A woman’s body undergoes significant changes during and after pregnancy or weight loss. This includes changes in the breast, such as the loss of volume, shape, and firmness. All of which profoundly impact the confidence and self-esteem of many patients who, as a result, feel uncomfortable in their own bodies.
Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Mullins, consults with a number of patients throughout Alpharetta on how best to augment their breasts to a youthful shape and firmness. The goal is to help patients regain confidence in their bodies and support their holistic health.
Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, our Trilogy Med Spa board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mullins approaches each patient with the intent to understand their ideal outcome. Patient desires vary from improvements in breast volume to a more rounded shape and/or better symmetry.
The patient’s desires are met through breast augmentation, either through fat transfer or implants. Both are surgical procedures that require anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout. Visible scarring is minimized by placing incisions in inconspicuous areas, including along the areolar edge, the folder under the breast, or in the armpit.
During this procedure, your surgeon uses liposuction to transfer fat from other areas of the body to inject into your breast.
With this procedure, your surgeon inserts implants (either saline or silicone-filled shells) into a pocket into a pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue.
We consult with patients throughout Alpharetta and the greater surrounding area on whether they are good candidates for augmentation mammaplasty. Ideal candidates have realistic expectations and are:
In good health with no pre-existing medical conditions that can adversely affect the procedure or recovery
Women whose breasts are fully developed and are unhappy about the shape, volume, and size
Your surgeon will give you detailed post-operative instructions on how best to care for your incision sites. Pain medication and antibiotics may be prescribed and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled. It is important that you wear your support garment as instructed by your surgeon and do report any adverse reactions to your physician immediately. Do expect some:
Dr. Mullins will discuss risks and side effects with you in detail during your consultation. Possible risks include bleeding, infection, and persistent pain.
No cosmetic procedure is guaranteed to last a lifetime, thus it is expected for breast augmentation results to be between 10 – 15 years. This also depends on the type of augmentation mammaplasty procedure and whether a saline or silicone implant is used. Your surgeon will discuss this in detail with you during your consultation.