Breast Implants in Augusta, GA
Breast implants provide a variety of options for enhancing the size and shape of your breasts. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, our team of skilled plastic surgeons includes Dr. Manuel Medina and board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Troy Austin and Dr. Matthew Isakson, perform breast implants and other aesthetic procedures for residents of Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia. We are also happy to provide our services to residents of Aiken and the neighboring communities in South Carolina.
What should I consider when choosing Breast Implants?
You will have many options to choose from when selecting your breast implants. Dr. Austin, Dr. Isakson, and Dr. Medina has extensive skill and experience with breast implants and will explain all of your options clearly to help you make the most appropriate selection for your unique body and lifestyle. We provide several types of breast implants that you may choose from, and you can make your selection taking into account the following variables:
- Materials: Saline or Silicone
Dr. Austin, Dr. Isakson, and Dr. Medina will explain the pros and cons of saline and silicone implants, and recommend the most appropriate type for your body and lifestyle.
You may choose between a high, medium, or low projection profile that determines the distance or projection of your new breasts, or how far they protrude from your chest.
You will have the option to choose between round or teardrop-shaped implants, depending on which type most suits your figure.
Dr. Austin, Dr. Isakson, and Dr. Medina may decide to place the implant either on top of or underneath the pectoral muscle, depending on your particular figure and aesthetic goals.
You may also choose to combine breast implants with other procedures, such as a breast lift, tummy tuck or body contouring. Dr. Austin, Dr. Isakson, and Dr. Medina will recommend the best options for you.
What can I expect from the Breast Implant procedure?
Breast augmentation surgery with the insertion of breast implants requires general anesthesia and tiny incisions that may be located beneath the breast, around the areola, or under the arm. The implant may be positioned either under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the fatty breast tissue. Scarring is minimal, and most scars fade over time. You will need someone to drive you home after surgery, and the recovery period after this procedure is about four weeks.
Is it safe to breastfeed with Breast Implants?
Yes. Breast implants do not generally interfere with breastfeeding, and most women have no trouble breastfeeding with breast implants.
Will Breast Implants reduce sagging in the breasts?
Breast implants alone do not typically lift sagging breasts, although in some cases, the added volume may make breasts appear slightly higher on the chest. For optimal correction of breast sagging, a breast lift procedure combined with your breast implants would be recommended.
How long do Breast Implants last?
Breast implants may last 10 to 20 years before requiring replacement, although there are cases that may require implant exchange before that time. Dr. Austin, Dr. Isakson, Dr. Medina, and our staff of cosmetic specialists will help you to identify any signs of problems or complications that may require the removal or exchange of your implants.
What if I change my mind after Breast Implants?
Breast implants may be easily removed or replaced if you change your mind after your procedure, and you are free to try different size or shape implants for a new look.
Breast Implant FAQs
How long do breast implants last?
Saline and silicone breast implants are made to last and have the potential to last a lifetime. That being said, most medical professionals typically recommend you come in for a breast implant exam about 10 years after your breast augmentation. This exam will ensure that your breast implants are still in great condition and that there are no complications with your breast implants.
Which type of breast implant feels most natural?
Over the past several years, many patients have preferred silicone breast implants for their more natural look and feel. However, saline breast implants have the potential to look and feel just as natural while posing less risk in the event of a rupture. When trusting the right doctor, like Dr. Troy Austin at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, saline breast implants provide patients with a more affordable option to get the natural look and feel they desire.
Can I get breast augmentation without implants?
Yes, breast augmentation without breast implants is possible through body fat transfer. During a fat transfer breast augmentation, gentle liposuction will be performed on an area of your body in which Dr. Austin can harvest fat. This is typically the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. The harvested fat will then be purified before being strategically and carefully injected into the breasts to add fullness. A fat transfer breast augmentation can add up to two cup sizes to your breasts, providing the most natural-looking and –feeling breast augmentation results.
Are breast implants safe now?
Yes, breast implants are completely safe when introduced into the body by a trained medical professional. Dr. Troy Austin is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly skilled and trained to provide patients with the best possible plastic surgery results. With advances in medical implants, both saline and silicone breast implants have become less likely to cause unwanted complications like ruptures or excess scar tissue in the body following your breast augmentation.
What is the most common breast implant size?
The most common and popular-sized breast implants are between 350 to 400 cc. These breast implants typically look like a small to full C cup depending on the patient's natural breasts. Most commonly, patients don't go larger than 500 ccs, as these will provide patients with D or DD-sized breasts. The best way to find which sized breast implants are right for you is to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Troy Austin.
If you live in Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, or neighboring areas in Georgia and South Carolina and want to augment your breasts with breast implants, turn to our team of skilled plastic surgeons includes Dr. Manuel Medina and board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Troy Austin and Dr. Matthew Isakson, providing the latest variety of breast implants to choose from. Contact us today!