Breast Augmentation in Portland, OR
Enhance the Shape and Size of Your Breasts at Our Oregon Practice
Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for women in the United States. The staff at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery is sensitive to the specific needs and concerns of women. Our surgeons have performed countless successful breast enhancement surgeries, helping women feel happier about their appearance. Patients can experience the latest advances in technology and techniques to perform a breast augmentation at our Portland, Oregon practice.
Contact The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery in Portland, Oregon
Request a consultation for breast augmentation at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery online, or by calling 503-646-0101.
Why Receive a Breast Augmentation?
Patients who visit our Portland, OR, clinic choose to receive breast augmentation for a variety of reasons:
- To enhance the size or symmetry of the breasts and balance body proportion
- To correct unevenness in the size or shape of each breast
- To restore lost volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss
- To restore shape to breasts affected by changes in skin elasticity (most often combined with a breast lift procedure)
Choosing Breast Implant Size, Shape, Placement, and Incision
At The Waldorf Center, we use only FDA-approved saline implants and silicone implants when performing a breast augmentation. The outer shell on all of the implants is made of a silicone polymer. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages that your surgeon will discuss with you during your consultation.
Many women don’t realize that they have more choices to make besides choosing the material of the implants they will receive. Besides the size, the shape of the implant is also an important decision. There are rounder shapes that create a fuller, deeper, and more pronounced cleavage, and teardrop shapes that are closer to the breast’s natural shape.
There are two types of silicone gel implants – a round cohesive gel and a highly cohesive gel, which features the teardrop shape. Your surgeon will discuss these with you and make a recommendation based on your anatomy and desired outcome. Your lifestyle also plays a role and will be taken into consideration in guiding you in the selection of which implant is best for you. During your breast augmentation operation, the implants may be placed either in front of the pectoral muscle or under it. This decision will depend on your preferences, your anatomy, and your surgeon’s recommendation for your case. The placement will, to some extent, also dictate which type of incision may be most suited to your case.
Another factor to consider before choosing to receive a breast augmentation is whether you would like to be able to breastfeed in the future after surgery. There are a number of incision options your surgeon can discuss with you, and he or she can help you decide which one would be most suitable for you – for now and for the future.
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
We believe you need to be well‐informed about your options, including the pre-and post‐operative expectations of your breast augmentation. At your initial consult, your surgeon will meet with you to discuss your goals and concerns, and to determine which implants will best fit your lifestyle. They will address the current appearance of your breasts and how you would like them to look after your surgery. Feel free to bring images of looks you both like and don’t like, which will help your surgeon better understand your aesthetic tastes and how exactly you would like to appear after surgery.
A consultation at The Waldorf Center will also include a Vectra 3D imaging model that enables you to view simulations of different breast sizes and shapes with your own 3D picture. This technology allows you to envision how you will look after a breast augmentation and to further guide you in the decision-making process.
Your surgeon will discuss the simulation pictures with you and offer their opinion as to how to achieve your goals through a breast augmentation based on your lifestyle and desired outcome.
If you feel that your breasts have also begun to sag, your surgeon may also recommend receiving a breast lift, which can be performed along with your breast augmentation surgery to maximize your results, as well as minimize overall healing time.
Featured Breast Augmentation Cases
We know that choosing a surgeon for your breast augmentation can be an intensely personal decision, which is why we encourage you to take the time to ask questions of our surgeons and our team. We believe the formation of a personal bond is an integral part of a successful surgery and healing process.
Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
You will be under general anesthesia during your breast augmentation surgery, which will take about one to two hours.
Our surgeons always do everything they can to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible, usually placing them under the crease of the breasts or around the lower part of the areola (the dark area around the nipple). The implant is carefully placed through the small incision, which is then sutured with safe, absorbable stitches that do not have to be removed.
You can return home the same day, but you will be drowsy and need a responsible adult to take you home and stay with you for 24 hours following surgery.
Recovering from Breast Augmentation
Most women are able to return to work and other normal activities within a week after their breast augmentation surgery. You will need to refrain from sports and strenuous exercise for at least another three to four weeks, and may resume them after this period if you feel no pain or discomfort.
You may be asked to wear a compression bandage or post-surgical support bra for a period of time, and you can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild pain. Some women are surprised with the size of their breasts immediately following a breast augmentation, and become concerned that they appear larger than they had wanted. But the immediate results come from both the implantation as well as the post-surgical swelling. Once the swelling subsides and the breast implants are properly seated in their position, the results should much more closely resemble what you were looking to achieve.
You may take pain medication and use cold compresses to ease any pain, discomfort, and swelling. You may also be advised by your surgeon to sleep on your back for a period of time.
Your surgeon and our clinical staff will give you full post-op instructions and follow you closely after your surgery to make sure you are healing properly. It is very important to follow all recommended breast augmentation aftercare instructions to ensure you achieve the best possible results from your operation at our Portland, OR, clinic.
Other Breast-Related Procedures
We understand that every patient has different needs. For those who would like to reduce the size or their breasts, or lift and tighten them to improve their appearance, we offer breast reduction, breast lift, and breast revision surgeries.
Contact The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery in Portland, Oregon
Schedule a consultation for breast augmentation today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. To request an appointment, call our clinic at 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901, or use our online contact form.