Destin Plastic Surgery
The Grant Building
4485 Furling Lane
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-1194
Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
Anti Aging Skincare Clinic
The Grant Building
4485 Furling Lane
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-8015
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
If you wish you had fuller, shapelier breasts, you are not alone. Women from Pensacola, Panama City, and other Florida cities, across the country, and all over the world have made breast augmentation one of the most popular procedures performed at Destin Plastic Surgery in Florida. Our internationally renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William R. Burden is known for the beautiful, natural-looking results he provides through his innovative No Scar on the Breast® technique. He has performed thousands of these procedures using the latest fiber-optic technology. His patients appreciate the confidence that comes from attaining their unique vision of breast beauty.
What Happens at a Breast Augmentation Consultation?
Your breast augmentation consultation is one of the biggest steps toward attaining the attractive shape you’ve likely been thinking about for quite some time. You will meet with Dr. Burden to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. If so, your surgeon will explain your available options for breast implants and how the procedure is performed.
Using Canfield VECTRA® 3-D and Breast Sculptor software, your doctor will show you a simulation of what you might look like after surgery. This state-of-the-art 3-D imaging system enables you to compare implants of different sizes and types and see the potential new you in 3-D before surgery!
At right, see the animation of simulated breast augmentation results with the VECTRA system.
At Destin Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burden and staff strive to make the breast augmentation consultation positive, productive, and exciting, so each patient leaves our center feeling empowered with information and confident about her choices.
Dr. Burden is the plastic surgeon to plastic surgeons and physician specialists. He pioneered the No Scar on the Breast technique and has performed over 4,500 of these procedures – more than any other plastic surgeon in the Southeast. He has published papers on the No Scar on the Breast technique and has lectured to plastic surgeons on his technique both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Burden founded Destin Plastic Surgery in 1995 and directed its development into a world-class facility that is consistently on the forefront of innovation in plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments. He has held the rare distinction of dual board certification in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Burden is known internationally and throughout the Southeast as a specialist in breast surgery and for developing the No Scar on the Breast technique for breast augmentation. Other plastic surgeons and doctors seek out his care and refer their spouses, families, and patients to him.
State-of-the-Art, Multi-Specialty Surgical Center
"Dr. Burden did my breast augmentation after my first child. They were so natural and fit my body type so well, that no one ever suspected I'd had them done. They went from deflated after breastfeeding to the breasts I had in high school."
— Breast Augmentation Patient on Vitals.com
Should I Get Breast Augmentation?
Every woman is unique and beautiful in her own way, so reasons for breast augmentation are varied and diverse. In general, this procedure is performed to increase breast size and improve breast shape. Breast augmentation may be right for you if you want to:
- Increase the size of naturally small breasts
- Return breasts to the size they were before weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
- Balance breasts that are different sizes
- Attain a full, curvy bustline
- Balance proportion between the upper body and the hips
First Dr. Burden helped pioneer the No Scar on the Breast technique for breast augmentation, now he wrote the book on it. Drawing on his extensive experience, he created this helpful resource for women considering any type of breast augmentation.
Our Breast Augmentation Specialist
If you are evaluating breast augmentation surgeons, it is critical to assess their aesthetic judgment, surgical skill, and experience. Dr. Burden has taught other breast augmentation surgeons at symposia across the country and has been recognized year after year as one of the top breast augmentation surgeons in the country.
Dr. Burden has participated on the International Physician’s Advisory Board for Mentor Corporation, one of the largest breast implant manufacturers in the world. His selection was based on experience and volume in breast enhancement surgery. This elite group advised Mentor Corporation on its latest product development and practice management systems. Allergan, the largest implant manufacturer in the US, has included Dr. Burden in their Breast Implant Symposium to advise on implant trends and breast augmentation treatments.
Which Breast Augmentation Incision Is the Best?
While the vast majority of our patients choose the No Scar on the Breast underarm incision, Dr. Burden has significant experience performing augmentations through the inframammary fold (IMF) incision (which is placed in the crease beneath the breast) and the periareolar incision (which runs along the lower border of the areola).
- If you wear a 2-piece bathing suit, the IMF incision will be visible when you raise your arms and your bathing suit top rises slightly. This incision is also visible when your bathing suit top does not completely cover the inframammary fold area.
- The most visually prominent area of the breast is the nipple-areola complex. The periareolar incision is visible when topless. If you form a poor scar or a hypertrophic scar, the scar would be in a very noticeable position. Also, this approach is often associated with loss of sensation in the nipple area around the scar and a slightly higher risk of infection.
- The transaxillary No Scar on the Breast incision is placed in the armpit, not on the breast. In the unlikelihood that a bad scar should form, it is in a well-hidden place. The underarm area has natural creases, so the incision can be well hidden in a crease. Rarely does anyone look under your arm. In addition, the infection rate is lowest using this incision.
- If you require a breast lift with your augmentation, your surgeon will likely use an incision that combines the IMF and periareolar incisions to remove stretched skin and renew the breast shape.
What Are My Options for Breast Implant Placement?
Once your surgeon makes the incision, he creates a space behind the breast for the implant. This space, called the pocket, can be made directly behind the breast tissue, called a subglandular placement, or behind the chest muscle, called submuscular placement. The table below compares the 2 techniques:
|Dual-Plane Submuscular||Under the chest muscle||Results look more natural because implant is covered by the chest muscle
Risk of future breast sagging is diminished because implant is supported by chest muscle
Mammograms are easier to read
May reduce risk of capsular contracture
Possibly more postoperative discomfort
Implant may move more with forceful contraction of the chest muscle
|Subglandular||Under the breast tissue but on top of the chest muscle||Shorter recovery||Implants more noticeable
Breasts more likely to droop in the future because breast tissue is not well supported
Complicates future breast lift procedures because blood supply is removed from beneath the breast tissue
What Is Breast Augmentation Recovery Like?
You may feel stiff and sore in the chest region for the first 2 to 5 days after your breast augmentation procedure. Any dressings will be removed within a week. Your breasts may feel tight and sensitive to the touch, and your skin may feel warm or itchy. You may experience difficulty raising your arms.
You should not lift, push, or pull anything or engage in any strenuous activity or twisting of the upper body. If you have young children at home, it is important to discuss some of your limitations with your doctor so proper instruction can be given to help you during recovery.
After 2 to 3 days, most patients do not require pain medication other than an occasional dose at night. Some bruising and swelling occur initially and then fade over the course of 1 to 2 weeks. Most residual swelling resolves within a month.
Dr. Burden is known for his experience and dedication to staying at the forefront of breast enhancement techniques and technology. To learn more about breast augmentation, request a consultationrequest a consultation or call (850) 654-1194. Women visit Destin Plastic Surgery for breast augmentation from Mobile and Dothan, AL; Pensacola and Panama City, FL, and other surrounding cities; as well as across the country and international locations.