For women who are not happy with the size of their breasts, we may be able to help. We can enlarge your breasts to a size that is comfortable for you and proportionate to your body, make your breasts more proportional, and/or make them more symmetrical.
Our plastic surgeon is here to help you understand the options you have when it comes to breast augmentation.
Depending on your needs, there are a number of options when it comes to breast augmentation.
From the type of incision made to the type of breast implant used, your surgeon will help you understand your options, so you can make the one that's right for you.
First of all, there are different types of implants: saline, silicone gel, and high-strength silicone gel implants. While saline implants can feel like water balloons, silicone gel implants have a more natural look and feel.
In addition, your surgeon can make incisions under the crease of the breast, under the areola, or under the arm. We will then place the implants either under the muscle or above it depending on your particular case. After placing the implants, we will close the incisions with sutures.
Breast augmentation takes anywhere from two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia. You will need to wear special compression garments to reduce swelling. Total recovery time will be around two to three weeks.
Dr. Wade Kubat, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, discusses breast augmentation.
Talk about breast augmentation.
For breast augmentation, we do a very thorough pre-operative discussion to really understand what the patient's goals are. We use a team-centered approach to achieve the best results for the patients. We want to have a low rate of secondary surgeries so spending a lot of time pre-operatively and understanding goals allow us to achieve goals and decrease the quantity of re-operations. Discussions include the risks and benefits of putting the implant above the muscle or below the muscle. We usually do an IMF, or an inferior mammary fold, approach for the incision to gain access to the underlying breast footprint. That allows us to directly see the contours of the chest and be able to put in an implant best suited for the patient.
How do you handle scarring from breast augmentations?
Post-operatively, we see our patients very frequently, usually several times for the first couple of months. We optimize scarring through massaging techniques, creams, and by putting the incision in an area that does not have a lot of tension to give the best result possible.