Breast Augmentation Philadelphia
Breasts can be a source of confidence for women. Many women, though, are unable to take pride in their appearance because of their breasts. Women may feel that their breasts sag or are the wrong size for their frame. Patients come to the practice of Eric A. Marchant, MD in the Philadelphia area for breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and breast implant replacement surgery.
Other names for Breast Augmentation:
Enhance the size and sometimes the shape of the breast.
Breast augmentation cannot lift a sagging breast. Sometimes, a breast lift is needed with placement of an implant to achieve optimal aesthetic results. Breast implants alone often cannot adequately correct breast asymmetry.
Breast augmentation patients should refrain from any aerobic activity and lifting over 10 lbs for three weeks. Most patients return to more sedentary jobs within a week.
At Marchant Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation is a popular option for enhancing the size and shape of the breasts. At your consultation, Dr. Marchant will discuss your cosmetic goals with you to determine your expectations. You will see and feel the difference between saline and silicone gel implants and determine if one or the other helps to meet your goals. Marchant Plastic Surgery offers both saline and silicone gel implants. Mentor MemoryGel™ and Allergan Natrelle™ “cohesive gel” implants were approved in 2006 by the FDA and may be safely placed by Dr. Marchant, a board certified plastic surgeon.
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed near our practice at Doylestown Hospital or the Doylestown Hospital Surgery Center in Warrington, Pennsylvania as we believe this is the safest option for our patients. Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthetic. The procedure takes approximately at hour. Breast implants are placed via incisions underneath the breast, near the armpit, or in the nipple area. The patient and Dr. Marchant decide together which would be the best location for the incision given the type of implant and other factors. Implants are almost always placed underneath the breast muscle. In most cases, the incision sites are closed with absorbable sutures. The patient is then placed in a compression bra supplied by the practice. After adequate recovery, the patient leaves for home to begin the recovery process.
Breast augmentation patients experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling for several weeks after surgery. Despite these side effects, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within one week following breast augmentation. The only restrictions are to refrain from lifting over 10 lbs for two weeks and limiting aerobic activity, such as workouts, for three weeks.
Dr. Marchant believes follow-up care is an essential component of quality plastic surgery. There are approximately four to six follow-up visits within six months after surgery. Typically, final postoperative photographs are taken at the final visit. Our door is always open, though, and our patients are always encouraged to contact our Bucks County plastic surgery practice with any breast augmentation questions or concerns before or after the procedure.