Like many women, you may desire a breast augmentation due to a loss of volume in your breasts. What once enhanced your physique and complemented your femininity may now look dull or flat. Perhaps you have never felt completely comfortable with your current shape and have always wanted a full-bodied figure. Either way, your breast size can significantly impact the way you feel about your appearance.
Whether due to weight loss, the results of pregnancy or simple heredity, your breasts can lose their natural shape, begin to droop or lack structure altogether, but with a breast augmentation, you can restore that natural fullness and regain an appreciation for your figure.
When you receive a breast augmentation at Cosmetic Surgeons of Michigan, PC, you will have peace of mind knowing that your results will be artfully designed by one of our physicians and look natural to your body. You will even find added security in our AAAHC-accredited and licensed surgical facility or a private hospital setting, which ensures your safety and confidentiality during the surgical process.
Why Should You Receive Breast Augmentation?
Your breast augmentation will involve the use of implants to restore a natural volume to your breasts, which will give them a better projection off of your chest. If you are feeling self-conscious about your breasts and the way they shape your body contour, then an augmentation may improve your self-image and help your body look more proportional.
Your decision to receive a breast augmentation is a personal one, and it’s a choice that should be made for your benefit alone. Boosting your self-esteem, rejuvenating your appearance and enhancing your body contour are all good reasons to receive a breast augmentation.
Things to Consider Before Surgery
To create the most personal result, you will meet with our physicians to discuss your aesthetic goals and determine your candidacy for breast augmentation. You will review your medical history together and discuss your options for surgery, which will include decisions about the type of implant to use, the proper incisional technique, the shape of your new breasts, the best location to have the surgery performed and recovery instructions.
We want you to feel completely comfortable receiving your breast augmentation and make sure that we answer all of your questions during your consultation. Together with our physicians, you can view our before and after gallery and weigh the options of whether breast augmentation surgery is right for you.
What Is the Procedure Like?
During your consultation, you will decide which incision and implant type is best for the result you want to achieve. Both saline and silicone gel implants are used to increase breast fullness, and the material you choose will depend on the size, shape and consistency you desire along with your budget.
To begin your procedure, one of our physicians will place you under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during surgery. Afterwards, an incision will be made based on the type of implant you are using and its size.
Your physician can either perform submuscular placement (implants placed under the pectoral muscle) or subglandular placement (implants placed over the muscle) during your augmentation procedure. Again, the placement chosen will depend on your aesthetic goals, which you will have discussed during your consultation.
Once your physician has placed your implants, he will close the incisions with sutures and take you to the recovery area of the facility. Breast augmentation procedures typically take no more than two hours to complete.
Your Results and Recovery
When your surgery is finished, your physician will bandage your breasts, which will help support them during the recovery process. You will be able to see and feel the results of your breast augmentation immediately after surgery, but it will take some time for your incisions to heal completely.
Generally, you can return home after a few hours in our recovery center, where you can begin caring for your breasts according to your physician’s instructions, ensuring that your incisions heal properly. It may help to have a friend or family member assist you during this recovery period, since your mobility will be limited.
For the security of your incisions, we recommend that you limit physical activity for the first 24-48 hours after surgery. You will experience some soreness from swelling for the next few weeks as you heal, which is natural, and Dr. Goffas may prescribe medications to help with any pain and reduce the risk of infection. He will also schedule a follow-up appointment a few days after your surgery to make sure your recovery is going smoothly.
You can resume your normal daily routine at the discretion of your physician, and as you increase your activity you can begin incorporating your new breasts into your everyday life. As long as you follow your post-operative instructions and visit your physician for routine examinations, you can enjoy your new breasts for years.
If you would like more information about breast augmentation surgery, or to find out whether the procedure is right for you, contact Cosmetic Surgeons of Michigan, PC at 586-773-6900 and schedule a consultation with one of our physicians.