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.

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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Cynthia and Maria were fabulous. Their care was unbelievable. I love them both!! of course, Dr. Lawton is the best. I feel like all of them are family.

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Being so nervous about this procedure all of Dr. Lawton's staff made me feel like family. Veronica and Julie espically.

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

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extremely pleased with the entire process, Excellent customer service and patient care. Thank YOU

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I was morn then satisfied with my whole experience and so far my results are amazing with minimal discomfort. The staff and Dr Lawton were kind and curteous. I will return in th efuture for anymore procedures I were to get.

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Thank you!! I will gladly refer people surgery 11/19/09

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I love my new twins!! Thanks alot Dr Lawton for giving me such confidence in myself. I am a happier person because of you!! Thanks again!!! surgery 3/12/09

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Great nurses and staff!! Will highly recommend others! surgery 3/9/09

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I could not be happier with the results of my procedure. Dr Lawton and ALL of his staff were wonderful! I am recommending Dr Lawton and his facility to everyone I know! Thank you for everything! surgery 2/12/09

- L W.

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I fell Dr Lawton went above and beyond to discuss my procedure and showed complete care discussing my choice of size and answered all my concerns. surgery 2/23/09

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I LOVED THE NURSE THAT TOOK CARE OF ME THE DAY OF MY PROCEDURE!!! SURGERY 1/15/09

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Great experience. Awesome staff and doctor I would recommend the business to anyone needing the service you provide. Thanks for a wonderful experience surgery 1/18/09

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felt very comfortable and all needs were met. I was informed about everything and felt reassured about everything. I have referred all of my friends and family and clients at work to you. Thank you so much surgery 1/06/09

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Fabulous! the nurses were superb! The surgical experience was comfortable, and Dr Lawton and ALL the staff were fantastic. I am very pleased with my surgical outcome. surgery 6/2/09

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The staff and Dr Lawton were amazing. The whole process went by with ease and no difficulty. Everything was explained very well, I felt very secure in Dr Lawton's care. The end result is amazing. Thanks and God Bless You all!! surgery9/25/08

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So far very satisfied. All staff are very friendly, pleasant and caring. Had referred this office and Dr Lawton to several of my friends and coworkers. THANKS EVERYONE!!! surgery 12/23/08

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Great anesthesiologist. Very happy with my results. surgery 12/16/08

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I appreciated the effort given by my doctor to make my procedures more symmetrical. surgery 12/22/08

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TO: Doc/ Maria/ Veronica/ Mark/ Jennifer--- Each of you made me feel very comfortable, welcome and reassured. your practice is very professional while maintaining a comfortable, welcoming positive atmosphere!! Oh Yeah--and I love my new BOOBS!!! Thank you!!! surgery 11/20/08

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I was extremely pleased with all the services provided. The process (pre and post) were clear and informative. The staff and doc were concerned.

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Some of the recptionists and nurses could be more friendly. Dr. Lawton was WONDERFUL!

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The nurses were helpful and friendly and patient with all of my questions. Dr. lawton should smile more!!

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The nurses were very sweet and put me at ease. Dr. Lawton was extremely professional and kind. I enjoyed my time with everyone at the office and would recommend you to any of my family or friends.

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Nurses and staff were very sweet and caring, very good at comforting me and making me calm. Dr. lawton was very meticulous and seemed as if he genuinely cared about my well being. Everyone in the office made me feel extremely welcome and comfortable. Thanks guys!

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Dr. Lawton was a little bit different, not very personable, but overall I'd rather have the job done right than a happy smiling dummy.

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I am in love with my new enhancements and will ALWAYS recommend Dr. Lawton to ALL!

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I am very happy with my breast augmentation

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Treated courteously by the surgeon!!!!!

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Yea! Everything was great! Thanks!

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I was extremely impressed with the fact that they called me the night of my surgery to check on me. I was impressed by the time and kindness they showed me before my surgery and after.

- K M.

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Thank you all so much! I have very excellent results without much pain!

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My experience has been wonderful. Everyone in the office has been kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend Dr. latin to my friends and family. Thank you so much!

- C R.

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Thank you Dr Lawton for a great job. I was pleased with how everything was handled and appreciated your concern with the procedure. I was impressed that you operated a second time to make sure everything was ok. surgery 10/23/08

- L G.

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My experience at Dr. Lawton's office was uplifting informative and extremely caring. I would gladly refer patients to Dr. Lawton's office. Excellent experience!!

- L G.

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Overall, the procedure went great. I felt comfortable and open questioning the staff. Essentially I would refer people to this surgeon.

- T H.

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I felt everything was covered well by the nurses. All was handled wonderfully

- F P.

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The nurses were extremely nice and sweet and that made me feel comfortable. The process was not that scary!!!

- E G.

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Dr. Lawton and the staff have been absolutely wonderful! I was very nervous about this decision, but all my questions were answered and the entire staff made me feel completely happy and comfortable with my choice. I love the whole staff and Dr. Lawton.

- K P.

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I am very happy with the results of my breast augmentation. The staff in Dr. Lawton's office is great.

- S H.

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Dr. Lawton took a lot of time to explain my questions and concerns

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