“If I’d known how happy I was going to be with the results, I would have done this years ago! The procedure was relatively short and there was surprisingly little pain. I actually enjoy clothes shopping again!”*
– Shelly M., Newport News, VA
Many women are choosing breast augmentation through the use of breast implants. Some may want to correct an imbalance in breast size, others have found their breasts have changed after childbirth or weight loss, or simply feel that their breasts are too small.
A bustline can be increased one or two cup sizes by inserting an implant behind the chest wall muscle of each breast. This technique makes mammograms easier to read and gives a natural, softer result. Many patients keep their original implants for more than 20 years.
HOW IT WORKS
At least two weeks prior to surgery, you will decide the size of your implants and be formally sized. Most breast augmentation procedures are done under general anesthesia and take about 90 minutes.
Incisions are made as inconspicuous as possible – around the nipple, under the arm, or under the breast in the crease. After your surgery, you will have the option to stay for extended recovery at The Carney Center or going home. Most patients return home on the day of their surgery.
After surgery, you will be able to have limited activity. You will likely be ready to shower and wear a bra within two days. You can return to most activities including work within three to four days but significant strenuous exercise is not advisable for two to four weeks.
You will need to massage and move the implants on a daily basis in order to improve the softness of the implant. As the weeks pass your implants will become less noticeable. You will return periodically to the office so Dr. Carney can assess your long-term results and address any questions or concerns you might have.
IS BREAST AUGMENTATION RIGHT FOR YOU?
We have cared for women of all ages seeking breast augmentation, from 20 to 80. Our typical patient for breast augmentation is a 30-year old-woman with children who seeks an improvement in the appearance of the size and shape of her breasts. If you are similarly seeking an improvement, but are unsure, perhaps seeing a “preview” would help you decide if it is right for you.
WANT TO SEE HOW YOU COULD LOOK AFTER A BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Dr. Carney uses the latest imaging technology so you can get a realistic 3D image of your own body within a couple of minutes. During your consultation with Dr. Carney, you will discuss your preferences and he’ll provide options based on your anatomy and desires. With the 3D image, you will be able to assess your options and confirm the choice that best suits your wishes and your body.
You will also have the opportunity to use the new state-of-the-art Virtual Reality 4D Goggles that will allow you to virtually see your future breasts from your perspective.
Can’t wait? You can start now by uploading your own 2D photos, and a 3D image will be created after you create your profile on Crisalix’s website.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation
If you’d like to learn more about breast augmentation, please watch our educational video below. Just select the procedure from the dropdown video menu below. You can also learn more about breast augmentation from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is also a good source of information about breast augmentation. Dr. Carney is a member of both medical societies.
Individual results may vary.