Breast enhancement is a way to achieve a curvier, more sensuous body contour. The procedure typically involves the placement of implants behind the breast tissue to add fullness and size to the breasts. Dr. Sanjay Sharma offers a variety of breast enhancement options at SKS Plastic Surgery to customize the treatment to a patient’s specific body size, needs and desired results.
Who is it For?
Breast enhancement can be used to address one or more of the following concerns:
- Breasts that are not in proportion to the rest of the body
- Asymmetrical breasts in terms of size or shape
- Breasts that have lost volume due to pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Patients that lack self-confidence because of the size of their breasts
Breast augmentation may be performed as a single procedure or in combination with a breast lift, tummy tuck or liposuction to enhance results.
How does it Work?
Dr. Sharma performs breast enhancement as an outpatient procedure at SKS Plastic Surgery. The first step is to select the right implants for the individual patient. Implants come in both saline and silicone styles and there are benefits and drawbacks of each:
Saline Implants – Filled with a sterile saline solution, these implants offer the ability to customize the size of the implant once they are placed in the breast tissue. They also require a smaller incision to insert, meaning less scarring after surgery. Saline implants tend to be slightly less expensive, but they also have a higher risk of rupture, capsular contracture and visible breast rippling.
Silicone Implants – These implants are filled with a gel-like substance that tends to hold its shape more consistently than saline-filled implants. Some patients also think they look and feel more like natural breast tissue. Because silicone implants come already filled, they require a slightly larger incision for placement than their saline counterparts.
The procedure takes 1-3 hours for most patients and is often performed under local anesthesia with sedation. General anesthesia may also be recommended for some patients. After the procedure, patients use oral medication for the first few days to control post-surgical discomfort. Most patients are able to return to work and regular activities within 1-2 weeks after breast enhancement surgery.
What does it Do?
Patients will see a noticeable change in the size of the breasts immediately after surgery. Results will continue to improve as the breasts fully heal. Breast implants are expected to last 7-10 years in most patients, but will eventually need to be replaced to maintain positive results.
Breast enhancement is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed today, due to its ability to increase a patient’s self-confidence and satisfaction with her appearance. To learn more about your options in breast enhancement, contact SKS Plastic Surgery at 512-324-8320 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Sharma.