Sacramento Breast augmentation surgery can help you feel better about yourself and the way your breasts look and feel. This cosmetic surgery can give you more self-confidence, knowing you look good in your clothes. With any plastic surgery procedure, it is normal to have many questions about the surgery, recovery, breast implants, and the cost of breast surgery. At J. Sweat Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento, our goal is to answer all of your questions so you have the confidence to decide if enhancing the size of your breasts is the right option for you.
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Does breast enhancement surgery in Sacramento only increase your breast size?
➤ We use the very best breast implants At J. Sweat Plastic Surgery in Sacramento, to help you get the exact result you want.
Many people think of breast enhancement in Sacramento as adding one or more sizes to the breasts to make them larger and fuller. While this is one aspect of breast surgery, it also includes restoration of the natural volume for breasts that have begun to sag or have lost their fullness due to weight loss or other reasons.
Are you concerned about the recovery from breast surgery?
➤ Recovering from breast enlargement surgery is one of the most common concerns you will have in the decision making process.
After your surgery, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze. You will be allowed to go home in a few hours, in most cases. You will receive specific instructions on any medication to take and how to clean and care for the incision area. Dr. Sweat encourages each patient to remain quiet and rest for the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery. He also asks that you reduce your activity for a few days. Even after resuming normal activity, it is common for you to experience swelling and soreness for the next few weeks.
What results can I expect?
➤ Pictures are worth a thousand words and you need to examine our breast surgery before and after photos to better understand the quality of work Dr. Sweat provides to his patients.
At first, you will experience a lot of swelling in your breasts. As the swelling goes away, you will begin to see the final results of your surgery. Don’t expect this right away because it can take several weeks for the actual size and shape to be obtained. Once the recovery process is complete, you will notice a different size and shape of your breasts. Please remember that your breasts may change after your surgery based on weight loss or gain or from aging.
Dr. Sweat advises patients considering breast surgery in Sacramento that gone are the days of overly large and fake looking breasts. In past years, people found this to be very attractive and aesthetically pleasing. However, with the change in times, the public has had a shift in attitude about what they feel defines the perfect breast shape. With breast surgery, there is a definite swing on the pendulum toward an “authentic” and “normal” look and shape to a woman’s breasts. And the decision to find the authentic and perfect look, feel, and size are something only you can decide with Dr. Sweat during your consultation and pre-operative appointment.
Am I a candidate for this surgery?
➤ Before your consultation, please write down all of your questions and make sure you get the answers you need about breast surgery.
You must be at least 18 years of age, and you should be in good health. Dr. Jeffrey Sweat will ask you about your overall physical and mental health to determine if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation in Sacramento. You must not be pregnant or currently nursing a baby. You should not have any other major medical conditions. Dr. Sweat will review your medical history, which is why it is important, to be honest and candid with all of your questions and concerns. He will also discuss your reasons for having the surgery to ensure you have reasonable expectations. Dr. Sweat strongly believes in having a joined vision with every patient he sees.
What is the average cost for this surgery?
➤ Dr. Sweat and your patient coordinator will give you the entire cost for your surgery during your consultation.
The cost of breast enlargement surgery in Sacramento, depends on several factors. The location and the typical fee for your plastic surgeon will impact the final expense. In addition, the brand and type of breast implant (saline or silicone) will also influence the price. The average cost for breast surgery in Sacramento usually runs from $5,000 to $7,000. Health insurance will not cover your surgery because it is considered a cosmetic procedure or an elective surgery. Breast enlargement surgery in Sacramento is a procedure that can change the way you feel about yourself as well as the way you look to others.
Why choose fuller breasts?
➤ There are a number of things to consider when enlarging your breasts.
Fashion may be fickle but women have been coveting fuller breasts for years. If you are considering enlarging your breasts, or any surgical procedure, you have to understand that there are risks, as there are with any activity in life, but the trick is to keep the risks manageable. Every type of implant inserted into the human body develops a thin layer of scar tissue around the implant, and even the softest, most natural feeling breasts have this layer of scar tissue surrounding the implants. With a breast implant, the idea is to create a large pocket under the breast tissue and to put an implant in the space which is significantly smaller than the confines of the space, allowing the breast implant to move and your breasts to feel natural.
Two factors can cause the breast to feel unnaturally firm: first of all, if too large of an implant has been chosen for any given patient and the implant does not have room to move around, the breast does not have a chance to feel normal and will feel hard; and secondly, if an appropriate pocket was originally created for a given implant but the scar tissue contracts, shrinks down, the breast implant again will not have room to move and the breast will feel hard as well. Breasts enlarged with saline implants do not feel as natural as breasts augmented with silicone implants and Dr. Sweat does not use saline breast implants with breast surgery.
