Overview of Breast Augmentation Procedure
- Enhance your breast size while improving breast shape with saline, silicone, or highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants.
- 1 hour.
- Back to work: A few days. Physical contact with breasts: 2 to 3 weeks. Fading of scars: Several months to a year or more.
Breast Augmentation in GA
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Many seek to improve the size and shape of their breasts, desiring to feel more feminine and confident. During consultations we welcome the opportunity to discuss with patients their individual aesthetic goals. Pittman Plastic Surgery, in Athens, GA offers saline, silicone, or highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants, depending on your unique needs and desired feel. You’ll be most satisfied with the safety and proven results of each option.
Silicone implants consist of a silicone elastomer shell filled with silicone gel, which is similar in consistency to human fat. Saline implants are made with a silicone outer shell which is filled with sterile saline solution. Both types are safe and FDA approved. Dr. Pittman can further discuss the differences and help you decide which is best for you during a plastic surgery consultation.
In addition to breast augmentation, Pittman Plastic Surgery also offers a variety of cosmetic breast surgery procedures. Breast reduction surgery is performed to reduce the size of the breasts of women who have problems such as back or neck pain or self-confidence concerns. Breast reduction can be performed for both men and women. For patients concerned with sagging breasts, breast lift surgery raises the position of the breasts while re-shaping the breasts to a more youthful contour. Breast reconstruction surgery works to recreate or “build” breasts after a lumpectomy or mastectomy.
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation
Can I breastfeed after a breast augmentation or breast lift?
It is safe to breastfeed after a breast augmentation and/or breast lift. Most breast surgery approaches are compatible with breastfeeding. Breast feeding challenges, although rare, can occur depending on the surgery performed. It’s important to be open with your plastic surgeon and discuss all of your questions regarding breast surgery and breastfeeding.
What are the different types of breast implant surgery incisions?
Inframammary – (under the breast), periareolar- (around the nipple), transaxillary- (in the armpit region), and transumbilical – (through the belly button). The type of incision selected for your breast surgery will depend upon the type of scar you’re comfortable with as well as plans for any ancillary breast procedures, such as breast lift, planned to be completed simultaneously.
How much does breast augmentation cost?
Despite what most people think, cosmetic surgery has become much more economical in the past few years. To help patients with financing, we provide various payment options including CareCredit®.