Breast Augmentation

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that resizes the breasts to result in a fuller look. It is generally known to be one of the most desired cosmetic surgeries, providing women who dislike their breasts an effective opportunity for improvement. With the help of implants or fat from the patient’s body, this enhancement surgery improves breast shape and size and results in an attractive and youthful outcome. New Orleans, LA, plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters is experienced in this surgery, performing numerous breast augmentations every year. When you have your consultation with Dr. Walters, he will assess your aesthetic desires and concerns and inform you of the available choices while customizing a treatment plan to reach your personal goals.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

The decision to go through with breast enlargement surgery is a personal one for women. If you are considering this procedure, it is essential you do it for yourself and no one else. Ideal candidates should be healthy with breasts that are fully developed and be the proper age to have implants. Individuals who are unhappy with the overall appearance of their chest could benefit from this cosmetic breast treatment. Moreover, if your breasts have changed due to aging, nursing, or weight loss, this surgical procedure can give them life with increased shape and fullness. It is a welcomed option for those who work out with weights or have little to no original breast mass.

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What Are the Types of Breast Implants?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Walters will recommend the appropriate implant based on your body size and shape, as well as the results you hope to attain. Implants for augmentation have an assortment of shapes, sizes, profiles, and textures—each of which is considered carefully in order to reach the desired look. There are four basic techniques used during breast augmentation. All techniques are widely popular and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution and have the benefit of the ability to be filled after they’ve been implanted, allowing for a smaller incision to be made. Candidates for saline implants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Silicone implants are one of the most popular styles for a softer, more natural feel to your breasts. Candidates for silicone implants must be at least 22 years old.
  • Gummy bear implants are form-stable, gel-based implants known to be excellent for retaining their shape.
  • Fat grafting (or fat transfer) is not a breast implant but instead uses your body’s own fat taken from another area to enhance your breasts, making it safer and more natural than a breast implant. This is often used together with a breast implant to help improve your results. An added bonus is you can reduce fat in problem areas to slim and tone your profile. Candidates must be at a healthy weight.
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What Are Some Considerations for Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Walters will help you decide the best options for your breast augmentation during your private consultation. He will consider your body type and aesthetic goals to help determine the best size, shape, and profile.

  • Size – Breast implant size is distinguished based on the cubic centimeters (cc) of saline or silicone used. To understand the right volume, Dr. Walters will measure how much native breast tissue exists and the size you hope to achieve. With the help of Vectra 3D imaging, Dr. Walters will help you select the appropriate implant that will not only be safe for you but also help you accomplish your goals.
  • Shape – Implants come in either a teardrop or round shape. Both of these shapes are widely used; however, most of our patients select a round implant. It generally looks and feels more natural while adding a fullness to the top of the breast that most patients seek. With both shapes of implants, you can achieve a very natural look.
  • Profile – Implant profile equates to how far out the implant looks (projection). In other words, this is what is visible from the side angle. Most projections include low to extra high ranges.
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How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?

Incision placement and implant location decisions are generally made ahead of surgery. During breast augmentation, Dr. Walters makes the chosen incision, and the appropriate breast implant will be placed. Dr. Walters uses the Keller Funnel, which provides a no-touch delivery technique minimizing contact with sterile breast implants and surrounding tissue. The Keller Funnel allows for a very small incision with silicone implants.

Two techniques may be chosen for implant placement:

  • Under the pectoral muscle
  • Behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle

Where to insert the breast implant depends on varying factors, including the overall type and size of the implant, along with Dr. Walters’ opinion. No matter where the incision is placed, scarring is often hidden within the natural creases and lines of the body.

Breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia, meaning you will be asleep.

If a fat grafting approach is chosen, liposuction will be performed first to remove fat from a specific area of the body. Once completed, the purified form of the fat will be injected into the breasts until the desired outcome is achieved.

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Try on Your New Breasts in VR (Virtual Reality)

By using the latest virtual imaging technology, Vectra 3D, Dr. Walters can create virtual images that provide a realistic simulation of how your new, augmented breasts could look after surgery. With the help of Vectra 3D, Dr. Walters will help you decide whether fat transfer alone, a breast implant, or a combination of the two (fat and implant) will be needed to accomplish your goals.

How Long Will the Results Last?

The length of time that breast augmentation results last varies from patient to patient. We often hear “10 years” as the average, but many factors can affect your results, such as pregnancy, weight gain or loss, skin elasticity, and general aging.

How Long Is Recovery from Breast Augmentation?

Rapid recovery breast augmentation is an innovative approach that allows women to heal from the procedure more quickly and return to their normal activities in as little as 24 hours. During the surgery, Dr. Walters places a special emphasis on minimal bleeding, minimal trauma to the chest wall, and small incisions. In addition, after the surgery, he encourages controlled movement, stretching, and other exercises to promote circulation and prevent stiffness that leads to more pain.

Several days after surgery, the bruising (if any) and swelling will begin to go away slowly, and the breasts will start to look and feel normal as they fall into their new position. While individual results vary, most patients can engage in everyday activities within a few days; however, physical exertion such as strenuous exercise should be delayed for at least four weeks. A fat transfer procedure may require less recovery time, though the area that received liposuction will still need ample time to heal, and the breasts may experience some swelling and soreness from the injections.

Get the Look You Want

Breast enhancement surgery with implants or fat grafting (or a combination) is well sought out for many excellent reasons. This treatment is considered safe and creates beautiful, aesthetic results. With numerous available considerations, you can get the breasts you have always wanted. Dr. Jules Walters is pleased to offer this proven surgery, and we welcome you to learn more. Contact our office in New Orleans or Metairie, LA, to make your initial consultation with Dr. Walters today.

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