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Breast Augmentation Surgery

  A breast augmentation, also known as an augmentation mammoplasty,

is a popular cosmetic procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts. Whether you desire a subtle increase in volume or a more dramatic transformation, Dr. Hill will work closely with you to achieve your desired results. We offer a variety of implant options and techniques to create natural-looking and proportionate breasts. There are many options in breast augmentation surgery, including implant type, implant location, incision location, and implant volume. Dr. Hill's goal is to match his patient's wishes to the best possible outcome. Our consultations are free and focus on providing education to allow our patients to make informed decisions about what is best for them. At Froedtert South Plastic Surgery, a breast augmentation costs $5,500, which includes anesthesia, facility and professional fees, implants, and follow-up care.

Who is a candidate for a breast augmentation?

Prior to surgery, it is important to determine if someone is a good candidate for this procedure. A suitable candidate for a breast augmentation should be in good overall health. It is best for patients to be at a stable weight, as significant weight fluctuations can affect the results. Candidates should ideally be non-smokers, as smoking can impede the healing process and increase the risk of complications. It is also important for patients to have realistic expectations and understand what a breast augmentation can and cannot achieve.

Breast Implants

Most commonly, breast augmentations utilize a silicone implant to enhance the breasts size and shape; however, there are both saline and silicone implants. Saline implants have a silicone shell that is then filled with a sterile saline solution. Saline implants are firmer and heavier than silicone implants, which feel less like natural breast tissue. Saline implants have a greater tendency to cause a rippling appearance and if it ruptures, the body will absorb the saline and the breast will deflate. Silicone implants have a silicone shell that is filled with silicone gel. Silicone implants are lighter and fell more like natural breast tissue compared to saline implants. If a silicone implant ruptures, the implant will maintain its shape and the silicone gel will remain inside the shell. All implants have a smooth texture. Here at Froedtert South Plastic Surgery, we offer implants produced by MENTOR. 

Postoperative Recovery

Every patient recovers from surgery differently and postoperative recovery varies slightly whether the implants are placed below the muscle (submuscular) vs above the muscle (subglandular). If the implants are placed below the muscle, it is not uncommon for patients to feel muscle spasms for the first few weeks after surgery, as the muscle begins to stretch to accommodate the implant. Implants may feel situated high on the chest but will begin to settle a few weeks after surgery. It is important to wear a compressive bra for four weeks following surgery. It is recommended to avoid lifting over 5-10 lbs for the first week after surgery and 10-15 lbs two weeks after surgery. Patients will be seen by Dr. Hill one week after surgery and frequently after during the postoperative recovery phase. 

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