Breast Augmentation

Evolve Wellness & Aesthetics Center -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Evolve Wellness & Aesthetics Center

Cosmetic Surgeons & Wellness and Aesthetic Specialist located in Franklin, TN

Women seek to improve their physical appearance for a variety of reasons, and for some, the size of their breasts is something they’ve always wanted to change. Dr. Nadja Colon, a cosmetic surgeon at Evolve Wellness & Aesthetics Center in Franklin, Tennessee, is an expert at performing breast augmentation surgeries. Whether you wish to change the size of your breasts, or you need reconstructive surgery after an illness, Dr. Colon and her compassionate medical team want to help you look and feel your best. Call the center or schedule a consultation online to learn more.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What are the available options for breast implants?

There are several different types of breast implants available today. Choosing which one is best for you can be a difficult decision. Dr. Colon and her experienced team explain your options, discuss your goals, and advise you so you can select the implants that are right for your individual needs. Each woman is unique, and whichever type of implants you choose is a very personal decision.

Breast implants are available in the following options:

  • Saline solution implants: filled with sterile salt water; if the implant leaks, saline is absorbed and expelled by the body naturally; FDA-approved for women 18 and older
  • Silicone implants: filled with silicone gel that feels like natural breast tissue; if it leaks it could seep into the body; FDA-approved for women 22 and older
  • Form-stable or “gummy bear” implants: thick gel filling maintains its shape even if the outer shell breaks; requires longer incision to insert
  • Round implants: maintain same shape all over so they won’t rotate out of place
  • Smooth breast implants: softest feeling; move more so they appear natural
  • Textured implants: develop scar tissue to help them stay stationery

Is breast augmentation considered major surgery?

Dr. Colon performs breast augmentation under IV sedation, since it is an invasive surgical procedure. In some cases, you can get breast augmentation as an outpatient, or you may need to stay overnight in the hospital. Typically, the entire procedure takes an hour or two, and you’ll be asleep and pain-free during the surgery.

What is the recovery time after breast augmentation?

After surgery, your breasts are covered with gauze and you may have drainage tubes that Dr. Colon removes after a few days. For up to six weeks, you shouldn’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity as your body heals from the surgery. You may feel pain and discomfort and have some swelling, but that will go away over time. Your scars should fade, too.

Deciding that you want breast augmentation is a personal choice that only you can make. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Discuss your questions, expectations, and any concerns you have with Dr. Colon and the medical team at Evolve Wellness & Aesthetics Center, so you can be sure you’re making the choice that’s best for you. Call or schedule a consultation online.