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Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Right For Me?
If you’re looking to either enhance your breasts or better balance your figure, then you might consider a breast augmentation procedure. Using breast implants made of either silicone or saline, an augmentation mammoplasty enlarges a women’s breasts while increasing their projection and symmetry. When combined with a Breast Lift, a breast augmentation can help correct sagging and increase fullness. Breast augmentation not only enhances physical appearance, but also helps improve self-confidence and a patient’s body image.
Candidates for an augmentation mammoplasty include patients who desire larger, fuller breasts or are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small. Prospective candidates must be in good physical health and have realistic expectations. Candidates also include women whose breasts have lost shape and volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural aging process.
As stated by the FDA, saline implants are allowed for women at least 18 years old, while silicone implants are permitted for women of at least 22 years. Dr. Peterson has been successfully using FDA approved Mentor® implants for over 20 years. Mentor® Memory Gel implants contain a cohesive gel that holds together uniformly and retains a natural give that better resembles breast tissue. With advanced warranty, lifetime replacement and lower rupture rates begin your journey at LoveYourLook.com for a complete source for augmentation and implant information.
Recovery time depends on the patient and the extent of the procedure. Most women return to work in 4-7 days. After the surgery, the breasts are dressed with gauze bandages or an elastic bra to help minimize swelling. Pain medications are prescribed. A support bra is usually worn for four weeks after the surgery for extra support during the healing process. Dr. Peterson will see you for follow up visits the day after surgery, one week for suture removal and one month after surgery to make sure you have healed properly to resume all your normal activities.
If you are considering a breast augmentation procedure, please call the offices of Dr. Stacy Peterson for a consultation. Dr. Peterson is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Wichita, KS, and is recognized by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Located in Wichita, KS, Dr. Peterson has a long-standing reputation as a trusted Wichita plastic surgeon with the credentials and experience to give you the care you deserve!
Learn About Mentor Breast Implants
Mentor Worldwide LLC, a global leader in surgical breast aesthetics, is proud to announce the approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants, the latest addition to the Mentor US Breast Aesthetics portfolio.
MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants are the latest innovation in breast implants. The implants are filled with a highly cohesive gel, and have a unique, tapered appearance. Unlike round breast implants, MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants are teardrop shaped, meaning they’re thinner at the top and gently slope to a fuller projection point near the implant’s bottom to mimic the silhouette of a natural breast.
Content provided below comes from American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Wichita’s Experienced & CertifiedBreast Augmentation Surgeon
Dr. Peterson is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is recognized by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. With a long-standing practice in Wichita, KS, Dr. Peterson has the experience and credentials necessary to give you the quality care you deserve: Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Voted Best Doctors 2011-2015 by Wichita Business Journal
Dr. Peterson routinely performs breast augmentation surgeries on a weekly basis and has completed thousands of successful cases.
Please call our friendly staff at 316-265-1441 so we can discuss your breast augmentation surgery options in more detail with our Wichita plastic surgeon. We look forward to answering all your questions!
Read More About Breast Augmentation Surgery Below
The first step: Choose a surgeon you can trust[+]
Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. A doctor’s board certification is one of the best indicators of his or her training. Ask for certification from The American Board of Plastic Surgery® (ABPS), the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body. To be ABPS board-certified, a physician must meet these rigorous standards:
- Graduate from an accredited medical school
- Complete at least five years of surgical training following medical school with a minimum of two years of plastic surgery residency training
- Pass comprehensive oral and written exams
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Members must:
- Be certified by the ABPS or in Canada by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada®
- Complete continuing medical education including patient safety each year
- Perform surgery in accredited, state-licensed or
- Medicare-certified surgical facilities
Enhancing your appearance with breast augmentation[+]
If you are dissatisfied with your beast size, augmentation surgery is a choice to consider. Breast augmentation can:
- Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
- Improve the balance of your figure
- Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, the procedure involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants also may be used to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.
What it won’t do
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation. Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.
Is it right for me?
Breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Breast augmentation may be a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
- Your breasts are fully developed
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
- You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
- Your breasts vary in size or shape
- One or both breasts failed to develop normally
What to expect during your consultation [+]
The success and safety of your breast augmentation procedure depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.
