It’s not surprising that breast augmentation is one of the most commonly requested aesthetic procedures: It’s a simple and effective way for women to enhance their natural physique, restore symmetry or shape, or regain balance following weight loss or pregnancy. At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Oklahoma City, top-rated cosmetic surgeons Dr. Trent Fogleman and Dr. Paul Benien Jr. offer breast augmentation surgery to women who are ready to feel more confident about their shape. To find out more, call or book your appointment online today.
Breast augmentation surgery uses silicone gel implants or saline implants to increase the size of naturally small breasts, or to restore volume to breasts left smaller by pregnancy or significant weight loss.
The procedure can also correct natural breast asymmetry or provide a more rounded shape. Some of the most common reasons women choose to have breast augmentation are:
Although breast augmentation will increase volume and create symmetry, it can’t correct overly saggy breasts. To address sagging breasts during breast augmentation surgery, the team at Cosmetic Surgery Center performs breast lift surgery in combination with the augmentation procedure.
The Food and Drug Administration approves two types of breast implants for augmentation surgery: silicone gel and saline.
The main differences between silicone and saline implants deal with appearance and feel. Many women say silicone gel implants look and feel more like a natural breast, while saline implants, which tend to be less expensive, are easier to insert and replace, should the need arise.
After you decide on the type of implant, you’ll have more decisions about shape and degree of firmness. The team at Cosmetic Surgery Center helps you understand your options so you can make an informed choice.
Breast augmentation is a straightforward cosmetic surgery that uses either intravenous sedation or a general anesthetic. After your surgeon makes an incision under your breast, in your armpit, or just below your nipple, he lifts the breast tissue, creates a pocket within your chest, and places the implant in the pocket.
The pockets that hold your implants may be in front of or behind your pectoral muscles. Implants that are placed behind your pectoral muscles may interfere less with breastfeeding and mammograms.
Your anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendations determine where your incision will be, how your implant is inserted, and where it’s positioned in your chest.
After applying bandages to your incisions, your surgical team gives you a compression garment to support your new breasts and to reduce post-procedure swelling and bruising.
Any swelling diminishes as your incisions heal, usually within a few days. Scarring from the incisions tends to be minimal and should fade to its permanent state within six months.
Although your breast augmentation results will be immediate, it may take a few weeks for your implants to settle into their permanent shape and position.
*Individual results may vary