The Beauty of Breast Augmentation!

By Dr. Marshall T. Partington on January 29, 2024 in Breast Augmentation

Are you ready to enhance your natural beauty? Breast augmentation is a remarkable surgical procedure that can elevate your confidence and self-esteem by enhancing the shape and size of your breasts. Countless women choose this breast surgery for a wide range of personal reasons, and the results are often met with immense satisfaction.

Our breast augmentation procedure is not only effective but also customizable to your preferences. We offer a variety of implant styles, ensuring you achieve the exact look and feel you desire.

During your one-hour consultation, we will delve into your expectations, address any concerns, and thoroughly discuss the potential risks of breast augmentation surgery. Let us help you embark on a journey to a more confident and beautiful you!

The Breast Augmentation Procedure

Surgical Excellence at Bel Red Ambulatory Surgery Center, Bellevue, Washington

At our beautiful new location in Bellevue, Washington, we are thrilled to perform all surgeries at the esteemed Bel Red Ambulatory Surgery Center. As a state-of-the-art facility, we ensure the utmost safety, comfort, and care for every patient.

Our surgical procedures are typically categorized as “outpatient surgeries,” meaning you can return home on the same day. For most cases, we prioritize your well-being by using general anesthesia, ensuring you are comfortably asleep and thoroughly monitored throughout the procedure.

Under the expert hands of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Partington, your surgery will be executed according to the meticulously tailored plan discussed during your consultation. Breast augmentation surgery typically takes approximately 2 hours to artfully complete.

Following your procedure, you will be closely monitored for a brief period before being released to return home with the caregiver you have chosen to follow our carefully crafted post-operative protocol.

What is the 24-Hour Rapid-Recovery Breast Augmentation?

Rapid-Recovery surgery is a meticulously designed protocol, tailored to significantly reduce your post-operative downtime following all of our surgical procedures. This innovative approach incorporates several key elements, including minimizing tissue trauma to surrounding tissues to limit swelling, the strategic use of specialized nerve blockers to alleviate pain, and maintaining a surgical environment with reduced exposure to external contaminants.

The outcome is a remarkably accelerated recovery period, with early return to function in as short as just 24 hours, with a set of additional aftercare steps to follow in the days that ensue. The roots of this Rapid-Recovery technique can be traced back to the realms of sports medicine and physical therapy, where the primary objective was to expedite the return of athletes to their respective sports following injuries. Dr. Partington, who actively volunteers for numerous sporting events in the region, has adapted and applied these techniques to a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, ensuring that you experience a swift and effective recovery, whether it’s for a 24-hour Rapid-Recovery breast augmentation or any other procedure of your choice.

Comparing Subglandular vs. Submuscular Breast Augmentation

24-Hour Rapid-Recovery Subglandular (Over the Muscle)

  • The implant is placed above the pectoralis major muscle and under the breast gland (where the natural breast lives!)
  • More natural shape and cleavage
  • Minimal pain (no narcotics)
  • 24/7 Rapid Recovery
  • Immediately natural result
  • No cutting or disruption of the pectoralis muscles
  • Artistic control of shape and cleavage
  • Lifts minor to moderate sagging of breasts without the need for mastopexy scarring  (often avoids mastopexy)
  • No distortion of the breast with muscle movement
  • It continues to look natural with time
  • Approximately 8% capsular contracture rate at 5 years (covered by Sientra warranty)

Submuscular (Under the Muscle)

  • The implant is placed under the pectoralis major muscle
  • More painful, due to muscle cramping (need narcotics and muscle relaxers)
  • Downtime is days to weeks
  • Implants “ride high” before they eventually drop
  • Cutting of the pectoralis muscle and stretching off of ribs
  • Cleavage is limited to the anatomy of muscle (“refund gap”)
  • Moderate sagging of the breasts often requires breast lifts (mastopexy)
  • Breasts “twerk” and have unnatural distortion with muscle flexion (animation deformity)
  • With time, “waterfall” or “snoopy” deformity can happen
  • Approximately 4% capsular contracture at 5 years

24-Hour Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation in Bellevue, WA

In comparison, both surgeries offer their list of pros and cons, and the right operation for one individual may not be for another. However, many patients opt for the sub-glandular implant approach for outstanding results with little recovery time and minimized pain. This technique is the best for maintaining the longevity of your results, moving with your muscle rather than against it for advanced shape years later.

Patients who seek to get the most out of their breast augmentation with the least pain possible can trust Partington Plastic Surgery. Dr. Partington offers a state-of-the-art 24-hour rapid recovery breast augmentation that utilizes the sub-glandular approach for fast-acting results and long-lasting shape. To get started on your 24-hour rapid recovery breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with our expert staff online.

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