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+.

Atlanta Breast Revision Surgery Featured Procedure Patient Testimonial

After having saline breast implants for 10 years, lasting through two pregnancies, Jenny came to see us for breast revision surgery.  She felt her current 400CC saline implants were too large but wasn’t quite decided on whether to have the implants completely removed or replaced altogether.

patientDuring her consultation with myself and Beth, my medical assistant, we discussed her experiences with her saline implants (she felt they were too heavy and mobile within the breast cavity) as well as several procedural options. Jenny is a mother of two and after listening to her concerns, we discussed performing combination procedures including breast lift, to address the effects of pregnancy, and liposuction to further contour and reduce the size of her breast.  We were confident that Jenny would be pleased with a smaller silicone implant, given her previous implant size, and were very excited about her results.

When we followed up with Jenny she expressed, “I can’t tell you how happy I am that you listened to all of the things that I was unhappy with, gave your recommendations and I listened to them.  All of the concerns I had about my saline implants have gone away now that I have the silicone implants and the biggest difference is that I now LITERALLY feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my chest! Recovery was exactly what I expected and I was back to work in five days.  If I had to do it all over again, I would see Dr. Whiteman in a heartbeat.”

For more information on any reconstructive and cosmetic procedures that Dr. Whiteman offers, contact our office today.  Also stay up to date on the latest plastic surgery news and specials by connecting on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

 

 

Hear the Latest News at Southern Plastic Surgery

Through the month of July, double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Whiteman invites patients to learn about liposuction and tummy tuck procedures to help rediscover their true confidence. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery can remove excess fat and skin around the lower to mid-abdomen while tightening surrounding muscles that may have been affected during pregnancy.

body contouring atlanta gaPatients who receive Mentor® breast implants, including the new recently approved cohesive-gel implants, have the opportunity to receive a Visa® gift card. When a patient with Mentor® implants shares their experience with a friend who also chooses breast augmentation surgery with Mentor® implants, a pre-paid Visa® card worth $250 or $100 will be rewarded for their referral.  If you are interested in breast procedures, be sure to check out Atlantabreast.com for detailed information.

In addition to our monthly specials, we are excited to announce that our practice administrator, Jackie Madison, is now officially a certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist!  Dr. Whiteman and Jackie always encourage patients to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle before pursuing cosmetic surgery for optimal results.

For more information about plastic surgery procedures or current specials, please call our office at 770-622-9100. Be sure to follow Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news and information.