In the hands of a talented and skilled surgeon such as Dr. Nadeau, breast augmentation in Seattle can be among the most satisfying and confidence-boosting surgeries, creating a more feminine and curvaceous figure. Those who wish to increase their cup size can choose from a variety of implant sizes, shapes and textures that are customized to their wishes and goals.
What is breast augmentation?
As a symbol of femininity and beauty, the female breast is an image of roundness and plumpness, portrayed in art around the world as abundant and sensual. When aging, pregnancy or massive weight loss takes a toll, women may begin to look for cosmetic solutions so they can restore their natural attractiveness and vibrancy. The loss of volume may cause self-consciousness, and may cause one to choose less flattering or stylish clothing in order to hide deflated breasts.
Our Seattle breast augmentation is performed, with or without a breast lift, to create a fuller, rounder chest. Surgery can be performed with silicone, saline or gummy bear implants, or it can be accomplished non-surgically with fat transfer.
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Breast augmentation with implants will utilize one of the following incision patterns:
Periareolar incision: The incision encircles the areolar, with the scar hidden in the darker pigments. This type of incision is useful when a breast lift is being performed in tandem.
Inframammary incision: Here the incision is created within the breast crease, where scars are nicely hidden from view. These incisions can be reused during a future tummy tuck and are therefore extremely versatile.
Transaxillary incision: This incision is made within the armpits, so no scars are formed on the breasts. The procedure typically employs an endoscope to achieve the greatest degree of accuracy.
TUBA incision: A TUBA incision is made in the belly button and an endoscope is used to guide the implant into its final position in the breast capsule.
What are the benefits of breast augmentation?
- Increased breast volume
- Sensual curves
- Symmetrical breasts
- A more youthful physique
- A better fit in swimwear and eveningwear
- Correction of age-related sagging
- Correction of pregnancy-related changes
- Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy
- Natural-looking outcome
- Long-lasting results
- Improvement in one’s self-esteem
Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Women of all ages over 18 can undergo breast augmentation in Seattle, provided they are of sound mind and body, at a healthy weight, are non-smokers, and are realistic in their expectations for their results. If you are considering getting pregnant in the near future, it may be good to postpone your surgery, as pregnancy can change the size and shape of the breasts, necessitating breast revision surgery.
What are the different options for implant location?
Subglandular: The implants are placed beneath the breast tissue.
Submuscular: The implants are placed beneath the pec muscles.
Dual-plane method: The implants are placed partially beneath the pec muscles.
What can I expect from my procedure?
Preparation: You should avoid alcohol and smoking, make sure you get plenty of rest, eat a healthy diet of fruits and veggies and low fat proteins, drink plenty of water, and mentally prepare for your surgery. The better health you are in prior to surgery, the easier it will be for you to recovery and heal.
Anesthesia: Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, so you will be entirely comfortable throughout your surgery. Once the surgery is done, you will awaken with no memory of the procedure.
During surgery: Dr. Nadeau will create well-hidden incisions and then a surgical pocket to encapsulate the implant. She is meticulous is her attention to detail, and ensures an immaculate surgical space that prevents infection.
After surgery: After your surgery, you will be placed in recovery for observation, and then released after a few hours to be driven home by a friend or loved one.
What can I expect from my recovery?
Most clients return to work or school within a few weeks of their Seattle breast augmentation, depending on their personal healing time and ability to recuperate. Pain medications will be provided for you by the doctor, along with a detailed aftercare plan that will help you take care of your incisions at home.
Immediately after surgery: You will feel some tightness, swelling, tenderness and bruising in the breasts.
The same day as surgery: You will feel sleepy and groggy as the effects of the anesthesia gradually wear off.
1 week after surgery: Your swelling will be reduced, but you may still need some occasional painkillers to help deal with lingering discomfort.
2 weeks after surgery: Swelling will be subsiding, and you will start feeling like your old self, returning to normal activities.
1 month after surgery: Swelling has died down, and your incision scars are beginning to fade nicely.
3 months after surgery: Your new breasts look and feel natural, and have fully settled into their new home.
6 months after surgery: Surgical scars are almost completely faded.
1 year after surgery: Your breasts feel 100% like your own, and you’ve adjusted to living with a fuller, more youthful bust. You are thoroughly celebrating your new figure.
How long will my results last?
Breast implants tend to last about 15-20 years on average, provided they do not rupture, leak or ripple. The implants may change their appearance with significant weight loss or weight gain. Thanks to Dr. Nadeau’s superior surgical skill, the longevity of your implants is quite favorable.
What will be the cost of breast augmentation?
Breast surgery in general is different for each client, as some will require more in-depth changes than others, depending on the degree of breast ptosis, the cup size desired, and on whether any other procedures such as a breast lift or tissue expansion are employed in the process. Dr. Nadeau will provide you with a detailed quote at the time of your consultation, based on a thorough physical exam and review of your medical and surgical history.
Why should I choose Dr. Nadeau in Seattle for breast augmentation?
Recognized for her excellence in breast enhancement surgery, Dr. Nadeau was named a Top Doctor by both Seattle Met and RealSelf. With outstanding credentials from the University of Southern California, the Ohio State University Medical Center and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Nadeau provides stunning results that are tailored to your wishes and preferences, seamlessly blending your implants with your existing anatomy for a natural outcome.
What can I expect from my consultation?
Transparency: Dr. Nadeau will answer all your questions, presenting you with accurate, clear information about the risks, benefits, recovery, downtime, costs and outcome of your breast surgery.
Assistance with financing: Should you require it, Dr. Nadeau’s team will help you to apply for healthcare financing from an array of trusted lenders with reasonable repayment rates and terms.
A surgery date: Dr. Nadeau will get your appointment on the books so you can start planning for your surgery.
Discretion: Your appointment is always confidential and private.
Personalized attention: Dr. Nadeau focuses on you and your hopes for improvement, delving into your medical history and getting to know your past experiences with cosmetic procedures so she can best achieve your current goals.
Physical evaluation: Dr. Nadeau will perform a physical evaluation, assessing your chest in order to recommend the best implants, incision type and placement for your anatomy.