Get Your Breast Augmentation in Milwaukee
For women, breast size and symmetry can play an important role in having a positive self-image. Women in the Milwaukee area seek breast augmentation in order to achieve a fuller, more balanced figure. The decision to pursue a breast augmentation procedure is never taken lightly, and there are many factors that must be considered. Decisions regarding breast implant type and size, as well as incision placement and whether or not to combine augmentation with a breast lift procedure will all play a role in helping to meet your goals and expectations.
Dr. Bosbous understands that each and every patient has a unique set of concerns and goals, and he strives to provide a personal, one-of-a-kind consultation experience. He will walk you through the process step-by-step, and partner with you to achieve your goals through a personalized surgical plan. Dr. Bosbous takes pride in helping his Milwaukee breast augmentation patients enhance their positive self-image with the help of breast augmentation surgery.
Why a Breast Augmentation?
Women pursue breast augmentation for a wide variety of reasons. Often, these reasons include increasing a feeling of self-esteem or self-confidence. Many women, in fact, pursue more modestly sized implants because they want to improve their overall proportions—in other words, they want a bust measurement that compliments their hip measurements. Women who have undergone breast augmentation procedures often report fitting into clothing better, which goes a long way towards augmenting self-esteem and self-confidence.
Other times, breast augmentation procedures may be done to correct asymmetry problems, when one breast is noticeably larger than the other. In these cases, generally, an implant is inserted into one breast, though occasionally, one breast gets a larger implant and the other gets a smaller implant. At the end of the day, both breasts are generally symmetrical, which, as noted above, can lead to a substantial increase in self-confidence for these patients.
Ultimately, the decision to undergo a breast augmentation procedure is up to the candidate.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation in Milwaukee?
Breast augmentation is an incredibly popular procedure, but we still like to make sure it’s a good fit for candidates who come to Milwaukee Plastic Surgery. Generally, successful candidates for breast augmentation have some of the following characteristics:
- You want larger breasts than you currently have
- You are generally healthy enough for surgery
- You have maintained a stable weight
- You are over 18 years of age
- You are interested in this procedure for your own reasons, not due to pressure from others
- You have realistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplish
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Once you have decided to move forward with a breast augmentation, it is critical to choose the right plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience helping women achieve their breast surgery goals. Your augmentation procedure will begin with a highly personalized consultation with Dr. Bosbous where he will discuss your options and give you a step-by-step description of the procedure. Following a brief examination, he will offer his recommendations on the following topics:
- Implant material (silicone gel or saline)
- Implant type (round or teardrop shaped)
- Implant position (above or below the muscle)
- Incision Method
He will also discuss the risks and complications that may occur after surgery including swelling, bleeding, infection, and capsular contracture.
The most common form of breast implant is constructed of silicone. Modern silicone implants are incredibly safe and reliable, and they produce a natural-looking and feeling final result. There are still some cases where saline is used, but this is increasingly uncommon. Silicone implants also offer several key safety features, perhaps most important among them are cohesive silicone gel fill and improved thicker silicone shells. The newest implants to gain FDA approval are the highly cohesive anatomic shaped implants, sometimes referred to as “gummy bear” implants.
Dr. Bosbous has extensive experience using these devices, which is extremely important given the techniques required to place them. Dr. Bosbous strives for exceptional results while always considering patient safety. He uses only MENTOR™ breast implants as they are the only company to manufacture their implants in the United States.
The augmentation procedure itself consists of making a small access incision typically in the inframammary fold (under the breast) or around the nipple areolar complex. Dr. Bosbous will then carefully create a space (pocket) for the implant to be placed either above or below the pectoralis major muscle. A temporary sizing implant is then placed within the pocket and you will be placed into the upright sitting position to assess size and symmetry of the breasts. The sizing implants are then removed and the final implant is then selected and carefully inserted. Dr. Bosbous will close the incisions with absorbable sutures, eliminating the need for suture removal postoperatively.
To view before and after photos of actual breast augmentation patients here.
