Breast Augmentation & Enhancement
Breast implant augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure used to increase the size, shape, volume, or projection of the breasts. These changes are achieved through the use of cohesive silicone gel implants or saline solution implants. At Mountain State Cosmetic, we use both silicone and saline filled implants.
Dr. Paine performs all breast enhancements (breast implants) at his state-of-the-art cosmetic surgical center, Beckley Surgery Center. During a consultation with Dr. Paine, he will discuss various elements of the procedure. Based on the evaluation of possible options, an individualized plan will be created by Dr. Paine and the patient to best serve the patient’s needs. The size and profile of the implant, type of implant (silicone implant or saline implant), where the incision will occur, and the anatomical location of the implant are some of the options that will be discussed.
The ideal candidate for a breast augmentation is someone who has dissatisfaction with the appearance of his or her breasts, who has realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure, and who is is in good physical health, but whose breasts have lost volume and/or shape due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging or whose breasts are asymmetrical.
Breast Augmentation Recovery Time
Usually, recovery from a breast augmentation takes about four to six weeks. A typical patient does experience some pain, which could require pain medication, during the first few days following breast surgery. Most patients are able to return to work within a week and resume exercise gradually in four to six weeks.
Breast Augmentation Results
Immediately following the breast surgery, it is normal to have swelling and for the implants to appear slightly high. After several weeks, the tissues will relax and the implants will take on a more natural position. The patient will see the swelling subside during this time, as well. Incision lines will also fade after a few weeks have passed.
If you’re considering breast implants or enhancement, please call us (304) 255-0330 to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact Mountain State ENT & Aesthetics using the convenient online information form. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing your options.
Dr. A. James Paine, Jr. is a board certified otolaryngologist and plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Paine and the entire professional staff at Mountain State ENT & Aesthetics in Beckley, West Virginia, are dedicated to assisting patients in determining their cosmetic goals.