Women choose to have breast augmentation surgery to balance the proportion between the breast and body, as well as gain a shapelier contour. Breast augmentation, one of the most popular and common cosmetic surgeries, involves the placement of a silicone or saline breast implant beneath or over the chest muscle to increase breast size. In most cases, the incision is made either around the lower half of the nipple or under the breast crease, which leaves practically no scar resulting in a natural appearance. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. White, offers both saline and silicone breast implants depending on each unique patient case and their individual aesthetic goals. He is a master at his craft, and blends surgeons skill and years of experience to create gorgeous results.
Who is the Best Candidate?
Good candidates for breast augmentation are women who demonstrate:
- Small breast size for body shape
- Size discrepancy of breasts
- Breasts that have become smaller and lost their firmness after having children
- Non-smokers or those who have ceased smoking two months prior to the procedure
- Overall good health
Saline or Silicone?
Both saline and silicone breast implants remain popular choices among women today. The type chosen depends on a few different factors. Saline implants are filled with saltwater during surgery and this amount can be adjusted during the procedure. These implants can feel a bit firmer than silicone implants. Silicone implants have a pre-filled amount of cohesive gel when placed during surgery and they have a more natural feel. The surgeon typically uses silicone implants for patients who have lower body weight and less breast tissue.
A couple of distinct differences between saline and silicone breast implants are that patients must be 18 years of age in order to receive saline implants, and 22 years of age for silicone. In addition, silicone implants usually cost about $1,000 more than saline. We will assess the current breast tissue, as well as discuss the patient’s goals for surgery and together make a determination as to the best implant to use to attain the best result.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"Where do I even begin! I had a breast augmentation in Dallas, TX with Dr. White earlier this month. From the very beginning, Dr. White and his staff made me feel very comfortable. They were able to answer my list of questions in regards to breast implants/the look I was wanting to achieve, and also explained the entire procedure process in depth to me (which was my main concern as I had never had a surgery to this extent). The pre-operative and post-operative care they provided FAR exceeded my expectations. Dr. White wants to make sure you receive exactly what you are looking for and he did just that! I am so happy with my results and would recommend Dr. White every single time. He is true master!"- A.B. / Google / Jun 01, 2023
"I recently underwent a breast augmentation procedure at USA Plastic Surgery in Dallas Texas, and I must say that my experience far exceeded my expectations. From start to finish, the entire journey was seamless, and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. Here's why I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. White at USA Plastic Surgery for anyone considering breast augmentation: Dr. White is an exceptional plastic surgeon. From the initial consultation to the post-surgery follow-ups, Dr. White displayed remarkable expertise and a genuine care for my well-being. They took the time to listen to my concerns, understand my desired outcome, and provided me with detailed explanations of the procedure. The entire team at USA Plastic Surgery was welcoming, friendly, and professional. They made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process, and their knowledge and attentiveness to my needs were remarkable. One aspect that truly impressed me was the personalized approach they took throughout the entire journey. I was initially disappointed when Dr. White had to cancel my scheduled breast augmentation surgery due to high blood pressure. However, as time passed, I realized how fortunate I was to have a surgeon who prioritizes patient safety and well-being above all else. The fact that he took my high blood pressure seriously and made the responsible decision to reschedule my surgery demonstrated his commitment to providing the best possible care. It was evident that he genuinely cared about my health and wanted to ensure that I was in the optimal condition for the procedure. Although it meant a delay in achieving my desired results, I couldn't help but feel grateful that I had a surgeon who cared enough to prioritize my overall health and safety. It further solidified my trust in him and reaffirmed my confidence in USA Plastic Surgery as a top-notch institution that places patient well-being at the forefront of their practice. Lastly, when it came to deciding the appropriate size for my breast augmentation, I had to place my complete trust in Dr Whites expertise and technique. I discussed my desired goals with him, and he carefully assessed my body proportions, existing breast tissue, and overall aesthetic balance. Although I had initial apprehensions about relinquishing control over the size decision, I am thrilled to say that I couldn't be happier with the outcome. The size chosen by Dr White was absolutely perfect! I Highly Recommend Dr White!"- B.G. / Google / Jun 30, 2023
"Very good - it makes me feel like a woman again - Breast augmentation is very good. My breasts were small and now they have the shape. It makes me feel like a woman again. Recovery after is swollen but it does not hurt. Thank you to the doctor for the surgery."- V. / RealSelf / Jul 11, 2023
"I would 100% recommend Dr. White to anyone who is looking to get plastic surgery in Dallas. Their office staff and Dr. White himself are so professional. Being a registered nurse myself i am very cautious but felt so safe within his practice. I had a breast augmentation and could not have been more happy with my results. I was worried about pain and how they would look and my procedure was not only minimally painful, my results are exquisite."- A.B. / Google / Aug 02, 2023
"I will always be thankful to Dr White for his excellent and professional work always! From perfect breast implants, to botox to an awesome recent brow lift. He is absolutely The Best Plastic Surgeon in the US. He is very perfectionist which makes his work of art produce very excellent results. He takes pride in his job and he is soo happy to contemplate what he accomplishes. The results only make us look beautiful and fresh without the notion of having had a “plastic surgery”. I couldn’t be happier with what he has done to me and will always recommend him above any other surgeons in the US. My husband, a doctor as well, praises Dr. White’s work of art as well and he recognizes his perfectionism and dedication to what he does! Excellent Doctor! Will recommend 100%"- A.G. / Google / Jul 04, 2023
What to Expect
The patient’s overall health, along with the current breast size and breast shape will be discussed during the initial consultation. Additionally, we will evaluate the underlying bone anatomy of the chest, the presence of breast masses (if any), the looseness of the skin of the breasts (if any) and the patient’s overall body shape in proportion to the breasts. Finally, measurements will be taken of the breasts to help determine the best implant size. This evaluation will help to develop a customized and individual breast augmentation plan.
