Breast Augmentation Connecticut and Houston

Dr. Stefano Fusi is an established plastic surgeon with over twenty years of experience as a breast surgery expert. He has lectured at international conferences and as a clinical faculty member at Yale Medical School. Dr. E. Stirling Craig has received advanced training in microsurgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the nation’s leading cancer center, where she became a faculty member after completing her plastic surgery training at Yale New Haven Hospital. She has also lectured nationally and internationally on breast surgery topics and has over fifteen peer-reviewed scientific articles and chapters.

Both Dr. Fusi and Dr. Craig have acquired advanced breast surgery techniques studying under plastic surgery pioneers such as Dr. Roger Khouri and Dr. Phillip Blondeel.

What Can a Breast Augmentation Correct?

Breast augmentation surgery is often synonymous with increasing breast size by placing implants to enhance the size of your breasts. While a larger size is an important aspect of breast augmentation, the procedure can sometimes:

  • Add roundness and fullness to the breasts.
  • Correct size differences and asymmetry between breasts.
  • Change the shape of breasts that are asymmetrical or have been diagnosed with genetic conditions that prevented normal breast development.

A breast augmentation can lift sagging breasts to some extent, although Connecticut patients who experience more severe sagging should consider combining a breast augmentation with a breast lift.

Inherited Conditions That Benefit from Breast Augmentation

Some Connecticut women may elect to undergo breast augmentation because their breasts failed to develop completely during puberty. One of the most common conditions is tuberous breasts, which mainly affects the breast development and therefore the symmetry and shape of the breasts. The characteristics of this condition are:

  • Small, narrow breasts.
  • Asymmetrical breasts.
  • Large areola and/or nipples.
  • Droopiness or (ptosis) of the breasts.
  • Higher than usual inframammary fold (breast crease).

For Connecticut patients who want fuller, symmetrical breasts, a breast augmentation may correct the aesthetic problems related to tuberous breasts and other inherited conditions.

Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift

Although a breast augmentation will increase the size and symmetry of your breasts, women with more severe sagging will benefit from combining a breast lift with an augmentation. A breast lift will remove and tighten skin, lifting both breasts in the process. The result is breasts positioned higher on your chest for a more youthful appearance.

Choosing the Right Breast Implants

Most Connecticut breast augmentation patients have an ideal breast size in mind long before setting foot in a plastic surgeon’s office. While it might be tempting to consider the breast size that you want, consulting with an experienced breast augmentation surgeon will ensure that you make an informed choice. A consultation will allow you to:

  • Receive an objective opinion about breast augmentation surgery.
  • Measure the correct implant size for your body proportion.
  • Clarify any concerns you have regarding the cost, procedure, and outcome.

Dr. Fusi and Dr. Craig continuously evaluate breast implant options for their long-term safety and effectiveness. Both doctors specialize is aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, providing Connecticut patients with the latest techniques in breast augmentation for beautiful and lasting results.

What Will Happen During Breast Augmentation Surgery?

On the day of your surgery, Dr. Fusi or Dr. Craig will meet you at a surgery center. A trained anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia and once it has taken effect Dr. Fusi or Dr. Craig will:

  • Make the incision based on your decision during the consultation.
  • Dissect your breast pockets to accommodate your implants.
  • Place the implants under or over the muscle and position them as symmetrically as the anatomy allows.
  • Close the incisions to encourage healing.

Most patients will be able to return home with the assistance of a friend or family member on the same day as their surgery.

How Long Will It Take to Recover from Breast Augmentation Surgery?

While breast augmentation surgery is among one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, you will still require time to recover and heal from surgery. Connecticut patients typically require only one or two days to recover from the first phase of healing, but you should set aside an additional few days to rest and refrain from activities such as:

  • Vigorous exercise.
  • Lifting objects more than five pounds.
  • Any activity that raises your heart rate or blood pressure.

Over the course of a few weeks you should expect some discomfort and swelling to remain. When you return to Dr. Fusi and Dr. Craig for follow-up exams, they will inform you about your healing progress and when you can resume normal activity.

What Will My Results Look Like?

After your breast augmentation, you will notice an immediate difference in the size and shape of your breasts. Patients that undergo a combined breast augmentation and breast lift will also notice that the position of their breasts is higher. As you heal from your procedure, you can expect swelling to decrease and your surgical scar to fade over time.

For expert advice about breast augmentation, contact our Connecticut office at 203-458-4444, or our Houston office at 713-346-9909, to schedule your consultation.