Breast Augmentation Ann Arbor, MI
If you weren’t born with the breasts you desire, you may consider breast augmentation surgery. In fact, the 313,735 women who got breast ehancement surgery in 2018 made it, once again, the number one plastic surgery procedure performed in the United States. Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery helps you determine the ideal size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts. This curve-enhancing procedure gives you the dramatic, but natural-looking results that balance your figure and create that stunning first impression.
Breast enhancement is one of our most popular plastic surgery procedures. If your breasts have changed after weight loss, pregnancy, or disease, or if you’ve always felt your breasts were smaller than desired, give us a call and schedule your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Malhotra or Dr. Ballard in Ann Arbor, MI.
Breast Implants: Insider Tips from the Surgeons at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery
Choose a surgeon with extensive breast augmentation and experience for the most natural-looking results. Dr. Malhotra is a top three breast augmentation provider in the state of Michigan.
Saline, silicone, and cohesive silicone aka “gummy bear” breast implants all yield beautiful breast augmentation results. Talk with your surgeon about the pros and cons of each option to find your perfect fit.
With advanced surgical techniques, the hardest part of breast augmentation recovery can be over in less than a day. Ask about quick flash recovery and be back on your feet after surgery in no time.
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
Before Your Consultation
Your cosmetic journey begins before you set foot through our doors. Our patient care coordinator will reach out to you prior to your consultation. She will discuss your surgical goals about your breast augmentation surgery. Also, she will ask for pictures in advance. This will assist in a more productive consultation with your plastic surgeon.
During the Consultation
Physical Exam and Medical Review- We’ll perform a detailed exam and talk about medical history.
Exploration of Options- Learn about your options for breast augmentation. Get personalized tips and advice. We carry literally hundreds of types of styles of implants.
Visualization- Take your new look for a test-drive with our advanced visualization software.
Q&A- We always tell our patients to come ready with questions, but most are surprised to find that they never need to ask them because we cover everything they were wondering and more. Of course, questions are always welcome.
Cost and Payment Information- Surprises are best left for birthdays, not surgery day. We’ll give you a detailed cost estimate and review payment and financing options. You will know all costs for the procedure before leaving the office.
Schedule A Consultation
Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor location to learn more.
What Are My Breast Implant Options?
There are many different types of breast implants and our surgeons are familiar with each one. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of each option during your breast augmentation consultation. Our surgeons are use all style of implants and have extensive experience with the form-stable gummy bear implants due to their ability to hold shape and avoid leakage. These implants also have a highly natural look and feel.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are the only type that is placed unfilled into the breast. A silicone outer shell is placed into the breast and filled with a sterile saline solution.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants consist of a silicone outer shell and a silicone gel filling. These implants are very soft and natural feeling.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants are one of the newest innovations in breast implant technology. These implants are a type of silicone implant, but they are filled with a thick, crosslinked and highly cohesive silicone gel.
Your Breast Augmentation At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery
Customization is Key
Our surgeons work with each patient to deeply understand their goals and lifestyle. This understanding is critical for creating your unique breast surgery plan, the blueprint for your breast enhancement. Let’s explore some of the areas where we can customize your breast enhancement procedure.
Breast Augmentation Incisions
Where do we place breast augmentation incisions? You’ve got a few options
This incision is located under the armpit. It leaves no visible breast scarring.
This incision is made around the areola, the darker skin that surrounds the nipple. A peri-areolar incision will fade into the color transition after healing. This incision is ideal for a small breast lift performed concurrently with breast augmentation.
The most popular breast augmentation incision option is the inframammary incision. This incision is placed in the fold where the breast meets the chest wall. Scarring is concealed in the crease and the surgeon has ideal access to the breast and breast tissues.
Transumbilical incisions are not frequently used. An incision is placed in the bellybutton and the implant travels under the skin to the breasts. Size and implant types are limited for this incision option, as are placement options.
Wherever your incision is placed, our surgeons use skillful techniques to minimize scarring and hide incisions in natural creases, folds, and transitions.
Breast Implant Size
What do your ideal breasts look like? Super-size or natural-looking with enhancement? Big, small, or in between, Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery is your home for Michigan breast augmentation. We’ll work with you to find a size that meets your aesthetic goals and complements your anatomy.
Breast implants are available in many sizes from small to very large. Start thinking about your ideal breasts and clip and picture or two.
Our advanced and unique three-point sizing system ensure that your implants are not too big and not too small. We’ll show you in real life your potential results before your surgery.
