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Augmentation Mammoplasty

Atlanta Breast augmentation (enlargement) procedures involves making small breasts fuller. By inserting breast implants, your bustline can be increased by one or more bra cup sizes. You will need to make decisions on the degree of breast enlargement (cup size), on the type and shape of implants you will receive, and on the location of your incisions before the augmentation procedure.

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The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendation. The incision can be made either in the crease under the breast, in the edge of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), or in the armpit. Every effort is made to assure that the incision is placed so resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.

To achieve fullness and create the most natural breast-like feeling possible, breast implants are filled with saline (salt water). Saline is much like the fluid that makes up 70 percent of the human body. The implant is inserted empty, and then filled once it is in place to achieve the augmentation.

Thus, it can usually be placed through a small incision. Your doctor will discuss the various implant options with you during your consultation at your doctors office.

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Another choice you will need to make is breast size. For example, if you are a 34A now, you may know you want to be about a 34C after your breast enlargement procedure. You may also have concerns about breast shape and proportions that bra cup size alone can’t describe. Your doctor will ask you for your personal augmentation preferences, so he can take them into account in recommending the right implant size and shape for you.

The breast augmentation procedure takes about 1-2 hours. It can be performed in an Atlanta surgical suite at Georgia Plastic Surgery or in an hospital outpatient department. You should expect to be out of work 3-7 days.

About Breast Enlargement or Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in plastic surgery. With over 300,000 cases performed in the United States each year, any preoperative and postoperative treatment revolving around this cosmetic treatment is essential for practitioners to obtain the best results without compromising the health of the patients to be affected. 

The surgeon evaluates the size and shape of the breasts, as well as the elasticity of the skin and overall health. He takes photos and, in some cases, requests a control mammogram. He also informs about the different surgical techniques and the different types of prostheses, offering the possible alternatives for each specific case, with the risks and limitations of each one. It also informs about the type of anesthesia and the cost of the intervention. 

Breast augmentation for aesthetic purposes is not covered by Social Security benefits, but significant breast asymmetries and reconstruction after tumor surgery are. 

Breast augmentation surgery is indicated in the following cases

  • Juvenile congenital breast hypoplasia: This is a lack of breast development, which can vary in severity from total aplasia (absence of breast tissue) to a slight lack of volume. 
  • Relative breast hypoplasia: The breasts have a volume that can be considered normal but is insufficient compared to the size of the patient’s breasts. 
  • Breast asymmetry: lack of development of only one breast, the other breast is of normal size or hypertrophied. 

Breast Augmentation – After the Surgery

After breast surgery the discomfort will be mitigated in a period of between 24 and 48 hours and can make normal life, although not all who have undergone this operation are fully recovered in this short period of time.  The bandages or dressings can be removed in a few days, and the person who has just undergone this operation can replace them with a special bra, which will be worn in the manner indicated by the surgeon. There is a possibility that the newly operated patient may feel burning in the nipples during the first two weeks.  The definitive results can be evaluated in a few months. Until then, moms will change with normal hormonal stimuli, pregnancy or weight changes.