If you have always wanted a more-feminine figure or better-fitting clothes, then you may find that a breast augmentation procedure at North Texas Cosmetic Surgery provides a simple solution to a long-term problem. For some, the most difficult part of the decision is deciding how large they want their new breasts to be. Fortunately, a breast augmentation using saline implants allows Dr. Alan Greenberg, board certified in cosmetic surgery of the body, breasts and extremities, the flexibility to adjust the size of your implants before the procedure is completed.
Consider inviting your spouse, partner or bestie to join you during this procedure at North Texas Cosmetic Surgery. This person can help you decide whether you want your breasts to be a little larger or smaller or to reassure you of your decision while there is still time to make minor adjustments.
You will be awake and can comfortably communicate with each other and Dr. Greenberg throughout the process, thanks to his use of awake breast augmentation using tumescent anesthesia rather than general anesthesia. The combination of saline, lidocaine and adrenaline numbs the specific area without putting you completely under so that you are awake and can talk with anyone in the room. You also can see the immediate results and provide input on the saline implant size. Other benefits of awake breast augmentation include the following:
As always, you have the choice of silicone or saline implants and each has its advantages. Saline implants allow more flexibility for last-minute adjustments to size, and they require a smaller incision because the silicone shell is empty when placed under or over the muscle. Dr. Greenberg then fills the implant with a sterile saline solution, adding or removing liquid until you are satisfied with the results. Then he sculpts the implant into shape, removes the syringe from the self-sealing saline implant and closes the incision.
You can return home within hours, although you will need someone to drive you. And you can return to light work in about three days.
If you’d like to have the person closest to you by your side during a breast augmentation procedure, then contact Dr. Greenberg and his team at North Texas Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about saline implants. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you‒ and your spouse, partner or bestie ‒ about the process.