Breast Augmentation in Atlanta
The surgeons of Artisan Plastic Surgery have helped many Atlanta breast augmentation patients. Please read more about the procedure below and visit our before and after breast augmentation gallery to view the results achieved by Atlanta breast augmentation patients.
What is breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty)?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure where an implant is placed behind the breast tissue or under the muscle between the breast and the chest wall to enlarge and reshape the breasts. A small, inconspicuous incision is used for this procedure and is hidden either under the breast or under the arm.
What are my implant choices?
Currently in the United States, breast augmentation patients can choose between silicone and saline breast implants. Silicone breast implants are gel-filled prostheses. They are known for producing softer, more natural-looking results. Saline implants, on the other hand, are filled with a salt water solution, which causes no harm to the body in case of an implant rupture. While saline breast implants are the right choice for many patients, however, many do not produce aesthetic results comparable to those of silicone breast implants. One of our plastic surgeons will recommend the best implant for you during your consultation appointment. Our surgeons’ recommendations are generally based on your personal preference, desired look, and tissue availability.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
Good candidates for breast augmentation are women who wish to have larger breasts for cosmetic reasons, women whose weight loss has affected the size and shape of their breasts, or women who have lost their breast shape and firmness due to age or pregnancy. Breast augmentation surgery candidates must be in good general health and have reasonable expectations. Each patient’s candidacy is determined on an individual basis during a consultation appointment with one of our surgeons.
What is the recovery like from this procedure?
Patients who undergo breast augmentation are generally able to return home the same day. The side effects of breast augmentation surgery include temporary soreness, swelling, and bruising, all of which subside gradually over 10 to 14 days. Most Atlanta breast augmentation patients return to work within a few days after surgery; however, strenuous activities should be avoided for up to four weeks after surgery. Our staff will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and routine follow-up appointments, during which we will ensure that you are healing properly.
In addition to treating Atlanta breast augmentation patients, the surgeons of Artisan Plastic Surgery have also helped many Atlanta breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, and breast asymmetry patients. Please visit these pages to learn more about the other breast enhancement procedures offered.
Learn more about breast augmentation:
- See before & after breast augmentation photos of our patients.
- Link to breast augmentation information on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.
- Learn more about breast implants at the web site of Mentor, manufacturers of breast implants for over 20 years.
- Link to implant safety information at BreastImplantSafety.org.
- Contact us for more information or a consultation.