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What Is A Breast Augmentation?
By Wesley Hall Jr.

Also scientifically known as mammoplasty, breast augmentation is a surgical procedure done to enhance and improve the size, and shape of a woman's breasts. This reshaping of the breast is done to increase breast size, to remedy the reduction of volume in the breasts after pregnancy, to balance both breast sizes, and to reconstruct the breasts after breast reconstruction surgery.

How is breast augmentation done?

There are four methods in the insertion and positioning of breast implants. These methods vary according to the patient's body type and preferences regarding the placement of the implant and incision. Dr. Hall and Dr. Wrye are one of the preferred breast augmentation surgeons in Reno Nevada and allow their patients to choose one of three implantation techniques; around the nipple (periareolar), beneath one's breast (inframammary), or along a crease in the armpit (axillary). The implants will be inserted after lifting the skin and breast tissue through the created incision and placed against the wall of the chest or pectoral muscle.

Breast Augmentation High Profile
Before breast augmentation surgery

Before

After breast augmentation surgery

After

What type and size of implant suits me?

During the consultation session Dr. Hall or Dr. Wrye will guide you with your decision of implant type and size that suit your body best. There will be two types of breast implants to choose from: a silicone shell that's filled with a saline (salt-water) solution, or with silicone gel. Dr. Hall or Dr. Wrye will also discuss the pros and cons of each type of implant as well as other features including a smooth or textured implant, round or tear-drop shaped shells, and low, medium, or high projection as well as the diameter.

Do I qualify for a breast augmentation surgery?

To undergo a successful mammoplasty, patients need to be in good health both physically and mentally. Women who have physically fit or healthy bodies, reasonable and realistic preferences regarding their target breast size and shape can expect significant improvement from breast augmentation.

How Will the Surgery Go?

All breast augmentation surgeries are performed in a fully-accredited surgical center or an outpatient hospital facility. A typical operation lasts for about one hour. Both Dr. Hall and Dr. Wrye will operate on a patient at the same time. By doing this the patients isn’t under anesthesia for a great amount of time and they feel that by working together they can achieve a more balanced and natural look for their patients.

Patients will be prepped by the nurses at the surgery center. The doctor will meet with you, answer any last minute questions you may have and confirm size, shape and incision placement before going into surgery. You will then be given a dose of general anesthesia, where you will be put gently to sleep.

What Do I Do during Recovery?

Fatigue and soreness will be felt following your breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Hall and Dr. Wrye will be prescribing the appropriate medication to control whatever pain and discomfort you may have post-operation. We expect patients to be up and walking around 24 hours after surgery and back to most normal activities within a week or two.  However, each person has a specific recovery period based on the kind of activity she typically does daily. After your post-operation visit (one week following the surgery), the doctors will look to see if swelling, shape and size are appropriate and if your incisions are healing properly. Instructions on how to massage your breasts will be taught to help prevent any capsules from forming. You will know your other post-operative instructions in detail during your pre-operative appointment with the nurse or medical assistant a week to four days before your scheduled surgery.

Are there any risks?

As in any other surgery, there can be risks and other complications that may arise following a breast augmentation procedure. These risks may be implant breakage or leakage, sensitivity change of the nipples, and infection around the implant. However, these complications are experienced by only a very small number of women. Nevertheless, Dr. Hall and Dr. Wrye will thoroughly discuss all the consequences and health risks you may encounter after a breast augmentation.

What happens after surgery?

Women who have a breast augmentation implants are often very pleased and satisfied with the results, which include a fuller appearance of the breast, increased self-confidence, and a renewed personal outlook. Drs. Hall and Wrye know how personal the decision to have surgery is, so they always take the time to present personalized and customized surgical programs for their patients according to their desires and preferences. Dr. Hall and Dr. Wrye are experts in breast augmentation surgery located in Reno, Nevada, call us now for free consultation 775-284-8296.