Breast Augmentation in Nashville, TN 

Breast implants have helped countless women achieve the confidence they desire. Your breast augmentation procedure will be a comfortable, safe, and rewarding experience from beginning to end. Offered at our convenient location in The Gulch, Nashville, Tennessee, breast augmentation starts with a consultation. Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s primary goal is to provide as natural-looking results as possible. He continues to evolve his techniques to achieve the best outcome and uses the ideal implants for your specific needs and desires.

What Can Breast Augmentation Accomplish?

  • Enhances breast size
  • Corrects sagging 
  • Restores volume loss
  • Achieves improved balance and proportion
  • Provides symmetry for breasts that are uneven

What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Over time, the breasts can naturally become less full and perky. These changes can be attributed to a number of different causes, including genetics, aging, weight fluctuations, and childbirth. In addition, many women are born with small or uneven breasts that leave them feeling self-conscious and less feminine. Patients may decide to go through breast augmentation for different reasons, including unequal breast size, genetic deformities, or a general unhappiness with the volume, size, and shape of their breasts.

Fortunately, breast augmentation is a safe surgical procedure that can help correct these cosmetic issues and leave women looking and feeling their best.

Breast augmentation surgery utilizes breast implants and fat transfer techniques to improve both breast volume and symmetry. It can also be used to enhance the appearance and placement of the areola and nipples, providing patients with comprehensive and consistent breast correction.

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What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

One of the top cosmetic concerns in Nashville — and all over the world — is discontent with breast size, shape, and volume. When you don’t feel comfortable with your own body, it can be difficult to feel comfortable wearing certain styles of clothing or exposing your body at the beach or while swimming. 

The main advantage of breast augmentation is an improved appearance of the breasts. The appearance benefits can go far beyond just making the breasts larger. Whether you’re experiencing sagging due to aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or genetics, breast augmentation may be your solution to a more balanced figure.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Although breast augmentation isn’t the right procedure for every woman, it is for many.

If you feel your breasts are too small, are not the right shape, or don’t give you the appearance you want, consider breast augmentation. Choosing the right surgeon is the best way for you to achieve the results you seek.

Breast augmentation is a very personal procedure, so it’s important that you’re doing it for yourself — not for anyone else. The best candidates are in excellent physical and psychological health, yet unsatisfied with the appearance of their fully developed breasts. If you are considering a breast augmentation, please be aware that having realistic expectations is also important.

Before undergoing a breast augmentation, interested patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia. During this appointment, he will examine your breasts and discuss your medical history, cosmetic concerns, and goals for the procedure. He will then use this all this information to decide if a breast augmentation is the right procedure for you.

They made me feel extremely comfortable.

I went to Dr. RG for breast augmentation back in February. My experience with him and his entire team was fantastic! They made me feel extremely comfortable and every question I had was answered. Christina was great! All I had to do was text her and she responded to any needs I had. 10\10 experience!” — Bryttani A. 

Holistic Procedures at RG Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ramirez Gavidia is well known and widely respected for his holistic approach to aesthetic procedures. Instead of simply focusing on one area, he has perfected a style in which he combines procedures to achieve overall, comprehensive rejuvenation. 

For example, breast augmentation is often paired with a breast lift to correct issues related to sagging.  Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will be able to let you know if this combination of breast augmentation and lift is the right approach to renew the look of your breasts.

He does everything holistically so that everything is consistent and in balance. 

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What to Expect During Your Consultation 

Your breast augmentation consultation will be the first step in your journey. Since this is a very personal decision, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia and the staff at RG Plastic Surgery will provide a comforting environment, where all of your concerns and questions can be discussed. 

During your consultation, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will go over your options for breast augmentation including implant placement, types of implants, incision locations, and size. At this appointment, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will also explain other procedures that may be necessary for your cosmetic goals. 

During your consultation, your medical history will be reviewed to ensure that you don’t have any health conditions that may increase your risk of complications from surgery. You will also be asked about any family history of breast cancer and the result of any recent mammograms and biopsies.

How Breast Augmentation at RG Plastic Surgery is Different

Our commitment to the highest standards and practices is one of the things that sets RG Plastic Surgery apart. The safest breast augmentation process possible is always our goal. The methods below are proven and have revolutionized breast augmentation. Utilizing these practices ensures the best patient experience and results in maintaining the safest outcomes.

