Breast Augmentation

Mitts Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery located in Bakersfield, CA

You probably feel that your breasts are intrinsic to your femininity and therefore an integral part of your self-image. Feeling unhappy with the shape or size of your breasts can lower your self-esteem and affect your confidence. Gordon Mitts, MD, of Mitts Plastic Surgery in Bakersfield, California, is an experienced plastic surgeon who provides a comprehensive range of breast augmentation procedures to women who wish to enhance the appearance of their breasts. To book a consultation with Dr. Mitts, call the surgery today or make an appointment using the online facility.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the medical term for having implants fitted into your breasts to increase breast size. Dr. Mitts offers a choice of silicone or saline breast implants to patients who wish to enhance the size of their breasts.

The type of implant Dr. Mitts recommends depends on your medical history and the outcomes you wish to achieve, but both silicone and saline breast implants provide an aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting result.

What are the benefits of breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation offers a number of benefits for women, including:

  • Creating a more rounded breast shape
  • Increasing fullness and size of breasts
  • Correcting breast size asymmetry
  • Restoring breast size and shape after weight loss
  • Restoring breast size and shape following pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Improving the breast and hip ratios to create a well-balanced silhouette

Ultimately, breast augmentation is designed to improve your self-image and increase your confidence.

How do I book breast augmentation surgery?

If you think breast augmentation could be a good choice, make an appointment to talk through the options with Dr. Mitts. He reviews your medical history at your consultation, and you can discuss the various factors involved in breast augmentation surgery, such as:

  • The size and shape of the implants
  • The materials used
  • What happens during the procedure
  • Recovery time
  • What you can expect to achieve from the surgery

Dr. Mitts also needs to make sure that you are physically and psychologically fit for the operation and that you have realistic expectations of the results of the surgery.

Does breast augmentation help if my breasts are sagging?

Breast augmentation can’t fix severely drooping breasts on its own, but Dr. Mitts can assess your suitability for a breast lift operation, or combined breast lift and augmentation procedure. A breast lift raises the breasts, which may or may not then need implants to restore their youthful shape.

At your consultation, Dr. Mitts advises you on the best choice between a breast lift and augmentation, or a combination of the two, to ensure you achieve your desired results.

What happens during a breast augmentation operation?

When you choose Mitts Plastic Surgery for your operation, your comfort is a priority. Dr. Mitts recommends the optimal combination of sedation and anesthesia to keep you comfortable; and, then, when the medications take effect, he makes an incision in an inconspicuous area of your breast to minimize the visibility of the surgical scar.

After making the incision, Dr. Mitts inserts the implant, which can be placed under the pectoral muscle, or behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle. After correctly positioning the implant, Dr. Mitts closes the incision, and your operation is complete.

You’ll see the results immediately, but there may be some bruising and swelling, which should disappear within a few days. Dr. Mitts produces natural-looking results that give you the breasts you desire, so book an appointment to discuss breast augmentation surgery by calling Mitts Plastic Surgery today or making an appointment online.