If you are looking for state-of-the-art breast augmentation in Central Florida, The Breast Center at Bougainvillea Clinique is your destination. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Hartog, uses the most advanced technology including the Vectra 3D Computer Imaging System available to provide you with the most precise, predictable, and beautiful breast augmentation results possible.
Innovative Breast Augmentation Surgery
Dr. Hartog has performed over 4,000 breast augmentation procedures using:
- Saline and silicone breast implants
- All four available incision locations
- Both over- and under-the-muscle placement methods
- Scarless augmentation with fat transfer
As a member of the prestigious Novo Consulting Group – which provides input to Allergan about their Natrelle breast implants – Dr. Hartog has access to the most recent and up-to-date information about breast augmentation. However, as part of Dr. Hartog’s commitment to natural methods and superior aesthetics, he also provides advanced fat grafting techniques for total scarless breast augmentation, without any need for breast implants. Fat grafting is the most natural and least invasive approach possible in breast augmentation today.
Some patients may choose to combine breast implants with fat grafting, a method called composite breast augmentation. Fat grafting can also be used to correct implant complications from a previous surgery, such as rippling and capsular contracture.
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
At The Bougainvillea Clinique, you have a wide range of breast augmentation options and variables to choose from, including:
- Breast implant type
- Breast implant size
- Incision location
- Breast implant placement method
Each of these options has its own benefits and drawbacks depending on your unique situation. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Hartog will help you understand all of your options in detail so you can make an informed, confident decision about breast augmentation. All of us at The Bougainvillea Clinique are dedicated to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Concerns about breast implants and cancer, and other complications
In the last few years, a very rare and specific type of cancer known as BIA-ALCL or Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, has surfaced as a possible complication associated with breast implants. It should be stressed that BIA-ALCL is extremely rare and is only associated with textured implants. Dr. Hartog does not perform any textured breast implant procedures and has never recommended anything but smooth breast implants. He has occasionally performed augmentation with textured implants in the past when these have been specifically requested by the patient. Early on in his career, Dr. Hartog noted that textured implants seemed to be associated with a much higher incidence of seroma formation he observed was due to the use of shaped implants required for breast cancer reconstruction. It is likely that the seroma formation he observed was due to the irritation to the surrounding scar tissue by the roughness of the texturing. It also appears that this seroma formation and ultimately in rare cases, BIA-ALCL, may be related.
At the Bougainvillea Clinique, we take patient safety very seriously, and pride ourselves in a very low complication rate and a high level of satisfaction in our breast augmentation patients. For this reason, all of our implant procedures are performed using only smooth saline or silicone gel implants. All procedures are performed using meticulous surgical techniques, with barely any bleeding or blood loss, and using the ‘no-touch’ technique with a Keller Funnel. Our preference is for under the muscle augmentation whenever possible, though there may be advantages and disadvantages of this approach which are patient specific and should be discussed in the consultation. This attention to detail and minimizing complications has resulted in an extremely low incidence of complications such as infection, bleeding after surgery, or capsular contracture. Dr. Hartog has also pioneered the use of fat for breast augmentation, either alone, in combination with breast implants, or to treat breast implant complications.
If you would like to learn more about your breast augmentation options, please explore our website or contact The Bougainvillea Clinique today at 407-678-3116 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve patients in Winter Park, Orlando, and Melbourne, as well as from across the country.