Millions of American women have breast implants, and the numbers are growing every day. The fact is, breast augmentation in Sacramento, CA, is the most popular cosmetic procedure for women at our practice. And with the beautiful results we can achieve, it’s no surprise.
There are many reasons behind the popularity of breast enhancement with implants in Sacramento, Folsom and around the area. Modern breast augmentation is safe and advanced surgical techniques produce minimal scarring and beautiful results. In addition, breast implants are durable and come in many shapes and sizes, allowing women to achieve and enjoy their desired breast appearance for many years.
If you’re considering breast augmentation, our Plastic Surgery Center can help. Call 916-929-1833 to request a consultation today.
Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?
Are you unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts? Have your breasts lost volume due to genetics, the natural aging process, weight fluctuations or pregnancy? If so, breast augmentation with one of our talented plastic surgeons may be right for you.
If you are interested in finding out if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, the first step is to schedule an in-office consultation. During your consultation, our doctors will examine your breasts, taking note of certain qualities including skin elasticity and the amount of breast tissue present. You will also be asked to describe your aesthetic needs and desired outcomes in detail. We encourage you to bring photos of women with results similar to those you seek.
It is also during your initial consultation that our surgeons will determine whether it is safe for you to undergo surgery. They will evaluate your complete medical history, including any existing medical conditions that can increase the risk of complications or interfere with your healing and recovery. Your safety is our top priority; we take every step necessary to ensure your breast augmentation journey is a successful one.
If our doctors determine that you are a suitable candidate for breast augmentation, they will go over your treatment options. Breast augmentation can be performed as a solo procedure or in conjunction with breast lift. A breast augmentation with lift combination procedure is appropriate for women who desire fuller, perkier breasts. Breast augmentation can also be performed as part of a mommy makeover. This multi-step treatment consists of two or more plastic surgery procedures that address multiple cosmetic concerns that often occur as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. No matter what your needs are, our doctors will work with you to determine the best treatment option for you.
How Breast Augmentation Is Performed
Breast augmentation typically takes about one hour to perform; however, it may take up to three hours to complete if a lift is also performed. Breast augmentation typically takes about one hour to perform; however, it may take up to three hours if a lift is performed with it. Prior to surgery, your surgeon will discuss with you your breast implant options including type (either silicone gel or saline), placement, size and shape. Your surgeon will also discuss the type, size and location of the incisions he or she will use to place the implants.
Prior to any cosmetic procedure, be sure to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions on taking medications and vitamins, eating and drinking restrictions and when to stop smoking.
What to Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery
Immediately following your breast augmentation surgery, your breasts will be bandaged to promote healing. It’s common to feel tired and sore for several days. Within one or two days, your dressings will be removed at your first postoperative visit with us and you might be fitted with a surgical bra. You should expect to take one to two weeks off from work and other regular activities. Your surgeon can advise you on when it is safe to return to work based on the type of work and your personal healing progress.
Some patients experience a burning sensation in their nipples the first few weeks after surgery. Your breasts will be sensitive during this time, so vigorous activities such as exercise are discouraged. You will also need to wear your surgical bra during this time to minimize discomfort and ensure proper healing. Swelling might take several months to fully subside. Scars will remain firm and pink for two to three months, and although they will never completely disappear, they should fade and become barely noticeable over time.
The Sacramento plastic surgeons at The Skincare & Laser Center and The Plastic Surgery Center make enhancing the body, mind and spirit convenient with offices on Scripps Drive in Sacramento and in Granite Bay.
Be sure to reserve your spot at a Free Seminar hosted by The Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento to learn more about breast augmentation, tummy tuck and mommy makeover. Or, simply request a consultation online or by calling 916-929-1833, and start working with your own patient coordinator who can help you through your decision making process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose a breast implant type and size?
The right implants for you will depend on a variety of factors, including your aesthetic concerns, goals, lifestyle and personal preferences. Your surgeon will discuss all your options and work with you so you can make the best decision.
To help you visualize your results, your surgeon may have you try on implant sizers available at our office. Our surgery center also has a full inventory of all implant sizes and projections. This gives our plastic surgeons the opportunity to try temporary implants sizers during your actual procedure and then choose the exact implant that fits you perfectly.
Where are breast augmentation incisions placed?
There are three main incision patterns your surgeon may use to place your breast implants. The inframammary approach involves placing a horizontal incision underneath the natural breast fold. Periareolar incisions are made around the areola while transaxillary incisions are placed in the armpits. You and your surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of each incision pattern to determine which one is right for you.
What procedures can be combined with breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is often combined with breast lift to improve both the size and position of the breasts. Ideal candidates for a breast augmentation with lift procedure are women with small and/or deflated breasts with a significant degree of breast sag.
Breast augmentation can also be performed as part of a mommy makeover, a plastic surgery treatment that addresses various pregnancy-related cosmetic concerns. Mommy makeover is tailored to each patient and can include breast augmentation, lift, liposuction and tummy tuck.
When can I exercise after breast augmentation?
Short walks are encouraged during the first few days after surgery to promote good circulation. However, strenuous exercise, including running and other cardiovascular exercises, will be off limits for at least the first six weeks of recovery.
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Breastfeeding after augmentation is completely safe. However, certain incision patterns may interfere with the milk ducts and your ability to breastfeed properly. If you plan on getting pregnant and breastfeeding in the future, please let your surgeon know so he or she can choose an appropriate implant placement and incision pattern.
What are the possible risks and complications of having breast augmentation?
Post-op side effects include swelling, bruising, breast tenderness and soreness. Rare but possible risks include infection, poor wound healing, capsular contracture and loss of nipple sensitivity. Your surgeon will explain all risks and complications with you prior to surgery.
What is the cost of breast augmentation?
The cost of breast augmentation varies from patient to patient. The type of breast implants used and whether a lift is incorporated are some of the factors that will determine the cost of your procedure. The Plastic Surgery Center offers breast augmentation financing. Contact a member of our team to learn more about the options we offer.