Breast Implants Surgery – Atlanta
Breast implants surgery or breast augmentation is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to enhance the size and volume of female breasts. The procedure involves surgical insertion of saline or silicone breast implants to make the breast size more proportionate to the rest of the body. Today breast implant surgery ranks among the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the US.
Both saline and silicone breast implant qualities have been approved by the FDA for cosmetic breast augmentation. When the procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, it is possible to achieve safe, predictable and aesthetically desirable outcomes. Dr. Paul McCluskey is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing breast implants and other procedures to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding communities.
Why Choose Breast Implant Surgery?
Cosmetic enhancement of breast size to make them more pronounced and attractive is the primary reason for women to choose breast implant surgery. The cosmetic surgeon may recommend breast implants for one or more of the following reasons:
- The patient is unhappy with the naturally small size of breasts, and wishes to increase the size.
- Breast size is average or normal, but the patient desires larger sized breasts for personal aesthetic reasons.
- The patient has suffered loss of breast volume following a major weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- The patient has undergone a mastectomy, and breast implants are required to reconstruct the breasts.
Breast implant surgery is a major procedure, which should be performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Patients in Atlanta, GA or nearby locations may visit Dr. McCluskey’s office for breast augmentation surgery. The procedure can be performed using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia, depending on a particular case. The surgery may last for anywhere between one and three hours, and is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
Incision placement may be below the breast crease, around the areolas, or under the armpit. The goal of the surgeon will be to place the incisions discreetly in order to minimize the appearance of scarring. Through the incision, the surgeon will create a breast cavity where the breast implant will be placed. The placement of the implant can be under the breast muscle or in the breast tissue over the muscle.
The choice of incision and placement position will be decided in advance at the time of treatment planning. Once the implants have been placed and adjusted into position, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures or skin adhesive.
Choice of Implants
One of the key decisions that will impact the final outcome is the choice of implant type and size. Breast implants are available in saline and silicone gel qualities, and in sizes ranging from 120cc to 960cc. Shape of the implant may be round or tear-shaped, and they may be plain or textured. The surgeon will discuss all the options with the patient during the pre-op consultations to determine the best combination that matches with the patient’s unique aesthetic needs.
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