Dr. Rachel Mason - Breast Augmentation Surgeon Las Vegas

Dr. Rachel Mason – Breast Augmentation Surgeon Las Vegas

Sometimes we feel like we didn’t get quite the proportions we want. Maybe you have always felt like your breasts were too small, or maybe they’ve just gotten a little deflated over time. Or maybe you want to actually fit into the bra you wear. Maybe you have always felt like your breasts are too small for your frame.

Or maybe you feel that different breasts will do wonders to your appearance and boost your confidence. Well, Perspectives Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas is here to help with all the “maybes.”

There are so many good reasons to think about a breast augmentation in Las Vegas. After an in-depth consultation with Dr. Mason, you will walk out feeling confident about your cosmetic goals. She will prescribe a breast surgery plan designed with your health, physical, and mental well-being in mind.

There are no one-size-fits-all plans at PPS. Each plan is customized, so rest assured that what is designed for you, is designed to deliver you your best results.

What is Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is commonly referred to as a “boob job.” It is a procedure where the size of the breasts is increased. This is usually achieved by placing an implant behind the breast tissue.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

There are two ways that breast augmentation can be done in our Las Vegas surgical suite. The most common way that breasts are made larger is with implants. The implant is placed behind the breast tissue. You can also have a breast augmentation by transferring fat from other areas of your body to your breasts.

If you are having a breast augmentation with implants, there are several different options for how this can be performed.

Type of Breast Implants

Round silicone breast implants are commonly used for breast augmentation surgery. They have the advantage of feeling more natural, with less chance of visible rippling.

New silicone breast implants have a gel inside that is very cohesive, so even if the outside of the implant ruptures you may not be able to tell since the gel inside will hold its shape.

This can be both a good thing and a bad thing: the benefit is that if it ruptures you likely won’t have any immediate sign that would need surgery urgently. The downside is that it is hard to detect any break in the implant, so screening is recommended.

Saline breast implants are also commonly used for breast augmentation. The main advantage of saline implants is that the implants cost less than silicone implants. They have a slightly higher chance of rippling.

If a saline breast implants break or “ruptures,” it is immediately noticeable. This has the benefit that you do not need screening to know if it has ruptured, but the downside that you will have an obvious difference in the size of your two breasts until you have surgery to correct it.

“Gummy bear” or shaped anatomic implants have a more natural shape than traditional round implants. They are shaped like a teardrop to hold more volume in the bottom of the implant than the top, just like a real breast.

This can give a softer, more natural look to the upper part of the breast. These implants are more expensive than round implants.

Breast Implant Placement

Under the muscle: During an augmentation, breast implants are often placed behind the breast underneath the pectoralis muscle. The muscle covers the top part of the implant where there is the least breast tissue. This helps to camouflage the top edge of the implant making it less visible. It is particularly important if you do not have natural breast  tissue at the top.

Another advantage is that the risk of capsular contracture is lower. One of the downsides is that if you do upper body exercises, the implant will visibly move when you flex your pectoralis muscles. This is called an animation deformity.

Also, in the first few days or weeks after surgery, the muscle will spasm as it gets used to being stretched out by the implant. This will get better with time.

Above the muscle: Implants can be placed behind the breast tissue but above the pectoralis muscle. The advantage of this position is that there is no animation deformity. Also, there is no spasm of the muscle since it is not stretched. This is only a good option if you have thick enough tissue at the top of your breast, otherwise, the implant can be too visible.

Breast Implant Incision

Breast Implant Incision TypesInframammary Fold:

The most common place for your incision is in the fold underneath your breast. This is called an inframammary breast augmentation incision. There are several reasons to choose this incision.

First of all, it is a well-hidden area. Generally, you will only see it if you lift up your breast or you are laying down topless. It can be hidden under almost any bikini. It gives the surgeon a good point of view to make the best shape and symmetry. It also has the lowest risk of problems like capsular contracture in the long term.

Periareolar incision:

Another option is an incision around the bottom of your areola where it meets the normal skin. This is called a periareolar incision. This can be a well-camouflaged area for the incision.

However, if the scar does not heal well, it can be a very obvious scar. Also, there is a higher risk of capsular contracture and possibly infection since the implant has to go through all the natural breast tissue, instead of underneath it like in the inframammary incision

Axillary incision:

Implants can be inserted through an incision in your armpit. The advantage is a well-hidden scar. The downside is that the surgeon does not have as good of a point of view to place the implant correctly, and again, there is a higher risk of capsular contracture than there is with an inframammary incision.

Breast Implant Size

The size of breast implants you get is a very personal question. Dr. Mason will measure how wide your natural breast is, and then to start with will look at implants that will fit inside the boundaries of your natural breast.

Larger implants can be used; they will just not have a natural look and maybe more obviously seen and felt on the sides. The decision is entirely up to you and should be made based on what look you want.

