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Breast Augmentation in Milwaukee
For many women, breast size is an important part of feeling attractive and confident. If you aren’t born with the breasts you love or you want to restore lost volume to your breasts, plastic surgery may be a good option for you. Breast augmentation in Milwaukee & Waukesha is the choice of many women who want to be their most confident and lead their best life.
Milwaukee Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, can increase the fullness and projection of your breasts and improve the balance of your figure. This highly individualized procedure involves using implants to achieve fuller breasts, restore volume after weight loss or pregnancy, or to reconstruct a breast after a mastectomy or injury. Surgical methods and breast implant technology have improved dramatically in recent years. It’s now less invasive, with more options and better post-surgical results.
If you want to address drooping or sagging breasts, a breast lift may be required. A breast lift can either be performed at the same time as a breast augmentation or as a separate operation. Our board certified plastic surgeons will assist you in making this decision.
Types of Implants
A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or a salt-water solution known as saline. Saline filled breast implants contain a silicone outer shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Silicone gel implants are pre-filled with silicone gel that helps mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue.
Silicone implants offer different levels of cohesivity, pending the sizing of the implant. During your consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons, you will be provided with individualized recommendations to achieve your desired outcomes.
Breast augmentation Consultation
A personal consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons is the first step for anyone considering breast augmentation. During this meeting, one of our surgeons will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your specific goals for surgery.
A breast exam will be performed, and one of our surgeons will explain which surgical technique will be best suited for you to give you the most natural result. If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift may also be recommended. Request a consultation with us today!
breast augmentation Surgery and Recovery
The surgery will take place at one of our in-house surgical suites. Our medical staff will monitor your physical status throughout the surgery and during your recovery. The procedure generally takes 1-2 hours and then we care for you in the recovery room for at least one hour before you are discharged.
There are three options for incision location:
- Periareolar (around the dark skin surrounding the nipple)
- Inframammary crease (the fold under the breast)
- Transaxillary (armpit).
Every effort will be made to assure that the incision is placed so resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible. Working through the incision, the surgeon will lift your skin and breast tissue to create a pocket, either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath your chest wall muscle (the pectoral muscle). The implants are then centered beneath your nipples.
Our surgeons use the Keller Funnel™ no-touch technique. The No-Touch Technique with the Keller Funnel™ allows the breast implant to never be handled. No matter how sterile the surgical suite and the operating room are, it is always possible to get a minute amount of bacteria on the shell of the implant, particularly when the breast implant is being put into the pocket. Because the Keller Funnel™ eliminates this risk, the risk of capsular contracture is much less likely. There are many advantages to the Keller Funnel, and virtually no disadvantages.
Putting the implants behind your chest muscle may reduce the appearance and feel of the implant as well as decrease the potential for capsular contracture. This placement may also interfere less with breast examination by mammogram. Placement behind the muscle, however, may be more painful for few days after the surgery than placement directly under the breast tissue.
Dissolvable stitches are used to close the incisions, which may also be taped for greater support. A gauze bandage may be applied over your breasts to help with healing. A surgical bra and sometimes a “Band-O” breast strap will be provided for you.
After surgery, you may experience some discomfort, ice packs to the chest and the pain medication prescribed will lessen the discomfort. There will be gauze sponges covering the incisions, a bra and breast strap will be in place. You are to wear the bra and strap night and day for the first week.
The discomfort in your chest will diminish; the 1st 2-3 days are the most uncomfortable. Ice for 24-36 hours and resting with 3-4 pillows behind your back will help.
The recovery period for getting back to work is around 5-7 days, depending on the level of activity required for your job. Please follow our advice on when to begin exercises and normal activities.
Your breasts will probably be sensitive to direct stimulation for two to three weeks, so you should avoid much physical contact. Your scars will be firm and pink for at least six weeks. Silicone scar gel massaged into the healed incision improves the quality of the scar. After several months your scars will begin to fade, although they will never disappear completely.
Regular examinations by your plastic surgeon and routine mammograms for those in the appropriate age groups at prescribed intervals will help assure that any complications, if they occur, can be detected early and treated.
Our goal is to make plastic surgery available to any patient who is qualified. We accept all major credit cards and offer several patient financing options to make the process as easy and affordable as possible. Our plastic surgery financing partners include CareCredit, Alphaeon, Prosper, and CosmetAssure. Learn more about your patient financing options here or contact us for more information.
Before and After
Breast Augmentation Gallery
Breast augmentations performed at our Milwaukee and Waukesha locations are done by a board-certified surgeon and have been proven to show great results. Contact us today to learn more about your options and how we can help you enhance your appearance and improve your self-confidence.