Feeling self-conscious about the size or shape of your breasts can negatively impact your self-esteem and quality of life.
Dr. Tracy E. McCall is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can perform breast augmentation to help you achieve the bustline you desire.
Can I benefit from breast augmentation at Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery in Waukesha, WI?
Enhance Your Breasts & Your Confidence
Improved Breast Shape & SizeImplants can be used to enhance the size and shape of your breasts and balance your curves, creating symmetry and a flattering figure.
Dr. McCall will work with you to finalize every detail of your treatment plan, from the size and type of implants to the surgical technique, so you can achieve the results you want.
Better Quality of Life
Finally achieving the bust you desire can help you feel more confident in yourself. After breast augmentation, many patients experience an overall improvement in their quality of life.
When Does Dr. McCall Recommend Breast Augmentation?
Since 2001, Dr. McCall has performed breast augmentation (formally known as augmentation mammoplasty) to help patients achieve the bust line they desire. Breast augmentation is commonly sought after by women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts because of the way they look in clothes, asymmetry, or decreased volume following weight loss.
All of these issues can be addressed through breast augmentation with Dr. McCall at her plastic surgery practice in Waukesha, WI. Dr. McCall can help you choose the right implants to beautifully enhance your breasts, offering better symmetry and improved self-confidence.
Most Patients Are Satisfied with Their Results
Are You Unhappy with the Results of Previous Breast Augmentation Surgery?
If you have undergone breast augmentation with another doctor and are unhappy with your results or have experienced complications, Dr. McCall can also perform revision surgery.
During your consultation at our Waukesha, WI, practice, Dr. McCall will closely examine your breasts and review your concerns in detail. She will then recommend a treatment plan that better meets your goals and helps you achieve the results you always wanted.
Candidacy Requirements for Breast Augmentation
In Good Health
Underlying health problems can increase your risk of complications.
Unhappy with Size of Breasts
Because surgery is invasive, this procedure is recommended only if you are unhappy with your breast size.
Establishing realistic expectations before committing to treatment improves patient satisfaction.
Both Silicone and Saline Implants
While no medical device is entirely without risks, breast implants are among the most studied medical devices in the world. After extensive investigations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved both saline and silicone implants for use during breast augmentation.
In addition, Dr. McCall is a highly trained and board-certified plastic surgeon who can safely place your implants for beautiful, natural-looking results.
We use both saline and silicone gel breast implants to increase breast volume. Our breast implants also come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures. During your consultation with Dr. McCall at her Waukesha plastic surgery practice, she will discuss your objectives for breast augmentation and help you choose a breast implant that will complement your body type and best enhance your silhouette.
You also have the option of choosing how your breast implants are placed. Dr. McCall can place the implants beneath the breast tissue (subglandular) or beneath the muscles of the chest wall (submuscular). Breast implants are commonly inserted through a small incision in the fold beneath the breast or through an incision at the edge of the areola (colored part) of the breast. In some cases, the implant may be placed through an incision in the armpit. We can also combine breast implants with a breast lift to achieve maximum improvement in size and shape, or we can combine implants with other body contouring procedures into a full body treatment plan known as a mommy makeover.
Preparing for Plastic Surgery
In preparation for your surgery, our Waukesha, WI, office will provide detailed pre-operative instructions. You will be asked to:
- Refrain from smoking
- Quit taking any medications (like blood thinners) that could cause excessive bleeding
- Prepare your home for your recovery by meal prepping and securing childcare if necessary
- Pick up prescription medication that you will need after surgery
Because breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia, you will need to fast prior to your surgery. You will also need a friend or loved one to accompany you to your procedure and drive you home after.
What to Expect on the Day of Your Cosmetic Surgery
Once you and Dr. McCall have decided what types of implants, placement, and incisions will best meet your expectations, we can schedule your breast surgery. Although the actual details of your procedure will depend on various factors, you can generally expect several steps:
You will be placed under anesthesia so that you remain unconscious during the breast augmentation procedure.
Dr. McCall will discreetly place your incisions in the predetermined areas.
She will then place the implants behind your breast tissue or behind the muscle wall.
When the two- to three-hour surgery is complete, Dr. McCall will carefully close your incisions.
After breast augmentation surgery, your breasts will be wrapped with dressings and you will be given a supportive garment to wear.
