Breast Augmentation Specialist – Dr. Lisa Precht
Also serving Bellevue and Tacoma, WA
Breast augmentation is a popular surgical procedure that is performed in order to accentuate the size and shape of a woman's breasts. While breast augmentation will increase the size of the breasts, the surgery won't move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. Breast augmentation is tremendous help to our Seattle cosmetic surgery patients who desire a more curvaceous figure, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to regain a more natural, feminine look.
Reasons for Considering Breast Augmentation:
Enhance body shape if breasts are too small.
Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing.
Equalize a difference in breast size (cup size) to gain breast symmetry.
Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy or injury.
Breast Augmentation in Seattle
During the breast augmentation procedure, a small incision is made in the breast area through which a breast implant is inserted to enlarge the breast. In most cases, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at a hospital or surgical facility while the patient is asleep under general anesthesia. The incision can be made in several locations, such as under the breast or in the armpit. Another technique involves an incision around the areola of the nipple. During a private consultation, the patient and surgeon will decide together which technique will be used during the surgery.
During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create an open pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. Inserting an implant behind each breast can increase a woman's breast size by one or more bra cup sizes. In most cases, the implants are filled with a saline solution (like saltwater); however, in some cases silicone gel implants are used. In some circumstances, particularly those in which there is breast asymmetry (uneven breast size), an inflatable implant may be used to allow the surgeon to adjust the level of inflation to attain breast symmetry. Breast augmentation surgery usually lasts between 1 to 3 hours.
Recovery Process for Breast Augmentation Patients
In most cases, breast augmentation surgeons recommend plenty of rest and limited movement in order to accelerate the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied immediately following surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, the patient is required to wear a specialized surgical bra for several weeks. In some cases, patients report minor pain associated with surgery. This pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given by the physician following surgery.
As a leading breast surgery specialist, Dr. Precht offers a number of breast procedures besides breast augmentation in Seattle. In fact, she is renowned as a foremost Seattle breast lift and breast reduction specialist. She also offers chest enhancement procedures for men and has helped many Seattle male breast reduction patients achieve a flat, firm chest appearance. LASER Lipo Seattle