Breast Augmentation in Palm Beach, FL with Dr. Bellamy
Many women are dissatisfied with the size or fullness of their breasts. This can impact their confidence and overall body image. Breast augmentation can help increase confidence and self-esteem by addressing concerns about the size, shape, and projection of breasts, improving the appearance of breasts, and restoring better proportions to the overall figure.
Dr. Justin Bellamy, a board-certified breast augmentation surgeon in Palm Beach, FL, possesses a rare combination of precision and artistic elegance in his surgical approach. His commitment to delivering the highest quality of care and achieving his patients’ aesthetic aspirations has earned him a reputation as a sought-after specialist, attracting clients from far and wide. With a wealth of academic training and unparalleled expertise, along with a steadfast dedication to putting the needs of his patients first, Dr. Bellamy stands as a premier choice for those seeking the best breast augmentation in Florida.
Contact Dr. Bellamy’s office at (561) 705-0044 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! We are located in Palm Beach and are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients throughout Florida and across the US.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases or restores the breast size as well as enhances the overall tone, shape, and projection of the breasts. With a variety of saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants that range in size and shape, Dr. Bellamy will help you determine the most suitable breast implant options based on your anatomy and aesthetic preferences.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation results may last 10 to 15 years for patients who live a healthy lifestyle and can enhance the appearance of the breasts by:
What Procedures can be combined with Breast Augmenation?
Breast augmentation can also be an essential part of a mommy makeover. Mommy makeover surgery is a group of body rejuvenation procedures that aim to restore the appearance of a woman’s body following the impact of childbirth and breastfeeding. These procedures may also include:
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Dr. Justin Bellamy uses his esteemed education, cutting-edge techniques, and state-of-the-art medical equipment to create customized treatment plans to meet his patients’ needs and expectations. He has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a thought-leader in the field of plastic surgery. Trust Dr. Bellamy for a comprehensive and modern plastic surgery experience.
Choosing Dr. Bellamy as Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Bellamy is considered one of the premiere breast augmentation surgeons in Florida. With his extensive education and unmatched experience, many patients travel across the country to seek Dr. Bellamy’s expertise. Employing cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art medical equipment, Dr. Bellamy tailors customized treatment plans that consider each patients needs and expectations.
For Dr. Bellamy, the most fulfilling aspect of performing plastic surgery is using his skills to enhance and enrich the lives of his patients. Blending a mastery in surgery with artistic elegance, Dr. Bellamy’s goal is to augment his patients’ lives with beautiful, natural-looking results that increase their self-confidence and esteem.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Patients with systemic conditions, such as diabetes, heart conditions, bleeding disorders, lung disease, or high blood pressure, may require a consultation with their physician to determine candidacy prior to surgery.
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Bellamy will focus on hearing your concerns about your anatomy, your goals, and what you visualize as your ideal outcome. He will then discuss the details, risks, and benefits of breast augmentation and provide honest recommendations regarding treatment options that are realistic and anatomically accomplishable.
Dr. Bellamy will conduct a thorough physical examination and evaluation, including:
At the end of the consultation, you will leave with a clear understanding of your treatment options and a plan that you feel confident in. Dr. Bellamy’s patient-centered approach ensures that you are fully informed and empowered to make the right decisions for your body and your goals.
What Can I Expect During Breast Augmentation?
With a patient-centric philosophy, Dr. Bellamy customizes all breast augmentation procedures to achieve optimal results for each patient. While each breast augmentation will be unique, here are some general steps to expect.
All surgeries are performed in our own facilities, as our practice has two state-of-the-art, fully certified AAAASF operating rooms. On the day of surgery, you will be greeted by our nursing staff, then review your procedural plan with Dr. Bellamy. Dr. Bellamy will answer any last questions and make surgical makings, if necessary, for the procedure.
Once you are safely sedated, Dr. Bellamy will begin your breast augmentation according to your procedural plan.
Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
The week prior to your surgery, we advise you to maintain a healthy, high-protein, low-salt diet. Most herbal supplements should be stopped, especially any that include garlic, fish oil, or zinc. During your consultation, Dr. Bellamy will review all medications you take and provide instructions on how to proceed with them. Any medicines containing aspirin should be stopped, including Excedrin, ibuprofen, or Aleve, as these can cause additional bleeding or bruising. However, most prescription medications, especially blood pressure medications, can and should be continued.
Dr. Bellamy will also remind you that smoking, vaping, or any other type of nicotine products are strictly prohibited for at least four weeks prior to and following your procedure. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and affects the body’s ability to heal itself, potentially impacting your recovery and results.
Breast Augmentation Procedure and Recovery
The surgery is performed in our own facilities, as our practice counts with two state-of-the-art, fully certified AAAASF operating rooms. On the day of surgery, you will be greeted by the nursing staff and review your procedural plan with Dr. Bellamy. Dr. Bellamy will answer any last questions you may have and make surgical makings if necessary for the procedure. You must enter the OR with no doubts.
In most cases, nose surgery must be performed under general anesthesia. So, at this time, you will also meet with the anesthesia provider. The anesthesia provider will have already seen your charts, so they will explain again what to expect regarding your anesthesia.
Following your rhinoplasty procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room to be monitored by the nursing staff as you recover from anesthesia. Once you feel good enough to leave our facilities, we will review the post-operative instructions with you again and schedule your next visit, typically for the next day.
