Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States. If you're unhappy with the size, shape or firmness of your breasts, you may be a potential candidate for breast augmentation.
The implants are placed beneath the breast tissue, either above or below the pectoral muscles.
Breast augmentation results in larger breasts that are in proportion to your body shape.
Why Undergo Breast Augmentation in Johnson City?
Through the surgical placement of silicone or saline implants, breast augmentation can give you a sexier, more proportionate figure. Breast augmentation may also be performed to correct the appearance of asymmetrical breasts.
Sagging, drooping breasts may also benefit from breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is often performed in conjunction with breast lift surgery to enhance the size, shape and position of the breasts.
Several popular breast reconstructive techniques combine reconstruction with saline or silicone implants to restore the natural appearance of the breasts.
Your Breast Augmentation With Dr. Bharti
During your consultation with Dr. Bharti, he will work with you to determine the right size and type of implant for your surgery. When it comes to incision location, you have several options: underneath the breast, around the areola or through the armpit. Following incision, a pocket will be created directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the pectoral muscle to secure your implant. All external incisions will be sutured with fine stitches and your chest will be wrapped in a compression garment to minimize swelling.
Breast Augmentation Choices
Breast augmentation can be performed using silicone or saline implants. The main difference lies in the material used within the shell. Saline implants are usually put in place empty and then filled with the saltwater solution. Silicone implants come pre-filled with their cohesive silicone gel. By discussing your goals and expectations during your consultation, Dr. Bharti will be able to help recommend which implant type is best suited for your procedure.
Breast lift surgery may be recommended instead of, or in combination with, breast augmentation for women who are concerned about breast sagging or drooping.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Pain, swelling and bruising are common during the first several days of recovery. Oral pain medication combined with ice packs can make this portion of recovery manageable. A special supportive bra will also be provided to minimize swelling. Most patients feel capable of resuming work and other daily activities within a week of surgery. Exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks. You may have some small visible scarring after your procedure. Certain incision patterns will conceal scars better than others.