Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in Boca Raton & Palm beach county at Farber Plastic Surgery

Having a positive self-image is an integral part of everyday life, but there are those who have aesthetic concerns which inhibit their ability to feel confident. With advancements in cosmetic surgery, patients who have low self-esteem due to small breast size can enjoy the figure they’ve always wanted.

In addition to naturally small or asymmetrical breasts, pregnancy, weight loss, and aging can have adramatic effect on breast volume and projection. Farber Plastic Surgery is dedicated to helping patients attain the figures they desire, energizing their self-image and confidence. We tailor our approach to patients’ 

individual goals. In all ways, we are committed to meeting patients’ unique aesthetic objectives and desires. Serving South Florida and Palm Beach County with expert breast augmentation, Dr. Scott Farber works with you to meet your expectations.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is a specialized cosmetic surgery designed to enhance breast size, shape, and volume using implants. Though this procedure is most often performed to improve the look of natural breasts, augmentation can also recreate your shape after mastectomy, biopsy, or injury. During an individualized consultation, Dr. Farber and his team work with you to determine your surgical and cosmetic needs. With your best interest in mind and a complete understanding of your goals, we can help you achieve a beautiful new figure.

What Should You Know Before Augmentation?

Before surgery, we recommend that each patient consider their long-term aesthetic goals and the impact breast enhancement will have on their lives and lifestyle. There are several methods used to determine how you will feel and look with your new enhanced figure. During your consultation, you and Dr. Farber will work together to determine which implant material is best for you. Dr. Farber is recognized as an expert in breast augmentation, and his patient consultations are the ideal opportunity to express concerns and ask questions about your upcoming procedure, so you feel at ease. Dr. Farber will discuss the different sizes and allow you to try on specially designed devices to decide which is the best fit for you.

With biodimensional planning and the use of the latest planning and technology, Dr. Farber can help you achieve your desired appearance. While both implants are made with a silicone outer shell, saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. Silicone implants are filled with a safe, medical-grade silicone -the same non-toxic material that is found in other medical devices. Because of its natural look and feel, silicone implants are most commonly recommended.

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When Is It Time to Consider Breast Augmentation?

At Farber Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation is a highly personalized procedure. As a boutique plastic surgery practice, we cater to patients’ specific desires and goals by customizing their treatment plans. Dr. Farber understands that patients seek augmentation for a variety of reasons and ensures your surgical plan is designed to match your expectations. Breast augmentation improves the balance of your breast contours while increasing the fullness and projection of the breast. Surgery often results in increased self-confidence and improved self-esteem.

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgeries, and its outcomes can be enhanced with additional treatments, depending on patients’ needs and concerns. If you are also experiencing varying degrees of breast drooping, you may need a breast lift as a part of your individualized treatment plan. A lift is designed to raise and reshape the breast by removing excess skin and tightening surrounding tissues to create the new breast contour. During your consultation, Dr. Farber will determine which procedure is necessary to address your specific concerns. While both surgeries can be performed separately, certain conditions are best addressed by a combination of methods performed simultaneously.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Women who are considering breast augmentation should be relatively healthy, a non-smoker, and neither pregnant nor breastfeeding. Smoking has many adverse effects on the body such as impacting the healing process and making the formation of scar tissue more likely. If you are a smoker and contemplating any surgical procedure, Dr. Farber recommends patients stop smoking at least one month before surgery.

If you are considering breastfeeding later in life, we invite you to discuss this goal with our surgical team. During your consultation, Dr. Farber will discuss any concerns you may have and provide additional recommendations and information to create successful surgical outcomes.

Your Breast Augmentation Surgery in Boca Raton & Palm beach county with Dr. Farber

Breast implants are placed within the breast pocket either beneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular) or beneath the breast itself (subglandular). Because submuscular placement provides more soft tissue coverage of the implant, it creates a natural breast slope and is the most popular method of implant placement. Dr. Farber will discuss each option to tailor the operative plan to each patient.

Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas, such as under the areola or under the breast fold. The type of incision made is based on the implant used and the individual’s anatomy. Once the implant is in place, and the incisions closed, the patient is taken to a recovery area until they are ready to be released. Typically, patients can leave approximately one hour after surgery has been completed.

Before the day of surgery, prescriptions for antibiotics and pain medications are made available and should be obtained before the procedure. Specific postoperative instructions and support garments are provided to aid in recovery. Strict adherence to these instructions is vital to the success of any surgery.

Recovering from your Implant Procedure

Recovery from breast augmentation surgery can take several weeks. Patients will need to rest until they are fully recovered. Discomfort will typically subside within the first five days after surgery, but some may experience swelling and residual soreness for a few weeks. It is essential to the recovery process that exercise and normal activity not be attempted until you have been cleared to do so.

