Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a popular surgical procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts using implants for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Candidates may be dissatisfied with their naturally small breasts, asymmetrical breasts, or breast volume loss. Whether performed as a standalone procedure or combined with other surgical methods, breast augmentation with Dr. Burnett and his team of experts will provide you with several options to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Breast augmentation can have many benefits. Once the breast implants have settled into position, you will likely have better proportions, a curvier figure, a more feminine shape, and a more attractive body. Breast augmentation can even correct breast asymmetry to create a more balanced figure.
Women who long to increase the size of their breasts might worry that plastic surgery will make their chest appear “fake.” Not only will breast augmentation with certain implants provide you with natural-looking breasts, but it will also emphasize the curvature of your body.
Some women may feel that tight-fitting shirts or cleavage-baring blouses do not fit them correctly because of the shape and size of their breasts. Undergoing breast augmentation surgery will allow you to look and feel beautiful wearing certain clothing that is flattering to the chest.
Due to their breast size, shape, or lack of volume, some women may feel insecure about the appearance of their breasts. Many women report an increased sense of confidence as a result of the added volume and youthful contours achieved with breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia and takes about one hour to complete. Dr. Burnett uses several factors such as the patient’s body type, skin elasticity, and breast anatomy to help determine the best options to achieve their aesthetic goals. The patient will make the final decision when it comes to her options for breast augmentation. Implant sizers will be used, and Dr. Burnett and his team may make suggestions with regard to implant type, size, and position, but ultimately, the patient will make these decisions for herself.
In preparation for your breast augmentation procedure, you will need to plan to take up to one week off from work. If you smoke, you should plan to quit smoking at least two weeks before your procedure. You will also need to make several decisions regarding your breast implants, such as implant type, texture, size, shape, and placement. Dr. Burnett will go over the advantages and disadvantages of each of these options with you during your consultation. He will be happy to assist you in making the best decisions that will help accomplish your goals.
Soreness, swelling, and bruising are common during your first week of recovery, though patients are typically able to perform daily activities during that time. Any strenuous exercise should be avoided until approved by Dr. Burnett. Postoperative care instructions will be given to you before leaving the facility. It is imperative that all aftercare instructions are followed to optimize results and avoid complications.
Your breasts will be more aesthetically pleasing in size and shape, and you will be able to enjoy your results for many years. Final results will be apparent after the swelling subsides, usually after several weeks. Incisions can take longer to fade depending on the body’s ability to heal, skin type, and skin tone. Implants may take some time to settle into their new position, so they may seem high on the chest initially but will adjust as they settle after a few months.
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation surgery are those with naturally small breasts or who struggle with deflation due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Patients with excessively sagging breasts may be better suited for a breast lift procedure or a breast lift combined with their augmentation. Ideal patients must also be in good physical health and not smoke.
Dr. Burnett prefers to use Natrelle® breast implants made by Allergan. Natrelle® offers saline and silicone (gummy) implants to provide you with the breasts you desire.
Breast augmentation should take only one procedure. Dr. Burnett prides himself on getting it right the first time. He is often called on to revise previous breast augmentations that were performed incorrectly by other surgeons or that developed complications.
As with most procedures, breast augmentation side effects may include bleeding, infection, changes in breast sensation, scarring, capsular contracture, implant rupture, and other complications.