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SPECIAL OFFERS

BOTOX FRIDAYS: Call now to reserve your spot and enjoy $50 off the regular price of Botox for each treatment area!

BREAST AUGMENTATION:
New low prices!
Saline Breast Implants $ 3465
Silicone Breast Implants $ 4615
(Price includes surgeon’s fee, facility fee, breast implants, surgical bra, anesthesia, initial consultation with Dr. Vinyard, and all follow up visits)

SKIN CARE: All Vivite and Obagi skin care products are 15% off!

LATISSE: Enjoy longer, thicker lashes at 15% off!

NON-SURGICAL

  • Complimentary Cosmetic Consultations
  • Buy 3 Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments and Receive the 4th Treatment FREE
  • CoolSculpting Special–Save $250 on EACH regular treatment area
  • Botox offered at $10 per unit on the 1st area, $9 per unit on the 2nd area and $8 per unit on the 3rd area treated (minimum of 20 units per area treated)
  • VIPS Botox patients can purchase Latisse at $75 per 3mL bottle (+ tax)
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SURGICAL

  • Breast Augmentation- See your anticipated results BEFORE surgery with our state-of-the-art Vectra X3 3D-Imaging System
  • Saline Breast Augmentation- $3465
  • Silicone Gel Breast Augmentation- $4615
  • (fee includes: Dr. Vinyard’s professional fee, all pre and post-operative visits, anesthesia fee, facility fee, breast implants, and brassiere)

DESCRIPTION

Breast augmentation is an outpatient surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts. Dr. Vinyard offers 3-D photo simulations to help visualize the look you would like to achieve. The most common technique is to use either a saline or silicone gel breast implants to provide the contour and volume enhancement. You will learn the most up to date information so you can make an informed decision. When it comes to breast augmentation, Dr. Vinyard invests a considerable amount of time in the preoperative consultation to determine the look that you are trying to achieve. He utilizes the most advanced technology to determine your desires. With the use of our state-of-the-art 3-demensional imaging system (the Vectra X3) and high-definition monitors in your private consultation room, Dr. Vinyard willdemonstrate what you can reasonably expect your breasts to appear like after surgery. You will also be able to compare your current breast size with various other breast sizes. No longer do you have to stuff your bra with implants or try and find a picture of the way you would like your breasts to look. With this technology, you will leave the consultation with a good idea of what your body will look like after your procedure. Dr. Vinyard feels this technology is invaluable to achieve his patient’s desired outcomes. The type of implant that you chose is a personal decision. Dr. Vinyard will spend time discussing the differences between the various breast implants. There are a lot of myths and false information about breast implants. Dr. Vinyard will explain the science and facts about breast implants so that you can make an informed decision. Some patients will be able to achieve their desired look and feel with either type of implant, while others may achieve a better outcome by using one type versus another. Ultimately, it is your decision which is best for you. Our office keeps samples of both saline and silicone implants for you to feel while you are here. Dr. Vinyard respects the fact that throughout your lifespan, both your breasts and your desires for their appearance continue to change. What you may look like and what you desire to look like in your twenties might be different than when you are in your 40s. Dr. Vinyard listens to your thoughts on what you would like to achieve and then makes his recommendations. One of the common misconceptions about breast augmentation with breast implants is that it will correct ptosis (drooping) of the breast. In some cases in which a patient has only mild drooping of the breast, you can achieve somewhat of a lifting effect with the placement of the implant. However, in cases with severe ptosis, a combination procedure incorporating the placement of a breast implant in combination with a breast lift will be the best approach for you. This is also true for patients with asymmetry of the breasts. In general, Dr. Vinyard does not feel it is the best approach to try to correct asymmetry using 2 different sized implants. In this type of a case, you may be a better candidate for a breast lift with breast implant placement allowing Dr. Vinyard more opportunity to manipulate and sculpt the breast tissue and possible remove asymmetric volumes to create better breast symmetry. Dr. Vinyard primarily utilizes the inframammary incision (in the fold beneath the breast) for breast augmentation. He feels that the visualization of the placement of the implants achieved by this approach, as well as, the decrease in damage to the breast tissue makes the inframammary approach superior to others. This also leaves a very small scar that is imperceptible in bathing suits and bras and is only seen from underneath whether you chose saline or silicone implants. Dr. Vinyard was also involved in the testing of the new device called the Keller Funnel. This device allows Dr. Vinyard to be able to insert a silicone gel breast implant into a small (usually only 3.5cm) incision. Without this device the incisions required for insertion of silicone gel implants have been historically large (usually greater than 5 cm).Photo Gallery

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CONSULTATION FAQ

How do I schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Vinyard?

Please contact our office at 256-571-VIPS (8477) and any of our team members will be happy to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Is there a breast augmentation consultation fee?

Yes. There is a $100 consultation fee that is applied toward the total cost of your breast augmentation.

What can I expect in my breast augmentation consultation?

