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Jacksonville Breast Augmentation

Serving Patients in Jacksonville, Florida

Florida Breast Enlargement

Florida Breast SurgeryBreast enlargement surgery, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure employed to enhance both the size and shape of the breasts.

The indications for augmentation mammoplasty are as follows:

  • Breast enlargement to enhance body shape and proportions
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Restore breast volume after pregnancy and nursing
  • Breast reconstruction

There are a number of variables when undergoing breast augmentation and it is important that each variable is customized for each patient. Dr. Desai explains and considers all the options including types of incisions, implant material (i.e. silicone vs. saline implants), implant sizes, and implant placement to create a customized approach for each patient considering breast augmentation. Dr. Desai assesses over 10 variables for each augmentation to ensure the best possible outcome for each of his patients and delivers this quality an affordable cost. For more information or to schedule an appointment for a breast augmentation consultation, please call (904) 262-DESAI (3372) or , or go to the contact us page.

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Breast Enlargement (Augmentation) – Surgical Variables

Incision Placement

There are 4 different approaches or incisions used when performing breast augmentation.

  • Periareolar – an incision around the nipple-areola complex
  • Inframammary – incision at the base of the breast
  • Transaxillary endoscopic augmentation mammoplasty – an incision within the armpit is utilized and with the assistance of a camera a precise pocket under the muscle is created for the implant
  • TUBA (transumbilical breast augmentation) – an incision around the belly button (umbilicus)

There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach. Dr. Desai discusses each of these with you to help you choose the right technique.

Minimally Invasive Breast Augmentation

Dr. Desai is one the few surgeons in the Jacksonville area with experience performing transaxillary endoscopic augmentation mammoplasty. The minimally invasive breast enlargement technique is performed by placing the incision in the armpit to ensure NO scars on the breast itself. The incision under the armpit heals quite well and after 1 year will likely be imperceptible. A precise pocket is created under the muscle with the assistance of a small video camera after which a silicone or saline implant is placed.

Implant Placement

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There are three options for implant placement when undergoing breast enlargement. The implant can be placed in the following places:

  • Subglandular – above the muscle, but under gland
  • Submuscular – under the muscle. The amount of muscle coverage is individualized to each patient and depends on the location of the nipple pre-operatively. By utilizing this dual plane technique, the nipple-areola complex can be raised without making further unnecessary incisions.
  • Subfascial – under the gland and fascia of the muscle

Implant Size

The size of the implant is a very personal choice as each person has her own preferences and ideal body image. Dr. Desai listens to your input on sizing to help pick an implant size that satisfies each patient's expectations as well as fits with a patient's anatomy to maximize surgical success. When assessing implant size, patients should be aware that very large implants will result in sagging of the breast tissue faster than smaller implants.

Implant Type

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There are generally two choices in implant fill material. Patients can choose to have silicone or saline implants. One of the more controversial issues in plastic surgery over the last 40 years has been the safety of silicone implants. FDA (government) investigations have been extensive over the last 15 years before the FDA allowed the reintroduction of silicone implants. Below you will find the advantages and disadvantages of both silicone and saline implants.

Saline Implants


  • Smaller Incisions – since saline implants are not pre filled, they can be placed through smaller incisions
  • Implant Costs are less
  • Easy to detect ruptures
  • If the implant ruptures, the saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body
  • Available for all ages


  • Can result is visible rippling of the tissue
  • Not as soft or natural feeling

Silicone Implants


  • Softer, more naturally feeling
  • Less rippling
  • Improved results for patients with thin skin


  • Larger Incisions
  • Cost of implants is higher
  • Not available for women under 22 years old
  • Implant leaks can be more difficult to detect and diagnose

In addition, implants can have either a textured or smooth surface and each type has its role in cosmetic surgery of the breast. The type most appropriate for each case is explained to all patients by our Jacksonville, FL cosmetic surgery team.

Implant Shape

There are two types of implant shapes: round and anatomic implants. In addition, implants come in three ranges of projection or profiles. All of these factors are taken into account to ensure patient satisfaction when it comes to the final surgical shape as well as the amount of projection and cleavage created from breast enhancement.

For information regarding the breast enlargement surgical procedure, recovery process, and methods of pain control, please see Breast Augmentation – From preop to recovery.

In addition, visit our Breast Augmentation FAQ (frequently asked questions).

Financing for your Cosmetic Surgery in Jacksonville

Our cosmetic surgery team constantly evaluates multiple companies to find the most reliable financing options for our patients in Jacksonville, FL. Please view our financing page to learn about the options available to you.

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery, and women of all ages, shapes and sizes are seeking this surgery. If you live in the Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, or Jacksonville areas of Florida, breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Ankit Desai can help. Please contact The Florida Plastic Surgery Group today to schedule your initial consultation. With a variety of financing plans offered, there is no need to put off this surgery any longer.

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Florida Plastic Surgery Group
14546 Old St. Augustine Rd. #407 | Jacksonville, FL 32258
(904)262-DESAI (3372)

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