  • Patient education. Having a good understanding of the entire process is essential. This includes expectations, recovery, implant options, limitations, short- and long-term consequences, complications, and re-operation possibilities.
  • Patient goals. Communication of surgery motivations, the desired final look, and impact of future pregnancies is crucial.
  • A thorough physical exam. 100% of women have breast asymmetry, and this must be accounted for to attain superior results. Chest wall asymmetry must also be observed. The exam takes note of tissue quality, stretch marks, and essential breast measurements.
  • Tissue-based pre-operative planning. Adhering to the physical template of your unique body measurements ensures a natural outcome and results in less tissue distortion, complications, and re-operation. Measurements and dimensions respect natural boundaries and determine optimal fill volume as well as an implant that “fits” the breast.
  • Refined, precise surgical techniques. Quick recovery starts with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia. Specific markings will determine the incision placement. He most often uses an inframammary incision because it offers the most control, ability to manipulate and set IMF, and statistically has the least amount of complications, trauma, and contamination.
  • Minimizing risks in the operating room. Preparation of the surgical pocket and irrigation is an essential step utilizing antimicrobial and antibiotic preparations that lowers the risk of biofilms further lowering the rate of capsular contracture.
  • Use of the Keller Funnel®. This cone-shaped device is made of nylon with a hydrophilic coating inside the funnel which becomes extremely slippery when submerged in a saline or sterile solution. It looks like a piping bag in design, but utilizing it creates easier insertion of silicone implants and allows for smaller incisions. Most importantly, it leads to decreased contact with the “no-touch” delivery technique. Having less contact with the sterile implant and using the Keller Funnel results in an 87% lower rate of capsular contracture.
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“Gummy Bear” Implants

At RG Plastic Surgery, we’re excited to offer Natrelle™ INSPIRA™ implants manufactured by Allergan.

Available in three different gummy consistencies — INSPIRA Responsive Gel®, INSPIRA SoftTouch®, and INSPIRA Cohesive® — these implants offer an enhanced level of customization with varying projections and cohesive consistencies. Each consistency is available in five different projection options.

The Natrelle INSPIRA Consistencies 

  • Natrelle INSPIRA Responsive Gel® (gummy): The softest silicone gummy gel, offering a very natural look and feel.
  • Natrelle INSPIRA SoftTouch® (gummier): A slightly firmer silicone gummy gel, offering shape control while also allowing organic-looking movement.
  • Natrelle INSPIRA Cohesive® (gummiest): Offers the firmest silicone gummy gel. This consistency is ideal for women with little to no breast tissue or for breast reconstruction patients.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed with general anesthesia.

Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will carefully create the incisions that he discussed with you during your consultation. He will insert the pre-chosen implants using the incisions he went over with you, placing the implant either above or under the chest muscles. The incisions will be closed and you will be taken to a recovery area. Before you leave, you’ll be fitted with a surgical bra for support and healing during recovery.

Fat Transfer Augmentation Details

Fat transfer is a procedure that can be used either with implants to enhance results, or alone as an alternative to implants. The procedure involves using liposuction to remove fat from one area of your body such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, purifying the fat, and then injecting it into the breasts to add subtle volume. 

When used by itself (with no implants), the fat transfer procedure can provide enlargement of about ½ cup to one cup size, with an incredibly natural look and feel. When used in combination with breast implants, fat transfer refines the results by smoothing out implant edges and delivering a soft padding around the implants. 

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What Risks are Involved in a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is generally a safe procedure for healthy people, but as with any surgery, there are risks involved. Your chances of complications can decrease by following Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s pre- and post-operative instructions. General risks of breast augmentation may include:

  • Rupture with deflation of saline-filled implants
  • Rupture with or without symptoms (silent rupture) of silicone gel-filled implant
  • Infection
  • Breast pain
  • Capsular contracture (scar tissue that forms around the implant and squeezes the implant)
  • Blood clots
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • The possibility of additional surgeries with or without removal of the implant
  • Asymmetry of the breasts
  • Wrinkling or dimpling of the skin over the implant
  • Poor scarring and poor healing
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation

Recovery 

After breast augmentation, the majority of patients return to work within 1-2 weeks. By this time, swelling and bruising will have gone down quite a bit. At six weeks, you should be able to resume exercise. Directly after your surgery:

  • You will need help around the house for 24 hours 
  • Avoid showering for 48 hours after surgery
  • Each day, take multiple short walks around your home to help circulation 
  • You’ll need to wear the surgical bra for one week, then switch to a soft, non-underwire bra

Results

At 1-3 months, your new breasts should be finalized. It’s important to be aware that breast implants do not last a lifetime. This means that at some point, you’ll likely have to undergo another operation to either replace or remove your implants. In addition, pregnancy, hormonal changes, and significant weight fluctuations may all influence the appearance of your augmented breasts over time. Fortunately, you can have additional breast augmentations to correct these issues.

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Breast Augmentation with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia

Having performed thousands of surgeries, Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia has achieved an impeccable artistic eye to achieve beautiful, natural results. Double board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery, he is considered by many to be the top aesthetic surgeon in the greater Nashville area. 

Your breast augmentation journey starts with scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia to learn all about your options. Whether you’re seeking breast augmentation for the first time or you’re in need of a revision from a previous breast surgery, he can help. To schedule your consultation call (615) 988-9686.

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