breast augmentation

Breast augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty)

Augmentation mammaplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to enhance the appearance of the breasts. It is commonly used to enlarge breasts that are felt to be too small or underdeveloped. It can also be used to restore volume to the breasts that was lost following weight loss, aging, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. In selected women, it can be used to improve the symmetry between the right and left breasts, and may also be used for reconstructive purposes following injury or breast cancer.

Breast augmentation surgery is performed using an implant that either contains silicone gel or saline. With the availability of different implant styles, a woman may benefit from one type versus another. The incision is small and is hidden in one of four locations. Implant surgery can be performed through an incision at the breast fold, at the edge of the areola, in the armpit, or through the belly button. Implants can be positioned just beneath the breast tissue or behind the pectoralis muscle. Each incision, implant, and position offers benefits and tradeoffs that will be discussed with you by Dr. McKane during your consultation.

Breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure performed in an accredited outpatient SurgiCenter. You are able to recover in the comfort of your home following surgery. The recovery period varies with each patient; however the majority of patients are able to resume most normal activities within one week of surgery. The decision on when to return to work and normal activities depends on how fast you heal and on your emotional state. After surgery, pain is minimal and is easily controlled by medication.

Breast augmentation is the number one surgical procedure among women, and the vast majority of patients rarely experience any problems associated with breast implants. Nevertheless, you should be aware of the potential risks and complications associated with breast augmentation surgery. Postoperative problems that are uncommon, but may occur, include nerve damage, infection, delayed healing, or localized collections of blood. Other problems associated with implants include shifting of the implants, asymmetry, implant rupture, and capsular contracture. Risk of complications can be minimized by closely sticking to Dr. McKane's advice on follow-up care during the recovery and healing periods. Smokers should be aware that smoking increases the risks of certain complications, and is strongly discouraged to stop at least four weeks before and after the surgery.

 

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DR. BRICE W. MCKANE

Texas Plastic Surgery Associates

7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-504
Dallas, TX 75230

Office:  972-566-3939
Fax:      972-566-3999