St. Louis & Chesterfield, Missouri
If you are tired of having to wear padded bras and constantly worrying about how you fill out your clothes, breast augmentation may be the answer for you. Many women have discovered how breast augmentation can help them look shapelier and thinner in whatever they wear – NATURALLY!
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast size is an important part of feeling proportionate and feminine. Breast augmentation reshapes and enlarges breasts that are small, underdeveloped, uneven, or that have lost their shape due to pregnancy, breastfeeding or age. Augmenting breast size or lifting and reshaping the breasts leaves you with a more beautiful, proportionate body.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Judith Gurley will help you decide if breast enlargement or breast lift surgery are right for you. She will explain the available options, as well as the risks associated with any procedure.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
During the breast augmentation procedure, a skin incision is placed either below the breast, near or in the areola or in the axilla. The breast implant is placed in a position either above or below the muscle to give a more natural and longer lasting outcome. The surgery itself is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia and only takes about an hour.
What To Expect Immediately After Surgery
In most cases, no pumps, drains, binding or wrapping are required. Most patients are off pain medication within 24 hours and can return to their normal daily routines, including showering, driving and going back to work, within a day or two. Dr. Gurley also provides advice on some simple post-op exercises you can do to reduce stiffness and promote faster healing.
Breast Augmentation Recovery Process
Modern surgical techniques have made recovery from breast augmentation surgery faster than ever before. Your recovery actually starts before your surgery, as Dr. Gurley takes the time to explain what to expect and prepare you for a positive outcome.
Feeling good about your decision is an important first step on the road to a fast recovery. More strenuous exercise and labor should be avoided for 4-6 weeks to let everything heal fully.
Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery
In addition to the general risks of surgery, breast augmentation may cause a diminished or heightened sensitivity of the nipple, areola, or breast skin. Other risks include asymmetry, implant rupture, visibility, rippling, mal-position or capsular contractures.
What to expect during the Breast Augmentation consultation
Breast augmentation is an effective procedure used by millions of women to increase the volume, enhance the shape, and accentuate the cleavage of the breasts. Patients can expect larger, fuller breasts that are more feminine and shapely, while remaining natural in appearance. Cup size may be increased as desired. Dr. Gurley will assist in recommending a size increase that is safe and long-lasting during your consultation.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in learning more about Breast Augmentation, and would like to see if you are a good candidate, call (636) 812-4300 to schedule a consultation with Chesterfield Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Judith Gurley.