Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures today. With the advance of newer materials and techniques, Kansas Surgical Arts is here to help women achieve the look they have always desired.
Reasons for Augmentation
There are many reasons to choose breast enhancement. You may not be happy with the size or shape of your breasts. It is not uncommon to have unevenness, or asymmetry, of the breasts. Breast augmentation can often times correct inherent unevenness. Your breasts may have changed in appearance after having children or losing a significant amount of weight. As we age, our breasts have a tendency to sag, which is call ptosis, which can give the breasts a deflated appearance. Augmentation can replace the volume that is often lost over time restoring that youthful fullness.
About the Procedure
If you have been considering having breast enlargement there are several facts that you need to know. Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, involves using manufactured saline or silicone implants to enhance the volume of your breasts. Although most implants are placed under the muscle, there are certain circumstances in which implants are placed above the muscle. All of these facts and options will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Oberhelman
The best type of implant for you will be determined at the time of your consultation. It is important have the opportunity to work with our cosmetic consultants in selecting the appropriate size. We have specially designed sizers that allow you to decide on a look, allowing you to get an idea of what you could expect to look like in your own clothes. At that time you can discuss whether saline or silicone is the most appropriate implant for you.
Most often, the implant is placed under the muscles of the chest wall. This provides a smooth, well-contoured appearance. It can also help provide protection from potential infections or trauma. The placement of the incision is another option that will be discussed during the consultation. Incisions will be strategically placed to provide the most appealing cosmetic result. Choosing the implant and scar placement is a discussion you will have with Dr. Oberhelman at the time of your consultation.