At the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, breast enlargement can be achieved safely and quickly with only minimal recovery time. Cleveland and Mayfield Heights-area patients considering breast augmentation can trust our plastic surgeon to provide experienced, compassionate care designed to accentuate the bustline and make the breasts appear fuller and more vibrant. Dr. Jason Leedy will develop a personalized treatment plan that conforms to your body’s needs, as well as your personal breast enhancement goals.
Augmentation mammoplasty, commonly known as breast augmentation (enlargement), is a way of adding volume and fullness to the bustline. Implants inserted into the breast tissue can give patients new proportions and contours to their bodies. Some of the most common reasons patients consider breast enlargement include:
- Desire to increase breast size
- Correct breast asymmetry or imbalance
- Improve sag or droop of the breasts
- Increase breast volume after pregnancy
- Rebuild the breasts after mastectomy or injury
- Reconstruct breasts that are deformed or disfigured
Our Cleveland breast augmentation surgeon custom-tailors breast enlargement procedures to each individual patient. Dr. Jason Leedy has extensive experience performing breast augmentation procedures and can help you reach your aesthetic enhancement goals. Breast augmentation can be combined with other cosmetic options, such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, face lift, eyelid surgery, or Restylane® injections for a more complete makeover.
Breast implants consist of a silicone casing filled with either a salt-water mix called saline or a viscous silicone gel. Breast implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures, and are chosen based on your own body specifications. Dr. Jason Leedy will discuss your implant options with you at your initial consultation.
Learn more about silicone and saline breast implants.
Breast Enlargement Procedure
To ensure the best possible results for his Cleveland and Mayfield Heights-area breast enlargement patients, Dr. Leedy performs the “Dimensional Approach” breast augmentation as pioneered by leading surgeons in Dallas, Texas, where Dr. Leedy trained. Every step of the procedure is meticulously performed to keep postoperative discomfort to a minimum. At our facility, breast enlargement is typically performed under general anesthesia. The procedure often only takes one hour to complete.
The implants can be inserted through incisions made in the armpit, in the areola (the pigmented area surrounding the nipple), or in the fold created by the breast’s juncture with the torso. The placement of the incisions makes the scars virtually invisible after they have healed. The implants will be placed either directly beneath the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle. You and Dr. Leedy will decide, at your initial consultation, which options will best meet your particular needs.
Breast Enlargement Recovery
Dr. Leedy’s patients are given detailed post-operative instructions. Patients take a short nap after surgery, then are instructed to shower and start gentle upper body exercises. By following Dr. Leedy’s post-operative instructions, most patients are able to go out to dinner the day of surgery and resume nearly normal activities within 24 to 48 hours. Strenuous exercise and direct stimulation to the breasts should be avoided for at least a few weeks following breast augmentation surgery. As with any surgical procedure, there will be some scarring; however, the incisions are generally small and the scars will fade with time.
Breast Augmentation Risks
At the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Jason Leedy and his professional staff will take every precaution to ensure your breast augmentation surgery and recovery goes as smoothly as possible; however, as with any surgical procedure, breast enlargement does carry some risks, including:
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Permanent numbness of the nipples
- Excessive bleeding
- Over- or under-sensitivity of the nipples
- Implant rippling
- Implant rupture
- Capsular contracture (scar tissue forming around the implant)
Dr. Leedy is an extraordinarily well-trained and experienced breast enlargement surgeon and has performed these procedures with great success. Though there is always the rare possibility of complications, Dr. Leedy puts safety first and will make every effort to minimize potential risks of the procedure.
Contact the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Center
At our practice in Cleveland, also serving Mayfield Heights and the surrounding areas, breast augmentation and enlargement with implants can be successfully attained from Dr. Jason Leedy. Dr. Leedy can add fullness, contour, and youthful perkiness to the bustline, giving you the appearance you want and boosting your self-esteem. Contact the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Center today to set up your consultation.