BREAST
Augmentation

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BREAST
Augmentation

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BREAST
Augmentation

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BREAST AUGMENTATION

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can be misunderstood, equating it to some sort of centerfold end result. But most of our breast augmentation patients at Saltz Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City UT and Park City UT seek natural looking results, not over-the-top transformations. These women want to enhance their breasts in a natural, proportionate way. The goal may be to improve breasts that the patient has always found to be deficient in some way. Or, the goal can be to restore volume and shape after pregnancy or weight loss.

If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery in Salt Lake City, Park City or surrounding areas, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

breastaug is 1132240166

BREAST AUGMENT-ATION

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can be misunderstood, equating it to some sort of centerfold end result. But most of our breast augmentation patients at Saltz Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City UT and Park City UT seek natural looking results, not over-the-top transformations. These women want to enhance their breasts in a natural, proportionate way. The goal may be to improve breasts that the patient has always found to be deficient in some way. Or, the goal can be to restore volume and shape after pregnancy or weight loss.

If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery in Salt Lake City, Park City or surrounding areas, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

breastaug is 1132240166

BREAST AUGMENTATION

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can be misunderstood, equating it to some sort of centerfold end result. But most of our breast augmentation patients at Saltz Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City UT and Park City UT seek natural looking results, not over-the-top transformations. These women want to enhance their breasts in a natural, proportionate way. The goal may be to improve breasts that the patient has always found to be deficient in some way. Or, the goal can be to restore volume and shape after pregnancy or weight loss.

If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery in Salt Lake City, Park City or surrounding areas, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Consultation for Breast Enhancement Surgery

Long before any surgery, you will meet with Dr. Saltz for an extensive consultation. This meeting will discuss your goals and expectations for breast augmentation, along with your medical history. It’s wise to have done some research on your own prior to your first consultation, looking at before-and-after photos for body types similar to yours.

Once you decide to have breast augmentation surgery, you’ll have three other decisions to make, which Dr. Saltz will, of course, help you with. Those decisions are breast implant type, size and shape, as well as incision location.

breast implants

The Consultation for Breast Enhancement Surgery

breast implants

Long before any surgery, you will meet with Dr. Saltz for an extensive consultation. This meeting will discuss your goals and expectations for breast augmentation, along with your medical history. It’s wise to have done some research on your own prior to your first consultation, looking at before-and-after photos for body types similar to yours.

Once you decide to have breast augmentation surgery, you’ll have three other decisions to make, which Dr. Saltz will, of course, help you with. Those decisions are breast implant type, size and shape, as well as incision location.

The Consultation for Breast Enhancement Surgery

Long before any surgery, you will meet with Dr. Saltz for an extensive consultation. This meeting will discuss your goals and expectations for breast augmentation, along with your medical history. It’s wise to have done some research on your own prior to your first consultation, looking at before-and-after photos for body types similar to yours.

Once you decide to have breast augmentation surgery, you’ll have three other decisions to make, which Dr. Saltz will, of course, help you with. Those decisions are breast implant type, size and shape, as well as incision location.

breast implants
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Results of Breast Augmentation

After your breast augmentation surgery, your breast implants can take up to a few weeks before they settle and look natural. At first, you may notice the implants are sitting higher on your chest, feel more firm, or are larger than you expected. You should wait at least three months before your final results are realized. Your implants will drop to sit in a more natural position on your chest and the swelling will pass so you can see the final results of your breast augmentation surgery.

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Results of Breast Augmentation

After your breast augmentation surgery, your breast implants can take up to a few weeks before they settle and look natural. At first, you may notice the implants are sitting higher on your chest, feel more firm, or are larger than you expected. You should wait at least three months before your final results are realized. Your implants will drop to sit in a more natural position on your chest and the swelling will pass so you can see the final results of your breast augmentation surgery.

breast augmentation 2

Results of Breast Augmentation

After your breast augmentation surgery, your breast implants can take up to a few weeks before they settle and look natural. At first, you may notice the implants are sitting higher on your chest, feel more firm, or are larger than you expected. You should wait at least three months before your final results are realized. Your implants will drop to sit in a more natural position on your chest and the swelling will pass so you can see the final results of your breast augmentation surgery.

