Breast Augmentation Austin, Texas
Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States. Dr. Trussler of Austin, Texas offers significant experience with this procedure and utilizes cutting edge technology and breast implants to give his patients natural and long-lasting results. Breast augmentation gives women who are self-conscious about the size and shape of their breasts an easy surgical option for improvement.
What Are My Options?
Women elect to undergo cosmetic breast augmentation for many different reasons, including enhancing size, shape and symmetry of the breasts, as well as correcting congenital deformities and reversing the effects of pregnancy on the breasts.
Dr. Trussler offers multiple styles, shapes and sizes of breast implants. During your breast augmentation consult, the right breast implant to meet your individual goals will be selected. Whether you would like a small enhancement to replace the volume lost through pregnancy, or adding significant volume that you never have had, the right implant is available for you. Breast implants come in many different sizes and shapes, and are filled with either saline or silicone. Silicone can either be in gel form or in a new cohesive gel likened to the consistency of a “gummy bear”. Dr. Trussler’s most commonly placed breast implant size range is 300 to 400cc in a smooth, round shape filled with silicone gel, though the choice of breast implant varies with a multitude of factors which will be discussed during your breast augmentation consult.
Breast implants are silicone shells, either smooth or textured, round or anatomic (tear drop), filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone, gel or cohesive gel. All implant types are very safe, and each offers its own advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Trussler will help you decide which breast implant is right for you at his office in Austin, Texas. The location of the scar will be discussed as well, with the most common location being in the lower breast fold, but under the nipple and in the armpit are all offered by Dr. Trussler. Breast implants are commonly placed under the muscle, though placement above the muscle may be an option for a minority of patients.
Before surgery, a small range of breast implant sizes will be selected for the operation. During surgery, Dr. Trussler will typically place temporary breast sizers in the new breast implant pocket to ensure the final implant decision is correct. This is similar to trying on a pair of shoes, with the final size being the permanent implant placed in the operation.
Breast augmentation is an individual experience because not every patient is the same. Dr. Trussler knows that every woman is unique in both her goals, her body and her breast shape. With that in mind, Dr. Trussler takes the time during the pre-operative consultations to learn what each patient hopes to gain from breast augmentation surgery and to help guide which implant type and implant placement is best. In this way, every one of Dr. Trussler’s patients enjoys the piece of mind that moving forward with breast augmentation is the right decision designed with her specific goals in mind.
The breast augmentation procedure lasts about one hour and is typically performed with general anesthesia. Small incisions are made in inconspicuous places on the breast to minimize scar visibility. The placement of the incisions are discussed pre-operatively and may be located:
- In the crease on the underside of the breast (inframammary), or
- Under the areola, the dark skin around the nipple (periareolar)
- In the armpit (transaxillary) which Dr. Trussler uses an endoscope to help position the breast implant (endoscopic breast augmentation),
The breast pocket is created through this incision, most commonly under the muscle, or over the muscle. At this point temporary breast implants are placed and the size and position of the breast implant is confirmed with the patient in the sitting position prior to choosing the final breast implant.
The final breast implant is placed in the breast pocket after removal of the temporary sizer and irrigation of the breast pocket with anti-biotic irrigation. No drains are used for primary breast augmentation surgery. The incisions are closed with internal sutures and covered with a clear plastic dressing.
After Care & Recovery
Most patients feel minor soreness in the chest region after the surgery. Dr. Trussler does inject the area with long lasting local anesthetic to help with this discomfort for the first 8 hours. Precise creation of the breast pocket and conservative breast implant sizing, all help to make your recovery easy. Oral pain medication and anti-inflammatories are typically used for only one to two days after the operation. Many patients return to work within the 2 to 3 days after the operation. Dr. Trussler does not limit arm movement after the operation.
The clear plastic dressing is removed after one week, as well as any sutures. Implants exercises are started after one week. Post-operative pain, swelling and sensitivity will diminish over the first few weeks. Cardiovascular exercise can be initiated after 2 weeks and heavier lifting, including yoga, after 4 weeks.
Scars from breast augmentation incisions will begin to fade in a few weeks and will continue to fade for months or years.
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Whether you have a question about breast augmentation in Austin, Texas or would like to setup a consultation, Dr. Trussler and his staff are here to help. Please fill out our contact form, or call our office at 512-450-1077 to schedule an appointment. Start your journey to not only looking, but feeling better today!