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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I appreciated the one on one care given to me on the day of surgery.

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Being so nervous about this procedure all of Dr. Lawton's staff made me feel like family. Veronica and Julie espicially. Top notch facility.!!

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I am very pleased with my b. a. Dr. Lawton did a wonderful job.

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all staff were very very courtoues and explanined every thing detail by detail.

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Overall I would recomend the Lawton Plastic Surgery to others, the only thing I believe needs a little improvement is the waiting before procedure. I was scheduled for a 1:00pm surgery and it took place at least 4 hrs after 1:00pm.

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I've recommended plenty of females. excellent job. Dr. Lawton did

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I feel my staff that assisted me throughout my procedure was great and informative. I am very satisfied with my results. What concerned me and almost made me change my mind about the procedure were the pictures on consult. They were not good scared me and made me think more than twice before returning.

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very pleased!! thank you!!

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Very professional, courteous staff all the way around. Extremely knowledgeable doctor with extreme confidence in what he does. So far I'm very please with the way everything has gone will recommend Dr. Lawton to anyone thinking of having any type of procedure done.

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nurse seemed a little rushed which made me a little nervous.

- v g.

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staff was very sweet and the doctor did an excellent job. Will send/ refer friends your way!!

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Great doctor!! Great Staff! Thank You! It was not explained in enough detail what to expect during and after liposuction prior to surgery. I was not told the implants would be set high but then would drop slowly which gave me a surprised reaction when the bandage was removed the day after surgery.

- m l.

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Had a very pleasant experience. Everyone was extremely nice, very patient and had me feeling they loved their jobs. I would recommend everyone to this facility.

- m m.

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everyone was very pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process.

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Thank You, Great Job

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a wonderful experience- I am very pleased with my results.

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Overall I was very happy w/ the staff and Dr. Lawton. It was my first surgery and they made my experience very pleasant. I will totally recommend all my friends!!

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surgery 3/2011

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surgery 3/ 2011

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I was treated very well. I am recommending Dr. Lawton and staff to my friends

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I felt very comfortable having my surgery at your office. I will refer friends and family to Dr. Lawton

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My overall experience was great. However, I did not have a clear vision of what to expect post op. Pain and spasms were the biggest problems for me post op. At times I felt I couldn't breath. If this is what pt's exerience post op i wish they would have emphasized this more. I felt like i had an elephant sitting on my chest.

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surgery 3/ 2011

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Thanks Dr. Lawton and the nurses my boobies look excellent!! I was happy with there work thanks again

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surgery 3/ 2011

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I would recommend this facility to family and friends

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The staff went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable and reassured me when I had doubts or questions. I had asked to guide the hands of the doctor, nurses and anybody who would come in contact with me, so they could do the best and God granted me my request. I'm very thankful.

- m g.

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at time of discharge i was still droggy. I should have stayed longer to recover.

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loved my pre and post op nurse!!! She made me feel very comfortable. The anesthesiologist was also very comforting and great. He checked on me after surgery and before which was wonderful.

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I like Dr. G. Lawton, he is very nice and doesn't beat around the bush. I like Maria, very nice and helpful. Veronica nice and helpful.

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I am very happy so far. Thanks to all the staff for everything the did for me and for my daughter a few weeks ago.

- a c.

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Jenny- the pre op nurse was awesome. She is professional and all staff truly care about the patient. You are all the BEST!! I have nothing but the most respect for Dr. Lawton. He treats me like a PERSON, NOT A NUMBER. He is a professional.

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surgery 5/ 2011

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WIthout a doubt, hands down the staff at this facility care. Its not often you feel so comfortable and taken care of. Thank You!! And a thanks to the OR and anesthesia doc and nurse.

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I could not have asked for a better experience and I am more satisfied than I would have ever expectated. Thank you all for the care provided and most importantly for making me a happier person with my body.

- d m.

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I'm satisfied with my surgery with Dr. Lawton and his staff. Surgery went smoothly and had no pain/ complications. Just wished I had this surgery 10 years ago rather than now @ later ago. Thank YOU!!!

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i think Dr. Lawton is a genius!! I am so happy with my results!! Everyone that I spoke with and interracted with was wonderful. Thank you all so much!!!

- m m.

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The care was excellent by nursing and doctor staff. Unit secretary Jennifer was rude and not understanding of general questions asked. In addition displayed ATTITUDE!

- m a.

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Dr. Lawton and his staff came highly recommended to me by seveal previous patients, for his surgical perfection and the unparalleled care of his staff. Dr. Lawton and the staff far exceeded the expectations I had for both my surgical results and for the concern for my overall health and wellness. I would not hesitate to recommended Dr. Lawton to my own mother.

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This has been a wonderful experience. Dr. Latwon and his staff are FANTASTIC!!!! I would highly recommend Dr. Lawton to friends and probably will. Thank You so much!!!

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surgery 6/ 2011

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Thank you Dr. Lawton for your patience with me regarding my expectations about the procedure. I appreciate your "detail to perfection" I will be back again for future procedures with you. I can't thank you enough.

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I would definite recommend the Lawton plastic surgery center. Very satisfied with the care I received by the professional staff and excellent doctor.

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great experience!!

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