All About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the breast size. This surgical procedure is done for cosmetic reasons, whether it’s after pregnancy, weight loss, or volume loss with age, the breast augmentation can restore the breast size with implants. The procedure can also enhance genetically small breasts. Here’s what you need to know before your procedure:

Implant Material Options

When you are thinking about undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, one of the main things to consider is the material of your implants. There are two common types of implants that involve:

Saline implants: Saline implants are composed of sterile salt water and have a fluid-like movement. The main benefit to choosing saline is that in the rare case of a rupture, the solution can be safely absorbed by the body and it would become immediately noticeable. 

Silicone implants: Silicone implants contain silicone gel that closely mimics the natural breast tissue. If you choose silicone implants, you must be extra cautious when watching for signs of a rupture or leak. 

Dr. Richardson and his professional staff in Mississippi will consult with you as to the right type of implant for your body. His years of experience helps women understand their procedure options However, Dr. Richardson understands that some augmentation surgical procedures carry not just great benefits but risks also. He educates his patients in every aspect of their surgery.

Risks and Benefits

Breast Augmentation Benefits:

  • Enhance genetically small breasts
  • Restore breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Address changes to the breasts with age
  • Improve symmetry and body balance 
  • Improve self-confidence 

Breast Augmentation Risks:

  • Temporary swelling and bruising
  • Sensation changes 
  • Infection 
  • Leakage 
  • Capsular contracture

Breast Augmentation Endnotes

The breast augmentation can give you a long-lasting enhancement. However, you must remember to keep your scheduled appointments with Dr. Richardson so that he can check that everything is healing appropriately. 

Dr. Richardson carefully follows his patient’s recovery period post-op. He sends his patient’s home with all the dos and don’ts after the procedure. Also, he helps his female patients by advising what they should wear during recovery. For example, to reduce swelling after the breast augmentation procedure, a surgical bra should be worn and then weeks later switch to a sports bra. 

The decision to undergo a breast augmentation is a personal one. But when you have the right surgeon and staff, this type of support goes a long way to give women the confidence and a new look that gives them better self-esteem, confidence, and poise. Dr. Richardson has offices in Biloxi and Gulfport and can meet with you to discuss your concerns and goals for your procedure. 


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