Breast Augmentation in San Antonio, TX

Breast augmentation can be used to improve the contours and size of the breasts. In people with small degrees of sagging, it can achieve a minor lift. Breast augmentation can also balance differences in breast size from right to left, correct a reduction in breast volume which has occurred after pregnancy, and improve the appearance of underdeveloped breasts.

Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Surgery

The most sophisticated approach to breast augmentation is through a small incision in the armpit using an endoscope, or surgical camera. This minimally invasive endoscopic approach provides significant advantages when compared with the other surgical options. The images from the endoscopic camera are displayed on a TV monitor, providing complete visualization of the surgical space. The space for the implant can therefore be carefully crafted to the desired dimensions. This results in the best cosmetic breast shape and position after surgery. Complete visualization of the space during surgery also allows for careful and meticulous control of bleeding, resulting in virtually no bruising and minimal swelling during the recovery period. Endoscopic breast augmentation results in smaller scars, better breast shape and position, less bleeding, bruising, and swelling, and a faster, less painful recovery.

Breast Augmentation Initial Evaluation

At the initial consultation, your health history will be reviewed and the procedures you are interested in will be explained in great detail. Any alternative procedures, as well as the risks and benefits of surgery will be discussed. You will view before and after photographs of Dr. Lawton‘s patients, and all of your questions will be answered.

During the examination, your breast width, height, and nipple position will be measured. Any differences in the breasts from left to right will be evaluated. You will have the opportunity to point out particular characteristics of your anatomy that you would like to improve or change.

After an extensive discussion, you and Dr. Lawton will arrive at the surgical plan that will best achieve your goals. It is our commitment that you leave this initial visit with a clear understanding of your surgical options, so you may make an informed decision. We are happy to answer any questions you may think of later by telephone, email, or at another private consultation. There is never an additional charge for these subsequent visits.

Breast Augmentation Before and After

Size

Breast size is a personal choice. Implants come in a variety of sizes that can be tailored to meet your needs. The implants will be matched to your concept of the ideal breast. You will try on sizers at the time of the initial consultation to help you decide on implant size. We will measure the height and width of your breasts to determine which implants will fit best on your chest wall. In addition, we will discuss the characteristics of breast shape and contour that you find pleasing, while looking at before and after photographs of my patients who have undergone breast augmentation. Using all of these tools, together we will arrive at the implant size that will best fit your needs.

Implants

The breast implants are filled at the time of surgery with sterile saline, which is the same type of fluid that is used for your intravenous hydration. The volume of saline injected into the implants can be adjusted to achieve your desired shape characteristics, and to correct asymmetries in your breast size. The preferred implants are smooth and round. Because they have a smooth surface, the implants move naturally in the implant pocket, keeping them soft. The new and improved generation of implants appear to ripple much less than older style implants.

Implant Position

In the vast majority of cases, the implants are placed behind the pectoralis major (chest) muscle. This submuscular position allows the implants to look and feel more natural. In addition, this position results in less interference with mammography and breast feeding. Submuscular implants have less visible edges, and are associated with a lower incidence of capsular contracture, or tight scar.

Surgery

Breast augmentation is performed in our own private AAAASF Certified Class-C Outpatient Surgical Center. The minimally invasive breast augmentation procedure takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour. For this outpatient surgery, we utilize general intravenous anesthesia administered by an elite group of carefully selected, highly qualified, board certified anesthesiologists. The techniques employed are designed to provide a smooth, gentle anesthetic experience, and prevent postoperative nausea and eliminate postoperative pain.

Recovery

Rest is recommended after surgery. At home, you will have medications to ease the muscle spasm, and narcotic analgesics for the pain. We also prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Surgical vitamins, arnica, and bromelain are used to reduce the swelling and bruising, and to speed your recovery.

We will see you in the office the day after surgery. By the fourth or fifth day, the discomfort should be significantly reduced. At one week, you will return for suture removal, and for instructions on how to massage the implants. By this time, you should be feeling well enough to be back to most of your normal activities. You should be back to work within this first week. Because it takes 6 weeks before the wounds reach 50% of their full strength, you will be able to return to vigorous activities only after this healing period.

We will see you in follow-up at 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and every year thereafter. We will see you more frequently if necessary. There are never charges for follow-up visits.

