About Breast Augmentation
Cosmetic breast augmentation is a procedure that adds volume to breasts to create a fuller look. It is often considered to be one of the most common cosmetic surgeries, offering women who dislike their breast size many opportunities for improvement. With the help of implants or a fat transfer, this procedure improves breast shape, size, and symmetry, and creates a gorgeous and natural-looking outcome. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin is skilled in implementing this surgery and performs many breast augmentations each year. When you have your consultation at Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL, Dr. Martin will listen to your aesthetic desires and concerns and educate you on all of the choices available, while also creating a treatment plan to exceed your personal goals. We look forward to meeting you.
During your consultation with Dr. Martin, the appropriate implant will be recommended based on your body size and shape, as well as your desired result. Implants are made in different shapes, sizes, profiles, and textures — each of which is considered carefully in order to attain the wanted outcome. Still, the most common implants are silicone or saline, both widely popular and safely approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Other options include a form-stable implant known as a gummy bear implant and a fat transfer. In addition to the type of implant used, there are other important factors to consider.
Breast implant size is determined based on the cubic centimeters (CCs) of saline or silicone used. To choose the appropriate volume, Dr. Martin will look at how much native breast tissue exists and the size you desire to be. In the operating room, it is normal for Dr. Martin to temporarily switch out several implants to get a better idea on a suitable fit.
Implants are made in either a teardrop or round shape. Both of these shapes are widely used; however, a large majority of our patients choose a round-shaped implant. It generally looks more natural while adding a fullness to the upper breast that many patients desire.
Implant profile refers to how far out the implant looks (projection). In other words, this is what one sees from the side angle. Most projections include low, intermediate, high, or extra high.
Making Your Choices
We understand all of the considerations may appear overwhelming, but choosing the correct implant is somewhat easy once the goals are understood during the consultation. These considerations, combined with the skill of Dr. Martin help achieve the best results possible for your personal goals and desires.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"Great Doctor-Very happy with results - I recently chose Dr. Martin as plastic surgeon for my breast augmentation. After breastfeeding my last child, my breast size decreased from small to literally nothing. I was very nervous about choosing the right size implant for me. My goal was to have natural looking breasts. Dr. Martin chose three implant sizes to try during surgery and he selected the size that gave me the fullness I..."- 1. / RealSelf / Apr 04, 2018
"Perfect Results! - Dr. Martin was such a delight to work with. He is very knowledgable and has a wonderful bedside manner. I am petite and was concerned with my breast augmentation being "too big" or "too fake" looking. Dr. Martin did a fantastic job helping me choose implants that suited my frame. I am beyond thrilled with my results!!"- P. / RealSelf / Feb 05, 2018
The decision to have breast augmentation surgery is a personal one for women. If you are contemplating this treatment, it is essential that you do it for the right reasons. Ideal candidates should be physically healthy with breasts that are developed, and be the appropriate age to get implants. Women who are unhappy with the aesthetics of their chest because they appear flat could benefit from breast augmentation surgery. Moreover, if your breasts have changed due to weight loss or pregnancy, this surgery can give them life with increased shape and fullness. It is a welcomed solution for those who lift weights or have an overall lack of natural breast mass.
Incision placement, as well as implant location, are factors that are made before surgery. During breast augmentation, the chosen incision is created and then the implant will be placed into its position. There are two techniques that may be used for implant placement. These are either under the pectoral muscle, or behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle. Regardless of the incision type used, scarring is usually minimal. Placement and location are based upon your implant size, activity level, and body type.
What to Expect
Breast enhancement surgery is an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. Once the incision is made, the chosen implant will be inserted through the incision and placed into a pocket created for it, and then securely closing the incision. Each patient will be taken into recovery and monitored prior to being released. You will be instructed to continue wearing a compression garment to help reduce swelling. Several days after surgery, the swelling and bruising will begin to decrease, and the breasts will start to look and feel normal as they settle into their new position. Most patients can return to everyday activities within the first week; however, physical exertion such as exercise should be delayed for approximately 4 - 6 weeks. Breast augmentation surgery creates gorgeous outcomes that feel and appear natural. This procedure oftentimes can be a life changer for many patients, offering them the opportunity to feel more self-assured.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast augmentation cost?
Your total cost for breast augmentation surgery will vary depending on your implant choices and whether you are having any other procedures done. Once your treatment plan is made, Dr. Martin's staff will go over estimated costs as well as financing options. To make sure you are happy with your results and that they last a long time, it is better to focus on quality over low costs.
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your treatment plan might include implants, a breast lift, or both. Breast lift surgery removes loose skin and raises the position of the breasts, while implants enhance the shape and size. In your consultation with Dr. Martin, he will listen to your concerns and goals before discussing your best treatment options. An augmentation and lift are usually included in a mommy makeover to revitalize the breasts after breastfeeding and pregnancy.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you might want to breastfeed after your procedure, talk to Dr. Martin during your consultation. It's usually possible to breastfeed after augmentation surgery, with the right placement and technique. Breastfeeding and pregnancy can affect your results, which is why it is better to wait until your family is complete to get breast surgery.
Can I have my implants removed?
You might decide at some point that you would like to remove or replace your implants. Should this happen, Dr. Martin offers breast revision surgery as well. In revision surgery, your old implants will be either replaced with different implants or simply removed. If you want to have your implants removed, you might also need to have a breast lift. For any concerns or questions after your breast augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation at Martin Plastic Surgery to learn more about your options.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,450 - $4,650
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 0:45 - 1:30
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get the Look You Want
Breast augmentation surgery is safe and effective, and creates outstanding results. Martin Plastic Surgery is excited to offer this proven procedure and we welcome you to learn more. Contact our practice in Dothan, AL to plan your private consultation with Dr. Martin.