Breast Augmentation in Wadsworth, OH
While some women are naturally small-breasted, others lose volume after pregnancy or weight loss. Even the simple passage of time can cause breast changes. Luckily, breast augmentation procedures exist to restore a more full and youthful bust. Dr. Steven Carp at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center is here to assist patients at his office in Ohio.
What Is a Breast Augmentation?
Placing implants in or behind the breasts to increase their size and volume carries out this surgery. Surgical times range from one to two hours, and patients spend an average of two hours in the recovery room. Some women have this done as an outpatient, while others may need to spend the night in the hospital for observation. Your surgeon will discuss expectations with you ahead of time, but you should prepare for the possibility of an overnight stay.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Desirable outcomes from this procedure include:
- Giving back volume lost due to aging, weight loss or pregnancy
- Improving professional/social confidence and self-esteem
- Restored balance for women with asymmetry
- An immediate gain in aesthetics of the breasts
How Is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation is considered major surgery and is performed with the patient receiving general anesthesia. Dr. Carp will create incisions under the breasts, with their location determined by the type of implant that will be used and the amount of breast tissue already in place.
Next, pockets are created to cradle the implants. Depending on the desired results and type of implant, they can be placed in the submuscular space under the pectoral muscle or in the submammary space between the breast and the pectoral muscle. This decision is made beforehand, so you’ll know what to expect with implant placement.
Once the implants are placed, the incisions are closed. Dr. Carp’s skill at suturing and using surgical tape leaves women very satisfied with their post-surgery appearance.
If you wish your breasts were larger or you have asymmetrical breasts, call into Dr. Steven Carp, M.D., F.A.C.S. While his main office is located in Green, OH, he also serves patients from the Wadsworth area and would be delighted to discuss your case.