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Breast Enhancement in Charleston, SC

Body image and self-confidence can be deeply impacted by the appearance of the chest. For some, a small bust is disheartening, while others struggle with unevenness or even pain created by breasts too large for their frame. Breast enhancement encompasses numerous procedures which shape and correct the breasts, creating the physique you’ve always wanted. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse offers breast enhancement for patients who live in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.

What Is Breast Enhancement?

At Port City Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SC, we offer breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lifts to help you achieve the look you desire. These procedures encompass what we refer to as breast enhancement. Breast enhancement with plastic surgery can help you feel better about the size and shape of your breasts. We also perform post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and can coordinate with your mastectomy surgeon to help you get satisfying results that are best for your health as well.

If you wish, you can discuss your breast surgery options in person with breast surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse. Please schedule a consultation at Port City Plastic Surgery in Charleston, South Carolina, today.

Benefits of Breast Enhancement

Breast enhancement surgeries give good results and have very high satisfaction rates. About 99 percent of women say they would have the procedure again. Whether you desire very natural-looking breast implants or a more attention-getting silhouette, we can help you achieve the look you desire.

Breast enhancement can:

  • Increase, decrease, or restore breast volume
  • Correct nipple position
  • Enhance overall breast appearance
  • Correct lopsided breasts and restore balance
  • Lift breasts which sag
  • Erase pain resulting from excessive breast volume
  • Improve one’s self-esteem, body image, and confidence

Breast Enhancement Procedures We Offer:

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Breast Enhancement?

If you are in good health and want to change the appearance, shape, and size of your breasts or chest’s physique, you may be an ideal candidate for a breast enhancement procedure. If you’re a woman who has lost volume due to age, pregnancy, or weight loss, breast enhancement may be appropriate for you.

 

What Do I Need To Do Before Breast Enhancement?

Prior to a breast enhancement procedure, you will meet with Dr. Widenhouse for a personal, private consultation. Through a physical evaluation and consideration of your health history, Dr. Widenhouse will inform you which breast enhancement procedure is best suited to produce the results you desire, whether it be a breast augmentation with implants, a breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, or gynecomastia.

What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Breast Enhancement?

Breast enhancement encompasses procedures such as breast augmentation with breast implants, breast lifts, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and gynecomastia. Each have differing requirements when performing the procedure, which are discussed in detail on our website. You will be under IV sedation during the procedure. After you are released, you will need someone to drive you home.

How Long Does It Take To Perform Breast Enhancement?

A breast enhancement procedure typically lasts two to three hours. If you are having additional plastic surgery procedures performed on the same day, the entire procedure will last longer. Following surgery, you will be taken out of IV sedation and will recover in our facility, which may take another hour or more.

What To Expect After Breast Enhancement?

Following a breast enhancement surgery, there will be a period of recovery which will last a few weeks or more, depending on the specific procedure you’ve undergone. Dr. Widenhouse may fit you with a supportive garment to wear during recovery to facilitate healing. You’ll be given instructions to follow during recovery, and may be prescribed medication to ease pain post-operatively. Follow-up appointments will be set so Dr. Widenhouse can check incisions, remove drains (if applicable), and monitor the progress of your healing.

Will I Have Scars After Getting A Breast Enhancement?

You will have scars following a breast enhancement procedure. Incisions are strategically placed, and delicate suturing techniques are used to close them. These elements work to minimize the appearance of breast enhancement scars, so as not to detract from the contours and appearance of your breasts and chest.

When Will I See The Results?

Patients generally experience swelling following a breast enhancement surgery, which can distort appearance temporarily. Over the weeks following your surgery, the swelling will resolve, and you’ll be able to visualize the true results of the procedure.

What Are Possible Complications Of Breast Enhancement?

Breast enhancement surgeries could result in possible complications, which may include:

  • Difficulty breastfeeding
  • Asymmetry
  • Pain
  • Breast and nipple numbness
  • Capsular contracture
  • Ruptured implant
  • Hematoma and bruising
  • Skin rash
  • Breast tissue atrophy
  • Dissatisfaction with results

How Long Will The Results Of A Breast Enhancement Last?

The longevity of breast enhancement results depends on the type of procedure undergone. Procedures designed to reduce volumes, such as gynecomastia and breast reduction, typically offer life-long results. Breast augmentation and breast reconstruction using breast implants require replacement usually due to rupture or other complications. Results can be extended by maintaining a healthy diet and body weight and caring for the skin. The results of breast enhancement can be affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and other factors.

How Much Does Breast Enhancement Cost in Charleston?

The cost of breast enhancement in Charleston, SC, depends on the specific breast enhancement procedure you’ll undergo, and other factors. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, check, or major credit card. To assist you in covering costs associated with your breast enhancement surgery, financing options are available.

Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and the surrounding communities in South Carolina. Contact Port City Plastic Surgery today!