Breast Augmentation Michigan Specialists
Breast Augmentation is a popular procedure in Michigan which uses breast implants to create a more youthful and aesthetic appearance to a woman’s breasts. Breast implants are also used to restore volume that has been lost due to weight loss, pregnancy or breast cancer. At SurgeonGate, you can learn about breast implants and reach a leading breast augmentation surgeon in Southeast Michigan. We are on a mission to make cosmetic surgery safer and more effective by connecting patients with highly experienced and specialized surgeons.
What Can Breast Augmentation Treat?
- Breast implants increase overall breast fullness and outward projection.
- Breast implants help create a more youthful and natural appearance.
- Augmentation can replenish volume after weight loss or a mastectomy.
- The procedure can greatly improve one’s confidence and self-esteem.
Where can I get breast implants in Michigan?
At SurgeonGate, you can request a consultation with a specialized breast surgeon in Michigan. If you are interested in having breast augmentation, begin by learning about the procedure and costs related to breast implants in Michigan here on SurgeonGate, your gateway to cosmetic surgery.
You should ask your friends and family for opinions and even collect pictures of your ideal breasts so your surgeon understands your goals. You should not feel embarrassed or uncomfortable as breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic procedure in Michigan. Once you’re ready, request a consultation with SurgeonGate. A specialist will contact you to discuss your options and place you with a premier breast surgeon who will help you reach your goals.
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Why Does Your Michigan Breast Augmentation Surgeon Matter?
When undergoing a breast Augmentation it is critical that you work with an experienced and specialized surgeon. There are many doctors in Michigan who market and perform breast surgeries when they do not specialize in these delicate procedures and have little experience performing them. A board-certified plastic surgeon who has additional training in breast augmentation, and focuses primarily on breast surgery will yield superior results over a general surgeon or even a plastic surgeon who is popular and performs every procedure possible. Our mission is to make cosmetic surgery safer and more effective by connecting patients with experienced and specialized surgeons to maximize results. Request a consultation today!
How much does breast augmentation cost in Michigan?
Breast augmentation with implants costs $5,870 for the average patient in Michigan. With that being said, breast implants do not have a fixed price. Every single case is unique and requires a different amount of time and resources to reach complete satisfaction. There are many different types of breast implants used in Michigan and all of them have a difference in price. The only way to find out exactly how much the procedure will cost you is to request a consultation above and visit a breast augmentation surgeon to discuss your needs 1 on 1.
Many plastic surgeons in Michigan understand that surgery can be expensive for some and for this reason offer financing options and long-term payment plans. When meeting with your surgeon, make sure to ask about any special offers and financing options available.
We recommend patients wait until they are financially stable enough to afford a credible surgeon and to avoid bargain shopping. Very low prices are typically used by surgeons to attract patients who will overlook their lack of credentials and rush into having surgery. A good surgeon should not be overpriced, but they won’t be performing surgery below the typical cost, as they know they’re worth.
How long is the recovery from breast augmentation?
Days 1-4: This period often involves slight inflammation, swelling, and overall discomfort. Bruising may also appear for some patients and fluid retention is definitely common with most women. During this time, pain medication is often prescribed to ease discomfort.
Days 5-10: At this time patients can usually begin to shower comfortably. Constipation caused by the prescribed pain medications is possible at this time. Some pain may be experienced during the night especially with those who had a sub-muscular placement of their implants. At this time, patients are often recommended to begin gently massaging the breasts as long as the surgeon gives them the ok. At day 7, one should be observant of any signs of bleeding or infection. Near the end of this time period, the surgeon will often remove any external sutures. If your surgeon utilized any tissue glue or surgical tape during your procedure, these will begin to deteriorate near the end of this period.
Days 11-21: At this point, the critical period is over and there is a lowered risk of bleeding and infection. The majority of the pain and swelling should subside and patients can often begin engaging in non-strenuous physical activities again. The nerve fibers of the breast will start to become active again and this may cause a “pins and needles” sensation in the nipples for patients who are especially sensitive.
