Breast Augmentation in Austin, TX
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Every year thousands of women in the U.S. undergo breast augmentation for various reasons. Some women desire larger breasts to help fill out their clothes better, while others do it to help balance out their proportions. In the end, no matter what your reason for breast augmentation is, it should help you feel better in your skin. Pearce Plastic Surgery is pleased to provide this proven procedure, and we welcome you to learn more. Contact Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX to book your consultation with Dr. Paul Pearce today.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast enhancement surgery is generally known to be one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries, allowing women to improve the shape of their breasts by creating a fuller appearance. This cosmetic treatment enhances breast size and shape with natural-looking results using implants or fat from the patient's body. Dr. Pearce, an experienced plastic surgeon in Austin, TX, regularly performs breast augmentations year-round. During your consultation at Pearce Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pearce listens to your desires and concerns. He will then inform you of all the options available while creating a treatment plan to help meet your goals.
Who is an Ideal Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
Patients who desire breast augmentation should be in good overall health and have reasonable goals for their surgical results. Patients should be non-smokers, including vaping. Patients with medical conditions will require further evaluation before surgery to ensure they are fit for surgery and are at low risk for complications.
How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation surgery is performed through an incision located at the fold underneath the breast or at the lower portion of the areola, where the darker skin meets the surrounding skin. The placement of the incision and implant location for your surgery will be discussed before scheduling the procedure. After the incision is made, the implant is placed in one of two positions, either under the pectoral muscle or over the pectoral muscle. The placement of the breast implant is based on several factors, including the size and type of the implant as well as the amount of breast tissue you have. Placement and location are determined based on your body type, implant size, and lifestyle. Regardless of the incision, scarring is usually minimal.
What is the Recovery for Breast Augmentation?
After your surgery, you will wake up in the recovery area and may experience pressure on your chest caused by the implants. This sensation will diminish over time, particularly with the help of post-op medications. Once you return home, walking regularly and avoiding prolonged bed rest is essential.
You'll be placed in a medical bra or wrapped in a large bandage. These dressings must be kept in place until your follow-up appointment the next day with Dr. Pearce. To ensure proper healing, Dr. Pearce asks that you sleep on your back for three weeks after surgery and avoid heavy lifting or working out for 4 – 5 weeks.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
I went to Dr. Pearce for a breast augmentation. He is transparent, kind, and funny. Him and his crew made me feel comfortable and welcome considering this was my first time having a procedure like this done. My surgery went smooth and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery.
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Breast Augmentation FAQs
How much does breast augmentation cost?
Your cost for breast augmentation will vary depending on your implant choices. We encourage you to fill out our contact form to learn more about breast augmentation pricing.
When can I return to work after breast augmentation surgery?
Typically, you can return to work in 5 – 7 days after breast augmentation surgery, depending on your job type.
What are the differences between saline and silicone breast implants?
- Saline breast implants are approved for patients ages 18 and older, are generally less expensive, and can more easily be adjusted in size to compensate for any breast size differences.
- Silicone implants are approved for patients ages 22 and older, have a more natural feel, and have less chance of vertical folds — or rippling — on the borders of the breasts that are visible in certain situations.
Do I need a breast lift?
Consider a breast lift along with breast implants if you can hold a pencil under the fold of your breast.
How often do I need to follow up after surgery?
Dr. Pearce schedules follow-up appointments at specific intervals to monitor your progress after surgery:
- 1 – 2 days
- 1 week
- 2 weeks
- 6 weeks
- 3 months
- 6 months
How long until I see my final results after surgery?
While you will see results start to appear within a few weeks, it takes approximately six months after the surgery for the swelling to fade, allowing your breast implants to drop into their final position.