Updated February 24, 2020
Fort Worth Breast Augmentation
Get the beautiful breasts you want—and the care you deserve
Looking to boost your cup size, improve symmetry, or restore your youthful curves? Breast augmentation can achieve any (or all) of the above. 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 and 6x Fort Worth Top Doctor, Dr. Emily J. Kirby offers the unique perspective 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!
“Dr. Kirby and her staff are absolutely incredible! What an extraordinary experience, not only with her kindness but with her determination of wanting the best outcome for me. I had a breast augmentation with a breast lift, and I could not have asked for better results…Love Dr. Kirby!”
—Amy, 5-star Google Review
All about breast augmentation at Kirby Plastic Surgery:
- Is breast augmentation right for me?
- Choosing your breast implants
- Breast augmentation with Dr. Kirby: what to expect
- What is breast augmentation recovery like?
- What are the risks of breast augmentation?
- Request your consultation
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.
Choosing your breast implants
During your consultation, you’ll get to see, touch, and try on several breast implant options. Dr. Kirby 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 and silicone 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 at Kirby Plastic Surgery. 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!
Breast augmentation with Dr. Kirby: 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.”
—bellagiles, 5-star RealSelf review
Your safety comes first
As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kirby performs breast augmentation exclusively in accredited surgical centers 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 and supporting certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).
Your breast augmentation procedure
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 1 hour to perform (longer if you are having a breast lift or other procedures, too). After 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?
What do I need to do before my surgery?
Dr. Kirby 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 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.
- View a basic list of medications and supplements to avoid
- Read Dr. Kirby’s post about the dangers of tobacco use before plastic 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 from Dr. Kirby:
- How Soon Can I Wear a Regular Bra After Breast Augmentation?
- Settling Into Your Breast Implants (the “drop and fluff” process)
What are the risks of breast augmentation?
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 1 in 30,000 (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.
Kirby Plastic Surgery is a Top 500 Provider
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.