Plastic surgery offers several ways to enhance the appearance of the breasts or restore to previous form The various techniques that are available today are widely popular and have been for many years.
With appropriate treatment based on a patient’s tailored to a patient’s desired outcome and current physical form, the surgeon can build up the volume and shape of the breasts to look firm, perky, and youthful.
What Are The Different Types of Breast Enhancement Procedures?
Common breast enhancement procedures performed by Dr. Baylan include:
- Breast Augmentation- This technique uses saline or silicone breast implants to improve breast shape, size, and projection.
- Breast Lift (Mastopexy) – With age, gravity can affect the breast giving it a ptotic (drooping/sagging/deflated) appearance. Breast lift surgery is performed to reposition breast tissue, with or without implants, to restore proper height and projection to the breasts on the chest wall.
- Breast Reduction- Reduction surgery corrects size and shape when too much breast tissue exists.
- Male breast surgery (Gynecomastia) – Male breast reduction corrects the appearance of female-like breasts.
What Are The Benefits of Breast Enhancement Procedures?
The breasts are an integral aspect of a woman’s sense of femininity. Although trends have varied from small, perky breasts to large, overflowing breasts, surgical enhancement has remained a consistent pathway to achieve beautiful results.
Undergoing breast enhancement is a personal decision that may be made for many different reasons. Achieving the desired shape and breast size, a patient gains self-confidence and a sense of connection with their body. Breast enhancement can improve the way clothes fit and expand a person’s fashion options. This is true whether the breasts are enlarged or reduced. In cases of reduction, patients often gain physical and emotional comfort through shaping that brings the breasts into alignment with the frame of the body.
Who are candidates for breast enhancement procedures?
Most healthy adults can be good candidates for breast enhancement. Ideal candidates do not smoke or use tobacco products. This habit impedes the oxygenation of tissue that is needed for optimal recovery and affects wound healing. Patients should also be in good physical and emotional health. Breast enhancement is not a path to self-confidence, it is an enhancer of a good self-image.
Before breast procedures, Dr. Baylan conducts a thorough consultation and health history to ensure the desired procedure will be safe and effective and that the patient has realistic expectations of what treatment can do for them.
Are breast enhancement procedures safe?
Breast enhancement procedures have been around for many years and are considered safe and effective. Over time, improvements have been made to breast implant devices to make them more lifelike as well as more efficient. Though the risk of rupture or leak remains, this is lower than it once was thanks to enhancements to silicone consistency and breast implant shells.
Are Breast Enhancement Procedures Risky?
Surgical risks do exist for breast procedures, as they do all types of surgery. These include risks of infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, hematoma or seroma (fluid collection in the soft tissue under the skin), and scarring. Extensive training and care on the part of the plastic surgeon conducting surgery decrease these risks, as does following post-operative care instructions.
Are breast enhancement procedures painful?
Breast enhancement surgeries are conducted in an outpatient surgical center. Patients receive general anesthesia for most procedures, as well as a local anesthetic that numbs nerve endings. Anesthesia successfully inhibits pain receptors from firing in the brain, making surgery a comfortable process for patients.
Post-operatively, patients who undergo breast augmentation, lift, or other procedures can expect to feel soreness and tenderness. The side effects of surgery are alleviated with pain medication and firm surgical garments that support the breasts during initial healing. Within 10 to 14 days, most of the initial discomfort from surgery has resolved and patients can resume light activities. More strenuous activities need to be postponed until cleared by the surgeon so as not to increase bruising, swelling, or disrupt healing incisions.
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We are pleased to have plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Joseph Baylan as an integral part of our surgical team. Dr. Baylan completed plastic & reconstructive surgery training at the world-renowned Stanford Plastic Surgery program, which has repeatedly been ranked as one of the leading plastic surgery training programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to gaining experience in the clinical performance of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Baylan has also worked closely with some of the top surgeons in breast enhancement and reconstruction.