Breast Augmentation in Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Breast Implant, Breast Enlargement and Breast Enhancement Surgery
Breast Augmentation in Pittsburgh, PA, performed by cosmetic surgeon Dominic Brandy, MD, is one of the most popular body contouring surgeries offered The Skin Center Medical Spa. For many women, breast augmentation surgery can create a more curvaceous, feminine silhouette, correct an unsymmetrical breast or restore a fuller, more youthful appearance after having and nursing children.
Following a private consultation for breast augmentation, Pittsburgh clients will have a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of breast augmentation surgery, the types of breast implants available, which type of breast implant is best for their body type.
No matter the reason for wanting breast augmentation, Pittsburgh women have multiple options available to them when deciding which is the most appropriate for them.
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Breast implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and surface textures. Each type of breast implant is designed to give the most natural look and feel to the breast. When considering breast augmentation, Pittsburgh women, with the help of our experienced surgical consultants, will determine which type of breast implant -- silicone or saline -- will best achieve the desired results.
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Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with a soft cohesive silicone gel that is considered biocompatible to the body and has been used for many years in medical devices. This type of cohesive gel allows the silicone to remain intact in case of a rupture and reduces the risk of the gel migrating from the breast area.
Many physicians and patients favor the silicone gel-filled breast implant because it offers a more natural look and feel. Silicone breast implants provide a more rounded fuller shape to the breast.
Saline breast implants are filled with sterilized saline solution. Saline solutions are very common and are used to clean wounds as well as the surface of the eye. The saline solution used in breast implants has the same salt concentration as the cells within the body, presenting no health risk to the patient even in the unlikely event that the breast implant ruptures.
Saline breast implants have a self-sealing valve that is used for filling the breast implant with saline solution at the time of surgery. Saline-filled implants often create a breast shape with a gentle slope in the upper area and fullness in the lower portion of the breast.
The cost of breast augmentation in Pittsburgh, PA will vary depending on the type of breast implant used, whether it is a silicone breast implant or saline breast implant, and if the breast implant is placed over or under the muscle during the surgery.
At The Skin Center Medical Spa, we approach surgical consultations with a highly customized, patient-centered process. First, we discuss our client's motivation for having breast augmentation surgery, the ultimate goals of the surgery and the expected outcome following the breast augmentation surgery. Our clients leave the consultation understanding, in detail, the costs associated with having breast augmentation surgery, the recovery process from the surgery and the results that can be achieved.
During breast augmentation surgery, the breast implant is inserted directly under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle through an incision made around the nipple (periareola) or in the fold of the breast (inframammary).
The type of incision used, periareola or inframammary, will be determined during your breast augmentation consultation.
Most women experience some degree of discomfort after breast augmentation surgery; however any discomfort can be effectively managed with the proper pain medication.
Following breast augmentation surgery, a compression garment will be worn for one month to help reduce post-operative swelling. In addition, patients are asked to refrain from overhead lifting during that same time.
Depending on their occupation, most women find they are able to return to work within a week of having the breast augmentation surgery.
It is normal for breast tissue to swell following breast augmentation surgery, so the new breasts often look too large immediately following surgery. This swelling gradually subsides in two to three weeks, resulting in a more natural look. In some cases, it may take up to 12 weeks or longer.
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Does nipple sensation return after having breast augmentation surgery?
Following breast augmentation surgery, many women do experience a temporary loss of sensation in the nipple and surrounding breast tissue. The loss of sensation occurs from nerve damage during the surgery. As the body heals itself, the nerves also heal and sensation is restored. However, in few cases the loss of sensation may improve, but not reach the same level as before the surgery or it may become a permanent result of the surgery.
What are the effects of breast implants on pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Women with silicone implants do not risk exposing their breast fed children to excessive amounts silicone. The Institute of Medicine concluded “No evidence of elevated silicone in breast milk or any other substance that would be harmful to infants (was found in women with silicone gel-filled breast implants).” They also determined “…that evidence for health effects in children related to maternal breast implants is insufficient or flawed.”
However, breastfeeding difficulties have been reported following breast augmentation surgery, including breast reduction surgery.
How will breast implants effect having a mammogram?
Mammography can pose a problem for women with breast implants. Mammograms produce an image of the inside of a woman’s breast by compressing the breast. This can present a risk of rupture to the scar around the implant or a rupture of the implant itself. However, the current recommendations for getting screening/preoperative mammograms are no different for women with breast implants than for those without implants.
Are there risks associated with Cosmetic Surgery procedures?
Men and women of all ages choose cosmetic surgery for a number of reasons and the process of deciding to have elective cosmetic plastic surgery is highly individualized and very personal. This decision can offer lasting improvement not only to an individual's physical appearance, but also to their self-confidence and self-esteem. However, choosing to have any type of elective surgery, including cosmetic surgery is not without risk and potential complications.
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