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Are you unhappy with the size, shape, or projection of your breasts? Breast augmentation surgery in Valdosta, GA can finally give you the shapely curves that make you feel confident in your body image – with life-changing results.

As is true with any surgery, the skills of your plastic surgeon are a critical point, along with ability to listen, and fully understand your vision for your figure.

Types of Breast Implants

Breast implants in Valdosta, GA are available in more sizes and shapes than ever before. For a beautiful, natural-looking result, the first step is selecting the perfect size, shape, and type of implant to be the right fit for your body. The types of breast implants available include:

Silicone: Silicone breast implants have specific advantages. The silicone gel within the shell mimics the weight and feel of natural breast tissue. Silicone implants are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, including:

  • Round implants
  • Gummy bear implants
  • Teardrop-shaped implants

Saline: Saline breast implants have an advantage – they are filled after being placed so the incisions required are smaller. The only drawback is that these implants feel slightly less natural than silicone. Should a saline implant rupture, it is very obvious, as the implant will deflate (the saline solution is naturally absorbed by the body without need for concern).

Your Breasts and Your Self-Confidence

Many, many women struggle with breast issues. Our breast augmentation in Albany, GA does more than restore the body – it has a significant impact on your confidence in your body shape and appearance.

The issues that lead our patients to make the decision to have breast augmentation surgery include:

  • Breasts too small
  • Breasts have lost volume with weight loss or after pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Breasts are too small to be in balance with the body shape
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Oddly-shaped breasts
  • Standard clothing sizes don’t fit correctly
  • Breasts are sagging and droopy (often in conjunction with a breast lift)

Imagine the Difference…

Imagine yourself with beautiful, plump breasts that appear natural – that is what can be achieved with the help of Dr. Merriman, our board-certified plastic surgeon. As a female plastic surgeon, she has a deep insight into the concerns of women. Her approach is meticulous, caring, and professional.

About Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know.

Any surgery is a little frightening to consider. It is important that you understand the procedure and have a realistic concept about what to expect in the surgery, recovery, and final appearance. We take pride in educating our patients, so they are fully informed about every aspect of their breast augmentation in Valdosta, GA.

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The Day of Breast Augmentation Surgery

When you arrive on the day of your surgery, you should be dressed in loose, comfortable clothing, with button-up top for easy on and off. You will be greeted by our friendly team and prepped for surgery.

The procedure is performed under general anesthetic for your comfort. You won’t remember undergoing surgery but will wake up in the recovery suite with your new breasts bandaged.

During the surgery itself, depending upon the type of implant, an incision will be made. The types of incisions include:

  • Periareolar: An incision is made the edge of the colored part of your nipple structure (areola).
  • Inframammary: An incision is made in the natural crease below your breasts, where once healed, it will be hidden from sight.
  • Transaxillary: Only appropriate for saline implants, a transaxillary incision is made within the armpit fold.

The size and type of implant will determine the type of incision needed for your breast augmentation. How the implants are placed varies, based upon your anatomy and type of implants.

The options for placement include:

  • Submuscular: When the implants are placed below the pectoral muscles, often used for saline implants.
  • Subglandular: The implants are placed directly behind your existing breast tissue.

All of these issues will be fully explained to you prior to your surgery so you are informed and know what to expect at every stage, including recovery so you receive the best results in breast implants Albany, GA has to offer.

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Recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery

While every patient recovers at a slightly different rate, a typical recovery from your Waycross, GA breast implants will require several hours to complete. When the surgery is completed, your new breasts are wrapped in gauze bandages and a surgical bra. This keeps the area firm and restricted from motion – important in healing properly.

You will have a short period to recover and fully regain consciousness after surgery. Once you feel strong enough, you will be released to return to your home – but you must have help from a friend or family member. You will not be in a condition to be able to drive, and will feel very tired, and still slightly groggy from the anesthesia.

Once home, you will want to rest. Initially, you will not experience any pain, but as the anesthesia wears off, you will feel discomfort at the incision sites and a sensation of tightness.

Expect to take two to three weeks away from your usual activities. Sleep with extra pillows or a wedge to keep your upper body elevated. You cannot sleep on your side during the early stages of healing, as no pressure or stress can be put on the implants or incision sites.

Plan to have someone stay with you the first night. You will have prescription pain medication to help you with the first few days of healing. Ensure you have the prescription filled before your surgery and have everything you need at hand by your bed.

You will have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Merriman to ensure you are feeling well and the incisions are healing as they should. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns during your recovery – we care about our patients throughout every phase, including recovery.

You will be treated with professionalism, kindness, and exceptional skill.

Meet with us and discover a clinic where we focus on creating natural-looking results in every procedure.

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Our Plan for Resuming In-Office Patient Care

We are pleased to annouce our very soft re-opening to patients this Monday, May 4th. We are not opening to full capacity as we are closely following the recommendations of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and our numerous professional affiliations and governing boards. We will be seeing a very limited number of patients per day. The following outlines our plan and what we are doing to keep you safe.

Screening:

You will be called the day before your appointment and screened for any symptoms. Any symptoms will require rescheduling.

Upon your arrival your temperature will be taken and you will be asked to rescheduled if over 100.0.

You must wear a mask upon entering the building and will only remove if getting a procedure done on the face. We ask that you please bring a mask to your appointment. Due to limited availability we will provide a mask to you for a charge of $5.

No one can accompany you into the office unless there are significant mobility or communication issues you need help with and in that case only one person can come with you. You may not bring children to your appointment.

Our waiting room is closed. You may enter the building to check in and gather any paperwork you may require and return to your car. You will be called when your room is ready.

Office Safety and Sanitation

Employees will also complete a daily questionnaire and have their temperature taken and will be sent home if there are any symptoms. Employees will wear personal protective equipment throughout your entire visit.

Each room and all areas that patients and employees touch including office supplies or equipment will be sanitized thoroughly between patients according to CDC guidelines.

We have missed you and look forward to seeing you back in the office!

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