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What Breast Augmentation Can Achieve

  • Larger Breasts

    Not all women experience satisfactory breast development. Some women with smaller breasts may have trouble fitting into tops properly, making it difficult and disheartening to shop. Patients who opt for breast augmentation can achieve more prominent breasts that meet their expectations.

  • Restored Volume

    Weight loss, pregnancy, and aging can have a dramatic effect on breast volume. Many women who experience these physical changes may notice that their breasts look deflated. With breast augmentation, patients can enhance their chest and enjoy the voluptuous, youthful breasts they desire.

  • Improved Symmetry

    Having some degree of breast asymmetry is normal, and mild cases typically go unnoticed. However, when there is a substantial size difference between the breasts, a woman can feel self-conscious or find it difficult to fit certain bras or tops. Breast augmentation can provide a balance between asymmetrical breasts for a more pleasing chest contour.

Breast Augmentation Options

Individual factors such as body build, breast size, and breast shape will determine the appropriate implant size and surgical approach to fulfill your needs.

Implant Type

Silicone implants are FDA approved for patients age 22 and older, and they are composed of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. They mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue and are less likely to show rippling.

Saline implants are FDA approved for patients age 18 and older, and they are composed of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saline solution. They require a smaller incision and are more cost-efficient than silicone implants.

Implant Placement

Submuscular (most common)

  • Implants are placed entirely under the pectoral muscle.
  • Ideal candidates for this type of implant placement do not have adequate existing breast tissue.
  • The pectoral muscle masks the edges of the implant for a more natural result, which is why this placement is often preferred.

Subglandular

  • Implants are placed above the pectoral muscle and under the existing glandular tissue.
  • Ideal candidates for this type of implant placement have adequate natural breast tissue.
  • Recovery is faster and less pain is expected than with submuscular placement.

Incision Location

At Reichner Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation is performed using the following incision options:

  • Inframammary: A small incision is made along the lower breast crease.
  • Periareolar: A circular incision is created along the lower edge of the areola.

Before & After




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Concerns

  • Recovery
  • Scars
  • Pain
  • Patients will need to wear a surgical compression garment for up to six weeks during their recovery and must avoid wearing an underwire bra. Any dressings and sutures will be removed one week after your surgery so that you may begin massaging your breasts to soften the tissues. Swelling and bruising may occur but will resolve within one month. Most patients can return to work four days after their procedure depending on the physical demands of their job. Avoid any strenuous activity including exercise for six weeks.
  • The incisions used during breast augmentation are placed in discreet locations that can be concealed with clothing. Any resulting scars tend to fade over time.
  • You can expect some mild discomfort, tightness, and swelling during the first few days following your surgery. Any pain can be minimized using medication as prescribed by Dr. Reichner.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the results of breast augmentation last?

Your breast augmentation results should be long lasting. Gravity, aging, and pregnancy can affect the shape of your breasts over time.

What are the risks associated with breast augmentation?

As with any surgical procedure, some potential complications associated with breast augmentation include bleeding, infection, capsular contracture, scarring around the implant, implant rupture, and changes in nipple or breast sensation.

What should I do if I have any concerns following my breast augmentation?

You will have several follow-up appointments after your breast augmentation surgery, and your experience and relationship with our practice will continue so that all of your questions and concerns may be addressed.

Patient Testimonials

“Dr Reichner and his employees were so wonderful to me! I was a bit nervous about having surgery, but the Doctor was very kind and reassuring. My breasts look amazing-I have sent several of my friends to him, and each one has been thrilled with their outcome. Thank you Dr Reichner for the confidence you have given me!”

– K.

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