It’s not uncommon for women to be dissatisfied with the size, shape or position of their breasts. At Core Plastic Surgery, Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs breast enhancement on women living in and around Birmingham and Mountain Brook who want to reshape their breasts and restore a positive self-image.
- 1 What is Breast Enhancement?
- 2 Benefits of Breast Enhancement
- 3 Types of Breast Enhancement
- 4 Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Enhancement?
- 5 What Do I Do to Prepare for Breast Enhancement?
- 6 What to Expect After Breast Enhancement
- 7 When Will I See the Results of Plastic Surgery?
- 8 How Much Does Breast Enhancement Cost in Birmingham?
What is Breast Enhancement?
Breast enhancement involves cosmetic breast surgery to correct or enhance the size, shape, and position of breasts to achieve the desired look women want. This type of cosmetic surgery also involves reconstruction following breast removal for cancer, traumatic injury to the chest area and congenital imperfections of the breasts.
Benefits of Breast Enhancement
Whether the procedure is done for cosmetic or reconstruction purposes, breast enhancement provides the following benefits:
- Relieves pain and discomfort caused by overly large breasts
- Balances the appearance of the breasts
- Increases self-confidence
Types of Breast Enhancement
Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, can add volume and fullness to the breasts with results that look natural, youthful, and sensual.
Dr. Core offers both saline and silicone breast implants in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are advantages to both of these implant types, and Dr. Core can help you decide which is best for your needs.
Excess skin and a sagging appearance in the breasts can be significantly improved with breast lift surgery. This popular procedure lifts the breasts to a higher, more youthful position, firming up the skin for a more vibrant look.
Breast reconstruction can recreate the breast after a mastectomy with results that look natural and beautiful. Dr. Core can perform a number of advanced breast reconstruction techniques.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Enhancement?
Candidates for breast enhancement are typically those who are dissatisfied with the size, shape or position of their breasts.
Additionally, women often seek breast enhancement following a mastectomy to restore their feminine shape.
What Do I Do to Prepare for Breast Enhancement?
Preparation for breast enhancement involves a consultation with Dr. Core to discuss what you want out of breast enhancement. Before the procedure, it is necessary to ensure you are in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome.
What to Expect After Breast Enhancement
Depending on the type of breast enhancement you undergo, the recovery and healing process involves several days or weeks of limited activity. Most people return to work within a week but must avoid heavy activities including strenuous exercise and heavy lifting.
When Will I See the Results of Plastic Surgery?
The results from breast enhancement are noticeable immediately following surgery; however, the full results take some time to become fully visible as the swelling and scarring from the incision sites heal and fade.
How Much Does Breast Enhancement Cost in Birmingham?
The cost of breast enhancement depends on the type of procedure. During a consultation, we discuss the cost including payment options, including cash, checks, and credit card along with financing through CareCredit®. For those having a breast enhancement procedure related to reconstruction for trauma or mastectomy, health insurance plans may include coverage to offset the cost. We can also help you determine if your plan provides any coverage for your procedure.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and the surrounding communities to look and feel younger. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!