Who is a candidate?
Women who struggle with feeling like their breasts are too small or uneven might consider a breast augmentation with Dr. Homas or Dr. Brostrom at New Image Plastic Surgery. Patients considering boosting their confidence should be healthy, non-smoking, and have breasts that are fully developed. Dr. Homas can help patients in the Alamo Heights area set realistic goals for their breast augmentation with New Image Plastic Surgery.
A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia. Once administered, your surgeon will incise each breast in a pattern discussed during a consultation in order to best hide any scarring. An implant is placed under the skin, or also under the pectoral muscles. Two implant options are available, and Dr. Homas and Dr. Brostrom can advise on the proper implant for each patient.
have a silicone shell that is filled with sterilized saline solution. The silicone shell is placed within the breast through the incision and is then filled with saline solution once in place. Saline implants are noticeably firmer than natural breast tissue and are less noticeable in the case of a rupture since the saline solution is immediately and harmlessly absorbed by the body.
have a silicone shell that is filled with silicone gel. These implants require larger incisions than saline, since the gel is already contained within the implant. These implants feel noticeably more similar to natural breast tissue.
Your incision choice will be discussed with your doctor during your consultation in Alamo Heights, but the different types are as follows:
- Periareolar incisions are cut around the areola
- Inframammary incisions are cut in the breast crease
- Transaxillary incisions are cut in the armpit
Your breast augmentation with New Image Plastic Surgery near Alamo Heights will require some postoperative care, including a supportive surgical bra to help reduce swelling and ensure the implants stay in place during healing. Some bruising and swelling are to be expected, but it usually subsides within a month and can be managed, along with any pain, by prescribed medications. Any physical activity or heavy lifting should be avoided within the first few weeks, in order to allow sutures and muscles to heal. If your job is low-energy, you may be able to return within a few days.
If you are located near Alamo Heights, give New Image Plastic Surgery a call to schedule your consultation today!