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Awake Breast Augmentation

Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast enlargement or breast implants

Have Your Breast Augmentation While You Are Asleep Or Awake – Your Choice!

Awake Breast Augmentation or Smart Breast Augmentation is a smart choice because it is one of the safest methods to enhance the breasts and has many advantages.  It is performed while you are awake with mild sedation and local anesthesia called tumescent anesthesia. You don’t have to go to sleep using a general anesthetic and therefore you don’t have to recuperate from a general anesthetic, meaning there is less downtime. You also avoid the potential problems that may occur with general anesthesia and causes many people concern.  If you are searching for a new method to enhance your breasts without being put to sleep, this may be the procedure for you.

Dr. Serrão offers Awake Breast Enhancement performed in the privacy of his accredited facility, Serrão Surgical Center. Although you’re awake, we want to make sure are very comfortable throughout the procedures. Thus, we also give you mild sedation and use a local anesthetic to numb the breasts. We don’t want you to hurt during the procedure so we offer this remarkable method that allows us to give you beautiful breasts while avoiding many of the potential risks from general anesthesia.

When to Consider Breast Augmentation

  • If your breasts are too small for your body frame and you want a better proportion
  • If you desire fuller and larger breasts for curves and a more sensual silhouette
  • If pregnancy, weight loss or aging has affected the size and shape of your breasts
  • If clothes and swimwear do not fit properly on your figure
  • If one of your breasts is smaller than the other and you need to restore symmetry

Experience with Breast Augmentation

If you want to improve the appearance of your breast and are considering Breast Augmentation, finding a cosmetic surgeon will help ensure that you get the results you’re expecting. Dr. John Serrão is an experienced cosmetic surgeon and has performed hundreds of Breast Augmentation procedures with results that his patients have been very pleased with.  He possesses the artistry and skill that is required to achieve the desired cosmetic result for body contouring procedures. 

Breast Augmentation can give your breast a more rounded and lifted appearance that is a natural look of subtle perfection. Serrão Rejuvenation Center is conveniently located in Orlando and our highly trained team is prepared to deliver the highest quality care.

Awake Breast Augmentation at a Glance

Treatment For Enhancement and enlargement of the breasts
Expected Result Larger, fuller breasts and a boost in self confidence
Treatment Time Procedure takes around 2 hours, performed in our surgicenter
Recovery One week recovery for most people
For Best Result Decide on the preferred option for you during the consultation

Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation

Dr. John Serrão provides Awake Breast Augmentation procedures to patients in the Central Florida area and from all over the world.  Schedule a consultation to find out more about this procedure and see if you’re a candidate.  We will discuss the many options you must consider to make sure you get the breasts you’ve always wanted. Call us today at 407-896-3772.

Awake Breast Augmentation FAQs

How do you perform Awake Breast Augmentation?

After your arrival to Serrão Rejuvenation Surgical Center in Orlando, Florida you are given a mild sedative and then tumescent anesthetic fluid is administered. Small incisions are made, preferably in hidden areas, and the breasts are prepared for the procedure. The implants are then inserted and adjusted. Once the position and size is satisfactory to Dr. Serrao, the incisions are closed and a compression bra is applied.  You will then be transferred to the recovery room where you will stay until you meet our criteria for discharge home.

Am I really awake during the procedure?

You must understand that Awake Breast Augmentation in our practice does not mean that a patient is wide-awake and talking to the surgical team during the procedure.  The term “awake” means without general anesthesia or being placed in an unconscious state.  Not only will you have the local tumescent anesthesia, but you will also have conscious IV sedation administered which means that you will be breathing on your own and avoid the many risks associated with general anesthesia.  You will feel no pain during the procedure and your muscles will be relaxed to allow for proper placement of the implants.

To even consider that you would be wide-awake and giving your input during the procedure puts the patient at greater risks for unnecessary complications in Dr. Serrao’s opinion.  You will discuss your desires with Dr. Serrao in detail during your consultation and again at the pre-operative visit.  We also utilize the Crisalix 3-D imaging system so that you can see your implants and decide what you want before the surgery.  You will be safe, comfortable and pleased with your breast augmentation outcome.

