Atlanta Breast Augmentation
Improve the Size & Shape of Your Breasts
Did you know that breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures with some of the highest patient satisfaction ratings? That’s because, when handled by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, breast augmentation is an incredibly safe and effective method for helping women achieve the look they want.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Through the placement of breast implants, breast augmentation can help you achieve a fuller, more symmetrical, and shapely bust. While there are many reasons women choose to have breast augmentation, most patients meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Would like to increase the size of the breasts
- Would like a more shapely and fuller breast contour
- Would like to improve breast symmetry
- Would like to restore lost volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Would like to correct tuberous breasts (also known as “snoopy boobs”)
- Is at or near an ideal weight and in general good health
The best way to determine if breast augmentation is right for you is to consult with a knowledgeable plastic surgeon. For Atlanta breast augmentation patients, Dr. Brothers can listen to your goals and work closely with you to determine the best surgical plan to meet your needs.
Breast Implant Options
After you have decided to have breast augmentation, there are a number of decisions that will still need to be made by you and your surgeon. The type, size, shape, and placement of your implants will all work together to create your final breast appearance, and it is important to understand which options will work for you.
Breast Implant Type: Silicone vs. Saline
Breast implants come in either saline or silicone. Saline implants are round and comprised of a flexible silicone exterior shell that is filled with a sterile saline solution during the procedure. Silicone implants are composed of a strong silicone rubber that is pre-filled with cohesive silicone gel.
Both types of implants can offer beautiful, natural-looking results, and your surgeon can help you decide which will provide you with your desired breast appearance.
Breast implants may be either round or teardrop shaped. Both saline and silicone come in round shapes, while teardrop, or anatomically shaped, implants are only available in highly cohesive silicone gel. The shape that will work best for you will be determined by your existing breast shape and the look you wish to achieve.
Breast Implant Placement
Your breast implants may be placed in one of two ways:
- Over the muscle (subglandular): The implant is placed under the breast and glandular tissue but above the pectoral muscle. This is a good option for women who have adequate natural breast tissue to cover the edges of the implant and can offer a quicker recovery time.
- Under the muscle (submuscular): The implant is placed underneath the pectoralis muscle. This placement provides great coverage for the implant and reduces the risk of implant rippling.
Your surgeon will recommend the ideal placement for your natural anatomy and desired results.
What to Expect from Breast Augmentation
Your breast augmentation procedure will be performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Depending on your goals, your surgeon will make one of the following incisions:
- Inframmamary: under the natural breast fold
- Peri-Areolar: around the outer edge of the areola
- Transaxillary: in the armpit
The incisions will be made as inconspicuously as possible, where resulting scars will be easily camouflaged by clothing, natural skin folds, or natural changes in your skin’s pigmentation.
Through the incision, your surgeon will place your chosen breast implant. Once the desired results have been achieved, your incision will be closed and dressed, and you will be able to return home the same day.
After Your Breast Augmentation
After your procedure, you will experience some tenderness in your breasts that can be managed with prescription pain medication. Lifting your arms may be difficult for a few days, but the tightness should slowly resolve and you may resume normal, light activity as you begin to feel more comfortable. Exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided for at least a month. Depending on the nature of your job, you should be able to return to work in about 7 – 10 days.
While you’ll likely be happy with the new and improved appearance of your breasts soon after surgery, your final results may take up to six months to fully appear.
Ready to Take Control of Your Curves?
If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation in Atlanta or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brothers, give us a call! We’d love to help you on your way to a new you!