Breast Augmentation in Portsmouth – Personalized, Elegant Results From Dr. Anthony Wilson
Obtaining balanced, attractive proportions is a key part of feeling confident. Many women therefore choose to have breast augmentation surgery in order to improve the shape of their breasts. Breast implants can be used to increase breast volume and to make the breasts rounder and more symmetrical.
For optimal results, each breast augmentation procedure should be personalized to reflect the patient’s body type and individual preferences. At AW Plastic Surgery, we take the time to get to know each of our patients, starting with a comprehensive consultation. We strive to offer compassionate, personalized services that deliver the highest quality of patient care. To learn more about how Dr. Anthony Wilson performs breast augmentation, consult the guide below:
Introduction to Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is frequently sought out in response to natural changes that influence the size and shape of the breasts. Breastfeeding, menopause, and weight loss, for example, can all lead to a decrease in breast volume. When breasts lose their original fullness, the presence of excess skin can make them appear flat and less youthful. Breast implants are an excellent solution for this issue because they support the patient’s existing breast tissue and create pert, natural-looking contours. Breast implants are also frequently used to augment small breasts and give the patient’s figure a classic “hourglass” shape.
Breast augmentation has evolved a great deal since it was initially developed. Today, implants made from biocompatible silicone offer patients a safe, durable option for adding volume to their breasts. Silicone implants are generally considered superior to saline implants because they more accurately mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue.
Meet Dr. Wilson
Anthony Wilson, MD has vast experience performing facial, body, and reconstructive procedures. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and completing training with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wilson has continued to improve his technique to ensure the best results possible. Learn More about Anthony Wilson, MD, and why you should choose the Board-Certified plastic surgeon for your next procedure in the Seacoast Region.
Choosing an Implant Type
Dr. Wilson utilizes two different types of silicone implants: traditional silicone implants and form-stable “gummy bear” implants. Traditional silicone implants are filled with a viscous silicone gel, whereas gummy bear implants are filled with a highly cohesive form of silicone gel that firmly maintains its shape. Like a gummy bear candy, they maintain their shape perfectly even when they’re cut in half. Gummy bear implants are available in both shaped and round forms. Teardrop shaped implants may more closely mimic the natural slope of the breast.
Both of these implant types have distinct advantages: Gummy bear implants are favored by some patients because they’re excellent at retaining their shape over the course of many years; they’re also highly resistant to rippling and leakage. Traditional silicone gel implants, on the other hand have a softer feel that’s reminiscent of natural breast tissue. When you visit AW Plastic Surgery for a consultation, Dr. Wilson will help you choose the right implant shape and material to flatter your figure.
At AW Plastic Surgery we use both Natrelle and Sientra implants.
What Happens During Breast Augmentation?
Before you have surgery, Dr. Wilson will provide you with everything you’ll need to recover comfortably. You’ll be given a prescription for pain medication and a special compression garment to wear after your operation. You will need to wear this garment in place of a conventional bra in order to minimize swelling and speed healing.
Breast augmentation is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, so you’ll be asleep during your operation. This approach ensures complete patient comfort. Once you have been sedated, Dr. Wilson will make a small incision in each breast, inside the inframammary fold. Placing incisions in the fold below the breast effectively hides any scarring beneath the natural overhang of the breast. Inframammary incisions are also necessary for the placement of gummy bear implants. (These implants cannot be compressed for insertion through a more distant incision.)
Usually, breast implants are placed in a pocket directly below the pectoralis muscle. This placement technique uses the patient’s muscle tissue to disguise the upper portion of the implant. This preserves the natural slope of the breasts and stops them from taking on an overly round look. However, subglandular placement (where implants are inserted above the pectoralis muscle) is sometimes a viable alternative for patients who have a substantial amount of natural breast tissue.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
After you wake up from your surgery, you will feel tired and groggy due to the lingering effects of anesthesia. As such, you will need to have someone drive you home from the hospital. You should also ask someone to act as your caregiver for approximately two days after your operation. You may find performing normal everyday tasks difficult during this period due to soreness and swelling.
Most patients report that they feel much better approximately two days after their operation and almost completely recovered at one week. At this time, they’re able to return to work and engage in other light activities. Vigorous activities, like exercise and lifting heavy objects, must still be avoided for another five weeks, however. Dr. Wilson will arrange multiple follow-up appointments with you throughout your recovery in order to gauge your progress and help you stay comfortable. When you have healed completely, he will let you know when you’re ready to exercise again.
Schedule a Consultation
From Breast Augmentation to Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty and everything in-between, Board-Certified plastic surgeon Anthony Wilson, MD offers a wide range of procedures at his Portsmouth, NH office. If you are interested in booking a procedure, take the next steps by scheduling a consultation today.
Who Makes an Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Women of all ages can have breast augmentation surgery, provided that they’re in good health. Certain health conditions, like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, immune system disorders, and bleeding disorders can make you ineligible for invasive surgery. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Wilson will review your complete medical history (including any medications and supplements you’re taking) in order to make sure that you can safely have this procedure. Breast augmentation candidates must also be willing to give up smoking (if they smoke) for at least three weeks before and after their operation.
Finally, if you have not had a recent mammogram, you will need to have one before your breast implants are inserted. While breast implants do not increase the risk of breast cancer, they can make unfavorable changes in breast tissue harder to detect. For this reason, it’s important to be examined prior to having breast augmentation surgery.
Arrange a Breast Augmentation Consultation in Portsmouth, NH
If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, we encourage you to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Anthony Wilson. We look forward to guiding you through the process of breast augmentation and helping you achieve your desired results. Contact our Portsmouth office at (603) 294-4526 to begin your personal transformation.