What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses top-quality implants to increase the size and fullness of your breasts. This approach can also enhance the shape of your breasts.
There are numerous types of implants to choose from. Various materials offer a distinct set of pros and cons, and there are also different shapes available. During your consultation with David M. Godat, MD, he can help you select the implants that best suit your body type and augmentation goals.
You may want to consider adding the internal bra procedure to your augmentation. This technique helps you get the best value from your surgery by providing internal support for your implants, preventing sagging and stretched skin.
Why do women pursue breast augmentation?
Every woman has a unique set of reasons for choosing breast augmentation, and none of those reasons are any more or less valid than another. The most important aspect of considering breast augmentation is whether the results will improve your body confidence. Like all plastic surgery procedures, you should never consider breast augmentation to meet someone else’s aesthetic ideals.
Some women choose breast augmentation to replace the fullness they lose after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Losing a significant amount of weight can also change the shape and size of your breasts, and implants can help you achieve balance with the rest of your body.
For some, breast augmentation is a matter of achieving optimal proportions. If you have full and curvy hips, more voluminous breasts can create a classic hourglass figure. Some women are simply excited to feel great about their body in a swimsuit or in the shower.
What happens during breast augmentation surgery?
During breast augmentation surgery, you have general anesthesia, so you won’t be aware of any part of the surgical process. Dr. Godat begins by making the incisions needed to gain access to your breast tissue. He then positions the implants to achieve the best effect.
Your incision placement and the positioning of your implants depends on your anatomy, the type of implant you have chosen, and the amount of volume you’re adding. Dr. Godat discusses your surgical plan with you in detail prior to your surgery, so you know what to expect.
Once he’s happy with the placement, Dr. Godat closes your incisions using layered sutures inside your breasts and skin adhesives, sutures, or surgical tape on your external incisions. You are taken to a recovery area and monitored as the anesthesia wears off.
Breast augmentation recovery averages three weeks, and Dr. Godat provides you with a post-operative bra to wear during this time. Most patients return to work within a few days of surgery, but there are activity restrictions you need to adhere to. Dr. Godat explains the entire healing process with you to ensure a safe and swift recovery.
When you’re ready to explore the options for achieving the breast size and shape you desire, call the office to schedule a breast augmentation consultation with David M. Godat, MD.