Breast Augmentation | Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation in New Orleans, LA
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that resizes the breasts to result in a fuller look. It is generally known to be one of the most desired cosmetic surgeries, providing women who dislike their breasts an effective opportunity for improvement. With the help of implants or fat from the patient's body, this enhancement surgery improves breast shape and size and results in an attractive and youthful outcome. New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters is experienced in implementing this treatment and performs numerous breast augmentations every year. When you have your consultation with Dr. Walters, he will assess your aesthetic desires and concerns and inform you of all of the choices available while also customizing a treatment plan to reach your personal goals.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
The decision to go through with breast enlargement surgery is a personal one for women. If you are thinking about having this procedure, it is essential you do it for yourself and no one else. Ideal candidates should be healthy with breasts that are fully developed and be the proper age to have implants. Individuals who are unhappy with the overall appearance of their chest could benefit from this cosmetic breast treatment. Moreover, if your breasts have changed due to aging, nursing, or weight loss, this surgical procedure can give them life with increased shape and fullness. It is a welcomed option for those who work out with weights or have little to no original breast mass.
what are the types of breast implants?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Walters, the appropriate implant will be selected based on your body size and shape, as well as the results you hope to attain. Implants for augmentation are made in an assortment of shapes, sizes, profiles, and textures — each of which is considered carefully in order to reach the desired look. There are four basic techniques used during breast augmentation. All techniques are widely popular and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Saline implants - are filled with a sterile saline solution and have the benefit of the ability to be filled after they've been implanted, allowing for a smaller incision to be made. Candidates for saline implants must be at least 18 years old.
- Silicone implants - one of the most popular styles for a softer, more natural feel to your breasts. Candidates for silicone implants must be at least 22 years old.
- Gummy bear implants - these are form-stable, gel-based implants that are known to be excellent for retaining their shape.
- Fat grafting - fat grafting (or fat transfer) is not a breast implant but instead uses your body's own fat taken from another area to enhance your breasts, making it safer and more natural than a breast implant. This is often used together with a breast implant to help improve your results. An added bonus is you can reduce fat in problem areas to slim and tone your profile. Candidates must be at a healthy weight.
What Are Some Considerations for Breast Augmentation?
Dr. Walters will help decide what are the best options for your breast augmentation during your private consultation. He will take into consideration your body type and aesthetic goals to help determine what is the best size, shape, and profile.
- Size - Breast implant size is distinguished based on the cubic centimeters (CCs) of saline or silicone used. To understand the right volume, Dr. Walters will measure how much native breast tissue exists and the size you hope to achieve. With the help of Vectra 3D imaging, Dr. Walters will help you select the appropriate implant that will not only be safe for you but will also help you accomplish your goals.
- Shape - Implants come in either a teardrop or round shape. Both of these shapes are widely used; however, most of our patients select a round implant. It generally looks and feels more natural while adding a fullness to the top of the breast that a majority of patients are seeking. With both shapes of implants, you can achieve a very natural look.
- Profile - Implant profile equates to how far out the implant looks (projection). In other words, this is what is visible from the side angle. Most projections include low to extra high ranges.
What is the cost of Breast Augmentation?
The cost for a breast augmentation at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa starts at around $7,000. After meeting with Dr. Walters and his team, a price can be determined for the individual patient.
How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Incision placement, as well as implant location, are decisions that are generally made ahead of surgery. During breast augmentation, the chosen incision is created, and then the appropriate breast implant will be placed into its position. Dr. Walters uses the Keller Funnel, which provides a no-touch delivery technique minimizing contact with sterile breast implants and surrounding tissue. The Keller Funnel allows for a very small incision with silicone implants.
Two techniques may be chosen for implant placement:
- Under the pectoral muscle
- Behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle
Where to insert the breast implant depends on varying factors, including the overall type and size of the implant, along with the opinion of Dr. Walters. No matter where the incision is placed, scarring is often hidden within the natural creases and lines of the body.
Breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia, meaning you will be asleep.
If a fat grafting approach is chosen, liposuction will be performed first to remove fat from a specific area of the body. Once completed, the purified form of the fat will be injected into the breasts until the desired outcome is achieved.
