Breast Augmentation FAQs

If you’ve been debating whether or not to get your breasts enhanced, now’s the time to take your first step to achieving the look you really want. In order to ease any apprehensions you may have, I have broken down the top common questions patients typically ask before/after undergoing breast augmentation surgery:

Q: Who is a candidate for breast augmentation surgery?
Breast SizeA: From graduation gifts to a mother of three wanting to restore her pre-baby body, breast augmentation is reserved for women of all ages. The ideal candidate should however be at least 18 years old and physically and emotionally mature.  Breast augmentation is ideal for anyone wishing to increase the size and volume of their breasts.

Q: How do you determine what size breast implants are right for me?
A: There isn’t a “one size fits all” method to choosing breast implants and the sizing of your implants is completely customized for you. During your consultation, we will discuss your personal plastic surgery goals, medical history, and different breast enlargement techniques and implant options that showcase the most natural looking results. To determine which type of breast implant is right for you, whether it is silicone, saline or gummy bear implants, I will take full body measurements including height, weight, rib cage size, and current breast size. Additionally, you can physically try on different implant sizes to test which size and type of breast implant will help best achieve the look you desire.

Q: How long do implants last?
A: Breast implants have the possibility of lasting a lifetime. However, manufacturers do not consider them “lifetime devices.” It is important to attend follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon and contact him or her if you have any questions or notice anything unusual.

Q: How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?
A: Following your surgery, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze and an elastic bandage or support bra in order to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal post-surgery. Recovery time differs for each patient and will be discussed during your consultation. Multiple factors such as the type of incision you receive, or the type of procedure you have, determine the length of time you will have to wait before returning to everyday activities. A majority of patients are typically able to return to work within a week and can engage in physical activity within four to six weeks. By adapting a healthy diet and exercise regimen, you can maintain and improve your breast enhancement results.

If you’re interested in a breast procedure or any other cosmetic procedures I perform, at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., contact us today to schedule as these savings are only valid while openings last! Be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

Heat Things Up this Summer with Dr. Whiteman’s June Featured Procedure

For women who want to adequately fill out their swimsuits, tank tops, or sundresses this summer, double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs various breast-related cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their best, no matter what they wear! This month, Dr. Whiteman is featured in Best Self Magazine and invites patients to take the first steps towards achieving the look they desire for their breasts.

body contouring atlanta gaDuring an initial consultation, Dr. Whiteman will discuss medical history, goals for a particular breast procedure(s), including different breast enlargement techniques and implant options that showcase the most natural looking results. Dr. Whiteman offers silicone, saline, and gummy bear breast implants for breast augmentation surgery. Determining which implant is right is best done by taking measurements, and trying on various implant sizes to determine the best size and type of breast implant to be used. Breast augmentation is ideal for individuals who may feel insecure about small breasts, have lost firmness due to childbearing, or have lost a large amount of weight.

If you’re looking for a bit of a lift, Dr. Whiteman performs a breast lift, or mastopexy surgery, for patients whose breasts have changed due to the effects of aging, gravity, weight changes, or childbirth. Dr. Whiteman uses multiple techniques when performing a breast lift and it is based on the size and shape of your breasts, the degree of sagging, as well as other contributing factors. When performing the surgery, the position of the breasts are raised and firmness is increased by removing extra skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the contours of the lifted breast. For minor correction to the placement of the breasts, Dr. Whiteman also performs mini breast lift surgery as well.

By combining breast augmentation surgery with a breast lift, patients can see an increase in the volume of their breasts while a lift will provide them a more youthful placement on the body, with the most natural looking results for each unique patient. If you’re interested in a breast procedure Dr. Whiteman performs, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.  For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter and Google+.

Dr. David Whiteman’s April Featured Procedure in Best Self Atlanta Magazine

In the April 2014 issue of Best Self Atlanta Magazine, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman is highlighted along with his feature procedure for popular breast enhancement surgery including breast lift and breast augmentation.

breast-surgery-atlanta-gaPatients who are looking to enhance their breasts have many size, shape and texture options when choosing breast implants.  Dr. Whiteman meets with each of his breast augmentation patients to discuss goals and determine which implants will proportionately complement the body.  For patients who are interested in further breast enhancements, breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to addresses sagging by re-positioning the breasts to a more youthful area on the chest.

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