Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Many women in Charlotte want to achieve their aesthetic goals with breast augmentation, and there are different options that you can choose to obtain your desired outcome. At Queen City Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Enam Haque has worked with many satisfied patients to develop personalized, unique breast augmentation options for a beautiful, natural, rejuvenated appearance.
Choosing the Right Breast Implants
There are multiple breast implant options to consider when opting for breast augmentation. Dr. Haque will provide detailed information about the choices available to you and make recommendations designed to help you achieve your individualized goals. Several factors may come into play when determining your best implant options.
There are two major types of breast implants, saline, and silicone. Saline implants contain a sterile saltwater solution, much like the salty water already in the human body. They are inserted while empty and filled once in place, meaning that your surgeon may need smaller incisions to insert saline implants.
On the other hand, silicone implants contain a cohesive silicone gel filling. Many people feel silicone implants have a more natural look and feel than saline implants, making them a preferable option for women with smaller natural breasts. Both types of implants are encased in a silicone elastomer outer shell, and women may have preferences for one or the other option. Both are safe, FDA-approved choices.
You may also consider the shape of your implants, choosing round or teardrop-shaped implants. The size of your implants is also a matter of personal choice; you may want to achieve a certain bra size, but implant sizes are measured in cubic centimeters. At Queen City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Haque will work with you to determine which implant style is the best choice for your desired outcomes.
Your Breast Augmentation Incision
There are several types of incision that Dr. Haque may use when performing your breast augmentation surgery. He will make recommendations tailored to your goals, body type, and choice of implant type. In all cases, he will opt for the smallest, least visible incision to help avoid scarring and create a natural, durable placement and secure fit.
The most common type of incision is inframammary, made in the fold beneath your breast, where it meets your chest, The incision will be made along this line, providing symmetrical results with a small scar that is easy to conceal in swimwear and lingerie. The other major option is a periareolar incision, which is made below the areola, the area of skin surrounding the nipple. For women with large areolas, this may be a preferable choice, and scar tissue tends to blend in with the natural appearance of the areola.
The surgery itself will be performed under general anesthesia and will take approximately one to two hours.
Recovering From Breast Augmentation
Your Charlotte plastic surgeon will provide you with detailed pre-operative and post-operative instructions to guide and support your recovery. Reducing stress and setting aside the time to heal can be important in achieving the best possible outcomes. In most cases, you should sleep on your back following the procedure, and you will begin your recovery with a special post-surgical bra, which can later be replaced with a sports bra.
You may expect to return to light exercise around one week after your breast augmentation surgery and wait around six weeks for more strenuous physical activity. Dr. Haque will give precise recommendations for planning your return to work and childcare responsibilities.
To learn more about breast augmentation surgery, call Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-859-2389 or use our secure online form to schedule a consultation with board-certified Charlotte plastic surgeon Dr. Enam Haque. Our office is conveniently located in the Arboretum area of Charlotte.