Breast Augmentationturbo Admin2020-03-12T15:18:42+00:00
For many women, their breasts are a source of femininity and self-confidence. If your breasts do not have the appearance that you desire, then breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty or breast enhancement surgery, can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Scott A. Greenberg is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has received extensive training in his field and has helped many women achieve the results they desire.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that’s designed in order to add volume to the breasts, achieve symmetry, or both. Breast augmentation is performed with silicone or saline implants. During your consultation, Dr. Greenberg will help you choose the right implant based on your goals and needs during the consultation. Breast augmentation surgery can have many benefits, including improving the projection and shape of your breasts; enhancing your breasts’ fullness; balancing symmetry; creating the appearance of cleavage; boosting your self-esteem and confidence.
*Individual results may vary
Candidates for Breast Augmentation
You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you’re in overall good health, you’re not currently breastfeeding or pregnant, you don’t smoke, and your breasts are fully developed. You should have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure.
How Does It Work?
Breast augmentation is performed in our accredited in-office surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. General anesthesia is often used during the procedure, but intravenous sedation may be an option. Dr. Greenberg will perform your unique breast augmentation procedure based on your decisions regarding implant placement, size, and more. He routinely uses a special device to insert implants called a Keller funnel to help prevent infection and possible complications.
The operation takes approximately 1-1/2 hours. You will stay in our recovery area until you are able to go home. Someone should accompany you to the office, drive you home, and remain with you for the first 24 hours after breast augmentation surgery.
Breast Augmentation Technique
Breast augmentation techniques vary from surgeon to surgeon and are usually based on that particular surgeon’s preferences and results. There is no one technique that is perfect for every surgeon or patient. However, there are certain things that can be done during the course of the procedure that can be advantageous in decreasing the chances of encapsulation of the implant, bleeding, infection and preventing re-operation. These include:
Using the latest generation breast implants
Using a No-Touch technique for insertion of the implants including a Keller funnel
Using nipple shields to prevent implant contamination
Irrigation of the surgical pockets with solutions that have been shown to decrease implant encapsulation and decrease the chances of bleeding and re-operation including dilute Betadine solution, Phase-1 solution (dilute hypochlorous acid) and TXA (tranexamic acid).
You should ask your surgeon if he/she uses these techniques.
Activity is limited for the first few days immediately following breast augmentation surgery, but routine, non-strenuous activities may be resumed during this time depending upon comfort. You should be able to resume driving and return to work after one week. Most patients are able to return back to their normal activities within 4-6 weeks, depending on Dr. Greenberg’s recommendations.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137