Walter D Gracia, MD, PA
Plastic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon located in Fort Worth, TX
Loss of breast volume, small breasts, or breast sagging can make you feel less confident about your body. If you desire larger breasts or had a mastectomy, board-certified plastic surgeon Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, can help. At his practice in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Gracia offers breast augmentation to make your breasts larger or more symmetrical and give you the confidence you desire. Call the office or request a consultation with Dr. Gracia using the online booking tool.
Breast Augmentation Q&A
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Gracia can reshape, lift, and enhance your breast size and improve your body proportions. Using advanced techniques and innovative technology, Dr. Gracia can give you the breast size and shape you desire with minimal downtime.
Is breast augmentation right for me?
To determine if breast augmentation is the right procedure for you, Dr. Gracia reviews your medical history and examines your breasts when you visit the office. The procedure might be a good fit if you:
- Are physically healthy
- Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have fully developed breasts
- Have realistic expectations
- Have asymmetrical breasts
- Experience loss of breast volume
- Had a mastectomy
Dr. Gracia can combine breast augmentation with other cosmetic procedures to give you the outcome you’re looking for. For example, he might combine breast surgery with abdominoplasty, liposuction, or both, depending on your goals.
During your consultation, Dr. Gracia discusses the different types of breast implants available to help you choose one that’s best for you. Some of the popular breast implant sizes available include:
- 350cc breast implants
- 400cc breast implants
- 450cc breast implants
- 600cc breast implants
- 800cc breast implants
Dr. Gracia offers a wide variety of implants, from saline breast implants, silicone breast implants, and gummy bear implants to textured implants and high profile breast implants.
How should I prepare for breast augmentation?
To prepare for breast augmentation, Dr. Gracia may have you complete a blood test, adjust your current medications, quit smoking, avoid taking certain medicines, or get a baseline mammogram. Arrange for someone to drive you home the day of your surgery and stay with you the night after surgery. Don’t eat the morning of the procedure.
What happens during the procedure for breast augmentation?
Right before breast augmentation, you receive general anesthesia to put you asleep. Dr. Gracia makes an incision in your armpit, under the breasts, or near the nipple and inserts breast implants under or over the muscle tissue. He then closes the incision site.
In the recovery room, the hospital staff monitors you as your anesthesia wears off. You can usually go home the same day as surgery.
What should I expect during my recovery?
Follow Dr. Gracia’s post-surgery instructions during your recovery. Wear gauze dressings and bra support or elastic bandage to support your breasts and minimize swelling. Take medications as prescribed, and wear support garments as instructed.
Take it easy for several days while you heal, and increase physical activity when Dr. Gracia gives you the okay. Attend follow-up appointments with Dr. Gracia to make sure you’re healing properly. Call the office if you experience unusual symptoms or worsening pain.
Don’t live with a breast size or shape that makes you self-conscious. Schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, over the phone or online today.