Recovery Process for Breast Enhancement
Once the mammoplasty is complete, you will be given a support garment to minimize post-operative swelling and keep the new contours in place as you heal. Common discomfort includes swelling and slight pain at the incision sites.
The length of your recovery will depend on various factors, including the location of your incision, the placement of your implant, and the overall extent of your procedure. You should plan to take a few days off of work, and refrain from strenuous activities until you are cleared by Dr. McCall.
In the first few days after surgery, it is important to get plenty of rest and keep in mind that swelling and tenderness can last for several weeks.
You Can See Your Outcome Immediately after Surgery
Life with Breast Implants
Although there will be some bruising and swelling across your breast tissue, the results of your breast augmentation surgery will be immediately noticeable. Most patients are fully recovered within two months of surgery, and scarring begins to lighten around the one-year mark.
After surgery, you may notice that your confidence is higher and that you are able to wear clothes that you never considered before. This new sense of self-confidence can dramatically boost your self-esteem and give you a new lease on life.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
The extremely personalized nature of breast augmentation makes it difficult to generalize breast implant prices. If you would like a better idea of what the procedure would cost you, please set up a consultation with Dr. McCall and her dedicated, knowledgeable staff. During your visit to our Waukesha, WI, practice, we will provide an estimated cost based on your goals, needs, and budget.
Our pricing is extremely competitive, making our practice a premier destination for patients from other areas like Brookfield, WI, and Milwaukee, WI. We also accept flexible financing plans through CareCredit®, Prosper®, and OneMain Financial®.
Factors Affecting Your Final Cost
Type of Implant
Silicone implants are typically more expensive than saline implants.
Anesthesia, surgical fees, and medications will all contribute to the cost of treatment at our Waukesha practice.
Am I Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Some of the more standard criteria for mammoplasty patients include good health, fully developed breasts and realistic expectations. Of the women who come into our Waukesha office for breast implants, a majority have at least one of the following concerns:
- Breasts that are too small
- Breasts that have lost shape and volume because of pregnancy, weight loss or aging
- Asymmetrical breasts (either in size or shape)
- Underdeveloped breasts
Breast Augmentation Before and After Pictures
For our patients in Wisconsin, breast augmentation can be a very successful and satisfying surgery. To see some of these results yourself, please take a look at Pewaukee breast implants before and after pictures.
When to Consider Implant Revision
There is a range of reasons women seek a revision surgery at our Waukesha office for their implants, such as:
- Capsular contracture
- The desire to change the size or shape of breasts
- Dissatisfaction in the results of a previous surgery
- Migration or rupture of an implant
- Changes in your body over time that affect your results
Planning Your Revision
Depending on your needs, Dr. McCall in Waukesha may recommend one or more treatments to achieve your desired results, such as reshaping the implant pocket to reposition the implant or placing a different size, shape, or style of implant. In other cases, a procedure such as a breast lift may be the best way to meet your goals.
Regardless of the procedure type, revision surgery is more difficult to perform than an initial surgery. That is why it is very important to choose a reputable plastic surgeon with a track record of delivering excellent results.
What Happens during Implant Revision Surgery?
While the exact nature of your breast augmentation revision procedure will depend on your unique needs, there are some common steps involved in most revision surgeries. On the day of your appointment, we will first administer sedation to ensure you are comfortable.
Next, Dr. McCall will make discreet incisions to access your implant and perform the necessary refinements. The type of incision used depends on the procedures being performed. Dr. McCall may place them under the crease of the breast or around the areola. If she needs to use a lift technique, different incisions will be used.
Revision surgery is more difficult than an initial surgery. That is why it is important to choose a reputable plastic surgeon.
Recovery and Results
Healing time after breast implant revision is different for everyone. Initially, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze or bandages. Dr. McCall may also place a compression garment to help with your recovery process.
It will take at least six weeks for swelling to decrease. After this time, your breasts will likely start to soften and feel more natural. However, it can take six to 12 months for breasts to feel completely normal again. Most patients begin to notice a difference after the initial six weeks, though it could take a full year to realize your final results.
Trust Your Care to a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. McCall is highly qualified to perform your treatment:
- Trained in advanced techniques
- Prioritizes patient satisfaction for the best results
To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (262) 523-1200.