Try on Your New Breasts in VR (Virtual Reality)
By using the latest virtual imaging technology, Vectra 3D, Dr. Walters can create virtual images that provide a realistic simulation of how your new, augmented breasts could look after surgery. With the help of Vectra 3D, Dr. Walters will help you decide whether fat transfer alone, a breast implant, or the combination of the two (fat and implant) will be needed to accomplish your goals.
How Long Will The Results Last?
The length of time that breast augmentation results last varies from patient to patient. We often hear “10 years” as the average, but there are many factors that can affect your results such as pregnancy, weight gain or loss, skin elasticity, and general aging.
How Long Is Recovery From Breast Augmentation?
Rapid recovery breast augmentation is an innovative approach with the goal of allowing women to heal from the procedure more quickly and return to their normal activities in as little as 24 hours. During the surgery, Dr. Walters places a special emphasis on minimal bleeding, minimal trauma to the chest wall, and small incisions. In addition, after the surgery, controlled movement, stretching, and other exercises are encouraged to promote circulation and prevent stiffness that leads to more pain.
Several days after surgery, the bruising (if any) and swelling will begin to slowly go away, and the breasts will start to look and feel normal as they fall into their new position. While individual results vary, most patients can engage in everyday activities within a few days; however, physical exertion such as strenuous exercise should be delayed for at least four weeks. A fat transfer procedure may require less recovery time, though the area that received liposuction will still need ample time to heal, and the breasts may experience some swelling and soreness from the injections.
Exceeding Expectations Daily
I am extremely pleased with my experience. Dr. Walters is professional, talented, and honest. All of the staff members I encountered in the office were also very kind. I went to Dr. Walters for a breast augmentation and couldn’t be happier with my result. I highly recommend choosing him if you’re interested in this procedure. His passion to help his patients glow with confidence and his drive for perfection shows in his work.
I just had to let everyone know what an exceptional experience I had with Dr. Walters and his staff at The Modern. After consulting with other surgeons, I knew Dr. Walters was absolutely the only doctor I would entrust in performing my breast augmentation. Dr. Walters listened to my goals and worked with me to achieve the best results for my frame and lifestyle. The Rapid Recovery Method Dr. Walters practices, allowed me to return back to work and my daily activities in a timely manner. I felt so excited and well enough to have a celebratory dinner at Ruth Chris the same day after my surgery. I feel amazing and absolutely love my breasts! Dr. Walters is a star and the only plastic surgeon I would recommend!!
One year later and I’m finally doing my review! :) This one is for all the Mamas thinking about it and not going for it…. Go for it!!!! You deserve it! The only regret I have is not doing this sooner for myself. As a first time surgical experience, getting my breast augmentation from Dr Walters was so seamless and easy. I had a very impressive experience with him and his staff. I have two little ones and the recovery was very easy. After surgery, I continue skincare treatments there with Robin. She is phenomenal! After a struggle with stubborn acne and sun damage over the years, I’m so happy to have found her!! Cannot speak highly enough of everyone at The Modern!
So helpful and knowledgeable. I can’t imagine going through my breast augmentation with a different group. I’ve been wanting to do this for 10years but was always too nervous to take the leap. They put me at ease through the entire process. Communication was easy and questions were always welcomed. I’m so happy with my results and wish I would have done this sooner! Highly recommend Dr. Walters.
I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Walters and his staff. I have wanted breast augmentation for as long as I can remember, so finding the right surgeon was a big deal. The Modern stood out to me- I couldn’t find a single bad review, the before and after photos were all impressive, so I booked a consult. I was shown 3D imagining to “try on” the implants. I listened to guidance on sizing, since I wasn’t so sure between 2 options. I let Dr. Walters use his best judgement on the day of surgery. He made the right choice for my body and measurements and I am finally happy with the body I have! When they tell you the procedure is “rapid recovery”, they weren’t lying! Surgery on Friday-back at work on Monday feeling only slight soreness and tightness. After only 2 days I didn’t need so much as Tylenol, since my pain was almost nonexistent. If you’re on the fence, just go for it, you will not be disappointed!!