Many people are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts. Fortunately, there is a surgical procedure that addresses just that. A breast augmentation, also known as a boob job, addresses the size, shape, and position of your breasts. It achieved this by using implants. There are different types of implants. If you want to reshape or increase the size of your breasts, breast augmentation is a perfect fit for you. At Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we offer breast augmentation to people that are unhappy with the current size and shape of their breasts. We prioritize your comfort and overall experience with us. We will take good care of you and ensure your procedure goes smoothly. For more information on breast augmentation surgery, contact us to schedule a consultation. Alternatively, you can pay us a visit in Plainfield, IL.
What is a Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation also goes by the term mammoplasty. Augmentation is a surgical procedure aimed at increasing the size of your breasts. We achieved this by placing breast implants underneath the breast tissue of the chest muscle. There are various causes for breasts to change size and shape, such as pregnancy, drastic weight gain or loss, and age. This can give your confidence a knock.
When you come in for your first consultation, we will explain all the benefits of breast augmentation. We will also discuss your goals and how they can be achieved.
Here are just a few ways a breast augmentation can benefit you:
They can adjust the size of your breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and drastic weight loss.
It can also correct your breast size if one breast is larger than the other.
It can give you a boost of confidence in the way you feel about your appearance.
A breast augmentation cannot correct severely drooping breasts. It is not the same procedure as a breast lift. However, you can have a breast lift and augmentation at the same time to reach your desired goals.
How Does Breast Augmentation Work?
During your breast augmentation, we will make an incision either under your breasts, under your arms, or around your nipples. Once the incision is done, the muscle tissue and connective tissue are separated from the breast tissue. This is to make a pocket for the breast implant. Once the implants are in place, we will close the incisions with surgical tape and stitches. Different types of implants offer different benefits. These implants will help you increase the size of your breasts, make them more round or symmetrical, and restore volume.
Type of Breast Implants
As mentioned before, there are different types of implants. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will discuss these types of implants with you and help you to decide which one is best suited.
Here are 3 types of implants:
Silicone Gel Implants
Silicone implants are structured with a silicone shell filled with a plastic gel. Silicone mimics the texture of natural breast tissue. If there is a leak, the gel could move out of the shell, but the shell will not collapse. The FDA has approved silicone breast implants for people over the age of 22 years old.
Saline Breast Implant
A saline implant is made up of a silicone shell. This shell contains a saline or saltwater solution. They are either filled before they are implanted, or after they have been implanted. If a saline implant leaks, it will collapse. However, saline implants have a reputation for being firmer and more uniform. The FDA has approved saline implants for use by people over the age of 18.
Autologous Breast Augmentation
If you are not into the idea of artificial implants, there is another option available. You can still enhance the size and shape of your breasts naturally by using a fat transfer. This is also known as natural breast augmentation or fat transfer augmentation. This works by relocating fat cells from one part of your body to your breasts. This offers natural-looking results. The fat can be obtained from your thighs, hips, or tummy. The fat cells are purified and then injected into your breasts.
Breast Augmentation – Before and After
Before you go in for your breast augmentation surgery, there are a few measures to ensure your procedure goes as planned and you achieve the results you desire. During your first consultation, we will advise you to not use aspirin or any other medication that may increase bleeding before your procedure. It is also recommended that you stop smoking for a few weeks before your procedure. You will also need to arrange for someone to drive you around after your surgery.
A general anesthetic is usually used during breast augmentation. It is performed on an outpatient basis. This means that you can be mobile within a few hours after your procedure. Strenuous activities should be avoided for about 2 weeks after your procedure. You will wear a surgical support bra to assist with your recovery. Depending on the type of work you do, you may only be able to return to work in the next few weeks.
Breast Augmentation For You
At Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we stand ready to answer any questions you may have about breast augmentation. We strive to make your experience the very best. You can count on us to make sure you have a safe and comfortable journey before, during, and after your breast augmentation. Contact us today and schedule a consultation. In the area? Visit us in Plainfield, IL.