There are many different reasons that patients might choose to undergo a breast procedure. Whatever your reason or aesthetic goal, Aspira Plastic Surgery can guide you through every step of your breast procedure process so that you get the best confidence-boosting results. Here are the basics of the breast procedures that we offer.

Breast Augmentation

This procedure is generally the first one that people think of regarding plastic surgery, and with good reason— breast augmentation procedures have a long and proven track record of getting women the profile and projection they want. The procedure usually uses implants, which can be silicone or saline, and can be placed submuscular or subglandular. You’ll also have a selection of incisions to consider. Don’t worry, though— Dr. Erella can guide you through the decision-making process to achieve your perfect size.

Breast Lift

A breast lift can usually benefit patients that might also be considering a breast augmentation. Over time, the breasts can sag and stretch, and this can especially be the case after pregnancy and nursing. A breast lift can excise skin and restore the breasts to their natural, youthful position and is often paired with an augmentation. You’ll need to determine which goal you’re hoping to achieve so that Dr. Erella can determine the best treatment plan for you.

Breast Reduction

This procedure can be highly beneficial to patients who struggle with breasts that are disproportionately large for their body and suffer from negative effects. After an incision is made, breast tissue and excess skin are removed. The areolae can also be reduced in size and the nipple can be repositioned to a more appropriate position for the reduced breast. Patients seeking breast reduction surgery also benefit from having a breast lift procedure, since their breasts will need repositioning after tissue is removed. Dr. Erella offers a selection of effective techniques to help you achieve the size you want.

Breast Revision

The breast augmentation process doesn’t end after your recovery. Sometimes, the implants may have complications or you might want a different shape, type, or size. A breast revision can correct many things after your augmentation to ensure you get the best, long-term results out of your procedure.

If you are considering your options for a breast procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella, a board certified plastic surgeon serving the Austin area.

A breast augmentation can be a solution to larger, more symmetrical breasts but the idea of recovery can be daunting for some. Your recovery is important not only to your health, but to achieve optimal results from your procedure. By following a few tips, you can ensure a successful recovery.

Wear Your Support Bra

Your support bra will be provided to you after your procedure and should be worn around the clock for as long as your surgeon recommends. Your support bra will provide support for your new breasts as well as help to minimize swelling. Although you might be tempted to peek at your incision sites, it is important to leave them covered under your bandages and garments to avoid reopening them. You will also want to wear loose fitting shirts that can fit comfortably over the support bra and will not require you to raise your arms too high to put on.

Take the Proper Time off Work

After your breast enhancement procedure, you might be eager to get back to your daily life and work, but it is important to take the proper time off to heal and recover at home. Getting enough rest is essential to your body’s healing process. You should plan to take at least a week off work after your procedure, but if your job is more strenuous, you might need more time. You should also have a designated caregiver for the first few days at home to assist you with anything you need.

Follow Restrictions Carefully

You will be required to follow some physical restrictions after your breast augmentation procedure. Your surgeon will provide you with a timeline for what you can and can’t do. In general, you should avoid movement that might cause the breasts to bounce such as running and jumping until you’ve fully healed. Other movements that target the chest such as lifting should also be avoided to prevent incisions from reopening.

Your plastic surgeon is your best source for recovery information. To help ensure your procedure and recovery go smoothly, choose a board-certified plastic surgeon you can trust! To schedule your consultation with Dr. Erella, contact our office today.

Breast augmentation is the most popular surgical procedure to date, and with good reason. This breast procedure can do wonders for a woman’s confidence, creating a more proportionate body silhouette and helping clothing to fit better. When thinking about breast augmentation surgery there are many things to take into consideration, including the type of breast implant. Read on for a breakdown on the two most popular implants used today: saline and silicone.

Saline Implants

Saline has been used to enhance the breasts since the 1940s, and saline implants are still very popular today. These implants are available to women over the age of 18, and are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. These implants are filled after they are placed into the breast pocket, so a smaller incision is often possible. However, implant rippling is more common with saline implants.

Silicone Implants

The first silicone implant was created in 1961 and they are now used throughout the world. These implants are filled with a silicone gel, and offer the feeling of natural breast tissue. Because silicone implants are pre-filled, a larger incision may be required to place them. However, silicone implants are much safer than they used to be, and are the most commonly used implant today. Women must be 22 years or older to receive silicone breast implants.

There are pros and cons associated with each type of implant, and the type that is right for you will depend on your individual anatomy and desired breast surgery goals. To learn more about breast augmentation in the Austin area, contact Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today at  (512)730-3885 to schedule a consultation.