Days 22-42: Pain medication is often unnecessary yet some may benefit from over-the-counter drugs such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol. At this point, most patients are ready to begin engaging in more strenuous physical activities. Positive recovery, continual healing of any scar tissue, and softening of the breasts will continue throughout the following months
It is crucial that you follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions religiously if you want to the best results possible. The recovery guidelines vary from patient to patient but often include wearing compression garments and avoiding certain activities.
Your breast physician will further inform you of the symptoms you can expect to experience after surgery and how to properly deal with them in order to maximize your results. If you feel that you’re experiencing abnormal side effects, speak with your surgeon before taking any further action.
What types of breast implants are available in Michigan?
Saline implants, silicone implants, round implants, teardrop implants, and smooth and textured surface implants are all available and approved for use in Michigan. The two basic forms of breast implants are silicone implants and saline implants. Saline implants consist of a shell filled with sterile salt water, also known as saline. On the contrary, silicone implant shells are filled with cohesive silicone, a plastic based gel. Silicone gel implants are newer and provide a more natural feel, although saline implants are still used in certain cases. When it comes to shapes of breast implants, two options exist; round and teardrop shaped.
What are teardrop breast implants?
Teardrop implants have a teardrop shape, as opposed to round implants, which provides certain benefits to some patients. With breast augmentation, there is no one size fits all implant, rather every patient is given the implant that their surgeon feels will provide the most balanced look for them. Some women have what is known as a tuberous breast, also referred to as a constricted lower pull resulting in droopiness of the breasts. Because teardrop shaped implants have more volume at the bottom end, they can stretch out a tuberous breast and significantly improve droopiness.
On the contrary, women who do not have droopy breasts will not receive as much benefit from teardrop shaped implants. In fact, studies show that woman with normally shaped breasts that are enlarged with teardrop and round implants appear almost identical after surgery.
What are gummy bear implants?
Gummy bear implants are highly cohesive breast implants that closely resemble the texture of gummy bear candy, hence the nickname. These form stable and highly cohesive implants are made using a modified silicone gel and are known to retain their original shape better than saline implants and standard silicone implants. Nowadays, most silicone breast implants used in Michigan are of the “gummy bear” variety, and all silicone breast implants are now fully cohesive to prevent leaks in the event of a rupture.
Because they maintain their shape well, the implants are often designed in a more natural teardrop shape, as opposed to a round shape. The consistency of the material is firm yet tender, which many women find appealing and natural feeling. Gummy bear implants are approved by the FDA and are offered by many of the top breast implant surgeons in Michigan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Occurs During A Consultation?
When you request a consultation below you will be promptly contacted by a local specialist. Your consultation is critical to the success of your procedure. It is important that you are completely open and honest with your surgeon about your opinions, views, expectations, and goals of breast augmentation surgery so that he or she can fully understand what will make you feel confident and happy. He or she will want to learn about your views on breast augmentation, what your beliefs are, and what your mindset and motivation includes. They will also want to learn about your lifestyle and exercise habits so they can better prepare a recovery plan for you. Remember to be open with your surgeon and let go of any fears you may have of judgment.
What Are The Different Positionings And Placements?
A critical part of achieving your desired look, is deciding on the proper positioning and placement of your chosen breast implants. Implants are either placed above the pectoral muscle or below the pectoral muscle. Placing implants above the muscle helps to fill in loose skin and create a very natural look while placing them below the muscle creates a stable feel and minimizes the chances of scarring and ‘rippling’. Silicone implants are most commonly placed below the muscle to help maintain their shape and position, as the muscle holds the implant in place.
During your consultation, your surgeon will help you to better understand the differences by explaining them in detail and showing you results from both procedures you can decide on the best option for you. Both options are very common and the path best for you depends on the current look of your breasts and the look you want to achieve.
What Are The Different Sizes & Breast Profiles?
There is a wide range of different sizes and breast profiles that woman prefer. The first step for every woman is deciding the breast size they desire to achieve. This goal can be worked out with your surgeon and many women tend to collect images of friends, families, models, and celebrities whos breasts they feel have an aesthetic appearance that would fit them well. This is actually a great way to decide your desired size and give your surgeon a visual of your goals and aspirations. Whether you are looking for a slight enhancement or an extreme, your surgeon will work to make your breast look as natural and unadulterated as possible.