Recovery and Results
You will be given detailed instructions prior to your procedure regarding preoperative and postoperative care. Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure and will be performed in a fully accredited hospital or surgical center to insure your safety. The 90 minute procedure will be done under a general anesthesia for your comfort, and Dr. Bosbous will make every effort to minimize risk and complications.
Immediate recovery from your breast augmentation will take an average of 3-5 days. Additional minor swelling and bruising may last 10-14 days. Depending on the nature of your job, you will be able to return to work about a week after your procedure and resume exercise and vigorous activity 4 weeks after your breast augmentation when cleared by Dr. Bosbous. You will notice the increased size in the breast immediately, but it’s also not uncommon for the implants to take several weeks to settle into their final positions.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
How long your breast augmentation recovery takes will vary depending on a few different factors, including the scope of work performed and your body’s own natural healing factors. During your initial consultation with Dr. Bosbous, you’ll be able to discuss your possible breast augmentation recovery timeline and receive individualized answers specific to your case.
While there is significant variation, most breast augmentation recoveries will follow these broad strokes:
- Immediate postoperative: Due to the anesthetic, you will have a hard time focusing and you’ll probably feel pretty disoriented. It’s important that you have someone to drive you home and someone to stay with you overnight. Your breasts will be wrapped in elastic before you leave, in order to help support them during recovery.
- Day 1-2: After the first twenty four hours, you’ll be able to remove your cover dressings. However, the derma bond tapes will need to be left in place for roughly 4 weeks. Many patients will be allowed to shower after passing the 48 hour mark, but still water (such as bathtubs or jacuzzis) should still be avoided for up to four weeks.
- Day 4-7: During the first few days of your recovery, it’s likely that you’ll be given a prescription to manage your discomfort. After the fourth day, you should be able to move off of narcotic pain relievers and switch to Tylenol and ibuprofen to help manage discomfort. You may continue to cover your incisions, as needed, with gauze during this time. Additionally, most patients return to work sometime during the first week after their procedure, but this is variable. By the seventh day of post-op, Dr. Bosbous will typically begin working on displacement exercises with the patient.
- Days 8-14: During the second week of recovery, most patients are able to stop taking medication for discomfort. At the end of this two week period, you may be able to start working in some light exercise, depending on how well you’re healing.
- Day 28: After four weeks or so, you should be able to fully resume almost all normal activities, such as vigorous exercise.
It’s important to note that during your recovery period, bruising and swelling will be common. And should recede during the first few weeks of your recovery. You may also notice some tightness in your chest muscles as the implants settle into place.
It’s essential that you avoid wearing an underwire bra during your recovery period. Most patients prefer to wear a sports bra during this period. Dr. Bosbous does not typically require a compression garment or surgical bra be worn.
Every patient will receive individualized recovery instructions and care based on your situation and your desired outcome. Patients will also check in with Dr. Bosbous regularly to ensure that they are healing at the desired pace. These recovery instructions are designed to help protect your results and ensure your comfort, so it’s vital that patients follow Dr. Bosbous’s recovery instructions.
Your Breast Augmentation Results
Once your recovery is complete, you’ll be able to fully appreciate your breast augmentation results. Those results will be immediately noticeable once your procedure is complete, but swelling may obscure the final shape of your breasts.
Once their results are fully visible, most patients remark on how youthful and fit they tend to look. Breast augmentation can improve the symmetry of the breasts and the proportions of the body. When coupled with a breast lift procedure, breast augmentation can also improve the overall orientation of the breasts.
Many patients have remarked on a big boost to their confidence and self esteem once their transformation has been completed.
Get Started on Your Transformation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Breast augmentation is a relatively common, low-risk procedure, but that doesn’t mean you want to leave anything to chance. Dr. Bosbous is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing breast augmentation procedures. His patients love their results. So if you’re thinking about your own breast augmentation procedure, don’t pass up the peace of mind that comes with consulting with a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon.
To get started on your aesthetic transformation, contact Milwaukee Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary and confidential plastic surgery consultation right away!