If your breasts appear underdeveloped in relation to your figure, and you avoid wearing certain garments because they look deflated at the bustline, a breast augmentation procedure can increase the size of your breasts. Menard Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard, provides excellent natural-looking results in breast augmentation for residents of the Tuscaloosa area.
What are Breast Implants?
Breast implants are prostheses that are made of either saline solution or silicone, and inserted in the breast tissue to augment the size of the breasts. Breast augmentation is popularly known as a “boob job.”
Why Opt for a Breast Augmentation Procedure?
Many women are dissatisfied with breasts that are too small and look unflattering to them when wearing certain garments. Breast augmentation can give you the larger breasts you desire, improving your figure by balancing your shape.
How Do I Know Which Implants are Right for Me?
Menard Plastic Surgery provides both silicone and saline implants for breast augmentation, and we will be happy to discuss the advantages of each type to help you make your selection. We also have registered nurses on hand to help you make an informed decision when choosing the size and shape of your implants.
What Happens During a Breast Augmentation Procedure?
At Menard Plastic Surgery, we provide personalized care throughout pre- and post-operative experiences. Our breast augmentation procedures are performed at DCH Regional Hospital Outpatient Center. Overnight stay in the Outpatient Center is included in our pricing. As with all of our procedures, anesthesia is provided by M.D. anesthesiologist, ensuring our uncompromising commitment to safety and pain management. Typically, we place the implants under the muscle through periareolar or inframammary incisions. The procedure usually takes about one hour to perform. We keep most patients overnight, primarily to maximize their comfort.
Can I Combine Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift?
Yes! Many of our patients choose to combine breast augmentation with a breast lift in order to treat existing breast ptosis (drooping). You may also choose to combine breast augmentation with other procedures, such as body sculpting or liposuction, to achieve a more dramatic and comprehensive improvement.
Can Breast Implants be Removed?
Yes. If you change your mind about your breast implants, the implants may be removed and exchanged for another size or shape, or you may decide to remove the implants altogether. Breast implants are typically removed using the same incision used during the augmentation surgery, so there is limited scarring as a result of breast implant removal.
What Can I Expect After Breast Augmentation?
As with any surgery that employs the use of anesthesia, you will need someone to drive you home after your procedure, and to provide basic assistance around the house while you rest and recover fully. Most patients are usually able to return to light duty work in five to seven days. Ideally, you should spend those few days resting and then gradually and gently resume regular activities over a period of about four weeks. You must wear a compressive support bra at all times during this period to keep the implants in place and protect sensitive tissue. You may experience some bruising and swelling of the breasts and chest, which may last for several weeks, but any discomfort can be managed with prescription medication, and most symptoms clear up naturally on their own. During your recovery period, you should sleep on your back using pillows on each side to keep you from rolling over. Non-strenuous sexual activity is okay after one week, but tenderness and soreness in the breasts may last for about four weeks. You must avoid heavy lifting and bending, as well as any strenuous exercise during those four weeks. In some cases, you may temporarily lose or gain sensitivity in the breasts after surgery, but this will usually subside naturally.
If you live in the Tuscaloosa area, and you want to increase your bust size with a breast augmentation procedure, contact Menard Plastic Surgery today for a consultation with Dr. Menard, a board-certified plastic surgeon providing excellence in breast augmentation procedures.