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Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures worldwide. Using saline or silicone breast implants, breast augmentation can add volume to your natural breasts, address asymmetry and restore lost fullness after pregnancy and breastfeeding, aging or significant weight loss. Breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift to correct severe sagging while increasing the size of your breasts.*
Dr. David Dellinger of Elysian Plastic Surgery maintains board certifications in both plastic/reconstructive and general surgery, and has extensive experience performing breast plastic surgery procedures over more than 20 years in practice. Dr. Dellinger works with women in the Austin area and throughout Texas who are interested in improving their figures with breast enhancement surgery.
Contact us online or call our Austin office at 512-229-1978 to learn more your options for breast augmentation.
Women of all ages can be good candidates for breast augmentation, though you should wait until your breasts have fully developed to consider breast enhancement surgery. Breast augmentation may be right for you if you have realistic expectations and are bothered by having small breasts, feel the upper part of your breast looks deflated or the size of your breasts varies and you want a more balanced figure. Breast augmentation can also help women who are concerned about how age, weight loss or pregnancy has affected the shape and size of their breasts. *
During your consultation and pre-surgery appointments, Dr. Dellinger will explain the different types of breast implants, where implants can be placed, the types of incisions and which combination may be right for you. Saline and silicone breast implants both have advantages and come in a full range of profiles to best fit your intended look. Silicone breast implants tend to more closely mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue but beautiful, natural-looking results can be achieved with either one.*
Breast implants can be placed directly under your breast tissue or under the chest muscle through incisions in the breast crease, around the nipple or through the armpit. Dr. Dellinger carefully tailors each detail of your breast augmentation to your preferences and with your ideal results in mind.
Breast augmentation can be performed as an outpatient procedure under general or local anesthesia at a hospital or surgery center. Dr. Dellinger makes a periareolar, inframammary or transaxillary incision, prepares a pocket for your breast implants and positions the implants for optimal size and symmetry.
You may be able to go home the same day as your breast augmentation procedure. You may experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort for several days. You should wear a supportive bra to assist with healing and take about a week off to rest. You can go for short, easy walks soon after your breast augmentation but you should avoid strenuous physical activity for the first few weeks.*
The change in your breasts will be noticeable right after surgery, though your breast implants should gradually soften and settle with your final results becoming visible at about 3 to 6 months.*
To schedule your breast augmentation consultation, please call our Austin plastic surgery practice at 512-229-1978 or request a consultation online.
How much does breast augmentation cost?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of breast augmentation is roughly $4,000, however these numbers don’t reference the full cost of the procedure which includes the implants, anesthesia, surgeon fee, facility fee and post-operative garments. Just as, if not more important than the cost, is the experience of the plastic surgeon, the surgical methods used and even the location of the surgery.
Before making a decision based on cost, talk to us about our financing options.
How do I find the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation near me?
Chances are you will have multiple board-certified plastic surgeons near you offering breast augmentation. Finding the right provider is more about determining who is the best fit for you. Sit down for consultations with several providers and see how they envision your procedure going, as well as how you feel about working with them. Ask to see before and after photos of breast augmentations they have completed in the past and note how they match up with the results you are seeking. You should be able to easily determine if a plastic surgeon is right for you.
How much pain will I experience after my breast augmentation?
It is normal for women to feel pain and discomfort after having breast augmentation. Most women will feel tired and experience some discomfort in the chest area for several days post-procedure, but this can easily be managed through medication.
What should I expect from breast augmentation recovery?
Breast augmentation recovery is shorter than many expect. How short it is will vary based on the type of implant and the methods used during surgery, as well as the client and how fast they heal. Most people need a few days of complete rest directly after the procedure. After that, clients should reduce their activity for a week. Returning to work will depend on your occupation. Most patients can return to the gym for light workouts at two weeks. Dr. Dellinger will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to include when you can resume your normal activities.
What are the risks associated with breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a relatively safe procedure, but as is the case with any surgery, there are some risks. Women and their care providers should keep an eye out for infection, adverse reactions and excessive bleeding, as these are the most common risks.
How do I know if I am a breast augmentation candidate?
Good candidates for breast augmentation are adult women who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for results. During your consultation, Dr. Dellinger will be able to determine if a breast augmentation could benefit you, as well as if other procedures will be needed to address issues such as skin elasticity and muscle tone.
How can I prepare for my breast augmentation?
There are a few things you should do to prepare for breast augmentation:
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.