Should I Wait Until I Am Done Having Children to Have Augmentation?

The answer varies, depending on a number of factors. Most women can get an augmentation when they prefer, but if you are planning on getting pregnant within the next 12 months or so, it is better to wait to ensure you get the results you want. Augmentation does not pose risks of birth defects. We will advise you on the best implant options and their placement to ensure there is no milk reduction.

Will Augmentation Work for Me If I Feel My Breasts Are Sagging?

Breast implants will help replace lost or low volume, but they cannot correct the excess skin that causes sagging breasts. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is the procedure that can resolve sagging breasts. We can schedule a breast lift together with an augmentation procedure to tackle these concerns at the same time. The two procedures can help avoid the “slipping” effect that is common when we add implants to sagging breasts.

Am I Too Old for the Surgery?

There is no age limit for breast augmentation. More women choose to have breast augmentation surgery after 50 because their breasts might have changed after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or hormonal changes. You need to be in good health because the procedure requires general anesthesia, but there is no maximum age to worry about. Breast implants also do not affect your ability to receive accurate mammogram screening results because we place them under the breast tissue.

How Do I Choose My New Size?

Your body type, your lifestyle, and your goals will impact the size of the implants you choose. Large breast implants are heavy, so women with larger frames are better equipped to handle larger implants. A high profile is a better choice for women with smaller frames because of its narrower width, while women with broader shoulders can opt for a low volume option. If you have an active lifestyle, larger implants are not the best choice. Consider the clothing you wear, as well, to see what implant size is most compatible with your closet. Knowing your goals can also allow us to help you decide on the implants, so gather inspiration photos to show us during your consultation. Together, we will be able to choose the size that will look and feel best for you.

Will My Nipple Sensation or Feeling Change?

Nipple sensation can change right after breast augmentation, but it is not a lasting concern. For some women, sensitivity can heighten, while others may experience dulled sensation. When we place an implant, it can stretch the nerve which gives sensation to the nipple. As the swelling decreases and the incision heals, these changes will diminish. Because multiple nerves provide sensation to the nipples, it is rare for patients to lose all feeling in their nipples.

The choice of breast implants for breast augmentation surgery is a personal one, depending on a variety of factors.

Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants feature a silicone shell filled with medical silicone gel. You can choose different levels of cohesion in the gel. The overall consensus is that silicone feels closer to natural tissue than saline implants. Increasing in popularity are “Gummy Bear” implants, which are teardrop shaped and consist of a firmer (think gummy bear) silicone gel. The advantage of this type of gel is that if the implant develops a leak, the silicone is more likely to stay within the implant. That is the disadvantage of traditional silicone implants — the patient doesn’t always know when the implant has ruptured, as the silicone leaks slowly if at all. For that reason, regular mammograms are required with silicone breast implants to check their condition.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are made of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt water solution. Unlike silicone implants, saline implants are inserted into place empty and are then filled. This means a smaller incision is required. The benefit of saline is that if an implant should leak, then the salt water will be naturally absorbed by the body posing no risk. The downside is that most people believe saline implants do not feel the same as natural breast tissue.

Prior to your breast augmentation surgery, you will also decide on the shape and, of course, the size of your breast implants. Various shapes are available with different projections. The two main shape categories are round or teardrop. Teardrops are often thought to present a more natural shape and are less prone to the rotation once in place.

Determining the appropriate size is crucial to your satisfaction with your breast augmentation. Dr. Saltz believes the best results are proportional to the patient’s anatomic features. We will help you choose the size and projection that fits your goals for your breast augmentation.

