If you desire fuller, shapely breasts, you may be a candidate for breast augmentation. As a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, Dr Matthew Camp is fully prepared to enhance your breasts and give you the result that you desire. Dr Camp shares his philosophy on breast implants on his blog. Hear a patient testimonial about the recovery process from one of our breast augmentation patients.
Improvements from Breast Augmentation
The reasons for choosing breast augmentation may differ between patients, but most have thought about making the change for months or even years. Dr Camp performs this procedure to provide one or more of the following improvements:
- Increased breast size
- Enhanced cleavage
- Restored volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss
- Balance and proportion with the lower body
- Breast symmetry
It is important to keep in mind that breast augmentation does provide a moderate lift, but some individuals need an additional lifting procedure to correct the sagging breast. Dr Camp will evaluate your form and provide a strategy for an optimal result.
About Breast Augmentation Surgery
Dr Camp performs this procedure in an accredited outpatient surgical center, staffed by a board certified anesthesiologist. The procedure itself generally takes one hour to complete. During the surgery, a long acting numbing medicine is instilled into the tissue. This provides a recovery with minimal discomfort. The incision, which is in your breast fold, is closed with buried dissolving sutures and sealed with surgical tape. No sutures need to be removed.
Before & After
What to Expect During Recovery
First 1 to 2 Days
Most patients experience minor soreness and swelling. Sleeping in a recliner or propped up with pillows will help you sleep on your back and minimize swelling. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe oral pain medication you can use to control discomfort, if needed. Expect to be up and walking on the day of surgery, but not driving. Also consider arranging care from a friend or family member for the first 24 hours following surgery, and possibly a day or so longer.
You will have a follow-up appointment approximately 3 weeks after surgery.
Return to Work
Most patients can return to normal activity within 1-2 weeks. Strenuous activity should be limited for one month or more.
How much does breast augmentation cost?
In general, breast augmentation costs $6500 with form stable silicone implants. Advance Care is available to finance the procedure if needed. Other financing options are available.
Is it safe to combine breast augmentation with other plastic surgery procedures?
When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, breast augmentation can be safely combined with other procedures such as a tummy tuck and liposuction. Women appreciate attaining multiple improvements with a single surgery and recovery period.
My breasts are different sizes. Can breast augmentation help even them out?
Yes. The human body is often naturally asymmetrical. When it comes to the breasts, we can balance their sizes by placing an implant in the smaller breast only or by placing implants of different sizes.
What are the incisions for a breast augmentation?
During a breast augmentation, a small incision is made under each breast to place the implants. These scars are in a low tension area and hide under the inframammary fold of the breast. The scars fade to near invisibility within 6-12 months.