Breast Implants Specialist

Louisiana Center for Women’s Health

Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare & Aesthetic Clinics located in West Monroe, LA

Feeling unhappy with your breast size after having a baby or losing a lot of weight are common problems that breast implants can resolve. If you're considering breast augmentation, the experienced team at Louisiana Center for Women's Health in West Monroe, Louisiana, can help. They perform a range of cosmetic surgeries, including breast implants, to boost your self-esteem and confidence. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

Breast Implants Q&A

What are breast implants?

Breast implants are sealed pouches of either saline (saltwater) or silicone that increase the size of your breasts. Both saline and silicone breast implants deliver aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting results.

The type of implant the Louisiana Center for Women's Health team recommends for you depends on a few factors, including the outcomes you're hoping for and your medical history.

Why should I consider breast implants?

Breast implants are worth considering if you feel dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts. Implants can:

  • Increase breast fullness and size
  • Even up asymmetrical breasts
  • Restore breast size following weight loss
  • Restore breast size after pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Create a more rounded breast shape

Breast implant surgery can give you more confidence and improve your self-esteem. If you have severely drooping breasts, you might need a breast lift as well as implants, which your provider at Louisiana Center for Women's Health can discuss with you at your consultation.

How do I know if breast implants are right for me?

Before you undergo any surgery, you attend a comprehensive evaluation to assess your suitability and make sure you understand what the procedure involves.

If you're considering cosmetic surgeries like breast implants, you need to be both physically fit and psychologically prepared for the operation. You also need to have a clear idea of the results you're likely to achieve.

Your provider at Louisiana Center for Women's Health can talk you through the options, including discussing the size and shape of your implants, the most suitable materials, and any potential risks.

What happens during a breast implant procedure?

Breast implant surgery typically takes place under general anesthetic. Once you're unconscious, your surgeon makes an incision underneath your breast, where the scar is less visible, and inserts an implant.

Your surgeon could place the breast implant under your pectoral muscle or behind your breast tissue and above your pectoral muscle, depending on which technique is going to produce the best results.

After inserting the implants, your surgeon makes sure they're in the correct position and your breasts look symmetrical.

How long does it take to recover after having breast implants?

Your breasts are likely to feel sore and bruised after your implant surgery, and there may be some swelling. Pain-relief medication helps during this first stage, which shouldn't last more than a week.

Healing usually happens quite rapidly after breast implant surgery. Within three weeks, you should be ready to go back to work unless you have a physically demanding job. After a couple of months, you should be close to complete recovery.

To benefit from the Louisiana Center for Women's Health team's experience in performing breast implant surgery, call their office or book an appointment online today.