What is Breast Augmentation (Breast Implant) Surgery?
Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure among women seeking to increase their breast size and create fuller, shapelier breasts. During breast augmentation surgery, silicone or saline breast implants are placed under the breast tissue or under the pectoralis major chest muscle for optimal appearance and symmetry.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Implants
Candidates include women with naturally small or asymmetric breasts as well as those who have lost volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Ideal candidates have realistic expectations from breast implant surgery. Patients must be healthy and must have no breast-related medical conditions.
Patients 18 years old or above with no post-surgery healing issues are excellent candidates. Breast augmentation with implants is perfect for women who are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding. The best candidates are willing to take sufficient time away from work for their recovery period.
- Average Recovery Time: 1 week
- Average Procedure Time: 1 hour
- Estimated Cost: $5,500.00 – $7,000.00
During your initial consultation for breast implants, you will meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in Baton Rouge to discuss your goals and expectations. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed explanation of the breast augmentation procedure, answer your questions, and determine a surgical plan of care based on your expected outcome. After performing an exam and reviewing pertinent health history, your surgeon may order lab work, a mammogram, and other pre-operative tests as deemed necessary. You will have the opportunity to try on different sizes of breast implants and feel silicone and saline implants. Lastly, you will meet with a surgery coordinator to discuss fees, and surgery scheduling options, and make a pre-operative appointment to meet with the nurse for final preparation prior to surgery.
Before and After
Your breast augmentation will be performed in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite with a qualified anesthesia provider. Operative time in most cases is approximately one hour. Most breast implant procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day.
Once the anesthesia takes full effect, incisions will be made in target areas based on the surgical plan. The chosen breast implants will then be inserted through these incisions into pockets in the tissue. The breast implants will be carefully positioned to achieve the best results.
Incisions will be closed using sutures before bandages are applied to complete the surgery.
You will be monitored after breast augmentation surgery before being released. To prevent fluid buildup, tiny drains may be inserted. Temporary pain and discomfort may be experienced for the first few days. Prescription medications will be provided to help with the healing process.
Your nurse will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions at your pre-operative visit and will review them again prior to your discharge home. Recovery time for breast implant surgery is about two weeks, and most patients take pain medication for a few days. Patients can typically return to work within 1-2 weeks, but heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling should be avoided for the first 8-12 weeks following your surgery.
A follow-up visit will be scheduled to check on your recovery process and prevent potential complications. The initial results of the surgery will also be assessed during the visit.
Contact Us to Learn More
To find out more about breast implants in Baton Rouge, visit us at Bourgeois Freel Plastic Surgery. Contact us today to schedule your informative and helpful consultation!
Your Breast Implant procedure will be performed in Bourgeois Freel Plastic Surgery‘s surgery center located in Baton Rouge, LA.
“So I have been reviewing everyone’s results on here for months now and I finally took the plunge and scheduled my consultation last week! My consultation is this Friday at 10am. I have wanted a breast augmentation since I was at least 13 when everyone else started getting boobs and mine stayed looking like I was frozen in time. Everyone is pretty supportive.”