Breast Augmentation in Atlanta, GA
Having breasts that are too small for your frame or otherwise out of proportion with the rest of your body makes you feel less attractive and self-conscious. Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, helps women like you in Atlanta, Forsyth County and Cumming, Georgia, achieve improved breast size and shape with breast augmentation surgery at Atlanta Aesthetics. Dr. Cristen Catignani, an Atlanta plastic surgeon, also helps patients achieve a full look at Atlanta Aesthetics.
Surgery to Enlarge the Breasts
Breast augmentation is the most desired plastic surgery procedure performed annually in the United States. Breast augmentation is a popular choice because it improves breast shape, size, and enhancement to give a woman a more proportional figure along with the attractive curves she has always desired. Every woman wants to feel good about her body, and since most of us are not born with a voluptuous figure, breast augmentation can help you achieve the shapely breasts that reflect your personal beauty and style. Although approximately 80% of women who request enlargements do so for cosmetic reasons, the remaining 20% account for medical reasons, such as the need for a reconstructed breast after suffering from breast cancer or for accident victims who have experienced traumatic injuries to their breasts.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Women choose to have breast augmentation surgery for many reasons that include breasts that are:
- Too small
- Different in size
- Deflated after pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Smaller after childbirth
- Not full enough
Breast augmentation also helps with:
- Restoring breast volume after significant weight loss
- Correcting changes to shape or size from the natural aging process
- Reconstruction and augmentation after injury or illness
Evaluation for Breast Augmentation
The first step when considering breast augmentation is to contact Atlanta Aesthetics so that we can schedule your consultation with Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani. During your initial visit, they will thoroughly assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your specific cosmetic goals for breast augmentation. Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani will evaluate the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the placement of your nipples and areolas to determine the best treatment plan for you and, in some cases, they may recommend additional cosmetic procedures to improve your overall results. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation, they will explain all of the options along with the details of the surgery and any possible complications and risks involved. Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani both realize that every woman is unique in both her desires and anatomy and that is why they will take the time necessary to understand your expectations and customize a treatment plan designed exclusively for you.
Selecting an Implant Size, Shape and Fill
Most women have an idea of what they want their new breasts to look like, and in order to achieve that look, the proper size and shape of the implant must be selected. The two current implants available today are either saline or silicone. Both implant types are approved as safe to use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (with each offering its own advantages) and during your consultation, Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani will help you decide which type is right for you. Saline-filled implants are made of a silicone outer shell, and they are filled with a saltwater solution that is easily absorbed by the body in case of implant rupture. Saline breast implants are filled after implant placement, so they require a smaller incision and the saline-filled implant is slightly firmer, so it does have a greater chance of rippling. A silicone implant is composed of a silicone outer shell filled with a thick, silicone gel. This type of implant is known for its natural appearance and feel, and there is less chance of visible rippling although they do require a larger incision.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation is typically performed using general anesthesia (although, in some cases, other options are available), and it takes one to two hours depending on the extent of the surgery. One of the most important aspects of breast augmentation is the forming of the implant pockets where Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani will create space for the implants to be inserted. These pockets are the “foundation” for your new breasts and achieving proper structure requires a small release of the chest muscle (pectoralis major), which creates a more beautiful breast shape. Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani will make the incisions for your breast augmentation in inconspicuous places to minimize scar visibility and, in most cases, eventually all types of scarring will heal becoming hardly noticeable.
The choices of incision location include:
- Transaxillary Incision located in the armpit
- Inframammary Incision located in the crease on the underside of the breast
- Periareolar Incision located around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple)
After the incision is made, Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani will insert the implants and the placement will determine the way the breast will project itself after the surgery. Placing the breast implant above the muscle (sub-glandular) produces a more rounded, fuller look that many women choose even though it may not look as natural while placing the implant underneath the chest wall muscle (sub-muscular) is more common and produces a natural shaped look. After the implants have been inserted and positioned beneath the nipples, the incisions will be stitched closed, taped, and bandaged and within a few days the bandages will be replaced with a surgical bra. Although it is normal to feel tired and sore after your breast augmentation, this can be controlled with medication and will subside in a few days with most patients returning to work after one week.
For many women, the results of breast augmentation surgery can be exhilarating as they learn to appreciate their new, voluptuous appearance. Through careful planning and precise surgical technique, Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani will create the breasts you have always dreamed of and they understand that women want natural-looking breasts, with an appropriate size, shape, and feel that fits harmoniously with their overall frame and body type. At Atlanta Aesthetics, Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani look forward to discussing your cosmetic goals during a one-on-one, confidential consultation so please call our office today.
Atlanta Breast Augmentation Cost and Financing Options
The cost of breast augmentation surgery includes the facility, anesthesiologist, surgeon, medications and other factors. As such, the total cost of your breast augmentation surgery is determined once Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani plan your surgery. Atlanta Aesthetics accepts payment by cash, personal check, credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Do you feel embarrassed by the small size of your breasts? Atlanta plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Cristen Catignani and Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, are leading breast augmentation plastic surgeons who help women feel better about themselves with breast augmentation surgery. If you live in Cumming, Forsyth County and other areas around Atlanta, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.