Whether you have lost breast volume after having children or you simply have always yearned for larger breasts, a breast augmentation can give you the confidence you desire. Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons offers breast augmentation procedures to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Findlay, Sylvania, and the surrounding areas looking to achieve their ideal chest size.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Also known as mammoplasty, breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in Ohio and the rest of the country. Using silicone or saline breast implants, our highly trained surgeons can give you the fuller, firmer, larger breasts you have always wanted.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
- 1Achieves natural symmetry
- 2Restores breast tissue after a mastectomy
- 3Adds volume after weight loss
- 4Balances proportions
Breast Augmentation Before and After
Our board-certified surgeons have performed countless breast augmentation surgeries over the years, and patients have been thrilled with their new, curvier, sexier body contours following the procedure. If you are unsure of which size or type of implant you want, the best thing to do is browse a variety of our breast augmentation before and after photos. Individual results will vary.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
You will receive a general anesthetic, which will keep you asleep during the entire surgery. Your doctor will place the implants directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle and on top of the chest wall.
A variety of incisions is used to perform the procedure:
- 1In the lower crease of the breast (inframammary incision)
- 2Around the lower portion of the areola, or dark-colored skin around the nipple (periareolar incision)
- 3In the armpit (transaxillary incision)
- 4Under the breast fold (sub-mammary incision)
We will discuss the incision location that best suits your needs during your consultation.Through the incision, a surgeon will lift your breast tissue and insert the implant either behind the breast tissue or underneath the muscle wall. The incision is stitched up once the implant is correctly placed.The surgery typically lasts one to two hours, depending on the implants chosen and each particular case.
Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation is a straightforward procedure. Prior to the procedure, your surgeon will discuss with you the different types of implants available. Whether you choose saline (salt-water–filled implants) or silicone (gel-filled implants) is up to you. Both are safe choices.The doctor will make sure you are comfortable and understand the procedure prior to going under anesthesia.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Most patients experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling after their surgery. Your doctor can prescribe medication to help manage any discomfort. In the days following the procedure, you will need to wear a surgical bra, and your doctor will advise you to avoid any heavy lifting. Some patients experience reduced sensation in their nipples after breast augmentation surgery, but this is only temporary and should return to normal once healing is complete. Most of our patients are able to resume daily activities, including work, within seven to ten days.
How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Procedure Cost?
We advise prospective patients to call our offices to discuss breast augmentation prices.We offer various financing options. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to discuss the procedure in more detail and answer any questions you may have. Because each patient has a different goal in mind, breast augmentation costs will vary, but your surgeon will give you a better idea of what to expect during your consultation.
Is a Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, and you are in generally good physical and emotional health, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation.
The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you are physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.
Some of the most common reasons women undergo breast augmentation include the following:
- 1Drooping or sagging after childbirth and/or breastfeeding
- 2Reduced firmness from aging
- 3Small or asymmetrical breasts
In addition, the best candidates for this procedure are those who have realistic expectations. It is important to remember that although breast augmentation surgery can enhance your breasts’ size and appearance, it will not completely change your body. Discuss your expectations with your surgeon prior to the procedure so you can gain a better understanding of the results you can likely expect.