Breast Augmentation Recovery: 5 Common Questions About Getting Back to Normal, Answered
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If you’re like many women, looking and feeling feminine is enhanced by having the beautiful breast size and shape you envision for yourself. If full, shapely breasts are not in your genetics or your breasts have been unfairly affected by motherhood, weight loss, or other life changes, Dr. Jules Walters has the top surgical talent and experience needed to address these concerns. He helps women from New Orleans and surrounding areas feel more confident and look their best in whatever they wear with breast augmentation in Metairie, Louisiana. His Rapid Recovery protocols minimize post-op pain and downtime for a faster, easier recovery so you can get right to enjoying your new look.
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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.
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. It is a welcome option for those who work out with weights or have little to no original breast mass.
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. Breast augmentation, with or without a breast lift, can also be part of a mommy makeover if you want to also remove excess abdominal skin after having children.
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).
Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:
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.
Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:
His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach make him one of the best-rated plastic surgeons in New Orleans.Meet Dr. Walters
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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:
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.
Dr. Walters is amazing. He is pretty laid back and will not get annoyed if you ask a million questions. I felt like he wanted me to be comfortable. My boobs look great. They also have computer imaging which truly helps you see your end result. Dr. Walters called me at 9:30pm just to make sure I was healing and feeling well. His office staff is very attentive and nice. I’m in minimal pain as well.
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Walters. He’s been fantastic to work with. He came highly recommended by a close family friend and I am so glad that she did. It’s been a week since my breast augmentation surgery and recovery has been relatively quick and I am so happy with the results. Making any change to your body is a big decision and he and his staff have helped me feel at ease every step of the way. I had a lot of questions and some fears and they took the time to listen to my concerns and answer any questions. I met with several surgeons and Dr. Walters was the only one that established a sense of trust after our first, brief interaction. I wasn’t even aware of how important that was to me prior to our meeting. My results have far exceeded my expectations so far and I can’t wait to see progress in the coming weeks.
My experience with Dr. Walters was absolutely wonderful! Three months out from my surgery, I am so happy with the result. My expectations for this entire process, from the initial consultation to now being a post op patient, have been exceeded. I truly cannot thank Dr. Walters and his team enough for positively affecting my life and improving the way I feel about my body!
I couldn’t have chosen a better doctor!!!! From my first consultation to now, one week after my breast augmentation… my experience has been Absolutely amazing! Dr. Walters is an amazing doctor!!! I’m so happy with my results!!!!
Phenomenal!! He was and is VERY professional and takes the time to help weigh your options. I never felt rushed and always felt like I was a priority. Staff was amazing!! He called me personally after my procedure to make sure everything was going well.
Dr. Walters is AMAZING! I went to him for a consultation and immediately knew he was the doctor for me. After my breast augmentation he called me the next day to see how I was feeling and was always willing to answer any questions I had no matter the day or time. My results and the way I was treated by him and his staff far exceeded my expectations! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone!
Breast augmentation surgery traditionally involves days of downtime and weeks of restrictions. With the Rapid Recovery protocol, patients heal quickly and return to their normal activities in as little as 24 hours. The protocol involves important aspects to follow for the surgeon and patient, including:
Patients who closely follow Dr. Walters’ post-op instructions often feel up to resuming normal nonstrenuous activities the day after surgery, including washing their hair, working, attending school, cooking, and visiting with friends. In fact, 90% of his patients can actually go out to dinner the night of surgery and 99% only take ibuprofen for pain control. For more information, read this blog post.
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.
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.
Patients return home the day of surgery in the care of an adult friend or family member. After surgery, there are no restrictions on arm movements or range of motion.
While experiences vary, patients can expect recovery to proceed along the following general timeline:
A fat transfer procedure may require more recovery time, because the area that received liposuction will need ample time to heal, and the breasts may experience some swelling and soreness from the injections.
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.
Read what real people have shared about their experiences at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, from the results they achieved to the care they received along the way.