What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a procedure that resizes the breasts to create a fuller look. It's generally seen as one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries because it provides women who are unhappy with their breast shape the opportunity for improvement. Using breast implants or fat transfer, this body-enhancing procedure restores breast shape, size, and symmetry producing an appealing and youthful outcome. Skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ben Schultz, ABPS Certified, is highly trained in performing this procedure with numerous successful breast augmentations every year. During your consultation with Ben Schultz, M.D. will assess your aesthetic desires and concerns and provide you with all the options available while also customizing a treatment plan to attain your goals.
What are the benefits of breast augmentation?
Small or asymmetrical breasts can be a source of insecurity for many women. Breast augmentation provides fuller breasts that are more proportionate to your body type and frame. Patients often choose to work with our team for the following benefits:
- Safe: Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the world. There is a very low risk for complications when performed by an experienced surgeon.
- Customizable: Dr. Schultz can tailor breast surgery to meet your specific goals and body type. This includes selecting the right implant size, shape, and placement for your needs.
- Natural-looking results: Our staff strives to provide patients with results that look and feel great. We take a conservative approach to ensure your outcomes appear natural.
Am I A Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
The decision to have cosmetic breast surgery is personal. If you are contemplating this treatment, it is important you do it for yourself. You should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are formed and be the appropriate age to get implants. If you are dissatisfied with the aesthetics of your chest because they appear deflated, you could benefit from breast augmentation surgery. In addition, if your breasts have changed due to aging, nursing, or weight loss, this surgery can bring them back to life with increased shape and fullness. It is a welcomed answer if you lift weights or have little to no original breast tissue.
"How do I even begin to say how wonderful Dr. Ben Schultz is … he is simply the best physician/surgeon I’ve ever encountered! He is extremely knowledgeable, cares deeply about his patients, and has an impeccable bedside manner! He provided excellent care before, during, and after my nasal surgery. He is very attentive and always answered all of my questions. I know he has several patients, but he made me feel like I was his only one! I had a few complications after the surgery and he was very accommodating and understanding. It's rare to find a physician so caring and concerned about my health!"- K.W. / Google / Jun 02, 2023
"Right from the beginning I knew I would be in good hands with Dr. Ben. I was really nervous about my surgery but he put my mind at ease. From initially meeting him he was friendly, compassionate and easy to talk to. He was very thorough and answered any concerns I had. You can tell he truly cares for his patients. He would always check up on me to see how I was doing and was available when I needed him. I can’t thank him enough for what he has done for me. Dr.Ben is truly an amazing surgeon!"- E.H. / Google / Apr 17, 2023
"Wow...where should I start??!! I was diagnosed with breast cancer July of 2022. My GYN referred me to Drs. Ben and Michael Schultz (I will leave a separate review for Dr. Michael). From the time of my first consultation until today, Dr. Ben has been a God send. He is meticulous, and set realistic expectations. He texted me daily after my surgery to ensure I was feeling ok and healing properly. He did an amazing job on my reconstruction. EVERY doctor and staff person that has seen my results say, "Wow, your surgeon did an amazing job!" I usually question EVERYTHING I am told. However, he provided information in a way that was clear and concise. and.... best of all... his work proved exactly what he said he was going to do. Thanks Dr. Ben! ~Chevel God Speed!"- C.V. / Google / Apr 07, 2023
"Dr. Ben is amazing at what he does. And, amazingly, he gets back to me immediately with every question and concern. He always has a smile on his face to put you at ease. He and his father are the kindest doctors I’ve ever dealt with."- R.L. / Google / Mar 24, 2023
"Dr Ben, I can’t even put in words how appreciative I am of this man. I’ve been wanting a reduction for over 8 years now, I was at the point where the size literally weighed me down. He sympathized with me so much immediately and set himself apart from other surgeons I’ve met with by not downplaying my pain. I was so nervous about my surgery but he reassured me at every single step, he gave me his personal number for any post op questions which made me feel even better about choosing him. Every time I had a question, I waited no more than 30 mins for a response which was surprising given the amount of patients I’ve met at his practice. As a black woman, anything dealing with medical professionals is scary but Dr. Ben is the best I’ve ever interacted with. He restored my confidence in my body, went from a 36H to about a D cup. I have had absolutely no complications with my surgery, I felt like I was back to myself about 3-4 weeks post op. Thank you so much Dr. Ben! May God bless you infinitely"- M.M. / Google / Mar 18, 2023
BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY TECHNIQUE
Incision placement, as well as implant location, and size, are considerations that will need to be made prior to surgery. During breast augmentation, a well-hidden incision is created and then the pre-selected breast implant will be placed into position. There are a couple of techniques that may be used for implant placement. The majority are placed in the submuscular plane (under the pec muscle) or over the pectoralis muscle (prepectoral). Where to place the breast implant is based on several factors, including the size and type of implant, as well as your natural tissues and goals of restoration. Regardless of the incision, scarring is often hidden within the natural creases and lines of the body.
What to Expect After Breast Augmentation
Ben Schultz, M.D. provides comprehensive post-operative support for patients undergoing breast augmentation. Dr. Schultz will also prescribe medications to manage any pain or swelling. Though some results are visible immediately after breast augmentation, it may take a few weeks for the implants to settle. Attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Schultz so we can track your progress and make sure everything is healing properly. We can also discuss lifestyle modifications to help you heal more quickly and maintain your results.
Breast Augmentation FAQ
How much does breast augmentation cost?
Your total cost for breast augmentation will vary based on your choices and whether you are getting any other surgeries. Once your treatment plan is made, Dr. Schultz will talk to you about estimated costs as well as financing. To make sure you are happy with your results and they last a long time, it's important to focus on quality over low costs.
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your plan may include breast augmentation, a lift, or both. A breast lift removes excess skin and raises the position of the breasts, while implants enhance the size and shape of the breasts. In your consultation with Dr. Schultz, he will listen to your needs and goals before explaining your treatment options. A combination augmentation and lift are often a part of a mommy makeover to rejuvenate the breasts after breastfeeding and pregnancy.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after breast augmentation, talk to Dr. Schultz during your consultation. It's usually possible to breastfeed after augmentation surgery with the right surgical technique and placement. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect your results, so it is better to wait until after you are done having children to get breast augmentation.
Can I have my implants removed?
You might decide that you want to replace or remove your implants. Should this happen, Dr. Schultz offers breast revision surgery. In revision surgery, your old implants can either be replaced with new implants or simply removed. If you want to have your implants removed, you might need to have a breast lift because larger implants can stretch your skin. If you have any questions or concerns after your augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation at Ben Schultz, M.D. to discuss your options.
Do implants cause breast cancer?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is still investigating a link between implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This isn't breast cancer, but a cancer of the immune system. According to WHO (the World Health Organization), breast implant-related ALCL is very rare, and when caught early, it is easy to treat. Dr. Schultz encourages all patients with breast implants to get regular screenings for breast cancer. You should contact Ben Schultz, M.D., if you notice any concerns, like swelling or other visible changes.
Get the Look You Want
Cosmetic breast surgery is popular for many excellent reasons. This cosmetic procedure is FDA-approved for its safety and effectiveness. With an abundance of enhancement considerations, you can achieve the form and figure you have always wanted. Dr. Ben Schultz is pleased to provide this proven procedure. Contact our office to plan your initial consultation with a member of our team to begin your restoration.
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