Breast Augmentation in Baton Rouge
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Breast augmentation is a surgery performed to enhance the size and contours of the breasts for patients who are dissatisfied with their natural breast volume and shape. This procedure is highly customizable with various implant types and sizes as well as surgical techniques that can be used to achieve your unique breast augmentation goals.
Breast augmentation can increase a woman’s self-confidence and can give her more fulfillment in her everyday life, allowing her to feel as feminine and beautiful as she appears. Dr. Ghere has spent years helping women achieve newfound confidence and emotional encouragement from the satisfaction of their breast augmentation results.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
During your consultation, you and Dr. Ghere will discuss concerns you have about your breast size and shape, including how they affect you physically and emotionally. Dr. Ghere will also examine your medical history. In general, breast augmentation candidates should be in good health without underlying medical conditions.
Breast augmentation is an ideal procedure for women who:
- Have naturally small breasts
- Have significant asymmetry in their breasts
- Experience a decrease in breast size after aging, childbirth and breastfeeding, or significant weight loss
- Chronic feelings of self-consciousness or emotional distress because of their small breast size or breast shape
Which Breast Implants Should I Choose?
When undergoing breast augmentation, you have the choice between several types of breast implants. The selection of these implants will impact the look and feel of your chest.
What Are Saline Implants?
Saline breast implants are made of a silicone outer shell. They are filled with a saltwater (saline) solution until they reach the appropriate/desired volume. These implants are inserted empty and filled with water once they are in place.
What Are Silicone Implants?
Silicone implants are made entirely of silicone. The outside is a silicone outer shell, and the interior is prefilled with a silicone gel substance that is meant to mimic human tissue. Most people feel that silicone implants are more realistic and comparable to natural breasts. Patients have to be at least 22 to receive silicone implants.
Are Saline or Silicone Implants Better?
The type of implant you choose is a personal choice. Both types of implants have their disadvantages and advantages. While silicone implants are more realistic, saline implants are considered lower risk — since your body absorbs saline should a rupture or leak occur. Dr. Ghere will be happy to go over both kinds of implants during your consultation to make an informed decision.
How Do I Choose the Right Size Breast Implants?
During your consultation, Dr. Ghere will listen to what size you want your breasts to be. She will also consider other factors, such as your skin elasticity and body frame, before making a recommendation.
It’s important to listen to your doctor’s advice, as going with breast implants that are too large can leave you looking disproportionate. Dr. Ghere has done this procedure hundreds of times, and she knows which implants will best suit your body.
How Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Done?
Breast augmentation surgery takes approximately two hours to complete and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia.
Dr. Ghere will create a precise incision either along the inframammary crease below the breasts or along the edge of the areolas. In some cases, an incision within the underarm (known as transaxillary) or within the belly button (known as transumbilical) can be used.
Dr. Ghere will then create a pocket in the breasts either under or over the pectoral muscle, and saline or silicone implants will be inserted.
Should I Combine Another Plastic Surgery With My Breast Augmentation?
Patients who experience breast sagging may want to combine their breast augmentation with a breast lift to create a more perky, youthful bust. Breast enhancement patients may also experience benefits from liposuction surgery to reduce unwanted body fat.
A tummy tuck removes skin and tightens the abdominal muscles to significantly improve your midsection. Also known as abdominoplasty, this procedure is often combined with breast enhancement surgeries in what is known as a Mommy Makeover.
What Should I Expect for Breast Augmentation Recovery?
After your breast augmentation, you will experience some soreness and swelling. Most patients
plan to take about one week off from work, but Dr. Ghere advises against strenuous activities for several weeks. Swelling and bruising may last for a few weeks to a few months.
Dr. Ghere will provide detailed breast augmentation recovery instructions on how to take care of your incisions and treated areas, wearing your compression garments, drainage, and more.
What Will My Breast Augmentation Results Be Like?
Your implants may initially rest high on your chest for a few months, but after your body recovers and adjusts to your new breast size, your enhancements results will become both more visible and enjoyable.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
Can I breastfeed after getting implants?
Yes, the majority of women who undergo breast augmentation can successfully breastfeed without issue.
Will my breasts sag over time?
Breast implants behave similarly to regular breasts. As a result, aging will naturally cause some sagging over time. However, women with breast implants tend to have perkier breasts for longer than women who have not had the procedure.
How long will my breast augmentation procedure take?
The procedure typically takes between one to two hours. After a brief monitoring period, you will be released to a caregiver, so that you may go home. All patients are asked to have someone care for them and watch them the first 24 hours post-operation.
What are the possible risks of breast implant surgery?
Breast augmentation is a relatively safe procedure that is done thousands of times across the country every day. Still, all surgeries pose some level of risk.
Some of the risks associated with breast implant surgery are:
- Capsular contracture
- Changes in nipple sensitivity
- Implant rupture
Do breast implants cause breast cancer?
Multiple studies have proven there is no connection between breast implants and breast cancer. However, patients should know that breast implants may make it more challenging for regular mammograms to catch signs of cancer. Patients will always need to let their doctor know they have implants and only go to a technician that has taken breast implant mammograms before. The solution is simple — they just need to take more photos at different angles.
Should I wait to have breast augmentation until after I’m done having children?
Pregnancy always changes women’s breasts, whether they have implants or not. If you know you plan to have children in the future, you might want to hold off on your breast augmentation. The body changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding may alter the cosmetic results of your breast augmentation procedure. For that reason, if you can wait, it’s often recommended to do so.
Will breast implants work for me if I have sagging breasts?
Women with sagging breasts can still get implants, but it’s important to understand that breast augmentation won’t make your breasts perkier on its own. If sagging is an issue, it’s recommended the patient considers a combination surgery of breast augmentation and a breast lift.
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Interested in Breast Augmentation Surgery in Baton Rouge, LA?
Dr. Ghere is dedicated to giving patients in the Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish the plastic surgery results they deserve. Your health and safety are major priorities at our location, and Dr. Ghere has dedicated her life to medicine and mastering safe breast implant installation practices to help your breast implants last for many years to come.
Contact Dr. Ghere to see if breast augmentation surgery is right for you. Schedule an appointment today by calling (225) 412-4774. Dr. Ghere also offers breast revision surgery for patients who are dissatisfied with their breast augmentation results or have a change in their breast implant preferences over time.