Breast Augmentation and Reduction Specialists in Baton Rouge
Reasons for wanting to undergo breast augmentation are typically unique and personal. For breast surgery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Williamson Cosmetic Center is at the forefront of client satisfaction. Breast enhancement or augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the United States today. The intended results include larger and shapelier breasts. It can quickly improve your self-image and your outward appearance in clothes.
Whether to correct an imbalance in body proportions or restore a feminine shape to a mastectomy patient, the Baton Rouge specialists at Williamson Cosmetic Center focus on each patient’s needs. Breast augmentation is an extremely personal surgery and the exact procedure performed will vary by patient. Our doctors do not employ a “cookie-cutter” approach to breast surgery; rather, they consult with each patient personally to determine what kind of look she wants and what is best for her lifestyle. During the patient consultation, our doctors and staff will discuss all of the implant types, shapes, sizes and textures, as well as implant placement and surgical incision location. A treatment plan is drafted based on any goals determined in this meeting.
One of the most frequently-asked question a prospective breast enhancement patient will ask is, which is the better option, saline or silicone (gel) implants? The answer, of course, depends on a variety of factors. Often times silicone breast implants lend the most natural appearance and feel to the breast, particularly for thin women. Saline breast implants are a consideration for women who want flexibility in size, a natural substance in their body (salt water) should the implant rupture, and greater affordability. Our Baton Rouge Breast Augmentation specialists will consult you about all aspects of breast implant types.
Risks of Breast Augmentation
The Baton Rouge Breast Augmentation surgeons at Williamson Cosmetic Center are highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who take every precaution to ensure your safety. Risks and possibilities of complication associated with breast augmentation surgery will be gone over in detail with you at your initial consultation.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery
After one week of resting at home, “normal activities” such as driving, working, and socializing may be resumed. No exercise or sports for two to six weeks. It is very important to follow these guidelines since it is possible to shift the implants to an abnormal position if exercise or physical activity is resumed too soon.
BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY)
A breast lift improves a drooping appearance in the breasts by removing extra skin and tightening the skin of the breast area, thereby “lifting” the breasts to a firmer position. Our Baton Rouge plastic surgeons custom-tailor breast lift procedures to your own unique needs. Breast lift surgery is an appealing option for those who’d like to improve their self-image and regain that youthful appeal. Breast lift surgery involves tightening and lifting the breasts with a series of incisions. There are a number of options but the most common procedure involves three incisions: one around the areola; a second that extends vertically from the areola to the breast crease; and a third, horizontal incision along the breast crease. Excess skin is removed and the nipple and areola may be repositioned to achieve a natural height. Breast lift procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The entire procedure usually takes less than two hours to complete.
What is recovery from a breast lift procedure like?
Some degree of bruising and swelling can be expected after a breast lift procedure. Any residual scarring from the incisions should be very mild and should fade with time. Most patients are able to return to normal daily routines after about a week; however, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks after surgery.
A breast reduction can make a dramatic change in one’s appearance and self-image. Many patients find new enjoyment in how they look in their clothes and a renewed interest in exercise and physical activity. Large, sagging breasts may cause a woman to potentially experience various medical problems caused by the excessive weight of the breast tissue. Problems with posture, skeletal deformities, back and neck pain, skin irritations and breathing problems are common with this condition. Bra straps often leave indentations in the shoulder area.
In many cases, insurance will cover the cost of a breast reduction procedure if overly large breasts cause pain and hinder daily life for the patient. Potential patients should contact their insurance company to determine if they qualify before undergoing breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. During the procedure, our Baton Rouge plastic surgeons will remove excess breast tissue in order to reduce the size and reshape the breasts, as well as lift them to a more youthful position.
Are you a candidate for breast reduction?
Ideal candidates for breast reduction are women in good overall health with some or all of the following conditions:
- Breasts that cause emotional and physical problems
- Breasts that are disproportionate in size and shape
- Inability to participate in certain physical activities
- Inability to wear certain types of clothing due to breast size