DR WILLIAM PORTUESE | 1101 MADISON ST #1280 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98104 | (206) 624-6200
Dr William Portuese - Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in Seattle WA

Breast Augmentation Seattle WA – Saline and Silicone Implants

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure for women who want to enhance the size of their breasts. Breast augmentation surgery can be administered by implementing different techniques and methods. Traditionally a breast implant is used to increase size to the breast. The breast implant can be filled with saline (salt water) or silicone gel. Some patients are good candidates for a different type of augmentation/enlargement technique or procedure, where fat is removed from unwanted areas of the body using liposuction surgery and is then transferred to the breast area. A mastopexy or breast lift can also be done in conjunction with breast enhancement surgery.

Healthy women who want to increase their bust size, as well as women who want to restore size that was lost after pregnancy, are candidates for breast enlargement surgery.

During your consultation with Dr. Hayes, a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Seattle and Portland, you’ll have the ability to share your goals. The doctor will discuss the look or appearance that you want to achieve. While at your consultation you’ll have the option to try on breast implants to consider which size suits you. Together with Dr. Austin Hayes, a breast implant is determined that accomplishes your goals as well as compliments your body.

The breast enhancement procedure is conducted under general anesthesia in a state-of-the-art Medicare certified OR (operating room.) You are cared for by board certified qualified physician anesthesiologists from Swedish Hospital’s anesthesia group.

After the breast implant surgery Dr. Austin Hayes stays in close contact with each patient to make sure that he’s available to answer any questions that may arise. Most patients can leave the house the night of the surgery and are well on their way to beginning the recovery process and enjoying their new look.

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Will I need a lift also?
A lift and augmentation are procedures that are commonly combined. An in-person examination is needed to determine whether you’d benefit from adding a lift to an augmentation surgery, but generally woman whose nipple lies below the crease (fold under the breast) will benefit from a lift. The incisions for a  lift vary and can be placed around the areola, from the areola to the crease, and within the breast crease. Greater degrees of sagging (ptosis) require the use of one, or all three, incisions. During your consultation, Dr. Hayes will discuss whether adding a lift to your enlargement surgery would improve the shape of your breasts.

Can enhancement surgery be combined with other procedures?
Enlargement surgery can be combined with a variety of procedures.
Augmentation can be combined with an abdominoplasty,  mastopexy, or liposuction procedures. The combination of enhancement and abdominoplasty is called a ” mommy makeover.”

When can I go back to work?
Pain is minimal and day to day activities can be resumed within 24 hours. Most patients are back to work after 5-7 days.

When can I exercise?
Cardiovascular exercise can be resumed at four weeks. Chest exercises can be resumed at six weeks.

When can I go bra shopping?
Dr. Hayes recommends the patient’s wait two months before buying bras, as your breasts will change shape over several months.

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