What is a breast augmentation procedure?
Breast augmentation surgery involves the use of saline or silicone breast implants to increase the size of the breasts. In addition to achieving increased breast size, breast augmentation can be used to correct breast size discrepancies, renew breast volume after pregnancy, and create fuller, rounder breasts. It can be performed in conjunction with a breast lift.
Why consider a breast augmentation?
If you’re unhappy with the size of your breasts, you know the impact those feelings can have on your life. When you dream about the new look you’d like to achieve, you probably also think about the boost to your self-image and self-confidence that would come with an enhanced breast size. That’s where breast augmentation procedures using saline or silicone gel breast implants can help.
What should I expect from the Columbus breast augmentation procedure?
Being committed to the highest standards in safety in all aspects of our practice, we use Mentor Saline & Silicone implants for our patients. A Johnson and Johnson company, Mentor is the world leader in breast implant manufacturing, research and testing. For over 30 years, they have adhered to the highest standards of safety in manufacturing, testing and clinical trials for saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. They are the only company in the world whose implants are made exclusively in the United States. In addition, all Mentor implants come with a lifetime replacement policy and a standard limited warranty. Furthermore, we are the largest private practice provider of Mentor breast implants in Central Ohio. This means we perform more breast surgeries than any other private practice in Columbus, OH and the surrounding areas. You can feel confident in our expertise and continual commitment to excellence.
What about recovery?
Requiring just a short outpatient surgery and a few days away from your normal activities, breast augmentation can give you the shape you’ve been longing for. Our plastic surgeons are breast enhancement specialists. Request a consultation to take the first step toward realizing a new you.
Are you a candidate for breast augmentation?
The best way to learn if you are a candidate for breast augmentation is to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, who will talk over your goals and create a custom plan help you achieve your desired results. Below is a brief outline of criteria to consider as you develop your procedure plan.
The ideal candidate for breast augmentation:
- Has realistic aesthetic goals that breast augmentation can achieve
- Is 18 or older
- Is in good general health
- Is prepared to make an informed decision
Aesthetic Goals for Breast Augmentation
If you are considering breast augmentation, it’s important to make sure it’s the procedure that will give you the results you desire. Breast augmentation can achieve:
- Larger breasts
- Firmer breasts
- More even breasts
- Breasts with a more attractive shape
- Breasts with less sagging caused by lost volume
- Better overall body proportion
- Better fitting clothing
Although breast augmentation can correct sagging due to volume lost in the breast, it is not a good procedure for correcting significant sagging of the breasts. If your breasts have significant sagging, a breast lift may be a better choice. Your physician can help you weigh your options and design a customized procedure plan to help you get the results you desire.
Health for Breast Augmentation
Being healthy before having breast augmentation is crucial to reducing your risks from the procedure. Being in good general health means that you do not have any untreated infections or breast cancer. If you are close to 40 years old, it’s often recommended that you have a mammogram before your breast augmentation to rule out undetected breast tumors. You should not be pregnant or nursing, and it should be at least six months after the birth of your child or when you stopped nursing. This will ensure your breasts have stabilized after the effects of pregnancy and nursing.
You should also be eating a balanced, healthy diet, and have a relatively active lifestyle to reduce risks from the procedure. Smokers will be expected to quit smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure to reduce risks of complications.
Informed Decisions about Breast Augmentation
As a patient considering breast augmentation you must be prepared to understand the benefits and risks of the procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will work with you to educate you on the procedure, its risks, benefits, and expected outcomes.
Request a consultation or call 614-420-2711 today to begin your breast enhancement journey.