Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the U.S. And it continues to improve with new implant technology that makes it safer and results that are more natural looking.
Dr. Carl Powell at Powell Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego, is a board-certified breast augmentation expert, who has performed thousands of breast procedures with great success and very happy patients. Dr. Powell understands that women want to feel sexy and desirable, and that this procedure can improve your self-confidence and self-image.
Women of all ages seek breast augmentation to restore or increase size, enhance, regain or restore balance and symmetry, to gain new confidence and feel sexier. Pregnancy, breast feeding and major weight loss can affect the size and shape of your breasts. Breast implants can be combined with a tummy tuck to deliver a mommy makeover.
Perhaps you desire to attain a more appealing figure, or wish to make your clothes fit better; or desire to correct the effects of pregnancy weight loss or aging.Whatever the motivation, Dr. Powell will ensure that you have the information necessary to make an informed choice about breast augmentation.
Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Any woman who seeks to look good in their clothes, and achieve more ideal proportions is a good candidate. Breast augmentation is a personal decision that should be done for yourself and not for someone else. If you feel self-conscious about your breasts and are in good health, and have realistic expectations, you may be a good candidate.
However, breast implants are not always the right or only option. Women who desire to change the shape of their breasts or lift sagging breasts may choose implants along with a breast lift. Implants alone will not accomplish a lift or change of shape.
Types of breast augmentation implants
Breast implants are designed to increase volume and the breasts will retain their original shape and position. There are two basic kinds of implants, saline and silicone. Saline implants provide a uniform shape, firmness and feel. The saline is contained in a shell of silicone. Structured saline implants are designed to make the implant feel more natural. Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel that mimics the feel of natural breasts.They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and fills.
Breast augmentation with Dr. Carl Powell
Statistically, most implants last 7-12 years. However, Dr. Powell’s implants frequently last much longer without complications. How well a woman takes care of her breast implants is just as important as how well they were implanted. Dr. Powell takes time to train you on proper post-op care, including several post-op checkups to assure proper healing. Patients will also learn how to avoid ruptures and shifting of the implants. Dr. Powell’s main goal is for you to enjoy your new breasts for years to come.
Breast augmentation pre-implantation consultation
Dr. Powell offers a free pre-implant sizing consultation to give you a preview of how you will look after the procedure, and help you try out different sizes to assure accurate and realistic expectations.
In a private setting with assistance from our female consultants, you will be provided with external implants and correctly sized bras to try out different sizes. You can even bring your own clothes and bikinis to try on with these test implants. It will be exciting to try on and find your perfect look.
Based on your anatomy, health and aesthetic goals, along with your feedback from the preview, we will recommend the best surgical approach, size and type of implant, and the location of incisions to achieve the best results for you.
The breast augmentation procedure
Dr. Powell will make an incision to place the implant in a pocket either under the pectoral muscle or on top of the muscle based upon your consultation and achieving the best result for you. Like any surgery, breast implant surgery has risks related to anesthesia, bleeding and infection. Dr. Powell will discuss possible risks including changes in nipple or breast sensation, leakage, and scar tissue formation or capsular contraction.
At Powell Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego, our goal is to make your breast implant surgery as easy, safe and as comfortable as possible, and deliver outstanding results. You can expect honesty and direct answers. Meet with Dr. Powell and you will find a cosmetic surgeon that you can trust. And that says a lot!