Breast Augmentation Austin
For a woman, not having the breast size you want can be disappointing. You may not like the appearance of your breasts or the way your clothes fit. Through breast augmentation, Dr. White can help.
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is cosmetic surgery performed to enlarge the size of the breasts. This is commonly done with implants but can also be done with fat grafting (fat taken from other parts of your body). Fat grafting usually only results in a modest increase in breast volume. For a more noticeable increase in breast volume, implants are the best option.
Implants are distinguished by their size, fill material (saline versus silicone), outer texture (smooth versus textured), and shape (round versus teardrop). You will discuss these breast-implant specifications with Dr. White during a consultation at our office.
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The Breast-Augmentation Procedure
At the start of breast enlargement with implants, general anesthesia is administered. This will put you in a temporary unconscious state for the entirety of the surgery, eliminating any chance of pain or discomfort.
Once you are under, incisions will be carefully made. The breast implant can be placed using one of three different locations: transaxillary (in the armpit), periareolar (at the border of the areola), or inframammary (at the breast crease where the breast meets the chest wall). In your consultation, we will discuss all your options so that we can decide the best approach to fit your goals safely and efficiently.
Through the incisions, pockets are carefully made in the tissues of the breast. The implants are inserted carefully and then positioned according to the patient’s desires and aesthetic goals. Finally, the incisions are closed with the help of sutures, ending the surgical procedure.
Recovery After Breast Enhancement
Once your breast enlargement is complete, you will need to undergo a recovery process. Breast augmentation with implants results in post-surgical bruising and swelling, which will disappear in time. To aid in this process, it will be necessary to wear a supportive post-surgical bra without any underwire. Underwire can injure the temporarily weakened tissues.
Your sutures will be removed during a follow-up appointment at our office. During this time, Dr. White will check on your healing to ensure that there are no post-surgical complications.
In around a week, you will most likely be able to return to work. For around four weeks, it will be important to avoid any physically strenuous activities like heavy exercise in order to allow the incisions to fully heal.