For many women, the size, shape, and fullness of their breasts play a significant role in their ideal body image. Achieving the feminine contours you’ve always desired is possible with breast
augmentation by Omaha-based Aesthetic Surgical Images. Our highly-qualified plastic surgeons have successfully performed several thousand breast augmentations to:
- Enhance body contour
- Add fullness after pregnancy, nursing or weight loss
- Balance breast size
Read more about our breast augmentation methods below.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Aesthetic Surgical Images for a personal discussion about Breast Augmentation in Omaha, Nebraska or call us at 800-331-5001.
Understanding Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. Science has proven it to be a safe procedure as long as it is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in an accredited facility. At Aesthetic Surgical Images, it’s important for you to know that all of our Breast Augmentation surgeons are highly-qualified, and our facility is state-licensed and nationally accredited. In addition, we only work with M.D. anesthesiologists.
In your initial consultation, one of our physicians will sit down with you to discuss all the breast augmentation options that require thoughtful consideration including:
Breast Augmentation: Selecting Implant Size
Most women desire natural-looking breasts that complement their overall figure so our
physicians will help you select the implants best suited to your body type and lifestyle. Our
breast augmentation is customized for every patient.
Breast Augmentation: Saline vs. Silicone
Silicone or Saline
We review the pros and cons of both silicone or saline breast implants with our Omaha and Des
Moines area patients. Some women think silicone implants feel more like natural breast tissue.
Others choose saline implants because they cost less and require smaller incisions. Options can
be discussed during a breast augmentation consultation.
Breast implants can be placed above or below the muscle of your chest wall. Your surgeon will
discuss the pros and cons of both of these options during your breast augmentation one-on-one.
Breast Augmentation: Incision Options
Incisions can be made along the bottom of the areola, the pigmented skin around the nipple, or just below the crease of the breast where it meets the chest, or in the armpit area.
At the end of your consultation, your surgeon will recommend a breast augmentation approach designed just for you. Take some time to browse through our Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions because it’s important to have a source of trustworthy information when you’re considering breast augmentation.
Your Breast Augmentation procedure
Breast augmentation is typically performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Your doctor will make an incision through which he/she will place the implant. No matter which method you choose, our surgeons use precise breast augmentation techniques to place the incision in an inconspicuous area of the breast to minimize visible scarring.
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Enjoying your results
Women who have had breast augmentation are understandably eager to see their results so you’ll be happy to know that improvement is immediately visible. Within three to four days after surgery, you can resume light activities, like driving. For the first three weeks, it’s important not to lift more than five pounds or raise your elbows above your shoulders. At the end of a month, you can return to full activity.
Final breast augmentation results appear gradually as swelling subsides and breast shape settles, and incision lines continue to fade over time. But, you’ll be able to start enjoying your new curves right away. See for yourself the difference breast enlargement can make when you visit our breast augmentation before & after photo gallery.
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Breast Augmentation FAQs
On the day of your consultation you will be greeted by our friendly, professional staff in the home-like setting of our office. Your surgeon will listen thoughtfully to your goals regarding breast augmentation in Omaha and answer all of your questions. Your surgeon will thoroughly explain all of the known risks of the procedure. You will then undergo a physical examination. After the physical examination your doctor will discuss the different options available to you regarding placement of incision, location of the implant, size of the implant and type of implant to be used.
At your initial consultation, you will meet with your own individual patient care coordinator. Throughout your experience at Aesthetic Surgical Images, she will always be available to take your calls, answer your questions, and assist you in any way she can.
When you call to set up your surgery you will also be scheduled a time to meet with the physician’s assistant for a pre-operative visit. This appointment is scheduled 2 weeks prior to surgery. You will receive important information and instructions at this visit. You will also need to avoid a number of medications for 2 weeks prior to surgery (a full list can be downloaded from our Patient Resources page). On the day of your surgery you will arrive at our Surgical Suite approximately 1 to 2 hours prior to your scheduled operating time. You will meet with our anesthesiologist and your doctor will visit with you and answer any questions you may have at that time. Your surgery typically takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
You will be closely followed during your postoperative course and should plan at least four visits the first month after surgery. (Your scheduled visits may depend somewhat on the distance you travel though.)
Most women can resume work approximately 3 to 5 days after a breast augmentation. Aerobic activities may need to be deferred for 4 to 6 weeks post-operatively. Most of the sutures will be absorbable but some may need to be pulled out after 2 to 3 weeks. Your surgeon will likely recommend wearing a soft bra for several weeks. You will not be allowed to wear a bra with underwire for three months post-surgery. Swelling and discoloration around the incisions generally subside in a few days.
Temporary changes in sensation of the nipples and skin is normal, and should improve with time. Scars after breast surgery do occur, but our surgeons make every effort to make scars as inconspicuous as possible and they will fade over time. Since incisions are made below the nipple, scars should not be noticeable even in low-cut clothing. One of our doctors is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with any of your concerns.
Swelling will diminish over several weeks; if you experience bruising most will be gone in 7 to 10 days. Usually 80% or more of your swelling will be gone in two weeks and the last 20% gradually fades over the next several weeks. You will be asked not to put your elbows above your shoulders and not to engage in any heavy lifting for the first three weeks. Your surgeon and the staff will carefully help tailor your recovery to take into consideration your necessary daily activities.
Breast enlargement is accomplished by placing an implant (either saline or silicone) underneath the chest muscle or less commonly just beneath the breast tissue. The choices for incisions include the armpit, the crease underneath the breast or on the lower edge of the areola. The areola is the darker skin which surrounds the nipple. All of these incisions typically heal very well and are usually inconspicuous after healing is completed. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that placement of the implant beneath the muscle of the chest wall has many advantages. It is generally accepted that implants placed under the muscle have a greater chance of keeping the breast soft and less chance of visible wrinkling. This approach usually makes mammography easier to perform and therefore more accurate.
Recovery following breast surgery is generally swift. You will need an adult with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. If you live outside of Omaha, we will ask that you spend the night at one of the neighboring hotels offering discounted pricing for our patients. You will wear either a wrap around your breasts or possibly a post surgical bra. This will be up to the discretion of your surgeon. You will be given appropriate medications to control discomfort after surgery and you will be placed on an antibiotic for a few days after surgery. You will likely also receive a medication for control of postoperative nausea. On the day after surgery you will return to our office for a visit. Your wrap may be taken off on that day and your surgeon or the physician’s assistant will examine you.
Breast Augmentation: Breast Implant Massage
Taking the next step
Your next step is to request a private consultation to discuss breast augmentation with one of our highly-qualified plastic surgeons. Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Aesthetic Surgical Images online or call (402) 390-0100 or (800) 331-5001. Remember to view our breast augmentation before-and-after gallery.
Why Choose Aesthetic Surgical Images
- For almost 20 years, Aesthetic Surgical Images in Omaha has earned a reputation as one of the top plastic surgery practices in the Midwest.
- Dr. Edney completed his 5-year residency in general surgery at Creighton University and subsequently received his board certification in general surgery.
- Dr. Marie Montag has been in practice since 1997 and is a Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Dr. Bruneteau completed a fellowship in microvascular surgery at the University of California and a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston; also, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
- Dr. Biggerstaff completed his plastic surgery training at the University of California, Irvine; also, he is board eligible.