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BREAST IMPLANTS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven K. White: Breast Augmentation Case 1
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What Are Breast Implants?


Breast Implants will enlarge and reshape your breasts. The intended result is a size and shape that will make you feel comfortable and confident, fits your body in a natural way and ultimately improves your appearance.

Today, there are many new implant options that are extremely safe and very durable. Under the muscle surgeries ensure a more natural placement while keeping the implants stabilized, and special micro-surgery techniques will help avoid unsightly scars. Dr. White can even use small incisions through the nipple to ensure that nothing is ever visible after your procedure. Other techniques place your implants just below the breast glands depending on your goals. Dr. White can discuss your personal needs with you and help you find the best solution.

Why You May Want to Consider Breast Implants


Size.
Maybe you just want larger breasts - guess what, you're not alone! This is the #1 reason that women decide to have breast implant surgery. If you feel that you would be happier and more full of life with larger breasts, Myrtle Beach Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven White can help you decide on the best size that will give you the figure that you're dreaming of.

Asymmetry.
If your breasts are asymmetrical, or unbalanced, you may want to have breast augmentation to balance your breasts and make it easier to find clothes that fit and to help you feel better about your body. No matter if it's a swimsuit or your wedding gown, or in the buff, having breasts that are more symmetrical will give you more confidence!

Post-pregnancy.
After pregnancy and/or nursing, you may notice that your breasts have lost volume, that the skin is not as taught. Your breasts just seem saggy, less round and less full than before. For some people this is one of the bigger disappointments in the changes of your body after having children. You may want breast enhancement as part of a Mommy Makeover which is a combination of procedures that Dr. White can use to help restore your body to it's pre-pregnancy state. A Mommy Makeover may include a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift or other procedure, as well as breast implants.

Weight loss.
Weight loss can cause significant changes to the size and shape of a woman's breasts. If you've lost a lot of weight and your breasts are deflated, breast augmentation surgery can help you to gain the shape that you want.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Implants?


Breasts that are more attractive.
Whatever your starting point, you know that you want larger, fuller, and more attractive breasts. Board Certified Myrtle Beach Breast Augmentation Surgeon, Dr. Steven White will start by finding out what you consider to be the most attractive size and shape for breasts, and then help you determine how best to reach your perfect size and shape. You'll likely feel more confident after the surgery, and find yourself enjoying activities like shopping for clothing and spending time on the beach more than ever before!

Breasts that fit your body comfortably.
Your boyfriend or husband may be lobbying for a size DD, but you need to be sure that you will be comfortable with the breasts that you choose. Implants that are too large can look and feel unnatural, and you may find them difficult to live with on a daily basis. As difficult as it is to find clothing for a very small chest, it can also be a challenge to find clothing that fits larger breasts. Dr. White will help you confidently decide on an implant size that will look and feel natural and comfortable on your body.

What Can I Expect At My Initial Consultation?


If you are considering this procedure, please schedule a time to come in for a consultation with Dr. White. Your initial exam and consultation will take an hour or more. In your consultation, Dr. White will:

As part of the process, Dr. White will give you the opportunity to look at photographs of his former patients to view some of his earlier work so that you can see for yourself what to expect if he performs your breast augmentation. He will also discuss with you the size and shape of the breast implants that you desire, and how your frame, height and other features affect your choices. He will let you know what you can expect from your breast augmentation. It is important that you and Dr. White agree on the the expected outcome of your surgery in order to obtain the best results. Call us today to schedule your consultation with top plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven White. He has earned a reputation as providing some of the best breast augmentations in Myrtle Beach & the Eastern Carolinas.

What Will the Procedure Be Like?


Your breast augmentation surgery is an out-patient procedure. After your consultation and examination at his office in Myrtle Beach, Dr. White will be able to estimate the length of time that you can expect your procedure to take. Dr. White will take his time to make sure that your results are beautiful and meet your expectations.

Your surgery will be performed while you are under a general anesthetic. Before surgery, you and Dr. White will have selected your breast implants including the size and material that will be used during your surgery so that you will look amazing. Using a small incision that will minimize scarring, Dr. White will gently and carefully place the implants into your breasts. Most people do not experience significant amounts of pain and discomfort during or after this procedure. Prescription pain medications will help with any discomfort you experience, and medical complications are usually rare.

What Will Recovery Be Like?


Same day.
You will be closely monitored and cared for in our surgery center until you are ready to go home. You'll need someone to drive you home and help you for the first 24 hours after your surgery. When you arrive home, it's important to lie down and rest with pillows to support your back and arms. Make sure that your medications are within easy reach, and have ice packs available to place over your breasts.

First week.
Your breasts will be supported by a surgical bra and/or bandages during the first few days after your surgery. You'll need to leave this on and avoid taking a shower for a few days. You should get lots of rest, and lift nothing over 10 pounds. When you are not resting, you may walk and stretch around your house if you are feeling up to it, but do not do any other form of exercise. At your first post-op visit, Dr. White will remove your dressings so that you will be able to see your new breasts for the first time! There may be some bruising and swelling, however this is both normal and expected. Your implants may sit higher on your chest during this time but they will settle into place in just a few weeks.

Ten days.
Many patients return to work after about a week to 10 days. You will need to wear the bra prescribed for you by Dr. White exactly as you are directed, so that your breasts will heal properly and the implant placement will remain correct. You will want to continue to limit your exercise and lifting for the next few weeks in order to ensure the safest recovery.

6 Weeks.
You will likely be almost fully recovered at around six weeks post-procedure. You should be doing most of what you enjoyed doing before your breast enhancement surgery.

3-6 months.
You'll look and feel great. Any swelling and bruising should be gone, and your small scars will be healing nicely and easily concealed. Your implants will have settled into their correct locations, and your activity level should be normal - just as it was before your surgery. You should be enjoying your new shape, and your confidence and sense of well-being will likely have improved greatly by this time!






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