About this Treatment
Breast augmentation, also called breast implant surgery or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance, enlarge, or improve the shape, contour, and symmetry of the female breast with the use of implants and, in some cases, fat transfer and grafting.
Dr. Barone has completed additional accredited fellowship training in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery and have extensive experience in breast surgical procedures and research. In addition, Dr. Frank Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a prestigious group of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons with exceptional experience in cosmetic surgery.
What It Is
Receiving breast augmentation in Toledo, Ohio involves the use of FDA-approved saline or gel breast implants and sometimes fat graft transfer to achieve a more attractive and balanced breast contour, improve congenital asymmetry, or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. When fat from another part of the body is harvested and transferred to increase breast volume and shape, the procedure is referred to as a fat transfer breast augmentation. Although any physician can legally perform breast augmentation in their office facility, be sure to look for an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon who works in an accredited outpatient surgery center when considering breast augmentation in order to provide a safe, balanced, and natural appearing result.
What It Treats
Congenitally Underdeveloped or Asymmetrical Breasts
Lack of Fullness and Projection of the Breasts
Aging, Deflation, and Volume Loss of the Breasts
Severely Drooping Breasts (breast ptosis). This may require a Breast Lift or Mastopexy (link), in addition to Implant Augmentation to Restore Youthful Contour
- 2 - 2.5 hours
- 1.5 - 2 weeks
- General or IV
- Increased Fullness, Symmetry, and Projection of the Breast to Balance and Enhance Body Contour Restore volume and support loss experienced after pregnancy, weight loss or aging.
- Enhance Self-Confidence and Self-Image Love the way you look.
- Provide Long-Lasting, Safe, and Natural Breast Contour Get a great look for life.
How Breast Augmentation Works
As with all aesthetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, Dr. Frank Barone’s breast augmentation workup involves complete family and medical history, examination, discussion of goals and review of all options. Preoperative evaluation also includes photo documentation, 3D computer analysis, and an extensive discussion and review of implant choices, incision locations, and related concerns. Itemized costs and recovery time planning are reviewed as well.
Our breast augmentation in Toledo is always done in an accredited outpatient surgery center under either a light general or intravenous anesthetic administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist and experienced licensed nursing staff.
Small incisions of less than 2 inches are most often hidden in the crease below the breast (inframammary fold).
After making the incision, a precise pocket is made with dimensions of the expected implant either under the breast gland or under the chest wall muscle pectoralis muscle) using a headlight. Dr. Barone believes in not violating the breast gland with the dissection approach. A trial sizing device is then used, and the patient placed upright on the electric table to exactly determine the most appropriate size and dimension implant to optimally enhance each patient’s individualized body contour. State-of-the-art cohesive gel implants are then placed with a triple antibiotic solution and checked and then incisions closed. Long-acting pain blocks (Exparel) or a nerve stimulator to decrease post-operative discomfort are used. Incisions are closed with dissolvable internal sutures and dressings and bra applied. No drains are typically used with Dr. Barone’s technique.
You will return to the office in a few days after surgery for your first dressing change. You will see the visible improvements immediately, and they will continue to get better as swelling and bruising subside. We will give you specific instructions and recommendations on activities and care of the operative site at each visit. Your final breast augmentation result should restore a contour that is attractive and results in a very natural and balanced appearance of the breasts without an ‘operated’ look.
See Our Results
Before & After
What Our Patients Are Saying
The staff was amazing and clearly love what they do. Dr. Barone was professional and gave great feedback with realistic results. Everything played out exactly as was told and I was prepared for everything. I knew I wanted a breast augmentation, but didn’t realize how much of I difference it would make in how I feel about my body. I love how natural they look and confident I feel in them.
Educated, Honest Staff who cares about my wishes and concerns.
I truly couldn’t have asked for a better experience than Dr Barone and his staff provided for my breast augmentation surgery. I was so impressed with the comprehensive pre and post operative care I received that included supplements, pain management medication, massage, and frequent visits to support me during the healing process. The Regency surgery center staff was absolutely amazing as well. I expected to be nervous that day, of course, but they made me feel completely at ease from start to finish. I am 4 months post op and couldn’t be happier with the results.
Dr. Barone has been with me throughout my journey with Bell’s palsy and helped me overcome my insecurities with the lasting residual effects. With his support and encouragement, I decided to boost my self-esteem with breast augmentation, which was something I wanted to do for myself for the last 20 yrs. I couldn’t be more pleased with his craft and those God given talented hands. I’m blessed beyond measure to have such an empathetic Doctor and supportive staff behind me at evolve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
If you are considering breast augmentation in Toledo, it is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural-appearing results with breast augmentation surgery.
Patient safety and natural appearing-results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
Dr. Barone is an experienced and fully credentialed board-certified plastic surgeon and has completed accredited post-graduate fellowships in aesthetic and breast surgery and has over 30 years of experience in aesthetic and plastic surgery. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed nursing staff and anesthesiologist. Candidates considering breast augmentation surgery in Toledo at EVOLV are thoroughly examined and fully prepared and receive medical clearance before the procedures. Both pre- and post-operative education and guidance are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.