Breast augmentation, sometimes called augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to increase the size of one’s breasts. This is done by placing implants into the breasts. Some women seek corrective breast surgery to feel more confident about smaller or sagging breasts. Regardless of the reason, it is necessary to consult with a plastic surgeon to determine whether corrective breast surgery is right for you.
Why is Corrective Breast Surgery Done?
Corrective breast surgery can be done to:
- Enhance appearance and confidence
- Make smaller breasts larger
- Match sizes when breasts are uneven
- Reshape and resize breasts after pregnancy
- Correct breast size and shape (asymmetry, abnormal breast shape)
What to Expect Before the Procedure
When you consult with the surgeon before your procedure, together you will go over your instructions to prepare for surgery. It’s necessary to avoid aspirin and other blood-thinning medications before your surgery. Our doctor may adjust your current medications.
If you smoke, our surgeon will also request that you stop smoking for a period of time prior to your surgery. Additionally, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery and stay with you for the first night.
What to Expect During and After the Procedure
Corrective breast surgery is done on an outpatient basis. During the procedure, the implants are skillfully inserted into the preselcted areas. After your procedure, you may experience some soreness for a few weeks. This is normal and expected with surgery. It may help to wear a compression bandage or sports bra for extra support and positioning of your new breasts, and our doctor will make sure to let you know what to do for optimal results. Be sure to follow your post-operative instructions before returning to regular activities. You will be able to return to work and light activity after our surgeon has approved of it.
Is Corrective Breast Surgery Right for You?
Do you want to feel more confident in your appearance? Would you like to change the shape or size of your breasts? Are you in need of a more even, balanced chest? If so, talk to the experts at DrYoungForever, located in Shavano Park. We would be more than happy to evaluate your case and determine if corrective breast surgery can work for you. From there, a customized surgery can be created that aims to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!