Breast augmentation can give your breasts a fuller, more contoured appearance with natural-looking results. This procedure is often very beneficial for women who have never been satisfied with the size of their breasts, as well as for those who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, the natural process of aging, or other factors. With silicone or saline breast implants, Napa plastic surgeon John P. Zimmermann, MD can help you achieve the look you desire with customized procedures designed to help you meet your goals.
- Breast Augmentation Benefits
- Breast Implant Types
- Breast Augmentation Procedure
- Breast Augmentation Recovery
- Breast Augmentation Scars
- Breast Augmentation Cost
What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also referred to as breast enlargement, can enhance the shape, size, and contours of the breasts with beautiful results. Breast implants can help you add volume and fullness to the breasts, renewing balance and symmetry between the breasts and having a positive effect on your body proportions. Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed surgical cosmetic treatments in the U.S., and it has helped millions of women enhance not only their appearance, but also their self-esteem.
What Types of Breast Implants Are Available?
Breast implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes and types. These include silicone and saline-filled implants, round and teardrop shapes, and a range of sizes that can provide you with the best results. Dr. Zimmermann will show you a number of different options during your initial consultation and help you determine the best implants for your goals.
What Happens During the Breast Augmentation Procedure?
During breast augmentation surgery, the incision is made in the inframammary crease, or the natural fold beneath the breast. Dr. Zimmermann makes every effort to make the incisions as discreet as possible. The implants will be placed either behind the chest muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. Dr. Zimmermann will discuss all aspects of implant placement with you before surgery to determine the technique that can meet your goals with the most natural-looking results.
The breast augmentation procedure typically takes about two hours or less to complete; however, the length of surgery varies with each patient.
What Is Recovery after Breast Augmentation Like?
Following breast augmentation, it is normal to experience swelling, soreness, and bruising of the breasts; however, these effects typically fade quickly. To relieve discomfort, you will be prescribed pain medication to take as recommended over the first few days. Most patients can resume normal daily routines within one week after breast augmentation surgery. Exact recovery processes vary with each patient – Dr. Zimmermann will be able to give you a better idea of what your recovery will likely entail once he has evaluated your needs during the initial consultation.
Does Breast Augmentation Leave Scars?
Dr. Zimmermann uses his experience and advanced surgical skill to minimize the potential for visible scars following breast augmentation. Incisions can be made beneath the breast fold, within the areola (along the inside border), which helps keep scar tissue well concealed and/or camouflaged after healing.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Since every breast augmentation is customized based on the patient’s needs and goals, the overall price for surgery can vary and may even fall outside of the average range. To find out exactly how much your breast augmentation would cost, a consultation with Dr. Zimmermann is your first step. Once he has had the opportunity to assess your health, evaluate your concerns, and develop an effective surgical plan, it is then possible to calculate an accurate cost.
To determine pricing, several factors must be considered, including:
- The surgical techniques proposed
- The type and shape of the chosen breast implants
- The overall complexity of the procedure
At the end of your appointment, you will be able to review a detailed price quote for your breast augmentation surgery. Our knowledgeable and friendly office team can answer any questions you have, explain payment methods we accept, and discuss financing options available through third-party lender CareCredit®. The procedure you want may be more affordable than expected, so take the time to talk with us about ways to accommodate your budget.
Contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Napa Valley
If you would like more information on breast augmentation surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zimmermann to talk about your options, please contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Napa Valley.