What type of anesthesia is used?

As explained above, we utilize tumescent fluid to numb the breasts. Not only does this provide excellent anesthesia so the procedure can be performed without pain, but it also decreases the risks of developing infections and decreases the risk of bleeding problems. Using a gentle stream of water to numb the breasts also helps in the dissection of the breast tissue. Called hydro-dissection, it results in a more gentle separation of the tissues of the breast. Thus, it is probably the best method for performing the procedure and when combined with IV sedation, probably the safest.

Where are the implants placed?

With Awake Breast Augmentation, the implants can be placed underneath the muscle or above the muscle and the choice dependent on many variables. The best choice for you can only be ascertained after a thorough exam. These options can be discussed with Dr. Serrão during your consultation, choosing the best placement to give your breasts the best look possible.

What type of implants can be used?

There are basically two types of implants that can be used for breast augmentation, saline and silicone. Each has its own risks and benefits that will be discussed during the consultation. In addition, natural augmentation can be performed while you are awake, which utilizes your own fat to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. All these options should be discussed and considered before undergoing the procedure.

Where is the procedure performed?

Awake Breast Augmentation is performed in our accredited surgical center in Orlando. Our desire is to offer to patients a very comfortable environment where they can have their breast augmentation procedure performed in a center that has fulfilled the safety requirements and standards of care of one of the most prestigious accreditation associations of the United States, AAAHC.

What is the cost of Awake Breast Augmentation?

The cost of any procedure varies from patient to patient dependent on the type of surgery that is performed. All of our fees will be discussed with you during your consultation. You will find our charges to be very fair and competitive for the Orlando area. Several financing options are also available at Serrão Rejuvenation Center. We welcome you to call our office for more details on fees and be sure to check our current specials.

What happens after Awake Breast Augmentation?

Since tumescent anesthesia is used for the procedure, you will enjoy the benefit of continued numbness of the breasts for up to 6 to 8 hours after the procedure. The amount of pain you will experience is extremely variable, dependent on each individual woman. We have many options for post-operative pain relief and these will be discussed pre-operatively. You will be seen regularly so we can make sure all is going well. Dr. Serrão makes sure he is available for all his patients if necessary. You will be given his cosmetic nurse’s cell phone number in case you must contact him.

What is the downtime with Awake Breast Augmentation Surgery?

After the procedure is performed, you must where a breast support and compression bra to reduce swelling for several weeks. Most women return to office work in 5 to 7 days after cosmetic breast surgery. You should avoid any strenuous activities that increase your heart rate or requires heavy lifting for a full six weeks. A complete list of post-operative instructions will be given to you in your pre-operative instruction booklet.

How do you avoid unnatural looking results from Awake Breast Augmentation?

Creating natural appearing breasts requires artistry, good judgment, and excellent technique. Dr. Serrão takes pride in creating natural appearing breast augmentation results, and is sought after by patients from around the world for awake breast augmentation.

Who is a candidate for Awake Breast Augmentation?

The best candidates for awake breast augmentation are patients in good health with realistic expectations that want to improve the appearance of their breast without the risks of general anesthesia.

How do I learn more about Awake Breast Augmentation?

Schedule a consultation to learn more about Breast Augmentation. The educational consultation is of great importance at Serrão Rejuvenation Center and our patients find it to be very informative. You will meet our caring team and tour our state-of-the art facility and AAAHC accredited surgical center. Dr. Serrão and his cosmetic nurse, Larissa, are dedicated to answer all of your questions and will make you feel comfortable with their friendly demeanor. After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Serrão will listen to your concerns and expectations, perform a complete assessment, and educate you on the options that you have based on his expert recommendations. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget. You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. The consultation is about one hour and the fee (if applicable) will be applied towards the procedure or any purchase in our practice. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can.

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