Breast Augmentation in Middletown, NJ
Board-certified Red Bank plastic surgeon Dr. John Taylor performs breast augmentation for area residents who want to increase the size of their breasts, giving them a shapelier figure.
It is not uncommon for women to desire larger breasts or want to be more proportionate. Breast augmentation often achieves this goal, allowing women to feel better about themselves.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that allows women to have fuller breasts, creating a more balanced figure. It involves placing breast implants to increase the fullness along with the prominence of breasts. It may also help improve evenness by restoring breast volume lost following pregnancy or a dramatic weight loss or by making breasts unequal in size more even. Additionally, breast augmentation is often performed on patients who have lost one or both breasts due to a mastectomy or injury.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation allows women to change the size and shape of their breasts, offering the following benefits:
- Increase breast size
- Improve breast proportion
- Improve appearance
- Improve self-confidence
- Enhance the body’s shape
Breast augmentation is designed to improve a woman’s appearance and self-confidence.
How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
The procedure for breast augmentation involves making an incision in one of three places depending on each patient. The more popular incision is an inframammary incision which is done above the crease under the breast and leaves much less visible scarring. Another incision used is periareolar or around the nipple area while the last (and least popular) place for the incision is in the armpit.
Once the incision is made, a pocket is created either directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the muscle where the implant is placed. The implant is made of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline or cohesive gel. Following the placement, the incision is closed and stitched.
Breast surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes approximately 2 hours. It is performed on an outpatient basis, so you will be able to go home the same day.
Preparing for Breast Augmentation
The first step in preparing for breast augmentation is to select the right size and shape implant for the procedure, which Dr. Taylor and his knowledgeable staff will help guide you through. Once that decision is made, the next steps may involve:
- Mammogram to make sure the breasts are healthy
- Blood work
- Overall health check-up
- No smoking for a couple of weeks prior to the procedure
- No taking aspirin or any other blood thinning medication, vitamin, or supplement
It is also necessary to have someone accompany you to the procedure and take you home afterward.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation
Results are immediately visible, and breasts may feel tight at first as the skin adjusts to the new breast size. A support bra is worn to help support and position the breasts. Post-surgical swelling and increased breast sensitivity will resolve in a few weeks, and incision lines will refine. Oral pain medication and antibiotics may be prescribed. Although the recovery time is unique to each patient, most patients find they can return to work a few days after surgery. Nonetheless, strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
The cost of breast augmentation is dependent on the patient and the extent of the procedure. Because breast augmentation is often considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance typically does not cover it; however, we will help you determine if your health insurance plan will cover any of the expense. It is important to note that we ask that the full payment be made in advance of the procedure. We accept most major credit cards as well as cash and offer financing through CareCredit®.
Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
If you are unsatisfied with your breasts in terms of their size or shape and would like to have fuller, shapelier breasts, then breast augmentation may be right for you. It is imperative that you be in good health and fully grown so that your breasts have fully developed.
Why Choose Dr. John Taylor for Breast Augmentation?
Dr. John Taylor realizes that each patient and her desired objective are different. He takes the time to evaluate and discuss the cosmetic goals during your consultation so that you end up with the breast size and shape you want. The care provided by him and his staff is second to none. We understand the decision to get breast implants is a big one and do everything we can to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.
What to Expect During Your Breast Augmentation Consultation?
Dr. Taylor will evaluate your breasts and discuss how to fulfill your cosmetic goals through breast augmentation. Additionally, he will answer any questions you have about the procedure and the cost involved.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.