When you schedule a breast augmentation consultation, you will be able to “try on” different implant sizes in the clinic to see what you like best. You can pick the size that helps you achieve the look you want.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

Breast augmentation recovery timeline can vary for each individual due to the uniqueness of every woman’s body. While there is no precise schedule, most plastic surgeons generally agree that a full recovery typically takes around six weeks on average.

Expect initial soreness and swelling, which will naturally subside. Invest in recovery bras for comfort, implant stability, and lymph drainage. Prep your home and wardrobe in advance, secure pain medications early, and arrange for assistance, especially if you have children. Prioritize rest and stock up on easy, healthy foods to aid recovery.

Many women might find themselves feeling completely well after approximately one week post-surgery. To get a more accurate timeline tailored to your specific circumstances, Dr. Mason will evaluate your overall health before the procedure.

Breast Augmentation Cost Las Vegas

Breast augmentation cost in Las Vegas varies. However, it’s essential to note that this cost represents just a portion of the overall cost, excluding expenses for anesthesia, operating room facilities, and additional related charges. For an more accurate estimate of your final breast implant surgery cost, please reach out to our office for a breast augmentation surgery consultation.

Breast Implants FAQ

How much is a gummy bear boob job?

The price of gummy bear implants for breast augmentation in Las Vegas can fluctuate based on various elements, including the fees charged by the surgeon, expenses related to the facility, and the location’s specific economic conditions. Generally, the expenditure for this type of breast enhancement procedure is estimated to fall between $7,000 and $9,000.

Which is better breast lift or breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation and breast lifts are sought-after methods for enhancing your look, each serving distinct purposes. Augmentation enlarges your breast size, whereas a lift elevates sagging breast tissue. Combining these two procedures can achieve the desired breast shape, position, and size.

Are there any natural breast augmentation?

For those interested in increasing their breast size or improving shape in a natural way, without the use of synthetic implants, fat grafting or fat transfer is an option worth considering. This technique involves your surgeon transferring fat cells from another area of your body to your breasts, offering a natural appearance and texture.

What are the Risks of Breast Implants?

Complications related to implants, including discomfort in the breasts and alterations in sensation in the nipple and breast area.

  • The possibility of further surgical interventions, which may or may not involve the removal of the implant (refer also to Implant Removal).
  • Capsular contracture, which is the development of scar tissue around the implant, leading to compression of the implant.
  • Implant rupturing and deflating.

Who offers the best breast augmentation near me?

Female plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Mason of Perspectives Plastic Surgery.

When is working out after breast augmentation alright?

Should your plastic surgeon give the green light, you may resume your regular exercise routine, encompassing weight lifting for the upper body and running. It’s important to remember that healing rates vary from person to person, so pay attention to your body’s signals as you gradually reintroduce more vigorous exercises into your daily schedule.

Can you have breast augmentation after breastfeeding?

It is advisable for many women to postpone any breast cosmetic surgery until up to six months following the cessation of breastfeeding. This waiting period allows your body to stabilize and gives the breast tissue ample time to “settle” into its permanent shape.

Book Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

If you are interested in a breast augmentation in Las Vegas, you should schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Mason. She can help you decide whether this operation is right for you, perform your breast augmentation surgery with care, and make sure you have all the tools you need to succeed. Call today to get started. 

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Dr Mason and the entire staff of Perspectives Plastic Surgery are amazing. Mackenzie at the front desk talked to me about payments and was super knowledgeable and friendly. Dr Mason and her support staff  took the time to talk to me about all my options and made me feel relaxed and comfortable. My result are fabulous and I will definitely recommend Perspectives Plastic Surgery to all my friends

- Brooke B.

Dr. Mason is awesome. I trusted her recommendation and I am completely satisfied with the results. Can’t wait to see her again.

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So happy to have the opportunity to be evaluated by Dr. Mason, a wonderful experience from the moment you walk in, you feel truly cared for and have your best interest in mind. Excited to see her again!

- Pamela M.

I absolutely loved my experence with Perspectives Plastic Surgery. I recommended them to anyone that needs work done. I will be back for other services they offer. Dr.Mason was the best surgeon I could of asked for!!

- Tiffany T.

I honestly can’t say enough about Dr. Rachel and her staff. I have contemplated a breast augmentation for 23 years. Before I was referred to Dr. Rachel, I went to 3 different consultations. Dr. Rachel was the first doctor who listened to what I wanted instead of trying to suggest more. She took her time with me, answered all of my questions, and made me feel welcome and comfortable. By the end of my first visit with Dr. Rachel, I was ready to schedule my surgery. The surgery center, the anesthesiologist, and the nurses were all amazing. Dr. Rachel went above and beyond and even personally called me to check in on me. My entire experience was perfect!!! I 100% recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rachel.

- Kristy A.

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