Many women with naturally small breasts desire a fuller, more voluptuous chest. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging can also make a woman’s once full breasts appear flat and deflated. Breast augmentation uses implants to restore lost breast volume and enhance breast shape for a fuller, more attractive appearance.
Following your breast augmentation, you will likely experience some swelling and bruising, but these should resolve after a few weeks. You will be given a compression garment during your recovery to help minimize swelling. Should any discomfort or pain occur, you will be prescribed pain medication to help alleviate these symptoms. Make sure you avoid any strenuous activities for at least six weeks. You may return to work in about 1 week after your surgery.
It will take a few months for your final results to become apparent.
Scarring will vary depending on which technique is used during your breast augmentation. Any scarring that does occur can be covered with clothing and will fade over time. Cigarette smoking, sun exposure, and your genetics all play a factor in the final appearance of your surgical scars.
The cost of your procedure will vary based on certain factors including surgical fees and techniques. Dr. Pearce will provide you with an accurate price sheet to help determine a surgical plan that will best meet your needs.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
What type of anesthesia will be used during my procedure?
Dr. Pearce will perform your breast augmentation using general anesthesia.
Can fat grafting be used for my breast augmentation procedure?
Yes. Dr. Pearce can use the technique of fat grafting for breast augmentation for women looking to increase the size of their breasts with more subtle results. Fat grafting is also performed using general anesthesia.
Which incision will best accommodate my breast implants?
Both saline and silicone breast implants can be placed through either the periareolar or the inframammary incision. However, silicone implants may require a larger incision to be made.
What is the best implant placement choice?
Dr. Pearce prefers submuscular placement because it has been shown to decrease the risk of capsular contracture. However, he will work with each patient based on her goals and desires, as long as she understands the risks involved with surgery.