Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty is performed using breast implants to enhance small or disproportionate breasts. Women also may select breast augmentation because of changes they experience to their breasts due to age, pregnancy, weight loss or cancer.
There are multiple options for breast enlargement surgery and Dr. Bennett will discuss with you the benefits of textured versus smooth implants, shaped versus round implants, and saline versus silicone implants. Placement of your implants can be performed under the pectoralis muscle in a full submuscular, or dual plane, or sub-glandular location. The different choices have trade-offs to consider and this is why it is important to consider all your options and discuss them thoroughly at your consultation.
Women seeking breast augmentation today are custom fitted for their breast implants during their consultation and pre-operative appointment with Dr. Bennett. Dr. Bennett will perform a physical exam and take breast measurements to help ensure a precise breast implant fit.
- Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel and are classified as highly cohesive (Mentor Memory Gel and Allergan Responsive) or as being form stable (Allergan Soft Touch or Allergan Cohesive, Mentor Memory Shape, and Sientra High Strength Cohesive) implants.
- Diversity in breast implant projection is available. Some women elect greater upper pole projection, or a more moderate projection, or even anatomic/teardrop shaped implants.
- A critical consideration in choosing an implant is the width of the implant should match the breast natural soft tissue. If the implant is too large then there is a higher risk of implant rippling and visibility.
Breast implant type is highly personal and luckily we have many choices so that your augmentation surgery can be customized to you. Dr. Bennett orders each implant based on the patient’s cosmetic goals and physiologic needs.
Dr. Bennett will examine the anatomy of the breast tissue, skin quality and the extent of desired enlargement in order to determine the appropriate incision location. There are three types of incisions that she uses for the breast augmentation including inframammary (at the breast crease), peri-areolar, and axillary (in the arm-pit).
Because of her very precise gentle surgical technique and injection of long-acting pain medication Dr. Bennett’s patients are often able to return to normal activities within a few days following the surgery. At your preoperative consultation, Dr. Bennett provides a complete list of instructions to follow before and after the breast augmentation procedure to assist in your recovery. She also has available recovery aids such as compression garments, an optional pain pump, and traditional and homeopathic medication to assist in the recovery process.
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