There are many reasons more women are turning to breast augmentation surgery to enhance their appearance. Some women have small breasts due to losing weight or childbirth, while others are born with very little breast tissue. In some cases, breasts may be uneven or asymmetrical. These concerns cause many women to turn to cosmetic plastic surgery for a solution.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed today, and VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, offers the latest techniques in breast surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi can help you reach your aesthetic goals and enjoy your new, enhanced silhouette.
What is breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery performed by placing silicone or saline-filled implants into the breasts under the breast tissue or chest muscle. Implants are available in various sizes, shapes, and textures. They can not only improve your self-confidence but also boost your body image. It is one of the many cosmetic procedures available that can shape your body into a better you.
Factors to consider
There are a variety of reasons women choose breast augmentation surgery. Some women have always wanted larger breasts to help their clothes fit better. Breast implants can also help asymmetrical breasts, so you look more proportionate. Whatever the reason for deciding to take the next step and enhance your breasts with breast augmentation surgery, there several factors that must be considered, including selecting the most appropriate breast implant so you will get the results that you desire.
The initial consultation is a critical step for many women who are considering breast augmentation. An initial consultation with Dr. Christopher Khorsandi enables you to discuss your personal aesthetic goals of size, volume, and overall appearance of your new look. During this time, he will also help determine if you want silicone or saline implants, how many CCs it will take to give you the size you want, and discuss the placement of your implants.
At your consultation, you will want to get an idea of how your body will look with different sizes of implants. During this process, women can try on "sizers," which are bead-filled neoprene sacks that can be placed under clothing to get an idea of which size the patient would prefer. You can get an idea of what you will look like when going from one size to another.
Saline or silicone implants?
In addition to which size to choose for your breast enhancement, you will need to select the type of implant. Dr. Khorsandi can help you determine which type of implant is the best choice for you. Silicone implants are filled with a gel-type substance. Saline implants require a smaller incision for surgery as the implant shell is inserted first into the breast tissue, then filled with a water-based filler. Silicone implants have a more natural look and feel, but it is harder to detect a rupture due to the gel filling. If a saline implant ruptures, it will gradually decrease in size and the saline will be safely absorbed by the body, but saline implants are more likely to "ripple" and not look as natural as their silicone counterparts.
Add a breast lift
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that lifts the breasts and removes any excess skin. When a woman's breasts begin to sag or droop, a breast lift for small breasts can rejuvenate their shape. A breast lift doesn't necessarily change the size of the breasts like breast augmentation, but instead restores the natural breast into a more youthful position on a woman's chest. In some instances, a breast lift may be necessary before implants to influence how the implants will look afterward. Because each patient's body is unique, Dr. Khorsandi will discuss in detail whether or not a breast lift technique is an ideal step to enhance the appearance of your breasts.
Take time for recovery
Recovery from breast augmentation with a breast lift generally takes about 4 – 6 weeks and varies by patient. Swelling and bruising will be gone in about 6 – 8 weeks, but in most cases, you can resume normal activities and start seeing visible results of the new you after about six weeks. You will be provided with postoperative and recovery instructions that are specific to the type of breast augmentation performed, as well as your health needs. Recovery instructions should be followed precisely. Be sure to take any prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications at the scheduled intervals recommended by your surgeon. Icing the area as frequently as possible during the first 2 – 3 days following surgery may help minimize swelling.
Many women today choose breast augmentation surgery to obtain an enhanced but natural-looking appearance to their chest. Breast enhancement is a personal decision, as with all cosmetic procedures, whether you have lost volume or shape, or want your breasts to look more symmetrical. If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts and want a curvier, shapelier profile, schedule your breast augmentation consultation today at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you meet your aesthetic goals.