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Hybrid Breast Augmentation

Everything You Need to Know About Hybrid Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation has long been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries sought out by women. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the procedure was the fifth most performed cosmetic surgery for women in 2020. Over the past decade, advances in implant materials and surgical techniques have significantly boosted patient satisfaction with the procedure’s results. A newly emerging technique known as hybrid breast augmentation further enhances patient satisfaction and will likely increase annual breast augmentation numbers.

The rising popularity of hybrid breast augmentation has reached southwest Florida, as the skilled surgeons at Naples Plastic Surgery have noticed an increase in the number of women asking for more details about the procedure. With advanced training in cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Leo Baccaro offers hybrid breast augmentation at our Naples-based surgical facility. As our leading expert in this augmentation trend, Dr. Baccaro can tell you everything you need to know about the procedure and use his surgical artistry to sculpt the breasts you’ve long desired.

What Exactly is Hybrid Breast Augmentation?

Also known as “composite” breast augmentation, hybrid breast augmentation relies on fat grafting to enhance and expand upon the results that traditional breast implants can achieve. By using fat transfers, the cosmetic surgeon can sculpt the breast shape beyond the changes in shape and size that can be secured by augmenting with breast implants alone. Your surgeon can manipulate the fat transfers to refine the breast shape, while also increasing volume in the breasts’ upper poles and enhancing the cleavage. The fat transfers also help resolve any asymmetries between the individual breasts and provide either a more “natural” or “augmented” look, according to patient desires. The shape, position and cleavage that can be achieved with hybrid breast augmentation leads to a more detailed result that can be achieved by traditional implant surgery. Other benefits of hybrid breast augmentation at Naples Plastic Surgery include:

  • Creation of a well supported implant with aesthetic cleavage lines ideal for “bra-less” fashion
  • Women can choose smaller implants, reducing surgical trauma and potential skin stretching caused by larger implants.
  • Reduced risk of capsular contracture (scar tissue formation around implants).
  • Reduced risk of rippling.
  • Improved skin elasticity around the breasts.
  • Enhanced body contours at fat transfer sites.
  • Boost in body image and self-confidence.

How the Hybrid Breast Augmentation Procedure is Performed

Hybrid breast augmentation at Naples Plastic Surgery is preceded by an in-depth consultation designed to pinpoint the patient’s desired aesthetic goals and develop a surgical plan for achieving them. Our surgical facility uses a Vectra 3D breast augmentation simulator to provide patients with a visual representation of possible aesthetic results. This helps the surgeon and patient strategically map out implant size, fat transfer placement, breast shape, and symmetry to guide the upcoming surgery. It also helps them determine where the needed fat should be withdrawn.

The actual surgery begins with the patient receiving general anesthesia. Y our surgeon will insert the implants under the breasts and muscles in what is known as a “modified dual plane” procedure, and use an “internal bra” stitch to further support the implant and provide longevity to the results. Fat grafts are withdrawn from the chosen transfer sites via liposuction and then filtered prior to injection, minimizing trauma to the harvested tissue and decreasing the risk of infection the treated fat is injected into targeted areas, creating a beautiful contour according to the specifications agreed to during the consultation.

Recovering from Hybrid Breast Augmentation Surgery

Hybrid breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure, and patients can return to their homes the same day after recovering from the effects of the anesthesia in the recovery room. Patients need to protect their breasts with a soft post-surgical support bra for at least a week after the surgery and compression garments over the fat transfer sites. Pain medications and antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce pain and aid recovery. Most patients should limit their physical activity for a day or two after the procedure. They typically need one to two weeks of downtime before they can resume most usual daily activities. Patients can usually perform moderate physical activity after two to three weeks but should refrain from vigorous exercise and physical activity for at least five to six weeks.

Consult with Naples Plastic Surgery to Learn More

If you would like to learn more about how hybrid breast augmentation surgery at our southwest Florida surgery center can help meet your aesthetic goals, Dr. Baccaro would be pleased to answer any questions you might have. For all your aesthetic concerns, contact Naples Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611 to schedule your initial consultation.

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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