Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular surgical procedure for women of all ages. Here in Newark and Wilmington, Delaware, breast enhancement surgery at Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center can help you look better in clothing and swimsuits, giving you the confidence you desire.
Whether you desire the fullness you never had or to regain it after pregnancy and breast feeding; saline or silicone implants can help you realize your goal of larger, fuller, better proportioned breasts.
- Personalized consultation and sizing
- Saline or silicone implants placed through small incisions
- General Anesthesia
- Outpatient surgery
- Requires 3-7 days off work
- Immediate enhancement with mild swelling and bruising
- Full exercise after 1 month
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States each year, and here in Newark and Wilmington Delaware, it is no different. Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center specialize in ensuring you can attain the fuller, more aesthetic breast enhancement that you desire. Because breast implants come in many sizes and shapes, your board certified plastic surgeon will choose the appropriate implant to meet your goals during your complimentary personalized consultation.
Types of Breast Implants
Breast implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from. There are two types of breast implants: saline (filled with a salt water solution) and silicone (filled with a cohesive gel). Both types of implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Silicone implants are available for use in breast augmentation patients over the age of 22. These implants are comprised of a thin silicone outer shell filled with a thick cohesive gel. This provides for a slightly more natural appearance and feel. While silicone implants are often a better choice for very thin women and those with very little breast tissue, they can be used for everyone. Our practice utilizes both Mentor Memory Gel and Natrelle implants.
Saline implants are available for use in breast augmentation patients over the age of 18. These implants are comprised of a thin silicone outer shell filled with saline (salt water) solution. Saline implants are filled once they are inserted under the tissue, and thus often placed through a smaller incision. This therefore provides a great choice for many women. Additionally, saline implants provide a cost savings benefit to the patient as well.
All of our patients receive custom implant sizing to address their specific concerns and ensure that beautiful natural results are achieved.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The actual procedure will last from 1- 2 hours, with a total time away from home of 4-6 hours. During the surgery, incisions are made either in the fold under the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. The choice of location of the scar will be dictated by your consultation and your specific desires. Additionally, the implant is placed either directly behind the breast tissue or will be partially covered with the pectoralis or chest muscle. The results are immediate, with noted enhancement. Initially, swelling and mild bruising is common as well as a ‘tightness’ to the breast that softens during the healing process. This ultimately leads to a soft, smooth and natural enhancement with great fullness and shape.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Following a breast enhancement you are expected to have some bruising and swelling along with mild pain and discomfort, which will be managed with medication. A bra is worn continuously for the initial period. For better pain relief, our surgeons may use a pain pump for the first few days. At your initial postoperative visit, the bra and dressings are changed and the pump is removed. At this time, you can begin to shower. Normally by this point (2-3 days after surgery), most women are back to light activity and can return to work by days 3-7. Strenuous activity and exercise is restricted for approximately 1 month to allow the healing process to occur.
Ready For Your Next Step…
Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center located in Newark, Delaware, is convenient to Wilmington, Elkton Maryland, Chester County Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey. Our well trained staff and highly qualified surgeons are available to assist you with your cosmetic needs and discuss your concerns regarding breast enhancement. Our surgeons use the latest in surgical technology to provide patients with the finest medical care and to deliver natural-looking results.
Please contact us today to learn more about breast augmentation or to schedule a personalized consultation. Our plastic surgeons will discuss the best options for your needs and discuss all aspects of the procedure at your initial consultation.