Breast Augmentation in Oklahoma City
For a lot of women in America, breast size is one of the most important factors affecting self-image. Breast size plays such an important role in feeling desirable and normal as a woman, it’s no surprise that breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures every year.
Improving self esteem is probably the most important reason to have breast augmentation. Many women don’t realize what a life-changing experience breast augmentation can be until they have the procedure done and see their results.
You do have a right to feel better about yourself, and if a breast augmentation can make you feel more empowered, feminine, and sexy then why not?
Is Breast Augmentation Right For You?
At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, we use silicone or saline implants in breast augmentation, with different options for implant size, type, and shape.
As two types of implant are available, Dr. Nuveen will explain the benefits of each to you during your consultation. Generally speaking, silicone implants have a more natural feel, but are more expensive. An MRI may also be required to detect any issues that arise later in the life of the implant. Saline implants are filled after they are placed in the body and are less expensive. Any saline implant issues are usually easier to detect without an MRI.
When making this decision, it’s important that you are certain you are choosing a size that YOU can live with. Since sizes vary, we can not guarantee a certain cup size but we will do our best to get you to your goal.
During your consultation we will give you implants to try on so you can see how a certain size will look once the implant is in place. We want your main focus to be on what the end result will look like and to not be hung up on a cup size or implant size.
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Where are surgical incisions for breast augmentation?
There are multiple options when choosing where you want to place your incisions. Dr. Nuveen has performed over 7,000 breast implant related cases, so he has used each incision location and technique hundreds of times. These experiences have taught him that each incision has its own unique qualities and benefits, as well as disadvantages.
The armpit incision is a good option if you begin with smaller breasts and have very little droop. Sometimes you may benefit most from the incision being on the fold beneath the breast which will help to elevate your nipple position best. You may choose to have your incision around your areola (nipple area), however this area tends to leave the most noticeable scar when used with a large breast implant due to stretching. Another disadvantage to the areola incision is there is an increased risk of loss of sensation in the area.
How big is the surgical incision?
The length of your incision will vary depending on the size and type of implant that you choose but on average you will have a 1 inch incision for a saline implant or approximately a 2 inch incision for silicone.
How is breast augmentation performed?
Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation. Once your incision is made, a pocket is created under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. The implant is securely positioned within the pocket made beneath your muscle and then small sutures are used to close the incision.
How long is recovery?
Everyone is different in their recovery but most patients that have undergone breast implant surgery will take 3-5 days to return to normal daily living. After surgery we will send you home with a support bra that you have to wear for 4-6 weeks. You may take the bra off to launder it or we have bras that you can purchase for $20. You may increase your activity as tolerated with no heavy exercise or lifting for at least 2 weeks. If after 2 weeks you feel like you are ready to exercise it needs to involve very low-impact activities and you will need to wear two sports bras when you do exercise. The weight restriction is fairly simple to follow, nothing over 10 lbs for the first 2 weeks and then nothing over 20 lbs for the next 4 weeks.
Which implant material is the best?
Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to such a question. The best type of breast implant for you depends on several factors, including your personal preference. Click here to learn more.
For More Information…
Breast augmentation in Oklahoma City is an ideal way to reclaim younger, fuller-looking breasts. Please email the office of Oklahoma City cosmetic surgeon Dr. Erik Nuveen regarding this procedure. You can also call us today at 405-842-6677 to set up your personal consultation.