Breast Augmentation

Many women want to feel more confident in the size of their breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Wright performs breast augmentation with implants in Little Rock, AR, to increase volume and create the curves many women associate with femininity and attractiveness. The reasons for choosing breast augmentation vary with our patients from Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Conway, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, and other nearby cities. Many want to restore lost volume after pregnancy; some seek a size that feels in better proportion with their body; others simply want to feel more confident when wearing a tank top or swimsuit.

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Who is an ideal breast augmentation candidate?

Ideal candidates are women who are in good health and want to make one or both breasts larger.

  • Have realistic expectations about their results.
  • Do not smoke or are willing to stop before and after surgery.
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding and do not intend to become pregnant in the near future.
  • Are prepared to spend time taking it easy during recovery.

How much does breast augmentation cost in Little Rock, AR?

The cost for breast augmentation varies with the specifics of your procedure, including surgical technique and choice of implants. Dr. Wright will discuss all your options during the consultation process and then provide you with a personalized quote.

What is natural breast augmentation?

The newest advancements in surgical techniques now allow for a natural breast augmentation utilizing fat grafting techniques. Following liposuction, a patient’s own fat cells can be transferred to the breasts. This procedure is increasing in demand at Dr. Wright’s practice for patients who wish to avoid implants or for patients who have had their breast implants removed. Breast augmentation with fat grafting can be performed at the time of breast implant removal or, more commonly, several months after the breasts have healed. Learn more in this blog post.

How is fat grafting breast augmentation performed?

For fat grafting augmentation, Dr. Wright will perform liposuction on various areas of the body to obtain the fat cells needed for transfer. After a process to clean and concentrate the healthy fat cells, the transfer will then occur to the breasts. Though specific techniques are performed to maximize the fat grafting volume retention, it will take several weeks for the final result to appear.

What are the benefits of breast augmentation?

Fat grafting or breast implants add breast volume, correct asymmetry, or make the breasts appear more proportional to the rest of the body. Women who would like to enhance other areas as well include breast augmentation in a combination procedure called a mommy makeover.

Patients from Little Rock, AR, and beyond choose board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Wright for his experience in breast enhancement. With years of exceptional training and surgical expertise, Dr. Wright helps women achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. 

What is a breast augmentation revision?

Revision surgery is performed after the initial breast augmentation surgery for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Correcting a complication such as capsular contracture
  • Improving unsatisfactory results
  • Exchanging breast implants for a different type or size
  • Removing breast implants without replacing them, called explant surgery

Dr. Wright believes it’s important for patients to feel comfortable and confident after breast enhancement surgery. He supports patients in whatever decision they make and has the experience needed to provide optimal results with revision surgery.

Can breast implants help with sagging?

Breast augmentation can slightly elevate breasts with minimal sagging, but most women with sagging breasts are better suited for a breast lift, either with or without breast augmentation.

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About Dr. Wright

An Arkansas native, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Wright has spent over a decade helping Little Rock women and men look and feel their best with both reconstructive and plastic surgery options.

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Can it be combined with other procedures?

Yes. Many women make the most of their recovery by combining breast augmentation with other procedures. Popular choices include:

Combining breast augmentation with liposuction and a tummy tuck is often called a mommy makeover because many women choose this combination of procedures to address the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

How can I see what my results might look like before the procedure?

Wright Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the state-of-the-art Vectra® 3D imaging system for breast augmentation procedures. With this advanced technology, we can provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your potential results.

With the Vectra 3D system, we capture a three-dimensional image of you before surgery to create simulations of how you could look after the procedure. This enables you to explore different surgical options and select the ones that align with your aesthetic goals. With Vectra 3D, you can have confidence in the outcome of your breast augmentation journey. 

How is breast augmentation performed? 

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Wright first creates a “pocket” for each implant through an inframammary incision, which is hidden in the breast crease. This incision allows for direct access to the breast pocket and is well-concealed in a swimsuit or bra.

The pocket is placed either directly behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or underneath the chest muscle (submuscular). Subglandular placement offers a quicker, more comfortable recovery, but submuscular placement provides better coverage of the implant and more natural-looking results.

Following completion of the procedure, the incisions are closed with sutures and surgical tape. The surgery takes around 1 to 3 hours to complete. Patients need to have a friend or loved one drive them home after treatment.

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What are my breast implant options? 

Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure that can be adjusted to each patient’s needs. One of the key components of achieving flattering, natural-looking results is choosing the right breast implants. There are several factors to consider when choosing, including: 

  • Size: Choosing the size of your implants is one of the most exciting parts of breast augmentation. Our team will take your measurements and help you choose an implant size that works well with your frame.  
  • Filler Material: Implants are filled with either saline (saltwater) or silicone gel. While each type has its own unique benefits, most patients today choose silicone because it creates a more natural look and feel. 
  • Profile: Also known as “projection,” the profile of your implant describes how far it protrudes from your chest. High-profile implants are more dramatic and noticeable, while low-profile implants are more natural-looking and subtle.  

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What is breast augmentation recovery like? 

Breast augmentation recovery depends on several factors. Implant placement, implant size, and incision location can all affect the healing process. If fat grafting is performed, you may need to wear compression garments to minimize swelling during the postoperative period on areas where liposuction was used to harvest fat. Overall, most patients experience minor soreness and swelling following surgery. Learn more in this blog post.

A follow-up appointment with Dr. Wright will be scheduled for around 1 week after surgery for Little Rock and surrounding area patients. Out-of-town patients can travel home within 3 days of the procedure.

How long should I take off work after breast augmentation?

The majority of women can return to work within a week of surgery. More intensive movements, such as reaching, lifting, or high-impact exercise, should be postponed for 4 to 6 weeks.

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Can I breastfeed if I get a breast augmentation?

Breast implants do not compromise the safety of breastfeeding. As with women who don’t have implants, many can successfully breastfeed, and some cannot. Let Dr. Wright know if you think you might want to breastfeed in the future, and he will take special care to avoid the milk glands during the surgery.

Is the surgery painful?

Pain is usually mild to moderate after breast augmentation, depending on implant placement and individual tolerance. Prescription medication is enough to keep most patients comfortable for the first 5 to 7 days when discomfort is most intense.

How long does it take for breast implants to settle?

Initially, the breasts are high on the chest and tight for about 3 months until swelling diminishes and tissues relax, allowing the implants to “drop and fluff.”

How long do breast implants last?

Breast implants do not have specific expiration dates, although they are not designed to last a lifetime. Today’s implants last at least 10 years.

Will I have a noticeable scar?

Dr. Wright places the incisions along the breast crease where the breasts and clothing cover the resulting scars. The incisions usually heal to a thin, faint scar within about a year.

Request Your Consultation 

Women travel from across the state of Arkansas and beyond to have Dr. Wright perform their breast augmentation procedure. If you would like to learn more about breast enhancement treatments, request a consultation with our online form. You can also call our Little Rock, AR, practice at (501) 575-0088

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