Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation is the procedure of choice for significantly increasing a woman’s breast size. Using saline or silicone filled breast implants, a plastic surgeon like Dr. Ellen can give you fuller, larger breasts and a more proportional body shape.

At our Birmingham plastic surgery practice, breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures Dr. Ellen performs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ellen has years of experience performing this surgical procedure in Detroit and the surrounding cities of Farmington Hills and Sterling Heights.

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Surgery To Increase Breast Size

You might be a candidate for breast augmentation Birmingham, MI if you have:
•    A smaller breast size than you would like
•    Loss of fullness in the breasts over time
•    A noticeable degree of breast asymmetry

There are many reasons to consider a breast augmentation in Rochester Hills. For many women, the choice is made simply because they desire the cosmetic enhancement that comes with large breast size. If you’re considering breast augmentation consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen in Troy, then don’t wait any longer so we can assist in your decision-making process. Before you schedule your appointment, read these common questions about breast implants.


Common Breast Implant Questions

The following are some of the common questions patients have when considering a breast augmentation in Michigan. You can also submit your own questions using our online contact form, and our staff will handle your email in a timely manner.

Which Is The Preferred Breast Implant: Saline or Silicone?

Both breast implant types have a record of safety and success. The latest silicone gel implants are highly advanced, with a cohesive property that wasn’t available in previous years. Patients prefer silicone gel for its natural consistency, which closely mimics real breast tissue. Saline implants are ideal for minimally-invasive surgery techniques, including implant placement through the underarm or through the navel. Patients also choose saline implants for their lower cost and lighter weight.

How Does Dr. Ellen Surgically Insert The Breast Implant?

During breast augmentation in Birmingham, MI, Dr. Ellen inserts an implant using one of several techniques. The most common technique is called the inframammary incision, which is performed in the breast crease (where the breast meets the chest wall).  A short incision allows Dr. Ellen sufficient access to insert the breast implant. Alternatives include placement through the underarm, around the nipple or through the navel. After the incision, the implant can be placed above or beneath the pectoral muscle.

Which Doctors Are Qualified To Perform Breast Augmentations If I Live In Detroit?

The most qualified doctor to perform your breast augmentation are board certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Ellen.  Dr. Ellen services Detroit, Rochester Hills, Troy, Sterling Heights, and the surrounding areas for breast augmentation surgery.

How Much Time Is Needed For Breast Augmentation Surgery? How Long Is Recovery?

A typical breast augmentation in Birmingham, MI can be completed in under two hours. You will be able to walk around within 24 hours, but full recovery time is one or two weeks. If necessary, stitches are removed in about 10 days.

Can Breast Augmentation Correct Drooping Breasts?

Breast augmentation is typically performed to increase the size or volume of your breasts. If you are looking for fuller, perkier breasts, a breast lift can be added to your augmentation.

Who is a Candidate?

Typical candidates for breast augmentation are individuals who are unhappy or bothered by their breast size, or have asymmetrical breasts. As with many other plastic surgery procedures, you cannot smoke and must be physically healthy.

Will There Be Scarring?

There are three types of incisions available for breast augmentation: periareolar (around the nipple), inframammary (under the breast), or transaxillary (under the arm pit). Incision placement will depend on the type, size, and sometimes preference area of your breast implant. The incision is made in these areas to minimize your possible scarring.

What Are The Risks Of Breast Augmentation In Birmingham, MI?

Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation has risks to consider. During your consultation, Dr. Ellen will review risks of surgery, so you can make an educated decision. Risks include, but are not limited to, capsular contracture, infection, hematoma, implant rupture and poor aesthetic results. It is also important to note that breast implants may require future procedures to replace one or both implants as they are not guaranteed to last your lifetime.

Contact Dr. Ellen For Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Are you ready to discuss breast augmentation with a board certified Detroit plastic surgeon? Dr. Ellen Janetzke is a plastic surgeon in Michigan, and she has a special focus on cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. Our Michigan office is located just 10 miles East of West Bloomfield and 6 miles north of Royal Oak. Contact us by phone 248-220-6760 or send us an email using the online contact form.

Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a breast augmentation cost?

The average cost of a breast augmentation procedure and implants is approximately $5,000.  Different types of implants have variable costs, which can be discussed with Dr. Ellen and her staff at the time of consultation. This cost does not include anesthesia and facility fees from the hospital or surgery center.

Are breast augmentations covered by insurance?

Cosmetic breast augmentations are generally not covered by insurance policies. Additionally, procedures using breast implants to correct breast asymmetries are typically not covered by insurance. Breast implants are only covered by insurance in the circumstance of breast cancer and breast reconstruction.

Do breast implants get softer with time?

Breast implants typically feel firm for a few months following surgery. However, as the swelling resolves and the implants settle into position, they will feel softer. If your implants are starting to feel firmer with time, it may mean your breasts are developing capsular contracture and you should follow up with Dr. Ellen for evaluation.

How long does your skin feel tight after a breast augmentation?

Sensations of the skin and breasts are variable with each patient after breast augmentation. Typically, the tight feeling of your skin and chest will improve starting a few weeks after surgery and last for approximately 3 months.

How should you sleep after a breast augmentation?

Sleeping in an elevated position (30-45 degree angle) on your back will improve swelling post-operatively. Once cleared by Dr. Ellen, you may sleep on your side, typically a few weeks after surgery. Being able to sleep on your stomach will take the most time after surgery, but is possible once you are healed.

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