Thomas G. Crabtree, MD, FACS | BREAST AUGMENTATION
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BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty) is an excellent option for patients seeking to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of their breasts.  This procedure has helped women feel more confident about their appearance.  Choose breast augmentation to:

 

  • Improve symmetry and repair abnormalities in breast shape/size
  • Increase breast volume
  • Restore the breasts after pregnancy and nursing
  • Improve self confidence

 

In the initial consultation, Dr. Crabtree will use the time to get to know you, learn about your expectations and discuss a plan to achieve your goals.  He will discuss the variables of the surgery:  implant type, volume, and surgical technique.  Prior to surgery you will have a good understanding of the procedure, plan and recovery.

The Keller Funnel

Dr. Crabtree uses the Keller Funnel™ for the implantation of silicone gel breast implants via a no-touch technique.  This technique allows the breast implant to never be handled by the surgeon, nor does the implant ever rub against the skin during insertion.  No matter how sterile the surgeon or operating room is, there is always the small risk for a minute amount of bacteria to get on the shell of the implant, particularly when the implant is inserted in the pocket.  The Keller Funnel™ eliminates this risk and also lessens the risk of capsular contracture.

 

The Keller Funnel™ also allows for shorter incision lengths for placing the implant.  The funnel also facilitates a shorter operating time by making it easier to insert the implant.  Lastly, the funnel lessens the trauma at the incision site.  Since the implants are not being worked in manually through the incision there is less trauma which means less soreness post-opratively.

The Breast Augmentation Procedure:

 

  • Clinic Procedure or Operating Room: Operating Room
  • Hospital Status: Outpatient
  • Length of Surgery: 1-1.5 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia performed under the care of a board certified Anesthesiologist
  • Types of Enhancements: Silicone or Saline Implants, Fat Grafting
  • Post-Operative: A special bra may be worn for up to two weeks to help with swelling and recovery.  Mild soreness, swelling, and bruising are all normal
  • Recovery Time: Return to normal daily routine in one week,  two to three weeks avoiding strenuous activity and several months for scars to fade and normal sensation.
  • Results: The results will be evident immediately but will continue to improve and “settle” over the course of several months.