Breast augmentation is a procedure to enlarge the shape or size of a woman’s breasts. Breast augmentation takes approximately 1 hour to perform and is done as an outpatient at a freestanding surgery center. When I perform a cosmetic breast augmentation I will place the implant in the sub-pectoral position, which is beneath the chest wall muscle.
Patients who are good candidates for a breast augmentation include women whose breasts are small or who have lost fullness and shape after pregnancy. Choices for types of implants include silicone gel and saline or inflatable implants. The choice of the implant used is a decision made between the patient and myself. Some patients are better candidates for silicone gel implants because of the thinning of their skin. Some patients may have problems with saline implants due to a rippling of the underlying implant and is a problem that is best discussed with your surgeon.
In choosing a surgeon for your breast augmentation surgery, you should have realistic expectations of the results that can be obtained. I always try to tell my patients that if you start out with good qualities to your breast that you should achieve an excellent result. Patients that have poorer qualities to their breast may not achieve as an ideal result.
Problems associated with women’s breasts include thinning of the skin from a previous pregnancy, weight loss, marked stretch marks on the breast, ptosis or droopiness to the breasts, which might require a breast lift, or mastopexy. Women frequently request a breast augmentation to increase their bust size and allow their clothes to fit better and to look nicer in a swimsuit. Additional reasons are improved self-confidence or to correct loss of breast tissue following pregnancy.
Recovery from cosmetic breast augmentation is usually quick and patients can usually return to work within 2-3 days of their surgery unless their occupation requires heavy lifting in which case it may take several days longer. Using a 24-hour quick recovery approach, where my patients are instructed to begin stretching in the immediate postoperative period, pain is decreased and spasm of the chest wall is almost eliminated. My patients are encouraged to go home following the procedure, shower, and wash their hair on the same day of surgery. By performing stretching of the chest wall muscles, spasm is reduced and postoperative pain is decreased.
Are you considering Breast Augmentation or Breast Implants in Indianapolis? Cosmetic surgeon in Indianapolis, Dr. Richard Linderman has helped many Indianapolis breast augmentation patients achieve a fuller, more shapely and symmetric bust to enhance self-confidence.
Thanks for getting me through the most wonderful thing I’ve ever done for myself. They look fantastic.”
L.H. Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Linderman has performed more than 7,000 Indianapolis breast augmentation procedures. He uses a wide range of breast implants to help meet each patient’s expectations and desires. He uses a unique custom sizing system to assess the individual physical characteristics of each Indianapolis breast implants patient to determine the best size and shape.
Breast Augmentation – Twenty Four Hour Quick Recovery
By using a soft touch technique as described by Dr. John Tebbetts, tissue stretching is minimized, and trauma to the ribs and muscles is eliminated. The creation of the pocket for the breast implant is performed with bloodless electrocautery dissection with no bruising and minimal discomfort. Immediately following surgery, patients are instructed to follow the 24 hours quick recovery routine. The routine begins with a series of exercises and muscle stretching in the recovery room and continues in the immediate post operative period. Most spasm and pain caused by the chest wall muscle is greatly decreased after completing these exercises. Patients are then instructed to return home, have a light snack and shower. It is not uncommon for patients to resume their normal social activities the next day. Read Stephanie’s story.
A common problem that plastic surgery patients frequently request correction of is inversion or one or both nipples of the breast. This condition is more common on one side and may be congenital or acquired. Nipple inversion may make breast-feeding difficult or preclude it entirely. Nipple inversion is caused by shortening of the underlying ducts or lack of development of fibrous tissue beneath the nipple. In many cases the nipple can be manually everted but then inverts when traction is released.
Correction of this distressing condition can be performed under local anesthesia as an office procedure. For questions or to find out more about reversing nipple inversion, contact Dr. Richard Linderman at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Indiana.
A Post–Operative Instruction Sheet is given to all patients
“One of the easiest things I have ever done! The procedure was practically painless! Dr. Linderman and staff were very sensitive, supportive and welcoming. Already have and will continue to send friends and family their way. Overall a very enjoyable, excellent experience.”
Breast Augmentation – A Personal Decision
Cosmetic breast augmentation is a highly personal decision. A woman who is motivated by her own personal desire to enhance her breast contour is an excellent candidate for this procedure. Dr. Richard Linderman is a caring, thoughtful plastic surgeon who you can trust to meet your expectations. With over 28 years of experience and having performed more than 7,000 breast augmentation procedures, he can help you give shape to your dreams.
“I look at myself in the mirror everyday and love what I see.”
Many Indianapolis breast augmentation patients also benefit from a breast lift. To learn more about paring these two procedures, and how Indianapolis breast lift patients have improved their body contour and figure, visit our breast lift page.
In addition to breast enhancement procedures, Dr. Linderman of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Indiana also performs several facial cosmetic procedures. He has helped thousands of Indianapolis facelift, rhinoplasty, and brow lift patients improve their appearance and self-esteem. His extensive experience with a number of plastic surgery procedures ensures each patient achieves maximum results.
A complimentary consultation with Dr. Linderman is the first step to learn how breast augmentation can enhance your breasts’ appearance and improve your body image.
Your education in a non-pressured environment will include:
- A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual size
- The options available in breast augmentation surgery
- The types of breast implants recommended
- Are silicone breast implants right for you?
- Learn more about Breast Augmentation Incisions
- Learn more about Breast Augmentation using Fat Injections
- Learn more about Breast Ptosis
- The likely outcomes of breast augmentation and a discussion of potential risks and complications
- A discussion of your treatment course
- A review of before and after photographs of cosmetic breast surgery
- Choosing the Right Breast Size for Your Body
Dr. Linderman will answer all of your questions and remember there are no bad or incorrect questions. It is his desire that you be adequately informed and comfortable with your decision.
Learn more about breast augmentation recovery.
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