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A Comprehensive Guide to Breast Augmentation

With the weather heating up, it’s the perfect time to embrace the summer and feel confident in your skin. Whether you’ve been considering a change or are just curious about your options, Dr. Brian Widenhouse at Port City Plastic Surgery is here to guide you through the process with expertise and personal care. Let’s dive into understanding breast augmentation in greater detail.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that enhances the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. This is typically achieved by placing implants filled with saline or silicone gel or via fat transfer from other body parts.

Breast augmentation is popular among individuals seeking to improve their body image, restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, and achieve a more balanced appearance. It is usually performed under general anesthesia, and the recovery period varies; most patients resume normal activities within a few weeks.

Dr. Brian Widenhouse’s Expert Touch in Charleston

With a focus on personalized care and patient satisfaction, Dr. Brian Widenhouse has years of experience and a reputation for excellence in performing breast augmentations. His state-of-the-art facilities in Charleston, SC 29406, and Daniel Island, SC, ensure a comfortable and professional experience for all his patients.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

  • Enhanced Breast Size and Shape: Augmentation can increase breast size and improve symmetry, enhancing overall body proportions.
  • Improved Body Proportion: It can create a more balanced and proportionate silhouette, especially for individuals with naturally smaller breasts or uneven breast sizes.
  • Boost in Self-Confidence: Many patients report increased self-esteem and improved body image following the procedure.
  • Clothing Fit: Augmentation can expand clothing options and improve how clothes fit, allowing for more flattering choices.
  • Correction of Volume Loss: It can restore breast volume lost due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.
  • Enhanced Breast Projection: Implants can give the breasts a fuller and more youthful appearance.
  • Reconstruction Post-Mastectomy: For breast cancer survivors, augmentation can reconstruct breasts after mastectomy, aiding in psychological recovery.
  • Customization: Patients can choose from various implant types, shapes, and sizes to achieve their desired look.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Breast implants can provide lasting results, depending on individual factors and implant type.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Many individuals experience enhanced quality of life and satisfaction with their appearance post-surgery.

Preparation for Breast Augmentation

A well-prepared patient is a successful patient; from your initial consultation to your post-operative care, Dr. Widenhouse and his dedicated team at Port City Plastic Surgery take extra care to ensure your journey to confidence is seamless and stress-free. For example, during your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your physical goals, and Dr. Widenhouse will work with you to choose the best implant type for your unique body and lifestyle.

It’s also important to discuss your expectations for breast augmentation candidly with Dr. Widenhouse. A clear understanding of your goals and medical condition helps the doctor craft the best surgical plan for you.

Preparing for a procedure also means taking care of your body. In the weeks leading up to your surgery, it’s recommended that you quit smoking, limit alcohol, and maintain a healthy diet and daily exercise regime.

Where to Place Your Trust

Deciding to have a breast augmentation requires careful consideration. Having an experienced professional like Dr. Brian Widenhouse guide you through the process is essential. After all, feeling summer-ready is the best journey with a trusted professional. This summer, schedule a consultation and trust us to ensure an optimal transformation.


2683 Lake Park Drive
Charleston, SC 29406


125 River Landing Drive
Suite 101
Daniel Island, SC 29492