Breast Augmentation Charleston, SC
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. Breast augmentation/enhancement procedures are plastic-surgery procedures used to increase the size or enhance the shape of breasts.
Breast Augmentation with Implants
Breast augmentation using implants is an incredibly popular breast procedure. This involves the placement of prosthetic implants in the breasts to increase their size.
To achieve this, anesthesia is first administered in order to ensure that the patient is comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Dr. Ulm then makes precise incisions in order to place the implants. There are several possible incisions that can be used:
- Periareolar Incision – This incision is created around the border of the areola.
- Transaxillary Incision – This small incision is created in the armpit.
- Inframammary Incision – This incision is created in the breast fold.
Once the proper incision is made, a cavity, or pocket, will be made either below the pectoral muscles or just above the chest muscles under the mammary glands. The implants are then placed in these implant pockets and positioned appropriately. Finally, the incisions are closed using surgical sutures.
There are two main types of implants that can be used:
- Saline Implant – An empty silicone shell is inserted into the implant pocket through small surgical incisions for this process. It is then gradually filled with a sterile saline solution until it reaches the desired volume.
- Silicone Implant – This implant is a silicone shell pre-filled with silicone gel to the desired volume. It is inserted into the implant pocket, and no size changes can be made after it is inserted and positioned.
You and Dr. Ulm will decide on the type of breast implant and the incision location during a consultation at our office. To make these decisions, many factors will be taken into consideration, including your aesthetic goals and preferences.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer breast augmentation is another way to increase the volume of the breasts. In this method, excess fat accumulated in other parts of the patient’s body is taken and grafted in the breasts. Fat in the hips, abdomen, and thighs can be extracted using liposuction, serving the dual purpose of slimming down these areas. After refining and processing this fat, it is injected carefully into the breasts to enhance their size.
Fat grafting is a relatively new technique and is not as commonly used as implants. It is often limited by the amount of fat tissue that can be harvested. However, it offers many advantages.
As the fat comes from the patient’s body, it is not a foreign material, so chances of an adverse reaction from the body are very low. In addition, fat is harvested from places where it is unwanted. As a result, the patient gets the benefits of a toned figure. The augmented breasts also feel quite natural. There are only small incisions made for this minimally invasive procedure, and the downtime is shorter than that of implant augmentation.
It took me about 2 years to decide for this surgery. I searched so many doctors and I had so many consultations. Some of my friends had the surgery. We compared our results. And my breast looks so round and natural. I really didn’t expect that they will be so beautiful. Everything fits so perfect now. And the size is just right one. I am skinny, 115 pounds and have 350CC. It’s perfect for my body. Doctor Ulm will recommend you the best option. He will explain you everything in details. He will spend with as much time as you need.
I highly recommend him. He was born to be a plastic surgeon. Super professional. I am very happy that I found such a great doctor. I will definitely be back in 10 years.
Contact Our Office and Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in breast augmentation/enhancement with the help of a breast augmentation, contact our office. You will meet with Dr. Ulm for a consultation, where you will describe your aesthetic goals and can ask any questions you may have.