Portland Breast Augmenation – Vancouver, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin
Dr. Ronald DeMars
As a highly regarded breast augmentation surgeon in Portland, Dr. DeMars has helped many women seeking breast implants achieve fuller, perkier bustlines. His surgical talent and reputation for consistently delivering outstanding breast enhancement results attract patients not only from the greater Portland area, but also from Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Gresham, Eugene, Vancouver and even Seattle. In the paragraphs below Dr. DeMars explains his treatment philosophy and describes women who might be candidates for breast augmentation in Portland.
Breast Augmentation: Is It for You?
If you often wish that your breasts were larger, fuller or shapelier, breast augmentation surgery may be the right choice for you. Breast augmentation (also called augmentation mammaplasty) is a cosmetic procedure that uses implants to enlarge and shape the breasts. Your new look will bring you greater freedom with fashion, and it can also give a great boost to your self-image.
In fact, many Portland and Vancouver breast augmentation patients are women who desire to improve their self-image. Some feel dissatisfied because their breasts never developed to a size that meets their expectations. Others want to bring balance to a breast that is somewhat smaller than the other. Often, women seek breast implants in Portland to restore their natural breast volume, which may have decreased as a result of pregnancy, weight loss or aging. Some women simply wish to fit well in dresses or fill out swimsuit tops.
Breast Augmentation Consultation: What to Expect
During your consultation, Dr. DeMars will listen to your goals for your breast size and appearance, answer questions, and address any concerns you may have. He will then examine and measure your breasts, and discuss with you what can reasonably be accomplished with surgery to achieve your goals. Factors such as sagging breasts are important to take into consideration, as a breast lift may be necessary in addition to the breast augmentation to achieve the best results.
The breast implant type and augmentation technique will also be determined during the consultation. There are many details regarding breast implant type; however, in general terms silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel that mimics the feel of human fat, and can be slightly more expensive. Saline implants are a silicone envelope filled with sterile salt water during the procedure to the desired breast size. Both kinds of implants can be inserted through an incision in the areola (nipple) or under the bottom fold of the breast, and can be implanted under or above the pectoral muscle. Dr. DeMars will carefully explain these details to help you determine which is best suited for you based on your goals.
During this meeting, you will also learn about what to expect the day of the surgery, during your recovery and during the weeks and months afterward. For most patients, recovery time is minimal and women are often able to return to work within a few days, but should not engage in moderate physical activity (such as exercising) for about four weeks.
A patient must meet certain requirements to be considered a good candidate for surgery. This includes being in good health both physically and mentally, and having realistic reasons and expectations for the surgery. Please inform Dr. DeMars of any medical conditions, medications, allergies or family medical histories that may be relevant.
In addition to helping women improve their appearance and self-confidence by performing breast augmentation surgery, Dr. DeMars offers several other breast procedures at his plastic surgery Portland facility, including breast lift, breast reduction and gynecomastia surgery for men.