Breast Augmentation Fort Worth

Are you interested in breast augmentation, looking to boost your cup size, improve symmetry, or restore your youthful curves? Curious about sagging and want to have a down to earth conversation about it? Come see us. Safe surgery, a smooth recovery, and beautiful, natural-looking results are probably at the top of your list. These are our priorities for you, too.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily J. Kirby offers the unique perspective about breast augmentation that only a female plastic surgeon can provide. She’s passionate about helping her patients achieve a breast size and shape they’re happy to call their own—and with dozens of saline and silicone breast implant options for you to choose from, she can help you love your new look, too!

What is breast augmentation?

Breast Augmentation is surgery that uses breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. If weight loss or pregnancy have caused you to lose breast volume, this cosmetic procedure can create a more rounded breast shape. If your breasts are significantly different in size or position, this procedure can help correct breast asymmetry.

Is breast augmentation right for me?

Every woman has her own reasons for wanting breast augmentation. Many of Dr. Kirby’s patients have always felt their breasts were too small for their bodies. Others want to reclaim their youthful or pre-pregnancy figure. Breast augmentation can be a great option to help with any of the following:

  • You’d like your upper and lower body to be in better proportion
  • You have a hard time finding tops and swimsuits that fit your chest
  • Your breasts appear “deflated” after pregnancy or weight loss
  • You’re bothered by uneven breasts and would like to improve symmetry
  • You’re unhappy with your breast shape (i.e., tubular or “snoopy” breasts)

During your consultation, Dr. Kirby will listen to your concerns and goals and help you decide the right breast augmentation options for you.

What to expect at your breast augmentation consultation:

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Before your visit in our office, our patient care coordinator gives you a good idea of what to expect before, during, and after your visit with us. During the consultation, we discuss your desired results. I like to chat with patients long enough that I have a good understanding of what they’re looking for so that I have a good idea of what I can offer. We review medical history and family history for safety reasons. We used Touch MD to look at sample before and after pictures of similar patients and to discuss in detail recommendations for surgery, the pictures are saved to your account so you can access them later with any notes that we have made. The implants are available in all sizes to feel in our office, including the wide variety of silicone choices that are now available. Sizing is available during the consultation by trying on specially made Allergan sizing implants that give a realistic and feel of your new breast size in person. This is something digital tools just can’t replicate. After sizing our patient care coordinator returns to discuss any and all of the surgical options we discuss during your visit.– Dr. Emily Kirby, breast augmentation plastic surgeon

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Choosing your breast implants

During your consultation, you’ll get to see, touch, and try on several breast implant options. We will help you narrow down your choices based on:

  • Your current breast size and desired size increase
  • What will look best with your natural proportions
  • How you want to look after breast augmentation
  • Your age (saline implants are FDA approved for age 18+; silicone is FDA approved for age 22+)
  • Your personal preferences for breast implant type
  • Whether or not you are getting a breast lift too. A breast lift with augmentation lifts sagging breasts and restores volume in a single surgery. It’s a very popular option post-pregnancy or following weight loss.

While both saline breast implants and silicone breast implants can provide a beautiful result, most of our patients prefer the softer, more natural feel of silicone. INSPIRA® round silicone gel implants are our most popular choice. While still considered “gummy” implants, INSPIRA® implants feel more natural and offer you choice in gel softness, allowing a customized fit for you and your preferences. They also have a smooth implant shell, which is considered the safer implant shell option.

Our patients love the look and feel they get with INSPIRA® implants!

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Breast augmentation: what to expect

“I visited three plastic surgeons before deciding to go with Dr. Kirby. She gave the best explanation of my options and which was best for my body. She and her staff are so down to earth and friendly, I just felt like it was the right place to be. It has been about 2 months since my surgery and I’m so excited with my results.”

—BG, 5-star review


Your safety comes first

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kirby performs breast augmentation in her own accredited surgical center in Fort Worth. These operating suites are fully equipped to handle emergency situations and are staffed with highly trained, qualified support team members. Anesthesia is provided by a board certified MD anesthesiologist at City Surgery Center.

Your breast enhancement surgery

During your pre-surgery visit, we will go over the steps of surgery with you, including incision locations and breast implant placement (over or under the chest muscle).

