Breast Augmentation Surgery
BEFORE AND AFTER
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The Breast Augmentation Procedure
First, you will meet with one of our expert plastic surgeons: Dr. Daniel Butz or the board-certified Dr. Maida Parkins. Our doctors will provide you with all the information you’ll need to consider during this procedure, listening carefully to your specific needs. They will then assess your unique situation and allow you to test different implant sizes in order to find the perfect match for you.
During the surgery, our surgeons may use an inframammary fold incision (an incision along the lower part of the breast). This 1.75 inch incision will hide within the natural fold, allowing the scar to hide naturally.
With the expertise of Dr. Parkins and Dr. Butz, we will ensure the procedure meets your goals as closely as possible.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
After the the breast augmentation procedure you can expect to take pain medicine for 1-2 days and the over the counter pain relievers for another 1-2 days. However, some patients may need no pain medicine at all.
It is normal to feel a slightly uncomfortable sense of tightness or swelling around the breast area, but most patients report that this feeling goes away within a week.
types of Breast Augmentation
Aside from the standard breast augmentation surgery described above, Quintessa also provides the following combination procedures:
The breast augmentation with lift procedure is the perfect enhancement for sagging breasts and patients looking to treat low natural nipple placement. In addition, we also provide a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure which is a popular choice among patients who are on the thinner side or have a smaller amount of natural soft tissue around the breast area.
How Much Does A Breast Augmentation Cost
Start your Quintessa story with a one-on-one consultation today and learn exactly how much a breast augmentation will cost for your unique procedure.
We would love to help you get started! Our licensed expert medical providers are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
What is recovery like? What can I expect?
It is important to prepare yourself for what to expect after surgery. Breast augmentation recovery time is dependent on where your implant is placed: submuscular vs. subglandular. The vast majority of my breast augmentations are submuscular, so I will speak to the recovery for that. Of course, time off work depends on the type of work that you do. At minimum, I recommend patients take 3-4 days off work to recover from general anesthesia. Realistically, if they have a desk job or the ability to work from home, my patients could have surgery on a Thursday and return to work on a Monday. After a submuscular breast augmentation, I enforce a lifting restriction of nothing heavier than 10 lbs for 4 weeks. Keep in mind, 10 lbs is about as heavy as a gallon of milk. I also encourage my patients to keep their arms (from elbow to wrist) below shoulder height for 2-4 weeks. As far as scar healing, the scars begin to fade around 3 to 6 months with the final result being closer to one year. At Quintessa, we provide you with silicone scar cream and instructions on scar massage which you begin at 3 weeks post-op. To learn more, check out our blog post all about breast augmentation recovery and aftercare.
How do you achieve a natural look with breast augmentation?
In general, using a lower profile implant and keeping the size smaller as well as placing the implants beneath the muscle will help achieve a more natural look. Meeting with a board certified plastic surgeon and expressing your desired look will help you achieve the most satisfying results.
Can I wear a bra after my breast augmentation? If so, what type of bra should I buy?
Every surgeon has his or her own protocol for when you can wear a bra after surgery. For my patients, I have them wear a surgical bra for 4 weeks post-op, then they can wear any type of bra they like. I ask my patients not to participate in high-impact activities (running, zumba, etc) for 4 weeks post-op. They can, however, participate in lower impact sports and activities prior to that. You don't want the implant getting pushed out of position while you're still healingRead More
Milwaukee & Madison Area Breast Augmentation Services
At Quintessa Aesthetic Center, we’re proud to serve Wisconsin’s greater Milwaukee and Madison areas.
We currently perform breast augmentation surgery at the following locations:
Book a consult with us today to learn more!