Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the nation. Christopher Jones, MD, PC, has helped hundreds of women in the Indianapolis area feel more confident about the size, shape, and positioning of their breasts. If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation but still have some questions, book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Jones today. You can call to check availability or try the easy online scheduling tool.
Why do women choose breast augmentation?
The decision to pursue breast augmentation is a personal one. There are several reasons why women choose breast augmentation, and one woman’s motivation is never any more or less valid than another’s.
Some of the more common reasons to pursue breast augmentation include:
- Desire for larger, fuller breasts
- Achieve balance and symmetry in uneven breasts
- Restore lost breast volume after cancer treatment
- Enhance sexual confidence
- Improve overall self-confidence
As long as your motivation is based on your own goals and not outside influence, there is no “right” or “wrong” reason to pursue breast augmentation.
How do I know if breast augmentation is right for me?
There are several things to consider when making a decision about breast augmentation. During your consultation, Dr. Jones will address any questions or concerns you have, talk about your options, and let you know what to expect from the procedure.
In making the decision to pursue breast augmentation, some things to think about include:
- With the exception of reconstructive procedures, breast augmentation is not covered by insurance
- If you eventually have your implants removed, you may require a different surgery to restore proper breast shape
- Breast implants can pose a challenge to breastfeeding
- Breast implants can necessitate a different mammography approach
- The results of breast augmentation may not last a lifetime
Patient education is centrally important to Dr. Jones, and he will ensure that you have all the facts you need to make the best possible decision about how breast augmentation aligns with your health and lifestyle.
What can I expect after breast augmentation?
Today’s surgical options are far more advanced than what was available just a few years ago. After your surgery, a degree of swelling and soreness is to be expected, but both conditions are easily managed.
You’ll need to wear a special compression bra, similar to a sports bra, to ensure your breast tissue has adequate support during the healing process. You may need to limit your physical activities for a couple of weeks as you heal.
Before you head home, you’ll receive personalized instructions on how to care for the incisions and surrounding tissue. During your follow-up appointment, Dr. Jones will evaluate how well your body is adapting, and remove any surgical drains or stitches as needed.
How long do breast implants last?
You can expect your breast augmentation results to last for many years. The type of implant, your overall health, and other factors can influence its longevity. When your implants reach the end of their expected “lifespan,” you can decide whether to move forward with new implants or perhaps consider a breast lift.
Not only is breast augmentation among the most popular plastic surgery procedures, but it’s also one that yields high satisfaction rates. If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation today, online or by phone.
Enlarging the breasts is usually accomplished using either saline-filled or silicone gel-filled implants. It can be accomplished through a variety of incisions. For more modest augmentations, fat grafting can be done.