Dr. Gary Lawton

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Always know my name when I walk in! I love Veronica she is so great! I love the office and Dr. Lawton is so great!! He would be the only plastic surgeon I would go to. I always give his card out now!!

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First procedure, best procedure. Excellent staff, physician, quality of care, etc. I will highly reccommend Dr Lawton and the Staff in the future. Thank you!! surgery 4/22/10

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My experience was more than I could of hoped for. I have met with many surgeons over the years and I am more than pleased with Dr Lawton and staff. Everyone was very nice. surgery 5/18/10

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I was extremely nervous about my procedure. Everyone at the center was understanding and helpful. I am very glad that I listened to my friend S.L. to go to Dr Lawton. Thank you!!! surgery 6/1/10

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Loved the service! the entire staff has been great throughout the entire process...I would definitely recommend this facility and doctor to friends. Surgery 6/17/10

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I am very happy to have Dr Lawton as my Surgeon his is very professional, him and all his staff always made me feel welcome, every since day one they accepted me for who I am(Just a human being) and I am very thank full for that. I highly recommend Dr Lawton! surgery 7/29/10

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Dr. Lawton did an excellent job. I've been thrilled with my results thus far. Cannot wait to see the finally result. The anesthesiologist did a great job as well. I don't remember a thing! Just rolling out to go to surgery and then waking up in bed at home. surgery 7/29/10

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Everything from day 1 has been amazing! Thank you all SO much!! Surgery 2010

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Very little scaring, No bruising whatsoever, Very little pain My procedure was excellent Surgery1/5/10

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I am extremely happy with the results. Thank you : )) Surgery 1/7/10

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I already have and will continue to recommend Dr Lawton and his staff to all of my family and friends for any of their cosmetic/reconstructive surgery needs. Thank you soo much for making me into the woman I've always wanted to be.... surgery 2/25/10

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I would definitely refer friends and family to your facility. Staff and Dr. Lawton were awesome!!! Thank You!! I am very happy with my results.

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would've preferred a little more one on one time with doctor and not been rushed. overall great experience.

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My experience was better than excellent! Dr. Lawton and his complete staff provided a personalized, honest and ethical consultation. The recommendation was made based on the results that I desired. Very Considerate. My operation was thorouighly explained and I felt very comfortable in the environment of thier facility and offices. Thank You

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Thanks for taking such good care of me!!

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My only feedback for future patients is to have the doctor make sure to spend time reviewing the surgical procedures and be available to answer questions. (pre op appt) Excellent service and professionalism. Will certainly recommend to others Thank You!!!

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everything was handled perfectly. Best surgery process I've ever had. Recovery was much easier to handle.

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I was very nervous but the overall experience was great!! No complaints!!! Everyone was very friendly!! Thank You!! Keep up the great work!!!

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I will recommend anybody who is wanting plastic surgery to your center. Thank You Dr. Lawton and Staff.

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I really enjoyed my experience with everyone in the office. Dr. Lawton made me feel very comfortable as well as his nursed. Although I had lots of questions they never seemed bothered by the amount I had or having to answer them.

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I was really happy with my surgery and I would recommend your services. Thank You for all ya'll done.

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I like that the doctor handles his job on the more serious side. The nurses and assistants were very nice and helpful. Dr. Melish was great and I appreciated his phone call.

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I am really pleased w/ the results. The staff is wonderful and made my experience completely comfortable. Thank You

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waiting until the day before surgery to find out the time of your surgery was not helpful.

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on the date and time, we were notified about the date, I just had to call about the time, it was getting late and we just needed to know what kind of arrangements we were going to have to do in our part.

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I would definitely recommend to my friends!! Maria, the nurse, was particularly kind and accomadating. She made me feel at ease and open to ask any questions. Dr. Lawton was knowledable and professional but could benefit from improved bedside manner (small talk smiling etc.) ** My anesthesiologist was also very detailed and kind.

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I thank you all for all the care and attention given to me. Your staff, top to bottom is second to none in my opinion. Thank you again!!!

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I'm so happy with my end results and I'm so glad that I decided to go with Dr. Lawton. Also thank you to the staff for making me feel comfortable. Thank you all again!!!

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I was very satisfied. I thought I would have more anxiety but the whole process was very easy and calming.

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