Breast Enhancement Surgery
Breast enhancement procedures can include breast augmentations, breast lifts, breast reductions and breast revisions. Each requires specialized knowledge and understanding of female anatomy. The best breast enhancement results are achieved when an individual’s unique goals are matched to her distinct body type, to attain the most gorgeous and proportional outcomes. We believe that every patient having breast plastic surgery is different, and has a unique body with different physical requirements and desirable outcomes. Therefore, each breast enhancement procedure is customized for each individual patient. We do not perform “cookie-cutter” procedures nor do we believe that one type of implant or technique is suitable for all women. Some of our patients are achieving their first breast enhancement procedure while others are coming to our office to get a revision of their first breast surgery. We also fix breast augmentations when women are unhappy with their aesthetic outcomes from a previous breast augmentation that they received elsewhere. Some of our patients are also coming to us to have their breast reduced in size, lifted, and/or desire a different projection or shape to their breasts.
When considering a breast augmentation, the most frequently asked questions relate to the breast implants themselves. What are the types of breast implants? Should I choose silicone or saline? Will I have a scar? Are breast implants safe? What are the differences in breast implant shape, style, and texture? How do I choose the best breast implant size? What is the cost of a breast implant? Dr. Alan Durkin, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, addresses each of these questions and more during your private consultation in our beachside surgery center. Prior to your complimentary cosmetic breast consultation, you may want to read the information on our website about breast surgery to help you in making an informed decision. We have gathered the most relevant information related to breast surgery. Please see below for further information on specific topics about breast surgery and breast enhancement procedures.
Read about breast aesthetics and learn what factors Dr. Durkin considers when planning the type of breast surgery you will want to have to get your best outcome.
Breast lifts involve raising the breasts into a more youthful position. Breast lifts may be performed with or without the use of a breast implant and depends on your body type and desired outcome.
Breast Implant Revisions
Whether you have already had a breast augmentation elsewhere and are unhappy with your outcome, having complications, or are ready for a cosmetic redo, Dr. Alan Durkin will help to restore your breasts to a youthful look. Dr. Durkin specializes in breast revision surgery. Click photo for more information.
While breast augmentation continues to be one of the most common aesthetic procedures undertaken throughout the world, capsular contractors can and do occur. Capsular contracture refers to a process where your body forms an abnormally hard shell around your implant, causing pain, discomfort, and loss of the breast shape. While this complication is obviously concerning, we routinely treat this unfortunate complication at our institution for all types of patients.
Implants for Athletes
Breast augmentation in fitness models and figure competitors requires a different surgical technique than regular breast augmentations. Dr. Durkin’s personal technique for breast augmentation has been developed over the last ten years and has been described by VICE SPORTS Magazine, New York Times. Dr. Durkin has enjoyed a significant level of experience regarding breast augmentation in fitness models and fitness competitors, and we believe that Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery offers some of the finest results in breast augmentation in these incredibly dedicated, beautiful, strong women. So what separates the Ocean Drive® breast implant technique from others?
Dr Durkin's "Internal Bra"
Belladerm® is a natural human derived allograft available at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery for some cosmetic breast surgery procedures. Dr. Alan Durkin is highly experienced in using Belladerm and is the physician who wrote the technical guide for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation to distributor to all plastic surgeons on how to use Belladerm® as a “internal bra” for breast augmentation procedures.
ILLUSIO is the next generation in computer imaging in cosmetic plastic surgery for breast augmentation patients. Featuring the latest in 3D augmented reality technology, Illusio combines a fluid and lifelike 3D virtual image of a patient’s breasts with a live image of her face and body to transform an iPad or TV into a virtual mirror.
Dr. Alan Durkin, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, discusses different breast augmentation approaches to the placement of your breast implant.
Breast reconstruction is performed on women who have suffered from trauma or have obtained a mastectomy associated with cancer. Breast reconstruction options are thoroughly discussed with Dr. Durkin.
It is very important to us that you are comfortable with our plastic surgeon, nursing team, operative plan, risks and anticipated outcomes, post operative recovery plan, and choice of surgical implant (when applicable). While some women have a rather precise idea of what they want to look like, other women are less certain and that is OK. It’s not necessary to know which type of lift you want or which implant size will be best on you. Dr. Durkin will help you make an informative decision by discussing all of your breast surgery options.
What's My Bra Size?
Bra size or cup size is not always easy to predict from your breast size. While the terms are related, their meanings are different. Our patients commonly ask what “bra size” they will be after their breast augmentation surgery. This is a realistic question that almost all women ask about prior to undergoing breast augmentation.