The weather is wonderful this time of year, and it’s got us thinking about swimsuit season quickly approaching! With that in mind, now is the best time to plan for breast surgery. From augmentations and lifts to reductions and implant exchanges, many options are available for women of all body shapes.
Choosing to have breast surgery is highly dependent on your goals and desired appearance. It’s a decision that involves many factors, and at The Lucas Center, our team is here to guide you in making the best decision for YOU.
In this article, we’ll discuss common reasons women elect to have a Breast Augmentation or Implant Exchange to help you decide if one is right for you.
Is a Breast Augmentation Right for You?
One of the most common procedures we perform at The Lucas Center is a Breast Augmentation. This can be performed with a customized chosen implant, and is typically aimed at achieving one of the following goals:
- Enhancing the size of the breasts
- Correcting the size difference between the breasts
- Improving the shape of the breasts (with or without a breast lift procedure)
During this procedure, Dr. Lucas will place the implant either directly under the breast tissue or under the chest wall muscles, based on the adequacy of residual breast tissue, to achieve the best breast rejuvenation results for your overall goals.
Every day, women from all walks of life and with all different body shapes elect to have Breast Augmentations. Some women choose to have an augmentation to correct small or asymmetrical breasts. Other women who have recently undergone a significant body-altering event— such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, or aging tissues— choose breast augmentation as a way to restore their natural appearance.
No matter your goal, Breast Augmentations can be a powerful way to boost self-confidence and regain a sense of comfortability in your own skin.
Is a Breast Implant Exchange Right for You?
For some women, an Implant Exchange can be life-changing after having a bad experience with the Breast Augmentation or Lift they received at another practice. At The Lucas Center, we’ve seen this many times before, and we’re committed to ensuring that all of our patients receive the results they desire. Because EVERYBODY deserves to feel confident in their own skin.
Other times, women may seek to have an Implant Exchange after their current implants shift or sag, or if there’s evidence of mechanical failure of the devices. Though an implant is not meant to last forever, women can go anywhere from 5 to 20+ years without needing an exchange, depending on their overall happiness with the way their body naturally changed over that time.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there are many reasons a patient may desire a breast implant exchange…
- To switch from textured to smooth implants
- To switch from saline to silicone implants
- To correct a medical issue caused by your implants
- To address sagging after aging, pregnancy, or a change in weight
- To change the aesthetic appearance of your implants
Dr. Lucas always tells his patients and prospective patients this: choosing the right surgeon for you is critical to seeing the results you want. It’s important to choose a surgeon who is board-certified and experienced in the procedure you’re looking to have done.
How Will I Know What I’ll Look Like?
Dr. Lucas and the rest of the team at The Lucas Center understand that opting to have surgery of any kind can feel scary. It can be overwhelming to make a decision based on heart alone, without the certainty of the outcome you want.
This uncertainty is the exact reason we acquired the technology needed to ease our patients minds during their transformative process. With our VECTRA 3D Imaging System, patients are able to visualize their results before even booking their breast surgery.
During a personalized consultation with our team, patients can receive 3D scans (three-dimensional photos) of their chest to help determine if breast surgery is right for them. With views from multiple angles, it’s a great way to help patients feel confident in the size, shape, and overall look of their enhanced figure.
Ready to see results?
There’s no better time to do something for yourself than right now. If you’re ready to enhance your body with a Breast Augmentation or Implant Exchange— or if you simply want to get your questions answered— give us a call at (865) 218-6210 or contact us online. We’re here for you.