After administering sedation, Dr. Hermann will make a conservative incision and expertly position the implant. If you choose saline instead of silicone, he will insert a deflated implant and add saline once it is securely in place. Then, he will close the incision with sutures and place a dressing. Once you wake up, we will keep you in the office for about an hour to monitor your condition, after which you will be free to go home and rest. During the next few weeks, our team is available to guide you through your recovery.
Weighing Benefits and Risks
- Better-fitting clothing
- Confidence to wear a broader range of outfits
- A more proportional figure
- Improved body image and self-esteem
Like all surgical procedures, there are certain risks involved with breast augmentation. Some of these include:
Any time a foreign object is placed in the body, scar tissue forms around it. This scar tissue, called a capsule, naturally forms around the implant following breast augmentation. However, in some cases, this capsule contracts and hardens, resulting in discomfort and a distorted appearance. The only way to fully address capsular contracture is to undergo a capsulectomy, a procedure in which the entire implant and associated scar tissue is removed.
If the breast implant becomes folded or wrinkled, it can cause a rippling appearance on the surface of the breast. Should this occur, your surgeon may recommend replacing your existing implants with either silicone-gel or smooth-surface alternatives.
As with all surgical treatments, infection is a possible complication. If you run a fever or notice redness, inflammation, or tenderness, you could have an infection. Depending on the cause of infection, your surgeon may prescribe a round of oral antibiotics or recommend removing the implant until the infection is under control.
When a saline implant ruptures, it is immediately noticeable and the saline is simply absorbed into the body. If a silicone implant ruptures, it is not always evident right away. However, patients may develop symptoms such as pain, swelling, or changes in the shape of the breast. Revision surgery is necessary to correct these issues.
Numb or Sensitive Nipples
Some degree of numbness or sensitivity is to be expected following breast augmentation. In most cases, these side effects diminish within a few months. However, it is possible for patients to experience prolonged sensitivity or numbness. Some individuals state that they experienced these issues for up to five years after treatment.
Breast Augmentation and Pregnancy
Many patients decide to pursue this procedure after having a baby to restore their breasts to their original shape and form. It is also important to note that most women will still be able to breastfeed successfully following breast augmentation. In some cases, however, implants can contribute to inadequate breast milk production. To minimize this risk, choose a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in breast procedures.
Why Choose Our Practice?
As a fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Hermann has the education, experience, and skills to help you achieve the results you desire. At North Texas Breast and Plastic Surgery Center, we have invested in state-of-the-art technology, including the advanced BodyLogic system, to provide more predictable and aesthetically pleasing results.
Flexible Financing Options
Although breast augmentation is not covered by insurance, we offer several options to help minimize out-of-pocket expenses. We firmly believe that financial concerns should not keep you from becoming the person you want to be. Our staff can help you arrange a flexible payment plan through CareCredit® or United Medical Credit. We also accept cash and all major credit cards. During an initial consultation at our practice, our team can help you determine a personalized payment plan to fit your needs and budget.
Create the Figure You Desire
A breast augmentation from Dr. Hermann can enhance your bustline to give you the curvy, feminine figure you desire. If you live in or around the Dallas metroplex and want to elevate your appearance, call our office at (940) 387-4900 or send us a message online to learn more. You can also learn more by reviewing our breast augmentation FAQ.