PROCEDURES / BREAST
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to increase and enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. During the initial consultation at Harris Plastic Surgery patients are introduced to the trUfit breast enhancement process pioneered by Dr. Harris, to listen and understand patient expectations, educate patients about their options, and customize the breast enhancement treatment plan for each patient based on detailed physical examination and state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology.
There have been many advances in breast implant technology, and all are FDA approved options—from 5th generation form stable silicone implants to the new generation structured saline implants (branded as the Ideal Implant) are available at Harris Plastic Surgery. During the trUfit breast enhancement process patients are educated about round and shaped anatomic implants, smooth and textured implants, and their indications for use in particular situations. Various incisions can be used for breast augmentation—including an incision beneath the breast in the natural fold (inframammary), at the border of the pigmented areolar skin (periareolar), and through natural areas in the underarm (transaxillary endoscopic). The implants are usually placed partial behind the pectoral muscles of the chest wall (dual plane approach) which allows for the most natural final breast aesthetic result.
trUfit Breast Enhancement Process
There have been many advances in breast implant technology, and all are FDA approved options—from 5th generation for stable silicone implants to the new generation structured saline implants
During a detailed physical examination performed at the initial consultation, several measurements of the breasts will be taken. The measurements, which are unique to each patient, allow us to use a dimensional approach to finding the best implant to meet each patient’s expectations.
State-of-the-art surgical techniques are used to place the breast implant, including protocols to avoid contact of the implant with the skin, to avoid any possible bacterial contamination of the implant pocket.
This is thought to reduce the possibility of capsular contracture, an abnormal formation of scar tissue that can make the breast feel firmer or deform the implant shape over time. Long-acting local anesthetic (Exparel) is used to allow for a more rapid postoperative recovery and to limit the need for narcotic pain medication during early recovery.
The operation is usually performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia. At Harris Plastic Surgery we follow the latest evidence-based guidelines to ensure a safe and rapid recovery from breast augmentation surgery.