What is a breast augmentation procedure?
A breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed to enhance the breasts with implants or through fat transfer. Breast implants come in many sizes, shapes and textures, as well as a variety of materials, including saline, silicone and cohesive gel silicone. These implants are placed above or below the pectoral muscles and help augment the size and shape of the natural breasts. When using fat transfer for a breast augmentation, fat is harvested from another part of the patient’s body where it is found in excess and re-injected into the designated treatment area to enhance the treated area.
How long does it take for the implants to soften and settle?
The amount of time it takes for the breast implants to settle can vary from patient to patient. Many patients see the majority of the swelling associated with the procedure resolve within six to eight weeks of a breast augmentation procedure, which allows the implants to settle into position. For some patients with tighter skin and/or smaller breasts, it may take three to six months for the breast tissue to relax to allow the implants to settle into good position.
What is the recovery period like?
We recommend that patients plan to take at least three to five days off of work following a breast augmentation procedure. Some patients may require a longer amount of time away from work depending on the nature of their job. You should not lift anything more than ten pounds for the first three weeks after your breast augmentation procedure and should not participate in any strenuous exercise for at least three to four weeks following the procedure.
Am I a candidate?
Women who are in good health, close to their ideal body weight, and who are interested in enhancing the size and shape of their breasts are potential candidates for this surgical procedure. Dr. Schaffer will review your general health, medical history, and desired results of treatment and determine if our breast augmentation procedures are the right choice for you.
Do you want to find out if you are a candidate for the breast augmentation procedures offered at Schaffer Plastic Surgery? Contact our office in Birmingham today for further information or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!
Redefine Your Feminine Contours Through Breast Augmentation
Let’s get personal for a moment, ladies. Our breasts matter. Small or large or in between, we just want them to look good. Maybe that is why breast augmentation has remained the number one plastic surgery procedure for several years now. This form of cosmetic sculpting can redefine your feminine contours safely, quickly and in a natural-looking way. The procedure can give you the size and shape you desire and can correct any asymmetry or loss of breast volume. It can also boost your self-esteem in a significant way.
How It Is Done
The real name for breast augmentation is actually augmentation mammaplasty. The surgery is done either through implants or fat transfer. When using implants, our skilled plastic surgeon can place the fluid-filled shells behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle.
Implants come in various choices, including saline and silicone. Our surgeon will help you determine which is best for your body type and breast anatomy. Saline implants contain sterile salt water while silicone implants contain a silicone gel. We also have cohesive gel silicone implants available.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer involves the removal of fat from other parts of your body via liposuction. The harvested fat is then purified and injected into the breast tissue to increase the size.
Redefining Your Curves
Breast augmentation can offer a variety of benefits to each individual patient. For example, the cosmetic enhancement can increase the size of naturally small breasts. The surgery can result in symmetry to asymmetrical breasts. It can restore breast size and shape after weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding. The procedure can also rebuild or resculpt the breast or breasts after a mastectomy.
Size, shape and volume make every woman’s breasts unique and her own. Breast augmentation can boost the projection of your breasts and also create a more even breast-to-hip ratio. Recent studies have shown that women who have their breasts enlarged feel better about their self-image and femininity.
If you are excited to undergo breast augmentation, then consider Dr. Schaffer and our excellent team of medical experts. Here at Schaffer Plastic Surgery, we offer every patient one-on-one attention and the finest cosmetic surgery skills available. Set up a consultation at our office in Birmingham so that we can answer any questions that you have about this amazing procedure. It is time to redefine those sexy feminine contours. Contact us today to book an initial appointment and get started!