Breast augmentation, or enhancement, is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the world. At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we understand that every patient is different, and our breast augmentation procedures are tailored and customized to fulfill your specific needs. We also offer Ideal Implant Structured breast implants. Our surgeons are experts in Ideal Implants.
Contact us today at our Atlanta and Marietta locations to schedule a consultation and find out how a breast augmentation can improve your body and your life.
Why Get a Breast Augmentation?
Breast volume and shape are cosmetically enhanced for a variety of reasons, including:
- Small breast size
- Breasts that are two different sizes
- Breasts that have become saggy or droopy due to aging, pregnancy and breastfeeding or significant weight loss
As breast augmentation continues to evolve, more implant and procedure options are available for patients. Implants come in silicone or saline form, are either smooth or textured, and can be either round or anatomic. There are also a number of ways to position the implants within the breast, which can be decided by the patient and surgeon prior to surgery.
What is the Procedure Like?
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that will be performed in a medical environment to ensure your safety. Incisions are carefully placed in order to limit visible scarring. Incision placement can also be determined by the patient according to their cosmetic expectations. There are three types of incision options for this surgery:
- Inflammatory incision: This approach places the incision below the breast, where it is hidden in the breast fold.
- Transaxillary incision: This type of incision goes underneath the arm, near the armpit.
- Periareolar incision: This incision is made around the areola and is the most visible of the three incision options.
Incision placement may also be determined based on the kind of implants you are receiving, the size of the implants, individual anatomy and patient-surgeon preference.
After the incisions are made, the implant is placed inside of a pocket either underneath the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. After the implant is placed according to anatomy, size and patient specifications, the incisions will be closed with sutures that will dissolve during the healing process.
What Is Recovery Like?
Mild swelling and discomfort are often experienced after this surgery, which are easily controlled with pain medication that will be prescribed to you. A support bra will also need to be worn for a few weeks in order to support the new shape and contours of your breasts.
Some improvement will be seen after swelling subsides, but full results may not be evident for several months as the breasts adjust and the improved contours settle into the body.