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Breast Augmentation & Breast Implants in Naples, FL


For those contemplating Breast Augmentation in Naples, FL, Naples Plastic Surgery is dedicated to addressing concerns related to breast size, shape, or symmetry. Our experienced surgeons, Dr. Leo Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett, bring a unique blend of surgical expertise and quality care to tailor Breast Augmentation plans for each patient.

Why Choose Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast Augmentation serves various purposes, such as:

  • Restoring breast shape after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Achieving balance in asymmetrical breasts
  • Enhancing overall appearance

View Video Transcript – What you need to know about Breast Augmentation

For breast augmentation, you have two main choices of implants: saline and silicone. Both implants have a silicone shell, but one is filled with salt water, known as saline implants, and the other is filled with silicone gel, known as silicone implants.

Saline implants are safe because if they leak, the salt water is absorbed by the body. They feel soft and are less expensive. Silicone gel implants are also safe and are more popular because they are slightly lighter and have a more natural feel and look in patients with little breast volume. Implants  come in many shapes and sizes. Some are designed to wider to properly fit a wide chest, while others are designed with more projection and a higher consistency to give a fuller appearance, especially in the cleavage area. 

Part of your consultation includes Vectra 3D imaging. This technology is an excellent tool that allows us to virtually test the shape and size implants that will best fit your body. Patients love to have a virtual simulation of what their breast augmentation will look like. Selection of breast implants depend on the body and chest wall proportions, breast anatomy, and patient preference. Together we will choose the implants that best achieve your desired results. 

Drs Baccaro, Walsh, and Bonett lend their surgical skills and sense of artistry to help women achieve the bodies they desire through breast augmentation in Naples. Our surgeons’ commitment to patient satisfaction, along with outstanding training and combined cosmetic surgery experience, has attracted patients throughout Florida for years. 

Navigating the Breast Augmentation Process

Our surgeons prioritize a personalized approach, meeting with each patient before every procedure to understand concerns and create a tailored treatment plan. Offering both saline and silicone breast implants, Dr. Baccaro, Dr. Walsh, and Dr. Bonett guide patients in determining the right implant type for their specific needs.

Naples Plastic Surgery provides two variations of breast augmentation based on implant placement: under or over the muscle. Depending on patient preference, incisions are made under the breast (inframammary fold) or around the nipple. Implants are carefully inserted, and the breast is contoured to achieve natural-looking results. For those seeking additional enhancements, combining Breast Augmentation with a breast lift may be suggested for fuller, more youthful-looking breasts.

Recovering from Breast Augmentation Surgery

Our surgeons and surgical team prioritize a pleasant plastic surgery experience with minimal complications. Breast Augmentation is typically an outpatient procedure, allowing patients the convenience of recovering at home. Recovery usually requires one to two weeks of rest before returning to regular activities. In some cases, surgeons may recommend a supportive garment to aid the healing process.

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Optimize Look, Shape, and Firmness with Natrelle® Implants

Naples Plastic Surgery proudly offers Southwest Florida clients the Natrelle INSPIRA® collection of silicone breast implants. This collection provides women with the most options for creating the perfect look, shape, and firmness they seek in breast augmentation.

The INSPIRA® collection includes smooth breast implant options in five profiles providing low to extra-full projection, each offered with three different “gummy” silicone gels to produce the desired firmness and consistency. These implant options allow women to secure a natural-appearing breast enhancement that gives them a head-turning, no-bra-required look.

INSPIRA’s® cohesive silicone gel is the gummiest on the market, giving the implants superior shape-holding ability, contained and modulated within state-of-the-art breast implant shell technology, backed by a lifetime implant replacement ConfidencePlus® warranty.

We also offer our clients Natrelle’s® line of saline-filled breast implants, available in a wide variety of sizes and profiles, to provide the perfect aesthetic fullness they desire.

Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants FAQ

Who are good candidates for breast augmentation?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 300,000 North American women seek out breast augmentation and related cosmetic procedures every year. The best candidates for breast augmentation in Naples, FL tend to be women who maintain a healthy lifestyle and are within close range of their ideal weights.

Candidates need to maintain their good health both before and after implant procedures, and need to closely follow the pre- and post-operative guidance provided by their surgeon. Maintaining one’s weight is a key component of this guidance, as changes in weight can affect the size, shape, and proportion of the breasts. Smoking is also strongly discouraged, and those who smoke will be urged to quit.

How do I determine whether I need implants, a breast lift, or both?

Saline and silicone breast implants can reduce the appearance of minor sagging of the breasts, but those experiencing significant sagging often require mastopexy, which is more commonly called a breast lift. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your breasts to determine which procedure(s) will most likely provide you with the aesthetic results sought. In many cases, your surgeon may recommend that breast lift surgery be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation, as the best means for enhancing the size, position, and proportions of the breasts.

