Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Women may desire breast augmentation to achieve a more feminine contour or restore volume loss related to age and breastfeeding. There are several different incision and implants that can be utilized to accomplish your goals. You can also use your own fat tissue in the form of fat grafting and avoid using implants all together. Dr. Butz offers both saline and silicone implants and will help you determine what will give you the look you’re looking for.
Ideal candidates are healthy women who desire improvements in the following:
- Small breast, micromastia
- Breast volume loss related to having children
- Tubular breast deformity
- Breast asymmetry
- Breast Ptosis
Preparing for your Procedure
As with any procedure, you should stop any medication or supplements that are not essential for 10-14 days prior to decrease your risk of bleeding complications. Please refer to your list of medications to avoid and always check with your Doctor prior to stopping medications.
There are several different techniques and options available for breast augmentation. Dr. Butz will discuss your goals and preferences and help you decide what the best option is for you.
There are two main categories of implants, Saline and Silicone.
- Silicone implants come in several different varieties depending on how “cohesive” they are. Sometimes people refer to the highly cohesive implants as the “Gummy Bear” implants. Silicone implants tend to feel and look more natural but are more expensive and more difficult to detect rupture.
- Saline implants are filled with saline (saltwater) at the time of the surgery and can be tailored more specifically. However, saline tend to be firmer and require more breast tissue to ensure they appear natural.
There are two commonly used incision site options, peri-areolar and inframammary fold. Both incisions can be used to place the implant above or below the muscle.
The procedure is performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center with the assistance of an anesthesiologist. A dressing will be in place when you wake up and this will be removed by Dr. Butz the following day in clinic. You will then be placed in a soft bra. You should avoid underwire bras for at least 4 weeks. You may have some numbness and hypersensitivity of the breast. This is normal and will improve with time. You should avoid rigorous exercise for at least 2 weeks but we encourage you to be up and walking several times throughout the day.
Recovery Time: 5-7 days
Schedule a consultation today to discuss your concerns and learn about your potential treatment options.