Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most commonly requested plastic surgery procedures around the world. Breast augmentation in Baton Rouge has helped countless people feel comfortable with the appearance of their body, and the procedure can often help to enhance self-image and self-confidence.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Cox has performed numerous breast augmentations at our surgical center located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has the skill and experience required to provide amazing results.
During a breast augmentation, Dr. Cox will insert breast implants into the breasts, which will effectively increase the size of the breasts and the appearance of breast fullness. Breast implants can also help to give the breasts a rounder and shapelier appearance and can improve projection, along with providing beneficial results when it comes to correcting breast asymmetry.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts and feel like having larger breasts would help improve your comfort with your body, you are a good candidate for breast augmentation. It is important that you be in good overall health.
Factors like major changes in weight and becoming pregnant can have a negative affect on the results of your breast enlargement. It is best to wait until you have finished having children and have reached your ideal body weight before undergoing surgery.
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
During your initial consultation, you will meet with Dr. Cox and he will invite you to share your goals, desires and concerns regarding breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Cox will draw upon his decades of experience to help you understand the multitude of choices, implants types, and procedures available, and how each will interact with your specific anatomy to impact the possible outcome.
Dr. Cox will work to ensure that you are fully informed and completely comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr. Cox prefers natural appearing outcomes but he does work with all patient’s to help each and every patient reach their specific outcome. His main focus is ensuring that his patients are safe, healthy, and fully satisfied with the results of their breast augmentation.
Many patients choose to pair a breast lift with implants in a combination procedure known as a breast augmentation with lift. This results in a reduction in sagging, an increase in perkiness, and enlargement of the breasts. For patients specifically looking to lift sagging breasts, a breast lift without implants may be the better option.
Your Breast Implant Options
Finding the best breast implants for your aesthetic goals means learning about your options. Patients have a number of options in terms of type, size, profile, texture, and shape.
Type refers to an implant’s filling. Three options are available: saline breast implants, silicone breast implants, and gummy bear implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, whereas silicone and gummy bear breast implants are filled with silicone gel.
Gummy bear breast implants are a very popular option. Gummy bear implants are a type of Natrelle implant manufactured by Allergan. They are filled with a highly cohesive gel, which serves to prevent leaks in the event of an implant rupture. Because the gel stays in the breast implant shell, the implants retain their form, which has earned them the name “form-stable implants.”
In terms of size, patients can benefit from large breast implants or small breast implants depending on their frame and body proportions. Profile refers to an implant’s degree of projection from the chest wall, and low, moderate, and high profile breast implants are available.
Patients can choose between round and anatomical breast implants and between smooth and textured implants, and all of these characteristics offer their own benefits and drawbacks. They will all be discussed during your consultation.
Surgery is most often performed in our office operative suite, Cumberland Surgical Center. We have a wide range of implant types and sizes on site at all times. Typical augmentation procedures are less than one hour. Recovery for most patients is very manageable and most patients returned to casual daily (or limited work) activities within a week.
Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common and can be managed with medication. A special surgical bra will need to be worn, which will provide additional support during the recovery period.
Throughout this process we hold you, our patient, at the center of our practice and we want to ensure your happiness throughout. We invite you to let us know how we are doing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Estimated Cost
- Average Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 minutes
Estimated price includes surgeon professional fees, operating room facility fees, and anesthesia fees. Any garments and Exparel are also included if indicated.
Interested in Getting a Breast Augmentation?
If you would like to learn more about what breast augmentation in Baton Rouge can do for you, or if you are ready to undergo surgery, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cox. He can address any questions or concerns you may have, go over breast augmentation before and after photos with you, and provide you with the personalized care and results you’re looking for.