Breast Cosmetic Surgery / Breast Augmentation
Mansfield | Arlington | Dallas | Fort Worth
Breast Augmentation Saline & Silicone Implants
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center provides saline breast implants or silicone gel breast augmentation. Although located in Mansfield, Dr. Michael Thornton has performed breast augmentation on clients from Arlington, Grand Prairie, Dallas, Fort Worth and the greater DFW Metroplex. Today, breast augmentation (breast enlargement – breast enhancement – boob job) allows you to experience a wonderful transformation in how you look and feel about yourself, to help you achieve self-confidence, and the ability to look your best.
Basically, women have two choices for breast augmentation with either saline implants or silicone gel implants. Breast augmentation with saline implants are intended for females who are at least 18 years old. However, women who choose breast augmentation with silicone implants must be at least 22 years old. Our silicone gel-filled implants feature a unique cohesive gel that holds together uniformly while resembling the natural look and feel of breast tissue.
To better simplify the philosophy of breast augmentation, there are three basic candidates requesting breast augmentation cosmetic surgery in our office. Which one are you?
First, is between age 18 to 30’s with developmentally small breasts (A or small B-cup) who simply needs added volume. Their most commonly requested size is a “36 full C-cup”. They are extremely happy following primary breast augmentation and experience a wonderful transformation that improves their self-confidence and total body image.
Second, is between age late 20’s to 40’s who has one or several children and experienced postpartum deflation following pregnancy and breast-feeding. As a consequence, her breasts now appear flat, flabby, and deflated. They are also extremely happy following primary breast augmentation, but may also need a mastopexy augmentation as a combination procedure. This determination will be made on an individual basis.
Third, already has breast implants but is now requesting revision breast cosmetic surgery due to asymmetry, capsular contraction, unevenness, hardening of the implant or rippling. These candidates commonly request implant exchange from saline to silicone gel.
Girls Guide to Breast Augmentation
What can I expect during my breast consultation?
During your consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively with Dr. Michael Thornton where you will collectively share in the decision making process about your personal needs, desires, and expectations. Although well qualified, we choose not use patient coordinators, nurse practitioners, or physicians assistants to perform your consultation. Next, we will have you try on our various implant sizers to give you an approximation on how you will look following breast augmentation. For your safety, Dr. Michael Thornton only chooses breast implants approved by the FDA from either the Mentor Corporation or Allergan, as the choice is ultimately yours.
Where will my breast surgery take place?
All breast augmentation, mastopexy, breast reduction and breast revision procedures are performed under general anesthesia at Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, a AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas. On average, a primary breast augmentation procedure will take 1 to 1.5 hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case. Furthermore, all breast augmentation procedures are performed using general anesthesia as provided by board-certified anesthesiologists and certified anesthesia providers. We do not perform or believe in performing ‘awake’ breast augmentation procedures.
Expertise of Dr. Michael Thornton
Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, dual board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He was specifically trained in breast cosmetic surgery and has successfully performed primary breast augmentation, mastopexy with augmentation, mastopexy breast lift, breast reduction and breast revision surgery on numerous clients. Dr. Thornton attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and advanced breast courses to offer the latest techniques in breast cosmetic surgery. Dr. Thornton is a certified user of the Keller Funnel and uses this device during all silicone gel breast augmentation procedures.