Breast Augmentation in Norwalk

Time and genetics uniquely influence the size and placement of breast tissue. Significant weight fluctuations, including pregnancy, can also change the size and shape of your breasts. You might consider breast surgery for any of these reasons.

Breast augmentation can accomplish several goals for people who are not satisfied with their figures. We encourage you to call The Waltzman Institute for a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman about breast augmentation in Norwalk.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery can change the shape and size of the breast using an implant or an autologous fat transfer, which change the contour of the breast and improve the volume of your cleavage.

There are several choices for breast implants that you and Dr. Waltzman will discuss during your consultation. The first choice is the type of implant that might be used, silicone or saline. Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel. There are several types, and different sizes and shapes of the implant.

Saline breast implants are filled with sterile saline, or saltwater. They are filled after they are placed, which allows for smaller incisions. They may not feel as natural as silicone implants.

Another option is an autologous fat transfer. To harvest the fat, your surgeon performs liposuction on a different area of the body and then injects it into the breast tissue. Because it is your fat tissue, it gives the most natural feel and look, but this type of breast augmentation in Norwalk cannot give you a significant increase in size.

Types of Placement

Where the implant is placed during surgery is a critical factor that influences the final appearance, feel of the breast, and recovery. The choice of placement is tailored to meet your needs, including your anatomy, lifestyle choices, and aesthetic goals. There are primarily three types of implant placement, each one with unique advantages and considerations.

Subglandular Placement

Using this approach, the implants are inserted above the chest muscle and below the breast tissue. You may prefer this placement when you have a moderate amount of breast tissue, want a more pronounced cleavage, or are involved in strength training activities where muscle movement could distort the look of the implants. When the chest muscles are not disturbed, recovery can be quicker, but the implant may be more visible, especially if you have thin skin.

Submuscular Placement

Using this method of breast implant placement, the implant is positioned under the pectoralis major chest muscle. This approach is best when you have smaller breasts since it offers a more natural-looking slope of the breast and reduces the risk of capsular contracture, a complication where scar tissue hardens around the implants.

A submuscular placement may have a slightly longer recovery, and some women may experience animation deformity. This happens when the shape of the breast changes when the chest muscle contracts.

Subfascial Placement

Not all plastic surgeons offer subfascial placement, but The Waltzman Institute does. This approach places the implant beneath the fascial layer, the thin layer of connective tissue that surrounds muscles. This approach offers the benefits of both submuscular and subglandular, including a more natural appearance, less risk of visibility and animation deformity, and an easier recovery than submuscular placement.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?

You could be a good candidate for breast implant surgery in Norwalk when you want to enhance the size, shape, or fullness of your breasts. Several key factors determine suitability, including health, expectations, and specific goals.

An optimal candidate is in good health without any active infections, untreated cancer, or serious illness that could impair healing or increase surgical risk. One lifestyle choice that can increase the risk of complications, like delayed healing or increased risk of infection during and after surgery, is smoking. Any device that delivers nicotine can also increase your risk, including vaping, nicotine patches, and nicotine gum.

Age is another consideration since you should have fully developed breasts. You should be 18 years or older for saline implants and 22 years or older for silicone implants.

Consider your psychological readiness, too. You should have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about the outcomes. While breast augmentation can significantly improve your appearance and self-esteem, there are limitations to the surgery, and it cannot change other life circumstances.

When you are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts, asymmetry, or volume loss after weight fluctuations, you might find that breast augmentation could help you achieve your goals.

Call Today to Schedule Your Consultation for Breast Augmentation in Norwalk

When you are considering breast augmentation in Norwalk, we encourage you to call our office today to schedule your consultation. The team at The Waltzman Institute is committed to ensuring you receive the best care possible and the recommendations you need to meet your aesthetic goals. Dr. Waltzman will spend one-on-one time with you to ensure he understands your cosmetic concerns and will make the best recommendations to help you meet your aesthetic goals.