Breast Augmentation Austin

Breast Augmentation

Get the Shape You’ve Always Wanted with Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is probably the most personal of all choices a woman can make in terms of cosmetic procedures. There are many reasons a woman may choose breast implants for breast augmentation:

  • You may feel as though your breasts are underdeveloped or just too small
  • Differences in the size of the breasts
  • Many women experience changes in the volume or shape of the breast after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight changes
  • Feeling like your breast size just doesn’t fit with the rest of your body.
  • Feeling uncomfortable in swimsuits or other tops.

Dr. Dellinger believes that your breast augmentation surgery should be custom designed around you. Our goal is to achieve a result that you find accents and enhances your figure. There are many different results that can be achieved, and we’re here to guide and advise you in the making the choices that create the result that’s personalized just for you.

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What choices do I have in my surgery? There are a number of things to consider:

  • Size – What size breasts to you want?
  • Shape – the overall 3D contour of the breast
  • Implants – Silicone, saline or cohesive gels “Gummy Bear” implants
  • Incision choices
  • Placement above or below the pectoralis (Pec) muscle

Size: What type of breast size results do you want to achieve? This is probably the most important decision to make. Rather than focus on cup size or numbers of cc’s, we would like to see you choose based on appearance. You will be given the opportunity to try out implants and make the selection based on what you like. We’ll be here to help guide you in the sizing process and you’ll be given the opportunity to try implants out more than once just to be sure.

Shape: Are you looking for breasts that emphasize projection rather than fullness, or do you want a fuller breast with more volume and better cleavage? Each size of breast implant is available in a variety of profiles – from low profile, moderate profile, high profile and ultra-high. The higher the profile, the more projection (out) and the smaller the base (width). This means you can achieve a greater degree of projection with a smaller implant but may have less cleavage.

Breast Implant Profile

Implants: Most patients choose silicone breast implants as they provide the best, most natural texture and feel, with the least amount of rippling. Saline filled breast implants are best for patients who still have worries about silicone, however saline feels the least natural and is more prone to visible rippling. Cohesive gel or “gummy bear” implants are good for certain situations, and may be good choice under the right circumstances.

 Breast Implants

Incision Choices: Most women choose to have a small incision under the fold of the breast, which best for silicone implants and very well camouflaged in the final result. Other incision choices include peri-areolar (around the edge of the nipple) or trans-axillary (armpit).

Breast Implant Incision

Placement: Most patients choose to have implants placed above the muscle, however in certain situations, a patient may be an acceptable candidate for placement above.

Breast Implant Placement

Can I have other procedures done at the same time?

  • Yes! Most patients can have additional procedures such as tummy tucks, facial surgery or liposuction during their breast augmentation.

Who is a poor candidate?

  • If your breasts have a significant amounts of droopiness, you may need to combine your augmentation with a breast lift (mastopexy)
  • Patients in otherwise poor health – poorly controlled diabetes or uncontrolled high blood pressure for example.
  • Patients who are severely overweight
  • Women planning on having children in the near future.
  • Patients who smoke and are unwilling to quit.

How do I prepare for the surgery?

  • Plan on having someone stay with you full-time after the procedure for the first few days.
  • You’ll feel most comfortable in a “recliner” position – back reclined and knees bent.
  • Have extra dressings, baby wipes, and loose clothing available.

What happens the day of surgery?

  • You’ll meet with our doctors, anesthesia staff and nurses to answer any remaining questions and help prepare you for the procedure.
  • During the surgery you’ll be given an anesthetic and will be completely asleep and pain-free.
  • The surgery itself usually takes about an hour depending on the patient.
  • When you wake up you’ll be in the recovery area and will be wearing a bra similar to a sports bra as well as other tape and bandages.

What is the recovery like?

  • We want you to rest at home for the first few days, getting up regularly to move about.
  • You will be seen the day after surgery for initial dressing changes.
  • You can shower the after your first office visit.
  • You’ll be instructed on how to massage your implants beginning one week after surgery
  • Wear your sports bra 24/7 (except for showering) for the first two weeks and during waking hours after that for another 4 weeks.
  • At two weeks you can resume some light exercise such as walking, gradually increasing over the next several weeks.

What are potential complications?

  • The rate of complications for breast augmentation is very low, but your surgery and recovery will be very closely monitored to prevent any possible problems.
  • We want you or your caregiver to contact us with any concerns you may have.

What does a Breast Augmentation Cost?

  • Breast augmentation cost may vary from $4900 to $6300 depending on the type of procedure you choose.
  • At Elysian Plastic Surgery, the breast augmentation price includes surgeon fees, implants, anesthesia and operating room  – there are no hidden costs.
  • Check our website regularly for breast augmentation price specials.

How do I get started?

  • Schedule a consultation where you’ll meet with our Patient Coordinator and Dr. Dellinger to determine how best to meet your goals and expectations. You’ll be able to try out different implants as well as discuss scheduling and breast augmentation cost and.

 

At Elysian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dellinger, our nurses and staff are committed to the highest levels of care, state-of-the-art technology, and unrivaled patient care.

More information about breast augmentation and breast implants can be found at the following sites:

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – Breast Augmentation

emedicine – Breast Implants