Women who schedule a consultation for breast augmentation with San Antonio’s board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Baumholtz invariably come in with the same concern: “How do I know what breast implant size is right for me?” They know they want bigger, more symmetrical breasts, but how big is too big? What if the implants aren’t big enough? Fortunately, all of these questions can be answered very clearly with our Vectra 3D Imaging system long before any incisions are made. This revolutionary system, combined with Dr. Baumholtz’s expertise and precision, makes ours the breast augmentation San Antonio women have come to trust.

Breast Augmentation San Antonio: Getting it Right the First Time


Breast augmentation continues to be the top-requested plastic surgery procedure in the U.S. according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The reasons for the enduring popularity of this procedure vary from woman to woman; the ASPS also reports that most breast augmentation surgeries are requested by women during and after their childbearing years—another testament to the popularity of the mommy makeover trend that continues to gain momentum. These statistics are so telling that they have been discussed in the media too, particularly this Huffington Post article that details what the statistics mean. But how can women be sure they’re getting the right size and shape for their own breast augmentation? Vectra 3D Imaging is the key. Using Vectra 3D Imaging, you and Dr. Baumholtz can get a very accurate idea of where you are now and the pathway to get where you want to go in terms of your breast implant size results.

Vectra 3D Imaging for Breast Augmentation San Antonio: Before You Begin


Being able to envision your breast augmentation surgery results before the actual surgery is what sets the Vectra 3D Imaging system apart from anything else. Because this is the single biggest reason women cite for anxiety prior to breast augmentation San Antonio plastic surgeon Dr. Baumholtz helps patients see the results beforehand. During the first consultation, you and Dr. Baumholtz will discuss your desires and your medical history and decide if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this decision, and it is critical that you discuss your medical history with him before getting to the point of 3D imaging. If you and our San Antonio board certified plastic surgeon come to the conclusion that you are, indeed, a good candidate for breast augmentation, the real work begins and the Vectra 3D Imaging system can be used to help you visualize possible outcomes with different breast implant sizes.

How does Vectra 3D Imaging work for Breast Augmentation Surgery?


After the first consultation about breast augmentation San Antonio plastic surgeon Dr. Baumholtz will schedule a 3D imaging session with you. During this session, we will use the Vectra 3D Imaging system to capture several photographs of your current profile from many different angles. This gives us our starting point of your body in 3D. Using this 3D, movable model of your body that we can look at from multiple angles, our San Antonio board-certified plastic surgeon can then use the system to show you how various breast implant sizes and types may look after surgery. Not only does this enable us to look at different options in the office, it also helps us work together to make the right breast augmentation decisions for you. In other words, the Vectra 3D Imaging system can show you both the before and after photos before the actual breast augmentation surgery. Together, you and Dr. Baumholtz can review the profile of potential breast implant sizes from the right and left profiles, from top to bottom, from bottom to top and all other angles. You can review the differences in how saline breast implants will look vs. how silicone breast implants will look. If fat transfer for breast augmentation is being used, you can look at how this procedure will potentially impact the outcome of the surgery too.

The Peace of Mind: Breast Augmentation San Antonio.


Going into surgery for breast augmentation San Antonio women want to feel confident that the results will be what they’ve been dreaming about for years. Our board certified plastic surgeon is able to help women have this peace of mind using the Vectra 3D Imaging system. Using this method, we are able to help women overcome a lot of the pre-surgery anxiety they feel, which can also improve recovery times as well as improve satisfaction over the outcome. Having a better idea of the “after picture” before the surgery helps women through the whole process of preparing for surgery, which can take several days and considerable commitment and preparation on their part, and their family’s part. Being able to see the outcome before their breast augmentation San Antonio women also find the recovery process easier to bear. It can take several weeks for full recovery, and recovering from surgery requires strict adherence to Dr. Baumholtz’s instructions for post-surgery care. Women who keep the visualization that we are able to achieve through our Vectra 3D Imaging system are better motivated to keep up with the post-surgical regimen, thereby helping them achieve the results they desire without complications that sometimes arise from holding to a less-than-optimal post-operative recovery regimen. Mental clarity and visualization of the end results can really help women through this phase.

After Breast Augmentation in San Antonio: Complete Satisfaction is Our Goal


Even more statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons state that a shocking 98 percent of women who undergo breast augmentation surgery experience a good level of post-surgical satisfaction with the results of their breast augmentations. In our own San Antonio plastic surgery practice, we have found this to be the case as well. However, we have also noticed that this high level of satisfaction with breast augmentation San Antonio women report is even more enthusiastic since we have employed the Vectra 3D Imaging system. Before we employed this revolutionary imaging system a few years ago (and we are still one of the only board certified plastic surgery practices in San Antonio to use Vectra), the vast majority of women were enthusiastic about their breast augmentation results. Now that enthusiasm and level of satisfaction has only skyrocketed. This is because we can use these 3D images to create such a precise picture of the goal that it makes the entire breast augmentation process much more exact, from beginning to end.

What the Vectra 3D Imaging System Cannot Do


It’s important to note that even with such a precise, high-tech tool in our San Antonio breast augmentation practice, there is absolutely no substitute for the expertise and experience of our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Baumholtz. Even the best imaging in the world won’t mean anything without a surgeon who can deftly and carefully achieve the actual body sculpting needed to bring you the results you desire. Most often, those results go far beyond just a change in breast size. The improved symmetry, rise, shape and size combined help women feel more confident, more self-assured, sexier and generally happier in their own skin. All of these “intangible” results can improve a woman’s mental outlook so that she can go on to accomplish the dreams, goals and desires she seeks, all without the self-image difficulties caused by a negative body image. Another thing the Vectra 3D Imaging system cannot do is determine whether or not you are a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery. Again, this is part of a crucial initial consultation between you and Dr. Baumholtz. Some of the criteria the two of you will discuss at this appointment include these important considerations:

Your age: You need to be at least 18 for saline implants and 22 for silicone implants; at this age, your breasts are still developing and changing, so depending on the reasons cited for breast augmentation San Antonio women in this young age bracket may not be ready for this step yet.

Your health: If you are in good health, without any active infections or bleeding disorders, and already at a healthy weight, breast augmentation is usually considered safe and effective for achieving your desired body shape. Dr. Baumholtz will discuss next steps with you if you do not meet these criteria. For example, if you are a breast cancer patient, the cancer needs to have been treated beforehand, and then usually this will be a breast reconstruction surgery instead of a standard augmentation.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Status: Breast augmentation surgery should not be done on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Once you are done breastfeeding, however, a Mommy Makeover including breast augmentation is usually a good option if you are in good health. To discuss your San Antonio breast augmentation options and see how the Vectra 3D Imaging system works, schedule an appointment with Dr. Baumholtz today210-920-2390.

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