Breast augmentation surgery will enlarge small breasts and restore volume that may be lost due to weight loss, the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, and overall aging.
Candidates for this surgery are women who are looking to enhance their breast size and shape. Over 300,000 American women undergo breast augmentation surgery (breast implant surgery) every year. It is currently the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the USA. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Parcells is distinctively qualified to address your concerns and tailor her technique to achieve your desired results.
Breast implants can be placed above or below the muscles in the chest. When consulting with Dr. Parcells, she can help to determine which location is best, depending on your goals, body type, and current breast size. Determining the implant size is equally as important, as the same implant will look very different in a woman who is 5’1 and 110 lbs versus a woman who is 6’1 and 175 lbs.
A general rule of thumb is that 250 “cc'' of an implant is equivalent to increasing the breast by one cup size. But this is not always the case, as some women have dense breast tissue (vs. glandular) and a wider chest wall than others. Implant volume also goes into account with a patient’s existing breast tissue and current breast shape. The less natural breast tissue one has, the more implant she will need to reach a given volume. Both the saline and silicone gel implant can be customized in a variety of shapes and sizes to achieve your desired result. Dr. Parcells will discuss what breast size would properly fit your frame.
Breast implants are filled with either silicone gel or saline (saltwater). Saline implants gained popularity in the 1990s-2000, as the FDA was studying the safety of silicone gel implants.
Since 2000, the majority of women elect to have silicone gel implants, due to their more natural feel and appearance, less risk of rupture, and a reduction in scarring around the implant. Since 2006, the FDA has shown no link between silicone implants and connective tissue disorders. Dr. Parcells’s practice is a texture-free practice. Textured implants have been linked in the development of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). While the research continues, Dr. Parcells will only utilize techniques that provide the safest outcomes.
On average, breast augmentation surgery can take 1-2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.
The scar is hidden under the breast and is about 1.5cm in length. A numbing agent is often utilized to relieve discomfort, allowing you to go home that same day. A surgical bra that will be worn for several weeks is also helpful for shaping and recovery. Most women experience mild to moderate discomfort for several days following surgery, but are back to routine activities and work in about a week.
Most women experience some ptosis (breast descent) as they age or after pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you are happy with your breast size, a breast lift will restore the breast to a more youthful location.
Women with moderate to severe breast deflation may need to restore volume with the help of an implant. If you suffer from both volume loss and sagging breasts, you may require a combination of implant and a breast lift (mastopexy) at the same time. This combination of lift and breast enhancement with an implant will achieve a natural, full result.
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If you are considering breast augmentation, it is important to work with a qualified physician. Dr. Parcells is a Top Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon licensed in the state of New Jersey. She is Board-Certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is an expert in the field of aesthetics.
Here at Parcells Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel confident and celebrate your natural beauty. We look forward to meeting you and addressing your aesthetic concerns. Call or text us if you would like to know more, or schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Parcells. We hope to see you soon!Meet Dr. Parcells
Every woman is different and has unique needs. After a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Parcells, a customized surgical plan will be proposed. During the initial consultation, Dr. Parcells will thoroughly review your medical history and discuss your concerns and desired outcome. She will then perform a detailed physical examination, including an evaluation of your breast skin, laxity, and nipple position.
At the consultation, Dr. Parcells will also extend her expert advice, review the options for achieving the desired outcome, and will review the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the proposed procedure. The final step of the consultation is to meet with our patient care coordinator who will guide you through the process of scheduling and arriving at your surgery. She will discuss an individualized quote for your breast augmentation, as well as address the logistics of your procedure. As not all cosmetic procedures are covered by insurance, Dr. Parcells has partnered with CareCredit to help you achieve your aesthetic goals today.
This is a great option for women with excessive (but deflated) breast tissue who want to have a natural result without an implant. Instead of using an implant, the excess breast tissue is reshaped to mimic the appearance of an implant.
At this time, there are no long term research studies that have proven the safety of injecting fat into the breast gland and risk related to breast cancer. For this reason, Dr. Parcells does not perform this procedure.
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