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Breast Augmentation

Patient Reviews

Beautiful, Natural Breasts: 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 technique 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 the 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.

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

How Much Does it Cost?

Breast augmentation at Southern Surgical Arts begins at $4,749. 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.

Recent Before & After Photos

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Our Surgeons

Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Gusching, and Dr. Kluska are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Combined, our four doctors have more than 22 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers

At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

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 for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Gusching, or Dr. Kluska. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.

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