Abtahi will guide patients through each of these stages.  

  • Anesthesia: Breast augmentation surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, meaning the patient will be completely asleep and won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
  • Incision: Dr. Abtahi will make an incision in the breast, typically in the crease underneath the breast, around the nipple, or in the armpit. The particular incision used will depend on the implant type and Dr. Abtahi’s recommendations based on the patient’s unique anatomy.
  • Placement of the Implant: The implant may be placed underneath the breast tissue or chest muscle. Dr. Abtahi will determine the best placement based on the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals.
  • Closing the Incision: Once the implant is in place, the incision is sealed with sutures or surgical tape. 

What Should Patients Understand Before Considering Breast Augmentation?

Before committing to breast augmentation surgery, patients should always consider several key considerations.

It’s essential patients have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. While breast augmentation will enhance the size and shape of the breasts, it’s important to understand that every person’s anatomy is different, and the results will vary from patient to patient.

Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation carries some risks and potential complications. These may include bleeding, infection, scarring, changes in nipple or breast sensation, and implant rupture or leakage. However, if patients choose to partner with the correct surgeon with extensive training, experience, qualifications, and empathy, these risks are minimal.

Breast augmentation requires a period of recovery, during which patients must avoid strenuous activity and will need to take time off work.

Breast augmentation doesn’t protect against breast cancer or other breast health concerns. After breast augmentation, patients should continue with regular breast exams and mammograms as their healthcare provider recommends.

Following breast augmentation, patients will need to attend follow-up appointments with Dr. Abtahi to monitor the healing process and address any concerns or complications. Patients should be prepared to commit to this ongoing follow-up care to ensure the best possible outcome.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

After the surgery is complete, patients are monitored in a recovery room until the anesthesia wears off, at which point they can return home and begin recovery. The recovery phase of breast augmentation is crucial, as it’s when the implants are set. In most cases, Dr. Abtahi recommends and provides support garments for patients to wear for several weeks for optimal healing.

Breast augmentation patients will need to attend follow-up appointments with Dr. Abtahi to ensure that the patient’s breasts are healing properly and to address any concerns or complications that may arise.

Choosing the Right Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Achieving the desired results from a breast augmentation relies on several aspects:

  • Clearly visualizing the desired aesthetic goals
  • Aligning expectations with realistic outcomes
  • Finding the right surgeon to perform the surgery and guide the patient through the entire journey

At first, many patients look at breast augmentation “before and after” photos and consider a surgeon’s cost. While these factors are important, deciding upon a surgeon should be far more than a financial decision. Patients must select a surgeon who understands them, resonates with them, and whom they trust. Such a unique professional/personal rapport can only come from careful consideration and empathetic listening. The right breast augmentation surgeon is essentially an artist with the skills, experience, qualifications, and personality to make the patient feel comfortable, confident, and assured at each stage of their breast augmentation journey. Learn more about choosing the right plastic surgeon.

Schedule a Dallas Breast Augmentation Consultation

Contact Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery for breast augmentation with Dr. Ali Abtahi in his Plano office. 

This consultation will involve a detailed discussion with Dr. Abtahi, one of Dallas’ best breast augmentation surgeons. During the consultation, Dr. Abtahi will help to clearly identify each patient’s aesthetic goals and reasons for wanting breast augmentation. This process will allow Dr. Abtahi to recommend the best and safest approach and explain what to expect at each stage of the process.

Dr. Abtahi is committed to helping each patient with their plastic surgery and overall health journey. Call us at (469) 293-2533 or reach us online today.

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Breast Augmentation in Dallas, TX FAQs

Feel free to visit our website which will give you an idea of what to expect during your consultation. During your consultation, you will be sized for implants. Make sure you wear a non-padded bra and have a snug top that will be able to show what you will look like with implants in place.

During your consultation, Dr. Abtahi will discuss your goals and wishes for the outcome of a breast augmentation. Detailed measurements are taken which along with your desired cup size are used to determine the volume and projection of the breast implant. This is tailored to you specifically. 

