What is Breast Augmentation?
The breast augmentation surgery and process will help revive breast volume loss after weight loss or pregnancy. Breast augmentation will help you achieve a much more full breast form or enhance natural breast size and correct asymmetry.
Your breast augmentation procedure will occur in our private surgical suite which is AAAASF certified and equipped to hospital standards. Typically, breast augmentation surgery is a relatively short procedure and patients are able to go home the same day. The procedure rarely requires a hospital stay, and patients are typically even comfortable enough to walk themselves out of the operating room.
Your breast augmentation will be performed under general anesthesia, where you are asleep for the entire operation. You’ll be able to wake up comfortably in our private recovery room with the care and attention of our expertly trained registered nurse staff.
What Results Should I Expect from Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation may alter the dimensions and shape of the breasts. The operation can enhance body image and self-esteem. At Charlotte Plastic Surgery, we always recommend a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons to determine the type of breast implants that will fit your desired look.
Breast augmentation surgery may:
- Boost fullness and projection of your breasts
- Boost balance of hip and breast contours
- Improve your self-image and self-confidence
It’s important to understand that your breasts will likely change over time thanks to the effects of general aging and gravity. Also, weight gain or weight loss may alter the way your breasts look. If you become dissatisfied with the look of your breasts, then you may need more surgery down the road to address these concerns.
Am I an ideal candidate for breast augmentation?
Patient satisfaction for breast augmentation is typically very high, especially when the patient is in the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon who is expertly trained to understand their concerns and goals and knows exactly how to address them. You’re probably a good surgical candidate if:
The following are some qualifications for breast augmentation surgery:
- You’re healthy and you are not pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- You have realistic expectations
- Your breasts are fully developed
- You’re bothered by the feeling that your natural breasts are too small in size
- You’re frustrated with your breasts slimming shape and volume loss postpartum, after weight fluctuations, or because of aging
- Your breasts are asymmetrical (different sizes)
- One or both breasts neglected to grow normally or possess an elongated shape (tubular breast deformity)
Meet with one of our talented surgeons to discuss your breast augmentation options.
What is Recovery Like?
Soreness and swelling is likely for a few days to a couple of weeks after the breast augmentation surgery. Some bruising is also possible. Anticipate your surgical scars to fade over time.
For your recovery, your surgeon will give you a list of physical restrictions and helpful tips to make sure you have a stress-free recovery. Your surgeon may also prescribe pain medication to make sure you’re completely comfortable.
Follow your surgeon’s instructions exactly, especially about returning to routine activities. If you do not have a physically demanding job, you may have the ability to go back to work in a couple of days.
It’s likely that your surgeon will ask you to avoid strenuous activities, especially anything which could increase your heart rate or blood pressure, for two to four weeks. As you’re recovering, do not forget that your breasts will probably be sensitive to physical contact or jarring movements.
If you discover redness and warmth on your breast or you run a fever, you should contact your surgeon right away. We have a physician on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure you receive the highest level of care.