What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation (breast enlargement) surgery in our Nashville or Tullahoma, Tennessee, clinics involves using breast implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy (breast enhancement). If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, breast augmentation surgery (either breast enhancement or breast enlargement) is a choice to consider.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Dr. Marvel will make an incision either under the breast or within the areola and insert the breast implants of your choosing either underneath the pectoralis/chest muscle or just behind the breast. We offer both saline- and silicone-based implants, which are both safe and provide natural-looking results. You will discuss all of your options as far as materials, size, etc., during your initial consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Breast augmentation may be a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
- Your breasts are fully developed
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
- You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
- Your breasts vary in size or shape
- One or both breasts failed to develop normally
However, the procedure does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation. Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Dr. Marvel will assist you in making this decision.
What are Typical Breast Augmentation Results?
Breast augmentation can increase fullness and projection of your breasts, improve the balance of your figure, and enhance your self-image and self-confidence. Our patients throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee have been thrilled with their results however results may vary.
What are Breast Augmentation Costs?
As an elective surgery, the cost is a consideration for many patients. Dr. Marvel does offer patient financing options. Most health insurance plans will not cover cosmetic breast augmentation costs or other procedures related to changing the appearance of your breasts. Some carriers even exclude breast diseases in patients who have breast implants. Carefully review your health insurance policy before making a cosmetic surgery decision.
Also, when choosing a surgeon to perform your procedure for breast enlargement or breast enhancement, please remember the surgeon’s experience with breast implants and your comfort level with your surgeon is just as important as the final cost of the surgery. Dr. Marvel has performed more than a thousand successful procedures and will carefully review all your options before scheduling surgery.
Please also view video testimonials of actual patients discuss their experience with breast augmentation. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, including average prices, our friendly staff would be happy to answer them for you.