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Breast Augmentation in Cleveland, OH

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in Cleveland, Ohio. Most women seek breast augmentation to enhance their appearance and improve their confidence. While some wish to correct the effects of pregnancy, aging, and weight changes on their breasts, others with naturally small breasts seek a larger, fuller 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 procedure he performs.
Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in Cleveland, Ohio. Most women seek breast augmentation to enhance their appearance and improve their confidence. Whatever the reason, Dr. Goldschmidt is an expert breast augmentation surgeon who specializes in placing all types of breast implants using a variety of methods.

Are you a candidate for breast augmentation?

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 the procedure. This is because smoking can negatively affect healing and put patients at a greater risk. Breast enlargement surgery may benefit women who can relate to any of the following:

  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Deflated breasts
  • Naturally small breasts
  • Changes in the breasts after pregnancy

What are your breast augmentation options?

Plastic surgeons consider many factors with regard to your breast augmentation. Patients and their plastic surgeon will work together to determine the right breast augmentation technique. Furthermore, breast enlargement options include:

Implant Type

  • Silicone
    • FDA approved for women over the age of 22
    • Made of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel
    • Creates a more natural look and feel
    • Less likely to ripple or wrinkle
  • Saline 
    • FDA approved for women over the age of 18
    • Made of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saline solution
    • More cost-effective than silicone implants
    • Slightly adjustable in the operating room
  • Cohesive Gel “Gummy Bear”
    • FDA approved for women over the age of 22
    • Made of a silicone shell filled with highly cohesive silicone gel
    • Least amount of noticeable rippling
    • Maintains form with fewer problems

Implant Placement

  • Subglandular 
    • Implants placed beneath the glandular breast tissue
    • Requires a shorter recovery period
    • Ideal for patients with a good amount of existing breast tissue
  • Subfascial
    • Implants placed beneath the lining of the chest muscle
    • Creates a more natural appearance and hides the edges of the implant
    • Lower risk of capsular contracture
    • Ideal for thin or athletic patients
  • Subpectoral
    • Implants placed under the chest muscle
    • Produces a more naturally sloped breast appearance
    • Reduces the risk of capsular contracture and implant rippling
    • More accurate breast exams

Incision Locations

  • Inframammary incisions follow the crease beneath the breast, allowing for easier access to the breast pocket.
  • Transaxillary incisions hide within the armpits. Therefore, no scarring is present on the breasts.
  • Periareolar incisions circle the areolas. While they are placed directly on the breasts, any resulting scars typically blend into the edges of the areolas.

How is breast augmentation performed?

Dr. Goldschmidt performs breast augmentation 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 put together a surgical plan tailored to your individual needs and goals.

What can I expect from my breast augmentation recovery?

Patients tend to experience the most discomfort during the first couple of days after surgery. Dr. Goldschmidt will prescribe pain medicine to manage pain during the initial stages of recovery. Most patients feel well enough to return to work after one week, as long as the job does not require any heavy lifting. Additionally, strenuous activity must be avoided for at least four to six weeks.


Risks associated with breast augmentation are uncommon. Following aftercare instructions from Dr. Goldschmidt can help avoid complications and reduce the overall risk. Furthermore, complications related to breast enlargement using implants may include the following:

  • Changes in feeling 
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rupture

When will I see my breast augmentation results?

Patients can expect to notice a difference in the size of their breasts immediately following breast augmentation surgery in Cleveland. However, this will not be the final result. Patients can expect to see their results after about one month when all swelling goes down. Although incisions are placed in hidden 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 future pregnancies, weight changes, and the natural aging process can affect the look of the breasts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Surgery

How is my implant type determined?

There are many factors that you and your surgeon need to consider when choosing your breast implant. Breast implants are advanced and flexible devices selected based on a patient’s goals for size, shape, texture, and material. Saline and silicone implants are the two most preferred types of implants. Also, implants come in different forms (profiles), such as low, moderate, high, and ultra-high. This refers to how far the implant projects forward off of the chest. Additionally, there are two main shapes for breast implants: round and anatomic (teardrop) shaped implants.

For example, one common implant is the “gummy bear” implant. The gummy bear phrase is used to describe the highly cohesive silicone within the gel implants. Silicone with a high amount of cohesiveness is less like a liquid. Therefore, this makes the silicone implant much safer when ruptured as there is less opportunity for free silicone to enter the rest of the body.

What happens if my implant bursts?

While breast implants can last for several decades, breast implants are not permanent and can rupture. This can be a response to a patient’s lifestyle choices or an injury, or simply the luck of the draw.

Furthermore, patients should learn the differences between saline and silicone breast implant ruptures. Thus, they can quickly seek proper care. Saline implant ruptures are typically easier to identify as deflation tends to occur right away. Silicone implant ruptures, however, are more challenging to identify. This is because deflation is less immediate and usually requires imaging with an MRI or ultrasound. Therefore, it is important that if imaging identifies any break in the implant, patients seek immediate medical care to prevent further issues.

Does breast augmentation hurt?

Anesthesia is safely and professionally administered during your procedure to maintain patient comfort. However, breast augmentation surgery is still surgery and should not be expected to be completely pain-free, especially in the following days. Swelling, discomfort, and feelings of tenderness around the chest are all common side effects after surgery.

It is important to remember that each patient experiences and handles pain differently, with some experiencing little pain or discomfort. Regardless of your situation, your surgeon will take the proper precautions with prescription medications and recovery plans to provide the best care. Part of this also includes reviewing your medical history before surgery. This is important and can guide Dr. Goldschmidt in making his recommendations. For example, if you have undergone other surgeries, he may ask what pain medications worked in the past.

Do I need a breast lift to go with my breast augmentation?

If a patient is experiencing significant sagging in their breasts, a combined breast lift may be the ideal choice for providing the best results. Breast lift surgery helps raise the breast line and restore perkiness to the breasts and nipples. Additionally, there are many different breast lift techniques, such as donut, lollipop, and anchor techniques. The correct incision will depend on the amount of breast sagging present.

A breast lift is easily combined with breast augmentation. However, it will require larger scars. However, for patients experiencing breast sagging and who want to maintain breast size, a breast augmentation with lift is likely a good fit.

The Best Breast Augmentation Cleveland

Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is a plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience. After thousands of successful surgeries and many satisfied Cleveland breast augmentation patients, Dr. Goldschmidt has become the go-to Cleveland plastic surgeon. He helps patients along every step of the process. From picking out breast implants to providing care after surgery, Dr. Goldschmidt offers his warm and calming presence to keep patients at ease. Thus, Dr. Matt Goldschmidt performs the best breast augmentation Cleveland offers.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 216-350-3175. You can also reach out online using our contact forms or chat.

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