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If you’ve ever wished that your breasts were larger, breast augmentation in Dayton may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, a breast enlargement at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Dayton can improve breast size, enhance projection, and correct asymmetries.
Ideal Breast Enlargement Candidates
Patients who are interested in increasing the size and projection of their breasts are good candidates for augmentation mammoplasty. The best candidates are in good physical and mental health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations.
During a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon, you will learn more about the results you can attain with a breast enlargement procedure. Additionally, it is helpful to look over the breast augmentation before and after photos in our gallery and set your expectations accordingly.
There are a variety of options when it comes to customizing implants. This allows our surgeons to recommend the best breast implants for achieving each patient’s specific goals.
All breast implants are solid silicone shells with a filling. Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water, while silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. Both types offer various benefits and drawbacks, which will be discussed during your consultation.
Gummy bear implants are a newer type of silicone-gel implant manufactured by Allergan. Unlike traditional implants, gummy bear breast implants are filled with a highly cohesive silicone gel that allows them to retain their form even when ruptured. Because of this, they are also referred to as “form-stable” implants.
Additionally, when ruptured, gummy bear implants do not leak. This makes ruptures much safer and makes implant replacement easier.
Patients must also choose a size for their implants. Small breast implants suit many women’s frames appropriately, while large breast implants are also often an appropriate option. Choosing implants that are in proper proportion to one’s frame is key.
Smooth and textured implants are available, as are anatomical and round implants. These specifications affect the look and feel of the breasts. Additionally, patients can choose between low, moderate, and high-profile breast implants.
At the start of breast enlargement surgery, the patient is given either general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation. General anesthesia puts the patient into a temporary unconscious state. Local anesthesia numbs the operative area to any pain while the patient is in a very drowsy state due to the sedation. Anesthesia type is chosen during the consultation.
Next, incisions are created. There are three main potential incision sites:
- Periareolar – Around the areola
- Inframammary – In the breast fold
- Transaxillary – In the armpit
Once the incision is made in the appropriate site, the surgeon makes a pocket in the tissues so that the implant can fit snugly. The implant is then inserted into this pocket through the incision. This is repeated for the other implant, and then both incisions are closed with the help of surgical sutures.
The Healing Process
Breast enhancement is an outpatient procedure, so the patient is typically able to return home after surgery is complete instead of having to stay overnight. Once they are home, they will need to rest and heal.
To achieve ideal results, it is vital that the patient closely follow their surgeon’s post-surgical care instructions. This will also allow for a shorter recovery process and a lessened chance of complications.
Supporting the breasts during recovery is very important. Because of this, patients must wear a surgical bra without underwire while their incisions heal. Swelling and bruising will be present but will ameliorate in time.
Patients must stay home from work for around a week after the procedure. They must avoid sports, exercise, and other physically taxing activities for two to four weeks in order to keep their incisions safe.
Breast Augmentation Cost
The cost of implants plays a role in determining the overall cost of a breast enhancement procedure. Other factors that determine price include the time it takes to perform the procedure and the specific techniques utilized. Financing for breast enlargement is available through CareCredit.
Arrange a Consultation
Take the first step towards getting larger breasts – contact us to schedule a consultation for a breast augmentation in Dayton. You’ll meet with a skilled and experienced surgeon who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.