The Breast Implant Solution
Breast Augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the placement of implants to enhance the size, shape and symmetry of a woman’s breasts. The goals of breast augmentation are to provide women with an improved appearance, boost their self-confidence, and increase their overall quality of life.
Goals of a Breast Augmentation:
- Goal #1: Increase Breast Size
Women may feel self-conscious or dissatisfied with the size of their breasts for various reasons, such as genetics, aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. Breast implants can add volume to the breasts, making them appear fuller and more proportionate to the rest of the body.
- Goal #2: Improve Breast Shape
Breast augmentation can also help to improve the shape of the breasts. Many women are unhappy with the natural shape of their breasts, whether due to genetics, pregnancy or weight loss. Breast implants can help to create a rounder, more youthful appearance, or to restore volume that has been lost due to aging or breast feeding
- Goal #3: Correct Asymmetry
Breast augmentation can also be used to correct breast asymmetry. Many women have one breast that is larger or shaped differently than the other, which can be a source of self-consciousness. Breast implants can help to even out the breasts and create a more symmetrical appearance.
- Goal #4: Enhance Self Esteem
Finally, one of the primary goals of breast augmentation is to enhance a woman’s self-esteem. Many women feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies after a breast augmentation, which can have a positive impact on their personal and professional lives.
Options in Breast Augmentation
When deciding on breast augmentation surgery, one of the most significant decisions will be which type of implant to select. There are several options when it comes to breast implants. Dr. Odinet offers the choices of Saline or Silicone implants.
Saline Breast Implants
This implant contains a saltwater solution very similar to saline found naturally in the body. Because it is filled with liquid it feels firmer than gel implants and can be firmer when fully filled. Saline implants have a higher risk of wrinkling and rippling in patients with thin tissue coverage.
One of the principal advantages of using saline implants is that they require a much smaller incision since they can be placed in the breast tissue then filled to the appropriate size. Saline implants come in low, moderate and high profiles that allow them to be tailored to the look you want to achieve. Profile refers to the height of the implant which affects how far the breast will project from the chest wall.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone implants are made of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. They are designed to feel more like natural breast tissue and are less likely to ripple or wrinkle than saline implants. This implant has a classic, round shape and is designed to create a soft, round look and a fuller contour in the upper breast area. It is considered to be softer to the touch than saline implants. This type of implant can come in moderate, moderate plus, high and extra high profiles.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Gummy bear implants, also known as cohesive gel implants, are made of a more cohesive silicone gel and have a soft, natural feel. They are shaped more like a woman’s breast than the round saline and silicone implant options. These implants are narrower at the top producing a natural slope to the breast. Additionally, the gummy bear implant is designed to stay in place and hold its shape over time. However, it does require a slightly larger incision than the round silicone gel implants.
During a consultation, Dr. Odinet will asses your breast augmentation goals to devise a customized plan to achieve the appearance you desire. Together, you and Dr. Odinet will decide the type of implants to be used during your surgery, where the implant will be placed, and the locations of your incisions.
Dr. Odinet will spend plenty of time in your consultation discussing these factors and performing an examination to ensure surgery is a safe option for you. You will also have the opportunity to share your concerns and post operative goals. Dr. Odinet will take measurements and photos so he can help you select the implants that will produce the most beautiful and natural results. He will ensure you are provided with the information you need to make the right choices for your breast augmentation!
Dr. Odinet uses either silicone or saline implants for breast augmentation. Many factors can affect the outcome of your breast augmentation procedure. It is important to select an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, like Dr. Odinet, who will be able to provide a customized treatment plan that best suites you!
Your Breast Augmentation Experience
Depending on your situation, Dr. Odinet will perform your surgery at our AAASF- accredited facility on an outpatient basis or a Park Place Surgical Hospital, which provides overnight recovery suites.
For many individuals who are considering plastic surgery, privacy and a personalized experience are top priorities. One way to ensure both factors is by choosing a plastic surgeon who operates in a private AAAASF accredited facility. AAAASF stands for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. This organization is responsible for accrediting outpatient surgery facilities that meet strict safety and quality standards. AAAASF accredited facilities are held to the same standards as hospitals which means that patients can be assured that the facility meets the highest level of safety and quality. Choosing a plastic surgeon who operates in an AAAASF accredited facility can provide personalized attention and care and a private and discreet experience. When considering plastic surgery, it is important to research and choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who operates in an AAAASF accredited facility to ensure the best possible outcome.
• 24/7 Follow up care. We understand the healing process after a surgical procedure can be an anxious time for our patients. That’s why we always have a skilled healthcare professional on staff and available 24/7 to provide any necessary post-operative care and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
• We send you home with post-op garments.
• We offer scar cream and laser treatments to reduce visible scarring.
After Your Breast Augmentation
Many women who are considering breast augmentation are concerned about the recovery process and how long it will take for them to return to their normal daily activities. However, they are pleasantly surprised to find out the recovery process is usually quick and simple. Most women are driving within two days and many are back to work in three to four days. However, you need to wait for your more strenuous workouts for about four weeks to allow the breasts ample time to heal fully. You can resume light exercise soon after surgery to help aid the healing process. With proper post-operative care and rest, patients can expect a smooth and comfortable recovery process allowing them to enjoy their new look in no time!
We invite you to schedule your consultation with Dr. Odinet today at 337-234-8648 to discuss breast augmentation options!