Be prepared to discuss:
- Why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome
- Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
- Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
- Previous surgeries
- Family history of breast cancer and results of any mammograms or previous biopsies
Your surgeon may also:
- Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
- Examine your breasts, and may take detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality, placement of your nipples
- Take photographs for your medical record
- Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment
- Discuss likely outcomes of breast augmentation and any risks or potential complications
- Discuss the use of anesthesia during your breast augmentation
Preparing for surgery[+]
Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
- Get a baseline mammogram before surgery and another one after surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue
- Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
Special instructions you receive will cover:
- What to do on the day of surgery
- Post-operative care and follow-up
- Breast implant registry documents (when necessary)
What happens during breast augmentation surgery?[+]
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. You and your plastic surgeon will discuss which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome. Incision options include:
- Inframammary incision
- Transaxillary incision
- Periareolar incision
Incisions vary based on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your particular anatomy and patient surgeon preference.
Step 3 – Implant choice
Breast size and shape are important, so be honest and open about your expectations when talking with your surgeon. Implant type and size will be determined not just on your desired increase in size but more importantly on your breast anatomy, skin elasticity and body type.
Options for Breast Implants
Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They can be filled with varying amounts of saline which can affect the shape, firmness and feel of the breast. Should the implant shell leak, a saline implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.
Silicone implants are filled with an elastic gel. The gel feels and moves much like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell, or may escape into the breast implant pocket. A leaking implant filled with silicone gel may not collapse. If you choose these implants, you may need to visit your plastic surgeon regularly to make sure the implants are functioning properly. An ultrasound or MRI screening can assess the condition of breast implants. Implant manufacturers occasionally introduce new styles and types of implants, so there may be additional options available.
See www.breastimplantsafety.org for current information.
Step 4 – Inserting and placing the implant
After the incision is made, a breast implant is inserted into a pocket either:
A. Under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement), or
B. Directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (a submammary/subglandular placement)
The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type, and your surgeon’s recommendations.
Step 5 – Closing the incisions
Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.
Step 6 – See the results
The results of breast augmentation are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realize the fulfillment of your goal for fuller breasts.
Important facts about the safety and risks of breast augmentation [+]
The decision to have breast augmentation surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and ¡f the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.
The risks include:
- Unfavorable scarring
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Poor healing of ¡ncisions
- Changes ¡n nipple or breast sensation, may be temporary or permanent
- Capsular contracture, which is the formation of firm scar tissue around the implant
- Implant leakage or rupture
- Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
- Anesthesia risks
- Fluid accumulation
- Blood clots
- Pain, which may persist
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Possibility of revisional surgery
Other important considerations:
- Breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and future surgery may be required to replace one or both implants.
- Pregnancy, weight loss and menopause may influence the appearance of augmented breasts over the course of your lifetime.
After a post-surgical recovery period of 24to 48 hours and an additional reduced-activity period of a few days, you will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks. Exercise and normal activity can resume at the direction of your plastic surgeon. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.
Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.
- Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
- What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
- Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
- When will they be removed?
- Are stitches removed? When?
- When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
- When do I return for follow-up care?
When you go home
If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heart beats, seek medical attention immediately. Should any of these complications occur, you may require hospitalization and additional treatment.
The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.
Following your physician’s instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.
The results will be long-lasting[+]
The results of your breast augmentation surgery will be long-lasting. You will find it easier to wear certain styles of clothing and swim wear. Like many women who have had breast augmentation, you may also have a boost in self confidence.
Implants may need to be replaced or revised
It’s important to know that your breast implants are not permanent and may require replacement during your lifetime. You should expect to have future visits with your plastic surgeon to discuss changes in your breasts.
Over time, your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity. If, after a period of years, you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast lift or implant exchange to restore a more youthful contour.
Words to know[+]
Areola: Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.
Augmentation mammaplasty: Breast enlargement by surgery.
Breast Augmentation: Also known as augmentation mammaplasty; breast enlargement by surgery.
Breast Implants: Medical devices placed in your body to enhance an existing breast size or to reconstruct your breast. Breast implants can be filled with either salt water (saline) or silicone (elastic gel).
Capsular contracture: A complication of breast implant surgery which occurs when scar tissue that normally forms around the implant tightens and squeezes the implant and becomes firm.
General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
Hematoma: Blood pooling beneath the skin.
Inframammary incision: An incision made in the fold under the breast.
Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
Mammogram: An x-ray image of the breast.
Mastectomy: The removal of breast tissue, typically to rid the body of cancer.
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; a painless test to view tissue similar to an x-ray.
Periareolar incision: An incision made at the edge of the areola.
Saline implants: Breast implants filled with salt water.
Silicone implants: Breast implants filled with an elastic gel.
Submammary or subglandular placement: Breast implants placed directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle.
Submuscular or subpectoral placement: Breast implants placed under the pectoral muscle, which is located between the breast tissue and chest wall.
Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.
Transaxillary incision: An incision made in the underarm area.
Ultrasound: A diagnostic procedure that projects high frequency sound waves into the body and records the echoes as pictures.