Dr. Vinyard values the time spent in consultation with each patient and the communication that occurs during your visit here. You can expect that he will spend quite a bit of time with you himself. Initially, you will be greeted with a smile by our receptionist who will offer you something to drink and provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. You can now enter your own demographic information and medical health history at the convenience of your own home through our state-of-the-art SAFE Internet-based Patient Portal on our website.Then, you will be escorted upstairs to our new patient floor and into a consultation room. Once there, you will be oriented about your visit with us and escorted to the professional photography suite. There, you will have 2-D and 3-D photos taken. Next, our nurse or patient care coordinator will take your detailed health history. Once she has conveyed this information to Dr. Vinyard, he will then begin the breast augmentation consultation which will consist of a breast an analysis and conversation about your breast size and shape, a physical exam, and commence with a detailed discussion of your breast augmentation options. During the conversation with Dr. Vinyard, you will be able to see your 3-D image and not only communicate with him about your desires for breast augmentation, but visualize your projected surgical outcome. Every breast implant size and shape that is available is loaded into the Vectra X3 system so that we can simulate your anticipated outcome on your own body. This is not only helpful for you to be able to visualize what you will look like, but also is a very effective communication tool for you and Dr. Vinyard to get a clear picture of what you are looking for. Lastly, you will meet with the patient care coordinator who will explain your quote to you. This quote is designed based on the plan that you and Dr. Vinyard have decided upon together.

How long will my breast augmentation consultation last?

Please allow for approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours for your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Vinyard. This is a vital part of your journey with us and can be considered time that you are dedicating to yourself.

PROCEDURE

Where will my breast augmentation be performed?

Breast augmentation with Dr. Vinyard can be performed at our state-of-the-art in office Cosmetic Surgery Center, Marshall Medical Center North near Arab, Alabama, or Marshall Medical Center South Hospital in Boaz, Alabama depending on your desires.

What type of anesthesia is required for my breast augmentation?

Typically, Dr. Vinyard prefers general anesthesia when performing a breast augmentation.

How long will my breast augmentation take?

Breast Augmentation usually requires one to two hours to complete the surgery. Dr. Vinyard utilizes breast implant sizers that help demonstrate the position of the permanent implant in the pocket, as well as, in determining the most proportionate size and profile for your body. The decision on implant size will be determined intra-operatively based on your desires expressed on the 3-deminsional imaging in your preoperative consultation. Although this takes some additional time, Dr. Vinyard believes it is the most accurate way to achieve your ultimate desires. It is well worth the additional time and effort to achieve the most attractive result.

Can my breast augmentation be combined with other procedures?

Yes. It is very common to perform a breast augmentation along with other body procedures. This may include liposuction of problem areas such as the tummy or thighs and/or an abdominoplasty. When breast and body contouring procedures are performed during the same surgery, it is commonly called a "mommy makeover" and produces a dramatic transformation.

Is my breast augmentation considered an outpatient procedure?

Yes. You can expect to go home the same day after your breast augmentation once you have completed a brief period in the recovery room. For your safety, you will need someone to drive you home and care for you in the following 24 hours.

RECOVERY

Where will I stay the night of my breast augmentation?

After your breast augmentation, you will be able to stay in the comfort of your own homewith a responsible adult there with you.

How long will it take to recover from my breast augmentation?

Most patients are able to return to work after breast augmentation in approximately 3-7 days if their job is not physically demanding. You will be able to drive once you are no longer relying on pain medication to control your discomfort. You must avoid very heavy lifting for 6 weeks and will require help with certain activities during your recovery.

How long can I expect the bruising last after my breast augmentation?

There usually is minimal bruising following breast augmentation. It should be greatly diminished after 1-2 weeks.

How long can I expect the swelling to last after my breast augmentation?

Swelling can last for up to 3 months after a breast augmentation, however, the majority of swelling resolves in the first month.

When can I expect to see the final result from my breast augmentation?

When can I expect to see the final result from my breast augmentation?

When do I follow up with Dr. Vinyard after my breast augmentation?

Dr. Vinyard likes to monitor the progress of all of his patients very closely. You will see us at the following intervals after breast augmentation: 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year. There is no additional fees associated with your follow up visits.

FINANCING

How much will my breast augmentation cost?

Once you have completed your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Vinyard, you will leave the office with a written quote. It is ideal to wait until this point as there are many different options that are available with breast surgery and there are varying costs associated with those.

What is included in the cost of my breast augmentation?

The cost of your breast augmentation includes: Dr. Vinyard's professional fee, Anesthesia fees, Facility fees, breast implants, breast implant sizers, surgical brassiere, Keller Funnel (if silicone gel breast implants desired) and all pre and post-operative visits.

When do I pay for my breast augmentation?

Since a breast augmentation is considered a cosmetic surgery, all fees are due prior to the date of your procedure. Specifically, 50% of the total cost of your procedure is due 1 month prior to your procedure and the remaining 50% is due 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Therefore, you have paid in full 2 weeks prior to your procedure.

Will my insurance cover my breast augmentation?

No. Breast augmentation is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and therefore is not covered by health insurance.

Are there financing options available for my breast augmentation?

Yes. Our office participates with the CareCredit program. In addition, seeking advice from your local bank may also be an option for you. We accept the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. However, we do not directly finance procedures for our patients.