Breast Augmentation

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
  • Desire to improve breast firmness
  • 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

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 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
  • Infection
  • 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.

Your Consultation for Breast Augmentation

At the time of your consultation Dr. Leedy will review your medical history and discuss your desires and expectations. He will outline a plan to help accomplish your goals in the safest possible manner. If applicable, Dr. Leedy will provide 3D imaging to help simulate the results that are possible. This often works very well for breast augmentation unless you have significant droopiness to the breast. You will be given the time to try out a variety of breast implant sizes in order to determine the look that is right for you. Bring a white T-shirt to your consultation. This will assist in determining the ideal size for you. You will have time to have all your questions answered. If you so desire we can arrange for a previous patient to talk to you about their experience. At the end of your initial consultation you will be provided with a set of Dazzylle breast implant sizers. These sizers are for you to take home and “test drive” at your convenience. They allow you the opportunity to try out a variety of sizes in the comfort and privacy of your home. We approach the consultation as an opportunity to educate a patient about a procedure and you will never feel pressured or rushed to make a decision about what is right for you. All patients are provided the opportunity to return for further discussions about their procedure at no additional charge and if you decide to go forward there is always an additional consultation prior to the surgery. At that second consultation we go over sizing once more so there is always time to make sure you are confident in your decision. Educated patients are happy patients and your happiness is our only goal.

Contact the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute

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.


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