Candidates for A Breast Augmentation
Candidates for a Breast Augmentation are those looking 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. We want you to be satisfied with the safety and proven results of each breast augmentation option.
Silicone implants consist of a silicone elastomer shell filled with silicone gel, which is similar in consistency to human fat. Saline implants made with a silicone outer shell 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.
The Breast Augmentation procedure lasts about 1 hour and is done under general anesthesia.
Recovery & Results
Recovery times vary patient to patient but most are able to go back to work within a few days. Any physical contact with breasts should not be done for the first 2 to 3 weeks. The scars left from the incisions will fade anywhere from a few months, to a year or more after the surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation
It is safe to breastfeed after a breast augmentation and breast lift. Most breast surgery approaches are compatible with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding 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.
Inframammary – (under the breast), periareolar- (around the nipple), trans axillary- (in the armpit region), and transumbilical – (through the belly button). The type of incision selected for your breast surgery will depend on the kind of scar you’re comfortable with as well as plans for any ancillary breast procedures, such as breast lift, scheduled to be completed simultaneously.
To learn more about Breast Augmentation please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page, or by calling Pittman Plastic Surgery located in Athens, GA, at (706) 549-3203. Michele, our Patient Care Coordinator will answer any questions you have about the treatment including pricing and financing options. We look forward to working with you!
*The results of any procedure vary from patient to patient depending on multiple factors. There is no guarantee of satisfaction with end results. All recovery times are estimates and not guaranteed.