Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty)
Breast augmentation near Dearborn and West Bloomfield is performed to increase the size and fullness of the breasts. Uneven breast sizes may also be improved by the use of different volumes in each breast implants. The exact size of the breast cannot be guaranteed. The size depends upon the amount of tissue available to cover the implant, the patient’s stature and the judgment of the surgeon.
What to Expect
- Anesthesia – Usually local with IV sedation
- Length of Surgery – 1 to 2 hours
- In / Outpatient – Generally out-patient in our accredited on-site surgery center
- Recovery – Back to work: 5 to 7 days with arms restrictions. Physical contact with breasts: 3 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 3 to 6 weeks
- Duration of Results – Variable, implants may require removal or replacement after initial placement
An incision is made in the fold of the skin below the breast. The breast tissue is elevated from the rib cage, a surgical “pocket” is constructed under either the breast tissue or muscle, and the implant placed into this “pocket”.
Saline Implants Vs. Silicone Implants
In the fall of 2006, after rigorous review of data collected over 10 years, the FDA approved silicone gel breast implants for cosmetic breast enlargement. Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel and saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt (saline) water. Currently, both silicone and saline breast implants in a variety of shapes are utilized at the Straith Clinic. Dr. Sabbagh will discuss with you the advantages and disadvantages among saline implants, traditional gel silicone, and the next generation of silicone – cohesive gel implants, also known as gummy bear implants.
Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for the excellent job you did with my breast augmentation. Dr. Sabbagh you have such a nice and professional demeanor I felt comfortable immediately. The staff was courteous and welcoming and somebody was always available to answer questions and put any and all of my worries to rest. I put this surgery off for so many years because the thought of surgery was so scary. I researched and looked into so many doctors before choosing you and I have to say that trusting in you and your staff was the best decision I could have ever made.
What are the Risks?
No surgical procedure is risk free and that includes cosmetic surgery like breast augmentation surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Sabbagh, he will review the risks so you can make an educated decision.
With an established track record of over 80 years, board certified plastic surgeons, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn, metro Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body.
How long is recovery from breast augmentation?
During recovery from breast augmentation surgery, patients can often return to work within 5-7 days, resume physical contact with the breast after 3-4 weeks, and resume strenuous activity after 3-6 weeks. Recovery can be discussed during your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Sabbagh.
Frequently asked questions about breast augmentation
What is the difference between breast augmentation and breast lift?
There are some differences between the breast augmentation procedure and a breast lift. A breast augmentation uses breast implants to enlarge and reshape small breasts, underdeveloped breasts, and breasts with asymmetry. A breast lift lifts drooping breasts to a more youthful position, but cannot augment the size of the breasts. These two procedures are often performed together to both lift and augment the breasts for an improve breast contour.
What are breast implants made of?
There are two main types of breast implants used today. These include:
- Saline Breast Implants
- Silicone Breast Implants (also known as Cohesive gel)
Saline breast implants are made with a silicone shell filled with a saline solution. Silicone breast implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel. Both implant options are designed to add volume, form, and symmetry to the chest for a natural looking breast augmentation surgery.
Are there different implant sizes?
Breast implants used for breast enhancement come in many different sizes. The size and shape of breast implant will vary from patient to patient depending on their individual anatomy, desired results, and the doctor’s recommendation. During your consultation, you can discuss which implant size is right for your individual aesthetic goals.
Who are Good candidates for a Breast Augmentation?
Good candidates for breast augmentation include those who wish to have fuller breasts, those with asymmetrical breasts or congenital breast shape deformities, and those who wish to achieve firm, round breasts for a more youthful figure. There is no Ideal age for breast enhancement, as many women over the age of 18 can benefit from this procedure.
How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?
The cost of breast implants will vary depending on the geographical location, your individual anatomy and desired results. However, the average cost of breast implants is $2,506. Pricing can be discussed with Dr. Sabbagh during your consultation.
What type of aftercare is required during breast augmentation recovery?
Following your augmentation mammoplasty, redness and swelling will occur, and discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. You should avoid lifting, pulling, or pushing heavy objects, and limit strenuous activity. It is important that you follow your post-op recovery instructions provided to you by Dr. Sabbagh.
Do I have to wear a bra after breast augmentation surgery?
Following breast enlargement surgery, you will need to wear a special compression bra to support your new breast size and breast shape. This bra will also help to minimize swelling. It is important to follow Dr. Sabbagh’s instructions for wearing this compression bra during recovery.
Does breast augmentation leave scars?
Because breast augmentation with cosmetic breast implants does include the creation of incisions, scarring will be present. However, there are choices for the placement of your incisions, which can all be hidden by clothing or swimsuits.
When will I be able to return to work after my breast augmentation procedure?
Following a Breast Augmentation procedure, most patients are able to return to work within 5-7 days, depending on the type of work.
Can I breastfeed after breast enlargement?
Breastfeeding after augmentation is possible, however, Implant placement and your breast surgery incision can impact your ability to breastfeed. The transaxillary incision, which is created in the armpit, is a common choice for those who wish to breastfeed in the future, since no incisions are created on the breast. You should be sure to share whether you wish to breastfeed in the future with Dr. Sabbagh during your breast augmentation consultation.
Can I continue to exercise after breast augmentation?
Yes, but only after the breasts are fully healed. After your breasts are fully healed you can feel free to resume physical activities and exercise. Dr. Sabbagh will discuss exercise after breast augmentation as part of your breast surgery aftercare instructions.
What are the benefit of breast enlargement?
Breast augmentation surgery using implants is associated with many benefits. Not only can this procedure correct or enhance the breasts for women who are unhappy with their breast appearance, it can also boost women’s self confidence and create a greater sense of well-being.
How should I plan my breast augmentation?
Before booking your breast augmentation surgery, it is important that you choose a board certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Also, be sure to view many breast augmentation before and after’s photos from that surgeon, as well as discuss what changes you would like made to your breasts.
What risks are associated with breast implants?
As with any form of surgery, breast augmentation with implants is associated with some risks. Potential Risks of Breast Implant Surgery include, but are not limited to:
- implant rupture
- Capsular contracture
- Allergic reaction
- Changes in sensation
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