Breast augmentation is one of the most common surgeries performed by Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Narsete. Your breasts are made larger and more shapely by inserting implants into your body to enhance your looks. You will be able to wear the garments you have always wanted.
What is a Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries these days. It involves the use of saline or gel implants to add more volume to the breasts, and creates a more contoured appearance that complements the body shape.
Who is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is mostly used by women who have naturally small breasts, or by those who want to restore breast volume and shape lost due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, and abnormal weight loss. Breast augmentation may also be used to correct asymmetry of the breasts using silicone or saline filled implants.
Before your Breast Augmentation
You will start with a professional consultation with Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Narsete. His consults are a courtesy, and you will love the experience. He will go through a thorough exam and review your photos and explain all the options with you. At the end of the consult, you will know exactly which procedure works for you.
Types of Anesthesia
Dr. Narsete will discuss the type of anesthesia used for this procedure during your consultation and will depend on factors, such as your medical status and your comfort level. A local anesthesia may be used, which will numb the area but leave you awake during the procedure. A general anesthesia may also be considered, which would allow you to sleep comfortably throughout the surgery.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
There are two locations you can have your breast implants placed, above or behind your pectoral muscle. The choice is dependent upon your own anatomy and how much tissue coverage you have. Typically, saline implants are placed behind the muscle to avoid an unnatural feel and appearance. With modern antibiotic coverage implants above the muscle are very soft and shapely.
Dr. Narsete will help you choose the best incision location for your body. The inframammary incision is used mostly for silicone gel implants placed above your pectoral muscle, and is hidden under your breast. An armpit incision is used mostly for saline implants behind the pectoral muscle. Your scar is easily concealed in a crease.
The types of implants available are silicone and saline-filled implants. All implants are comprised of a silastic shell and are filled with different materials depending on the patient and doctor’s choice. Dr. Narsete offer’s traditional silicone and saline implants, as well as the revolutionary Cohesive Gel breast implants. Each has its advantages and benefits, and you and Dr. Narsete can decide which is best for your body.
- Silicone Breast Implants: These implants are the most commonly used for breast implants, as they have been FDA-approved for breast augmentation surgery. These implants are filled with a soft, elastic gel and feel the most natural. Dr. Narsete also offers the more recent generation gel implants which have a thickened more rubbery silicone substance (gummy bear). They do not leak silicone fluid if the implant ruptured.
- Saline Breast Implants: A common choice for women having their first augmentation, saline implants are comprised of a silastic shell filled with a harmless salt-water solution. The implant is placed in the patient first, and then, using a tubing system, Dr. Narsete fills each breast with the appropriate amount of saline. Saline implants have had excellent results for patients who chose them and are usually placed behind the muscle.
- Both implants carry a manufacturer’s warranty.
What is the cost of Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers will not cover the costs. To help make breast augmentation surgery affordable and accessible for everyone, Dr. Narete offers financing options which can be discussed during your consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Narsete accepts cash and all major credit cards. Financing options via LendingUSA is also available.