The decision to pursue breast enhancement is often very personal. If you are seeking an overall increase in breast size, correction of breast asymmetries, or restoration of breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy, breast augmentation may provide the solution. We strive to bring a sense of proportion and harmony to the body, providing our patients with a renewed sense of self-confidence.
Who is a candidate for breast augmentation?
In general, candidates for breast augmentation in Bend:
- Are in good physical and mental health
- Do not have underlying medical conditions that preclude surgery
- Have an up-to-date mammogram, if over 30 years old
- Have finished breastfeeding for more than 6 months with breasts no longer changing size
- Are non-smokers or are willing to stop smoking one month before and one month after the procedure
- Do not use nicotine products, or are willing to stop using products one month before and one month after the procedure (gum, chews, patch, vape)
- Are not exposed to second-hand smoke
- Have realistic expectations from the surgery
- Want to enhance their breast size and appearance
What are the types of breast implant material?
Silicone implants have several advantages – they are lightweight and have a natural look and feel. The main disadvantage of silicone implants is the risk of “silent rupture.” All implants have a small chance of rupture over time, but silicone implants can rupture without causing physical signs. The FDA recommends that women with silicone implants have their implants imaged by MRI biennially; if a rupture is discovered, the implant should be replaced or removed. Silicone implants are FDA approved for patients 22 years and older.
Saline implants have different advantages than silicone – scars can be minimized, and there is no risk of “silent rupture.” If a saline implant ruptures, the breast size decreases, and the saline is safely absorbed by the body. The main disadvantage of saline implants is that they tend to have a firmer, more unnatural feel than silicone. Saline implants are FDA approved for patients 18 years and older. The shell of saline implants is made of silicone.
The advantage of fat is that there is no implant to maintain. Implants are not forever devices and require maintenance. Another advantage is that fat is taken from another area where it is not wanted. The disadvantage of fat grafting is that not all the grafts take, and some of the fat is lost. Multiple stages of fat grafting may be needed to achieve a desired size. To find the right method of breast augmentation in Bend that suites your needs, consult our specialist.
breast implant size?
Implant size is selected by the patient in consultation with Dr. Vial. Although any size of augmentation is theoretically possible, implants that are too large to be adequately supported by the patient’s tissues may lead to undesirable outcomes, including thinning of the skin, premature sagging of the breasts, and exposure of the implant. Because of this, the patient’s breast tissues dictate the maximum size of the augmentation.
What are the risks
of breast augmentation?
Dr. Vial places the utmost importance on your safety when it come to your breast augmentation in Bend. He only works with board-certified anesthesiologists and certified nurses to minimize the risk of side effects or complications. However, all surgeries carry inherent risks, including breast augmentation. Dr. Vial will highlight the potential risks of your procedure during your consultation.
The complications unique to breast augmentation that are reported nationally include, but are not limited to:
- Implant rupture
- Breasts too large or too small
- Implant malposition
- Capsular contracture (implant scarring)
- Change or loss of nipple sensation (rare)
Why choose Dr. Vial for breast augmentation?
Dr. Vial is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in breast augmentation. He has trained at the world’s best institutions where many of these procedures continue to be advanced. He makes safety a top priority and has developed a reputation for beautiful, natural results.