It is not uncommon for a woman to feel self-conscious about the size of her breasts. If you have found yourself unhappy with your small breasts, or even with asymmetrical breasts, breast enlargement may be the answer you’re looking for. This procedure will not, however, raise sagging breasts, so you may want to consider a breast lift along with enlargement if sagging is an issue.
Feel free to meet with our team at Aesthetic Surgical Arts in Overland Park if you have any questions. We would be more than happy to describe this procedure to you in greater detail. Take the first step toward breast enlargement; contact us today to schedule your consultation!
What is Breast Enlargement?
If you feel self-conscious about the size or symmetry of your breasts, breast enlargement is a great procedure to consider. Many women are born with small breasts, but some suffer volume loss due to pregnancy, weight loss, or even mastectomy. If you are unhappy with asymmetrical breasts (which is very common), breast enlargement has the option of only increasing the size of the smaller breast.
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Our plastic surgeon will go over everything you should be aware of before your surgery. The placement of the incision can be determined before your surgery so our plastic surgeon can find optimal placement to hide any scarring. The type of incision may also depend on the type of implant being used for the procedure.
Our plastic surgeon will work with you to determine the best type of implant for your needs. There are a few options available, and each comes with different pros and cons that can be explained at your consultation. The implants can also be placed either above or below the chest muscle depending on your desired outcome.
In addition to the parameters listed above, you have control over the shape of your implants as well. Some women prefer perfectly round implants, while others believe this looks unnatural. These women would therefore want to choose teardrop-shaped implants, also known as anatomical implants. Our plastic surgeon can help you make a decision if you are unsure by giving you predictions of the results of your breast enlargement surgery.
With breast enlargement, women can typically go as big as they want. If you are looking to jump up cup sizes substantially, however, it is generally recommended that you do so in a gradual way. You may only go up one or two cup sizes in your first breast enlargement procedure, but we can always schedule additional procedures if you are looking to go bigger.
Since breast enlargement is considered an invasive surgery, it is a good idea to have someone with you who can drive you home afterward. Our plastic surgeon may prescribe you pain medication while you are at home. You may experience some bruising or swelling around the breasts and incision sites, but this is normal. Our team usually recommends that patients wear a special surgical bra to help keep their breasts in place while the healing processing is happening. You must wear this bra at all times except when showering.
After the first three weeks you can resume many of your normal activities. You may need to hold off on vigorous exercise for up to four weeks. Returning to work can usually happen within a few days after surgery, depending on what line of what you’re in. If you are unsure, feel free to ask our plastic surgeon for clarification.
Do you think that breast enlargement may be the right option for you? If so, consider reaching out to our team here at Aesthetic Surgical Arts in Overland Park. A preliminary consultation is necessary to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure, and to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!