At Bridges to Beauty, our priority is helping women achieve their desired body contour. Women may have small breasts due to weight loss, pregnancy, underdevelopment, or other factors. Breast augmentation is a highly satisfying procedure that can increase the volume and improve the shape of the breasts. With over 25 years of experience and advanced cosmetic surgery techniques, I have the skills and knowledge needed to help you achieve your desired results. I spend time with each patient during their initial consultation to fully acquaint myself with their concerns and goals to determine their ideal bust size and preferences for the procedure.
Breast augmentation can provide larger, fuller, shapelier breasts and enhanced curves. Breast asymmetry or breasts that are disproportionate to the rest of the body can be corrected and enhanced through this fulfilling procedure.
Having small breasts can lead to frustration when shopping for swimsuits and shirts because they may not adequately fill out the top portion. By providing more proportionate body contours and improved definition, breast augmentation can help you achieve an hourglass figure and increase your range of clothing options.
Most women feel happier and more comfortable in their skin after breast augmentation. Feelings of femininity are improved, and studies demonstrate a significant boost in women’s self-confidence after they undergo breast augmentation.
Your breast augmentation procedure will be fully customized to reach your desired outcome, and I will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each option with you during your consultation. Your procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis at the Shreveport Surgery Center. Once your surgery date has been established, our office will provide specific instructions to help you prepare for surgery and recover after. Preparations may include:
Implants are available in various materials, shapes, textures, and sizes (measured in cubic centimeters, or cc’s). Options include:
Incisions can be made in one of two location options:
Once the incisions have been made, pockets for the implants are created in either the subglandular (beneath breast tissue) position or the submuscular (below the pectoral muscles) position. The submuscular position is by far the most common.
After your surgery, surgical dressings will be applied, and you’ll be taken to the recovery area to be closely monitored before going home. Within a day or two after your surgery, you should be feeling ready to walk. Any discomfort or tightness you may experience can be controlled with prescribed medication. Most women describe the discomfort as similar to feeling sore after a workout. The breasts will take a minimum of three months to settle and appear normal. Recuperation will be different for every patient, and you can expect breast swelling and bruising for at least a month. Within the first week, stitches will be removed (if there are any non-dissolvable sutures used) and you may shower. Most patients can resume non-strenuous activities after one week. Sexual activities can be introduced, ensuring that the breasts are treated gently. Several months after your procedure, most of the swelling and bruising will subside, and your final results will begin to appear. Sports bras can be discontinued and substituted for good supporting bras. Vigorous exercise and arm movements can be resumed.
Fees associated with breast augmentation will vary depending on your anesthesia preferences (local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia), desired results, and recommendations. Other contributing factors to breast augmentation costs may include:
Most patients experience moderate pain, which can be controlled using prescription medications. Some patients experience discomfort in their chest, feelings of tightness, and muscular soreness. Avoiding strenuous activities will help promote your healing process.
Mild scarring will occur in inconspicuous location on the breasts.
Any woman unhappy with her breast size or shape is a potential candidate for breast augmentation. Young women’s breasts should be completely developed, and patients should be emotionally stable, be mature, and maintain a stable weight prior to surgery. This is a personal surgery and should be conducted only if the individual is doing it for themselves. Having realistic expectations and understanding the procedure can enhance your satisfaction with the procedure.
A consultation establishes a cooperative relationship. During your consultation, I will assess your physical and emotional health, and then you will communicate your specific goals and desired results from the surgery. It is important to examine the quality of your breast tissue, skin quality and laxity, the size of your breasts as well as the size difference between the two, and nipple size and location. After a thorough assessment, a procedure plan can be recommended. If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift may be recommended in conjunction with breast augmentation to optimize your breast shape and nipple position or size.
You will need to bring information about the following to your consultation:
After breast augmentation, you can get rid of your padded bras or other bust-enlarging undergarments (but not a supportive bra). Your new, natural curves will allow you to wear a greater variety of fashions. Many women feel a boost in self-confidence with their new figure, whether they’re on the beach or in the boardroom.
The results of breast augmentation last for many years. The aging process will continue, and weight fluctuations, gravity, and other factors will affect your breasts (especially pregnancy). Wearing a bra and maintaining a stable weight is critical for maintaining the breast shape. As the skin and breast tissue change over time, elasticity will change and affect the breasts. I advise using a moisturizer twice daily on the skin of the chest and abdomen in an effort to maintain the skin’s elasticity.