The following reasons might why you are considering to have a breast augmentation:
- Naturally limited breast size
- Disproportionate body dimensions
- Dissatisfying breast shape
- Asymmetry of the breasts
We understand the significance of these factors and are committed to assisting you in achieving your desired outcomes.
Natural result that is in harmony with your body. Breast implant surgery should be to compliment your body and help you look better in clothing, not to have people stare at your chest.
It is a personal decision, and one a woman should make solely for themselves. These women are some of the happiest in our practice.
How Breast Augmentation Works
A new silicone gel implant is available for breast augmentation. known in the lay press as the “Gummy Bear” implant. It comes in 4 different height and width combinations and has the lowest rate of capsular contraction and rippling of any implant available.
Silicone gel implants in the US are different than in other countries as they are more solid. In Dr. Yager’s opinion, they offer a benefit to women with very small breasts who want to be much larger, as they will feel more natural.
This size matrix system offers Dr. Yager the ability to obtain a variety of looks for the same volume. It is not appropriate for everyone, and it is more expensive. For the right patient, it is definitely worth considering.
“Artfully done breast augmentation can produce a result that looks like real breasts, not implants. This is possible to achieve by carefully considering the best options that suit every individual woman. Delivering a balanced, natural result that is in harmony with your body is my ultimate goal.”
– Dr. Yager
30 - 60 mins
Monitored Sedation or General
1 - 2 weeks
Commonly Combined with
Areolar Reduction, Correction of Inverted Nipples, Liposuction of the Axillas
Breast Augmentation Recovery Path
You are in recovery for 1-2 hours, and may have some discomfort. A strange stretching or tight sensation is often felt, and you might feel that it is difficult to take a deep breath. Strong pain medications are given, as well as antibiotics.
A surgical bra is provided for you for use over the first 6 weeks. Lifting or straining with the arms and chest will cause discomfort for the first week or so, but most women can return to work after 1 week.
Initially, the implants may appear slightly high, but will settle over 3-6 months into their natural position. If you should become pregnant following the procedure, it is not harmful to breast feed if you are able. The breast may change in appearance, as in any pregnancy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are adults with fully developed breasts who are in good physical health and can maintain realistic expectations about their results. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and non-smokers to undergo the procedure. Ideal candidates should be sure they are done having children since pregnancy may alter the appearance of your results.
If you are someone with an active infection or cancer of the breast and have not yet received treatment, you will not be suitable for a breast augmentation. Those who are currently pregnant and still pregnant will not benefit from this procedure until they have completed their pregnancy and nursing.
Just like any other cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation can come with several risks that patients should be aware of. These risks can include:
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia
- Implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
- Excessive bleeding
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Implant complications such as leakage or rupture
- Chronic pain
Because breast augmentations are often a cosmetic treatment, most health insurance will not cover breast augmentation costs. If you are unsure about your coverage, we recommend contacting your primary health insurance provider to find out if your breast augmentation can be covered. Some companies may make exceptions if a breast augmentation is medically necessary.
Preparing ahead of time for your breast augmentation can help ensure a complication-free procedure and a successful recovery. Before arriving at your breast augmentation appointment, we recommend patients do the following:
- Consult with your primary doctor about stopping any medications that may interfere with your procedure.
- Quit smoking at least six weeks before your procedure.
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications that can increase bleeding.
- Commit to eating a healthy diet.
- Arrange transportation with a loved one to and from your appointment.
- Invest in comfortable clothing.
Breast augmentation can not only help enhance the appearance of your breasts but also improve them by achieving symmetry and changing their size to fit your body better. Breast augmentation procedures may also help eliminate sagging skin, restoring youthfulness to your chest, especially after significant weight loss. Most of all,
- Enhance your appearance if you think your breasts are small or that one is smaller than the other, and this impacts how you dress or the type of bra needed to help with the asymmetry.
- Adjust for a reduction in the size of your breasts after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
- Correct uneven breasts after breast surgery for other conditions
- Improve your self-confidence