Curious About Breast Augmentations? Dr. Corbett Explains the Ins and Outs of Boob Jobs

January 25, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Breast augmentations have long been known as a way for women to enhance their natural beauty, boost self-confidence and achieve an attractive, feminine bustline. In fact, breast augmentations are the most popular type of plastic surgery for women in America. Dr. Corbett, a highly credentialed plastic surgeon skilled in the latest technology and techniques, is a leading Louisville breast augmentation, who is also skilled in breast lifts, breast reconstructions and breast reductions.

According to Dr. Corbett, breast augmentations are ideal for increasing breast size, restoring upper breast volume after a pregnancy, creating a more even appearance, lifting breasts that droop from age or nursing, and reconstructing the breasts after a mastectomy.

Dr. Corbett takes the time to review the options during the consultation, to ensure patients are understand what to expect and to help them choose which options are right for their personal needs and goals. Patients have several choices, which will be discussed and decided upon at the initial consultation:

Silicone vs. Saline To improve the size, shape, symmetry and appearance of the breasts, Dr. Corbett uses both silicone-filled and saline-filled implants. Both have been proven to be safe and are approved by the FDA, but which type is chosen depends on the patient's current breast size, height, weight and skin quality. Roughly 60 percent of Dr. Corbett's patients choose the silicone implants, which some feel more closely mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue.

Placement Breast implants are typically placed under the muscle of the chest wall, but they can also be placed behind the breast itself, which usually results in a quicker and easier recovery from surgery.

Incisions Breast implants can be inserted into the breast in two ways: through an incision made in the crease under the breast, or through an incision around the edge of the nipple.

Dr. Corbett will explain the pros and cons of each to ensure patients make the choice that is right for them. All breast augmentation surgeries are performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center. The procedure generally takes 30-45 minutes, and most patients can leave the hospital that evening, although overnight stays are available. Most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a week to 10 days. At least three follow-up appointments are required within six months after the surgery so Dr. Corbett can monitor a patient's recovery.

Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic breast enhancement and reduction, facial surgery, body contouring, laser procedures and non-surgical techniques including Botox and injectable wrinkle fillers. Corbett Cosmetic Surgery also offers a full menu of pampering medispa services and beauty treatments in his Louisville office.

For a free consultation or to learn more about Louisville breast augmentations, please visit our website or call Corbett Cosmetic Surgery at 502-721-0330.