Breast Augmentation in Everett Washington
This is one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons. It is used to enlarge breasts in patients who seek to enhance their appearance. A breast implant is typically inserted immediately underneath the breast tissue or underneath the pectoralis major muscle. The more common incisions are at the edge of the areola or underneath the breast. There are many factors to consider with breast augmentation and we feel that it is not a surgery that should be chosen or planned at a single visit. Typically, an initial consultation in the office focuses on listening to your thoughts and wishes about implant size, type, and other factors. Often at a second visit, we suggest that part of your time is spent with our patient educator, who is trained in sizing and implant selection techniques. This portion of the decision is very important. Armed with a more thorough set of information, you can return with any decisions about surgery and often additional questions. This way you are making a highly informed choice prior to surgery with one of our surgeons.
What to expect: During the office consultation you will discuss all aspects of the procedure with your surgeon in order to establish a thorough and well-informed plan. Your procedure will begin after consulting with your surgeon and your anesthesiologist or anesthetist. Your surgeon will mark and measure your breasts prior to surgery according to the plan discussed with you. Typical incisions are placed either at the edge of the areola and breast skin, or in the fold beneath your breast. These incisions are typically sized according to the implant used. From these incisions the pre-selected implant is placed either under the breast tissue or immediately under the lower portion of the pectoralis muscle. An individually tailored plan for you is created in clinic with your surgeon and staff depending on your wishes and the circumstances. For breast augmentation in Washington State contact us today.
The recovery: The breast will have some bruising and swelling that improves over several weeks. Your postoperative course is monitored in the clinic by your surgeon and the staff. Local anesthetic and pain medication are often used to manage any discomfort you might have after the operation. We ask that you avoid wearing an underwire bra, but a camisole or other soft bra is usually safe.
Some of the unlikely complications: Infections, fluid collections, or bleeding can occur following any type of surgery, and may require surgical drainage or rarely removal of the implant. Changes in nipple sensation can occur. Some asymmetry in breasts is expected before and after the operation. Very rarely, the nipple or areola can be changed or damaged. A more complete discussion of the risks, benefits, and alternatives will always be included at your visit. As always, our efforts are directed at minimizing the risk of these complications and optimizing your safety.