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Breast Augmentation Surgery (Saline/Silicone Implants or Fat Transfer) – Metairie, New Orleans, LA

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About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that resizes the breasts to result in a fuller look. It is generally known to be one of the most desired cosmetic surgeries, providing women who dislike their breasts an effective opportunity for improvement. With the help of implants or fat from the patient's body, this enhancement surgery improves breast shape and size and results in an attractive and youthful outcome. New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters is experienced in implementing this treatment and performs numerous breast augmentations every year. When you have your consultation with Dr. Walters, he will assess your aesthetic desires and concerns and inform you of all of the choices available, while also customizing a treatment plan to reach your personal goals. This will also include Vectra 3D images that provide a realistic simulation of how your new, augmented breasts could look after surgery. With the help of Vectra 3D, Dr. Walters will help you decide whether fat transfer alone, a breast implant, or the combination of the two (fat and implant) will be needed to accomplish your goals.

Ideal Candidates

The decision to go through with breast enlargement surgery is a personal one for women. If you are thinking about having this procedure, it is essential you do it for yourself and no one else. Ideal candidates should be healthy with breasts that are fully developed and be the proper age to have implants. Individuals who are unhappy with the overall appearance of their chest could benefit from this cosmetic breast treatment. Moreover, if your breasts have changed due to aging, nursing, or weight loss, this surgical procedure can give them life with increased shape and fullness. It is a welcomed option for those who work out with weights or have little to no original breast mass.

About Breast Implants

During your initial consultation with Dr. Walters, the appropriate implant will be selected based on your body size and shape as well as the results you hope to attain. Implants for augmentation are made in an assortment of shapes, sizes, profiles, and textures — each of which is considered carefully in order to reach the desired look. Still, the most commonly used implant types are silicone or saline, both widely popular and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An important fact is that individuals considering implants made with saline must be 18 years old, while the FDA approves the use of silicone implants for patients 22 years and older. Other considerations include a form-stable implant known as a gummy bear implant and fat grafting (known as a fat transfer). 

Size

Breast implant size is distinguished based on the cubic centimeters (CCs) of saline or silicone used. To understand the right volume, Dr. Walters will measure how much native breast tissue exists and the size you hope to achieve. With the help of Vectra 3D imaging, Dr. Walters will help you select the appropriate implant that will not only be safe for you but will also help you accomplish your goals.

Shape

Implants come in either a teardrop or round shape. Both of these shapes are widely used; however, most of our patients select a round implant. It generally looks and feels more natural while adding a fullness to the top of the breast that a majority of patients look for. With both shapes of implants, you can achieve a very natural look.

Profile

Implant profile equates to how far out the implant looks (projection). In other words, this is what is visible from the side angle. Most projections include low to extra high ranges.

Making Your Choices

We understand all of the considerations may be overwhelming, but selecting the appropriate implant is somewhat easy once the patient's desires are understood during the consultation. These considerations, coupled with the training of Dr. Walters and the Vectra 3D imaging,  help to ensure the anticipated outcome is met.

Rapid Recovery Breast Aug

Rapid recovery breast augmentation is an innovative approach with the goal of allowing women to heal from the procedure more quickly and return to their normal activities in as little as 24 hours. During the surgery, Dr. Walters places a special emphasis on minimal bleeding, minimal trauma to the chest wall, and small incisions. In addition, after the surgery, controlled movement, stretching, and other exercises are encouraged in order to promote circulation and prevent stiffness that leads to more pain. These instructions will be very specifically laid out, and you should follow them completely in order to safely achieve a more rapid recovery. This will also involve the use of anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling and pain. Narcotic pain medications are used only if necessary. If performed correctly, some patients can return to their normal routine within just a day or two following surgery.

Surgical Technique

Incision placement as well as implant location are decisions that are generally made ahead of surgery. During breast augmentation, the chosen incision is created and then the appropriate breast implant will be placed into its position. Dr. Walters uses the Keller Funnel, which provides a no-touch delivery technique minimizing contact with sterile breast implants and surrounding tissue.  The Keller Funnel allows for a very small incision with silicone implants. There are two techniques that may be chosen for implant placement. These are either under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle. Where to insert the breast implant depends on varying factors including the overall type and size of the implant, along with the opinion of Dr. Walters. No matter where the incision is placed, scarring is often hidden within the natural creases and lines of the body. Placement and location are based on your implant size, activity level, and body type. Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia.

If a fat grafting approach is chosen, liposuction will be performed first to remove fat from a specific area of the body. Once completed, the purified form of the fat will be injected into the breasts until the desired outcome is achieved.

What to Expect

Each patient will be taken to a private recovery space and carefully monitored and screened prior to being released. You will be instructed to continue wearing a recovery bra to help with comfort. Several days after surgery, the bruising (if any) and swelling will begin to slowly go away, and the breasts will start to look and feel normal as they fall into their new position. While individual results vary, most patients can engage in everyday activities within a few days; however, physical exertion such as strenuous exercise should be delayed for at least 4 weeks. A fat transfer procedure may require less recovery time, though the area that received liposuction will still need ample time to heal, and the breasts may experience some swelling and soreness from the injections. Breast enhancement surgery results in gorgeous outcomes that feel and appear both normal and natural. This procedure often times can be a life changer for many women, offering them the opportunity to feel more comfortable in their own skin.

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Breast enhancement surgery with implants or fat grafting (or a combination) is well sought out for many excellent reasons. This treatment is considered safe and creates beautiful, aesthetic results. With numerous available considerations, you can get the breasts you have always wanted. Dr. Jules Walters is pleased to offer this proven surgery, and we welcome you to learn more. Contact our office in New Orleans or Metairie, LA to make your initial consultation with Dr. Walters today.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.