Improve Your Proportions with Breast Augmentation
The options available today for breast augmentation are safer and more natural-looking than ever before. If you are interested in breast augmentation in Victoria, TX, Dr. Brian F. Burns can give you the fuller, natural-looking curves you have always wanted. You don’t have to go through life feeling unhappy about your breast size or shape. Learn more about your candidacy and what types of implants are available by contacting us today.
Types of Breast Implants
The two most popular possibilities for breast enhancement implants are silicone gel or saline. Dr. Burns can do both. You may recall that there was a time when silicone breast implants were under quite a bit of controversy concerning their safety. It is important to mention that they were approved again by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, and are considered completely safe.
There are other breast implant types, implant shapes, and placement methods available and considerations that you can speak to Dr. Burns about, including:
- Form-stable implants are sometimes called gummy bear breast implants because they hold their shape even if the implant shell breaks.
- Round breast implants offer a fuller appearance than teardrop-shaped implants that are form-stable.
- Smooth breast implants are the softest-feeling implants. They usually offer a more natural movement than other implants.
- Textured breast implants stick to scar tissue that develops in the breast, so they are less likely to move around.
Implant manufacturers occasionally introduce new styles and types of breast implants, so there may be additional choices available. Dr. Burns always stays up-to-date on the latest options.
When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Burns will discuss which type of implant might be best for you, your body, and your goals. For instance, if your goal is to get back the shape you might have had previously, a breast lift—with or without implants—might be all you need. He will go over the procedures as well as what you might realistically expect afterward.
What to Expect During Surgery
As one of the state's premier plastic surgeons, Dr. Burns is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and you can rest assured of his attentiveness, skill, and dedication in performing all surgical procedures, including breast augmentation.
Dr. Burns performs breast augmentation surgery on an out-patient basis in his surgery center. Some breast augmentation procedures are performed with patients under twilight anesthesia, which sedates patients without the need for a breathing tube.
Patients who opt for local anesthesia for their breast augmentation surgery will receive pain medication prior to local anesthesia injections. The primary difference between having the procedure done under local anesthesia versus twilight anesthesia is that under the former, the patient is fully awake and able to speak with Dr. Burns and the rest of the surgical staff during the surgery. This also means that recovery time is shorter because the patient does not have to regain consciousness afterward.
Because the recovery time for breast augmentation surgery is minimal, most women are back to work in less than a week.
Find Out More About Breast Augmentation
Whether you wish to get your youthful curves back, or you have always been unhappy with your breasts, there is no need to wait another day being dissatisfied. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation.