Breast AugmentationBreast enlargement surgery is a popular procedure for women around the world. With the help of a plastic surgeon, this procedure can provide larger, fuller breasts that enhance your body proportion. The surgery involves the insertion of a saline or silicone implant beneath a woman’s breast tissue. The implants are available in different shapes and sizes and can be placed through a variety of different surgical techniques.
Dr. Jon Sattler offers both silicone and saline implant breast augmentation at his practice in Glendora, California. The implants can be placed above or below the pectoralis muscle. Generally, speaking saline implants are placed below the muscle whereas silicone are above the muscle. Dr Sattler has performed over 4600 breast augmentation procedures using every type of surgical approach and type of implant.
Who can undergo Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is typically chosen by the woman who wants to increase her bust size and thereby improve her physical appearance. In these cases, larger breasts can enhance one’s looks while maintaining a balanced overall body proportion.
Other patients may benefit from breast implants if they have a noticeable asymmetry in the breasts or if they require breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
How Do I Choose the Right Breast Implant?
Dr. Sattler can help you choose an implant that will meet your aesthetic goals and provide the most predictable outcome. During your consultation with Dr. Sattler in Glendora, you can discuss the merits of saline and silicone implants, as well as other choices like implant shape, texture, and placement.
A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either sterile saline or silicone gel. Both implant types have benefits to consider. Silicone gel has a very natural consistency, but also higher cost. Saline breast implants are slightly firmer but both breast implants give excellent cosmetic results (see comparison of saline vs silicone in my before and after photos.)
Dr. Sattler offers Mentor Memory Gel breast implants which are safe and offer superior results.
What Happens During Surgery?
Breast enlargement surgery can be completed in 45 minutes to an one hour, typically under general anesthesia. Dr. Sattler performs the surgical incisions on the breast, then creates a pocket for each implant in a central location below the nipple. After the implant is situated, the incisions are closed with an absorable suture, so there are no painful sutures to be removed. Dr Sattler never lets tape be used on his patients breasts. This avoids the possibility of “tape burns”. He uses a petroleum based dressing that doesn’t stick to the wound, thereby avoiding any discomfort in removing the dressings..
What Can I Expect After Surgery?
The recovery period after breast enlargement varies, but patients should expect one or two days of downtime. Dr Sattler calls breast augmentation his “happy operation”. It is fast, easy for the patient for the patient and has little if any downtime. Most ladies use only Tylenol extra strength for pain medication. You will be out of bed to the bath room and up to eat dinner the day of surgery. You get a specially designed bra to be worn as instructed by Dr. Sattler. For the best possible recovery, follow instructions closely and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Sattler.
To learn more about breast augmentation, we recommend contacting board certified plastic surgeon Jon Sattler MD. Visit our office in LA County from nearby Arcadia and Azusa to discuss the details of breast augmentation and cosmetic plastic surgery.