Saline or Silicone Breast Implants
If you are concerned with your breast size, breast augmentation surgery may be right for you. Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, this cosmetic breast procedure is designed to enhance the size, shape, symmetry and firmness of the breasts through the surgical placement of saline or silicone implants.
Dr. Dan Shell is a board certified plastic surgeon offering breast enhancement surgery in Northern Mississippi. A breast augmentation with Dr. Shell will result in a more feminine body proportion and larger, more symmetrical breasts.
WHO IS THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION?
In general, the best candidates for breast augmentation are women who have a strong desire to improve their appearance. They cite a variety of more specific reasons for choosing this surgery, including:
- Small breasts
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Drooping or sagging breasts (this condition may also require a (breast lift)
- Reconstruction following a mastectomy
Additionally, it is essential that women undergoing breast augmentation have good overall physical and psychological health. During your consultation with Dr. Shell, he will be able to determine if breast augmentation is right for you.
The Shell Plastic Surgery Difference
At Shell Plastic Surgery of Oxford, we ensure that our patients are able to achieve their best, most natural-looking results by using the latest innovations in breast implants and technology.
Mentor® Breast Implants
We offer women the latest silicone and saline breast implants from Mentor, an industry leader in breast implants. Mentor’s wide selection of breast implants will allow you to fully customize your breast augmentation for results that are completely unique to you and made for your body. Available options include tear-drop shaped MemoryShape® implants that mimic the natural shape of the breast, MemoryGel® silicone implants that are resistant to leaks and rupture, and saline implants with varying profiles to achieve your desired look.
See Your Results Before the Surgery Even Starts with Vectra 3D® Imaging
One of the most common concerns we get with women considering surgery is the not knowing what exactly to expect from their results. At Shell Plastic Surgery, we use the Vectra 3D imaging system to show them what their results may look like after surgery. With a quick scan, we are able to “try on” different implant types, shapes, and sizes to see how they would pair with your own unique body type. This often helps our patients feel more comfortable making decisions about their breast augmentation and more confident during the recovery period as they know what results are waiting for them. Click here to learn more.
BREAST AUGMENTATION FAQ
There are several factors to consider before committing to breast enhancement surgery. Below is a list of frequently asked questions about breast augmentation at our North Mississippi plastic surgery office.
What is the difference between saline and silicone implants?
Your breast implants may be filled with one of two substances: saline or silicone. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution during surgery. Silicone implants come pre-filled with a silicone gel that imitates human tissue. Both types of implants present similar risks, but they may differ slightly in cosmetic outcome.
How does breast augmentation work?
Prior to surgery, Dr. Shell will work with you to design a surgical plan that will align with your cosmetic goals. Incision placements will vary based on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, and your particular anatomy. An incision may be placed near the crease under the breasts, near the areola, or in the underarm. Once an incision is made, the implant will be inserted into a pocket under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue.
What happens after breast augmentation?
Following surgery, Dr. Shell will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions. Recovery times vary among patients and will depend upon your unique healing process. It is common to experience some discomfort, swelling, bruising and tenderness in the chest area, especially during the first few days. Most women are able to resume normal activities, including work, within one to two weeks. Strenuous activities like heavy lifting or contact sports will be restricted for several weeks.
Are the results permanent?
The results of breast augmentation will be long-lasting, but not permanent. Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices, and it is possible that you will require replacement or removal surgery within your lifetime. Whether you are undergoing breast augmentation for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes, it is important to note that breast augmentation may not be a one-time surgery.
Why should I choose Dr. Shell for breast augmentation?
During your consultation, Dr. Shell will listen carefully to your concerns, ensuring that all treatments are customized to meet your goals. Dr Shell uses the Vectra 3-D imaging technology in order to allow his patient to visualize how she would look with different implant sizes. Although the images are not a guarantee of the ultimate outcome, they allow Dr Shell and the patient to have a clear understanding of the desired outcome and what can be realistically achieved. Dr. Shell is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. He is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION
Dr. Dan Shell is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation in Northern Mississippi. His office is located in Oxford, MS. To set up a consultation for breast augmentation, contact us at 662-236-6465.