What is Breast Augmentation?
A breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure that involves utilizing implants or fat transfer to augment the size and shape of a woman’s natural breasts. This can include increasing breast size, correcting asymmetry between breasts or addressing a reduction in breast size after pregnancy. It is also a procedure utilized to rebuild breasts for women who have undergone a mastectomy, or breast removal.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to breast augmentation at Schaffer Plastic Surgery. There are many choices to be made on how to best accomplish the procedure, many relating to the type of implants, such as saline or silicone, shaped or round, profile options and their warranties. There are also important decisions to be made on whether to place the implant above or below the pectoral muscles. Dr. Schaffer will discuss these various options with you and offer expert suggestions on how to achieve the most natural-looking breasts possible.
Results of a Breast Augmentation
Every woman is unique, and so is her body. To achieve the best results, it is important to make sure a breast augmentation is unique and personalized as well. At Schaffer Plastic Surgery, your breast augmentation journey begins with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Schaffer to discuss the procedure and your goals. Taking into account your natural shape and curves, Dr. Schaffer will utilize his more than 20 years of experience and eye for aesthetics to personalize your procedure so that it will achieve the ideal breast size, shape and look for your body that will ultimately create a natural and elevated result.
For individuals seeking to reshape and combat sagging breasts, breast augmentation can be performed in conjunction with a breast lift.
A breast augmentation can also help achieve the following goals:
- Enhance overall curves of your body
- Achieve the breast size and shape you desire
- Correct asymmetry between breasts
- Correct loss of breast tissue resulting from weight loss or pregnancy
- Create a more even breast-to-hip ratio
- Increase or elevate self-confidence
- Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy
Deciding on a Breast Augmentation
To achieve the most natural-looking results for your body, Dr. Schaffer recommends being at or near your target weight and in good health before undergoing a breast augmentation. It is important to consider timing to achieve and maintain the best results. For this reason, Dr. Schaffer does not recommend breast augmentation to women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding considering that these major life events often involve natural changes in the appearance of the breasts.
As with most surgical procedures, it is also important to consider recovery time. Because breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure, you will be able to recover in the comfort of your own home. However, patients can expect some swelling and tenderness following the procedure and should allow time for their bodies to rest and recover. It is recommended that patients take off a few days from work following their breast augmentation and avoid lifting objects heavier than ten pounds so that their breasts can settle and soften into the optimal position. We also recommend having a loved one nearby to assist in more strenuous activities.
Breast Augmentation at Schaffer Plastic Surgery
You can expect to receive a high level of care and attention as a patient of Schaffer Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schaffer is dedicated to safety before, during and after the procedure, and he makes his personal cell phone available to all patients and routinely performing house calls to ensure top care and recovery.
Dr. Schaffer is nationally recognized as an expert and innovator in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, making him an excellent choice for your breast augmentation. He is a prior member of the Mentor LEAD Advisory Board, a prestigious group of plastic surgeons selected for their leadership and experience in shaping the future of breast augmentation. Additionally, he is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and holds memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Another advantage of choosing Dr. Schaffer for your breast augmentation is his private state-of-the-art surgery center, which is nationally certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for adhering to the highest standards of safety. The facility is located across the street from Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and offers ample, convenient parking and a well-appointed waiting room for your family’s comfort.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Schaffer today to learn more about how you can achieve your ideal curves and new confidence with a personalized breast augmentation.