Breast Augmentation in Hampton Roads
Every woman deserves to be happy with her breasts. But for some women, lack of volume, asymmetry, or an unusual breast shape make feeling confident about their shape difficult.
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedures with the highest patient satisfaction rating—for good reason! For women interested in enhancing their breast size and shape to improve overall body image, the placement of breast implants is a safe option with relatively quick recovery and dramatic results.
In the hands of one of our experienced plastic surgeons, Hampton Roads breast augmentation patients can enjoy compassionate and cutting-edge treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
There are a variety of reasons why women choose breast augmentation. It’s important to consult with a knowledgeable plastic surgeon in Hampton Roads to determine if breast augmentation is a good fit for you, but most patients desire one of the following improvements:
- Larger breast size
- Correcting asymmetry (one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other)
- Adding fullness to the upper breast
- Improving overall shape of breast
For any cosmetic surgery, it’s important that patients are in good general health, are non-smokers or willing to quit, and have realistic expectations.
Breast augmentation is intended to give the patient larger and more shapely breasts, but positive self-image is a happy side-effect. Our breast augmentation patients in Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, and surrounding areas have had their lives changed by the self-confidence that this procedure can bring.
Breast Implant Options
Like women (and breasts!), implants come in all shapes and sizes. During your personalized consultation, we will work closely with you to recommend the best options for your natural anatomy and desired outcome. While size is an important aspect, there are many factors that will impact your final results.
Learn more about your breast implant options:
- Implant Material: Silicone vs. Saline
- Learn more about the new IDEAL implants
- Implant Shape: Round vs. Teardrop
- Breast Augmentation Incision Options
- Breast Implant Placement
What to Expect from Breast Augmentation
After you and your surgeon have decided which breast implant options are best suited to you, and you feel comfortable moving forward, your surgery will be scheduled. Breast augmentation surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, meaning you will be able to return home the same day with a designated driver.
You will be required to wear a special elastic bra after your procedure, which helps hold the breasts in the correct position to promote both healing and maintenance of results. We will prescribe oral pain medication to help you manage any initial discomfort you experience.
Your sutures will be removed during your follow-up visit, typically within 7 to 12 days. Light activities can be resumed as tolerated and aerobic activities can be started in about 3 weeks. Moving or sliding the implants within the breast pockets during the post-operative period may reduce the frequency of wrinkling. Your surgeon will instruct you in post-operative massage of your implants at your post-operative check up.
Combining Procedures for Enhanced Results
Some women benefit from combining a breast lift with their breast augmentation. This is a good option for women who are experiencing loss of shape or drooping after pregnancy, weight loss, or from natural aging.
Cost of Breast Augmentation in Hampton Roads
Breast enlargement is considered cosmetic and, therefore, is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.
Breast augmentation in Hampton Roads has helped countless patients’ lives, rejuvenating their self-confidence along with their figures. Contact us to learn more with a consultation from one of our qualified medical professionals.