Many women feel that the appearance of their breasts defines who they are and as such affects their overall self-image. This isn’t surprising since breasts are the symbol of femininity. If a woman is unhappy with the appearance of her breasts, breast augmentation allows her to change the shape and size of her breasts, which is why this procedure is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures year after year. Whether you’ve always had small breasts, or have lost volume or shape due to pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation is an excellent option to help you achieve your goals.Schedule Your Consultation Today
Achieved with Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation uses saline or silicone implants to increase the size and improve the shape and symmetry of the breasts. The result is a larger, more voluminous breast area. Breast augmentation can change the overall physique of the woman’s body in a positive way, which can boost her confidence and improve her self-esteem.
Dr. Taylor has helped many women achieve fuller breasts with breast augmentation. He will analyze the patient’s body frame and help her choose the size and shape of implants that will best complement her physique.
Many women find when they are lacking in breast size, particular styles of clothing do not fit correctly, or they just don’t feel right in their own skin. Overall, a woman’s breast size and shape can affect her self-image. Breast augmentation boosts a woman’s confidence and improves her self-esteem.
Women who have had a breast augmentation often claim they not only look better but also feel better on the inside. Women often feel as if their breasts have changed their entire physique. After breast augmentation, they often find their clothing fits better, they have a more proportionate figure, and their self-image is restored.
Personally Tailored Results
Every breast surgery is designed individually to the patient’s preferences and results they wish to achieve. Dr. Taylor will examine each patient and discuss with her the breast implant types, incision options, and implant placement.
During your consultation, Dr. Taylor can go over all of the breast augmentation options. Once all of the details have been discussed, he will tailor your breast augmentation procedure to your individual goals and preferences.
What Does A Breast Augmentation Entail?
Breast augmentation can help a woman achieve larger, more shapely breasts by increasing the size and improving the shape and symmetry of the breasts using implants. Overall, a breast augmentation can help with total body symmetry and proportions.
Breast augmentation is tailored to fit the needs and desires of the patient. Dr. Taylor can help patients decide which implant size, material, incisions, and placement would work best for them.
Options for implants include:
- Silicone: Implants are filled with a silicone gel that closely resembles the look and feel of natural breasts.
- Saline: Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater and provide uniform firmness and natural feel.
- Periareolar: Periareolar incisions are made around the edge of the areola so that the differentiation of skin color camouflages the resulting scars.
- Inframammary: Inframammary incisions run along the horizontal fold at the bottom of the breast.
- Teardrop ( Anatomical): Implants are rounded at the bottom and taper towards the top, creating a teardrop shape that closely resembles a natural breast.
- Round: Round implants are spherical and often offer greater projection of the bust and increased cleavage than anatomical breast implants.
- Submuscular: The implant is placed beneath the pectoral muscle and breast tissue. This placement offers more natural contours.
- Subglandular: The implant is placed directly under the breast tissue, right above the pectoral muscle.
- Smooth: Smooth implants have a soft, smooth surface that allows the implants to rotate within the breast pocket easily. This texture is best suited for round implants because it does not matter if round implants rotate.
- Texture: These implants have a rough surface that attaches to the tissue in the breast. This prevents the implants from rotating, making it the ideal choice for teardrop-shaped implants.
The specifications of your breast augmentation can have different effects on the outcome of the results as well as healing time.
Results will be visible immediately following your breast augmentation. Results will continue to develop throughout the recovery, which can take several weeks or even months. As the bruising and swelling subside, the implants will settle and begin to feel and look more natural.
The final results should be most visible within six months.
After Dr. Taylor places the implants and closes the incisions with stitches, he will apply a dressing to the site, which will remain in place for a few days. Patients can expect their recovery to last about two to four weeks. Prescribed medication will help alleviate any discomfort, aid in healing, and help prevent infection.
During the first few days of recovery, patients will need to rest and refrain from strenuous activity. Soreness and swelling are typical for the first few weeks. A sports bra or elastic bandage can be used to support the breasts and help with any soreness or swelling. Within a week, most patients can go back to work and resume their normal routine. However, patients should refrain from strenuous activity for six weeks.
Scarring is usually minimal and, depending on the patient and how they heal, will fade over time. Dr. Taylor customizes each breast augmentation procedure depending on the patient’s goals and his recommendations. He will either make an incision in the breast crease, around the nipple, or near the armpit.
The cost of breast augmentation varies depending upon the technique, surgeon’s experience, and location of surgery. Dr. Taylor is an experienced plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of breast augmentations over the past 20 years. His attention to detail, skill, and passion can assure patients that they are receiving the best care possible when choosing him for their breast augmentation.
With the latest advancements in plastic surgery, breast augmentation involves minimal pain. During the procedure, patients will receive a general anesthetic so they will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Most patients have a positive surgery experience, and only feel temporary discomfort from the swelling and bruising, which is easily controlled with oral medication.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
Who is the best candidate for breast augmentation surgery?
The best candidate is someone who wants to change the size and/or shape of her breasts, is in overall good health, and has realistic expectations of the procedure.
What are the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation?
Although rare, some risks and complications associated with breast augmentation include:
- Poor scarring of skin
- Implant leakage or rupture
- Wrong or faulty position of the implant
- Anesthesia risks
Are the results from breast augmentation permanent?
Typically, patients enjoy their results from breast augmentation for many years. However, breast implants are not lifetime devices. With time, aging, pregnancy, and/or weight fluctuations, the size and shape of the breasts can change, and the implants will wear out requiring revision surgery. The average lifespan of breast implants is 10 to 15 years.
Can breast augmentation be combined with other plastic surgery procedures?
Breast augmentation is commonly performed with breast lift surgery in cases where there is both volume loss and breast sagging. It can also be combined with tummy tuck surgery and liposuction. Combining two or more of these procedures during the same surgery is often called a “Mommy Makeover.”
Will I have to stay overnight after breast augmentation surgery?
No. Following your breast augmentation, you will be monitored in a recovery area for a couple of hours before being released to go home.
Which breast implant is right for me?
The best way to know which implants will work best for you is to undergo a consultation with your surgeon. During this time, you can share your individual goals and needs, which will help Dr. Taylor to give you advice on which implant characteristics will be best suited for you.
Can I still breastfeed after a breast augmentation?
Yes. Most patients can breastfeed following a breast augmentation. However, some incisions used in breast augmentation can damage the milk ducts, which may cause a reduction in milk production or no milk production at all. Be sure to inform Dr. Taylor of your concerns if you are wanting to breastfeed following your augmentation.
What if I am not happy with my breast augmentation?
If you decide that you are not happy with your breast augmentation, you may want to consider breast revision surgery. During a breast revision, your implants can be removed or replaced to better fit your needs. This would be the best way to adjust your implant shape, material, or size. You will need to wait at least six months to one year to undergo breast revision following your augmentation to allow for healing.