What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation resizes and reshapes the breasts for a more youthful, fuller-looking bustline. As one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, breast augmentation helps women achieve their preferred breast shape and size with implants or fat injections. At Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina is an expert cosmetic surgeon who has performed over 3,000 breast augmentations. During your consultation, Dr. Cuzalina will listen to your cosmetic concerns, discuss your treatment options, and create a tailored treatment plan. Please schedule an appointment to learn more.
During your consultation with Dr. Cuzalina, he will recommend the best implant type based on your body and cosmetic goals. Breast implants come in different sizes, shapes, and textures, which we select based on your preference. When selecting the best implants for you, we will carefully consider the size, shape, and profile of your implants so you attain your desired appearance. Generally, the most commonly used implants are made from saline or silicone. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved both of these types of implants, but saline and silicone have an age restriction. To receive saline implants, you must be at least 18 years old. For silicone implants, patients must be at least 22 years old. Other options include a form-stable or the gummy bear implant or fat grafting.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"Beyond satisfied with every aspect of this clinic. I had a breast augmentation 5 years ago. I have since returned for injectables for my face. Love the staff and facility. They are always welcoming of any questions and concerns."- D.D. / Google / May 04, 2017
"So pleased with my breast augmentation and lift results! After serval consultations around town I feel that I picked the absolute best. Dr. Cuzalina and the staff at Tulsa Surgical Arts are friendly and helpful. I was able to tell Dr. Cuzalina what I wanted in my consultation and he delivered exactly what I ask for. My results are amazing thanks to the very skilled Dr. Cuzalina."- D.L. / Google / May 04, 2019
"32DDD SRX 545 UPH Natrelle 5’0ft 109 Lbs 41 Yrs Old - I have received a BA when I was 25 yrs old. I originally had a cup size of 34A and went with 325cc teardrop implants.; however after 16 yrs I ended up have a capsular contracture of my right breast. I needed to have them redone and I chose to go with Dr. Cuzalina out of Tulsa, OK. I chose to go with the Natrelle SRX 545cc round implant. I am 41 years old and weight 109lbs. The doctor was thorough and answered all of my questions. I was able to try on different sizes of implants during my consultation appointment. I wanted to go with a larger implant size this time; however still feared that I was going to not have a natural look if I went any bigger than the 545. I had my BA today. The staff was patient and told me what they were doing all the way up till I fell asleep for the operation. I came out of surgery fairly coherent, and the pain was moderate. The pain is tolerable, but the surgical bra is super tight. Swelling is abundantly clear and right now they do not look like I am going to be much bigger than my original 350cc implants. I will be taking pictures along the way and posting about my recovery."- G. / RealSelf / Aug 04, 2019
"I saw Dr Cuzalina for a breast augmentation revision. He did exactly what I wanted and I am so pleased with my results. His entire staff is so friendly and I will absolutely be using him again in the future."- P. / Healthgrades / Nov 14, 2019
"I saw Dr Cuzalina for a breast augmentation revision. He did exactly what I wanted and I am so pleased with my results. His entire staff is so friendly and I will absolutely be using him again in the future."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 14, 2019
Is Breast Augmentation Right For You?
The choice to undergo breast enlargement surgery is very personal. If you are considering this surgery, we highly recommend that you do it for yourself. Before undergoing this procedure, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle, have fully matured breasts, or be 18 – 22 years of age or older. If you feel dissatisfied with the shape of your breasts because they appear flat due to aging, nursing, or dramatic weight loss, you may benefit from breast augmentation. It can also help patients who weight train or have a naturally smaller breast size.
Before your surgery, Dr. Cuzalina will discuss the placement, incision technique, and implant size to help you feel confident with your decision. To ensure you remain comfortable throughout the surgery, we use general anesthesia or IV sedation. Next, Dr. Cuzalina creates an incision and places the implant into position. Based on your preference, body type, implant size, and lifestyle, we may select from two different techniques for implant placement. These methods include submuscular or subglandular.
- A subglandular technique places the breast implants between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle.
- A submuscular technique places the implant beneath both the tissue and the pectoral muscle.
When determining the best place to insert the implant, it depends on several factors, including the implant size and type. No matter where we place the incision, scarring is usually rare.
What to Expect
At Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, we perform surgeries in our private, AAAHC-accredited surgical suite. In one of our two, state-of-the-art operating rooms, Dr. Cuzalina can safely administer anesthesia and perform your breast augmentation. At the beginning of your surgery, he makes an incision, inserts the implant, and places it into the surgical pocket. Once your implant is secured within the pocket, we close the incision with skin adhesives or sutures. After the surgery, we take you back to the recovery area and carefully monitor you. Before leaving, patients will receive a medical sports bra to help reduce swelling. Several days after your surgery, the swelling will start to subside, and the breasts will begin to look and feel normal. While individual results vary, most patients can engage in everyday activities within several days; however, we recommend avoiding exercise for a couple of months. This surgery produces beautiful results, which look and feel normal.
Breast augmentation FAQs
Are silicone breast implants safe?
Today’s silicone implants are stronger and more durable than ever. Breast implants are also tested to make sure there are no harmful chemicals or materials in them. Even if a silicone implant ruptures, the gel will stay inside the shell of the implant. Dr. Cuzalina recommends getting an MRI every three years to make sure the silicone implant is not damaged.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
Breast implants won't necessarily interfere with breastfeeding, but results will vary from woman to woman. If you want to nurse after breast augmentation, let our team know at Tulsa Surgical Arts. We can make sure to place your incisions in areas that don't interfere with breastfeeding.
Can I have my implants removed?
It is possible to have breast implants removed or replaced at some point. This can be done for cosmetic or functional purposes. Whatever your situation may be, our practice can help. When you come in for a breast augmentation consultation in Tulsa, OK, we can discuss how this can be done safely.
Get the Look You Want
Breast enhancement surgery with implants is popular for many reasons. This surgery is safe, and it creates beautiful results. With several implant options, you can create the look you have always wanted. At Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, we proudly offer breast augmentation surgery, and we invite you to learn more. During your consultation, Dr. Cuzalina will develop a treatment plan and provide information about the cost. Please contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Angelo Cuzalina.
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