Technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation is used to enhance the size, shape and appearance of a woman's breast for several reasons.
Technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation is used to enhance the size, shape and appearance of a woman's breast for several reasons:
Who is a Candidate?
Women who want to increase the size or improve the shape and appearance of their breasts
A person with breast asymmetry or congenital deformity of the chest
Women with decreased breast size and loss of fullness after child bearing
Women with a mild degree of sagging
Goal of Surgery:
Larger, well-contoured breasts of equal size. I strive for naturalness, pleasing shape and fullness (cleavage), and long-lasting stability in appearance
Breast implants make you a larger version of yourself. They do not lift a sagging breast or change nipple position
All individuals have a degree of asymmetry in breast appearance. Your preexisting subtle asymmetries will persist after breast augmentation
Every size looks different in every patient. It depends on the patient's frame, shoulder and chest width, thickness of breast tissue, and skin tone
Bra cup size cannot be guaranteed, as there is no standardization of bra sizes, and all bras fit differently
The surgery is done as an outpatient under general anesthesia
Incision site is chosen based on patient anatomy and preference, with a direct approach to the pocket preferred by utilizing an inframammary (under the breast) or periareolar (around the nipple) approach. The scars are typically 3 cm in length for saline implants and slightly longer for silicone implants, but fade nicely and are relatively inconspicuous
A breast implant is then inserted under the breast tissue itself or under the chest muscle (pectoralis major muscle). Submuscular placement is recommended in non-sagging breasts. The muscle provides more natural soft tissue coverage over implants in thin or small-breasted patients, so that the implants look and feel more natural, stay softer, and facilitate breast self-exam and mammography. Patients with fuller or mildly sagging breasts may get better contours with over the muscle placement
Silicone or saline implants can be used. Silicone implants feel softer and more natural than saline implants. Patients who are thinner, smaller, with less breast tissue, or patients with implants over the muscle do feel the implant more, and may benefit from silicone implants. You must be 22 years old to receive silicone implants. Placement of silicone implants requires a longer scar, usually underneath the breast, and they are slightly more expensive than saline implants
Implant style can vary as well. Moderate profile implants are standard and may provide the most natural look. Higher profile implants are designed narrower with more outward projection, providing a slightly rounder appearance. Higher profile implants work well for women with smaller or narrow frames desiring larger cup sizes than their frame would otherwise allow. Round implants are preferred
Implant sizes are in CCs. Think of 200cc equals about one cup size. Try not to get caught up with decisions regarding less than 50cc, as these small volumes end up being relatively insignificant in the overall appearance or size. Saline implants are meant to be overfilled and have a range of appropriate fill volume; only final fill volumes are listed in the before and after pictures
The patient goes home with a sports bra in place. In 24hrs, this is changed to a shapely underwire bra, which is worn day and night for 4 weeks
Bra support is encouraged long-term
Oral pain medication and muscle relaxers are prescribed to relieve discomfort
Sutures are dissolvable
No upper body activity, heavy lifting or fitness activities for 3-4 weeks
The implants soften, settle, and drop in about 6-8 weeks, but the time frame can be quite variable. Mild appearance changes can occur for 6 months after surgery as a result of gravitational forces
Most patients take 1-2 weeks off work
A breast lift (mastopexy) to treat sagging breasts. In this situation, an implant can be placed simultaneously underneath the muscle
Liposuction, tummy-tucks, or other surgery may be done concurrently in healthy individuals
Dr. Brown will discuss some of the other decisions involved in planning your breast enlargement procedure, including implant placement and incision location, during the consultation. In some cases, women may need to combine a breast lift with their breast augmentation Las Vegas procedure to deliver the best result.
If you're like most women, safety and recovery following surgery are big concerns for you. Dr. Brown together with her staff at Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center work to make each patient feel comfortable and educated about all aspects of breast surgery. Dr. Brown understands and respects that scheduling breast enhancement surgery in is a major decision. A safe procedure starts with a skilled surgeon Board Certified Plastic Surgeon- Dr. Brown will take the time to review her training with you.
Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center - Dr. Hayley Brown MD, cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, facial rejuvenation, Henderson and Las Vegas area. For more information please visit: http://www.deserthillsplasticsurgery.com/