In my practice, women seek breast augmentation for many reasons. Some women naturally have breasts that are disproportionately small for their body, others are seeking to restore the volume they lost after breastfeeding or weight loss. But whatever the reason breast augmentation is about regaining lost confidence, restoring balance, and letting your inner diva shine through.
I use silicone gel breast implants exclusively, to provide the most natural results in terms of both look and feel, so that a woman’s experience with her breast implants is as close to her original reality as possible. I know how important it is when you’re moving, exercising, or hugging your loved ones, that the touch, feel, and sensation are all natural. I use the implant that is the best fit for each woman’s body and specific esthetic goals. The implant itself may be round or anatomically shaped, and surface may be smooth or textured. These modern implants are placed in a pocket behind the pectoral muscle or directly under the breast tissue through a small incision in the breast crease.
I explain to all my patients that getting breast implants is a lifelong commitment. With implants comes a responsibility to maintaining them over time. This is why I take the time to sit down and explain the inherent risks so that my patients understand what their responsibilities are in this procedure.
The decision to have a breast augmentation is a big one! And there are many different choices and options available, that often patients arrive in my office feeling overwhelmed. I will take you through each step in the decision making process and formulate an individual plan that is right for each patient and their body.
Combine a breast augmentation with a breast lift to improve the overall shape of your breasts. Breast augmentation can be combined with a tummy tuck during a mommy makeover.
- How long is the surgery? 1 ½ hours.
- General or local anesthesia? General anesthesia.
- When can I go home? The same day as the surgery.
- When can I go back to work? Plan for 1-2 weeks before returning to work depending on the placement of the implant.
- When can I exercise? I ask my patients to avoid any activities that will cause the implants to move for a full 4 weeks after surgery.
- Painful? There is minimal pain if the implant is placed over the muscle, and more moderate pain if the implant is placed under the muscle.
- How long do the results last? Implants don’t necessarily last forever. There is a chance that you will need another surgery during your lifetime to maintain your implants. I partner with my patients for the long term, to make sure their implants maintain a natural, balanced appearance and evolve with them throughout every stage of their lives.