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, and are manufactured and covered by a warranty from Allergan®, a leading quality implant manufacturer. 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.
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.
Dr. Chad Deal, Dr. Vincent Gardner, Dr. Carey Nease, and Dr. Justin Gusching having performed thousands of breast procedures over the past eleven years, will meet with you for a comprehensive examination, listen carefully to your questions and work with you to create a treatment plan. Your anatomy, goals, expectations, possible options and likely outcomes will be discussed. No two breast augmentations are the same, and our highest priority is to make sure that the breast augmentation you want is the best possible choice for you. Take a look at our before and after gallery to see how they can help you achieve similar results for your body type and goals.
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.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. In Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. In Calhoun, GA, is SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician’s Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga.
We consult with patients, before and after surgery, in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.
With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort and expertise you deserve.
We invite you in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.