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Breast Augmentation

What is Breast Augmentation (Breast Implant) Surgery?

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure among women seeking to increase their breast size and create fuller, shapelier breasts. At Associates in Plastic Surgery, located in Baton Rouge, we have assisted countless individuals in achieving their body goals by delivering personalized and stunning outcomes through breast augmentation procedures.

During breast augmentation surgery, silicone or saline breast implants are placed under the breast tissue or under the pectoralis major chest muscle for optimal appearance and symmetry. The type of implant used and the exact location of the surgical incision will be determined during your consultation.


Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Ideal candidates for a breast augmentation include women with breasts that are naturally small, women with asymmetrical breasts, and those who have lost volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.

Candidates must have realistic goals when it comes to enhancing the aesthetics of their breasts. Patients who do not have health conditions such as breast cancer are excellent candidates for this procedure

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Initial Consultation

After performing an exam and reviewing pertinent health history, your surgeon may order lab work, a mammogram, and other pre-operative tests as deemed necessary. You will have the opportunity to try on different sizes of breast implants and feel silicone and saline implants.

During your initial consultation for breast implants, you will meet with our board certified plastic surgeon to discuss what your aesthetic goals are for the procedure. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed explanation of the breast augmentation procedure, answer your questions, and determine a surgical plan of care based on your expected outcome.

Lastly, you will meet with a surgery coordinator to discuss fees, surgery scheduling options, and make a pre-operative appointment to meet with the nurse for final preparation prior to surgery.

What to Expect During Breast Augmentation

Your breast augmentation will be performed in our office in Baton Rouge with a qualified anesthesia provider. Operative time in most cases is approximately one hour. Most breast implant procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day. You will need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after your procedure.

The procedure will start by administering anesthesia. Once the anesthesia takes effect, incisions will be made in the target areas based on the treatment plan. The surgeon will always choose inconspicuous areas in order to camouflage and minimize post-surgical marks.

Breast augmentation incision options include the transaxillary incision (made in the armpit), the periareolar incision (made around the areola), and the inframammary incision (made in the breast crease).

Pockets are then created in the tissues of the breasts. The implants are inserted, and then incisions are closed using surgical sutures. Bandages and other protective garments are used to protect the breasts.


What is the Cost of Breast Augmentation?

Pricing for Breast Augmentation includes doctor fees, hospital fees, and anesthesia.

*Prices may vary based on the specific needs of the patient and scope of the procedure

If the cost of your breast enlargement procedure is not suitable for your budget, we offer convenient financing through CareCredit.

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Your nurse will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions at your pre-operative visit and will review them again prior to your discharge home. Recovery time for breast implant surgery is about two weeks, and most patients take pain medication for a few days. Patients can typically return to work within 1-2 weeks, but heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling should be avoided for the first 8-12 weeks following your surgery.

Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are to be expected during the first few days of breast augmentation recovery. These issues will dissipate over time. A special surgical bra will need to be worn during the initial phase of the recovery period to provide additional support. The breasts will feel tender to the touch, and there may also be a feeling of tightness around the area.


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To learn more about your options regarding breast augmentation in Baton Rouge, schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer your questions and get you started with the breast-enhancement process. Contact our office and set up an appointment.

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