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Breast Augmentation

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Personalized, Elegant Results From Dr. Anthony Wilson 

Obtaining balanced, attractive proportions is a key part of feeling confident. Because of that, many women choose to have breast augmentation surgery to improve their breast size and shape. Breast implants can be used to increase breast volume and to make the breasts rounder and more symmetrical. 

For optimal results, each breast surgery 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. Patient must be current non-smoker. We strive to offer compassionate, personalized cosmetic surgery services that deliver the highest quality in patient care.  

  • What is Breast Augmentation?

    Breast augmentation (or breast implant surgery) is frequently sought out in response to natural changes that influence the size and shape of the breasts. Breastfeeding, menopause, pregnancy, and weight loss 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.

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BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Anthony Wilson

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When you are seeking a qualified and talented plastic surgeon, look no further than board-certified Dr. Anthony Wilson with AW Plastic Surgery. Dr. Wilson has a passion for both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and the body. He takes deep satisfaction in giving his patients the tools they need to feel confident, whole, and beautiful, no matter where they are in their aesthetic journey.

Dr. Wilson is recognized as an expert in cosmetic facial enhancement through both surgical and non-surgical measures. He is a national trainer for Revance and attends industry training to stay on top of the latest techniques. He conducts a multi-layered approach to aging and aesthetics, combining skincare and surgery to achieve a customized, natural result. Part of AW Plastic Surgery’s positive patient results stem from a stellar supporting group of aesthetic professionals. Dr. Wilson is backed by a strong team of injectors, nurses, and aestheticians at AW Plastic Surgery who ensure a high level of service.

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  • The Breast Augmentation Procedure

    Before 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 or surgical bra to wear after your operation. You will need to wear this garment in place of a conventional bra to minimize swelling and speed up the healing process.

    Breast augmentation starts with the administration of general anesthesia. You’ll be asleep during your operation to ensure complete 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.

    The implants are placed in a pocket directly below the pectoral muscle. This placement technique uses the muscle tissue to disguise the upper portion of the implant, preserving the natural slope of the breasts and stopping them from taking on an overly round look.

    However, subglandular placement (where implants are inserted above the pectoral muscle) is sometimes a viable alternative for patients who have a substantial amount of natural breast tissue.

  • Recovery

    After you wake up from the breast implant procedure, 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 one to two days after your operation. You may find performing everyday tasks difficult during this period due to soreness and swelling.

    Most patients report that they feel much better two days after surgery. At one week post-surgery, you’ll likely be able to return to work and engage in light activities. Vigorous activities, like exercise and lifting heavy objects, must still be avoided for another five weeks.

    The AW team will arrange multiple follow-up appointments with you throughout your recovery in order to gauge your progress and ensure you’re comfortable and healing properly. When you have healed completely, he will let you know when you’re ready to exercise and do more intense activities again.

    While you may see initial results a few weeks after surgery as the implants settle, it typically takes a few months for the final results to show up.

  • Schedule a Consultation

    Are you ready to enhance your breasts with breast augmentation surgery? Why wait any longer? Achieve the curves you’ve always wanted at AW Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation today by calling our Portsmouth, NH office or using our online contact form. We can’t wait to help you have the body of your dreams!

  • Breast Augmentation FAQs

    How Do I Pick the Right Implants?

    Implant selection is patient-specific. There are four factors to consider  Shape, texture, size, and fill. The majority of breast augmentations in the United States are done with smooth, round implants. In most cases, Dr. Wilson uses smooth round implants, but in rare instances, a textured implant may be necessary to provide the ideal patient outcome. The size of an implant and the dimensions are based on the consultation and desired outcome. Patients generally choose silicone gel implants since they have a more natural feel.

    Will There Be A Scar?

    Yes. There is typically a 3 cm scar placed under the breastfold that is easily hidden in clothing and bathing suits.

    Will I Be Able to Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

    Most patients can breastfeed after breast augmentation. There is no known risk to the baby.

    Can an Implant Break? How Would I Know If It Did?

