Many women are unsatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts. If you feel that your breasts do not look the way you would like them to, you might consider augmentation surgery and meet with an experienced breast surgeon like Dr. Rachel Mason to discuss your goals.

Breast augmentation surgery can be done with implants or by transferring fat from another part of your body. Implants are the most common method, as fat transfer augmentation has its limitations. Read on to learn more about how you could achieve your desired look with breast augmentation in Spring Valley.

Choosing the Right Breast Implant

The team at Perspectives Plastic Surgery offers round silicone and saline implants in a variety of sizes to suit you and your body. Newer silicone implants do not have problems with rupturing and leaking because the gel is cohesive and will remain within the implant if it is punctured. Meanwhile, some women are more comfortable with saline implants, which are also less expensive.

Breast augmentation increases the size of your breasts, but it cannot fix sagging breasts, so some women combine augmentation with a breast lift to take care of both issues at the same time. Additionally, breast implants cannot change the shape of your breasts, fix breasts that point outward, or alter the location of your breasts. However, implants provide great results for those who are looking to increase their breast volume or correct asymmetry.

What Is a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

If you are not sure whether an augmentation with implants is right for you, a fat transfer procedure could give you more modest and natural results. To be an ideal candidate for this method, you must have unwanted fat elsewhere on your body that Dr. Mason can remove through liposuction and transfer to your breasts.

You will likely be able to achieve an increase of one cup size using a fat transfer augmentation. This method is fixes asymmetry easier than an augmentation with implants. However, the results can be less predictable, as not all the transferred fat survives.

It is also important to note that the risks are lower with fat transfer breast augmentation, and you might be able to have the procedure without general anesthesia. You might also decide to combine the procedure with a breast lift to improve aging and sagging breasts. Dr. Mason and her Spring Valley team can help you determine whether a fat transfer breast augmentation is right for you.

What to Expect from Breast Augmentation Surgery

You will start your breast augmentation process with a consultation. During this meeting, Dr. Mason will take measurements of your breasts and ask you about your medical history to determine if you are a suitable candidate. You should be generally healthy and have realistic explanations about the procedure, and you should quit smoking and avoid being around cigarette smoke before the surgery. Dr. Mason will work with you to choose the right implant shape and placement (above or below chest muscle) for your lifestyle and the look you are striving for.

Your breast augmentation surgery should take about 90 minutes, and you will likely be put under general anesthesia. You should be able to go home the same day, but you must have someone drive you home because of the effects of the anesthesia. You should not drive, operate machinery, cook with knives, or sign legal documents for 24 hours after the procedure.

After the Procedure

You might need to take one or two weeks off work after your breast augmentation, and you should avoid strenuous activity and exercise for about four weeks. It will take a while for your breasts to reach their full potential. If they appear high, boxy, and unnatural at first, this is normal.

Submuscular placement typically provides more natural results, but this option has longer downtime and could cause problems if you are an athlete or work a physical job. Implants placed over the pectoral muscles are a better option in these cases.

After a breast augmentation, you will have several follow-up appointments. Breast implants are not permanent, but they could last as long as 20 years for some people. However, it is more likely that they will last seven to 12 years, and you might want them changed out as your body changes. If you have further questions about the breast augmentation procedure or recovery expectations, reach out to Dr. Mason and her Spring Valley team today.

Call Us to Discuss Breast Augmentation in Spring Valley

If you would like larger or more symmetrical breasts or need breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, breast augmentation could be the right choice for you. Dr. Rachel Mason is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the experience to help you achieve the body you desire.

Come see Dr. Mason at Perspectives Plastic Surgery to discover your options for breast augmentation in Spring Valley. Contact us to schedule a consultation and start your journey to a more confident you.

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