Breast augmentation is one of the most consistently popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed today, and with good reason. Breast implants can create a sexy, curvy look that’s natural, flattering and feminine. Whether you’ve always felt self-conscious about your small breast size, or seen recent changes in your figure due to weight fluctuation or following pregnancy, breast augmentation can help you feel great about your body again.
Recognized as a breast augmentation specialist and one of the top cosmetic surgeons in the Mobile-Pensacola metro area, Dr. James Koehler is a board certified cosmetic surgeon serving patients from Gulfport to Gulf Shores and beyond.
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Are You a Candidate?
The best candidates for breast enlargement are women over the age of 18 who have concerns about the appearance of their breasts, whether related to size, asymmetry or other concerns that breast implants can help improve. It’s also important to be in good overall physical and mental health, and to have realistic expectations about your results.
During your consultation, Dr. Koehler will go over all your options to help ensure that you’re a good candidate for breast enhancement before proceeding with surgery.
About Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation enlarges the breasts through the use of saline or silicone breast implants. Breast implants can create subtle enhancement, deliver very dramatic results or give you any range of looks in between, depending on your personal goals.
Breast augmentation can be performed as a solo surgery, in combination with other breast enhancement surgeries or as part of a mommy makeover. Dr. Koehler takes a customized approach to each patient in order to ensure the ideal combination of procedures to give you the results you hope for.
Saline vs. Silicone Implants
Women have a choice between saline or silicone breast implants, and Dr. Koehler will discuss the pros and cons of each implant type so you can make the decision that’s right for you. Currently, saline implants are FDA approved for women 18 years of age or older and silicone implants are FDA approved for women 22 years of age or older.
Dr. Koehler can place the necessary surgical incisions in different locations, depending on your preference, anatomy, the implant type and your goals for surgery. Most commonly, Dr. Koehler prefers an inframammary incision for silicone implants, which can be hidden discreetly in the natural crease underneath the breast. For saline implants Dr. Koehler prefers to place the incision either in the armpit (transaxillary endoscopic approach) or in the inframammary crease. Other incision choices are offered and can be discussed further with Dr. Koehler during your consultation.
Size, Shape and Profile
Choosing implants that are the right size, shape and profile for you can feel intimidating, but Dr. Koehler’s expert advice can guide you to beautiful, natural-looking breast enhancement results. Please visit our photo gallery to see before and after breast augmentation pictures of real patients just like you. Dr. Koehler can explain more about the specific implant dimensions he recommends after learning more about your goals for surgery and evaluating your existing breast anatomy.
Breast Augmentation FAQ
Can I see pictures of people near me who’ve had a breast augmentation?
Yes. View our photo gallery to see before and after pictures of previous breast augmentation patients from our Fairhope, Alabama practice.
What’s the best type of breast implant?
There’s no right or wrong answer to this question. Saline and silicone implants are your two main options, and each comes with its own benefits. The right choice for you will depend on your specific goals and body type.
What’s the best breast implant placement location?
Breast implants are either placed above your chest muscle or underneath it. Athletic women typically prefer over-the-muscle implants, while women with smaller amounts of natural breast tissue might do best with under-the-muscle implants.
How much pain will I have after my breast augmentation?
Expect some bruising, swelling and tenderness in the first few days after your breast augmentation. Dr. Koehler will prescribe pain medication to be used as needed to make you more comfortable while you recover.
When can I go back to work after my breast augmentation?
Most women go back to work and resume normal daily activities within 7 to 10 days after their breast augmentation. This can vary depending on how physically demanding your job is.
When can I start working out after my breast augmentation?
Gradually reintroduce exercise into your routine after breast augmentation, starting with light walking in the first 1 to 2 weeks. By weeks 4 and 5, you should be able to start incorporating more strenuous exercises to your workout. Most women are able to resume their normal exercise regimen by week 6.
When will I see my breast augmentation results?
Your breast augmentation results will develop gradually over the next several months. It can take up to 6 months to see your final outcome.