You’ll also choose where you want your breast implants placed during your breast augmentation, along with the incision location. This may seem obvious, but it’s not. You can opt to have the breast implants placed either under or on top of the pectoral muscle, and your incisions can be made either along the crease at the bottom of the breast, under the areola, or in the underarm area. By utilizing the underarm (axila) method, there isn’t any scarring on the breasts themselves.

Like any surgery, the recovery time for breast augmentation varies for every patient. Although recovery from the surgery is not difficult, there will be pain and discomfort from two to three days after the procedure. Prescription medication will be provided for pain management. Breast augmentation patients are usually able to return to work after four or five days. After one to two weeks, patients can begin non-impact lower body exercise. Impact exercise can be resumed after four weeks, with upper body exercise following at six weeks.

Your immediate post-operative visits include drain removal, learning how to massage your breasts to keep them soft, and a complimentary lymphatic drainage massage to reduce bruising and swelling. Regular visits to see Dr. Saltz and his nurse will continue until the first anniversary of your breast augmentation.

The choice of breast implants for breast augmentation surgery is a personal one, depending on a variety of factors.

Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants feature a silicone shell filled with medical silicone gel. You can choose different levels of cohesion in the gel. The overall consensus is that silicone feels closer to natural tissue than saline implants. Increasing in popularity are “Gummy Bear” implants, which are teardrop shaped and consist of a firmer (think gummy bear) silicone gel. The advantage of this type of gel is that if the implant develops a leak, the silicone is more likely to stay within the implant. That is the disadvantage of traditional silicone implants — the patient doesn’t always know when the implant has ruptured, as the silicone leaks slowly if at all. For that reason, regular mammograms are required with silicone breast implants to check their condition.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are made of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt water solution. Unlike silicone implants, saline implants are inserted into place empty and are then filled. This means a smaller incision is required. The benefit of saline is that if an implant should leak, then the salt water will be naturally absorbed by the body posing no risk. The downside is that most people believe saline implants do not feel the same as natural breast tissue.

Prior to your breast augmentation surgery, you will also decide on the shape and, of course, the size of your breast implants. Various shapes are available with different projections. The two main shape categories are round or teardrop. Teardrops are often thought to present a more natural shape and are less prone to the rotation once in place.

Determining the appropriate size is crucial to your satisfaction with your breast augmentation. Dr. Saltz believes the best results are proportional to the patient’s anatomic features. We will help you choose the size and projection that fits your goals for your breast augmentation.

You’ll also choose where you want your breast implants placed during your breast augmentation, along with the incision location. This may seem obvious, but it’s not. You can opt to have the breast implants placed either under or on top of the pectoral muscle, and your incisions can be made either along the crease at the bottom of the breast, under the areola, or in the underarm area. By utilizing the underarm (axila) method, there isn’t any scarring on the breasts themselves.

Like any surgery, the recovery time for breast augmentation varies for every patient. Although recovery from the surgery is not difficult, there will be pain and discomfort from two to three days after the procedure. Prescription medication will be provided for pain management. Breast augmentation patients are usually able to return to work after four or five days. After one to two weeks, patients can begin non-impact lower body exercise. Impact exercise can be resumed after four weeks, with upper body exercise following at six weeks.

Your immediate post-operative visits include drain removal, learning how to massage your breasts to keep them soft, and a complimentary lymphatic drainage massage to reduce bruising and swelling. Regular visits to see Dr. Saltz and his nurse will continue until the first anniversary of your breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos

Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Saltz Plastic Surgery proudly serves patients from Salt Lake City, Park City and surrounding areas, including Evanston and Green River, WY. If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery, contact our Salt Lake City office at 801.274.9500 or our Park City office at 435.655.6612. You can also connect with us by filling out our online Contact form here.

For more information on Breast Procedures, visit our blog.

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Saltz Plastic Surgery proudly serves patients from Salt Lake City, Park City and surrounding areas, including Evanston and Green River, WY. If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery, contact our Salt Lake City office at 801.274.9500 or our Park City office at 435.655.6612. You can also connect with us by filling out our online Contact form here.

For more information on Breast Procedures, visit our blog.

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