Breast Augmentation in Philadelphia, PA
Located in Bala Cynwyd and serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, Dr. Paul M. Glat, MD, FACS, performs breast augmentation for patients desiring breast enhancement.
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South Jersey and Philadelphia Area: Breast Augmentation
At the office of Dr. Paul Glat in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, patients can undergo breast augmentation surgery, breast lift surgery, or breast reduction surgery to achieve a more ideal figure. Breast augmentation surgery offers hope to women who are unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts. Today’s breast augmentation patients enjoy a choice of implant materials, shapes, and surgical options for a more individualized, realistic look. Dr. Glat and his staff are committed to helping patients achieve their individual aesthetic goals in comfort and safety, using the most advanced techniques available.
Options for the Breast Augmentation Procedure
Many options are available to breast augmentation patients, including the size and shape of the implant being used and the material from which it is made. The size and location of incisions and the final location of the implants during breast augmentation surgery will depend on these factors and the preferences of each patient.
One of the most important choices facing breast augmentation patients is whether to have the implants placed beneath or above the chest muscles. Patients who choose to have the implants placed beneath the chest muscles may enjoy a somewhat more natural feel and slope of the breast, but they also face more post-operative discomfort and a longer recovery time as muscles in the chest adapt to their new position. Meanwhile, patients who chose implants placed above the muscles enjoy a less invasive procedure, less post-operative discomfort, and a shorter recovery time.
Most implants are placed via the inframammary fold under the breast. Inframammary breast augmentation allows Dr. Glat the best control during surgery but does cause a small scar at the base of the breast that may be visible when the patient is lying down. One alternative is to make an incision in the armpit. Patients who choose this option are able to avoid scarring on the breast itself. However, because the incision is made considerably further away from the breast, this technique does not allow for as much control over the procedure as the inframammary incision does.
Patients who want more discreet incisions can choose to have breast augmentation via incisions around the areola or in the navel instead. Incisions around the areola typically heal very well and are difficult to detect after the surgery. Incisions in the navel are the hardest to detect after healing. However, only saline implants can be placed through the navel.
Saline and Silicone Breast Implants
Women who are interested in breast augmentation typically have a choice between silicone and saline implants. Both are FDA approved for safety, and each has significant advantages. Dr. Paul M. Glat and his staff help breast augmentation patients determine the best implant to achieve their goals.
Saline implants are the safest option because saline is non-toxic and can easily be absorbed by the body in the event of a rupture. If a saline implant does rupture, it is quickly evident because the implant deflates almost immediately. While silicone implants are also safe, and ruptures are very uncommon, silicone may become a health risk if a rupture does occur.
The newest saline implants have a very realistic look and texture, but many breast augmentation patients feel that silicone implants look and feel even more realistic. On the other hand, because saline implants are filled after implantation while silicone implants must be filled before the surgery, the incisions for breast augmentation with saline implants are typically smaller.
Recovering from Breast Augmentation Surgery
Dr. Paul M. Glat’s breast augmentation surgeries are typically performed under general anesthesia. Protective bandages will be removed at a follow-up appointment a few days after the procedure. Patients should expect soreness for some time after surgery and will not be able to perform strenuous physical activities for about a month. Scars from breast augmentation surgery take several months to fade. However, most patients are able to return to work and other activities after about two weeks and are very satisfied with the results of their breast augmentation procedure.
Breast Augmentation Costs in Philadelphia, PA, and South Jersey
Dr. Glat and his staff look forward to working with you to develop plastic surgery goals that help you look and feel your best. Costs associated with breast augmentation vary by patient. We offer CareCredit® as a financing option. Also, check our Current Specials.
Schedule a Consultation for Breast Augmentation Surgery with Dr. Paul M. Glat
Dr. Paul M. Glat and his staff, serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, are committed to helping breast augmentation patients make the right choices when preparing to undergo surgery. To schedule a breast augmentation consultation, contact our plastic surgery office today.
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Dr. Glat, board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from Philadelphia, South Jersey and the surrounding area. He performs popular procedures for the breasts, body, and face. If you are looking for self-improvement in the form of plastic surgery, hair restoration, hormone replacement therapy, or skin rejuvenation, Dr. Glat and his professional team will accommodate your needs. Please call 610-624-3342 today to schedule your initial consultation!
May 28, 2014