Breast Augmentation & Implants in Atlanta

Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists

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Mammaplasty is a surgical treatment where by the volume and form of a woman’s breast tissue is enhanced using implants. Because each woman’s body is different, each surgery is individualized to fit each woman’s body type and end goals.

During your first consultation with our team, we’ll review your current health status and discuss which surgical techniques will be most effective to help you achieve your goals. For women who have sagging breasts due to age or child bearing, a breast lift procedure may be discussed as well.

Why Choose Breast Augmentation Surgery?

breast-augmentationThere are many benefits to women both physically and psychologically. One of the biggest benefits of a breast enhancement procedure is the boost to self-confidence. Breasts are a vital part of the child bearing process, they are uniquely feminine, and they can contribute to a woman feeling sexy. Regardless of the reason you feel a need to change your body, one thing is for certain; the satisfaction of the patient is one of the biggest benefits of the procedure.

No matter what your reasons are for wanting breast augmentation surgery, Atlanta Plastic and Reconstructive Specialists is here to support you on your journey.

The Breast Augmentation Procedure

Every cosmetic procedure begins with a consultation. The consultation serves a variety of purposes, the most important of which is the opportunity for you to get to know your surgeon and vice versa. A cosmetic procedure requires trust from both the patient and the surgeon. Taking the time to feel comfortable with one another ensures a good working relationship and the best possible results.

Consultations are also a time for asking questions and gathering information. It is important to understand the process associated with your breast enhancement procedure so that you know what to expect. This can help alleviate any anxiety you may have regarding the surgery.

The consultation is also a time for your Atlanta plastic surgeon to gather pertinent health information. Just as it is important for you to have all the necessary information to move forward with confidence, it is important for the surgeon to understand you and your body to be able to provide you with the best possible recommendations.

The procedure involves making an incision under the seam of your breast, circling your areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), or under your armpit. The implant is placed either beneath your breast tissue or under the chest wall muscle. Incisions are closed with care to make the scar as unnoticeable as possible.

There will be some time and discomfort associated with surgery but it is easily manageable. The results of your surgery will be visible soon after and you’ll be free to enjoy your newly transformed body.

Regardless of the reason for your surgery, Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists can help you achieve your breast aesthetic goals. Don’t dream of having the breasts you’ve always wanted, take the first step and schedule your consultation today.

Whether your desire is to repair naturally misshapen breasts, to enlarge size, to change the look post child bearing or age, or to improve an individual’s self- image, we can help you in gaining the wanted end result.

How to Choose the Right Breast Implant Size

If you are considering breast implants or breast augmentation in Atlanta, you may be wondering what size is ideal. Don’t think in terms of cup sizes; they are too subjective to use as a basis for your decision. A C cup on one woman can look completely different on another. A woman could be a 34B in one brand of bra and a 36A in another. Cup sizes can even vary within a single manufacturer’s product lines. Instead, think in terms of what will fit your body proportionally. Your personal target size will depend on a number of factors:

When you are preparing for breast implant surgery, you will be able to wear a variety of different “sizers” that will show you what your profile looks like with the new breast size. In order to get a more complete view of which size is ideal, it can be helpful to bring a couple of different shirts to try on. Make sure you are happy with the way you look regardless of whether you are wearing a t-shirt or a cocktail dress.

Breastfeeding & Breast Implants

Atlanta Breast Augmentation patientOne of the most common questions our Atlanta breast augmentation patients have is whether or not they can breastfeed with their implants. While breastfeeding with implants is safe, proper breastfeeding can depend on the incisions used to place the implants. Our surgeons will use one of two incision patterns. The first involves making an incision under the seam of the breast at the fold. Because the incision is placed close to the nipple, the milk ducts may be at risk, interfering with a woman’s ability to breastfeed. If you plan on nursing in the future, our surgeons may recommend making an incision under the armpit, away from the nipple and milk ducts.

For best results, our surgeons recommend women have breast augmentation only after they plan on not having any more children. A woman’s breast tissue and skin elasticity changes after pregnancy and nursing, affecting the shape and size of the breast. Once the breast size and shape are stabilized, our team of surgeons can design a surgical treatment plan to best achieve the patient’s cosmetic goals. Depending on the patient’s concerns, our surgeons may suggest breast augmentation and/or breast lift to improve the size, shape and position of the breasts.
Atlanta Breast Augmentation patient

Myths & Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation Surgery

To learn more about breast augmentation or breast lift, contact the Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists today. A member of our friendly medical staff will gladly answer all of your questions and concerns. Schedule a one-on-one consultation today by calling (404) 255-2975.