What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. As the name suggests, breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of your breasts to make them look larger, more proportional, or more curvaceous. The procedure usually involves inserting a saline or silicone implant into the breast pocket via small incisions. Breast augmentation is suitable for women who want to increase their cup size or reverse the effects of age, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Accents Cosmetic Surgery provides the best breast augmentation in Michigan using high-quality saline and silicone implants.
Reasons for Breast Augmentation
- You’re unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of your genetically-inherited breasts.
- You want to reverse the effects of age, pregnancy, and weight changes on your breasts.
- You want to reconstruct your breasts after a mastectomy.
- You want to look better in different types of dresses and clothes.
- You want to improve your breasts’ proportionality.
- You want a more curvaceous silhouette.
You’re a Candidate if You…
- Want to change your breasts’ shape, size, or general appearance.
- Have small or asymmetrical breasts.
- Are in good physical health.
- Have realistic expectations from the procedure.
- Don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking.
- Don’t have underlying medical conditions that preclude you from surgery.
Types of Breast Implants
The type of breast implants you choose in Michigan will have a huge impact on your results. When having this procedure with Dr. Berkowitz, you have three options: silicone, saline and gummy bear.
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. They’re filled up to the desired volume after insertion into the breast pocket, making them more flexible and versatile. If you don’t like the size, it can be modified or adjusted. However, saline implants don’t look or feel as natural as silicone implants. They’re also prone to rupturing, in which case the implant ripples are visible through the skin’s surface. However, if there’s a rupture, the saltwater simply gets absorbed by the body, so there are no medical risks.
Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel within a silicone shell. They look and feel like natural breast tissues, resembling the bounce and fullness of actual breasts. Furthermore, there’s no risk of rippling on the skin’s surface because the implant shell doesn’t lose shape even when there’s a rupture. However, that also means you receive no warning if there’s a rupture. Patients with silicone implants need regular breast examinations to ensure the implant isn’t ruptured or leaking.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy-bear implants are “form-stable” implants composed of silicone gel within a teardrop-shaped implant. Teardrop implants resemble the natural appearance of breasts — fuller on the bottom and tapered at the top. Furthermore, form-stable breast implants retain their general shape even if there’s a rupture, and there’s no risk of the silicone leaking out into your body. Gummy-bear implants are the most natural-looking implants available. However, if the implant rotates out of place, it might protrude out of the skin’s surface.
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
Your breast augmentation in Detroit starts with an initial consultation with the exceptional cosmetic surgeons at Accents Cosmetic Surgery. They carefully examine your breast tissues, discuss your goals and concerns, review your medical history, and recommend various tests. Based on the assessment, they curate the ideal breast augmentation treatment plan and discuss your options. They provide a detailed description of your breast implant options, incision styles, implant placement options, and the breast implant size. As such, they collaboratively curate the ideal breast augmentation procedure with you, ensuring results that adhere to your expectations.
The Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is performed as an in-office and outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision in the armpit, around the areola, or under the breast fold, depending on the treatment plan. The chosen breast implant is then placed above the pectoral muscles, between the major and minor pectoral muscles, or behind the chest wall. The incisions are sutured closed, and bandages are wrapped around your breasts. The entire procedure takes 1 to 3 hours, depending on the type of implants used, incisions styles, and implant placement options.Learn More About Dr. Berkowitz
Recovering from Breast Augmentation
Everyone recovers at their own pace. However, most patients need to take one to two weeks off work and social activities to recover properly from breast augmentation in Michigan. You’ll experience soreness, swelling, redness, bruising, and other side-effects for a few weeks, and you’ll have to wear compression garments for several days or weeks. You’ll be asked to avoid strenuous workouts for at least one to two months. The incision marks will get darker before they start fading away, but it may take several months for the scars to become imperceptible. Our surgeons make incisions in the most discrete locations to minimize their visibility.
Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best type of breast augmentation to get?
Patients have a choice between breast augmentation with implants or breast augmentation by way of fat transfer. Those seeking a greater enhancement can benefit more from implants, but fat transfers are a more natural solution.
How long does a boob job last?
Breast implants are known to last for at least a decade, although there are some reports of them lasting as long as twenty years. Breast augmentation with fat transfers is considered to be a permanent treatment, although factors such as weight fluctuation and aging can affect the longevity of results.
Do you lose feeling in your nipples after breast implants?
It is true that loss of sensation in the nipples can occur as a side effect of receiving breast implants. However, this condition is usually temporary and wears off eventually.
Do breast implants sag over time?
Sagging can occur with breast implants, especially in cases where the implants are very heavy. However, sagging is typically not noticed until at least 10 years have elapsed since the procedure.
How painful is breast augmentation recovery?
The recovery from breast augmentation surgery is characterized by persistent soreness for about two to three weeks. This can usually be managed with some pain medications.
Schedule a Consultation
A full and beautiful chest can be yours. Contact our Michigan office today to schedule an appointment and discover what breast implants with Dr. Berkowitz can do for you. Learn more