Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. The goal of the surgery is to increase the volume and improve the shape of the breasts. This can be accomplished with implants — saline or silicone — or through fat transfer.
Women seek breast augmentation surgery in Nashville for numerous reasons, including asymmetry, a loss of fullness after having children or losing weight and a general dissatisfaction with the size. The procedure can be combined with a breast lift to address severe sagging, as well.
To find out if you are a candidate for breast augmentation, contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Why We're Nashville's Top Choice
- Dr. Stephen M. Davis is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- We have been serving Nashville clients for more than 20 years, helping thousands of clients achieve their desired results.
- Our practice is committed to ensuring your comfort and safety every step of the way, starting with treatment planning and continuing through aftercare.
Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?
While the natural breast must be fully developed first, adult women of most any age can be breast surgery candidates. Women who are bothered by having small, misshapen or uneven breasts and have realistic expectations for their surgical results can see excellent results from breast augmentation.
Candidates should be in good health, and if possible, at or near their ideal weight, as future weight changes could impact the look of the implants.
Some reasons for considering breast augmentation surgery in Nashville include:
- Giving a boost to your self-esteem
- Bringing the breasts into proportion with the rest of your figure
- Address unevenness between the breasts
- Altering an undesired breast shape
- Being able to fill out clothing better
- Wanting a more youthful look
During Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
Your breast implants can be placed directly under your breast tissue or below the chest muscle. Where the incisions are made will depend on the placement of the implants, their size and your personal preference. Dr. Davis will discuss all options with you during the planning phase and conduct the surgery with your preferences and desired results in mind.
Breast augmentation surgery is usually an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia at the Atrium, an accredited specialty operating facility at Centennial Hospital. You will be carefully monitored throughout the process and educated on aftercare before you are released.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Most clients return home the same day as their procedure. You can expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort after surgery. Dr. Davis recommends taking a week off from all activities to rest and recover.
Wear a supportive bra to help with healing. After the first week, you may be able to return to light physical activity, resuming your usual activities within about 6 weeks. Dr. Davis will determine when you are ready for physical activity as individual healing times can vary.
Breast Augmentation Results
Keep in mind that results will not be instantly visible. Time is needed for swelling to go down and the implants to settle into place. Most patients are able to see their final results within 3 to 6 months, though individual healing times vary.
If you ever feel concerned about how your implants look, do not hesitate to contact us. While what is concerning you will likely be part of the natural healing process, our practice is always here for you.
View before and after photos of some of our satisfied clients!
Take the Next Step
If you are ready to change your breast size or shape, it is time to take the next step. Contact us to schedule your breast augmentation consultation.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of breast augmentation is roughly $4,000. This estimate does not include all elements of the procedure, including the anesthesia, facility and surgeon’s fees as well as the post-operative garment costs. Before letting the cost determine if you will get surgery, talk to us about our financing options.
In Nashville, breast augmentation is offered by numerous board-certified plastic surgeons. Determining who is best comes down to which surgeon is the right fit for you. Schedule consultations with your top three choices and see who you are most comfortable with. Take time to look at their breast augmentation before and after photos and make sure they align with your goals.
A few things we request are:
- Stop smoking 4 weeks prior to surgery
- Keep your diet healthy so you will heal better
- Avoid all blood-thinning medications
- Stop eating 8 hours prior to surgery
However, we will give you a complete list of what to do when we schedule your procedure.