The next step is the profile. The breast profile is chosen the same way size is chosen, but these two factors are separated for clarity. Breast implant profile refers to the degree of forwarding projection seen in the breasts. A “moderate projection” is the lowest projection type which involves a very natural and wide look. The highest projection is known as “Extra-High Profile” and provides a very high degree of projection mimicking the appearance that a push-up bra provides.
What Risks Are Associated With Breast Augmentation?
As with any cosmetic surgery, there are always certain risks and possible side effects that may be experienced. In regards to breast augmentation, risks such as permeant scarring, improper implant placement, breast asymmetry, unexpected changes in breast and nipple sensitivity, and even rippling are possible yet extremely rare.
Complications which are also extremely rare but can occur include both bleeding and infection. Possible long-term risks include breast implant deflation and leakage requiring breast implant removal and/or an implant replacement procedure. Another infrequent side effect noted is capsular contracture, which occurs when the post-op scar, which forms naturally around the synthetic breast implant begins to tighten after surgery, causing the patient’s breast to feel harder and firmer than predicted.
The most important step when it comes to avoiding negative side effects is choosing a highly experienced surgeon that specializes in breast augmentation. By requesting a consultation through SurgeonGate you can be sure that your surgery will be performed by a leading breast augmentation specialist, minimizing possible side effects, and maximizing the likelihood of satisfaction.
Can Breast Augmentation Affect My Ability To Breastfeed?
Some women, who have never even undergone breast augmentation, are naturally unable to breastfeed after delivery. Certain breast augmentation techniques (mainly those which are no longer used) may increase your likelihood of being unable to breastfeed. This side effect is much more common with breast reduction that it is with breast augmentation.
With cutting-edge techniques, this side effect has not shown to be true in any scientific study. Most successful breast augmentation patients never experience trouble breastfeeding after surgery as breast implants pose no medical risk to your health or the health of your future baby. A common procedure that mothers have after their delivery is called a mommy makeover and includes breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction in Michigan.
What If I Want To Change My Implants? Second Procedures Explained
As your body changes after you complete your breast implant, your implants will remain intact. Implants are designed to hold firm throughout your life as you gain and lose weight, build muscle, and begin to sag with age. The only reason someone would undergo a second surgery is for personal or aesthetic reasons. With age and natural sag, some women decide that they want to either remove their implants or swap them out for a smaller or larger implant. In this case, a second surgery is required as an implant cannot be modified, rather they must be removed and replaced.
A more common option is a breast lift. A breast lift is done when a woman wants to counteract drooping or sagging breasts and involves reposition the breast tissue on the chest muscle to create a more lifted, younger, and perkier look.
Will Breast Implants Make My Breasts Sag Earlier?
Fortunately, this rumor is merely a myth. With or without previous breast implants, everyone’s genetics, weight fluctuation history, and overall loss of skin elasticity with age will contribute to breasts sagging as you grow older. A lifting or supportive bra is helpful in avoiding breast sagging, although breast implants will not increase your likelihood of experiencing this natural phenomenon. Breast augmentation is also common among middle-aged woman looking to counteract the appearance of sagging breasts by having them “lifted”.
How Can I Prepare For Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery is often performed in a hospital operating room or a private surgery center. The first thing you need to arrange, is for someone to drive you to the surgical facility and back home on the day of your surgery. It is also recommended that you arrange for someone who can spend the night at home with you after your surgery.
In preparation for your surgery, your Michigan breast implant surgeon may ask you to stop smoking as it may effect blood flow. You may have to undergo a blood test, adjust your medication regimen, take additional medications, avoid aspirin and other drugs that may cause bleeding, stop smoking, and avoid recreational drugs.
What Makes A Good Candidate?
- You must be in good overall health
- You may not be pregnant or breastfeeding
- You must be fully grown and your breasts fully developed
- You must have realistic expectations for your procedure results
- Your breasts have lost their natural volume and appeal after weight loss, pregnancy, or age
- You are dissatisfied with the upper area of your breasts which may be lacking volume
- Your breasts are either asymmetrical or not properly aligned looking unnatural
- Your breasts have failed to properly develop with age or have an excessively elongated appearance
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