Dr. Hotchandani has been performing breast augmentation along with other cosmetic surgical procedures since 2006. With vast background in general surgery since late 70’s and cosmetic surgery since 2006, he can provide the results his clients expect with utmost confidence, skills and knowledge.
Breast augmentation is designed to enhance the contour of the body for a woman who would like to modify the size or shape of her breasts. Implants available include Natrelle Saline, Gel and now new Natrelle 410. Procedures are completed using general anesthesia on an outpatient basis at the state of the art Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery facility in Green Bay.
- What to Expect
- How it Works
- Patient Experience
What to Expect with a Breast Augmentation
Results of your breast augmentation will be immediately visible, and there will be continued improvement as swelling resolves over a few weeks. Full healing takes place over a matter of months.
It is important to note that breast augmentation will make the breasts fuller, but cannot fix major physical defects. Asymmetries may improve but will not completely be resolved, and additional procedures may be necessary to correct major asymmetries. Slight differences are normal.
Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgeries Patient Comments
With something that requires so much thought and research, you want to make sure you are making the “right” decision. I have always wanted a breast augmentation but never thought I had the courage to go through with it. Dr. Hotchandani and his staff made me feel comfortable with my decision and it turned out to be one of the best I have ever made!
I went to Dr. Hotchandani to get information on breast augmentation. I got accurate and useful information and decided to have the procedure. I am very happy about the results. I can’t wait for swimsuit season this year. I also had a procedure I had never heard of before called mesotherapy. Dr. Hotchandani injected my chin and cheeks and with only two treatments my profile has changed. I always felt like I had a double chin in pictures. Now I actually like pictures of myself!
I was very nervous about getting any procedures done and have wanted some done for years. The whole staff reassured me and made me fee confident that I was making a great decision. I’m so happy with my results and will last a lifetime. I feel more like a complete confident woman! Thanks!
How Does it Work?
With breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, saline or silicone implants are positioned either above or beneath the pectoralis muscle through an incision that may be placed in an underarm crease (axillary), around the areola (periareolar), or under the breast (inframammary).
At the Hotchandani Laser Vein and Cosmetic Surgery Centers in Greenbay and Appleton, breast augmentation procedures are performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. If you are traveling from out of town, we may provide an overnight stay at a local hotel across from the office.
After a breast surgery, there may be temporary discomfort, more if the implants are placed under the muscle. Ice packs dressing and comfortable support bra are provided for immediate post op care. Swelling and possible bruising are not uncommon. Nipple areola numbness is usually temporary.
Which size implant should I get?
The size and style you choose will be based on a thoughtful discussion between you and Dr. Hotchandani. Your personal preference and safety will be top priority. A number of factors including your current breast status, activity level, and anatomical structures (ie. height, weight, chest, diameter) among other things will be considered. With 3D simulations as additional tool you will have full input into the size and shape of the breast implants selected for a customized approach.
The size and style you choose will be based on a thoughtful discussion with Dr. Hotchandani and your personal preferences. Setting realistic expectations on your new bra size is important. Anatomical considerations like skin laxity and chest diameter among others will help determine a natural fit.
Which scar placement is best in a breast augmentation?
At the Hotchandani Laser Vein and Cosmetic Surgery Centers in Greenbay and Appleton, you have three choices for the surgical entry point for augmentation: transareolar (around the areola), axillary (underarm), or inframammary (beneath the breast). You will have plenty of opportunity to discuss pros and cons for each approach.
Should I have implants placed under (submuscular) or above (subglandular) the pectoralis muscle?
Submuscular placement provides a soft, natural appearing result for those starting with little breast tissue and may allow for more thorough mammograms. Some studies show there is a reduced risk of capsular contracture (hardening of scar tissue surrounding the implant) with submuscular placement. When there is enough original breast tissue and skin has good elasticity, subglandular placement is the most anatomically correct, since that is where breast tissue is naturally located. Today, radiology departments are proficient in performing thorough mammograms even with subglandular implants.
Should I get saline or silicone implants?
There are advantages and disadvantages of each. Dr. Hotchandani will discuss the pros and cons of each. Saline implants can be filled after being inserted into the body, thus providing flexibility on surgical entry point and limiting scar length. Some argue that silicone has a more natural feeling and thus could be most appropriate for patients desiring very large breast augmentations or for patients who are very thin. Silicone implants are pre-filled at the manufacturer and require a slightly longer incision. MRI exams are recommended every three to four years to ensure there are no leaks from silicone implants. If saline implants leak, there is no immediate health hazard. They could be replaced electively. A thoughtful discussion with Dr. Hotchandani will help you choose which type of Breast implant is right for you.
Is breast augmentation surgery painful?
General anesthesia is used, so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Any discomfort post-procedure may be remedied with over-the-counter pain medication or narcotics as recommended or prescribed. Pain is usually more pronounced when submuscular placement is chosen.