Awake Breast Augmentation
Have Your Breast Augmentation While You Are Asleep Or Awake – Your Choice!
Awake Breast Augmentation is a smart choice because it is one of the safest methods to enhance the breasts and has many advantages. It is performed while you are awake with mild sedation and local anesthesia called tumescent anesthesia. You don’t have to go to sleep using a general anesthetic and therefore you don’t have to recuperate from a general anesthetic, meaning there is less downtime. You also avoid the potential problems that may occur with general anesthetia and causes many people concern. If you are searching for a new method to enhance your breasts without being put to sleep, this may be the procedure for you.
Dr. Serrão offers Awake Breast Enhancement performed in the privacy of his accredited facility, Serrão Surgical Center. Although you’re awake, we want to make sure are very comfortable throughout the procedures. Thus, we also give you mild sedation and use a local anesthetic to numb the breasts. We don’t want you to hurt during the procedure so we offer this remarkable method that allows us to give you beautiful breasts while avoiding many of the potential risks from general anesthesia.
Awake Breast Augmentation at a Glance
|Treatment For||Enhancement and enlargement of the breasts|
|Expected Result||Larger, fuller breasts and a boost in self confidence|
|Treatment Time||Procedure takes around 2 hours, performed in our surgicenter|
|Recovery||One week recovery for most people|
|For Best Result||Decide on the preferred option for you during the consultation|
Dr. John Serrão provides Awake Breast Augmentation procedures to patients in the Central Florida area and from all over the world. Schedule a consultation to find out more about this procedure and see if you’re a candidate. We will discuss the many options you must consider to make sure you get the breasts you’ve always wanted. Call us today at 407-896-3772.
Awake Breast Augmentation FAQs
How do you perform the procedure?
After your arrival to Serrão Rejuvenation Center Surgical Center in Orlando, Florida you are given a mild sedative and then tumescent anesthetic fluid is administered. Small incisions are made, preferably in hidden areas, and the breasts are prepared for the procedure. The implants are then inserted and adjusted. Because you are awake during the procedure, you are thus able to look at your new breasts during the procedure. You can then decide if want more fluid added to give you larger breasts, if saline implants are chosen.
How do you numb the breasts?
We utilize tumescent fluid to numb the breasts. Not only does this provide excellent anesthesia so the procedure can be performed without pain, but it also decreases the risks of developing infections and decreases the risk of bleeding problems. Using a gentle stream of water to numb the breasts also helps in the dissection of the breasts. Called hydrodissection, it results in a more gentle separation of the tissues of the breast. Thus, it is probably the best method for performing the procedure.
Are the implants placed above the muscle or below the muscle?
With Awake Breast Augmentation, the implants can be placed underneath the muscle or above the muscle and the choice dependent on many variables. The best choice for you can only be ascertained after a thorough exam. These options can be discussed with Dr. Serrão during your consultation, choosing the best one to give your breasts the best look possible.
What type of Implants can be used?
There are basically two types of implants that can be used for breast augmentation. Saline and Silicone. Each has its own risks and benefits which can be discussed during the consultation. In addition, natural augmentation can be performed while you are awake, which utilizes your own fat to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. All these options should be discussed and considered before undergoing the procedure.
Where is the procedure performed?
Awake Breast Augmentation is performed in our accredited surgical center in Orlando. Our desire is to offer to patients a very comfortable environment where they can have their breast augmentation procedure performed in a center that has fulfilled the safety requirements and standards of care of one of the most prestigious accreditation associations of the United States, AAAHC.
What happens post operatively after Awake Breast Augmentation?
Since tumescent anesthesia is used for the procedure, you will enjoy the benefit of continued numbness of the breasts for up to 6 to 8 hours after the procedure. The amount of pain you will experience is extremely variable, dependent on each individual woman. We have many options for postoperative pain relief and these will be discussed preoperatively. You will be seen regularly so we can make sure all is going well. Dr. Serrão makes sure he is available for all his patients if necessary. You will be given his cosmetic nurse, Larissa Serrão RN, cell phone number in case you must contact him.
Is this procedure the same as Smart Breast Augmentation?
Awake Breast Augmentation is also called Smart Breast Augmentation. Why? Because it is incorporates almost all the best methods of doing breast augmentation, so it is the smartest way to do breast augmentation. It is performed while you’re awake, thus avoiding potential anesthetic risks. The most appropriate hidden incision is used, according to your desires. You pick the size your want the breasts to be, even while the procedure is being performed. It utilizes gentle hydrodissection during the procedure. The placement of the implants is variable dependent on your lifestyle. There are many more advantages that can be discussed during your consultation.
What is the cost of Awake Breast Augmentation?
The cost of any procedure varies from patient to patient dependent on the type of surgery that is performed. All of our fees will be discussed with you during your consultation. You will find our charges to be very fair and competitive for the Orlando area. Several financing options are also available at Serrão Rejuvenation Center. We welcome you to call our office for more details on fees and be sure to check our current specials.
What is the downtime with Awake Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Most women return to office work in 5 to 7 days after cosmetic breast surgery. You should avoid any strenuous activities that increase your heart rate or requires heavy lifting for a full six weeks. A complete list of post-operative instructions will be given to you in your pre-operative instruction booklet.
How do you avoid unnatural looking results from Awake Breast Augmentation?
Creating natural appearing breasts requires artistry, good judgment, and excellent technique. Dr. Serrão takes pride in creating natural appearing breast augmentation results, and is sought after by patients from around the world for awake breast augmentation.
Who is a candidate for Awake Breast Augmentation?
The best candidates for awake breast augmentation are patients in good health with realistic expectations who want to improve the appearance of their breast without the risks of general anesthesia.
How do I learn more about Awake Breast Augmentation?
Schedule a consultation to learn more about Breast Augmentation. The educational consultation is of great importance at Serrão Rejuvenation Center and our patients find it to be very informative. You will meet our caring team and tour our state-of-the art facility and AAAHC accredited surgical center. Dr. Serrão and his cosmetic nurse, Larissa, are dedicated to answer all of your questions and will make you feel comfortable with their friendly demeanor. After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Serrão will listen to your concerns and expectations, perform a complete assessment, and educate you on the options that you have based on his expert recommendations. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget. You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. The consultation is about one hour and the fee (if applicable) will be applied towards the procedure or any purchase in our practice. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can.