Embrace Feminine Power with Your Ideal Breasts

If you experience insecurity or dissatisfaction with your current breast size or shape, these feelings can deeply affect your confidence and overall connection to your femininity. At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we recognize the emotional weight of these concerns and proudly provide transformative solutions that move beyond the physical for improved emotional well-being. Dr. Higdon's expertise in breast augmentation in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area offers confidence that you can reclaim your feminine power with natural-looking breast augmentation results that align with your unique vision, empowering you to embrace your body and feel confident in your skin.

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What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance your breasts’ size, shape, and symmetry. It involves the placement of silicone or saline implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. Alternatively, Dr. Higdon offers breast augmentation with fat grafting for patients who may want a different approach to their augmentation mammaplasty without implants.  Breast augmentation is often sought by individuals who desire larger breasts, wish to improve breast volume loss due to weight loss or pregnancy, or seek to correct asymmetry between the breasts. The highly customizable procedure allows patients to achieve their ideal breast appearance while maintaining a natural look and feel.

The Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Enhancing your breasts with breast augmentation by Dr. Kye Higdon provides many benefits, depending on your exact goals. Learn about the variety of potential benefits below:

Enhanced Breast Volume

Breast augmentation can increase breast size, providing a fuller and more proportionate appearance to the body.

Improved Breast Shape

This procedure can also enhance the shape of the breasts, addressing issues such as asymmetry or drooping.

Better Clothing Fit

With enhanced breast size and shape, clothing tends to fit better, leaving you feeling more comfortable in swimwear and other attire.

Youthful Appearance

Breast augmentation can restore a youthful contour to the breasts for a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Boosted Confidence

Many patients experience increased self-confidence and body satisfaction after breast augmentation, improving overall well-being and quality of life.

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Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

Breast augmentation may be suitable for individuals seeking to enhance the size or shape of their breasts. Ideal candidates have good overall health and realistic expectations about the procedure's outcome. Women who are dissatisfied with their breast size, experience asymmetry between their breasts, or have lost breast volume due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging may benefit from breast augmentation.

 If you're interested in breast augmentation in the Nashville, Brentwood, or Cool Springs, TN area, please schedule a consultation at Higdon Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Higdon takes the time to understand your unique goals, concerns, and medical history. He thoroughly examines and discusses your options, including implant type, size, and placement, to develop a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your aesthetic goals.

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Should I Choose Saline or Silicone Implants (or Fat Grafting)?

When considering breast augmentation with implants, you have the option to choose between saline and silicone implants, each with its own set of characteristics and benefits.

  • Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that closely mimics the look and feel of natural breast tissue. Many patients appreciate silicone implants' softer, more natural feel, which can provide a more aesthetically pleasing result, particularly in thinner individuals or those with less breast tissue. Silicone implants are also less prone to rippling or wrinkling than saline implants, and have a very high rate of patient satisfaction. 
  • Saline implants are a silicone shell that is filled with a sterile saline solution, offering a firm yet natural feel to the touch. One advantage of saline implants is that in the rare event of a rupture or leak, the saline solution is harmlessly absorbed by the body. Additionally, saline implants typically require a smaller incision for insertion, resulting in potentially smaller scars.

Ultimately, the choice between saline and silicone implants depends on individual preferences, body type, and desired outcomes. In addition to saline and silicone implants, patients undergoing breast augmentation may also have the option to consider fat grafting as an alternative.

  • Fat grafting involves harvesting fat from one body area, typically through liposuction, and transferring it to the breasts to enhance volume and shape. This technique offers the advantage of augmenting breast volume using natural tissue from the patient's body, resulting in a natural look and feel.

During your consultation with Dr. Higdon, he will discuss the benefits and considerations of fat grafting, along with saline and silicone implants, to help you determine the best option for achieving your desired aesthetic outcome.

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What to Expect: The Breast Augmentation Procedure

During a breast augmentation procedure with Dr. Kye Higdon, you will undergo general anesthesia for comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Higdon will make an incision, usually in the inframammary fold or around the areola, depending on your anatomy and desired outcome. This incision allows Dr. Higdon to create a pocket either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. The breast implants, selected based on the patient's preferences and Dr. Higdon's recommendations, are then carefully inserted into the pocket. Dr. Higdon uses implant insertion devices to take the implants from the manufacturer’s sterile packaging and place them with no-touch technique into the breast pocket, improving safety and outcomes for his patients. Once the implants are properly positioned to achieve the desired size and shape, the incisions are meticulously closed with sutures.  In cases where breast augmentation with fat grafting is chosen, Dr. Higdon harvests fat from one area of the body using tiny incisions with liposuction, and carefully purifies and injects the fat into the breasts via tiny incisions to enhance volume and shape. This technique offers the advantage of using natural tissue from the patient's body, resulting in a natural look and feel without the need for implants. The entire procedure typically takes about one to two hours, though this may vary based on individual factors. Dr. Higdon employs advanced surgical techniques and the latest medical technology to ensure precise placement and aesthetic results that meet your desires, effectively boosting your confidence.

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Breast Augmentation Recovery

Following breast augmentation surgery, you can expect a period of downtime and recovery before fully resuming normal activities. Initially, there may be some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the breasts, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and wearing a supportive surgical bra. Dr. Higdon uses advanced prescribing methods that he helped develop, with a multi-modal analgesia approach that minimizes the need for narcotic prescriptions for his patients after surgery.  It's imperative to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a few weeks to allow proper healing. Patients typically return to light activities within a week or two, but strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks longer. The final results of your breast augmentation may take several weeks to months to fully manifest as swelling subsides and the implants settle into their natural position. Regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Higdon at Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, TN, are essential to monitor healing progress, address concerns, and ensure optimal outcomes. Our dedicated team is available to provide support and guidance throughout the recovery process, so feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns as you heal.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we understand the insecurities women may have regarding their breasts’ size and shape. Dr. Higdon's expertise in breast augmentation, backed by years of experience and thousands of breast implant and fat grafting procedures performed, offers you the opportunity to achieve your desired breast appearance with confidence and peace of mind. Our commitment to patient care extends beyond the operating room, as evidenced by Dr. Higdon's personalized approach to consultations and follow-up care. With the support from our dedicated team, you can rest assured that your journey to enhanced confidence and empowered femininity is in expert hands. Embark on the path to achieving your desired breast aesthetics by arranging a consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery. Our services cater to patients in Franklin and Nashville, as well as those in the dynamic areas of Cool Springs and Brentwood, providing exceptional options for breast enhancement.

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