Breast Augmentation: Find Your Perfect Fit
We get it: The decision to get breast augmentation is a very personal one. That’s why we offer a distinct opportunity to our patients at our Knoxville practice. With our Vectra Imaging system, you can “try before you buy” by generating a 3D model of yourself that can be altered depending on the desired procedure. Want to see what you’ll look like after that breast augmentation you’ve been considering for forever? We can do that.
We offer this service because there are many reasons someone may choose to seek out breast augmentation. At The Breazeale Clinic in Knoxville, we know that the desire to make a change for the better is a natural one, and we understand that physical changes are linked to mental and emotional changes, too, so getting breast implants can alter more than just your appearance—it can impact your mood, self-confidence, and more.
A woman may consider having a breast augmentation procedure in an effort to:
- bring greater balance and proportion to her body via larger breasts
- regain shape and add volume to breasts after a period of pregnancy and/or nursing an infant
- balance breasts of two different sizes or shapes
The Breazeale Clinic’s philosophy is that the choice for breast augmentation surgery is one that should be made as a partnership between the patient and the physician, informed by individual hopes, wants, and needs.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Adult women—who are over the age of 18—and who want to enjoy the personal benefits of breasts that are larger or more proportioned via surgery are good candidates.
Someone who is pregnant or nursing a baby, who is battling any sort of infection, or who has certain issues related to breast cancer for which she hasn’t yet received adequate treatment shouldn’t get breast augmentation surgery at this time.
What Can You Expect From Breast Implants?
Changing the size, shape, and balance of your breasts with breast augmentation surgery can be accomplished a few different ways. Decisions about whether to get silicone or saline breast implants and where your surgical incision should go depend on what your desired outcome is. Dr. Breazeale believes in working with the patient to make sure those aspects of the breast augmentation (also called a mammoplasty) are right for her.
Silicone implants are filled with gel that mimics the natural movement and feel of natural breast tissue. This sort of implant may come in either a smooth or textured silicone shell, and is available for women 22 and older.
Saline breast implants also come in a silicone shell, but have a sterilized saltwater solution inside. The amount of solution implants are filled with can affect the size and feel of the breast.
To reduce the potential of visible scarring, surgical incisions are made in inconspicuous places. Dr. Breazeale uses what’s known as an inframammary incision for breast augmentation in Knoxville, which involves inserting the implant through an incision under the breast itself.
The implant can be placed in a pocket under the pectoral muscle or over the pectoral muscle and behind the breast tissue. Where a breast implant is placed depends on what kind of implant you get, its size, and your body type.
Healing from a breast augmentation will take two to three days of post-surgery recovery with additional days of reduced activity. A few weeks of soreness and swelling can also be expected. The results of a breast implant surgery are visible immediately.
Dr. Edward Breazeale, Jr. MD
Dr. Ed Breazeale, Jr., an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, works to give his patients the looks they want in a safe and professional environment. He is a trusted source for quality plastic surgery using state-of-the-art technology
Before and After Images
See the results of previous procedures and view before and after images in our Breast Augmentation Gallery.
I had my breast augmentation about three years ago, and there’s honestly not a day[that] goes by that I don’t admire them in the mirror. I talk about them just about as much! I could not have asked for a more successful surgery or perfect pair of breasts. I know people that have gone other places for augmentation and none of them have been satisfied. I ALWAYS recommend Dr. Breazeale anytime I overhear someone talking about any cosmetic procedure that they are considering. I guess I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving me a part of my body that I can truly be proud of!
It’s important to understand that the results of breast augmentation surgery are not necessarily permanent, and there’s the potential that you may need to get a breast lift or have your breast implants replaced later in your lifetime. Breasts can shift with weight gain, aging, or hormonal changes. Our philosophy at The Breazeale Clinic is that maintaining contact with our patients after surgery helps ensure that changes desired in the future can be achieved.
Breast Implant Resources
The Breazeale Clinic offers Mentor® implants, which allow for Dr. Breazeale and each patient to develop a unique, personalized plan based on individualized body types and breast augmentation surgery goals.
Dr. Breazeale can provide a copy of the “Directions for Use” for your implants upon request. For a summary of the safety and effectiveness of the product and information on preclinical and clinical studies, visit fda.gov. You’ll be given a device identification card with the style and serial number of your breast implant.
To learn more about your breast augmentation options at The Breazeale Clinic, visit our FAQ page.
You can also read the Institute of Medicine Report on the Safety of Silicone Implants, or get more information on breast augmentation from the Food and Drug Administration.