Undergoing breast augmentation is a very personal decision that all women should be entitled to make. Before undergoing such a procedure, it is important to gather the right information and consult with a well-practiced and trusted plastic surgeon. At Sailon, MD Plastic Surgery, Dr. Alexander Sailon can answer any questions you have regarding the procedure. Call (757) 496-5556 today to learn more or to determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure!
CHOOSING A PLASTIC SURGEON FOR YOUR BREAST AUGMENTATION
BREAST AUGMENTATION IS A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION. DR. SAILON DIFFERENTIATES HIMSELF BY:
Breast Augmentation with Dr. Sailon
Dr. Sailon approaches breast augmentation with patient safety as his priority. He understands that breast size and shape can play an essential role in a woman’s self-image, confidence, and femininity.
Dr. Sailon is focused on natural appearing breasts that are fuller and perkier without looking obviously “fake.” In the right hands, breast augmentation is far more than merely making the breasts larger – an elegant shape is far more important than size.
Because of everyone’s anatomic differences, breast augmentation must be tailored to the individual to achieve results you desire. Dr. Sailon will personally spend a significant amount of time with you during your consultation to determine how best to help you achieve your goals.
Candidates For Breast Enhancement Surgery
Patients who desire fuller, perkier breasts span a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Breast augmentation can be used to balance your proportions or recover what pregnancy, weight loss, or age have taken away. Although no two breasts are precisely identical, breast augmentation can improve any asymmetry or differences between the two breasts. The implant type, implant pocket, an incision must all be highly individualized to achieve the desired result.
Types of Breast Implants
When considering breast augmentation, Dr. Sailon will extensively review and recommend the types of implants during your consultation. In general, there are several factors to consider when choosing the appropriate breast implant.
Implant Material - Silicone or Saline?
The implant “filling" will determine its shape, feel, and visibility. For the majority of patients, highly cohesive (“gummy bear") silicone implants are an excellent choice since they maintain a natural feel, are less likely to show skin rippling and have potentially more longevity. The outer shell of the implant is always made of silicone whether or not the filling is silicone gel or saline. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and tend to be firmer resulting in a less natural feel. They can also be more prone to visible rippling at the skin surface.
Multiple scientific studies have examined women who have silicone implants and found they were not more likely to develop health issues than similar women who did not have implants.
Breast Implant Texture, Shape, and Size
More than half a million women underwent some form of cosmetic breast surgery. They report that breast augmentation is the most popular procedure in the group. Click here to read more about findings on implant placement and selection. Breast implant manufacturers now offer a multitude of implant choices. Selecting the appropriate implant must be done with careful consideration. The shape can be divided into a round (looks like a half-circle) or anatomic (has a teardrop shape).
Implant texture can be smooth (glides effortlessly in the surrounding tissue) or textured (has a rough feel so that the implant sticks to the surrounding tissue and does not move). Profile refers to the implant projection, that is how far it comes forward. All these decisions are nuanced, and Dr. Sailon will help guide you through the process of choosing the breast implant for you during the consultation.
"I can not thank Dr. Sailon enough for everything! He truly is amazing to his patients. He walked me through everything step by step to ensure that I was comfortable and that I had all my questions answered. He responds to emails and phone calls about any concerns or questions that you may have promptly! He has a caring and compassionate nature that many surgeons do not have. I am so happy with everything he has done, and couldn't ask for anything better, thank you!!" - R.K.
WHERE ARE THE INCISIONS?
Some incisions grant the surgeon access to allow insertion of a breast implant. Incisions may be used in the following locations:
Inframammary – in the natural fold at the bottom of the breast
Periareolar – along the lower border of the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple)
Transaxillary – in the armpit
Dr. Sailon will review these various options with you to determine which is appropriate. When selecting the optimal incision, he will consider desired the
implant size, breast anatomy, the definition of your inframammary folds, areola pigmentation, and your personal preferences.
Are My Implants Going To Be Under The Muscle Or Over The Muscle?
A pocket must be created for the implant. This can be either located in the subglandular space (between the pectoralis muscle and the breast tissue) or slightly more rooted in the submuscular space (between the pectoralis muscle and the ribs). The submuscular plane (also known as dual-plane) has many advantages including additional soft tissue coverage over the implant to make it less visible, decreased risk of capsular contracture, and significantly less interference with mammograms.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) the choice between saline and silicone-related to submuscular placement isn’t as simple as you might think. While most women opt for “under the muscle" implant placement, there are other factors to consider. Please click here to learn more about things to consider before breast augmentation surgery. The majority of Dr. Sailon’s patients benefit most from submuscular implant placement. When deciding which is suitable, Dr. Sailon will consider your nipple position, breast and chest wall anatomy, and your personal preferences.
Breast Augmentation Results
Dr. Sailon wants your breast augmentation results to be achieved in the safest possible manner. Your breast augmentation will be performed in an accredited operating room in a surgery center or hospital. On the day of your surgery, you will meet a board-certified anesthesiologist who will administer general anesthesia making sure you are comfortable.
Dr. Sailon utilizes a recovery technique including a surgical dissection, the use of local anesthetic (numbing medicine) in the surgical area and providing medication for use at home.
Recovery From Breast Implant Surgery
After your surgery, you can expect to be monitored in the recovery room to ensure you are comfortable and well-cared for. You will then be discharged home the same day. Many of Dr. Sailon’s patients can go about normal daily activities (not including exercise) quickly after surgery.
Dr. Sailon typically recommends taking a week off from work, but some may be able to return earlier. After surgery, he will instruct you in implant displacement exercises to help keep the implants soft. Cardio, such as running or biking, can generally resume after two weeks. Heavier lifting must wait until later in the healing process.
It is normal to have some swelling and bruising, which generally resolves in about two weeks. Within the first two months, the implants will soften and settle to have a more natural look and feel.
Please refer to Dr. Sailon’s breast augmentation instruction sheet to see answers to commonly asked questions before and after surgery. You may also read about Dr. Sailon’s recommendations for caring for your incisions after surgery by clicking here.
Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation With Dr. Sailon!
Be sure to give us a call at (757) 496-5556 today or fill out the form in our contact page for your personalized breast augmentation appointment with Dr. Sailon. Our practice serves Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and the surrounding areas of Virginia!