Surgeon Guidance in Breast Augmentation Surgery

Surgeon Guidance In Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a very well tolerated procedure with excellent results and happy patients, so performing this operation is one of my favorites in plastic surgery. Despite some initial discomfort, patients at their first postoperative follow up appointment tend to have big smiles on their faces. The ability to improve an individual’s self-confidence and body image is extremely rewarding professionally. 

Deciding to undergo breast augmentation a very personal choice, with many choices to be made prior to operation, particularly with breast implant selection and sizing. This process requires education and guidance and often requires multiple pre-operative consultations. Understanding the operation and having the information you need when making very personal decisions about size and implant selection are extremely important, and I am dedicated to providing the guidance you need to feel confident in your decisions regarding breast augmentation. 

Breast augmentation goals are personal and vary widely among patients. I am dedicated to helping you achieve the look you want. My goals are to first provide education in the preoperative period and ensure safety in breast augmentation. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your desired look and feel safely, and I strive to obtain postoperative results that look natural and in proportion with your body size. 

For more information on breast augmentation, visit www.allureplastics.com/breast-augmentation for answers to frequently asked questions and educational video.

Call Allure Plastics office at 769-300-2946 to schedule your consultation today. We are looking forward to seeing you and helping you achieve the breast appearance you desire. Individual results may vary.

Bryant Walker, MD

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast enhancement surgery (breast augmentation)  is performed as an outpatient procedure and is well tolerated by most individuals. The procedure first requires making a small skin incision. This can be around the areola, in the axilla (arm pit), or in the fold underneath the breast. Some surgeons may also perform this through an incision in the umbilicus (belly button). 

Following the skin incision, a pocket in which the implant will be placed is created. This pocket may be under the breast tissue itself or may be under the pectoralis muscle. The choice for implant placement in the breast enhancement surgery depends on a variety of factors including the individual’s anatomy, the desired look or outcome, and the preference of the surgeon. 

The selected breast implant, which may be saline or silicone based on the individual’s preference, is then placed into this pocket.  The tissue and skin overlying the implant are then closed with sutures. 

For more information on breast enhancement surgery, visit www.allureplastics.com/breast-augmentation where you will find more answers to frequently asked questions and an educational video about breast enhancement surgery.  You may also visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation.html for more information from the ASPS.

If you are interested in breast enhancement surgery and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bryant Walker, please call our office at 769-300-2946.  We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you achieve the breast appearance you desire! Individual results may vary.

Saline or Silicone Breast Implants: Which is best for me?

Saline or Silicone Breast Implants: Which is best for me?

The choice of breast implant can be confusing for individuals seeking breast augmentation, and the decision should be based on your desired look and feel following breast augmentation. Your surgeon will guide you in this process during preoperative consultations.  

Breast implants can be saline-filled or silicone-filled, smooth or textured, round or anatomically shaped. 

Silicone gel breast implants tend to have a feel that more closely resembles that of natural breast tissue. Silicone gel breast implants are FDA approved for use in individuals 22 years of age or older. Therefore, they are not available for use in individuals under the age of 22. 

Saline breast implants are FDA approved for breast augmentation in individuals over the age of 18. Saline breast implants provide a firm feel and look which some individuals find desirable. Incisions for breast augmentation can be shorter when using saline implants because the breast implant can be placed before filling them with saline, which is not an option with silicone breast implants. 

The choice between textured vs smooth breast implants will largely depend on implant pocket selection. Textured breast implants are recommended with placing in a pocket directly under breast tissue (above the muscle), as there is a decreased risk of capsular contracture with textured implants in this location. Smooth breast implants are preferable when placed in a submuscular pocket (under the muscle), and they tend to have a softer feel. 

The final choice to be discussed when considering breast implant choices is shaped (anatomical) vs round implants. Anatomically shaped breast implants are fuller in the inferior portion of the implant and are tapered towards the top. Rotation of this style of implant within the pocket can produce an unnatural and distorted appearance. Round breast implants, which are uniform in shape and size, can rotate without producing these undesirable changes in shape. 

Too many breast implant choices? Call Allure Plastics today at 769-300-2946 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bryant Walker.  He will be happy to sit down with you and discuss breast implant selection as well as other aspects of breast augmentation with you. Through education and guidance, you will feel much more confident in your decision to undergo breast augmentation and your choice of breast implant. We look forward to seeing you.

For more information on breast implant choices or breast augmentation, please visit www.allureplastics.com/breast-augmentation to learn more about the procedure.  You will find information on commonly asked questions and an educational video on breast augmentation.  You may also visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation.html for more information and 3D animation video. Individual results may vary.

Breast Augmentation Cost Jackson MS

Breast Augmentation Cost Jackson MS

Breast Augmentation Cost in Jackson MS will vary depending on a variety of factors.  The cost associated with breast augmentation can be broken down into the following:

1. Surgeon Fee:  this is the price a particular surgeon will charge based on what they believe to be the worth of their services.  This includes time spent in training, their experience, the overhead costs (clinic time, nurses, administrative staff, etc).  This includes the consultation process, operative planning, and the postoperative visits as well.

2. Facility fees: whether your surgery occurs in an outpatient surgery center or a hospital, there will be facility fees associated with your surgery.  This will cover staff charges (nurses, OR techs, etc), the cost of supplies for operating room, use of operating room and other hospital charges.

