Candidates for Breast Augmentation
Candidates for Breast Augmentation are those looking to improve the size and shape of their breasts, desiring to feel more feminine and confident. During consultations, we welcome the opportunity to discuss with patients their individual aesthetic goals.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
Pittman Plastic Surgery, in Athens, GA, offers saline, silicone, or highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants, depending on your unique needs and desired feel. We want you to be satisfied with the safety and proven results of each breast augmentation option.
Silicone implants consist of a silicone elastomer shell filled with silicone gel, which is similar in consistency to human fat. Saline implants are made with a silicone outer shell filled with a sterile saline solution. Both types are safe, and FDA approved. Dr. Pittman or Dr. Venditto can further discuss the differences and help you decide which is best for you during a plastic surgery consultation.
The Breast Augmentation procedure lasts about 1 hour and is done under general anesthesia.
Breast Augmentation Recovery & Results
Recovery times vary patient to patient but most are able to go back to work within a few days. Any physical contact with breasts should be avoided for the first 2 to 3 weeks. The scars left from the incisions will fade anywhere from a few months to a year or more after the surgery.
It is safe to breastfeed after a breast augmentation and breast lift. Most breast surgery approaches are compatible with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding challenges, although rare, can occur depending on the surgery performed. It’s important to be open with your plastic surgeon and discuss all of your questions regarding breast surgery and breastfeeding.
Inframammary – (under the breast), periareolar- (around the nipple), trans-axillary- (in the armpit region), and transumbilical – (through the belly button). The type of incision selected for your breast surgery will depend on the kind of scar you’re comfortable with as well as plans for any ancillary breast procedures, such as breast lift, scheduled to be completed simultaneously.
Despite what most people think, cosmetic surgery has become much more economical in the past few years. To help patients with financing, we provide various payment options including CareCredit®
What type of implants are available?
Most patients choose “Gummy” implants, which are silicone gel implants in the Natrelle INSPIRA® Breast Implants collection. We also offer saline breast implants, depending on your unique needs and desired feel. Dr. Pittman or Dr. Venditto can further discuss the differences and help you choose the best option based on your needs, wants, unique body structure, and more during your consultation. Keep in mind that choosing the right implant for you is more than just deciding on size.
What does a "Gummy" breast implant mean?
Gummy describes the consistency of the silicone gel in Natrelle INSPIRA® Breast Implants. This gummy-like gel sticks together and has the tendency to hold its shape. Each implant in this collection has a different level of cohesivity or gumminess.
All Natrelle INSPIRA® Breast Implants are soft, with varying levels of gel squishiness. When you “Go Gummy”, you don’t have to sacrifice implant softness. The best way to determine softness is to feel each implant during your consultation.
FROM OUR PATIENTS
“I cannot even begin to tell you how much I have loved my experience to this point with Dr. Pittman and his staff. I have never met a more friendly group of people. Stacy does an amazing job of making you feel comfortable with the consultation. She really conveys a deep respect for Dr. Pittman and his surgical ability not to mention five minutes after meeting her she feels like a lifelong friend. Dr. Pittman is a very confident, capable and caring physician. I knew he looked great on paper but he has a bedside manner to match it and that is often a difficult combination to find. He took my concerns and questions very seriously and I really felt like his only patient when he where he was involved with my appointments. Michelle is amazing as a patient coordinator. She is so warm and friendly… she is also has a lot of faith in Dr. Pittman and his abilities. Wanda is the sweetest thing and you can literally hear the smile in her voice when you speak to her on the phone. I would recommend this group to ANYONE considering breast aug or any other procedure for that matter!!!!!!!!! A++++ service and 150% Satisfied!!!!!!!!!”
“Dr. Pittman and his staff made me feel very comfortable. They explained to me the different types of breast augmentation and told me about the one that would be the best for my body type so that really helped me out.”
“Having the surgery has made a major difference in how I view myself. My confidence level has been significantly increased and I am more comfortable with my body now. Before, my breast size was my biggest insecurity. I no longer worry about how others view me and am so pleased with not having to avoid V-necks and other clothing that made my short-coming more noticeable. I feel more womanly than ever before and couldn’t be happier that I made the decision to go through with the procedure.”
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