When choosing ThorntonMD Plastic Surgery for your breast surgery, you can rest assured that you will be treated with the utmost care from a surgeon that is invested in achieving beautiful, natural looking results. Whether your breasts have changed with age, pregnancy, or have endured a battle with breast cancer, Dr. Thornton understands the impact that it can have on your self-confidence and happiness. As a plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Thornton provides women with various breast surgeries to help refine the look of their breasts and help them to feel more comfortable in their own skin.
Breast implants can be used to restore volume that has been lost or to enhance the shape and size of breasts. Breast augmentation is extremely customizable so that you can achieve a look that is unique to you.
A woman often considers her breasts to be the most feminine part of her body. If she is unhappy with the look of her breasts due to their natural size or changes that have taken place over time, she may easily become self-conscious or uncomfortable with her body. Louisville plastic surgeon, Dr. Thornton focuses his practice on breast surgery and understands what these procedures can do for his patients. A breast augmentation procedure with Dr. Thornton can help give you the fullness and natural look that you desire for your breasts.
Are Breast Implants a Good Fit for You?
Each year, about 300,000 women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery in the United States – each with their own personal reasons for choosing breast implants.
Breast augmentation can help women who are looking to:
- Enhance the size and shape of naturally smaller breasts
- Correct problems with breast asymmetry
- Restore breast volume lost due to pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, or aging
- Reconstruct one or both breasts following a mastectomy
If you choose to have a breast augmentation, it is important that you receive the necessary guidance and information to help you make the right decisions regarding your breast implants. Dr. Thornton has many years of experience in helping women find the right breast implants so that they are thrilled with their results.
Finding the Right Implants for You
Your consultation with Dr. Thornton will help you feel more confident in choosing your breast implants. By meeting you and listening to your expectations, Dr. Thornton will provide you with proper recommendations and the best treatment plan for your breast augmentation. Ultimately, your surgery is yours to personalize, but it can be intimidating for you to have to make every decision without any help or guidance. Dr. Thornton will provide you with the information you need to know and recommendations regarding choices you will make about:
- The size of your breast implants
- Your breast implant type: silicone or saline
- The shape, profile, and texture of your breast implants
- Where in the breast your implants will be placed: submuscular or subglandular placement
- The type of incision made for your breast augmentation: in the crease below the breast, or around the areola
What You Can Expect from Your Breast Augmentation Surgery And Recovery
From the moment you walk into our practice to the moment you look in the mirror to see your final results, Dr. Thornton will provide you with the utmost care to give you peace of mind throughout the entire process. You will sleep throughout your outpatient augmentation surgery under general anesthesia. Dr. Thornton will then make an incision based on what was discussed during your consultation. A pocket is then created for the implant either beneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular) and your implant is then carefully put into place. Silicone gel implants will be placed pre-filled whereas saline implants will be put into place before being filled with the saline solution. After the surgery, the patient goes home in an elastic bra. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Sutures are placed under the skin and do not need to be removed. Light activities can be resumed as tolerated and aerobic activities or exercise can be started in about 4 weeks. Once your surgery is complete, Dr. Thornton will review through any important instructions and provide you with detailed guidelines for your recovery.