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Making the decision to have breast augmentation can be difficult, and once you’ve made that important decision, you don’t realize that there are a number of other, smaller decisions to be made that you hadn’t even considered.
During your consultation with breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Hall, he will examine you and help guide you to making the decisions that are right for you.
Factors to Consider for Breast Augmentation
The following list illustrates the different variables that you and Dr. Hall need to decide on to give you the best possible result from your breast augmentation.
Silicone implant vs. saline implant
Implant shape – round or “tear drop” shaped
Smooth implant or textured implant
Incision location – under the breast, under the arm, or around the nipple
By far, the most important factor to consider in planning your breast augmentation is you. How your breasts look and are shaped before surgery will help influence some of the choices you make in order to give you the natural result you are looking for. During your consultation with Dr. Hall, he will help you determine what choices are best to give you breasts that fit well with the rest of your body.
Each person’s body is built differently, and each procedure varies from person to person. The majority of each breast augmentation is the same, but varies in the little details. These little details – the ones that can easily be overlooked – can make the difference between an average result and an outstanding one.
The Technological Advantage
One of the decisions that tends to cause a great deal of anxiety when choosing to have a breast augmentation is:
“What size implant is going to give me the look that I want?”
In the past, the only way to predict what you’d look like after surgery was rather crude and inaccurate: stuffing a bra with implants of various sizes and choosing the implant that you felt most comfortable with. Not only was this a time consuming process, but also was inaccurate and could be misleading.
Vectra 3D Imaging System for Breast Augmentation
Now, with state-of-the-art computer imaging, Dr. Hall does all of his breast augmentation consultations using the Vectra 3D imaging system. After your examination, he will go over your images in 3 dimensions and simulate how you would look (both with and without clothes) with implants of various sizes. Click the link below to see how the simulation works – you can pick a body type that most closely resembles you and then choose implants and see how you would look after surgery.
This can give you an idea of the technology, but it is not you. Dr. Hall will do this same thing with you and your own photos (and a lot more options than the online simulation has) when you visit him for a breast augmentation consultation.
Breast Augmentation – The Procedure
Breast augmentation is done in an outpatient surgery center with you asleep. A typical surgery lasts about an hour, and you’ll go home later that day after you’ve woken up. After surgery, a comfortable post-surgical bra (which is included as part of your surgical package) is all you will need to wear after your surgery. There are no drainage tubes or other complicated dressings for you to worry about.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery
Recovery from a breast augmentation is not difficult. You will be back to doing normal activities around the house within 24 hours with little to no bruising, and can shower normally the day after surgery. The biggest thing that women complain about after an augmentation is the exercise limitation. You feel great shortly after surgery and want to “show off” to friends and family. However, for you to get the best results, it is important that you wait six weeks after your surgery before starting back on an exercise routine or doing any other strenuous activity.
Your health and safety is very important to us. Learn more about Breast Implant Illness and BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma).
For More In-Depth Information…
Nothing can substitute for an in-person consultation with someone who is a knowledgeable breast augmentation surgeon. However, noted beauty expert, author, and breast augmentation patient Grace Gold has published a guidebook for women interested in breast augmentation. It is full of good information about selecting a surgeon, the many decisions that need to be made during the consultation process, and the “do’s and don’ts” both before and after surgery. Dr. Hall has thoroughly reviewed it, and believes that it is an excellent resource both for women who are thinking about breast augmentation surgery or for women who have made the decision to have the procedure and are preparing for their surgery date. You can view excerpts from her book and purchase it by clicking on the link above.
Contact breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Jason Hall if you have any questions or would like to meet with the doctor to discuss your options. Call (865) 973-9500 or use our contact form and request an appointment. For out of town patients, feel free to request an online consult via Skype.