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 enhance their breasts.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that’s designed to add volume to the breasts, improve 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. 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, and 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 Breast Augmentation Work?
Breast augmentation at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center 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 one to two 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 Techniques
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 to decrease the chances of encapsulation of the implant, bleeding, and infection, and prevent the need for 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).
With his experience and skill, you can rest assured that Dr. Greenberg uses the most effective methods and tools to ensure your safety and results. He personalizes breast augmentation procedures to each patient’s unique needs.
Activity is limited for the first few days immediately following breast augmentation surgery, and you can expect some discomfort and swelling during this time. You should be able to resume driving and return to work after one week. Most patients are able to resume all activities, including exercise, within four to six weeks. Dr. Greenberg will give you aftercare advice and determine when you are healed enough for strenuous activity.
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