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Breast Augmentation

If you are a woman who desires fuller, more youthful and attractive breasts, you may be a candidate for aesthetic breast enhancement. During your consultation, Dr. Gerstle will provide you with information about breast implants for you to review. Depending on your age and physical characteristics, you may also require a breast “lift” or mastopexy along with the implant. Dr. Theo Gerstle will listen to you and discuss the options available to address your needs. This way you can both design the best surgical plan for you.

To find out more about Breast Augmentation at Lexington Plastic Surgery, PLLC, request a consultation or call (859) 279-2111.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

  • More youthful shape

  • Larger, fuller breast

  • Enhanced cleavage

  • Improved proportion with the rest of your body

  • Improved fullness and firmness after pregnancy, breastfeeding and even weight loss

What to expect

Dr. Gerstle and you will discuss your needs during the initial consultation. Most patients are seen again just prior to their surgery to review the plan and implant choice. He performs the operation in about two hours, during which time you will be under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery center. Dr. Gerstle utilizes both The Kentucky Surgery Center and the Lexington Surgery Center. The incisions are usually placed under the breast, around the nipple/areola area, or in the axilla (armpit). Patients go home after the a short stay in the surgery center’s recovery room.   Plan to take about a week off of work. Patients are permitted to undergo light exercise after about 2 weeks. The implants and the body take a bit of time to settle in during the healing process, during which the final results can be accurately judged at about 3-6 months after the surgery. Dr. Gerstle will schedule a follow up appointment with you, but he is always readily available to his patients by phone and email.

FAQ about Breast Augmentation

Will I be able to breastfeed after a breast augmentation?

In most cases, women who undergo breast augmentation with implants will still be able to produce milk and breastfeed. Since breastfeeding is so important to the health of a baby, we want to know if this is a possibility in your future so that we can discuss it in more depth as it can help to decide where to place your incision.

Will I be able to have mammograms after a breast enhancement procedure?

You will still be able to undergo mammography with breast implants. It is important to continue with the scheduled exams according to your age. When undergoing these exams, please remember to tell the technician that you have implants, so that they can modify the exam accordingly.

Will I look natural?

Depending on your desired implant size and your anatomic proportions, people will likely notice a more fuller, youthful, and feminine appearance. Dr. Gerstle prides himself on enhancing the natural you. He personally does not want to make anyone look fake or cartoonish, but simply more beautiful. Breast enhancement surgery is regarded as an art; therefore, Dr. Gerstle’s goal is to work with you to provide the most appealing and natural result. It is important to realize that your body, specifically, the amount of tissue (both fat and breast gland), can limit the size of the implant that can be used. Likewise, height, weight, and the size of your ribcage need to be factored into this decision.

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What our patients are saying…

After I gave birth to two beautiful babies and breastfed them both, I was sad to see that my breasts had lost all tissue they once had. To make matters worse, what little was left was sagging badly. I wanted to get my figure back so that I could be proud to wear a swimsuit again. Dr. Gerstle was wonderful about listening to my concerns about not wanting to look ‘fake’ and he gave me a natural, womanly figure back with implants and a breast lift. He did a great job and I recommend him and his amazing staff to anyone interested in plastic surgery.

– KD