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Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?

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Breast Augmentation

For many women, their breasts are one of the most beautiful and noticeable parts of their body. How a woman feels about her body in this regard is an important part of who she is. Naturally, the breasts can at times be too small for her liking, and push-up bras or other techniques burdensome and unsustainable. The chest area changes with age, time, and along with other things such as weight gain and pregnancy. Breast augmentation can be used to correct volume loss after pregnancy or to help balance breast size asymmetries, as well as a reconstructive techniques following other breast surgery.

Different from a breast lift or breast reduction, a breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to add volume to your breasts for a more full, youthful appearance. Volume in and around the breast is created by placing FDA-approved implants behind your natural breast tissue or chest muscle. These implants are made of either saline (salt water) or silicone gel, all from the Mentor Corporation, one of the highest quality implant manufacturers. Liposculpture, a method of body contouring, can also be added to this procedure for additional shaping to create the desired look.

This procedure is typically performed in an outpatient setting with IV sedation and local anesthesia. It typically takes no more than 45 minutes, and the incision is less than 1 inch long and hidden in the breast crease or along the areola border. Recovery is usually no more than a few days, with return to normal activity in a week.

Making the decision

There's no doubt that changing your breasts can be a big decision and sometimes an emotional one; something to be taken seriously and not lightly. Choosing the wrong surgeon or a wrong/insufficient procedure can leave any patient with a bad cosmetic surgery experience that can last a long time. With the massive number of advertisements and options coming from the media and the culture, an in-person consultation is often the best way to get your questions answered and alleviate any concerns you may have.

Our surgeons

Dr. Chad Deal and Dr. Carey Nease, having performed thousands of breast procedures for over ten years, will meet with you for a comprehensive examination and Q&A. Your anatomy, desired results, expectations, and all possible options and outcomes will be discussed. No two breast augmentations are the same, and their highest priority is to make sure that the particular breast augmentation you want for yourself is both feasible and best, all factors considered.  Take a look at our before and after gallery to see how they can help you achieve similar results.

What does it cost?

Breast augmentation at Southern Surgical Arts begins at $3,999. Your quote will include the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs, the facility fee for the operating room, the implants and any additional supplies that may be needed, and all routine follow-up visits. The total price at Southern Surgical Arts also includes all routine follow-up visits.

Who is a good candidate?

  • Women
  • Age 18 to 65
  • Non-smokers
  • Generally in good physical health
  • Desire aesthetic enhancement of the breast
  • Desire augmentation or more fullness
  • The Goal of Breast Augmentation

Our locations

Each of the facilities at which we perform surgery are accredited by either The Joint Commission or the AAAHC:

  • Southern Surgical Arts in Calhoun, GA 
  • Physicians Surgery Center by Parkridge East Hospital, Chattanooga, TN 
  • Grandview Medical Center, Jasper, TN
  • Gordon Hospital, Calhoun, GA
  • Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, TN