Breast Implant Profiles
Implant size isn’t the only determinate for breast shape and appearance. The profile of your implants, or the amount that the implant projects off of the chest wall, has a large impact on your breast appearance. The higher the projection (or profile of the implant), the more the implant extends outward.
How does profile work? It all comes down to width and height. Two 400cc breast implants will have a dramatically different shape if the size of the base or width, is different. Lower profile implants are wider in diameter while high profile implants have more projection/height.
There are four different profiles:
· Moderate Profile – most natural-looking, wider diameter with lower projection
· Moderate Plus Profile – our most commonly used profile, creates a natural look with lots of cleavage
· High Profile – creates an augmented looking breast and is ideal for patients with narrow chests.
· Ultra-High Profile – highest projection, creates the look of a push-up bra at all times, ideal for women that want to look augmented.
Customizing your profile helps us to achieve your desired shape.
YOUR BEAUTY REVEALED
Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our board-certified surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.
Breast Implant Placement
Breast implants are placed into the breasts during your Ann Arbor breast augmentation. Where the implants are placed has a dramatic effect on the final size and shape of your breasts.
Potential placement options for breast implants include:
What Happens During an Ann Arbor Breast Augmentation Surgery?
During the Procedure
After the Procedure
Quick Flash Breast Augmentation Recovery
Dr. Malhotra is an expert in an innovative breast augmentation protocol that reduces downtime after surgery. He calls this technique quick flash breast augmentation recovery. For eligible patients, this technique can reduce downtime after breast surgery to about 24 hours.
Quick recovery after breast augmentation is an advanced breast surgery technique and Dr. Malhotra is one of the few surgeons in Michigan with training and experience using this method.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery is a top choice for breast augmentation in Michigan state. Dr. Malhotra, our practice director and one of our surgeons, is one of the top 3 surgeons for breast augmentation in the state. He uses specialized techniques including quick recovery protocols, three-layer suturing for better scar healing, and a self-developed protocol for reducing capsular contracture. Our patients are delighted by both their results and their experience at our plastic surgery practice.
Costs for breast augmentation vary widely, depending on your specific needs and desires. Come in for a consultation to receive a personalized cost estimate for your procedure.
Our surgeons regularly perform breast augmentation with all three implant types, achieving beautiful, natural-looking results each time. About 70% of the time, we select a silicone or cohesive silicone implant for our patients.
Most women that are in good health and are unhappy with their breast appearance are good candidates for this procedure. Come in for a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to learn more.
Most women can successfully breastfeed after breast augmentation. If you’re hoping to breastfeed in the future, let your surgeon know prior to surgery.
Transform your breasts with breast augmentation in Ann Arbor, MI. Contact our office to learn more or schedule a consultation.
The Keller Funnel decreases the incision size by 20% and reduces the chance of bacteria sticking to the implant. Thus, it leaves a smaller scar and is safer.
We take measurements of your breasts and then use special sizers that mold to your breasts. This allows you to see different sizes visually in a mirror, along with how they look with your hips and shoulders.
You can start by thinking about your preferred incision choice and what type of implant you might want.
We will maximize cleavage during surgery as much as your body will allow.
We often have patients send in photos to evaluate so that you know fairly accurately the cost and procedure type you will need at the time of consultation.
You can exercise 2 weeks after augmentation but no chest exercises or running.
This involves using the Keller Funnel, as well as not touching the ribs during surgery, which can cause pain.
Implant type is a highly personal choice and depends on the goals and risks associated with each patient.
About 5% of patients may lose nipple sensation.
Unless it is a complicated revision case, we never use drains.
We use all dissolvable sutures, so there will be no need to have any sutures removed.
You will typically only be out of work for about half a week.
Patients can go for long walks to cut their calories one week after surgery. Patients can begin to raise their heart rate up after 2 weeks.
The most common risks include a 1% risk of a hematoma and 5% risk of decreased nipple sensation.
The scars are hidden and are minimal. They usually appear as fine white lines.
Yes, you can still get mammograms. The mammography technician will do some special views if you do have implants. They will ask you if you have breast implants when you go to your appointment.
The procedure is most commonly performed under general anesthesia but can also happen under intravenous anesthesia.
Yes, someone will need to stay with you until the morning after surgery.
Implants are not meant to be left in for a lifetime. Most implants last about 15 years.
Be sure to look at their before and after pictures, reviews, reputation, and also trust your gut instincts.