Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for women, and not only among younger patients who want to increase their bust size. This image-enhancing surgery is also in demand among those women who want to restore their figure to its pre-pregnancy shape, or who simply want to achieve a shapelier, more proportionate figure with the help of breast implants.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery. He is regarded as one of the best breast enhancement specialists in Oregon. Both silicone and saline implants are available from Dr. Daniel’s plastic surgery practice, and he and the expert team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are committed to helping you feel and look your best.

If you’d like to learn more about whether breast augmentation is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.

Before Your Breast Augmentation

When thinking about a breast augmentation, each woman has a different vision of what her final results will look like. For this reason, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Daniel is an important step to ensuring the best possible outcome for your breast augmentation.

During your consultation, Dr. Daniel will explore your goals for breast augmentation, and give you all the information you’ll need to make an informed decision. Dr. Daniel offers both saline and silicone gel breast implants for women interested in increasing or balancing breast size:

Saline breast implants consist of a silicone rubber shell that is inflated to the desired size with sterile saline during surgery. The implants have a valve that can be sealed by the surgeon.

Silicone gel breast implants have an outer shell, also made of silicone, that is filled with a fixed amount of silicone gel. These gel-filled implants vary in shell surface, shape, profile, volume and shell thickness, and don’t have an adjustable fill range.

Dr. Daniel uses the very best in surgical breast implants made by Mentor Corporation, Allergan, and Sientra. He can help you make an informed decision on what type of incision, placement and implant would be best for you.

Some women who have previously undergone breast augmentation may decide they want to switch their saline implants for silicone, or vice versa. In this case, Dr. Daniel may recommend breast implant revision to ensure a final look you’ll love.

Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

Dr. Daniel provides the most natural-looking breast augmentation results by using only small incisions, and by placing implants under the breast tissue and the underlying muscle. Depending on the individual and how much breast tissue she has, implants may also be placed over the muscle.

Breast enlargement is often included as part of a mommy makeover , which combines breast enhancement  and  body contouring procedures  to help rejuvenate a woman’s body from some of the effects of motherhood. For women with breasts that look deflated or droopy, Dr. Daniel may recommend combining a breast lift with your implants to give your breasts a perkier, uplifted profile in addition to a size increase.

Healing Process for Your Breast Augmentation

You should notice an immediate change in your figure after your breast enlargement, although your final results will take about 6 months to fully develop. Within 2 to 4 weeks after your breast augmentation, swelling should subside, and incision marks should fade within 6 months.

After the surgery, your breasts will be bandaged in a surgical bra to minimize swelling and provide support. Some soreness and swelling is common for several weeks following breast augmentation, but most women are able to return to work within a week. Dr. Daniel and his staff can advise you on an optimal recovery plan based upon the demands of your job and lifestyle.

Following your breast augmentation and recovery, your breasts should look fuller and shapelier, helping your figure to look curvier and more proportionate overall.

More Information about Breast Augmentation Surgery

To learn more about your options for breast augmentation, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.

FAQ

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?

Breast enlargement is one of the most commonly performed elective surgeries, and candidates can be women of a wide range of ages, lifestyles and body types. The best breast augmentation candidate is a woman in good overall physical and mental health with realistic expectations about her results. Many women who get breast implants are naturally small-breasted, while others may have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, weight fluctuations and age. If you’re concerned about breast sagging, you can combine breast augmentation with a breast lift to create a fuller, perkier profile.

Should I get saline or silicone breast implants?

Both saline and silicone breast implants can create beautiful results in the right patients. The best implant type for you depends upon a variety of factors, such as your goal appearance, your existing breast volume and any additional needs or preferences you may have. Most women who get breast augmentation prefer silicone implants because they have a slightly more natural feel. However, saline implants are also highly sought after, especially by women who desire more fullness on top for a more dramatic profile. The best way to determine the right implant for you is to consult with your surgeon.

How can I choose the best breast implant size?

Deciding on the best breast implant size for your goal appearance is best done with the help of your plastic surgeon. Bring photos of women with your ideal breast size in to your consultation so that your surgeon can develop an informed idea of your desired outcome. Keep in mind that cup size is subjective and inconsistent, so photos of your goal breast appearance are more helpful to your surgeon than describing your ideal cup size. The best results are seen in women who strive for a breast size that is proportional to their figures.

What about scarring?

Dr. Daniel is careful to make incisions in the most discreet locations possible and to keep incision size to a minimum. However, as with any surgery, some scarring is inevitable. There are three common incisions used in breast augmentation surgery. The first is placed in the inframammary fold, the natural crease below the breast. This incision allows your surgeon ideal access to the breast pocket. Another incision option traces around the areola. This incision often heals to a point of being hardly detectable, since it’s camouflaged within the pigmented skin of the areola. The third incision is placed in the armpit, allowing for a scar-free breast surface.

How soon will I see my final results?

You should notice a change in your breast size immediately following your surgery. However, you will have post-surgical swelling and bruising for the first several weeks. Breast implants also take some time to settle into their appropriate position. This is because the surrounding tissue, muscle and skin need to slowly stretch to accommodate the new implant. The entire process of implant settling can take several months. You should be able to enjoy your final breast augmentation results by about six months after your surgery.

More Information about Breast Augmentation Surgery

To learn more about your options for breast augmentation, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.

 

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