Dr. Elliott B. Black, III

Dr. Summer Black

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

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Breast Augmentation – Breast Implants (Saline or Silicone Implants) – Metairie, LA

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About Breast Augmentation

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery like the many women that have visited us from New Orleans, Metairie, Houma, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Covington and beyond please come in for a free consultation.  When searching for a trusted plastic surgeon to perform a breast augmentation surgery, we want you know you are in good company. As one of the most popular plastic enhancement surgeries in the country, breast augmentation is known to truly transform the shape and overall look of a woman's body.  At Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we welcome you to our facility in Metairie, LA to receive a professional consultation from one of our knowledgeable and friendly board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Summer Black or Dr. Elliott Black.

We understand there may be many reasons why you would want to enhance your bust line! Whether your breasts are smaller than you like, or you are unhappy with the shape and overall look, this procedure results in fuller, firmer, shapelier breasts. There are many decisions to be made, and we would like to help you be an informed patient when it comes to selecting the shape, size, type, and location of the implant, as well as incision placement. Our experienced surgeons want to help you make the right decision to meet your personal and aesthetic goals. We use both saline and silicone breast implants. During a thorough consultation, we will discuss everything you need to know, how to care for yourself after surgery, and prepare you so that you can feel confident going into surgery.

Do I Qualify?

Women who are healthy, in good medical condition, and who do not smoke can be considered for breast augmentation surgery. The majority of women who have this surgery do so because they are not satisfied with the current shape and size of their breasts.  During the initial consultation, we will discuss requirements for surgery and determine what is necessary and/or realistic for your preferred goals.  Suitable candidates for augmentation are women who exhibit disproportional breast size for their body shape, uneven breasts or asymmetry, a loss of firmness or breast tissue due to genetics, childbirth, and/or weight loss, and those who simply want a larger breast size. It is important to note that women who have sagging or drooping breasts may not be good candidates for this surgery; a breast lift or breast lift with subsequent augmentation is often better in these situations.

Women with these qualification may benefit from augmentation surgery to increase not only the fullness of their breasts, but the projection of sagging breasts. Implants may balance the appearance of your figure, which will encourage a positive self-image and elevate self-confidence.

What to Expect

Based on your personal goals and the aesthetic outcome you desire, we will discuss the best treatment options during the consultation.  Silicone and saline implants remain the primary choice in breast augmentation surgery. Saline implants are filled with saltwater at the time of surgery and give the doctor more control to make adjustments as needed during the operation.  Saline filled implants are recommended for patients who have enough natural breast tissue to avoid visible rippling.  Silicone implants, on the other hand, are pre-filled and leave no room for adjustments during surgery. They  are often a better choice for women with very little breast tissue as they tend to have less rippling.

For patients who do not want an implant, but still desire a fuller breast size, an autologous fat transfer may be an option. This is a procedure that takes fat from one area of the body using liposuction, and then transfers the healthy, grafted fat layer by layer into the breast until the desired shape and size has been achieved.

Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and typically takes less than 2 hours to complete.  In the immediate days that follow surgery, the patient will be sore and swollen, and may have some bruising but the aesthetic result will be seen immediately. Patients should take it easy for several days, but most can return to work within about 3 – 5 days. We advise no exercise for approximately 4 – 6 weeks to allow the breasts appropriate healing time. It takes about 4 – 6 months for the breasts to drop into their final position, and for all swelling and bruising to go away, as well as a return of full breast sensation.

Other Considerations

Following a thorough consultation, each patient will be given a customized treatment plan. This plan will be tailored based on many factors. It will determine the type of implant that will garner the patient's optimal results, and recommend the appropriate size, shape, texture, and brand of implant to use. Our plastic surgeon will consider how much native breast tissue exists and an assessment will be made regarding breast base width, bone structure, skin tone, and a comparison of body shape to the breast size.

Our goal is to produce the most natural-looking outcome for each patient. We will also discuss the appropriate incision type and placement once the implant is chosen.  Our first 2 choices for the incision are in the axilla or at the fold of the breast. We offer the most advanced techniques for your case to best hide scarring, and provide the most gorgeous, natural outcome.

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As one of the most common cosmetic surgeries offered today, many women put their trust in a cosmetic surgeon to help them achieve their goals for the appearence of their body. Our doctors and staff at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery want to offer you the enhanced breasts of your dreams. Our plastic surgeons are very skilled and respectful when it comes to offering professional recommendations for breast augmentation. It’s important to consider what your breasts currently look like, how they may have looked previously, and how you want them to look. We’ll explain to you why factors like the size and shape of your breasts, the position on the chest wall, and how the degree of ptosis (sagging) also influences the appearance of your breasts after breast augmentation surgery. Don’t waste anymore time being unhappy with the shape of your body and how you look in clothes. Please contact our Patient Concierge today, and schedule your initial consultation to learn more.

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