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Dr. Bradley’s breast enhancement procedures will help you highlight your body’s natural curves. He can help you achieve symmetrical, natural-looking breasts with minimal downtime. In selecting the proper implant and surgical technique, it is important to have skilled guidance. Implants (silicone or saline) will be placed either behind the breast tissue or underneath the pectoralis muscle. If the breasts have significant sagging, then a lift may be required at the same time.
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
During your consultation with Dr. James Bradley, he will perform a physical examination. Dr. Bradley will discuss your cosmetic goals with you to formulate an individualized treatment approach. You will be advised of the potential complications of the surgical procedure so you can make an informed decision.
A thorough discussion of your medical history will take place. Let Dr. Bradley know if you are suffering from pre-existing conditions or if you have any drug allergies. If you have breast cancer in your family history, it is best to mention it to your surgeon. Photographs will be taken to compare your before-and-after results.
The Breast Surgery Procedure
The first step in breast enhancement surgery is the administration of anesthesia. Typically, general anesthesia is chosen. Then, the incision will be made in the periareolar area, under the breast fold, or in the armpit. The incision site will be chosen depending on the type of implant to be inserted, along with doctor and patient preferences.
The implant will be inserted into a tissue pocket under the pectoral muscle or over the pectoral muscle directly behind the breast tissue. Placement depends on the type of breast implants and the degree of enlargement the patient is interested in. The incisions will then be closed with stitches.
Breast Augmentation Recovery and Healing
After breast augmentation surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room, where you will be closely monitored. Once you are stable, you will be discharged. Before you leave, you will be given instructions on how to care for your stitches. Painkillers, antibiotics, and other prescribed medications will be given as well.
It will be necessary to wear a supportive surgical bra without underwire during the recovery process. Limit your movements for the first few days after your surgery to avoid bleeding into the tissue pocket. Pain, swelling, and bruising are normal side effects but should subside in time.
Breast Surgery Cost
The total cost of breast surgery will depend on several factors. The overall price will include the type of implant, extent of work done, and medications prescribed.
What size implant should I get?
During your consultation, Dr. Bradley will work with you to determine the best implant size and shape. Factors to consider when selecting a proper size include: lifestyle considerations (like exercise activities) and the amount of skin laxity present.
How long do breast implants last?
Implants do not need to be removed or changed unless there is a problem. With the new generation of implants, rupture and capsular contracture (scarring) are more rare. As patients get older, the breasts may change or sag and patients may then desire a revision.
How soon can I go back to work and my daily routine?
Although you can go back to work after a week, strenuous activity that can increase your blood pressure should be avoided for 2 weeks.