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Breast Augmentation

Dr. Matt Goldschmidt understands the complexities of breast augmentation and breast anatomy and applies that knowledge and refined artistry to every individualized procedure he performs.
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in Cleveland, Ohio. Most women seek breast augmentation to enhance their appearance and improve their confidence.

Some wish to correct the effects that pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations have had on their breasts. Others with naturally small breasts seek a larger, more voluptuous bustline to balance their bodily proportions. Dr. Matt Goldschmidt understands the complexities of breast augmentation and breast anatomy and applies that knowledge and refined artistry to every individualized procedure he performs.

Candidates

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation must be in good health and have realistic expectations of the surgery. It is also recommended that women who are considering cosmetic surgery avoid tobacco use for several weeks before and after undergoing the procedure. Breast augmentation may be the solution for women who can relate to any of the following:

  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Deflated breasts
  • Naturally small breasts

Breast Augmentation Options

Many factors will be considered with regards to your breast augmentation, including:

Implant Type

silicone
  • FDA approved for women over the age of 22
  • Composed of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel
  • Produces a more natural look and feel
  • Less likely to ripple or wrinkle
saline
  • FDA approved for women over the age of 18
  • Composed of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline  solution
  • More cost-effective than silicone implants
  • Can be slightly adjusted in the operating room
cohesive gel “gummy bears”
  • FDA approved for women over the age of 22
  • Composed of a silicone shell filled with highly cohesive  silicone gel
  • Least amount of noticeable rippling
  • Maintains form with fewer complications

Implant Placement

subglandular
  • Implants are placed beneath the glandular breast tissue
  • Requires a shorter recovery period
  • Ideal for patients with adequate existing breast tissue
subfascial
  • Implants are placed beneath the lining of the pectoralis  muscle
  • Produces a more natural appearance and hides the  implant edges
  • Lower risk of capsular contracture
  • Ideal for thin or athletic patients
subpectoral
  • Implants are placed under the pectoralis major muscle
  • Produces a more naturally sloped breast appearance
  • Reduces the risk of capsular contracture and implant  rippling
  • Mammograms are more accurate

Incision Location

Inframammary

Inframammary incisions are created along the crease underneath the breast, which allows for easier access to the breast pocket.

Transaxillary

Transaxillary incisions are created within the armpits, so there is no visible scarring on the breasts.

Periareolar

Periareolar incisions are created around the areolas. While they are placed directly on the breasts, any resulting scars typically blend into the edges of the areolas.

Procedure

Breast augmentation is usually performed using general anesthesia. It is an outpatient procedure that takes between one and two hours to complete. During your private breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Goldschmidt will design a surgical plan tailored to your individual needs and aesthetic goals.

Recovery

The first couple of days are typically the most uncomfortable, but pain medicine will be prescribed to manage pain during the initial stages of recovery. Most patients feel well enough to return to work after one week, as long as that the job does not require any heavy lifting. Strenuous activity must be avoided for at least four to six weeks.

Complications

Risks associated with breast augmentation are uncommon, but they can be avoided by following all aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon. Complications related to breast augmentation using implants include the following:

  • Changes in sensation
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rupture

Results

Patients can expect to notice a difference in the size of their breasts immediately following breast augmentation surgery. Once the residual swelling subsides in roughly one month, the final results will be visible. Although incisions are placed in inconspicuous locations, there is a risk that scarring will develop. However, any scars that form after surgery do tend to fade over time. Breast augmentation results are considered permanent, but subsequent pregnancies, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging process can alter the appearance of the breasts.

For more information about Breast Augmentation or to schedule your Breast Augmentation consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 350-3175.
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