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Breast Augmentation

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Whether you’re looking to correct or improve the symmetry of your breasts, or want to enlarge your breasts or reshape them, or improve their appearance and size after pregnancy or significant weight loss, breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is for you.

Using his knowledge and skills, Dr. Jimerson will be able to increase not only the fullness of your breasts but their projection as well. Breast augmentation surgery can also improve the overall balance of your figure, and enhance your self-image while boosting your self-confidence.

Please be aware that breast augmentation surgery is not designed to correct severely drooping breasts. If this is the problem, Dr. Jimerson may recommend a separate procedure called a breast lift.

Overview

Costs can vary based on individual patient needs and the amount of surgery required. The average cost for breast augmentation surgery is $5,000.

The costs involved in this procedure include facility fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure. We do offer financing plans to qualified patients that require it. Please ask us for details.

As with most elective cosmetic procedures, there are several basic criteria that determine if you’re a good candidate for a breast augmentation procedure. They include:

Your weight is stable
You’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts or feel that they’re too small
Your breasts are not symmetrical
You’ve lost a lot of weight and your breasts are sagging or losing shape
Your breast have shrunk after pregnancy
You have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
Costs can vary based on individual patient needs and the amount of surgery required. The average cost for breast augmentation surgery is $3,700.

The costs involved in this procedure include facility fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure. We do offer financing plans to qualified patients that require it. Please ask us for details.

After your breast augmentation, you’ll have gauze dressings and elastic bandages applied to reduce swelling and bruising. You’ll also be given a support bra to wear for a few weeks following the surgery.

Dr. Jimerson will prescribe pain medications to keep you comfortable after the procedure. He will also discuss when you can drive, exercise and resume normal activities and exercise.

You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your incisions following your surgery. Swelling will present for a few weeks following your breast augmentation procedure.

You can expect to see results from your breast augmentation surgery immediately after the procedure. This will improve over time as the swelling reduces. The incision scars will fade over time as well.

Just be aware that breast implants are not designed to last over a lifetime. You need to have annual exams by Dr. Jimerson to monitor the health of your breasts and the integrity of the implants. You may need to have the implant replaced in time.

Different factors can impact the implants, like aging, weight change, gravity and hormonal changes.

Be sure to follow Dr. Jimerson’s instruction following your procedure to obtain optimal results.

Prior to the breast augmentation surgery you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the surgery.

He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos are usually taken, both before and after the surgery.

You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.

What happens prior to the breast augmentation surgery? You will have lab tests, and the doctor may have you take new medications or adjust the medications that you’re currently taking.

Avoid taking medications that can increase bleeding, like aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and various herbal supplements;

If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.

Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.

  • Areola: Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.
  • Augmentation mammaplasty: Breast enlargement or breast enhancement by surgery.
  • Breast Augmentation: Also known as augmentation mammaplasty; breast enlargement or breast enhancement by surgery.
  • Breast Implants: Medical devices placed in your body to enhance an existing breast size or to reconstruct your breast. Breast implants fall into two categories: saline breast implants and silicone breast implants.
  • Capsular contracture: A complication of breast implant surgery which occurs when scar tissue that normally forms around the implant tightens and squeezes the implant and becomes firm.
  • General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
  • Hematoma: Blood pooling beneath the skin.
  • Inframammary incision: An incision made in the fold under the breast.
  • Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
  • Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
  • Mammogram: An x-ray image of the breast.
  • Mastectomy: The removal of breast tissue, typically to rid the body of cancer.
  • MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; a painless test to view tissue similar to an x-ray.
  • Periareolar incision: An incision made at the edge of the areola.
  • Saline implants: Breast implants filled with salt water.
  • Silicone implants: Breast implants filled with an elastic gel.
  • Submammary or subglandular placement: Breast implants placed directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle.
  • Submuscular or subpectoral placement: Breast implants placed under the pectoral muscle, which is located between the breast tissue and chest wall.
  • Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.
  • Transaxillary incision: An incision made in the underarm area.
  • Ultrasound: A diagnostic procedure that projects high frequency sound waves into the body and records the echoes as pictures.

During your appointment, it’s good to ask Dr. Jimerson questions about your surgery.

Here are some questions to consider:

  • What surgical technique is recommended?
  • How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?
  • What risks are associated with my surgery?
  • What type of complications can happen?
  • When will I be able to see the results of my surgery?
  • Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?

Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.

Dr. Jimerson and his team have years of extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. He has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques that bring patients exceptional, long-lasting results.

The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.

The best way to determine if breast augmentation surgery is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, click here.

Saline breast implants

Saline implants give your breasts a uniform shape, feel and firmness. They’re filled with saline water, and if the implants ever leak, the saline is easily absorbed by your body.

Gummy bear breast implants

“Gummy Bear” implants maintain their shape at all times. These implants provider a firmer feel than silicone implants and are less likely to break, and offer more projection to the breasts.

Round breast implants

Round implants produce a full appearance than other implants, and offer a much higher projection appearance as well.

 In addition to implants, another option is to have a fat transfer breast augmentation. Dr. Jimerson will use liposuction to take fat from other areas of your body and inject it back into your breasts. This only produces a small increase in breast size, but is the most natural feeling of all types of implants.

There are even more types, but the best approach to deciding on which type is right for you is to have a conversation with Dr. Jimerson. He will recommend the right type of breast implant for your particular preferences regarding shape and size of your breasts.

Schedule your appointment

The best way to determine if breast augmentation surgery is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, click here.

Related Procedures

Step 1 – Anesthesia

You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedures, your health history and his preferences.
Breast Augmentation

Step 2 – The incision

In order to ensure that there is minimal visible scarring, Dr. Jimerson has several incision options that he will discuss with you.

All incisions are used to insert the breast implant, regardless of the type used. They include periareolar incision, which is made around the areola. The inframammary incision is made underneath the breast, in the area where it meets the body. In the transaxillary incision, access for the implant is made underneath the arm, in the armpit area.

Breast Augmentation Inframammary Incision

Breast Augmentation Periareolar Incision

Breast Augmentation Transaxillary Incision

Step 3 – Inserting and placing the breast implant

There are two options for placing the implant; one is under the pectoral muscle, the other is right behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle. This will depend on the type of implant, your body type, how much increase in size is desired and Dr. Jimerson’s preference.

Breast Augmentation Inserting and placing the breast implant subglandular placement

Breast Augmentation Inserting and placing the breast implant

Once the implants are inserted, the incisions are closed using sutures, surgical tape or surgical glue. You’ll be able to see the results immediately after surgery, but some swelling will be present.

Risks involved in breast augmentation surgery

As with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks or complications. You have to determine if the benefits that you’ll obtain from your procedure outweigh the risks involved.

Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks may include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Poor wound healing
  • Deep fatty tissue necrosis
  • Changes in nipple or sensation in the breast
  • Improper positioning of the implants
  • Implant leakage/rupture
  • Skin wrinkling over the implant
  • Numbness or skin sensation changes
  • Skin loss
  • Recurrent looseness of skin
  • Possible need to revise the surgery
  • Problems with sutures that may require removal

It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!

Breast Implants and Safety

It’s important for you to know that breast implants will not impair breast health. Scientific studies have shown that there are no links between having a breast implant and autoimmune diseases.

Please remember that breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime, and future surgery may be needed to replace one or both implants. Your breast appearance may change over long periods of time due to pregnancy, weight loss or menopause.

You should have regular breast examinations to monitor your breast implants.

Schedule your appointment

The best way to determine if breast augmentation surgery is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, click here.