Breasts are one of the most distinguishing features of a woman's body. Unfortunately for some, a disproportionate bust line can cause their waist to appear larger and leave them looking heavier than they really are. Breast augmentation is the surgical procedure that can add volume by using breast implants to create a more attractive, natural appearance. In addition, breast surgery can be used to accomplish many reconstructive measures such as balancing oddly sized or shaped breasts.
Whether you are considering breast enlargement surgery to obtain a look that aesthetically fulfills your ideal shape or have breasts that were left less firm due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging or fluctuations in weight, our Jacksonville doctors can explain your options to restore a more natural shape to your appearance. Either way, breast augmentation surgery can dramatically improve your body's contour and give you a renewed sense of femininity.
Which Breast Surgery Is Best for Me?
Since there is no single type of breast enlargement surgery that is definitively the best, your doctor will discuss your options and help you decide which surgical approach will meet your expectations. Typically, the surgery involves the placing of an implant either beneath the breast tissue or underneath the muscles of the chest wall. Be sure to discuss your goals frankly and the doctor will be equally frank in presenting the limitations and risks of each surgical alternative.
Who Will Determine My Breast Implant Size?
We feel the patient is the most qualified to choose the implant size and shape for their breast augmentation surgery. Our doctors will always honor your choice as long as we can achieve an esthetic appearance. We understand the selection process involves a difficult decision and our expert staff is here to assist you in every way. Since the same breast implant can look different on different women, we provide a variety of implants for you to try using a bra, so you can visually determine which implant matches the body image you desire. Your doctor will also explain the options for incision locations based on your choice.
Are Breast Implants Really Safe?
Yes. Breast implants are medical devices that are manufactured to extremely high standards, and we only use those implants which our surgeons feel are completely safe and thoroughly tested. Silicone implants have only recently been reintroduced by the Federal Drug Administration after rigorous scientific studies proved them safe when installed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Other research results indicate that breast cancer occurs in approximately the same percentage of women, regardless of whether or not they have elected to have breast augmentation surgery.
What Is the Recovery Time Following Surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery is generally completed in one to two hours as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Most patients are able to return to work or resume normal activities within a few days following surgery. Just avoid heavy lifting and any type of strenuous exercise prior to your post-operative visit or until you have been cleared by your doctor.
If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation surgery, or want to discuss any other cosmetic or aesthetic treatment, contact the Jacksonville office of Parkway Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.