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 helped numerous individuals reach their body goals by providing them with personalized and beautiful results from their breast augmentation.
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.
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.
During your initial consultation for breast implants, you will meet with one of our board certified plastic surgeons 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.
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.
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 AAAASF accredited office surgical suite 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.
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 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.
Scheduling Your Breast Augmentation
Contact Associates in Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today to schedule a consultation for your breast augmentation. We can provide you with all of the information you need and can let you know if breast augmentation is the right procedure for helping you reach your aesthetic goals. If you decide that you want to undergo breast augmentation surgery, our team can provide you with beautiful and natural-looking results.