Breast Implants in Atlanta, GA
Varies TYPE OF PROCEDURE
Many women are unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts. Some have felt underdeveloped from a young age, while others have experienced the loss of volume due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. The natural process of aging, fluctuations in weight, cancer, or trauma can also cause women to seek cosmetic help to improve the look of their breasts.
Breast augmentation through the use of breast implants is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States each year. Choosing the best breast implant surgeon will be a key factor in determining the final results of your surgery.
What Is A Breast Implant?
A breast implant is a man-made device that is surgically inserted into the breasts to enhance or add fullness. Breast implants consist of an outer layer or “shell” made from silicone and filled with different consistencies of silicone gel or a saline solution.
In the United States, silicone breast implants are the type most often used although many women opt for saline implants.
Why Would A Woman Want Breast Implant Surgery?
The benefits of breast implant surgery will vary for each patient depending on their circumstances. Women of all ages and in different stages of life may find their breasts are not the shape or size that they prefer. They may have experienced weight loss, pregnancy, or a naturally occurring imbalance in the size of their breasts (one larger than the other), or may have undergone surgery or experienced an injury to one or both breasts.
Enhancing the breasts with breast implants has a profoundly positive effect on a woman’s self-esteem and appearance. Women who are looking for a boost in confidence, a restoration of their former youthful curves, and a revival of symmetry and fullness can achieve their desires with breast implants.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Breast Implant Surgery?
Ideal candidates for breast implant surgery are individuals:
- whose breasts have fully developed;
- who are physically healthy;
- who are not pregnant or breastfeeding;
- who have realistic expectations of the surgery outcome.
How Do You Choose The Perfect Breast Implant?
Once you have chosen a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to perform your breast implant surgery, you will make a few decisions together to determine your choice of breast implants.
Several breast implant brands are FDA-approved and cosmetic surgeons may have brand preferences or may offer several options. Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics offers two preferred breast implant brands (Natrelle® and MENTOR®) chosen for their outstanding quality and variety in breast implant types and sizes.
When choosing implants, patients should consider what they want their results to look like. One of the best ways to communicate their preferences to the surgeon is by reviewing and discussing before and after pictures of breast implant results.
The surgeon will work with the patient to choose a breast implant type, size, and profile.
Breast Implant Types
Breast implants are available filled with silicone gel or a saline solution. Silicone gel implants offer different consistencies from squishy to firmer. Each adds volume and fullness and is just a matter of patient preference. See breast implant images below to see an example of saline vs silicone breast implants. Find out more about saline vs silicone breast implants.
Breast Implant Sizes
Breast implant sizes do not follow standard bra size measurements although these sizes are often used to offer a comparison. Breast implant sizes are categorized by the amount of “filling” they contain in cubic centiliters (cc). For a general comparison, 250 cc usually adds about one cup size to the patient’s current breast size.
Silicone breast implant sizes can range from about 125 ccs up to 800 cc and saline implants are custom filled by the surgeon according to the results desired by the patient.
Breast Implant Profiles
Another size consideration when choosing a breast implant is the size of the circumference (width) of the base of the implant. The width of the implant’s base will determine what is known as the implant’s profile.
The profile will determine how far the breast implant sticks out from the patient’s chest. Two implants that contain the same number of cc’s but possess different widths will offer different profiles. Profiles are usually categorized by the amount of fullness desired and include:
How Can I Learn More About Breast Implants In Atlanta?
The best way to learn more about breast implants and to find the combination that complements your size and frame would be to set up a consultation at Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics.
During your consultation, your medical history will be reviewed and you will have ample time to get all your questions answered. Dr. Angelina Postoev will discuss your desires and aesthetic goals and together you will consider different implant types, sizes, and profiles to determine the perfect breast implant for you.
What Should I Expect From My Breast Implant Procedure?
Breast implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia and will take approximately an hour. The type of implant will influence the location and length of the incision although she is always diligent in strategically placing incisions to minimize scarring. Saline implants can be placed through smaller incisions because they are filled after placement.
After the implants are placed, the incisions are sutured closed and covered in surgical tape or dressings. Patients will be instructed to wear a special bra for about six weeks during their recovery. Patients are given aftercare instructions on how best to recover from their breast implant surgery which includes information regarding lifting, physical activity, movement, etc.
Breast Implant Recovery
After surgery, surgical tape and dressing will be applied to the breasts to protect them and facilitate healing. You may experience mild pain, swelling, bruising, and tenderness, most of which will be managed in the first two days with prescription pain medication. After a few days, the over-the-counter pain medication should be sufficient to manage postoperative pain. For optimal results, you should take good care of yourself and follow all postoperative restrictions and advice, including when you can return to work. You should avoid lifting things heavier than 10 lbs.
Most patients are fully recovered and can resume their normal activities in six weeks.
Side Effects Of Breast Implants?
Some associated side effects although not common include:
- Capsular contracture;
- Breast pain;
- Risk of Infection;
- Reduced nipple or breast sensation;
- Implant shifting;
- Implant rupture or leaks.
The surgeon will recommend routine MRI imaging or other diagnostic scans to check for leaks and ruptures.
Breast Implant Removal
Sometimes women choose to have their implants removed for medical or cosmetic reasons. If necessary, Dr. Angelina can also assist with removing breast implants in addition to revising previous surgeries that resulted in less than desirable results.
How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
Breast implants are not meant to be lifetime devices and require a small amount of maintenance. After the first few years, periodic MRI scans are needed to ensure there is nothing amiss with the implants. Most implants will last around 10 years.
How Much Do Breast Implants Cost In Atlanta, GA
The cost of breast implant surgery will vary by patient based on several factors including the type of implant used and the extent of the surgery. At Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics the price of breast implant surgery includes all related fees (surgeon, cost of the breast implants, administration of the anesthesia, facility fee, etc) The cost of breast implants in Atlanta, Ga starts at around $5,000, and around $7, 000 when combining a breast lift and implants.
During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of your procedure and share information about our flexible financing options.
If you are looking for the best breast implant surgeon in Atlanta with a proven track record of achieving exceptional results, we encourage you to with triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Angelina Postoev.
Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics offers breast augmentation for women in Buckhead, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.