Many women feel unsatisfied with their breast size for cosmetic or medical reasons. Undergoing breast cancer treatment, for example, might lead to such feelings. However, those same women have found that changing their breast size is a positive step towards transforming their mindset and self-image. Dr. Alan Wise and Dr. William Weber of Bloomington, Indiana, can help. At Plastic Surgery Associates of Southern Indiana, the team helps women feel comfortable and confident in their breasts through safe and effective breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery, or breast enhancement surgery, increases the size of the breasts through implants. The procedure can also improve breast asymmetry or lost volume due to weight loss or pregnancy.
Although it's typically thought of as a cosmetic procedure, many patients also undergo breast augmentation for reconstructive purposes following breast cancer surgery.
When you undergo breast augmentation, Dr. Wise or Dr. Weber inserts a breast implant filled with silicone, saline or gel into the breast through an incision. They make the incision on the side of the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit.
They can also perform a breast augmentation and breast lift procedure simultaneously for maximum results.
Whether you choose breast augmentation for reconstructive or cosmetic reasons, you're a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery if:
You don't have the burden of determining your eligibility for this procedure, though. The experienced team at Plastic Surgery Associates of Southern Indiana helps you decide if breast augmentation is right for you.
If it turns out that a minor procedure is appropriate for your case, rather than a full augmentation surgery, Dr. Wise and Dr. Weber collaborate with you to design the best treatment plan for you.
Breast augmentation leads to larger breasts right away, and the final results are apparent after the swelling goes down and the skin heals.
Following a breast augmentation, you may need to wear gauze bandages and a surgical bra immediately following the surgery. Doing so boosts your body’s ability to recover.
Dr. Wise and Dr. Weber may also prescribe painkillers and antibiotics to enhance your comfort and protect against infection in the initial days following the surgery.
Although you might need to replace your breast implants later due to aging, weight loss, or hormonal changes, the caring team at Plastic Surgery Associates of Southern Indiana can answer any questions you have regarding the lifetime of your implants.
If you’re ready to explore your breast augmentation options, call now or book an appointment online to visit Dr. Wise and Dr. Weber at Plastic Surgery Associates of Southern Indiana.