You and your surgeon will go over your desired outcome in depth to be sure we are choosing the best size for you. It is important for the patient and surgeon to be on the same page. We often have multiple consultations to discuss your hopes for the operation. We make sure that there is no pressure to make a decision until you are comfortable and we often enjoy visiting with patients several times before the operation.

Both breast augmentation and an augmentation plus mastopexy can help create more or better cleavage and help with higher placement on the chest.

When you visit with Dr. Abtahi, he will discuss the potential options for you which may include a mastopexy to lift the breast.  When combined with an implant, a mastopexy can give the breast a much more full appearance and improve cleavage.

This is typically determined by the measurements of the breast and overall size or volume desired. A breast lift combined with an implant can give a more full appearance to the upper pole of the breast, which may be something you desire.

Detailed measurements will be taken during your consultation which will indicate if you would benefit from a breast lift as well as an augmentation.

Silicone implants tend to feel more like breast tissue which is why they are often used in breast augmentation. Saline breast implants can be an option as well if there is adequate amount of breast tissue to disguise the implant.

Using a Keller Funnel prevents contact with the skin and minimizes the risk of infection. It is believed that a capsular contracture may be the result of a very low grade infection and preventing any contact with the breast implant may lower the rate of this complication.

The use of a Keller funnel allows there to be no contact with the implant during the time it is being placed under the breast. It decreases the risk of infection and capsular contracture. The funnel is a cone shaped device used to place the silicone implant in the breast pocket without the surgeon physically touching the implant.

Yes. Although there are surgeons who perform this operation under local anesthesia in their office, we believe the safest and best outcome requires having the patient under general anesthesia.

Recovery is usually 3-6 weeks. By week 3 most patients are feeling back to themselves and back to normal life. We recommend taking 4 weeks off of heavy lifting (over 5lbs), submerging in water and exercising. We recommend 6-8 weeks off high impact exercise or heavy weight lifting if a mastopexy is also part of your breast augmentation.

Time off work varies from patient to patient. It depends on how strenuous or how active your job is. Most people will take 1-2 weeks off from work.

Full range of motion of the shoulders is important after surgery. You should not hesitate to raise your hands above your head to get something out of the cabinet or to wash your hair. Moving the shoulders helps recovery and decreases discomfort. Additionally, it is important to massage and move the implants as well.

Yes, you will come out of surgery with a postoperative bra. You will wear this for the first week and then we will have you switch over to a sports bra. A sports bra with some compression but not overly tight is helpful. Additionally, you should avoid a bra with an underwire for approximately 4-6 weeks while the incision is healing.

Yes, in fact it is very important to continue to have ongoing mammograms at the appropriate age. Breast implants under the muscle do not interfere with the ability for a mammogram to detect breast cancer.

Drains are not necessary for a patient having their first breast augmentation.

Yes. The scars for a breast augmentation are small (about 1-2 inches) and located on the inframammary fold. They are not particularly noticeable as they sit within the bra line and heal very well. Over time the scar continues to fade and patients do not complain about the appearance of the scar.

The sutures used will dissolve and are placed under the skin. There are no sutures to remove after a breast augmentation. The incisions will be covered with steri-strips which typically stay in place for 1-2 weeks.

Both silicone and saline implants can rupture. Saline implants do not require ongoing monitoring. If a saline implant ruptures, the patient will notice an asymmetry likely by the next day. The body simply absorbs the saline when the implant ruptures.

Silicone implants do require ongoing monitoring to evaluate for a rupture. The FDA recommends getting a breast MRI every 5 years to evaluate for a leak. Dr. Abtahi sees every patient who has a silicone breast implant in the office yearly to closely monitor any changes in the breast that may indicate there is a rupture.

Signs of a silicone breast implant rupture include new pain that doesn’t go away, change in the shape or appearance of the breast, or change in position of the breast implant.

Complications are not common with breast augmentation. However, some of the risks include capsular contracture (scar tissue around the implant) or malposition of the breast implants. Very rare complications include infection, wound healing complications, hematoma, and nipple numbness.