Breast Augmentation Surgery Charleston, SC
Dr. O’Neill has extensive experience in breast surgery, including breast augmentation surgery with silicone or saline breast implants, and advanced breast reconstruction procedures for women who have had mastectomies after breast cancer. These popular types of plastic surgery are performed to lift, enhance, and increase the size the of breasts in order to improve patient self confidence and body image.
How Breast Augmentation Works
Dr. O’Neill will first discuss the pros and cons of each of the three breast augmentation incision types used in breast augmentation surgery. The three types of incisions are inframammary incision, the periareolar (around the areola) incision and the transaxillary incision. The incision may vary based on the type of implant, amount of enlargement desired, your particular anatomy, and patient-surgeon preference. Once the incision is made, her will insert either saline or silicone implants into the breast. Saline breast implants are filled with varying amounts of saline (sterile salt water). The amount of saline filling affects the shape, firmness, and overall feel of the breast. Silicone breast implants are filled with a silicone gel, and are typically more popular as the gel feels more like natural fatty, breast tissue.
If you are in any way unhappy with the look of your breasts, breast augmentation surgery can fix that. Whether you want larger, smaller, fuller, or reconstructed breasts, this procedure will leave you happier and with an increased self-esteem. If you’re getting a breast augmentation surgery because your breasts are too large and you want them to be smaller, you will be able to enjoy less back pain and it will be easier for you to exercise.
Treatment Areas & Complications
Because this procedure is specifically designed to alter the size and shape of your breasts, this area will be the only area that will be treated and affected.
These are some of the risks associated with breast augmentation surgery:
- Anesthesia risks
- Capsular contracture, (forming of firm scar tissue around the implant)
- Pain, which may persist
- Excess Bleeding (hematoma)
- Incision Infection
- Slow/Poor Healing
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation, may be temporary or permanent
- Implant leakage or rupture
- Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
- Fluid accumulation
- Blood clots
- Possibility of revisional surgery
Implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and future surgery may be required to replace one or both implants, if there is some injury or health issue. Over the course of your lifetime, weight loss or gain, menopause, or pregnancy may affect the appearance of breasts, which is natural and normal. If you’ve seen changes in the shape or appearance of your implants, or are considering implants and want to know more about the potential for changes, Dr. O’Neill will be able to answer questions about those specific risks. Call us today at (843) 881-2130 or contact us online now.
Breast augmentation is an out-patient procedure, meaning that you will go home shortly after your procedure to recover. Most patients spend 30-45 minutes in the recovery room following the surgery. It is important that you arrange for transportation and that you have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours after anesthesia. It is generally recommended to take about a week of downtime to heal from the surgery. However, most patients feel fine and resume their day-to-day activities sooner than that.
Please choose from the links below to learn more about and view before and after breast surgery pictures for breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reconstruction, and breast reduction with Charleston plastic surgeon Dr. O’Neill or contact us today to schedule a consultation to decide what enhancement would be appropriate for you and your body image goals. Our team will happily walk you through every step of your procedure to make you feel comfortable and confident in your decision!
*As with any procedure and/or treatment the results may vary.
Appointments Available in Charleston, SC
Ready to schedule your breast augmentation surgery consultation? Sit down with our board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patrick O’Neill to learn about your options and schedule your surgery. Our plastic surgery center is conveniently and privately located in Charleston, SC on Daniel Island. Contact us online or call today at 843-881-2130. Our experienced team is standing by to answer all of your questions and help you look the way you’ve always wanted!