When you arrive at the surgery center on your surgery day, Dr. Kirby will meet with you again to answer any last-minute questions and to mark your skin for surgery. Breast augmentation typically takes less than 1 hour to perform (longer if you are having a breast lift or other procedures, too). After your surgery is complete, you’ll be cared for in the recovery room for a short time before going home to continue your recovery.

Where are breast augmentation incisions and scars located?

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For a breast augmentation the American Society of Plastic Surgeons only recommends the infra-mammary fold scar hidden under the shadow of the breast. Scars placed around the areola surrounding the nipple can widen and introduce bacteria around the implant. Scars placed in the axilla or armpit are not only more visible than other scars when wearing many styles of clothing but are frowned upon due to the increased possibility of bacterial contamination which can lead to many problems down the road. -Dr. Emily Kirby

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What do breast augmentation patients need to do before surgery?

We may ask you to stop or adjust medications or supplements that may interfere with your surgery. Depending on your medical condition, you may be asked to get lab tests, a medical checkup, or an updated mammogram. If you use tobacco, you will need to quit before you undergo breast augmentation surgery. You will also need to arrange for a responsible adult to drive you to and from your surgery and to stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.

What is breast augmentation recovery like?

After surgery, you can expect to have some soreness, tightness, swelling, and possibly some temporary changes in sensation (too much or too little). Most patients return to a desk job within a few days to 1 week after surgery; however, soreness will likely last for a few weeks, depending on your activity. Scars under the breast are easily hidden by a swimsuit or bra, and often by the breast shadow itself. Dr. Kirby will go over your scar care plan and options to help ensure that your scars heal as faintly as possible.

More helpful breast augmentation recovery tips:

Video transcript

Recovery has come a long way in the past several years. There are several non narcotic medications that we give before surgery, during surgery, and after surgery in order to ease and speed the recovery process. Many of my patients say that they took their pain medication for only one or two days following surgery. And yes you can go out to dinner after surgery. I think one thing that most people are surprised about is how tired you are after surgery. Your body is busy healing and this requires a lot of energy. Many patients like to take regular naps for a few days after surgery. You will be wearing a supportive post-operative bra for a while before transitioning to a step-down bra with certain requirements. We reintroduce exercise as soon as possible. Many patients will come with a list of exercises they would like to do and we pick and choose how and when to move forward. – Dr. Emily Kirby, breast augmentation plastic surgeon

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What are the risks of breast augmentation?

All breast augmentation procedures involve risk. Those risks include capsular contracture, which may require surgery and/or removal of the implant to correct. Implant rupture requires implant removal and/or replacement. Other risks are bleeding, infection, unacceptable settling of implants, skin rippling and permanently altered sensation in the nipple and/or other areas of the breast. Serious complications are very rare, but include implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), which is has been associated with textured implants. The risk of ALCL is between 1 in 2,207 and 1 in 86,029 (compare this to your risk of breast cancer, which is 1 in 8). Genetics and low-grade infection play a role in patients who develop ALCL.

Patients Love Dr. Kirby

“Dr. Kirby, I so appreciate you seeing me through this process. You and the whole staff have been so helpful and I can’t imagine having gone through this process with any other medical team!”*


Our experience with breast surgery and breast implants

We like the longstanding advice to ask a surgeon how many times they have performed a procedure and how often they perform that surgery each month. A good surgeon benefits both from their training and from the active, learned practice of operating on the tissue of the breast over and over again.

Dr. Kirby and her team at Kirby Plastic Surgery have been named a Top 500 practice by Allergan, the makers of Natrelle INSPIRA® breast implants as well as Botox®, Juvéderm® fillers, and CoolSculpting®. Dr. Kirby is the only Top 500 provider in Fort Worth and is one of only three offices with this distinction in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

We are honored to be recognized among the busiest 1% of practices out of over 35,000 nationwide and are grateful for the confidence our patients place in us. Earning this award distinguishes our practice and symbolizes our many years of experience and depth of knowledge in helping our patients enjoy safe, beautiful outcomes using these products and treatments. It is a testament to our commitment to exceptional patient care through quality service and attention to detail.

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