Feeling unhappy with your breasts is normal, whether your chest is naturally small or your breasts became deflated after pregnancy. At Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Ltd in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, aesthetic surgeon George Speace, MD, offers breast augmentation to recontour your breasts, enlarge them, or make them more symmetrical. To consult with Dr. Speace about breast augmentation, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Breast augmentation is a type of cosmetic or reconstructive surgery dedicated to improving the shape of your breasts or expanding their size. If your breasts are small, flat, or asymmetrical, Dr. Speace can use implants to improve the look of your chest and help you appreciate your body’s shape.
Breast augmentation surgery is relatively straightforward. Dr. Speace gives you either general anesthesia to put you to sleep or local anesthesia and a mild sedative. Either way, you won’t feel the incisions or the insertion of your implants.
Dr. Speace examines your anatomy before coming up with your surgical treatment strategy. He may choose to make your incisions in your breast crease, around your nipple, or near your armpit. Then, he positions your implants under the breast tissue either above or below your pectoral muscles.
One key part of getting a breast augmentation is selecting the type of implant you’d like. Dr. Speace provides several options to give you a variety of choices in the texture, shape, and profile of your implants. Your choices are:
Saline implants include an empty silicone shell that Dr. Speace fills to your specifications with sterile saltwater. You can get saline implants starting at age 18.
Silicone implants also use a silicone shell but are filled with a rigid silicone gel instead of saltwater. Silicone implants feel like natural breasts, but you need to come in regularly for Dr. Speace to check them. You must be at least 22 years old to get a silicone implant breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation can give you a new appreciation for your body, something that all women can benefit from. However, not everyone is a great candidate for the surgery, and there are several factors to consider before you start the process. After a discussion of your health, goals, and outlook, Dr. Speace may consider you as a breast augmentation candidate if you:
After deciding that you’re a candidate for a breast augmentation, Dr. Speace helps you choose the right implant type and gives you preparation instructions to follow before your surgery.
If you’re unhappy with the way your breasts look, call the office or request an appointment at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Ltd online today.