Mommy Makeover Dallas
Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Allen, Texas. Breast augmentation. as part of a mommy makeover, can give women who have lost breast mass after pregnancy or breastfeeding a fuller, firmer, and better-proportioned look through the placement of saline or silicone implants. Under Dr. Jejurikar’s care, patients enjoy great-looking, natural-feeling breasts that are one or more cup sizes larger after the operation. Dr. Jejurikar takes the time during the preoperative consultation to learn each patient’s goals from breast augmentation surgery and to decide which implant type and implant placement is best.
Breast augmentation can achieve dramatic and beautiful results on its own, as well as in conjunction with a mommy makeover. Sometimes, Dr. Jejurikar recommends combining breast augmentation with abreast lift for more satisfying results.
Saline and Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Breast implants are silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. Both implant types are safe, and each offers its own advantages. Dr. Jejurikar will help you decide which kind is right for you. During surgery, Dr. Jejurikar will place the implants behind each breast, underneath either breast tissue or the chest wall muscle.
Silicone breast implants are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for breast augmentation surgery. In women who have lost breast tissue with pregnancy or breast feeding, silicone gel-filled breast implants may be preferable to saline-filled breast implants, since they are softer and feel more natural.
Breast Augmentation Surgery – Incision Techniques
The breast augmentation procedure lasts one to two hours and is typically performed with general anesthesia. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places on the breast to minimize scar visibility. These may be located:
- In the armpit (transaxillary),
- In the crease on the underside of the breast (inframammry), or
- Around the areola, which is the dark skin around the nipple (periareolar).
The breast is then lifted, creating a pocket into which the implant is inserted.
Breast Augmentation Surgery – Placement Options
Implant placement beneath the muscle of the chest offers a few advantages over placement beneath the breast tissue only. These include reduced risk of capsular contracture (post-operative tightening around the implant) and less interference with mammogram examinations. Possible disadvantages include elevated pain in the first few days following surgery.
After the implants have been inserted and positioned beneath the nipples, the incisions are stitched closed, then taped and bandaged. In a few days, these bandages may be replaced with a surgical bra.
Most patients feel tired and sore after breast augmentation surgery, but this usually passes in a day or two. Many patients return to work within the week.
Stitches are removed 5 to 10 days after breast augmentation. Any post-operative pain, swelling and sensitivity will diminish over the first few weeks.
Scars from breast augmentation incisions will begin to fade in a few months and will continue to fade for months or years.