Breast Augmentation in Midland, MI
ABOUT BREAST AUGMENTATION
Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that redefines the breasts for a fuller appearance. It is known as one of the most wanted cosmetic surgeries, granting women who are unhappy with their breasts numerous options for improvement. Using breast implants or fat grafting, this cosmetic treatment improves breast size and shape, and produces an appealing and balanced outcome. Midland, MI Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. David Yonick is highly trained in executing this procedure and performs many breast augmentations year round. During your consultation at Yonick Plastic Surgery, Dr. Yonick will address your concerns and desires and provide you with all of the options available, also tailoring a surgical plan to meet your goals.
The choice to undergo a mammoplasty (breast aug) is a personal one for our patients. If you are considering this surgery, it is important you do it for yourself. Patients should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are formed, and be the right age to receive implants. Patients who are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts because they look shapeless and flat may benefit from this surgery. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by age, pregnancy, or weight loss, this cosmetic treatment can bring them back to life with increased volume. It is also a welcomed answer for women who weight train or have limited native breast tissue.
ABOUT BREAST IMPLANTS
When you are in your consultation with Dr. Yonick, the correct implant will be chosen based on your body frame as well as the results you wish to achieve. Breast implants come in varying sizes and shapes — all of which are taken into consideration in order to achieve the desired appearance. Today, the most commonly chosen breast implants are saline or silicone, both widely chosen and approved to use per the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is important to mention that those considering saline breast implants must be 18 years of age, while in order to receive surgery with silicone, patients must be 22 years of age. Two other types of augmentations include gummy bear implants and an autologous approach through fat grafting. Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other notable factors to consider:
Implant size is chosen based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To pick the correct amount, Dr. Yonick will decipher how much original tissue exists and the size you wish to attain. During surgery, it is normal for Dr. Yonick to temporarily place multiple implants to get an idea on the better fit.
Breast implants are produced in either a round or teardrop shape. Both shapes are commonly used; however, the majority of our patients decide on a round shape. It often appears more natural and adds a fullness to the top portion of the breast that a larger percentage of patients want.
Breast implant profile references the projection. Meaning, this is what you see from the side view. The most common projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.
These options may seem overwhelming, but agreeing to the right implant is easy once the objectives are discussed during the consultation. These considerations, paired with Dr. Yonick’s expertise, make certain the right outcome is achieved.
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Incision type as well as implant location are discussion points that will need to be made prior to surgery. During breast augmentation, an incision is created and then the chosen implant will be slipped into its position. There are a couple of methods that may be applied for implant placement. These include either submuscular placement (under the pec muscle) or submammary/subglandular placement (over the pec muscle). The choice as to where to place the implant incision location is based on numerous factors. This includes the size and type of implant, plus the opinion of Dr. Yonick. Regardless of incision type, scarring is not seen by the naked eye. Implant placement is determined based on your body type, implant size, and lifestyle.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Cosmetic breast surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery using general anesthesia. After completing the incision, the implant chosen for enhancement will be placed through the incision and deposited into a surgically created pocket, and then fitted into its proper position. Following the placement of the implant, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesives. All patients will be taken into a recovery area and observed and monitored before being released. You will be sent home wearing a medical sports bra to assist with swelling. Within a few days, the swelling will start to dissipate, and the breasts will begin to feel normal as they get used to their new position. A large percentage of patients can resume normal activities within several days; however, exercise should be avoided for a minimum of 6 – 8 weeks. Cosmetic breast surgery produces beautiful outcomes that look and feel normal. This treatment in so many cases can be life changing for many individuals, allowing them the chance to feel more confident.