Planning Your Customized Treatment
You will first attend a consultation with Dr. Hardy in order to plan your procedure and discuss your goals. At this time, he will also provide an in-depth evaluation to determine the treatment options that best suit your needs. This is a valuable opportunity to work together to establish a treatment plan by making informed decisions with the aid of Dr. Hardy's many years of experience.
Based on the information gathered during your examination, he can help you decide where the incisions should be made for your procedure as each option has its own advantages and disadvantages. Positioning will typically depend on your breast tissue and skin and will also be discussed at this time. He may recommend that you combine your augmentation with a lift if you have concerns about sagging.
With a keen eye for detail and aesthetics, Dr. Hardy can help you plan your breast augmentation for outstanding results.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast enhancement surgery is typically fairly straightforward, especially when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Hardy. The procedure will last about one to two hours during which you will be provided with anesthesia. To begin, he will make precise, inconspicuous incisions underneath the breast, along the areola, or in the armpit based on your preference. The implant will then be inserted and positioned before the incisions are closed and compression bandages are placed.
Breast implants do not last forever. You can expect that your implants will require eventual replacement. Although these devices are designed for excellent durability, there is a risk of rupture. Patients can also develop capsular contracture, a condition in which scar tissue tightens around the implant, distorting its shape. In other cases, implants may no longer provide a flattering effect as the body ages. There is an art to removing and replacing breast implants, and Dr. Hardy can perform this procedure in a way that meets your goals and provides beautiful results.
A Skilled Breast Surgeon
Breast surgery can have a significant impact on your appearance, and as such, it is vital that you choose a skilled, reputable doctor. As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Hardy is dedicated to the highest surgical standards and strives to provide patients satisfying results.
Tips for a Successful Recovery
As a valued patient of Dr. Hardy’s, you will receive a personalized treatment plan for your unique recovery explaining what you can expect in the days following your breast augmentation surgery. Recovery response differs based on the type of procedure, your body’s pain tolerance, and the implant’s type, size, and placement. Outlined below are a few generalized expectations and tips for success during the healing process.