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Breast Augmentation
By DR. Steven warnock

At Dr. Steven Warnock’s private practice, we understand the various reasons that an individual may have for breast augmentation surgery. Utah locals can come to us anytime to ask about this procedure.

What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that uses artificial implants to enhance and/or alter the way your breasts look. It is a customizable procedure that takes into consideration your body shape and the look you want to achieve.

Women may choose to have this operation either as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery, to balance different sized breasts, or to enhance the contours of the body. Whatever the specific purpose, women who undergo breast augmentation can expect larger, firmer, and more visually satisfying breasts.

At Dr. Warnock’s practice, you can choose from saline and silicone implants. You may also opt to combine the two. On a related note, implant shapes can either be anatomical or round, depending on your preference and body type.

We insert the implants through an incision in the armpits, the crease of your breast, or the perimeter of the areola. The placement of the incisions largely depends on your preferred outcome.

The Surgery

The surgery begins with an incision, made either in the crease of the breast, the armpit, or the perimeter of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). The placement of the incision will vary according to body type and the specifics of each procedure. The surgeon enters through the incision and creates a pocket; either underneath the breast tissue or under the chest wall muscle. The implant is placed in either location, centered directly behind the nipple. Finally, the original incision is sutured.

Who Qualifies for Breast Augmentation?

Candidates for breast augmentation in Salt Lake City include women dissatisfied with a small cup size, uneven breast size, or the loss of breast volume after childbirth or breastfeeding. Of course, candidates also include women who have had one or both breasts removed due to an illness.

Our team looks into your medical history and cosmetic goals to make sure that you are a good candidate for the surgery.

Health Concerns

As with any surgical procedure, complications, although rare, do exist. The biggest fear is a leak in the surgical implant. The FDA currently prohibits the use of silicone-filled implants except for women involved in specific medical studies. Therefore, in a normal procedure, a leak would involve only a saline water solution. Capsular contraction (a tightening of the scar or capsule surrounding the implant) can occur following a breast augmentation procedure. If this happens, the surgeon either “scores” the scar tissue, or removes the implant and re-inserts another. Other complications include excessive bleeding and infection in the area surrounding the implant. Scars may be evident for several months but gradually fade. In some cases, the nipples may become hypersensitive or under-sensitive for a period after the surgery. In rare instances, the breasts may produce milk for several days after the surgery. To maximize the success of the surgery and minimize the risk of complications, always follow your doctor’s instructions for surgical preparation and postoperative care.

Find Out if Breast Augmentation Is Right for You

Dr. Steven Warnock’s private practice has been servicing Utah locals since 2000. We have the knowledge and experience to determine whether breast augmentation surgery is right for you. Schedule a consultation with us today so that we can address your concerns regarding breast implants in Salt Lake City.

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