Are you unhappy with your profile? Did you recently have children and feel as though you’ll never have your pre-pregnancy body back? Have you always felt uncomfortable with your breasts; that they were misshapen, too small or uneven? Ranked by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in 2010, breast augmentation offers patients a way to uniquely tailor their physical appearance.
As women there are many genetic and societal variants that influence body image.The range of reasons for considering breast enhancement is great. Factors such as weight gain/loss, illness, breast-feeding, irregular shape and size, drooping and cancer are all considered medically valid reasons for breast enhancement. Even women who are simply interested in enhancing their profile are candidates.
We here at the Soderstrom Skin Institute believe that no matter your reasons or concerns, you deserve to feel as beautiful as possible.
What are the different options?
Some patients choose to enhance their moderate profile, while others choose implants because they never developed a significant amount of breast tissue in one or both breasts. Frequently, women desire breast augmentation after pregnancy. It is very important in this situation to determine if a breast lift is necessary or desired instead of or in addition to a breast augmentation. No matter the reason, breast augmentation is an option for women who are physically healthy, and who have realistic expectations. Breast augmentation surgery can enhance a woman’s self-image and self-confidence, as well as her appearance.
The consultation is a very important step and this is where the patient can successfully describe their goals and desires to the plastic surgery staff at the Soderstrom Skin Institute.
Things to consider:
- Lift vs. Implant
- Implant size
- Implant material (silicone gel or saline)
- Implant position (above or below the pectoralis muscle)
- Implant incision method/site
- Cost and value
Soderstrom Skin Institute is nationally recognized by Allergan, the makers of Natrelle breast implants, as a Black Diamond provider and one of the top practices in the country. The Natrelle line of implants offers the latest and most advanced options for style and shape. The Natrelle 410 Shaped Gel implant, the round gel and the saline implant are all available through our practice. It is also important at this time you view before and after photos so that you can give a comprehensive description of what look you want to achieve. When your consultation is complete you will receive a wealth of materials to take with you and read over along with recommendations from our highly experienced plastic surgeons. Both Dr. Lomax and Dr. Jeffries are certified as Natrelle 410 surgeons.
Surgery can vary in length depending on the incision and approach you choose, but usually is one to two hours in length. You then spend a short time in our recovery room and are able to go home later that day. Most patients find they are quite comfortable after surgery and medication for pain is available if and when needed.
All surgical procedures require an initial consultation appointment. For more information or to schedule your appointment please call Soderstrom Skin Institute at 1-888-970-7546.