Breast Enlargement

Breast Augmentation in Baton Rouge

Breast augmentation is a surgical process used to enhance breast size and shape. This can be achieved through the use of implants or fat transferred from other parts of the body. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures here in the United States. Plastic surgeons aim to give women who feel they have smaller breasts an increase in both size and volume.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a premier destination for breast augmentation procedures. Experienced surgeons use cutting-edge techniques to bring about the desired outcomes and grant you the transformative power of self-confidence and a positive self-image. Breast augmentation could be an excellent option for you if you have ever considered enhancing your breast shape and symmetry.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

You may be eligible for a breast augmentation surgery if:

  • You are in good overall physical and mental health.
  • You have asymmetrical breasts.
  • You have experienced sagging, flattening, or lack of volume in your breasts.
  • You are not an active smoker since smoking may increase complications.
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have enough breast tissue and good skin elasticity.
  • You have undergone a mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis and you would like to enhance your breasts.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

  • Improved breast size, shape, and silhouette.
  • A boost in self-confidence and a good body image.
  • Restores breast symmetry after undergoing a mastectomy.
  • A natural aesthetic and a rejuvenated look.
  • The results are long-term giving the breasts a long-lasting perky and youthful appearance.
  • Ultra-modernized techniques are used to customize and achieve unique individual preferences.

Types of Breast Implants

These implant types are approved by various regulatory authorities. The specific type will depend on individual circumstances.

Silicone implants

Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with silicone gel whose feel is highly similar to a natural breast. They provide a softer and more realistic look and are highly recommended for patients with a decreased volume of breast tissue. These implants are less likely to cause wrinkles on the surface once they are placed in the breast pocket. Silicone implants are approved for patients 22 and older.

Saline implants

Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile salt solution (saltwater). These implants can either be pre-filled or filled during surgery. The unfilled implants are placed into the breast mound and are then filled with saline solution to the appropriate volume. This volume may be altered during surgery to achieve a specific implant size. Saline implants are approved for patients 18 and older.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

This technique involves using liposuction to remove excess fat from various parts of the body other than the breast and transfer it to natural breast tissue. Examples of these sites include the abdomen and outer thighs. The procedure is recommended for patients who would prefer natural breast augmentation as opposed to implants.

Pre-Surgery Preparation and Consultation Process

Your initial consultation will be with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will give you a detailed explanation of the entire process. Any pending questions will be answered as you are taken through all the options and given a chance to review them. The surgeon will examine you and assess your general health. Your concerns, personal preferences, and desired outcomes will all be taken into account while creating a customized approach for your surgery, treatment, and recovery plan. Your safety, ease, and satisfaction are top priorities during this process.

A number of instructions are given to you to help you prepare for the surgery. If you are an active smoker, you are required to quit smoking before the process begins. This is because smoking may interfere with the recovery process and increase the risk of complications. Medications or supplements you might be taking may be discontinued for some time. This is done especially if the medications interfere with blood clotting and general healing. You are also required to maintain a balanced diet and hydrate. Loose-fitting and comfortable clothes are recommended during the surgery and recovery period.

The Surgical Process

Anesthesia is administered and allowed to take effect. The surgeon then makes an incision and inserts the chosen implant. The implant is strategically placed based on the desired outline. They are different types of breast augmentation incisions. The incisions can be made on the breast crease, on the areola’s lower half, or through the armpit based on the patient’s unique circumstances. The implants are placed beneath the breast tissue or the chest muscle. The incisions are then closed using proper suturing or surgical tape for optimal healing.

Liposuction is carried out during fat transfer and the harvested fat is purified. Specialized syringes are used to inject small amounts of fat into the breast tissue in various layers. The breasts are then contoured to achieve a natural silhouette.

Recovery after Breast Augmentation

You are required to stay at the hospital for about 24 hours or until the anesthesia wears off. The surgeon monitors you throughout this period for any complications. Appropriate medications are administered to manage any pain or discomfort that you might experience. You will be advised on how to care for your scars and surgical dressing for optimal healing. You are advised against strenuous activities during the recovery process. Full recovery ranges between two to four months. There will be follow-up appointments with your surgeon to check on your progress and to ensure a smooth recovery.

Schedule your Breast Augmentation in Baton Rouge

The team of professionals in Baton Rouge is dedicated to helping you attain your desired aesthetic and being part of your transformation journey as you embrace your beauty. Contact us to learn more and begin your breast augmentation process.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

Do the implants need to be replaced?

Implants are designed to be long-term and can last for several years. However, one might require a replacement down the line. This could be attributed to ruptures, changes in individual preferences, or the implants wearing down over time.

Can breast augmentation be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

This will depend on whether your health status makes you eligible for multiple surgeries. Surgical procedures that are commonly combined with breast augmentations include tummy tucks, breast lift surgery, and liposuction. 

What are the risks associated with breast augmentation surgery?

Every surgery has associated risks. Some complications that may develop from this surgery include infection, implant rupture, and the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture). The surgeon will employ high-end techniques to try and minimize these risks.

What is the best size for breast implants?

Choosing the new breast size will depend on several factors including the current breast size, the amount of breast tissue, and the expected outcomes. The plastic surgeon will consider all these factors as they help you decide what will be the right fit.