Every year hundreds of women choose to improve their figures and self-images with breast augmentation in Kansas City.
Trusted and highly respected for his experience and artistic skill, Jeffrey Colyer M.D. is a leading plastic surgeon in Kansas City for breast augmentation and breast lift surgery.
Breast Augmentation Kansas City
Women who choose to have breast augmentation surgery do so to improve their self-image. Some feel dissatisfied because their breasts never developed to a size that meets their expectations. Others want to bring balance to a breast that is somewhat smaller than the other.Often, women want the procedure to restore their natural breast volume, which may have decreased as a result of pregnancy, weight loss or aging.
Am I A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
Any one of the following feelings or conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation:
- you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
- weight loss has changed the size and shape of your breasts
- after having children, your breasts have become smaller and have lost their firmness
- dresses that fit well around your hips are often too large at the bustline
- one of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other
- you feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting top
In addition, there are several musts for anyone considering breast augmentation -- if you are a young woman, your breast development must be complete - you must be emotionally mature and fully understand your own motivations for wanting the procedure (the best reason is to feel better about yourself) - you must have realistic expectations, knowing that the procedure can bring improvement, but not perfection.
At the initial consultation it is important to discuss what exactly you are wanting in regards to nipple position and breast size. I will examine your breast to assess the tone of your skin, areolar size, and quality of your breast tissue. If you are 35 years old or older you should have had a recent mammogram prior to surgery.
The surgery is performed under a general anesthetic and usually takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Most patients elect to have a small incision at the edge of their areola but axillary (armpit) and lower border of the breast incisions are options. If the axillary incision is chosen I use an endoscope so that an accurate pocket for the implant can be created. I place most implants beneath the pectoralis muscle, however just beneath the breast tissue is a good option for some patients. Beneath the muscle gives more coverage and support in small-breasted women. I also give patients the option between round and anatomical "tear drop" implants.
Day of Surgery
After you surgery you will spend 1-2 hours in the recovery room and then discharged home. You will be given prescriptions to get filled. You will need someone to drive you home. Sleep with several pillows behind you to keep your head and chest elevated. There will be a mildly compressive wrap over the breast area to help reduce swelling. Ice packs may be used during the first 24 hours if you wish. You will need someone to pamper you this first day, as you will be very sore.
Day 1 (After Surgery)
You may take the wrap and all dressings off your chest and shower. No dressings need to be put back on. You may go braless, wear a sports bra, or replace the wrap; whichever is most comfortable. Do not wear an underwire or pushup bra. Do as little as possible around your house. Lift nothing over 5 pounds. Do not bend over to pick things up.
Days 2 - 7 (After Surgery)
You will slowly feel better with discomfort gradually improving. The breasts will be swollen and usually are more full in the upper part of the breast. You may gradually increase your activity, but still no bending over and lifting over 5 pounds. You will be asked to come to the office 4-7 days after your surgery for suture removal. Do not drive as long as you are taking pain pills.
After 1st Week
Pain and swelling continue to improve. Some people feel up to working, doing light activities only, after the 1st week. Gentle massage on the breasts in a downward direction may be started. Gentle sexual activity may be resumed. Most swelling is gone after 3-4 weeks. The fullness in the upper portion of the breast gradually decreases starting at about 3 weeks and may take up to 6 months or longer to reach your final result. You will be asked to come back to the office about 2 weeks after suture removal for a follow-up visit.
After 1st Month
You may resume most activities but still no heavy lifting. Mild exercise programs may be resumed. You will be asked to come back to the office for another follow-up visit about 7-8 weeks from the date of your surgery.
After 2nd Month
No restrictions. Continue massage in a downward direction. You will be asked to return to the office for follow-up visits at about 6 months from the day of surgery and yearly thereafter.
Breast augmentation surgery is typically performed on an out-patient basis and general anesthesia is used. As your Kansas City plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Colyer strives to make your plastic surgery experience one of success and total satisfaction.
Many women who have experienced pregnancy and would like to improve their body contour with breast implants can achieve optimal results with complementary procedures, such as breast lift surgery ("mastopexy"), liposuction and/or tummy tuck surgery ("abdominoplasty").
Dr. Colyer will determine the most appropriate breast surgery choices after discussing your options during an initial consultation. To see examples of his breast augmentation patients, you may request to see breast augmentation before and after photos during your visit.
Featured in People magazine for his humanitarian efforts throughout the world, Dr. Colyer uses his medical skills and knowledge to help save lives and relieve suffering as a volunteer for the International Medical Corps. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Women who choose Dr. Colyer for their breast augmentation procedure can anticipate highly specialized personal service in a private, relaxed setting.
Come See Us Today
If you are considering a breast augmentation in the Kansas City area, please contact our office. We can dramatically improve both your figure and self-image, giving you the figure you've been waiting for!
Call Dr. Colyer at (913) 338-5600 or visit our contact page to schedule a free consultation today.