Although the result of the breast surgery can be seen immediately following surgery, as the swelling subsides, and the skin stretches to accommodate the new volume the results will become evident. Incision lines will eventually fade and are hidden within the folds of the skin or can be hidden by clothing, including most bathing suits.

diagram showing breast implant incision points (underarm, around nipple, and in breast fold)
image showing comparison of breast implant techniques (subglandular vs. subpectoral)

Meet Dr. Farber

Dr. Scott Farber is a fourth-generation physician, and practices as an aesthetic surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. Having trained and honed his skills at some of the nations’ most prestigious institutions, he is a sought-after surgeon. He aesthetic eye and medical expertise allow him develops personalized treatment plans together with his patients.

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Breast Implant Replacement

Breasts can change over time. Aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity all can play a big role in the need for additional procedures. Some patients may consider a breast lift or a change in implants several years after surgery to restore the youthful contour they desire. An annual examination should be performed to evaluate the health of your breast and the integrity of the implant.


Preparing for plastic surgery usually comes with questions. We’ve answered some of our most frequent questions about breast augmentation below and are always happy to provide personalized answers during your consultation, pre-op, and post-operative visits.

Breast augmentation cost depends on many factors including the type of implants used and the complexity of the procedure. We’ll
provide a detailed cost estimate at your consultation. We’ll also talk about payment methods, scheduling, and financing options. Surgery isn’t a time to price shop. Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon that you’re comfortable with, even if they cost a little more.

Pain tolerances vary substantially from one woman to another, but overall, most report that breast augmentation is very tolerable. We provide pain medications to help you rest more comfortably during the first few days. If you experience unexpected pain during your recovery, contact our office and we’ll talk about options for decreasing discomfort during recovery.

Some scarring is expected after breast surgery, but it is rarely noticeable after initial healing is complete. Dr. Farber places incisions in inconspicuous locations, like under the breast in the lower breast crease, to minimize the appearance of scarring. Once you’re fully healed, scarring is usually imperceptible, even without clothing, unless you are specifically looking for the scars.

We offer both saline and silicone breast implants. Saline implants have the advantage of a lower price point and smaller placement incision. Silicone breast implants are softer and more natural feeling. Dr. Farber will help you make the saline vs. silicone decision as you prepare for your surgery.

Most women can successfully breastfeed after breast augmentation. If you’re planning future pregnancies and are hoping to breastfeed, let us know before your surgery.

The breasts go through a period of adjustment for the first several weeks after breast augmentation. The implants will need to soften and settle into their final, natural looking position. During this time, underwire bras are not usually recommended. Give your breasts time to heal and wait until your implants settle and your incisions are fully healed before wearing an underwire bra, usually about six weeks after surgery. For the first six weeks, wear the surgical bra we provide to properly support your breasts for optimal healing.

You’ll need a little help recovering from surgery. Patients are unable to drive immediately after surgery, and usually for the first few days of recovery. Arrange for a responsible adult to take you home and stay with you for the first couple of days.

Modern breast implants are strong, durable, and long lasting. We typically do not recommend implant replacement unless there is a problem, like a desire to change breast size or a leak. We always tell our patients that implant replacement is likely after breast augmentation, but usually many years later.

Breast augmentation is a significant surgical procedure, and your body will need months to fully return to normal after the surgery.

Immediately following the procedure, patients need one week of complete rest, with the bare minimum physical activity, to allow the implants to settle and their body to adjust. They then need another two weeks of reduced activity as the swelling subsides and the body slowly heals the incisions made during the procedure.

For these reasons, it is ideal for patients to consider breast augmentation in Tampa and Sarasota during a time of year where can comfortably take some time off work and stay indoors. The holiday season or the summer break offer such an opportunity.

A compression garment supports the breasts, implants, and skin during healing, and is a critical part of optimal healing from a breast augmentation.

Wearing a compression garment in the warm summer climate of Tampa, Boca Raton, and Sarasota might not feel ideal, which is why many patients consider breast augmentation in cooler months, from November to March.

The total cost of your breast augmentation will vary, depending on your unique needs. We invite you to come in for a consultation, where Dr. Farber will evaluate you and ask you questions about your cosmetic goals and expectations for the procedure. Then, he can give you an accurate cost estimate for your surgery.

Your ultimate satisfaction with your breast enhancement results depends on your choice of surgeon. Dr. Farber is a recognized expert in breast augmentation surgery who has been featured on the hit TLC family show “sMothered.” He’s also completed rigorous training at some of the nation’s most prestigious higher education institutions. To benefit from Dr. Farber’s expertise and patient-centered approach to breast enhancement, contact us today.

Contact our Boca Raton Breast Augmentation Surgeon

If you are looking to improve your appearance with breast augmentation, contact Farber Plastic Surgery. During your individualized consultation, Dr. Farber and his dedicated staff will work hard to make your visit an enjoyable and informative one.

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