Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular procedures available at Aesthetic Day Surgery. Dr. Darrell Perkins can help you achieve a fuller, perkier, more contoured bust line while enhancing the aesthetic of your breasts using cohesive gel implants. No matter what look you are trying to achieve, your breasts will feel natural and you will feel more confident.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular operations we do, of course. I think many of the decisions we have to make for the breast patient now are becoming more simple. Cohesive gel prosthesis is really state of the art. They’re a silicone prosthesis that is soft like a silicone prosthesis, but the silicone is being changed, so it’s rather being it runny like a honey, it’s actually a jelly. So, even if there was some damage to the prosthesis, the gel doesn’t go anywhere. It stays in a mass. It has very practical significance in that it’s been specifically designed, so the silicone or the capsule does rupture, the silica won’t leak into the breast. All the disasters you previously saw with silicone prosthesis were basically related to the silicone leaking out into the breast tissue and causing problems, but these prosthesis have been specifically designed to prevent that disastrous complication. I don’t think there is any real choice now. I think the choice is so plain that they are such a better product than saline prosthesis and the old liquid silicone prosthesis that that decision making is very simple. We have two broad categories of patients who come to breast augmentation. We have those who have never, ever had breasts and would like some, and we have those who used to have breasts and would like to go back to their former glory. Within their groups though, we cover a whole spectrum of ladies trying to achieve different things. We have ladies that come in who would like to just have some breasts and would like to feel like they’re filling their bra cup for a reason. We have ladies who would like to be very natural. We have ladies who would like to be a bit more out there make a statement. We have ladies who come in and really want to be out there and have their breasts be a feature of their body and their psyche, in some respects. Breast size is a fashion decision. It’s got nothing to do with right or wrong. Sometimes physical characteristics of the patient will dictate what we can actually do, but the patient has to convey what they are trying to achieve. We also have aids such as looking over a very large album of pre and post operative photographs that patients can go through and tell me what they like and what they don’t like. All those patients, of course, may be trying to achieve different things. We also have a very good sizing set where patients can try on breast sizes. We have bras for them. They can bring their own clothing. They can try those on with their own clothes and really get a feel for what we’re doing. Most patients, after we have a discussion, get off the concept of we’re trying to go for a bra cup size. What we’re trying to go for is a look. I don’t care what’s written on the patients bra cup, as long as they look in the mirror and feel good about themselves that they can wear the type of clothes and swimmers they would like to wear and feel good about themselves. That’s our end point, and that’s the result we’re trying to get.