Dr. Naderi is exclusively a Facial Plastic Surgeon (Face Specialist). Dr. Naderi refers his patients, seeking concurrent face and body cosmetic surgery, to a number of Washington’s Top Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. This way, you will have the best of both worlds: A face specialist performing your facial cosmetic surgery and a body specialist performing your liposuction, Breast augmentation or Tummy tuck.
Breast augmentation, also referred to as breast enlargement and augmentation mammaplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure which can increase the size of the breasts with the use of implants. Good candidates for breast augmentation include healthy women over the age of eighteen who are looking to improve the size and shape of the breasts and have realistic goals for improvement. The procedure can be beneficial to women who have small breasts or have decreased breast volume as a result of pregnancy or weight loss.
Breast augmentation typically takes one to two hours to complete and may be performed with local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia. The incisions may be located in the crease beneath the breast, within the armpit, around the areola, or on the navel. Once the incisions are made, a saline or silicone gel implant is inserted. The implant may be placed either above the chest muscle or below the chest muscle.
Dressings applied after surgery may be removed within several days, though patients may be required to wear a surgical bra for a period of time. Bruising and swelling is common, and the swelling can take three to five weeks to dissipate. Any discomfort that patients experience can be controlled with medication. Stitches are usually removed within seven to ten days. Most patients are able to return to work within a few days after breast augmentation surgery, though strenuous activities and physical contact with the breasts will need to be postponed for three to four weeks.
Q – What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement and augmentation mammaplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure which uses implants to increase the size of the breasts.
Q – Is breast augmentation right for me?
If you are a healthy woman over the age of eighteen who is looking to improve the size and shape of the breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. It’s also essential that patients have realistic goals for improvement. The procedure can be particularly beneficial for women who have small breasts or whose breasts have decreased in volume following pregnancy or weight loss.
Q – What are breast implants made of?
Breast implants are made of a silicone shell and may be filled with either saline, which is a salt-water solution, or with silicone gel.
Q – What does a consultation for breast augmentation entail?
During a consultation for breast augmentation, the plastic surgeon will examine your breasts, take a thorough medical history, and discuss your goals. All aspects of the procedure will be explained including the technique, the anesthesia, the facility, the incision and implant locations, the type of implant, the recovery, the risks, the costs and so on.
Dr. Naderi refers his patients who seek concurrent Body and Breast Cosmetic Surgery to many of his experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgery colleagues.