Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most common cosmetic procedures worldwide. Performed to enhance the breast's size and shape, patients have various implant types and incision techniques to achieve their breast goals. Barrett Plastic Surgery sets the standard for natural results with minimal downtime and scarring.
Is Breast Augmentation
with Implants right for you ?
In some cases, skin laxity or other facts may require breast procedures like breast lifts or nipple/areola reduction to help enhance the breast shape, size, and appearance. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will provide a comprehensive exam to discuss your goals and understand which procedure best suits your needs.
Create cleavage and fullness in the breasts
Restore breast appearance after pregnancy and breastfeeding
Create breast symmetry
Reverse appearance of deformities
Slightly lift breasts with mild sagging
Create breasts proportionate to the rest of your body profile
A patient care concierge will guide you through the entire consultation process, which can be attended in person or virtually. During the consultation, your surgeon will learn about your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create a personalized surgical plan. You’ll provide photos representing your breast goals and discuss your implant options. You will then be matched with a surgical coordinator who will walk you through each step of the preoperative process.
Patients will experience swelling and soreness for the first few days following their procedure but are often pleased to find this stage of recovery is very short. Most patients begin feeling better within three days and return to work within the week if their job is not overly strenuous. Pain, swelling, and sensitivity will linger for a few weeks but subside enough to allow you to return to most activities.
Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after surgery to prevent blood clots and improve circulation, but rigorous exercise should be restricted for two weeks, and upper-body activities should be avoided for six weeks. It takes about six weeks for the breasts to drop and fluff and six months to see their final appearance.
Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.
Breast implants are designed to last many years, making them a great investment of time and money. The FDA and implant manufacturers recommend replacing implants every ten years. Regular monitoring of breast implants after augmentation is also recommended.