Breast Augmentation Jacksonville
Considering Breast Augmentation is a decision that only you can make. Jacksonville plastic surgeon Dr. James Hardy and his staff are ready to assist in your decision regarding plastic surgery, whether your reasons are for cosmetic breast enhancement or plastic reconstructive breast surgery.
WHAT IS BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Breast augmentation is a surgical enhancement procedure that accentuates the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not move the breasts closer together or increase the breast lift.
Breast augmentation and breast implants give volume to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction. Breast augmentation surgery will give breasts a more balanced, symmetrical appearance while maintaining their natural look and beauty.
Reasons for considering breast augmentation:
- Breast Enhancement for Small Breasts
- Increase Breast Size or Volume after Pregnancy
- Equalize Breast Size or Breast Cup Size
- Improve Breast Symmetry
- Reconstruct Breasts after a Mastectomy
General Procedure for Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant into the breast area for breast enlargement. The plastic surgery is commonly performed on an outpatient basis at a hospital or state-of-the-art surgical unit while the patient is under a general anesthesia and asleep.
During breast augmentation surgery, there are several possible locations for a small incision to be made that will be used for inserting the breast implants. The technique Dr. Hardy most frequently utilizes, as a plastic surgeon is to make an incision in the lower portion of the breast.
Another technique often used during breast augmentation surgery, involves making an incision in the armpit. A third technique for cosmetic breast surgery requires the plastic surgeon to make an incision around the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).
The best technique for your cosmetic or reconstructive breast enlargement surgery will be covered in detail between you and Dr. Hardy during your initial consultation.
During Breast Implant Surgery
During breast enhancement surgery or breast implant surgery, Dr. Hardy raises the breast tissue in order to create an open pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Inserting a breast implant behind each breast can increase a woman’s breast size by one or more bra cup sizes.
Breast implants are either composed of silicone or saline with a silicone shell. Selecting the type of breast implants that are right for you is something that will be thoroughly discussed with you at the time of you consultation.
The placement of breast implants can be sub-muscular or below the breast’s pectoralis muscle which is called biplanar. Biplanar placement is the most common position for Dr. Hardy to insert either silicone breast implants or saline breast implants. However, your breast enhancement surgery may require the plastic surgeon to place the breast implant above the pectoralis muscle and beneath the breast tissue in a sub glandular orientation.
Dr. Hardy will discuss both types of breast implants and both options for inserting the breast implant prior to your decision regarding breast augmentation.
Recovery after Breast Augmentation Surgery
Generally, post-operative instructions after breast enhancement surgery call for plenty of rest and limited movement. In order to speed the healing process after breast surgery, you will need to allow for recovery time.
Bandages are applied right after breast augmentation surgery to aid your healing process and to minimize movement of your enhanced breasts. Once the bandages are removed, a bra with no underwire will need to be worn for several weeks.
Breast augmentation patients sometimes report minor pain associated with breast implant surgery. Typically, oral pain medication proves to be most effective in relieving your discomfort after your breast enlargement surgery.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
If you are unhappy with the size and appearance of your breasts, contact James Hardy M.D. Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville today to schedule a consultation for your breast augmentation with Dr. Hardy.