Breast Augmentation

All about breast enlargement surgery in Asheville, NC

If you wish for fuller, larger breasts and more feminine curves, you are not alone. More than 300,000 women in the U.S. had breast augmentation in 2015 to help them achieve the breast contour they desire. Along with enhancing breast shape and size, breast augmentation surgery can help balance your proportions for a more flattering figure.

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With more than 20 years of experience performing cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Conway specializes in providing beautiful results while emphasizing natural symmetry and balanced proportions.

Why have breast augmentation?

There are many reasons women choose to have breast augmentation beyond having larger, more shapely breasts. Many have the procedure to help them improve breast symmetry, correct tubular breast deformity, or improve clothing options if a small chest has made it difficult to find clothing that fits properly. Others wish to restore breast volume following pregnancy or weight loss. Following breast augmentation, patients commonly experience a positive shift in self-confidence and greater appreciation for their bodies.

In the end, however, the “why” behind breast augmentation is incredibly personal, and our highest priority is to respect your unique “why” and make sure every step of the way that we are helping you achieve your goals.

Choosing breast implants with confidence

If you have done a little bit of research into breast implants, you have likely noticed that there are literally dozens of options for size, shape, and filling material. On the whole, it is wonderful to have so many choices, because it means that we can find an implant that fits your unique body very well. However, the vast selection can seem overwhelming at first for patients who are new to the experience of choosing breast implants.

The good news is that you are not alone in this process. Dr. Conway will explain to you the most suitable choices based on your body shape, your desired size increase, your lifestyle, and how you imagine looking after breast augmentation.

How much does breast augmentation in Asheville cost?

The cost of breast augmentation varies somewhat for each individual patient, based on the extent of the procedure (i.e., whether or not Dr. Conway is performing a breast lift at the same time), the implants to be placed, and other factors. On average, breast augmentation costs range from $4,000 to $6,000, depending on the type of implants selected. At your consultation, you will be given an all-inclusive fee quote that covers surgical fees, operating room fees, implant costs, and anesthesia costs. We offer several financing options to help you pay for your procedure.

Basics about the breast augmentation procedure

Your surgery will take place in our AAAASF accredited on-site surgical suite. Upon arriving for your surgery, one of Dr. Conway’s nurses will greet you and escort you to the pre-op area to prepare for your procedure. When you are ready, Dr. Conway will check in with you and make final preparations for surgery. He will be happy to answer any last-minute questions you have at this time.

For your breast augmentation, anesthesia is administered by a board certified MD anesthesiologist for your safety. Dr. Conway will place your pre-selected breast implants using the incision site discussed during your consultations. Following surgery, you will rest in our recovery room for another hour or so, until you are ready to go home.

Breast augmentation incisions

Many patients are curious what the scars from breast augmentation will look like. This depends on the incisions that are made during surgery to place your breast implants. The most common incisions are:

  • Inframammary incision, made along the bottom crease of the breast
  • Peri-areolar incision, made around the outer edge of the areola.

Resulting scars from either incision are easily concealed by a bathing suit top, and often fade to where they are barely conspicuous even without clothing. Dr. Conway will explain the incisions best suited for your procedure during your consultation.

Recovering after breast augmentation

Most patients find breast augmentation recovery goes more quickly and smoothly than they expected. The first day or two after surgery, you will be groggy and sore. Dr. Conway will prescribe pain medication to help keep you comfortable.

Within 2 or 3 days, you will be able to resume most non-strenuous daily activities. Driving can be resumed after you are no longer taking prescription medication, and patients with sedentary jobs typically are back to work within 1 week.

Light exercise can be resumed after about 2 weeks, and most patients are back to their normal routines about 4 weeks following surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Conway will go over details of the recovery as they pertain to your lifestyle and situation. Following surgery, he is available 24-7 by phone to answer any questions that you may have.

Contact Dr. Conway for more information

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation, please feel free to give our office a call. Our friendly staff will be happy to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Conway at our comfortable, private Asheville practice.

Call Dr. Conway today for your personal consultation 828.210.9333