Breast augmentation is a safe way to improve the shape, size, and appearance of your breasts. These days, you have minimally-invasive, non-surgical techniques, particularly those involving augmentation through implants, which can help you augment your breasts without worrying about scars and extensive recovery.
When Should You Consider A Breast Augmentation?
• When there is a visible asymmetry between the breasts.
• When breastfeeding has resulted in sagging.
• When there has been a massive weight fluctuation and there is a loss in muscle volume.
• When you wish to get breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.
• When you wish to appear younger and overcome the impact of age on your body.
• When you believe the breast augmentation will have a positive impact on your self-esteem and your personal life.
Breast Augmentation Through Implants
Implants are the best and the safest way to augment the size and shape of your breasts. These days, doctors use FDA-approved implants made from silicone gel or saline solution (salt water), which are extremely body-friendly and have no negative side effects upon placement. When compared to saline solution implants, silicone gel implants feel more like natural breast tissues. This is why many women prefer silicone gel implants.
Breast implants are made from very sturdy components and have a very low chance of moving out of place or rupturing. In the rare cases, they do break, the implants are designed to either exit naturally from the body (in the case of saline solution implants) or remain in the implant pocket until removal at the clinic (in the case silicone gel implants). This ensures that you always remain safe and there is no risk to your health from the implants.
Breast implants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and your doctor will be able to help you make an informed decision during a consultation.
The Augmentation Procedure
The procedure starts with the consultation, where your doctor will help you decide the type of implant you wish to use and the preferred placement. During this time, your doctor will also develop a surgical plan and provide you with instructions that you need to follow before and after the surgery takes place.
To begin the procedure, your doctor will apply an anesthetic to help you feel more comfortable during the breast augmentation. He will then make the incision in one of 4 ways – near the inframammary fold at the base of the breast, on the outer edge of the areola, at the base of the armpit, or just above the belly button. Each of these incision techniques are used to strategically minimize the appearance of post-surgical marks.
Once the incision has been made, the doctor will place the implants in the predetermined location. The entire process will take some time to complete, usually a couple of hours, and patients can return home the same day. It’s important that you take some time off work and some activities to rest and relax. You should also have someone at home to help you during the recovery period.
Post-surgery swelling, tenderness, and pain are common after a procedure like this, but they’re temporary and should subside soon. Your doctor can prescribe medication to help you feel more comfortable. Ice packs can also be used to help ease the discomfort. Your doctor will provide you with instructions on how to properly take care of yourself after the breast augmentation surgery.
Contact Our Office
Interested in undergoing a breast augmentation surgery? Contact Enhance You Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Group to schedule your consultation with Dr. Robert Lowen. The bigger breasts you want are just a short consultation away.