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Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after breast augmentation surgeons in West Palm Beach, Wellington and Jupiter. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results from cosmetic breast surgery. Breast augmentation allows woman to enjoy larger, fuller, and more youthful breasts. Besides the enhanced appearance, many woman also find themselves enjoying more confidence in their body and self. Breast augmentation surgery is not only about gaining a bigger size, but its also used to regain volume that may be lost after pregnancy, to achieve symmetry in uneven breasts, or to correct congenital breast deformities.

IMPLANT POSITION

There are two main positions to place the implant: below the gland (sublandular), or below the muscle (submuscular). Like every other decision in breast augmentation, the position needs to be tailored to every patient. Dr. Rueda is a strong advocate for positioning the implants below the muscle in the majority of patients. This is because there are clinical studies that show a lower rate of capsular contracture in submusclar implants, making them a better longterm option for patients. However, this decision becomes more difficult in woman that are very active.

Some of the pluses and minuses of positioning below the gland and below the muscle are:

SILICONE VS SALINE

There are two main types of breast implants: silicone and saline. It is worth noting that both silicone and saline implants are made with an outer silicone shell. The difference really relies on the substance that fills the inside of the outer shell, which can be saline or silicone. Although silicone implants remain the most popular, there is not an implant that is better than other for all patients. Dr. Rueda tailors the decision to each patient’s needs, expectations, and concerns. Some of the pluses and minuses of each type of implant are shown below:

Breast augmentation procedure

There are two main positions to place the implant: below the gland (sublandular), or below the muscle (submuscular). Like every other decision in breast augmentation, the position needs to be tailored to every patient. Dr. Rueda is a strong advocate for positioning the implants below the muscle in the majority of patients. This is because there are clinical studies that show a lower rate of capsular contracture in submusclar implants, making them a better longterm option for patients. However, this decision becomes more difficult in woman that are very active.

Recovery and Downtime

Recovery and Downtime

GUMMY BEAR IMPLANTS

The term “gummy bear implant” refers to silicone implants that are shaped instead of round and have textured surfaces. Like traditional implants, they consist of an outer silicone shell and are filled with silicone. However, it has a “high cohesive” silicone filling that causes it to be firmer and allows it to get its shape. Dr. Rueda uses gummy bear implants in very specific cases; with a frequency of about 8% of patients. These characteristics allow it to have certain pluses and minuses now found in traditional implants as shown below:

CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE

After they are placed inside the body, the implant is walled off by a soft tissue layer called the capsule. Capsular contracture, popularly known as “breast contracture” or “breast stiffness”, describes hardening and stiffening of the capsule. Although the reason is unknown, this can lead the breast to appear high, round, flat, hard, or tender to the touch. Fortunately its occurrence is rare and there are steps that can be taken to help prevent it.

The two main principles used are: prevention of implant contamination and bleeding control. Dr. Rueda uses a special device called a Keller Funnel to insert the implant and adds a special antibiotic solution. This way, the implant is not handled or touched during the procedure minimizing the chance of any bacterial contamination with the outside world. The antibiotic solution helps eliminate any bacteria that may be inside the breast from the inside of the gland. Dr. Rueda also spends extensive time stopping any small bleeding or oozing during the operation, as this has also been shown to decrease the likelihood of its development.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your Breast Augmentation procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for breast augmentation surgery. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best breast augmentation Palm Beach can offer. If you are located in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, Palm Springs, Lake Worth or any other surrounding cities, contact us today to learn more.

Reduce your Pain

Dr. Rueda uses a special technique of injectable long acting medication that reduces the postoperative discomfort patients may feel after surgery. In some patients Dr. Rueda has noticed up to 40% reduced discomfort after surgery.

Minimize your Incisions

Dr. Rueda specializes on hidden short scar techniques that are seamless wearing a bra or bikini.

Durable Results

Although breast augmentation relies on the implant to achieve the contour and size changes, it is important to choose the implant wisely to optimize the results and reduce future needs of breast revision surgery. Dr. Rueda has mastered techniques that allow results of breast augmentation to last.

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