How Soon Will I See My Breast Augmentation Results?
Most patients notice immediate improvements to their overall figures following breast augmentation. You may experience swelling or bruising that temporarily obscures your results. Your new contours will become more visible as your body heals and the swelling resolves. Typically, swelling dissipates within the first six weeks; however, residual swelling may take up to six months to fully resolve.
Breast Augmentation Cost in Palm Beach, FL
Breast augmentation cost is determined by your individual needs and the extent of your procedure. Following your consultation with Dr. Bellamy, you will receive an estimate of your cost of breast augmentation in Palm Beach.
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Breast Augmentation FAQs
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Recommendations are based on the patient’s starting point, breast measurements, and goals.
Based on your desired outcome, Dr. Bellamy will discuss options in depth during your consultation to determine the best approach to achieve your goals. We also offer Crisalix virtual imaging to help visualize your anticipated outcome.
Correct implant size and profile choice will influence how much cleavage you have. Your breast tissue starting point will also influence your cleavage as well as implant position on your chest. Generally speaking, where your breast sits on your chest wall cannot be changed, however the shape and upper fullness can be improved with an implant. If you have a low or sagging nipple position, then Dr. Bellamy will also discuss the role of a breast lift as well.
Breast lift (Mastopexy) is generally required if your nipple position is low. As a quick rule of thumb, if your nipple position is lower than the fold under your breast (the “infra-mammary fold” or IMF), then you may benefit from a breast lift as well. Dr. Bellamy will discuss the best surgical plan for your desired outcome during your consultation.
The Keller Funnel is used in the No Touch Technique. The implant is placed directly into the funnel once opened from its sterile packaging without any direct contact, and used to insert the implant into the breast pocket through the incision. By avoiding or minimizing any contact with the implant, absolute sterility can be ensured. This helps reduce long term complications, including capsular contracture.
Internal bras such as Galaflex or DuraSorb meshes can be helpful to prevent unwanted stretching of the lower pole of your breast and implant descent. They are not required for all patients, so this will be a discussion with Dr. Bellamy during your consultation.
This technique utilizes the Keller Funnel to insert the breast implant into the breast pocket without any direct contact between the surgeon and the implant. The implant never touches any other surface than the funnel which minimizes exposure to bacteria, reducing the risk of capsular contracture.
Recovery after breast augmentation is generally well tolerated. You will be maintained in a soft supportive bra. You will be given both pain medication as well as muscle relaxants to help during the immediate recovery period. Most patients return to life as usual after about a week, cardiovascular exercise at 3 weeks after surgery, and can lift weights by 4 weeks. In general you should avoid direct push-up or chest exercises after surgery if your implants were placed under the muscle.
Both saline and silicone breast implants can look and feel natural. However, the “gummy-bear” highly cohesive modern silicone implants are touted to have the most natural feel.
Following surgery, sensation may be temporarily affected, however in 90-95% of patients this sensation returns to normal.
Dr. Bellamy does not typically use drains when performing breast augmentation.
Dr. Bellamy typically uses dissolvable sutures when performing breast augmentation. These do not need to be removed.
Typically 5 days, however this depends on the type of work you perform. Desk jobs may allow sooner return to work, while more labor intensive work may require longer. Everyone’s recovery timeline is a little different.
Complications after breast augmentation are uncommon, however the most common complications include hematoma (collection of blood in the implant pocket), infection requiring antibiotics, implant rupture, and capsular contracture. The risk of these complications are reduced by ensuring good blood pressure control after surgery, completing a short course of antibiotics around surgery, and by utilization of the No-Touch Technique with a Keller Funnel.
Dr. Bellamy will review sizing with you extensively, including taking accurate measurements of your natural breast dimensions and assessing your goal size. Bringing photos of breasts that fit your goals with you to your consultation can also help guide the discussion. Finally, virtual photo planning may also give a preview of what a given size would look like on your chest.
All surgical incisions result in some amount of scar, however the scar is carefully placed to conceal it either under your breast or along the natural color change of your areolas. Scars take a year to mature and continue to lighten over time.
Rarely, implants can rupture. If a saline implant ruptures, you will know immediately because the implant will deflate completely within hours. Modern silicone implants, also known as gummy bear implants, use highly cohesive gels that adheres to itself. It therefore acts more like Jell-o than a normal gel, meaning it will hold its form within your breasts. Usually, imaging like ultrasound or MRI is required to identify a leak from a silicone implant. If a leak is identified, we do advise getting the implant replaced.
Yes, in fact patients are encouraged to get mammograms before and after surgery. The mammographer will simply position your breasts such that the implant does not interfere with the visualization of your breast tissue.
While it is a good idea to take it easy after surgery, normal activity will not harm anything. In fact, being normally active after surgery is important to your healing process.
Yes, a surgical bra will be provided for after surgery. Dr. Bellamy asks patients to wear a soft, front-clasp bra without underwire for 6 weeks following the procedure.
Breast augmentation is typically performed under IV sedation (“twilight”) anesthesia.
We recommend you have someone stay with you the first night after surgery for your comfort in the early recovery process.
There is no requirement for implant replacement or an expiration date! However, breast implants are for life – your breasts will continue to change throughout time and there is always a possibility you may want to make changes in the future to your breasts or the implant.
Dr. Bellamy is extensively trained in cutting-edge breast augmentation techniques. He will work one-on-one with you to create a customized treatment plan to attain your aesthetic goals.
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