The Benefits of Breast Augmentation Surgery at Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa
A woman’s breasts maybe, perhaps, the single most obviously “feminine” part of her body and whether we like it or not, they play a critical role in her self-image. Yet at the same time, it is one of the features of the body least amenable to alteration through lifestyle changes or even clothing choices. Breast augmentation surgery is designed to surgically alter the size, shape, and volume of the breasts through the use of customizable implants. Breast augmentation surgery may be an ideal option for women who are seeking to:
- Increase size or projection of your breasts
- Improve or enhance natural cleavage
- Improve the symmetry of the breasts
- Balance your overall proportions
- Boost your self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improve the breast contour after mastectomy or injury
At Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL, we understand the desire to feel good about your body no matter what you were born with or have lived with throughout your life. Dr. Ross Bunch is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can help you improve your breast shape, size, and contour in a way that is pleasing to the person who matters most…YOU! He strives to give every woman shapely breasts that reflect their own personal beauty and style. Whether you are seeking breast augmentation for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes, rest assured that your procedure will be customized to meet your needs and give you results that naturally enhance your beautiful figure.
Breast Augmentation Options
Breast augmentation surgery is as unique as every woman’s body, and involves a highly-customizable combination of implant type, implant placement, incision type, and surgical technique. Our goal is to work closely with you to help you understand the full range of options available to you and help you select those options most appropriate to achieve your unique goals.
For more information on different types of implants, we encourage you to visit our page on Implant Options.
There are several options for incision sites for breast augmentation. Each one can be used to safely and effectively insert breast implants and are really a matter of preference. Of course, there may be better options for you given your unique anatomy and situation. Dr. Bunch will make his best recommendation for you after examination and consultation. The two main options are:
- Periareolar-Through the areola
- Inframammary-Crease under the breast
Breast implants can generally be placed either above the pectoral (chest) muscle (subglandular) or below the pectoral muscle (submuscular).
A subglandular position places the implants behind the natural breast tissue but on top of the muscle. This option is usually preferred for highly athletic women with adequate natural breast tissue, as extensive exercising of the pectoral muscle can potentially interfere with the implant is placed below the muscle.
For most women, submuscular placement behind the pectoral muscle is usually preferred. It is important to note that only the top third of the implant is actually behind the muscle. This option is excellent for leaner patients or patients who do not have adequate tissue coverage, as it gives the implant a more natural look and feels.
Surgery Duration and Recovery
Depending on the extent of your procedure, it can run between 45 minutes to 1 hour under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Of course, activities will be limited for several weeks while your incisions heal, but most patients only require a few days to a week off work to recover. We will follow you closely in the postoperative period and will give you specific instructions for your care.
When performing breast augmentation procedures, Dr. Bunch’s surgical technique is meticulous to ensure scars are tight and minimal. He aims to produce results that are natural and in line with your body’s proportions, and although scars are permanent, they do fade over time.
Contact Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa
If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation procedures, please contact our office at 205.349.0049. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bunch!