With summer getting closer all the time, you may be eying that two-piece hanging in your closet with more than a little trepidation. If you are wary of filling out your bikini this season, Dr. Andrews and the staff at PCI Plastic Surgery may have a solution for you. Enhance your bikini body with a breast augmentation procedure that will give you the curves you are currently lacking.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation typically uses synthetic implants to add size and fullness to the breasts. There are a number of potential benefits offered by this procedure:
- Add size to breasts that are disproportionate to the rest of the body
- Bring balance and symmetry to breasts that are different sizes
- Restore fullness to breasts that lost volume after pregnancy
- Create the voluptuous curves you have always wanted
Breast augmentation is a highly personal decision that should be made between a woman and her plastic surgeon. Dr. Andrews and his staff will talk to you at your consultation about your reasons for wanting breast augmentation and help you determine which procedure would work the best to give you the specific results you are looking for.
Options in Breast Augmentation
Once you have made the decision to move forward with breast augmentation, you will have a number of options to choose from. Choices will include:
- Type of implants you want to use (saline, silicone or cohesive gel implants)
- Shape of implant (round or teardrop shape)
- Size of implant
- Projection of implant
- Where the implant will be placed (over or underneath the pectoral muscle)
- What the incisions will look like (periareoloar, in the armpit or in the breast crease)
With many decisions to make, the process of planning for your breast procedure may seem overwhelming. However, Dr. Andrews will walk you through each decision, using his own expertise and experience to guide you to the best choices for your specific needs. Once the day of your procedure arrives, you will know precisely what to expect from your surgery and your results.
What You Need to Know about the Procedure
Breast augmentation is performed by Dr. Andrews in a surgery center connected to his office. The procedure may be done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia and is nearly always performed on an outpatient basis. Most breast augmentation procedures take about two hours to complete, unless other procedures are going to be done at the same time. Breast augmentation is frequently combined with a breast lift or with a tummy tuck to achieve more dramatic body contouring results.
Patients are able to go home the same day as their procedure and are usually back to work and other activities within 1-2 weeks. The results of the procedure can be seen right away but will continue to improve in the weeks following surgery as swelling goes down and the breasts settle.
Getting Ready for Summer
If you are starting to make summer plans, now is the time to include a breast augmentation procedure on your checklist. If you schedule your procedure soon, you will be ready to greet bikini season fully recuperated and with your new body contour to flaunt. To learn more about breast augmentation, contact PCI Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 319-382-8230.