Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures from year to year, and it’s likely you know someone who has undergone or considered the procedure. Despite this, there can still be a lot of misinformation about breast augmentation and what it can do. If you’re still researching your options, here are some important things we at Aspira Plastic Surgery would like you to know.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, sometimes called breast implant surgery or breast enhancement, is a plastic surgery procedure that uses implants to increase the size and projection of the breasts. There are many different considerations that go into choosing the best procedure for each patient, such as implant type, size, and placement, but breast augmentation is generally safe in the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon. It can even sometimes be combined with other breast or body procedures like the breast lift or mommy makeover.

Am I a candidate?

Many women can benefit from breast augmentation for a wide variety of reasons. Most commonly, breasts that are too small or aged lead women to look at their surgical options. Postpartum women also sometimes consider implants for breasts that become deflated or sunken as a result of nursing. If you choose to pursue implant surgery, you should be in good health and have breasts that are no longer growing or changing so that your results aren’t affected. During your consultation with Dr. Erella, you’ll discuss any medical conditions that might prevent you from having a safe and effective procedure and recovery.

How is Breast Augmentation performed?

Every patient’s breast procedure is unique, so you’ll receive a detailed surgical plan during your consultation stage. Generally, breast augmentation is performed using a predetermined incision under or around the breast that allows access for implant placement. The implant can go either above or below the pectoral muscle, and each option has its own benefits. Once the implant is in place, the incisions are closed, and you’ll be fitted with a surgical compression garment. This helps support the new implants during your recovery.

What can I expect from recovery?

Most patients require one or two weeks of downtime after breast augmentation, with full recovery taking one or more months as the body adjusts to the new implants. You’ll need to refrain from activity or extensive movement in order to allow your body to heal, during which you can manage any pain and swelling with prescribed medications. Breast implant surgery produces immediate, excellent results when performed by a top breast plastic surgeon.

The first step in your breast augmentation process is a consultation with Dr. Erella, who can plan the best plastic surgery procedure for you and your goals. To schedule a consultation, contact our Austin office by calling or filling out our online form.

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.