Enhancing your appearance with breast augmentation
There are many reasons why women consider breast augmentation in Great Falls, ranging from the desire to have larger and more shapely breasts to recovering breast shape and volume lost due to childbirth and age. The procedure can also be used as part of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
Breast enlargement surgery can:
- Increase breast size and shape
- Bring a sense of balance and symmetry to your body
- Bolster self-esteem and confidence
The first step towards getting breast augmentation surgery is your consultation. During this, you will discuss your breast implant options.
The best breast implants for you will be the ones that best fit your frame. Getting large breast implants may not make sense for those with smaller frames, and getting small breast implants may not be ideal for patients with larger frames. The right implants for you will be determined with the help of Dr. Ploplys.
The specifications of your implants will affect the look and feel of your results. You will choose between smooth and textured implants and between anatomical and round implants. You will also need to choose low, moderate, or high profile breast implants.
Patients can choose between saline breast implants (filled with a sterile saline solution) and silicone breast implants (filled with silicone gel). Each of these implant types offers its own benefits and drawbacks, which will be discussed during your consultation.
The actual breast enlargement procedure, called augmentation mammaplasty, starts with administering anesthesia to ensure that there is no pain or discomfort felt during the surgery. Incisions are then created.
The following incision options are available:
- Periareolar – Along the bottom edge of the areola
- Inframammary – In the breast crease
- Transaxillary – In the armpit
After this, breast implants are inserted under either the fatty tissues of the existing breast or under the breast muscles, depending on the look you want to achieve. Once they are positioned correctly, the incisions are closed with stitches.
Once you have returned home from your surgery, you will need to undergo a period of recovery and healing. You will need to take some time off from work until you are cleared to return, and you must avoid heavy exercise and other strenuous activities for several weeks.
There will be a degree of bruising and swelling, which will fade in time. To help control these issues, it will be necessary to wear a supportive surgical bra that does not contain underwire.
Breast Augmentation Cost
Augmentation mammaplasty does not have a fixed price. Instead, breast augmentation cost is determined by implant cost, techniques involved, length of time the procedure costs, anesthesia type, and a host of other factors.
Find Out More
Set up your consultation to find out more about breast augmentation in Great Falls. Dr. Emilia Ploplys is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the experience needed to get you the larger breasts you’ve been hoping for. Contact Great Falls Plastic Surgery to arrange your appointment for a consultation, where you can view before and after photos and learn the details of the surgery.