Breast augmentation is a big decision for hundreds of thousands of women every year. You have a variety of choices for breast augmentation such as breast implants or fat transfer, but the most crucial decision you must make is choosing the right plastic surgeon for your breast surgery. The first step in reaching your desired breast size and shape is to schedule a consultation with an experienced, reputable plastic surgeon in your area.
Dr. Schiesel recommends writing down any questions you may have to make sure you feel comfortable and educated on the breast augmentation procedure, recovery, and options. Your list of questions should include:
1. Are You a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?
The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) requires surgeons to go through rigorous training and exams to earn the certification, which also must be renewed every ten years. Dr. Brenda Schiesel is ABPS-certified and has extensive experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Her dedication to providing patients with the best results possible is showcased in our reviews and before and after gallery.
2. Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Most women are excellent candidates for breast augmentation, but that still depends on your overall health, medical history, future plans for children, and desired breast size. Breast implants have age restrictions. Saline implants are for women who are 18 or older, and silicone implants are FDA-approved for those 22 and older. Fat transfer breast augmentation is also an option and depends on the amount of body fat available for fat grafting to the breasts.
You may be a better candidate for a breast lift if your main concern is breast drooping and loose skin tissue. If you recently gave birth or are breastfeeding, you will need to wait until you’ve finished breastfeeding and your breasts have returned to their normal state.
3. What are My Breast Implants Options?
Breast augmentation is a customized plastic surgery procedure, so you have options for implant type, size, incision site, and placement. Saline implants, silicone implants, gummy bear implants, and fat transfer are available at South Tulsa Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schiesel can help you determine the right implant size that will compliment and balance your figure. She will discuss your desired size at length during your consultation to make sure you’re happy with your breast augmentation results.
The incision sites Dr. Schiesel typically uses include the inframammary incision which is made in the crease beneath the breasts and the periareolar incision that is made around the nipple. Breast implants can be placed over (subglandular) or under (submuscular) the chest muscle or using the dual plane method.
4. How Long Will My Breast Implants Last?
Breast implants can last up to ten years or longer. However, the normal aging process, pregnancy, and gravity can cause breasts to sag or droop. A breast lift or switching the implants out with larger implants can restore lost volume and address drooping. Dr. Schiesel will discuss the longevity of your breast implants during your consultation.
5. What are the Potential Complications of Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a safe procedure, and the implants used by Dr. Schiesel are FDA-approved. This plastic surgery requires anesthesia, which may disqualify some women who have heart disease, diabetes, previous reaction to anesthesia, and other medical concerns. In some cases, capsular contracture can occur, which is a pocket of scar tissue encompassing the implant.
The potential complications of implants don’t apply to fat transfer breast augmentation because the procedure uses fat cells harvested from another area of your body to increase breast size. Most women with breast implants can successfully breastfeed future children. Dr. Schiesel will go over the risks of breast augmentation and how to address any post-op questions or concerns.
Schedule Your Consultation at South Tulsa Plastic Surgery
If you’re unhappy with the size of your breasts, contact Dr. Brenda Schiesel in Tulsa, Oklahoma today at (918) 518-5144 to schedule your consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon serves patients in surrounding areas of Oklahoma such as Jenks, Broken Arrow, and Owasso.