Beautiful, Natural-Looking Results Through Breast Augmentation
At the Herte Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we help women enhance the appearance of their breasts in a manner that complements their natural physique. Dr. Mary C. Herte, the first woman physician in Las Vegas to be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, performs various breast procedures with an artistry that achieves the most favorable outcome for each patient.
Every woman deserves to love her body. Unfortunately, when you are dissatisfied with the size, shape or fullness of your breasts, your unhappiness can affect your self-confidence and sense of femininity. With breast augmentation you can achieve the feminine curves you desire. Contact Dr. Mary C. Herte to schedule your consultation.
What Does The Breast Augmentation Procedure Involve?
To ensure your privacy, comfort, and safety, Dr. Herte performs breast augmentation in our AAAASF-certified surgical center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before your procedure, anesthesia will be administered for your comfort throughout the duration of your surgery. To begin your breast augmentation, Dr. Herte will place an incision around the areola (periareolar), underneath the breast fold (inframammary fold), or in the armpit (axillary). Although she typically prefers the inframammary incision due to its many benefits, Dr. Herte will ultimately help you decide on the best location for your incision during your consultation based on your unique needs and goals.
Once your incisions have been made, your implants will then be inserted and positioned into the breast pocket, either underneath the breast tissue (subglandular) or breast muscle (submuscular). If you are undergoing a breast lift in conjunction with your augmentation, this will be performed at the same time. Once the implants are in place, Dr. Herte will close your incisions, and bandages will be placed over the area.
Dr. Herte takes a result-oriented approach to helping all of her patients achieve their personal best. By employing advanced breast enhancement techniques, she is able to minimize scars and promote rapid recovery and return to normal activities.
How Long Is The Breast Augmentation Recovery?
Every woman’s recovery from breast augmentation will be different, as everyone heals at a different rate. On average, patients typically feel comfortable enough to resume their normal activities after about one week. However, strenuous activities should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. Immediately after surgery, you will experience swelling, soreness, and some discomfort. This should gradually fade with time. To help control swelling and facilitate healing, you will be recommended to wear a compression garment or recovery bra. While many patients return to work after one week, the full recovery from breast augmentation is about six weeks. Keep in mind, though, that residual swelling can last as long as six months to a year. After this point, your breasts will take on their final appearance.
What Will My Breast Augmentation Scars Look Like?
As with any surgery, your breast augmentation procedure will result in some degree of scarring. Due to her meticulous surgical skill, Dr. Herte is able to minimize post-operative scarring by creating precise incision lines and limiting trauma to the surrounding tissue. The location of your scars will depend on where your incisions are made, either underneath the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. Although your scars may appear red and raised at first, they should gradually lighten and become flatter over time. It can take up to a year for your scars to reach their final appearance. Dr. Herte will advise you on proper wound care to help you achieve the best possible scar outcome, as well as recommend treatments to further diminish your scars.
How Will Pregnancy Affect My Breast Augmentation?
Timing is an important consideration for the woman who wants to enhance her breasts with implants. Although it is not necessary to postpone breast augmentation until after you are done having children, there are aspects of pregnancy that should be considered. Many women undergo breast augmentation before having children, and remain quite happy with their appearance after giving birth and breastfeeding.
Pregnancy will change the appearance of your breasts. Just like natural breast tissue changes with the hormonal and weight fluctuations of pregnancy, so will augmented breasts. It is not that the implants themselves change, but that the supportive and fatty tissue around them does. Breast tissue expands in the nine months of pregnancy, and shrinks during the months that follow childbirth. The extent to which the overall shape of the breasts change will depend on how much natural tissue surrounds implants.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Breast augmentation has an average cost of $3,824 in the U.S., which includes the surgeon’s fee. The cost of treatment will vary for each individual based on their custom surgical plan. This will be influenced by several factors, such as the type of implant you choose and the extent of surgery. Your total cost encompasses surgical fees, product, anesthesia, the surgical facility, and staffing. Our team will provide you with a personalized quote to help you budget for your procedure. Breast augmentation can be a valuable investment into your sense of confidence.
Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
If you have questions about breast enlargement surgery, contact our Las Vegas cosmetic surgery center today and speak to our helpful and very knowledgeable staff. During your private and in-depth consultation, Dr. Mary Herte can answer all of your questions and explain your breast enhancement options. Schedule your consultation today.