What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a common cosmetic surgery for those wanting to boost their confidence and their figure. J. Sweat Plastic Surgery Center in Folsom offers you the chance to look and feel more like yourself with the help of a team looking to answer your questions and give you the best possible satisfaction with your body.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
wPatients in the Folsom area should be healthy and at least eighteen years of age, with your breasts fully developed. Because of changes to the body, pregnant or nursing patients are not eligible. During your consultation, Dr. Jeffrey Sweat will determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, and will ask questions about your medical history and reasons for undergoing this procedure. This will allow him to best help you achieve the goals you have for undergoing breast augmentation in Folsom.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
Your breast augmentation procedure will vary depending on the type and size of the implant you choose during your consultation with Dr. Sweat in Folsom. An incision is made, and tissue is either moved or removed to accommodate the implant. It is placed either on top of or underneath the pectoral muscle, and then the incision is closed. Many different decisions will be made prior to the operation, which Dr. Sweat will discuss with you.
Two Types of Implants
During your consultation at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery Center in Folsom, you’ll discuss the choice between saline- or silicone-filled implants. Depending on the shape of the implant (tear-shaped or round) the implant will be smooth or textured in order to prevent rotation. Dr. Sweat will determine the best implant for you and consider the size, shape, and type that will give you the best results for your breast augmentation in Folsom.
Dr. Jeffrey Sweat will also help you expertly determine the best incision for your breast augmentation procedure. Incisions can be made around the nipple, underneath the fold of the breast, or inside the armpit. Each of these incisions are used for different reasons and for different implants, and J. Sweat Plastic Surgery Center in Folsom will provide the best option for your customized procedure.
An implant can be placed either over the pectoral muscle or underneath it. In saline implants, this can help cover a rippling effect that can sometimes occur, and can also help hold the implant in place over time as the body changes. This can also weaken the muscle and cause greater pain during the healing process. Placing the implant on top of the muscle provides less support and a greater risk of scarring and visibility. Dr. Sweat will determine which option will be best for your situation and postoperative care.
Before your breast augmentation in Folsom, Dr. Sweat will discuss any concerns you may have about risks involved. Implants come with specific considerations and J. Sweat Plastic Surgery Group will make sure you understand these before your breast augmentation in Folsom.
- Ruptures can occur at any time after the procedure, as implants last from 10-15 years before the materials will begin to break down. This can be anywhere from obvious or undetectable, and will require consequent procedures to repair. You will need to be vigilant about checking for ruptures every few years, and Dr. Sweat will make sure you understand the associated concerns with your implants and ruptures.
- Capsular Contractures often occur on the surface of the implant, where scar tissue forms and causes the implant to feel hard and fake. Fortunately, treatments exist for the scar tissue removal, which Dr. Sweat can discuss during your consultation in Folsom.
- Malposition can occur during healing, or if the implants are larger than the existing structures can support. In some cases, you may need to have another procedure to correct it.
- Infection is a risk, as with any surgical procedure. There is no way to ensure that no contamination occurs, but J. Sweat Plastic Surgery Center in Folsom takes every possible step to minimize the risk.
Since breast augmentation is a surgical procedure, you can expect some recovery time and steps to take to make sure you achieve your optimal results. Dr. Sweat will provide the best postoperative care in Folsom to ensure that you are comfortable and happy with your results. Your healing process will take time, and you can expect some swelling and discomfort. The results of your breast augmentation will not be immediate, but your new size and shape will emerge over the course of your recovery period.
Dr. Sweat wants to ensure you have the best possible experience with your breast augmentation in Folsom, and will work with you to achieve the best version of you. Confidence begins with small steps, so if you are interested in breast augmentation in the Folsom area, contact us to schedule a consultation.