For many years, women who have been dissatisfied with the shape or small size of their breasts have turned to Dr. Juan C. Nosti for breast augmentation surgery. This procedure, also called augmentation mammaplasty, restores a sense of confidence to women who have lost volume in their breasts due to pregnancy or weight loss or for women who are dissatisfied with their naturally small breasts.
Advantages of Breast Augmentation
- Increases breast size
- Improves breast shape
- Corrects breast asymmetry
- Boosts confidence
The Breast Augmentation Process
Dr. Nosti wants his patients to be completely comfortable and confident throughout the entire process – from the initial consultation to the final result. Before you even agree to the procedure, he will answer all of your questions and make sure you understand your options with the surgery. He will also determine if you are an ideal candidate for breast augmentation based on your expectations, health history, and physical anatomy.
Once you have chosen Dr. Nosti as your surgeon for breast augmentation, he will then help you decide on the options that will provide your ideal result. Implant size, type, shape, and placement will all affect the appearance of your new breasts. You will have the choice between silicone-gel or saline implants, placement beneath or above the pectoral muscle, high-profile or moderate implants, and multiple incision locations.The surgeon is able to tailor the procedure to the individual patient. This will depend on patient expectations, the shape of the chest and breasts, the position of the breasts on the chest cage, the height of the submammory fold, the thickness of the paniniculus and other factors.
Surgery usually takes one to two hours, depending on the techniques you have chosen, and it is typically performed with general anesthesia.
After surgery, you will need someone to drive you home and to assist you for at least 24 hours. For the next 2 to 3 weeks, swelling and bruising will occur, which can be moderated with pain medication and compression garments. You should not bend over or lift anything heavy during this time. Patients usually feel back to themselves within 4 to 6 weeks.
You should be able to see the increase in your breast size immediately following surgery. The implants may sit high within the breast for the first few weeks, but they will settle into the correct position over time. Final results should be apparent a couple of months after surgery.
If you are considering breast augmentation in the Shawnee Mission, KS area, please schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nosti. Please call 913-262-5014 today, or for your convenience you may fill out our online contact form.
Dr. Nosti is bilingual, and can accommodate Spanish-speaking patients.