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This is a premium implant manufactured under the most stringent standards in the United States. Dr. O'Connell has experience with silicone gel implants dating back to the early 1980s but due to safety concerns, silicon implants are no longer used or recommended in our practice.
Saline implants do not require surveillance with bi-yearly MRIs and the Ideal Implant is associated with some of the lowest rupture and capsule contracture rates ever reported. A common procedure that Dr. O'Connell performs is removal of existing silicone gel implants (sometimes with their surrounding scar capsule) and replacement with Ideal, saline-based implants. This can usually be done in the privacy of our nationally accredited office-based surgical facility, at a quite reasonable cost without need for general anesthesia.
Breasts represent femininity and also represent an important part of a woman’s identity.
We believe that it’s not just about size, it’s about contour and shape.
While some women desire beautiful, voluptuous breasts, there isn’t just one magical solution for increasing breast size or improving breast shape. Breast augmentation continues to maintain its place as one of the most popular aesthetic procedures worldwide. According to The Aesthetic Society, breast augmentation was the top surgical procedure of 2018 with 329,914 procedures having been performed.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases the size and often improves the shape of the breast. The procedure can be performed for a variety of reasons including a desire for better symmetry and overall body proportion or to replace lost volume following pregnancy or weight loss.
Westport breast augmentation plastic surgeon, Dr. O’Connell, believes that it’s not just about size—it’s about contour, shape and overall proportion. Today, there are many options in breast augmentation, including type of implant, location of incisions, pocket placement, and even autologous fat grafting—each of these will be thoroughly reviewed and individualized for you during your confidential consultation.
Dr. Joseph O’Connell, Total Aesthetics in Westport, CT
As with all surgical procedures, breast augmentation carries some risks and potential complications, some of which include:
Autologous breast augmentation is another option for enhancing the breast volume. This technique involves the use of liposuction to harvest fat from one area of the body and then followed by the injection of the purified fat into the breast.
Dr. O’Connell utilizes tissue-based planning, which involves careful evaluation and measurement of your breasts and soft tissue. Using the Mentor Volume Sizing System, patients can simulate a wide variety of size options to assist in the decision about implant size.
Breast augmentation can be performed using a general anesthetic or a local anesthetic with intravenous (IV) sedation.
When it comes to breast augmentation Westport women who are mothers are a very common type of patient at Total Aesthetics. Many women have noticed the changes that breastfeeding and childbirth can make to the body, especially to the breasts. Most women will lose breast shape and sometimes breast volume following pregnancy. Breast augmentation (sometimes combined with breast lifting) is an effective way to reverse the effects of pregnancy and restore the volume and youthful shape of your breasts.
Some women have been shortchanged by Mother Nature and are lacking in breast volume or burdened with an unaesthetic breast shape. Breast augmentation is an ideal solution for women who are naturally lacking in breast fullness and would like to create a larger, more defined breast size and a more feminine, attractive shape.
A woman who desires a larger breast size and meets the age requirements set by the FDA (at least age 18 for saline breast implants and at least age 22 for silicone breast implants) may be a good candidate for breast augmentation.
It is important for a prospective patient to be in good general physical and emotional health and to have a thorough understanding of the procedure as well as the alternatives (such as a Vampire Breast Lift). She should have realistic expectations about the aesthetic goals and be knowledgeable and accepting of the associated risks.
Below are a few reasons to consider Breast Augmentation Surgery:
Many women are uncomfortable revealing their breasts due to an unflattering shape or size. After breast augmentation, many women experience a boost in their self-image with an improved confidence in showing their breasts either clothed or revealed.
Not only can breast augmentation transform the overall look of the breasts, it can also create an improved aesthetic proportion for the entire body. Most Westport breast augmentation patients are extremely satisfied with the appearance of their breasts and immediately notice the improvement in their overall physique. Dr. O'Connell believes it is extremely important to view breast augmentation in the context of overall body aesthetics.
Breasts that are too small or disproportionate can make it difficult for a woman to find and fit into certain fashions. Following breast augmentation, women immediately notice how much better clothing such as bikini tops, brassieres, and tank tops fit their body.
The majority of women undergo breast augmentation to increase their breast size and achieve a more feminine and attractive appearance. With a Westport breast augmentation at Total Aesthetics, a woman can expect to achieve larger, perkier, more shapely breasts that are complementary to her individual body type and lifestyle.
Dr. Joseph O’Connell
New York Trained, Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
President, Connecticut Society of Plastic SurgeonsLearn More About Dr. Joseph O’Connell
As an early adapter of breast augmentation Westport plastic surgeon, Dr. O'Connell, has added expertise in breast augmentation with saline-based implants, including the Ideal Implant. With over 35 years of surgical experience, Dr. O'Connell has great expertise in all types of implants and especially with removal of gel implants and replacement with the Ideal, saline-based device. He provides an individualized surgical plan that is personally tailored to your anatomy, aesthetic goals, as well as your unique lifestyle and fitness routines.
We offer the Mentor Volume Sizing System, which utilizes a set of 18 uniquely shaped volume sizers that provide a simulation of 24 different implant volumes, ranging from 150cc to 775cc, to provide better satisfaction and a realistic preview of possible breast size.
With meticulous tissue-based planning, a series of careful measurements are taken to assist in the precise selection of breast implants that complement your body style and size preferences. We know your time is valuable; that’s why we utilize a simple, “fast-track” recovery process to help with your early return to work and activities.
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The breasts may be wrapped in dressings or a support bra to minimize bruising, swelling, and to support the breasts as they heal. As part of his rapid recovery program, Dr. O’Connell commonly recommends that Westport breast augmentation patients resume light activities within 48 hours. Sports activities can be resumed in three to four weeks, and exercises involving the pectoral muscles can usually be resumed in about six weeks. Dr. O’Connell will provide you with specific, individualized instructions on surgical wound care and recovery.
While scarring is normal following breast augmentation Westport specialist, Dr. O’Connell, tries to make incisions as inconspicuous as possible. We will review incision and pocket locations with you during your pre-surgical consultation. Depending upon a patient’s level of healing, scarring will slowly fade and become less noticeable over time.
Dr. O’Connell will review the cost of your procedure during your consultation. We’ll provide you with an all inclusive quote so you won’t have a surprise following your surgery. Beware of quotes that include only the surgeon’s fee – make sure you know exactly what the associated anesthesia and facility costs are up-front.
There will be some minor pain and discomfort, especially in the first 24 to 48 hours. Pain medication can be used to manage any discomfort.
The first step towards a new, beautiful you is to schedule a personal consultation.
Along with providing the highest level of care, no effort is spared to create an environment where each patient is nurtured and cared for as an individual. Use our form to contact Dr. O’Connell with questions about any of our aesthetic or plastic surgery procedures.
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