Is an underdeveloped bust detracting from your appearance? Regain your self-confidence with breast augmentation surgery performed by Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery in Georgia. Our modern and comfortable office caters to residents of Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and nearby areas in Georgia.
What is a breast augmentation/breast enlargement?
Many people refer to breast augmentation as a “boob job,” but medically it is known as augmentation mammoplasty, and may be performed using either saline-filled or silicone-filled implants. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the breasts by augmenting size and volume. Breast augmentation may also alter the shape and protrusion of the breasts.
Why do women choose Breast Augmentation?
Patients choose this procedure for multiple reasons: some want to increase their size, some want to recover lost volume after weight loss or pregnancy, some want to create symmetry or lift and firm the breast, and some want to rebuild the breast after cancer. Breast augmentation is best for those who are seeking improvement, not perfection.
What is the goal of Breast Augmentation?
Many women yearn for a fuller figure with more voluminous breasts to improve their overall appearance, particularly when wearing certain garments. Breast augmentation surgery can give you larger, fuller breasts to help improve your overall figure and boost your self-esteem. Breast augmentation may also alter the shape, volume, and protrusion of your breasts, achieving a totally personalized enhancement.
Who should consider Breast Augmentation?
Almost any healthy adult who feels her breasts are too small may be an excellent candidate for breast augmentation; however, breast augmentation is most suited for patients seeking the following enhancements:
- Increase the size, volume, and fullness of one or both breasts
- Restore volume and fullness lost due to pregnancy and lactation
- Reduce sagging resulting from dramatic weight loss
- Rejuvenate breasts that have lost volume due to aging
- Restore breast volume lost as a result of a mastectomy
- Augment breast volume and fullness in transgender women
- Balance breasts that are lopsided or asymmetrical
- Balance the body’s overall proportions
Many of our patients also elect to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to prevent premature sagging and support the augmented size and volume of their new breasts.
How is Breast Augmentation performed?
Before the surgery takes place, Dr. Bootstaylor and the patient will discuss objectives, the best implant to use, and where to make the incision. Implants vary by filler and in size and will be based on the patient’s breast anatomy, body type and desired an increase in size. Incisions can be made where the chest meets the breast, around the areola, in the armpit, or in the navel.
Working through the incision, the patient’s breast tissue will be lifted to create a pocket, and then the chosen implant will be positioned within this pocket. The surgery is typically completed in one to two hours and is done under general anesthesia.
Dr. Bootstaylor performs surgical procedures at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital, Lake Spivey Ambulatory Surgery Care, LLC, and WellStar Windy Hill Hospital.
How quickly will I heal after Breast Augmentation?
The good news is that most patients are able to return to work within a few days. But during the first 24 to 48 hours, patients typically feel sore and tired. Medication can help control almost any discomfort during this recovery period. The stitches will be removed in a week to 10 days, and within three to five weeks all swelling should be gone.
Are there any risks with Breast Augmentation?
As with any operation, there are risks associated with surgery and specific complications associated with this procedure. The most common problem is something called capsular contracture. It occurs if the scar or capsule around the implant begins to tighten and can be treated in several ways. Excessive bleeding, swelling, and infection are also possible, but certainly not likely. The majority of patients do not experience these or any other complications. However, these and any other possible risks will be fully discussed prior to surgery.
Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team provides excellence in breast augmentation surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness. Our facility caters to patients who live in Atlanta, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding areas in Georgia. Contact us today for a consultation!