What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation remains as one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Breast augmentation is performed to increase breast size or breast asymmetry. Women looking to enhance the appearance of their breasts are often thrilled with the results that their implants provide. With the wide variety of implants and placement techniques available, each woman can achieve her own ideal look.
Am I A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
If you are looking to increase the size of your breasts, correct asymmetry or restore lost volume, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation.
During your consultation with San Antonio breast surgeon Dr. Ortegon, it is important that you are clear and realistic with your goals and expectations. This way, he will best be able to help you achieve the look that you want.
Reasons For Breast Augmentation Procedure
- Increasing the size of small breasts for a more feminine figure
- Improving your body’s overall proportions
- Correcting problems with breast asymmetry
- Improving the appearance of breasts that have lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss
Breast Augmentation Procedure
Before starting the procedure, you will be placed under either local or general anesthesia based on the recommendation of your board-certified plastic surgeon. Your choice of implant is inserted into your breast either sub-glandular or sub-muscularly, depending on what was discussed during your consultation with Dr. Ortegon.
The Difference Between Sub-glandular or Sub-muscular
Subglandular simply means that the implant is placed in a pocket behind the breast gland and on top of the muscle. Submuscular is when the implant is behind BOTH your breast gland and muscle. Advantages of placement of implants behind your breast muscle include a reduced risk of hardening scar tissue and less interference with mammograms. A downside is that this may require drainage tubes and a longer recovery period. With implants inserted sub-glandular, the breasts may move more naturally when using the chest muscles and slight breast sagging is corrected. Breast augmentation typically lasts 1 to 2 hours.
Types of incisions
Incision areas vary from patient to patient based on the implant and the preferences of you and your surgeon. The surgeon always chooses an incision place that will minimize scar visibility. The types of incisions used for breast augmentation surgery are:
- The inframammary incision (along with the crease beneath the breast)
- The trans-axillary incision (in the arm pit)
- The peri-areolar incision (at the edge of the areolas)
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Types of Breast Implants
There are two main types of implants – saline and silicone. Silicone can be either a more liquid gel or a cohesive gel. Each type of implant has its own set of benefits. One woman may prefer saline for its rupture safe filling and natural feel. However, another patient may choose silicone for the more structured shape. If you have any questions, call our San Antonio office today to discuss which type of implant may be right for you.
Fat Grafting for Breast Enhancement
Patients looking for a more natural look or smaller breast enhancement procedure may also consider breast augmentation with fat grafting.
Saline-filled implants are silicone shells filled with sterile salt water. These types of implants are inserted into the breast pocket while empty and filled once in place.
Silicone Breast Implant
Breast augmentation allows women to achieve their ideal bodies thanks to a wide variety of procedure options and many different implant options. Silicone gel breast implants continue to be a favorite choice for women, providing them with results that look and feel extremely natural. At San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery we offer round gel implants and gummy bear implants.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Natrelle 410 breast implants are made with a highly cohesive silicone gel filler and come in a shape designed to mimic the natural curves of a woman’s breast. These anatomically shaped, or teardrop shaped breast implants can provide you with the natural look and feel you want to achieve with your breast augmentation. If you’re looking for a safe and reliable silicone implant that allows you the personalization you want for your enhancement, the Natrelle 410 implants may be the right choice for you.
Round Gel Implants
Natrelle’s Inspira implants use the same FDA approved silicone gel that Natrelle has been using for 10 years to provide women with the natural-looking enhancements they desire. If you are looking to shape your feminine figure with fuller, beautiful curves, Inspira can be an effective option.
Natrelle Silicone Gel Implant Before and After
*Individual results may vary
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Breast Augmentation Recovery
Post-procedure, Dr. Ortegon will recommend that you wear a surgical bra to minimize swelling and provides support for the breasts. For a few days post-surgery, you may feel tired and sore and you may need to take a few days to rest at home. We will provide you with a detailed set of care instructions to follow during recovery. A typical recovery period lasts several days, but you will need to limit your activity for a couple of weeks. Swelling and scars will continue to dissipate over time.
Schedule A Consultation
Trust the Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation Specialist, Dr. Delio Ortegon. Say goodbye to long recoveries and get back to your life! Call us today at (210)951-2483 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves San Antonio and surrounding areas in Texas.