One of the most commonly requested services at plastic surgery offices across the country is breast augmentation
, which is a change to the look or size of the breasts. It is most common in women who want more of an hour-glass shape. Breast augmentation is a major surgery, so it is important that you understand the procedure completely before scheduling your appointment with Naperville board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina S. Saulis, M.D., F.A.C.S.
What Exactly Is Breast Augmentation?
A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enlarges the breasts. There are two main types of breast augmentations: via fat transfer (from one part of the body to the breasts) or by adding breast implants. Dr. Saulis specializes in implantation surgery, where an incision is made under the breast, or near the areola. A silicone gel filled or saline fluid filled implant is placed in the submuscular position. When finished, the incision is closed and bandaged for healing. The entire process takes from three hours to around one hour to complete.
Common Questions About Breast Enlargement
Patients usually come to Naperville board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis’ office with plenty of questions about the procedure, and that is understandable. There are risks that come with surgery, so it’s important to discuss these with your doctor of choice. One common question is about the risk of infection -- infection is possible with any surgery, so the doctor will prescribe antibiotics. Another question is whether there will be visible scarring and the answer is possibly, but in many cases the scars heal and fade away over time. The incisions are made in a way that minimizes the appearance of scars from the augmentation surgery.
Naperville Breast Augmentation by Dr. Saulis
If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery and have questions, the best course of action is to ask the doctor face to face. Call Dr. Saulis’ office to schedule an in-office consultation.