Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is one of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the world. It is often used to reverse breast changes due to pregnancy, restoring both youthful shape and volume, to correct breast asymmetry, or to make your body look more proportional. Whatever your reasons for pursuing breast augmentation, we can help you achieve your goals.

Breast Augmentation - Chris Fisher MD - Austin, TXDuring the procedure, Dr. Fisher places a small incision in the crease beneath your breast or along the edge of the areola. The incision below the breast minimizes the chance of capsular contracture or loss of nipple sensitivity. She then places either a saline or silicone implant into a dual-plane position with the tip of the implant underneath the pectoralis muscle and the lower portion of the implant under your breast gland. 

Many patients today choose silicone implants because they are medically safe and more natural feeling than saline. Dr. Fisher offers both saline and silicone implants. Choosing the right breast implant is a personal decision. Dr. Fisher will discuss in detail the benefits and drawbacks of saline versus silicone breast implants during your initial consultation.

Your breast augmentation surgery will take between one to two hours, and you can go home the same day. You will need to wear a front-closing surgical or sports bra for two weeks and will be able to return to work in three to seven days with little to no pain. Dr. Fisher advises waiting four weeks to resume light exercise, six weeks for weight lifting or high-impact aerobic exercise such as running.

At first, your breast implants will look a bit high and your breasts feel firm, but as the swelling subsides, your chest muscles and breast shape will relax. After six weeks, the implants settle, resulting in beautiful, shapely breasts.

Selecting the ideal implant for your figure can be a challenge. Dr. Fisher will use her expertise as a cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeon to help guide you to the correct implant for your goals, your figure, and your lifestyle.

 

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