Do implants “drop” into place over time? How long does this take?

Silicone- and saline-filled implants can often appear to be too highly positioned on the chest for a time after surgery. This apparent high positioning is typically caused by breast tissue swelling and skin tightening due to the breasts’ increased volume. This should not be cause for alarm, though, as many women’s implants begin to “drop,” or settle into lower, more natural-looking positions after about 3 weeks. Note, though, that the settling process can take as long as six months.

Can you provide a preview of how my breasts will look after surgery?

Naples Plastic Surgery utilizes a Vectra 3D breast augmentation simulator to demonstrate the potential outcomes of breast augmentation and breast implants. Vectra 3D images allow the patient to visualize from all angles how the breasts might look depending upon the procedure(s), and assists the surgeon and patient in fine tuning the desired aesthetic outcome.

What types of implants does Naples Plastic Surgery recommend?

Many women considering breast implants in Naples, FL struggle with deciding what type of implant is right for them. The choice between silicone implants, saline implants, or structured implants is not easy, and ultimately the woman seeking augmentation needs to make the choice. Saline implants are perceived as having the best safety profile, while silicone implants are popular due to their natural feel that closely approximates breast tissue. Structured implants, which use internal structuring with saline to approximate the look and feel of breast tissue serve as a recent compromise between the other two.

Along with saline and silicone implants, Naples Plastic Surgery offers the Ideal Implant® as its structured option. 

Are breast augmentation scars noticeable?

Breast augmentation scars are typically short in length and usually well-disguised within the creases beneath the breasts and can be further hidden by a bra or bathing suit top. Longer incisions going up to the nipple may be apparent in those who opt for a combination of breast enhancement procedures, such as a breast lift with implants.

How does one pick between round or teardrop-shaped breast implants?

Implants come in round or teardrop shapes, with the teardrop-shaped implants designed to display a more natural appearance. Round implants placed in the submuscular position can provide a similar natural-looking shape as well. The optimal implant shape varies on a person-to-person basis, so we will thoroughly review breast implant shape options with you to determine which style will help you best achieve your aesthetic goals.

Is breastfeeding allowed after breast augmentation surgery?

In most cases, breast augmentation does not impact the ability to breastfeed and there is no danger that breast implant materials, such as saline or silicone, will be passed onto the baby in the breast milk.

How soon can I return to normal activities after breast implant surgery?

Typically, most patients are mobile within a day or two after surgery, and any resultant discomfort is kept under control with prescription pain medicine. You will be able to shower and tend to other personal hygiene regimens almost immediately and will return to our office for follow up examination and stitch removal (unless dissolvable suture was used) within a week. Sexual relations can be resumed as soon as the desire strikes, though the breasts need to be treated gently during recovery.

Patients are usually able to return to work within a week; however, any work activities requiring lifting, pushing or stretching of the arms should be conducted with care and modified or avoided to limit pain and discomfort. Submuscular positioned implants (which comprise the majority) generally take longer recovery times before becoming pain free. A return to exercise routines should also be done with care and attention to any discomfort. After two weeks of recovery only a few exercises are likely to impact the incision or breast implant placement, but strenuous exercises focused on the pectoralis muscles—such as bench presses or push-ups—should be avoided. Most patients can resume their full, vigorous workout routines after a month or so of recovery.

What kinds of dressings or bra will I have to wear after breast augmentation surgery and when can I resume wearing an underwire?

Following surgery, steri-strips are typically applied over small incisions and a surgical-recovery bra with minimal dressings is worn. This surgical bra will usually be used for a week or more. Depending upon your implants and surgery, your surgical bra may put pressure on the upper edge of the breast or implant to hold it in a lower position to account for implants that initially tend to sit high on the chest. This high position (see question regarding “implant drop”) is caused by the need for the fold under the breast to stretch into a new relaxed shape to account for the larger implant.

Once the breast implants have dropped into the desired position, you can opt for the bra of your choice. Those who have undergone a large breast augmentation should always wear a bra during exercise and even normal daily activities. Underwire bras can also be worn after the implants have settled into their desired positions.


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Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

Health is the highest priority to Dr. Paul Gardner, Dr. Leo Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett, so they work with great care when performing breast augmentation surgery to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the breasts. They take pride in helping patients begin their journey toward their aesthetic goals and strive to help patients obtain the beautiful results they desire.

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with Dr. Gardner, Dr. Baccaro, Dr. Walsh, and Dr. Bonett

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul M. Gardner, Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett are all highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.

At their state-of-the-art surgical suite in Naples, our plastic surgeons use their many talents, and personalized compassionate approach, to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Naples Plastic Surgery is Proud to Serve Patients from Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and All Over the Country!

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