Things to Consider
When choosing the right breast implant, the surgeon will discuss several aspects of the various implants that are offered today. Each implant is produced with varying profiles, which is the amount of projection the implant will offer. This is taken into consideration along with the chest wall and the breast base width. The goal is to find an implant that will fill the base width naturally, while at the same time offering a projection the patient will be happy with. Breast implants also come in various shapes (round or tear-shaped), and different textures (smooth or a textured surface). The incision type and the implant placement will also be addressed. Our surgeon typically places the implant under the pectoralis major muscle with a pre-made pocket that is created surgically. A common approach for the incision is either within the natural crease of the breast or along the nipple. Both of these techniques hide scarring and offer a natural result.
After breast augmentation surgery, patients are placed in a surgical dressing that may include a support bra or wrap. Swelling is expected after surgery. The swelling and bruising will start to resolve 1-2 weeks after surgery, although this will vary between patients. Usually patients may return to work within 3-5 days. Most patients can resume modest activity in 2 weeks and a complete recovery can be expected between 4-6 weeks after surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Achieve the Look You Want!
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed among plastic surgeons. It is a surgery that produces gorgeous, natural results and the majority of women are thrilled with their outcome. If you desire shapelier breasts, please call our plastic surgery office and schedule your complimentary consultation with our doctor today.
Rapid Recovery Augmentation
Dr. Steven J. White with USA Plastic Surgery offers the latest advance in breast implants: the "Optimized, Rapid Recovery" Breast Augmentation. This 7- step breast implant program is the culmination of over a decade of experience by Dr. White which allows him to optimize every aspect of the procedure. His goal is to create the most beautiful breasts for each patient. The operation seems deceptively simple — making the breasts bigger by putting in implants. Achieving exceptional results, however, requires detailed pre-op planning, precise surgical technique, and careful follow-up. Dr. White’s "Optimized, Rapid Recovery" Breast Augmentation does just that... in a series of 7 steps.
Step one involves listening carefully to understand what the patient is hoping to achieve. Does she want a natural look which is proportionate to her body? Is she afraid she will be too big — or does she instead want the largest size which still looks natural for her body? Does she want to avoid the "stuck-on" look?
Step two occurs when Dr. White takes several measurements of the breasts and chest, paying close attention to asymmetries of the breasts, which is surprisingly common. Selecting the proper size implants is one of the most important aspects of breast implant surgery. Dr. White believes this is best achieved by matching the implant to the patient’s tissues and chest wall and then adjusting the size according to the patient’s desires.
Step three is comprehensive patient education. Every patient is thoroughly informed about the procedure and what to expect before and after surgery.
The next three steps occur during surgery. Patient safety and natural-appearing results are Dr. White’s primary goals. To optimize patient safety, he only uses doctors — not nurses or CRNAs — for anesthesia. Step four involves precise surgical technique to create the "space" or "pocket" under the muscle for the implant. Dr. White’s specially-designed instruments allow him to use the smallest incision to minimize the scar. Drains are not necessary since he avoids blunt dissection. Instead, he performs a precise dissection to minimize bleeding, bruising, and pain which allows for a rapid recovery. Step five is when Dr. White uses "sizers" to carefully match the implant to the patient’s tissues and chest wall to create the most natural look for each patient. Step six is to sculpt or shape the breast tissue (when needed) over the implant to achieve the prettiest breasts.
Step seven is the last but also one of the most important: the follow-up care. Dr. White has developed a comprehensive post-op program to allow for rapid recovery and exceptional results. His surgical technique avoids bruising and minimizes pain so that his patients can begin arm range-of-motion exercises on the day of surgery. Many of his patients feel so good they go shopping or out to lunch the day after surgery.
Please explore our website at usaplasticsurgery.com to learn more. See Before & After Photos. Read Patient Reviews. See what our patients say about their experience and how they feel about their results. Discover the Difference. We believe you will agree... Dr. White is the intelligent choice to enhance your image.