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Breast Augmentation Seattle Area

Breast Augmentation

Before
After

Before
After

Surgery Type: Breast Augmentation
Incision: Infra-mammary
Placement: Sub-muscular
Implant Info: Smooth round 300 cc
After Photos Taken At: 6 weeks
Description: 23-year-old female, 128 lbs, 5’4” 32A. Likes being smaller breasted but desired improved proportion to better fit clothing.


Breast Augmentation

Before
After

Before
After

Surgery Type: Breast Augmentation
Incision: Infra-mammary
Placement: Sub-muscular
Implant Info: Smooth round 275 cc
After Photos Taken At: 4 months
Description: 23-year-old female, 116 lbs, 5’1” Mild asymmetry 34-B not fully filling cup. Prior to weight loss she was a full C cup and desired a similar size.


Breast Augmentation

Before
After

Before
After

Surgery Type: Breast Augmentation
Incision: Periareolar
Placement: Sub-muscular
Implant Info: Smooth round 400 cc
After Photos Taken At: 6 weeks
Description: 44-year-old female, 128 lbs, 5’6” Patient desired a natural appearance for her frame.


Breast Augmentation

Before
After

Before
After

Surgery Type: Breast Augmentation
Incision: Infra-mammary
Placement: Sub-muscular
Implant Info: Smooth round 600 cc
After Photos Taken At: 6 weeks
Description: 30-year-old female, 159 lbs, 6’0” 34C. Patient desired a size more proportionate to her body frame and similar to when she was breast feeding.

Breast augmentation can enlarge small breasts or restore shape and size following pregnancy or weight loss. It can also be used to improve size match if one breast is larger than the other. In any case, breast implants can make your body frame more proportionate and boost self-confidence. Imagine feeling comfortable in a swimsuit or an evening gown! Despite the many examples you may have seen on TV and in magazines, implants generally are not obvious and a natural look can be obtained. Your breasts should still look like you; only larger and fuller. Before having surgery, think carefully about your goals and expectations so you can clearly communicate them to Dr. Burnett.

There are a multitude of size and shape options currently available in both saline and cohesive silicone gel to provide a good match to your body frame and desired look. These will be discussed at your consultation. If you have lost a significant amount of weight or have skin laxity due to pregnancy and/or breast feeding, a breast lift may also be recommended to optimize your result without compromising on your preferred size choice.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Just as there are different types of implants available, there are also different ways to position those implants. In most cases, the best results can be achieved by placing the implants beneath the pectoral muscles. Dr. Burnett will work with you to decide which method will be best for you.

An incision will be made either in the crease underneath the breast and/or around the areola depending on your personal preference and whether or not a lift will also be needed. Incisions in the armpit or belly button are also possible but do have many disadvantages.

Dr. Burnett will lift your breast tissue and skin to create a pocket into which the implant will be placed and centered under your nipples. The surgery usually takes one to two hours to complete. The incision site will be closed with stitches. You will go home in a front close sports bra to provide support during healing.

RECOVERY

You will probably feel tired and sore for a few days after your surgery. Pain medication is frequently used for up to one week. An infusion pump supplying local anesthetic may also be used and may significantly decrease your need for pain medication. You should avoid reaching over your head during this time. You will also need to wear your sports bra and avoid use of your chest muscles for strength throughout the first month.

Your breasts will be swollen initially and the shape will appear unnatural until the muscles relax. This usually occurs between four and six weeks after surgery. The stitches will be covered by surgical tape, which will stay on until the sutures are removed or dissolve You do not need to do anything to take care of the incisions.