At Noble Cosmetic Surgery, patients in Plano, TX have several options available to them for enhancing their body. With so many treatment options, patients are excited to make the changes they’ve desired with cosmetic surgery. Our plastic surgeon can explain what you need to know about breast augmentation to prepare you for your upcoming procedure.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to increase the size of the breast, the shape of the breast, or the fullness of the breast. This is done with the insertion of breast implants. Breast implants may be made from silicone or saline.
Why should I consider breast augmentation?
There are many reasons why a patient might consider undergoing breast augmentation surgery. They may want to:
- Increase the size of the breasts that may be naturally smaller
- Restore the shape and size of the breasts after weight loss, breastfeeding, or pregnancy
- Restore symmetry to the breasts
- Reconstruct the breasts after surgery or cancer
Who is a candidate for breast augmentation?
The best candidate is a woman who is ready to improve the appearance and size of their breasts. They should be in overall good health and within their ideal weight range. Many women who consider breast augmentation are in their 30’s and may have already had children.
Can breast augmentation be combined with other procedures?
Dr. Patrick C. Obasi is pleased to provide a wide selection of plastic surgery procedures, and in many cases, can perform more than one treatment at once. When considering breast augmentation, many women also discuss other treatments they should undergo to improve other areas of the body. Known as a “mommy makeover,” many women may consider the benefits of combining treatments, including:
The primary benefit of undergoing several procedures at once is the ability to reduce recovery time. Instead of having to take time off work for each separate surgery, patients can book recovery time just once while several areas of the body are improved during a single procedure. We encourage women to ask about combining procedures if they are interested in addressing various areas of the body.
How do I choose the size of my new implants?
Choosing implants can be the toughest part of the process. Many women are unsure as to what size would be most complementary to their body’s shape and contours. Others are afraid of increasing their cup size too much to where the results do not look natural. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Patrick C. Obasi will work with patients to help them identify the implant best for their breast augmentation procedure. Women are advised to describe the expectations they have for the treatment, while the doctor assists in choosing the implant size best suited to reach that goal.
What if I like my breast size, but my breasts are sagging?
Women in Plano, TX with sagging breasts, called ptosis, can still undergo breast augmentation procedures. Depending on the amount of sagging, patients may incorporate augmentation along with a breast lift. This is determined based on the positioning of the nipples and areola. An implant can still be placed at the same time as a lift to bring the breasts higher up and make them look more natural and fuller. This type of augmentation may also include the removal of excess skin to ensure the breasts are placed appropriately on the chest.
What should I expect during recovery?
The recovery from breast augmentation can take several weeks. It is best that patients carefully follow the post-operative care instructions given by Dr. Patrick C. Obasi to reduce the risk of complications during the recovery period. Women should expect to take time off school, work, and other activities for several weeks to ensure proper healing and recovery.
Ready to discuss the possibilities with a plastic surgeon?
Request an appointment with Dr. Patrick C. Obasi of Noble Cosmetic Surgery today! The Plano, TX area practice is located in Suite 100 at 6201 K Ave and can be reached at 214 - 617-1672. Another location in Desoto is also available for patient convenience.