Breast Augmentation in Austin, TX
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed across the globe today. It may be requested by women in their 20s looking to enhance their appearance, and older women wanting to restore youthful curves to their figure. Many women decide to undergo breast augmentation after having children to reverse the changes that occur during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Whatever your reasons for pursuing breast augmentation might be, Dr. Christine Fisher and her staff can help you achieve your goals.
Contact the office of Christine Fisher MD to set up a consultation to learn more about breast augmentation in Austin. Call 512-815-0123 or send us a message online.
Why Should You Consider Breast Augmentation?
There are numerous reasons why a woman might choose breast augmentation for herself, from correcting asymmetrical breasts to feeling more confident in her clothing. No matter what your motivation might be for wanting this procedure, Dr. Christine Fisher knows the result can go far beyond the physical. Women may enjoy increased self-confidence, and some studies even suggest a higher quality of life overall for women that are happy with the results of their procedure. Dr. Fisher often meets women who choose the surgery to restore volume lost due to aging, pregnancy, weight loss or genetics, to produce a proportionate look and that boost in confidence many women want.
Restore Your Shape with Breast Implants
While having children is a beautiful, life-changing experience, it also produces many dramatic changes to the body. Some of these changes can be naturally reversed once the baby is born, while others will linger indefinitely. Sagging, as well as a deflated shape of the breasts, can affect a woman’s appearance and self-esteem. Dr. Fisher has three children and personally understands the toll that childbirth and nursing can take on the body and the breasts. She will work with you to reverse the changes and restore your youthful, pre-baby body as closely as possible.
Making the Right Choice in Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is primarily about addressing size, but that is not the only goal to be achieved during this surgery. Dr. Fisher recognizes that a patient’s desire is often not just to add volume, but to enhance the body proportions with a natural look. Dr. Fisher’s commitment is to not only creating fuller breasts but breasts that look beautiful – an approach she refers to as aesthetic breast augmentation. The aim is to produce a result that is naturally attractive while adding curves according to the patient’s specifications. That understanding, coupled with Dr. Fisher’s years of extensive experience working with a range of modern implants on a variety of body types, provides the foundation for safe, personalized, and long-lasting results.
Your Surgery Experience
The breast augmentation consists of a series of steps that work together to produce the beautiful outcome you want:
Every breast augmentation starts with a thorough consultation. Dr. Fisher will use this time to get to know you, your body and your goals. This appointment is the ideal time to ask any questions you may have about breast augmentation, and together you will develop a safe plan to deliver your desired results. The consultation also involves a physical examination, at which time she will take breast measurements and assess your current breast tissue. You will receive a free quote the day of the consultation. Dr. Fisher’s practice is run entirely by women, ensuring all our breast patients feel comfortable discussing their concerns and undergoing the entire surgical process. We feature a warm, reassuring environment that puts our patients at ease. If you are unsure as you begin the process, Dr. Fisher and her team will guide you every step of the way.
Breast Implant Selection
Dr. Fisher works directly with each patient to select the best breast implant type to obtain your desired results. Most of her patients choose silicone breast implants, which are filled with a gel that mimics natural breast tissue. These FDA-approved implants are medically safe, and have a more natural look and feel, which is why Dr. Fisher often recommends them. Choosing the right breast implant is a very personal decision, and Dr. Fisher will discuss in detail the benefits and drawbacks of silicone versus saline implants during your initial consultation.
Dr. Fisher will draw on her expertise as a board-certified plastic and reconstructive breast surgeon to help guide you to the correct implant for your breast augmentation goals, your figure and your lifestyle.
Other Augmentation Choices
In addition to choosing the implant type, you will have a choice of size, shape and profile. A range of sizes allows Dr. Fisher to create a proportionate look for your body. Implants also come in both round and teardrop shapes – Dr. Fisher will listen to you and help you choose the best look for you based on the results you hope to achieve. An important factor is the cosmetic breast profile that you hope to achieve, such as how far the breast will project from the chest wall. Selecting a profile is a decision that should be based on your specific body contour and desired outcome to ensure the most natural results possible.
The Day of Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer the general anesthesia needed for breast augmentation surgery that will ensure you are comfortably asleep throughout your procedure. Most patients are candidates for a hidden-scar technique in which Dr. Fisher places a small incision in the crease beneath your breast, also called the inframammary fold, where the thin scar will be easily hidden by the natural fold or your breast or a bra. This incision placement minimizes the chance of capsular contracture, a painful complication caused by constricted scar tissue. It also lessens the likelihood of loss of nipple sensitivity after surgery.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Fisher inserts the chosen implant into a dual-plane position with the tip of the implant underneath your pectoralis muscle and the lower portion of the implant under your breast gland. This placement offers a natural slope to the upper breast and limits rippling and visibility of the implant edges within the breast tissue, which is why Dr. Fisher prefers this technique for nearly all her breast augmentation surgeries. She also can inject a local anesthetic around the surgery site for your comfort, which helps to block pain for five to seven days after your surgery.
Your breast augmentation will take approximately one hour, and you will be able to go home the same day. However, since you will have general anesthesia for your surgery, you will need to have someone drive you home and preferably remain with you for the first 24 to 48 hours as you begin the recovery process.
Recovery and Long-Lasting Results
Following your surgery, you can expect to spend one to two hours recovery on-site, after which you will return home to rest and recuperating surround by your familiar comforts. We will provide you with a front-closing surgical bra, which you will be advised to wear for about two weeks. This garment helps to promote faster recovery and minimize post-operative scarring and inflammation. Most patients return to work within three days after breast augmentation and should be experiencing little or no pain by that time. Dr. Fisher recommends waiting two weeks to resume light exercise and six weeks for weight-lifting or high-impact aerobic exercise such as running.
It will take some time for swelling and bruising to subside before you will get an accurate idea of what your final result will look like. At first, your breast implants will likely seem a bit high to you, and your breasts might feel firmer than you like. As the swelling goes down, your chest muscles and breast shape will relax and begin to look more natural. After six weeks, the implants settle, resulting in breasts that have a shapely new look. Your results will last for many years. In fact, you do not have to do anything with your implants as long as you don’t have any problems arise. Some women do choose to replace their implants in time if they decide to change the size or shape as well.
Making the Most of Your Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is not the only option for enhancing the appearance of the breasts. Women who want to correct breast sagging or change the direction their breasts point may consider a breast lift, which can be performed as a solo procedure or in combination with augmentation. If you tend to be happier with the way your breasts look in a bra, then a breast lift may be a good option for you. This procedure restores the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall while removing loose skin that exacerbates the sagging effect.
Breast augmentation changes a woman’s silhouette and can be a component in a larger group of procedures known as a “mommy makeover.” Women that have been through pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding may be interested in pairing breast enhancement with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, which is intended to flatten and tone a bulging, sagging belly. You may also consider liposuction as a single procedure or in conjunction with a mommy makeover to remove stubborn deposits of fat from various areas of the body that tend to linger after pregnancy.
Breast augmentation is a dramatic way to enhance the body contour and add much-wanted curves to the upper body. Make an appointment with Dr. Christine Fisher today at 512-815-0123 to discover which procedure or combination of procedures, including breast augmentation, may help you meet your goals.