Breast Augmentation

While their goals and reasons for wanting breast implants differ, the women who choose Dr. George Pope for breast augmentation in Orlando, FL, have one thing in common: they consistently achieve results that allow them to feel more confident and beautiful. This is because Dr. Pope listens to what they want, helps them form realistic expectations about their results, and has the experience and talent necessary to provide attractive, natural-looking outcomes perfectly fitted to each woman.

What does breast augmentation do?

Breast augmentation is a procedure that women age 18 and up choose for a variety of personal reasons, which commonly include:

  • Making naturally small breasts larger and more shapely
  • Filling out breasts that have lost volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss
  • Balancing breasts that are different sizes and shapes
  • Filling out dresses, top, and swimsuits

Because breast augmentation does not take care of significant sagging, Dr. Pope may recommend combining a breast lift with your procedure. Women who want a combination of improvements with a single surgery add breast augmentation to their mommy makeovers.

Which breast implants should I choose?

Choosing breast implants is one of the most enjoyable parts of the breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Pope will perform a physical exam, talk with you about how you’d like to look after surgery, and walk you through the following options:

  • Fill material: You can choose implants filled with silicone gel, highly cohesive silicone gel (sometimes called gummy bears), or saline. (Silicone is available to women age 22 and older.)
  • Size: Dr. Pope recommends an implant size that will best provide the breast size you would like to be. We have implant sizers that you can place in a bra to get an idea of how you will look with different sizes.
  • Shape: Implants can be round or shaped (also called teardrop or anatomical).
  • Profile: Ranging from low to extra high, implant profiles determine how much the breasts will project from your chest. Whether you want to add overall fullness, more fullness at the top of your breasts, or very little fullness, Dr. Pope will account for your existing breast tissue when recommending an implant profile.
Dr. George Pope

George Pope, MD, FACS

Dual Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Respected by patients and other physicians, Dr. Pope has been serving the Orlando area for over 30 years. Whether you're considering enhancement of your face, breasts, or body, he has the training, talent, and experience necessary to achieve the attractive results you want.

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How is breast augmentation performed?

Dr. Pope performs most breast augmentation procedures as outpatient surgeries in the Orlando office building’s private, AAAASF-certified surgical center. Anesthesia is administered under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. While he personalizes each procedure to the patient, Dr. Pope generally performs breast augmentation as follows:

  • Incisions are placed along the breast crease where they are naturally hidden. In some cases, he places the incisions along the lower border of the areola (periareolar incision).
  • A space for the breast implant is created underneath the chest muscle.
  • A breast implant is inserted into each pocket using the Keller Funnel®. This device, which looks like a pastry bag, prevents the implants from contamination while they are inserted. The Keller Funnel also allows Dr. Pope to insert the implants through the smallest possible incisions.
  • Dr. Pope will make sure he has achieved the desired breast size and shape.
  • Exparel® will be applied to the surgical areas for long-lasting pain control.
  • The incisions will be closed with sutures and steri-strips.
  • A surgical bandage will be wrapped around your chest.

What is breast augmentation recovery like?

After surgery, discomfort is usually minimal because the pain control from Exparel lasts about 3 days. Swelling is normal as is a feeling of tightness across the chest. You will have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Pope after a week; he encourages you to call with any concerns you may have before that time. It’s important to stand and walk around slowly at least 3 times a day for the first month.

Most patients are ready to return to work within 10 to 14 days and resume light exercise in a month as directed by Dr. Pope.

Visit our Resources page to review patient instructions for preparing for breast augmentation and recovery.

How long will it take to see my final results?

After breast augmentation, patients are excited to return home with fuller breasts. Initially, the implants will be somewhat high and tight on the chest due to swelling and tightness of the muscles and skin. As swelling subsides and tissues relax, the implants will “drop and fluff” into more natural and soft contours. At 6 weeks your breasts should look and feel much better, and at 3 months you should have reached your final, beautiful results.

What’s my next step?

Are you ready to discover the difference 30 years of dedicated experience as a plastic surgeon can make in your care and results? Request a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Pope using our online form or call at (407) 857-6261 for an appointment.

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