Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery procedure for enhancing breast shape and increasing their size. This is typically done by placing saline or silicone breast implants. The ultimate goal of this procedure, from a plastic surgeon’s perspective, is to enhance the natural proportions of a patient’s breasts for creating a more aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical profile.
The breast implants procedure is customized for meeting individual needs of the patient. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Baumholtz provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Shavano Park, San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Why Choose Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Different women choose to undergo the breast implants cosmetic surgery procedure for different reasons. The most popular reason is to acquire larger breasts. Breast enhancement procedure is also performed for correcting noticeable breast asymmetry. Breast implants can be used for correcting tuberous breast deformities too.
Other goals of the procedure include:
- Restoring lost breast fullness following pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Improving swimsuit or bikini confidence
- Adding balance to complement curvy hips in a better manner
- Improving self-image
Breast Augmentation Incision Options
Your cosmetic surgeon may use one of the following breast augmentation incision techniques depending on the desired outcome and existing anatomy:
A short incision will be made in the breast crease (inframammary fold). This technique results in a thin scar that gets concealed easily within the breast crease. A major advantage of this technique is a wider access point which allows the surgeon to precisely insert larger silicone implants.
This type of incision is made on the areola’s outer edge. The resulting scar gets hidden within the natural pigmentation. This type of incision is mainly used when breast augmentation is performed in combination with mild to moderate breast lift.
A small incision is made in this technique within the armpit. The cosmetic surgeon will use this incision to insert the breast implant using specialized instruments and camera. There is no scarring on the breasts in this technique.
Choices of Breast Implant
There has never been a better time for breast augmentation plastic surgery than now. You will be spoiled for choices in terms of customizing the new look. There is an option for everyone, whether you desire a modest boost to your cleavage or more dramatic curves.
- Filling type
Highly Cohesive Silicone “Gummy Bear” Implants, Saline, and Silicone Gel are a few available filling options. These options differ in terms of feel, incision technique, and cost. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss the various pros and cons to help you select the right implant type.
Breast implants size range from about 150cc to 800cc or larger. Best possible symmetry is achieved when the patients get different sized implants in each breast. The size you choose will depend on your personal goals, existing breast size, and surgeon recommendations.
Life Changes Following Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is typically performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. You should limit strenuous exercise for 2 to 4 weeks since you would feel sore. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Baumholtz receives patients from Shavano Park, San Antonio, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.
To learn more about the Baumholtz Plastic Surgery treatments and procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Michael Baumholtz please contact us.
Dr. Baumholtz receives patients from San Antonio, Shavano Park, Texas and surrounding areas.