3. Anesthesia charges: this includes the cost of your preoperative evaluation as well as your anesthesia care on the day of your operation, medications, lines/tubes.

4. Implant cost: this will vary depending on manufacturing company and type of implant chosen (saline vs silicone, round vs anatomic shape, etc).  This often will be included in the facility fees but sometimes will be ordered directly through the surgeon’s office for use on the day of operation.

Nationally, the average cost for breast augmentation is $3,678, which does not include facility fees and anesthesia charges referenced above.  This is fairly consistent with the average breast augmentation cost in Jackson MS.

Many individuals will inquire about financing for cosmetic surgery.  At Allure Plastics, we have financing available through medloan finance (www.medloanfinance.com) and care credit (www.carecredit.com).

If you are interested in breast augmentation in Jackson, MS to enhance the appearance of your breasts, please call our office 769-300-2946 and schedule a consultation today.  Formal quotes on breast augmentation cost will be provided at the time of consultation.  For more information on breast augmentation in Jackson, MS, please visit www.allureplastics.com/breast-augmenation. Individual results may vary.

 

Choosing Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Choosing Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Breast augmentation (aka breast enlargement, breast implants, breast enhancement) is one of the most popular procedures performed by plastic surgeons, not only in Jackson, MS, but all over the country.  Individuals’ reasons for seeking breast  enhancement  vary from simply desiring larger breasts and improved body contours to replacing volume lost following pregnancy or weight loss.  Regardless of the motivation, patient satisfaction rate regarding breast enhancement is high.  Patient feedback on realself.com reveals the “worth it” rating to be as high as 95% (http://www.realself.com/breast-augmentation).

Breast enhancement (breast augmentation)  is performed by many plastic surgeons in the Jackson, MS area.  So how do you choose the best plastic surgeon for you?  What you will want first and foremost is a plastic surgeon that will listen to your concerns and goals with breast enhancement and take the time to explain the procedure, its risks and benefits, expected outcomes, and limitations.  You will also want a plastic surgeon who is readily available to answer your questions or concerns and evaluate you in a timely fashion should the unexpected complication arise.  This may be an issue in larger groups, where you may not know the surgeon answering your phone calls at those critical moments.  By venturing out on my own, I can provide personalized care to my patients, and you will know the person answering your calls.

My goal is to provide you with the best experience you can have.  From the first phone call to your final postoperative appointment, your experience is our main concern at Allure Plastics.  Take some time to familiarize yourself with the breast enhancement procedure through our website at www.allureplastics.com/breast-augmentation.  It will answer many of the common questions individuals may have about breast enhancement/augmentation as well as information on breast implant choices (saline vs silicone).  There is also an educational video on the page that will further enhance your understanding.

So if you are looking to enhance your breasts with breast augmentation in the Jackson, MS area, please call our office at 769-300-2946 and see how we can help you achieve your breast enhancement goals.  We look forward to giving you the best experience possible and outstanding results! Individual results may vary.

 

Bryant Walker, MD

 

New Laser Facial Rejuvenation System, Hair Removal and Skin Tightening Platform – Only at Allure!

Whether your concerns are pigmentation issues, fine or deep lines/wrinkles, pore size, skin texture, loose skin or if you just want a new glow, we can do it! Our new laser rejuvenation system offers you a range of treatment options.  Pictured below is our Sciton Joule platform that offers the following treatments and more!

Halo Hybrid Laser treatment: Dramatic results with minimal downtime.  This uses 2 lasers through a single handpiece that can give you the results of aggressive laser treatments with way less downtime when compared to other fractional lasers.  You can wear makeup after 24 hours and go about your life.  Redness and swelling gone by day 5 on average.  No longer do you need 7-10 days of looking like you went bobbing for french fries followed by weeks to months of redness!  This treatment is excellent for pigmentation problems, uneven skin tone, large pore size and fine lines and wrinkles.  The only Halo laser in the state of Mississippi is at Allure Plastics!  For more information visit www.halobysciton.com.

Contour TRL/Profractional:  With this portion of the laser platform, we can adjust settings to address your individual goals and tolerance for downtime.  From a mild Nanolaser Peel (weekend peel) to give you a glow and smoother skin to the more aggressive full-field facial resurfacing for deep wrinkles and pigment, we can help you achieve your goals with skin rejuvenation. For more information visit www.sciton.com.

Sciton BBL - Laser Facial Rejuvenation

Forever Young BBL: Using broad band light, we can not only treat the browns and reds you see in the mirror, but can actually reverse the skin aging process.  A study by Stanford University showed that gene transcription can be altered with regular treatments over time.  The individuals in their studied appeared younger 10-12 years later than they did 10-12 years before.  This is the closest we have to a fountain of youth, making aged skin behave like more youthful skin again!  For more information visit www.foreveryoungbbl.com.

Forever Bare BBL: Again using broad band light with different filters and settings, we can target hair a provide permanent hair reduction.  This is a safe, comfortable, effective treatment for those desiring hair removal.  For more information visit www.foreverbarebbl.com.

Skin Tyte II:  Non-invasive skin tightening has become popular across the country and the technology has greatly improved.  While results are not as dramatic as surgical removal of excess skin, you can achieve noticable improvement in the appearance of the loose skin.  This, like hair reduction, requires a series of 4-6 treatments and requires maintenance (2-3 times per year).  For more information visit www.sciton.com/products/skintyte.html.

Individual results may vary.