Breast Implants in Macon, GA
Women who wish for larger breast, often opt for implants to increase volume. The Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua R. Groves has helped women in Macon, Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County and the surrounding area obtain fuller breasts through implants.
What are Breast Implants?
Breast implants refer to devices that consist of a silicone shell that is filled with saline or a liquid silicone gel, and inserted into the chest to increase volume. When placed, the implants provide immediate, long-lasting results, and can help you regain the figure of your youth.
Benefits of Breast Implants
Breast implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, making it easy to create a look that’s right for you. Some women prefer only a moderate boost in volume because they want more subtle results. Others wish to add several cup sizes or have breasts that are more pronounced. The fact that there are so many implant options available makes it possible to choose one that will provide you with the outcome you desire.
Breast implants will not interfere with your ability to breastfeed in the future. You may also have a mammogram after your procedure although different types of x-rays may also be needed to obtain a thorough reading.
Requirements for Breast Implants
To be a good candidate for breast implants, you should not currently be:
- Undergoing treatment for breast cancer
- Pregnant or lactating
- Taking medications that may interfere with anesthesia
Dr. Groves will also review your health history to determine if there are any underlying conditions that may preclude you from having implants. He may also request you stop smoking for up to two weeks prior to your surgery.
Are Breast Implants Right for Me?
The choice to get breast implants is very personal. We invite you to ask questions and review before and after photographs of previous patients to ensure you know what to expect. Breast implants will not drastically alter your chest, but can nonetheless enhance it in a positive way that will allow you to feel more self-confident.
How Involved is a Breast Implant Procedure?
A breast implant procedure requires the following steps:
- Administering local or general anesthesia
- Making an incision in the breast area
- Creating a pocket for the implant to sit in
- Stitching the pocket and breast skin closed
- Monitoring you in a recovery room for signs of complications
The surgical procedure itself will take approximately two hours, but you could expect to remain in our office for at least four hours. In some cases, Dr. Groves may also recommend you spend the night in a hospital.
How Long is the Recovery After Breast Implants?
You can expect a recovery period of around four to six weeks, during which time you must limit your activities. There may also be some tenderness, redness, and swelling present for a week or so afterward. Wearing a special compression bandage and taking anti-inflammatory medication can help you manage your symptoms during the recovery process.
How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?
The type of implants and the exact technique required to place them will determine your cost. These factors cannot be determined until after a consultation, so it is not possible to provide you with a cost beforehand. During your consultation, we will discuss the cost, and go over our payment options to find one that best suits your needs.
Some procedures may be covered by medical insurance. Our staff is experienced in matters pertaining to insurance, and will work with your carrier to get you maximum coverage. In the event a procedure is not covered, we offer financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™Credit. We will be happy to assist in filling out the necessary application, or you may apply on the CareCredit® website prior to your appointment. We work with SunTrust Bank to offer low, fixed interest rate loans to patients with good to excellent credit for all cosmetic procedures, and also accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, and Discover® Card.
If you live in Macon, Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County or surrounding communities and have always wished for larger, more voluptuous breasts, consider breast implants at Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Contact Dr. Groves today for your breast implant consultation.