Breast Implants & Enhancement
Year after year, breast augmentation remains the most popular and commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. This wonderful and rewarding procedure is also referred to as breast enhancement, augmentation mammoplasty, breast enlargement, and breast implant surgery. Whatever you call it, you can’t argue with the satisfaction of Dr. McFate’s Austin area patients as shown by our breast augmentation patients’ testimonials.
This procedure continues to maintain its popularity for a number of reasons. Almost all patients can undergo the surgery and return home the same day. Recovery is minimal with most returning back to work within 1 to 2 weeks. Patients are happy to receive an immediate gratification from enhancing their breasts. Sizes can range from a conservative more natural appearance to a significant larger volume depending on the preference of the patient.
Dr. John A. McFate
Austin plastic surgeon Dr. John A. McFate originally trained in Houston, TX, while working with the plastic surgeons that performed the very first silicone gel implant breast augmentation occuring in 1962! He has also had the opportunity of meeting the first patient who underwent this momentous procedure. She is very happy with her original implants in place.
Along with witnessing the history of breast augmentation, Dr. McFate has been trained with the newest cutting edge techniques that continue to improve the overall results of this procedure. Among the most recent changes are creation of a subfascial pocket for implant placement and utilizing the newest generation of form stable silicone gel implants.
As you begin your process of selecting a plastic surgeon and investigating the details of breast augmentation, there are many terms that may require further explanation. These terms range from: silicone gel or saline, low to moderate to high profile, smooth vs textured, inframammary or periareolar, anatomic or tear drop shape, above or below the muscle, and a host of many more. All of these differences can be overwhelming. These points will all be described in detail, but it is very important to realize after reading all of the information provided the next vital step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. McFate to discuss your unique needs and answer all of your breast augmentation questions.