Technically called an augmentation mammoplasty, a breast augmentation surgically alters the size and volume of your breasts. Through the use of implants, the procedure can enhance your breasts, making them:
While many women get breast augmentations for cosmetic reasons, they’re also common for women who’ve had breast cancer and undergone a mastectomy. If you’ve had a mastectomy, breast augmentation can rebuild your breast, giving it the shape, size, and placement you want.
Depending on your goals, Dr. Bootstaylor may recommend using either saline or silicone implants. Dr. Bootstaylor offers Natrelle® gummy implants for a form-stable, natural look.
When you see Dr. Bootstaylor for a breast augmentation, she takes her time during your consultation to understand exactly what you’re looking for in the procedure and determines the best course of treatment. She discusses the need for realistic expectations and lets you know what to expect during the breast augmentation surgery.
On the day of the surgery, anesthesia is administered, and Dr. Bootstaylor makes an incision for the implants. Depending on a variety of factors, including your anatomy, the type of implant, and its size, the incision may be:
Dr. Bootstaylor uses this incision to make a pocket in the breast tissue and places the implant. She may also remove excess skin to lift and firm the breast, and then closes the incision. The whole procedure takes 1 - 2 hours.
Women get breast augmentations for a variety of reasons. You may want larger breasts, or to restore your breasts to their pre-pregnancy state. You may also opt for the procedure because your breasts are different sizes, or so they don’t sag as much.
Regardless of the reason, a breast augmentation can boost your confidence and enhance your body’s profile and silhouette. It allows you to look shapely in everything from dresses to T-shirts, and can even make you feel more beautiful.
To see what a breast augmentation can do for you, call Dr. Bootstaylor's office today. She can talk to you about the procedure, give you a realistic expectation of the results, and answer any questions you may have. You can even book your initial consultation online.