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Breast Augmentation in Lexington, KY

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Many women go through life feeling embarrassed about small or disproportionate breasts. Small or unshapely breasts can make clothes, bras and bathing suits unflattering and uncomfortable. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden affords residents of Lexington, Georgetown, and surrounding areas of Kentucky a chance to change these things by performing breast augmentations.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

There are several reasons to get a breast augmentation other than the emotional uplift that it brings. Of course, a breast augmentation will improve your overall balance, bring fullness to your figure and enhance your self-confidence, but it can also restore your breasts to their former shape after pregnancy or large weight loss, or reconstruct a breast after a mastectomy or critical injury.

What Methods are there for Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Dowden uses both the submuscular and subglandular placement of breast prosthesis through axillary, inframammary, or periareolar incisions. The incision point will be determined by several factors including body type and implant size, as well as any existing scar tissues of other physical characteristics that may preclude one or more approaches.

What Can I Expect During and After a Breast Augmentation?

The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and usually doesn’t require an overnight stay at the hospital unless there are complications. During the surgery, the patient is most often put under a general anesthetic, although, in some cases, a local anesthetic is used along with intravenous sedation. When the procedure is over, the incisions are covered with sterile gauze, and the breasts are wrapped and supported with a special bra.

What is the Recovery Period for Breast Augmentation?

The dressings on incisions are removed at approximately one week. The goal for unrestricted activity, such as workouts is 21 days. Most women can return to their daily activities in four or five days. Breast augmentation is unique for each patient, and if complications arise recovery may take longer.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider breast augmentation:

  • You believe your breasts:
    • Are too small for your body.
    • Have become smaller or less firm after you’ve had children.
    • Have become smaller due to weight loss.
  • You feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting or low-cut tops.
  • Clothes that fit your hips are too large at the bust line.
  • One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other.

How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost in Lexington?

Breast augmentation prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.

Are There Side Effects for Breast Augmentation?

Side effects are generally mild and consist of swelling and bruising in the incision areas. There is some risk of major complications due to implant leakage or capsular contracture (scar tissue constricting around the implant), although these risks are mitigated by the newer methods and implant technologies. There is a chance for loss of feeling in the breast area or, more commonly, transient hypersensitivity.

If you want to learn more or have any questions about breast augmentation, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.

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