Today’s breast implants have two major changes compared to implants used prior to 1990. The gel that was used in the 1960’s through the 1980’s was a thick, gooey liquid. The gel in implants today is “cohesive”, the consistency of a marshmallow – when cut in half, these implants stay in one piece and do not “leak”. Secondly, today’s implants contain thicker and more durable shells. And finally, surgical techniques, antibiotics and anesthetic agents have improved greatly since the early days of breast implantation, making the procedure a very safe one with low surgical risks. Incisions now are much shorter and more hidden, and placement of the implants above or beneath the pectoralis major muscle has been perfected. Some patients will also request a breast lift.
Like all devices made by humans, breast implants do wear out and should be replaced at about 20 years – by that time, the scar tissue around the implants starts to develop calcium deposits, these are sharp and shred the implants. So if your breast implants have been in for longer than 15 years, you should start making plans to have your implants exchanged. Dr. Sweat often says that breast surgery patients in Sacramento are some of the happiest patients after their procedures!
What is the perfect breast shape?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, they have defined the perfect shape as an “upper pole to lower pole ratio of (45:55). Now you might be asking yourself what does this mean in everyday vernacular. A study was conducted asking over 1,300 people to examine pictures of breasts and rank them by attractiveness.
The resounding result led researchers to arrive at the 45:55 ratio which means that the most desirable looking breasts have 45 percent of the fullness above the nipple/areola line and 55 percent of the fullness below. This results in what plastic surgeons refer to as a teardrop shape implant. Interestingly enough, the researchers found that this preference was homogenous across gender, racial and ethnic groups. Delving further into the statistics the 45:55 ratio was desirable by 90% of men, 87% of women in their 30’s and 94% of plastic surgeons.
Why do women make the very personal decision to augment their breasts?
There are a number of factors for a woman deciding to change the appearance of her breasts. Most commonly, women tell me they would like a breast enhancement “to feel more confident” and sometimes women tell me “it’s my body and nobody’s business why I want to enhance my breasts.” Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Sweat says, “No woman has perfectly symmetrical breasts and in the event, they are almost identical in proportion and fullness it is most likely the result of having breast surgery whether it be in the form of breast implants and/or a breast lift (mastopexy) with enlargement.”
What are the different types of breast enlargement surgery?
According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2010 breast enlargement was the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, with more than 300,000 cases performed. Dr. Jeffrey Sweat believes that understanding the breast anatomy and the changes that occur through aging, pregnancy, and weight loss are fundamental for achieving fuller breasts that are symmetrical, well-shaped, and well-positioned. Augmentation mammaplasty is one of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Sweat.
Breast Enhancement Question and Answer with Dr. Jeffrey Sweat
Question: What are my options for a breast revision?
Answer: I recently had a consultation with a patient that presented with augmented 300cc saline implants that were clearly not proportionate with her body. Her initial concern was related to potential scarring. After an incision through her areola that did not heal well her main concern was how noticeable the scarring would be. My recommendation in this type of revision is to proceed with a transaxillary incision. This is a patient that presents with a high risk of scarring wherein transaxillary incision (through the armpit) is a viable option because the potential for scarring is minimal due to the incision site. Many women have expressed this technique leaves their breasts looking untouched and is less likely to affect their mammary gland if they plan on having children and breastfeeding. There is a natural fold that exists in your armpit which allows for an incision that creates a pocket created behind the breast implant. The smaller incision when inserting a saline implant is becoming more popular as the incision point is much smaller than other surgical techniques.
Question:I have been dissatisfied with the asymmetry in my breasts since I was a teenager. I am now in my 30’s and my breasts are underdeveloped and the right breast is considerably larger than the left. I have researched this cosmetic procedure at length to correct this issue. What can you do to ensure I will have symmetrical breasts after augmentation?
Answer: The techniques used in mammaplasty have changed drastically over the last ten years. Interestingly, assessing the satisfaction and results of patients has remained a challenge. The problem you describe is classified as hypoplastic breasts. Hypoplastic breasts may be small or large. It is breast shape, placement, and asymmetry that indicate hypoplasia, not necessarily the size of your breasts. A new technique to ensure symmetry-evaluation involves using an adjustable-volume implant on side as opposed to two-fixed volume implants. The placement of an adjustable implant on one side has been found to yield better symmetry.
Quite simply, if you suffer from hypoplastic breasts this new technique of using a fixed-volume and adjustable-volume implant is a viable option that helps to standardize results. It is a true advantage as it is less expensive that undergoing 3D imaging and the possibility of undergoing multiple surgeries to correct asymmetry post-surgery. If you have experienced any of the symptoms described with hypoplastic breasts, please contact our office to schedule a consultation to learn about the options to correct your breast shape, placement, and asymmetry. Many advances have been made in the field of breast enhancement surgery and at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa in Sacramento, we strive to educate patients about all of their options so they feel comfortable and able to make a decision about whether this is the right procedure for them.