Breast Augmentation Can Enhance Your Bust Line

Many women desire a larger breast size, which is the reason we perform breast augmentation at Lowe Plastic Surgery of Oklahoma City.

Breast augmentation surgery can enlarge your breast size and enhance the proportions of your body. The procedure uses breast implants to add volume and enhance the size of a woman's breasts. In certain cases, we can also combine the procedure with a breast lift.

When To Undergo Breast Augmentation in Oklahoma City

The procedure itself can vary greatly depending on the needs and goals of the patient, but the outcome is generally the same — to provide the patient with fuller breasts and improved self-confidence.

In order to undergo this procedure, you should be a healthy nonsmoker. It's important to make the decision on your own, for personal reasons. You should also be able to weigh the risks and benefits so that you can make an educated choice.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

The most obvious benefit to breast augmentation is a more proportionate figure. A more balanced appearance can help many patients feel more confident and self-assured. Furthermore, breast augmentation opens up new clothing options for many individuals, allowing them to enjoy an improved quality of life, both socially and professionally.

What Type of Breast Implants Are Right for Me?

One of the main decisions you will make in your consultation is the type of implant to use. Saline implants are the least expensive option and are filled during surgery after they have been surgically placed. Cohesive silicone gel implants, while more expensive, have been known to last longer as well as a more natural look and feel.

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What Other Options Do I Have When Considering Breast Augmentation?

Your consultation will include a discussion about following breast augmentation options as they pertain to your aesthetic goals:

  • Implant size, shape, and texture
  • Incision location
  • Implant placement (above or beneath the chest muscles)

With each of these considerations, the goal is to achieve a natural and proportional result after your breast augmentation.

Furthermore, breast augmentation opens up new clothing options for many individuals, helping them enjoy an improved quality of life, both socially and professionally.

Who Will Perform My Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can be performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. James Lowe, who is also a native Oklahoman. All physicians at our Oklahoma City practice share a commitment to clinical excellence, cutting-edge care, and a lasting partnership with patients. Your breast augmentation can be performed at Baptist Hospital, at a nearby outpatient surgical facility, or at the Associates Surgery Center, located adjacent to the doctors’ office. After surgery, you can recover at the surgery center, in the adjacent surgical ward at Baptist Hospital, or at any number of other overnight medical facilities.

Breast Augmentation Treatment Process

Before beginning the breast augmentation procedure, we will administer general anesthesia. This ensures that the patient remains sedated during the treatment, so she will not feel, see, or hear anything until the surgery is complete.

Once you have been fully prepped, Dr. Lowe creates an incision through which to insert the implant. The type of incision necessary will depend on your unique circumstances and cosmetic goals. In many cases, it is made in the crease under the breast, through the navel, in the armpit, or around the perimeter of the areola. Dr. Lowe strategically places the incisions to minimize the appearance of scars.

It is essential that you set aside plenty of time for recovery.

Next, breast implants are placed in the breast pocket, either over or under the chest muscle. Once they are securely in place, the incision is closed with surgical sutures. Depending on the case, Dr. Lowe may use traditional or absorbable stitches. Traditional sutures will need to be removed approximately seven to 14 days after your surgery. In contrast, absorbable incisions will dissolve on their own when they are ready.

Bandages and surgical drains may also be placed once your breast augmentation surgery is complete. Our team will give you a list of guidelines to help you properly care for these drains. You will also be provided with a surgical compression bra, which is intended to reduce inflammation and support the tissues as they heal.

Healing and Recovery: What to Expect

It is essential that you set aside plenty of time for recovery. Be sure to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after the procedure so that you do not strain your stitches. Furthermore, while most patients can resume normal activities in about one week, this can vary significantly from patient to patient. For instance, patients with physically demanding jobs will likely need to wait longer before they can return to work. 

We will provide you with in-depth post-operative instructions before you return home. These should be followed closely to promote proper healing and a successful recovery. For example, patients should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting until cleared by Dr. Lowe. These activities can elevate the heart rate and consequently lead to increased pain, swelling, and discomfort.

It is normal to have some degree of tenderness or soreness for the first couple of days. However, these side effects can be managed with prescribed medications and over-the-counter pain relievers.

Keep in mind that, while most patients are comfortable within a week or two, your body is still healing. It is important to be patient during this time and give your body adequate time to heal. While it may be tempting to return to your normal routine, you need to wait until you receive approval from Dr. Lowe. 

Schedule a Consultation to Learn More

To learn more about breast augmentation in Oklahoma City, please contact Dr. James Lowe by calling (405) 942-4300 or (877) 362-5693. You can also send us an email using our online contact form. Lowe Plastic Surgery's clinical practice is located less than a mile east of Baptist Hospital at 2520 NW Expressway in Oklahoma City. Service areas include: Oklahoma City, Tuttle, Edmond, Tulsa, Norman, Lawton, Broken Arrow, Moore & Yukon.

Breast augmentation can be performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. James Lowe, who is also a native Oklahoman.
James B. Lowe, MD, FACS

Lowe Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lowe is a triple board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive care. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand 

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (405) 942-4300.

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