Breast augmentation is the cosmetic procedure of choice for significantly increasing breast size with implants. Using saline- or silicone-filled breast implants, you can achieve the breast shape and size you desire, as well as gaining a more proportional body shape and renewed self-confidence.

At our Bloomfield Hills, MI 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 cosmetic procedure in Detroit and the surrounding cities of Farmington Hills and Sterling Heights.

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Increase Breast Size with Plastic Surgery

You might be a candidate for breast augmentation 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 West Bloomfield Hills. For many women, the choice is made simply because they desire the cosmetic enhancement that comes with large breast size.

Surgery To Increase Breast Size

You might be a candidate for breast augmentation 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 a 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 Surgery Questions

Which is the Preferred 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 Are Breast Implants Inserted?

During breast augmentation in Bloomfield Hills, 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 implant. Alternatives include placement around the nipple. After the incision, the implant can be placed above or beneath the pectoral muscle.

How Much Time is Needed for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

A typical breast augmentation can be completed in under two hours. However, as you need time to both prepare for and recover from surgery before you’re able to go home, expect surgical breast procedures to require a day’s commitment.

How Long Is Recovery from Breast Surgery?

You will be able to walk around within 24 hours, but full recovery time can take weeks. If necessary, stitches are removed in about 10 days. Full visible results of your plastic surgery will take several months as swelling, bruising, and healing completely subside.

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 for Breast Surgery?

Typical candidates for breast augmentation are individuals who are unsatisfied with their breast size, or have asymmetrical breasts. As with many other cosmetic surgery procedures, you cannot smoke and must be physically healthy to be eligible for this or other plastic surgery procedures.

What Kind of Scar Will I Have?

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. Final results may vary depending on scar placement, skin health, and your body’s healing process, but the incision is made in these areas to minimize the visibility of scarring.

What Are The Risks Of Breast Augmentation?

Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation has risks to consider. During your consultation with Dr. Ellen, she 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? Board-certified Detroit plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Janetzke specializes in 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. Connect with us by phone at 248-220-6760 or send us an email using our website contact form.

Breast Augmentation FAQ’s

Are breast implants under warranty?

Yes, each company provides a warranty and can offer an extended warranty.

Can breast implants cause pain years later?

There would only be pain years later if there is a complication occurring, such as capsular contracture.

Can breast implants last 30 years?

While breast implants are designed for durability, the possibility of them lasting 30 years varies individually and is not guaranteed. The longevity of breast implants depends on various factors such as the type of implant, the surgical technique used, and the body's response over time. Some individuals may find their implants last longer, but it is essential to maintain regular check-ups with a healthcare provider to monitor the condition of the implants and address any issues that may arise. It's also important to note that advancements in implant technology continue to improve their lifespan and functionality.

Can fat be transferred to breasts?

Yes, fat can be transferred to the breasts in a procedure known as autologous fat transfer or fat grafting. This cosmetic surgery involves taking fat from one part of the body where there is excess fat, such as the thighs, abdomen, or hips, through liposuction, and injecting it into the breast tissue. Fat transfer to the breasts can be an option for women looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and a more natural alternative to breast implants. The results are subtler compared to traditional breast augmentation, and since the fat used comes from the patient's own body, there is little risk of rejection. The success of the procedure depends on factors such as the technique used, the amount of fat that takes, and the individual's healing process. It's always important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in fat transfer procedures to ensure the best possible outcome.

How long do breast implants last?

Cosmetic breast augmentations are generally not covered by insurance policies. Breast augmentations are considered cosmetic surgeries. Click on the get pricing button below to find out how much breast augmentation costs.

Do breast implants get softer with time?

Breast implants do soften after surgery for about three to six months. They soften because the body tissues stretch and relax, making the implant feel softer. However, if your implant is feeling more firm over time, you may have a complication called capsular contracture.

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

Typically, your skin and chest will feel tight about one to four weeks after surgery.

How should you sleep after a breast augmentation?

After breast augmentation, you should sleep on your back, slightly elevated for about two weeks to four weeks. After you have healed enough, Dr. Ellen will discuss sleeping on your side during your post-operative visits.