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Breast Surgery Charleston, SC

Breast Augmentation

Many women dream of having well-proportioned breasts. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with the breasts they wish they had. Through breast augmentation/enhancement, it’s possible to finally get the breasts you want.

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Breast Lift

The breast lift is a breast-enhancement procedure used to reshape the breasts in order to eliminate sagging and restore youthful perkiness.

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Breast Revision

Dr. Ulm has extensive experience in breast revision surgery, including correcting problems from implant ruptures, malposition, firmness (capsular contractures), size adjustments, and poor scarring.

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Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction typically follows an incredibly difficult period in a patient’s life. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Ulm has performed numerous breast reconstructions at various hospitals in Charleston, SC, and knows that providing compassionate and personalized care is incredibly important.

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Breast Reduction

Breast size can be a significant point of concern for a lot of women. Though many women wish they had larger breasts, there are also numerous women with disproportionately large breasts who wish they had smaller breasts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What should I expect in terms of scarring after breast surgery?

Scarring is a common concern for those considering a breast procedure. The extent of scarring depends on the specific procedure. For instance, breast augmentation incisions are typically made in less noticeable areas, such as the crease under the breast or along the areola. Reduction and mastopexy surgeries may result in more visible scarring, but rest assured, skilled surgeons like Dr. Ulm strive to minimize visibility. Over time, scar management techniques, including topical treatments and massage, can further reduce scarring.

2. Can breast surgery affect sensation in the breast or nipple area?

Yes, breast surgery can impact sensation in the breast and nipple area. Temporary changes are common due to nerve manipulation during surgery. Sensation often returns gradually, but in some cases, it may be permanently altered. It’s important to discuss this with Dr. Ulm to understand the likelihood of temporary or permanent changes and manage expectations accordingly.

3. How long will I need to take off work after breast surgery?

The recovery period after breast surgery varies depending on the breast procedure. For breast augmentation, patients may return to work within a week, while more extensive surgeries like breast reduction may require a longer recovery period. Individual factors such as healing ability and pain tolerance also influence recovery. Following Dr. Ulm’s recommendations will ensure a smooth recovery.

4. What kind of support garments will I need after surgery?

Post-surgery, wearing support garments is crucial for proper healing. Surgical bras provide necessary support and minimize movement, aiding recovery. The duration of wearing these garments varies by procedure but is generally recommended for several weeks post-surgery. 

5. Is breastfeeding possible after breast surgery?

The ability to breastfeed after breast surgery depends on the type of procedure. Breast augmentation typically has a minimal impact on breastfeeding, while procedures involving nipple manipulation may pose challenges. Consultation with an expert surgeon like Dr. Ulm can provide personalized insights.

6. What are the long-term considerations for breast implants?

Breast implants are not lifetime devices. Discussing the longevity of implants, the potential need for future replacements, and routine follow-up appointments with Dr. Ulm is essential for long-term satisfaction and health. You shouldn’t miss these appointments if you want a smooth recovery process. It makes sense to find a local practice like Ulm Plastic Surgery for convenient visits if you live in Charleston, SC. 

7. Can I undergo a breast procedure if I plan to lose weight?

While it’s generally advisable to undergo breast surgery after achieving a stable weight, some procedures can be considered before significant weight loss. Timing and consultation with Dr. Ulm are critical factors in making informed decisions about breast surgery in relation to weight loss plans.

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Take the next step toward your breast surgery goals. If you want easy access to a local practice in Charleston, SC, consult with Dr. Ulm to discuss your preferences, get answers to your questions, and design a tailored plan. Contact Ulm Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.

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