What is Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)?
Breast Augmentation is a highly sought-after cosmetic procedure for women of many ages who are unhappy with their breasts. As women, our bodies are our strength, and childbirth, age, diet, nutrition, and weight loss can all affect our breasts’ shape and size, which in turn affect our confidence.
Whether you’re looking to turn back the clock to your pre-baby years, correct natural breast asymmetry, or simply go up a few cup sizes, Galardi|Bowen|Rosenblum Plastic Surgery is here to help you regain your confidence and restore your breast shape.
Is a Breast Augmentation for you?
Schedule a cosmetic breast augmentation (breast implants) consultation in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News or Suffolk with one of our qualified plastic surgeons to discuss your personal situation. Our knowledgeable staff will meet privately with you to learn about your needs, expectations, proportions, preferences, and lifestyle. You determine all the details, we just guide you and listen.
Our experienced staff may make suggestions or recommendations based on our extensive experience, and desire for you to love your results. When you’re ready to restore your breasts, enhance breast size, improve breast appearance or shape, or correct an imbalance, Galardi/Rosenblum Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach is here to help you look – and feel – your best. Boost your breasts, and your confidence, with Galardi|Bowen|Rosenblum Plastic Surgery.
Can I have a mammogram after having a Breast Augmentation?
Yes. We refer you to the American Medical Association guidelines for mammograms.
When you go to get your mammogram, you will want to tell the technician or mammographer that you have had breast augmentation surgery. They will then employ a special technique to isolate the breast tissue from the implant so that they can get a clear picture of the breast.
Can I have a Breast Augmentation if my breasts sag?
During your consultation, not only will we spend a lot of time deciding what size you ultimately want to be, but we will also spend a fair amount of time analyzing your breast, shape, size, and sag. If you have some sagging, known as breast ptosis, we will address that at the time of consultation.
Many times we do a lift at the same time as breast augmentation with a small implant, which ultimately gives you the best shape and the most natural look.
Several years ago, Dr. Rosenblum developed a unique technique called the “hover lift;” a short incision allows us to lift the breast, the nipple, and areola, at the same time as putting a breast implant in. This procedure gives great results with superior fullness at the top of the breast with the most minimal of scarring.
What about confidentiality?
We have a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center within our facility at Galardi|Bowen|Rosenblum Plastic Surgery. In fact, it is that accreditation that allows us to offer you a state of the art facility with the highest level of safety and the most confidentiality so that whatever you have done is not known to anybody else.
Do I have to go to a hospital for the Breast Aug Surgery?
No. Galardi|Bowen|Rosenblum Plastic Surgery center has a fully-accredited ambulatory surgery center.
Our facility has been there for over 15 years and has been fully accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Accreditation Committee for Ambulatory Surgery Centers.
We get accredited every year and have never had any lapses or negative comments from the reviewers who have accredited our facility.
When can I go back to the gym after breast surgery?
Usually, within 2 weeks, our patients are back in the gym.
While that may vary depending on how aggressive your workouts are or what type of workouts you do, we can customize a workout for you to get you back as soon as possible.
How many Breast Augmentations have you done?
Galardi/Rosenblum Plastic Surgery has performed over 3,000 breast augmentation procedures.
How do I determine what size is best for me?
Most women come in saying they want to be a certain cup size. In reality, very few women know what that cup size will be on their body but all women know what they want to look like after surgery. We spend most of our consultation time sizing you appropriately because when you undergo breast augmentation surgery and 4-5 weeks down the road we want to make sure you look the way you wanted.
During the consultation, we will spend time trying on different size and types of implants to see what looks best on you. Ultimately it is that look that you want, not the letter in the back of your bra.
How much does Breast Augmentation cost?
During your consultation, our patient counselor will be able to give you an exact price for your breast augmentation surgery that will include everything: the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, the operating room, the implants and any other after-care we could foresee.
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How long will I be out of work?
Most women take off 3-5 days and sometimes a week.
Where will the implants be placed…above or under the muscle?
There are three location options, above the muscle (sub glandular), below the muscle (subpectoral) or between the muscle (subfascial). All three locations will be discussed during your consultation. Our goal is to individualize and customize the procedures for you and your anatomy to ensure the best result.
What kind of implants will we use for your Breast Augmentation?
We use the state-of-the-art breast implants including saline and cohesive gel (silicone implants).
Where will the incisions be placed?
In our practice, we have a choice of 3 different types of incisions.
1. Around the areola
2. In the inframammary fold, the breast crease below the areola or nipple
While many women have preferences to which incision they want to use, we often wait until the consultation is done and then we discuss the merits of each incision. Often times, multiple incisions can be used with equal efficacy. However, with some patients, their body type or breast type lends them to one incision being preferred over the other.
Can you have other procedures done during a Breast Augmentation?
Yes, you can, and it is something we would discuss during your personal consultation. Sometimes our patients who are having a breast augmentation are often having a breast lift, a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or liposuction on different troublesome areas of their bodies.
The mommy makeover can include breast augmentation with a breast lift and a tummy tuck that sometimes includes some liposuction in other areas.