    Implant shells can rupture. Different manufacturers quote different rates of implant rupture. Modern silicone implants are “cohesive,” meaning, unlike prior silicone implants, these implants do not leak but keep their form. An MRI can easily detect the rupture of a silicone implant if this is ever a concern. When saline implants rupture, the volume of the implant is lost. The saline is reabsorbed into the body without any consequence.

    Can I Still Get Mammograms After Breast Implants Are Placed?

    Yes! Mammograms are still possible following a breast augmentation. The mammogram technologist will perform special views to visualize the breast tissue.

    Will Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

    Currently, there is an ongoing investigation to determine the link between implants and a lymphoma known as ALCL. There is a correlation between textured implants and this form of cancer.

    What Type of Breast Implant Looks and Feels Most Natural?

    Silicone gel implants have the most natural feeling and appearance.

    Will I Have Drains After Breast Augmentation?

    Dr. Wilson does not use drains in his breast augmentations.

    Will Sutures Need to Be Removed After Breast Augmentation?

    All sutures are dissolving and will not need to be removed after your surgery.

    How Long Will I Be Out of Work?

    This depends on what you do for work. In general, patients with most office-type jobs can expect 4 to 7 days of downtime before returning to work. Patients with more physical jobs can expect closer to two weeks.

    How Long Before I Can Exercise?

    We recommend that you wait two weeks before you start light exercise. Light exercise includes activities that do not use your arms, such as treadmill walking, stationary bike, etc. At two to six weeks, you can start increasing your activities and then fully incorporate your arms into your activities.

    Will My Nipple Lose Sensation?

    Loss of nipple sensation is a very rare complication of breast augmentation. More often, there is an initial hypersensitivity of the nipple that persists for one or two months following the surgery and resolves as the implants settle into place and the skin stretches.

    My Breasts Feel Tight After Surgery. Will I Hurt Something If I Move?

    It is completely normal to have a tight feeling in the breasts following your surgery. It is okay to move and stay active, and, in fact, this is a good thing as it prevents blood clots and helps with the healing process.

    Do I Need to Wear a Bra After Breast Augmentation?

    We recommend you wear a bra following your augmentation to provide support to the implants and the healing tissues. You should not wear an underwire bra until six weeks have passed. This is to protect your incision.

    Is This Operation Performed Under General Anesthesia?

    Yes. This operation is performed under general anesthesia.

    Does Someone Have to Stay With Me After Surgery?

    Given that you will have pain medications and general anesthesia, we recommend that you have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours. You will also need a ride to and from the procedure center.

    Will I Need My Breast Implants Replaced in The Future?

    Most patients who undergo breast augmentation will, at some point, need a revision or exchange of their implants. There is no definitive lifetime to any implant; however, as your breast tissue and skin age, changes are often needed to preserve the natural look and position of the implant.

Types of Implants Available At AW Plastic Surgery 

Dr. Wilson utilizes form-stable “gummy bear” breast implants (also called cohesive silicone gel implants). 

Gummy bear implants are filled with a highly cohesive form of silicone gel that firmly maintains its shape. Like 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 more closely mimic the natural slope of the breast. 

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.  

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I can not say enough good things about Dr. Wilson and his staff. I did a lot of research to stay local with my procedure and Dr. Wilson really impressed me with his qualifications. Even more so, after meeting Dr. Wilson and his staff, I felt more comfortable and reassured with his expertise. He is incredibly talented at what he does and the final outcome surpassed my expectations. I highly recommend Dr. Wilson and his office!

– Britini B.

My experience with Anthony and his staff was fabulous. From the moment I walked into the office, I was greeted, and treated like royalty. The level of professionalism was spot on. From day one, my interactions with Anthony and his nursing and administrative staff increased my confidence and trust that I was choosing the right surgeon. All my questions and concerns were answered, and I was never made to feel uncomfortable. My face looks amazing. My eyes brightly shine on my face and my lift has made me feel and look years younger. Thank you all for an amazing three months. Unfortunately, I probably won’t see you again because this face is going to last me a lifetime.

– Michelle V.

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