The first step is to choose a qualified, accredited plastic surgeon
When considering a breast augmentation to enhance your appearance the selection of a capable surgeon can be the most important. Dr. Dan Holley is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery® (ABPS). To be board-certified, the physician must meet rigorous standards that include at least five years of surgical training with a minimum of two years of plastic surgery residency training.
Enhancing your appearance with breast augmentation
Breast augmentation can offer increased fullness and projection of your breasts, improve the balance of your figure, and enhance your self-image and self-confidence. The procedure involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or restore breast volume lost after weight-loss or pregnancy. Implants also may be used to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.
Have an open, honest discussion with your plastic surgeon.
During your consultation expect questions pertaining to why you desire the surgery, what your expectations are and the desired outcome. Your family history of breast cancer will be discussed as well as any previous surgeries along with your use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs. The consultation may also include taking photos for your medical record and discussing the use of anesthesia during your breast augmentation. Your doctor may examine your breasts and may take measurements of their size and shape, skin quality and the placement of your nipples. Prior to surgery you may be asked to get lab testing, take certain medications or adjust medications or get a baseline mammogram.
Breast implant procedural steps
Anesthesia is administered for your comfort. You and your plastic surgeon will discuss which incision option is best for your desired outcome. In addition you will have the option of saline implants or silicone implants, both offering different benefits. During your breast augmentation the implant can be placed under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle, again depending upon open and honest communication with your surgeon and the desired outcome.
You will be given instructions for your recovery period.
The results of your breast augmentation surgery will be long lasting. It is important to note that breast implants are not permanent and may require replacement during your lifetime. Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your recovery period. Be careful to always follow your physician’s instructions to for a successful operation.