This surgery is performed for those seeking an increase in volume of their breasts. Saline or silicone implants can be used and Dr. Owsley may use a transaxillary (armpit) or inframammary approach. If a secondary augmentation is needed the same incision site is used in most cases.
Dr. Owsley, who performed his first augmentation 12 years ago and his first endoscopic breast enhancement 9 years ago, utilizes this technique most often. He feels this technique has many advantages.
- no scar on the breast
- does not cut any breast tissue
- decreases the risk of sensory loss
- better visualization at the time of the surgery
- easier to perform and therefore lessens anesthetic time
The implants are usually saline filled but when silicone gel implants are used, he typically uses an inframammary incision. The implants are put underneath the pectoralis major muscle to achieve a more natural appearance and to decrease certain risks. Dr. Owsley will tailor your augmentation needs for size and implant shape to fit your body.
This procedure is done on outpatient basis and is done under a general anesthetic.
Recovery from breast augmentation takes three months for the breasts to truly "settle" in their final position. Sutures are not normally used but instead a medical grade glue. The patient is able to return to work in 7-10 days.