Breast augmentation enlarges the breasts through the placement of implants, creating a fuller, more voluptuous figure. Depending on a patient’s individual needs and goals, Dr. Voge can combine breast augmentation with a lift procedure to give the breasts a higher, more youthful position on the chest.
Women consider breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Many of Dr. Voge’s Wichita patients have naturally smaller breasts, and they want a larger size that will allow them to look the way they want in whatever clothes they want to wear. Other women decide to have surgery to restore volume they have lost following pregnancy. Whichever case describes your goals, Dr. Voge can help you achieve your ideal outcome.
Why Patients Choose Dr. Voge for Breast Augmentation
When selecting a surgeon to perform your breast augmentation, the doctor’s experience and expertise are paramount. Dr. Voge is a board-certified specialist in plastic surgery and is highly trained in the full range of breast procedures, including breast augmentation, lift, reduction, and reconstruction.
Beyond the surgical skill Dr. Voge offers patients, women in Wichita choose her for the way that she provides care. The treatment she gives is personal, individual, and attentive, and patients always have the time and information that they need to make decisions about their treatment with confidence. As a female surgeon, patients appreciate the mindset Dr. Voge brings to aesthetic matters and to choosing the right procedures and techniques for their care.
Exploring Breast Augmentation
Dr. Voge’s priorities are your comfort, safety, and satisfaction. She and her staff will see to it that you feel welcome and supported during every visit and that you are fully informed about your treatment. This approach, combined with Dr. Voge’s skill and aesthetic eye, will help you realize the very best version of yourself.
Your Consultation at Plastic Surgical Specialists
Our Clinical Specialist will greet you when you arrive at our Wichita office. She will be with you every step of the way, explaining the process and making sure you always know what to expect.
After you share your medical history and other administrative details, you will meet with Dr. Voge. Together, you will determine your aesthetic goals and whether breast augmentation will be part of your treatment. Dr. Voge will describe the different options for reshaping and increasing the size of your breasts and recommend an approach based on the results you want to achieve.
Understanding Implant Types
Breast implants are available in round and teardrop shapes. Women seeking a fuller silhouette with significant cleavage may benefit from round implants, while patients who prefer a subtler, sloping breast shape may need teardrop implants.
Another choice you will have is between silicone and saline implants. Dr. Voge usually recommends silicone for its more natural feel, but there are patients for whom saline-filled implants may be the right decision. You will have the opportunity to hold and compare various implant types and to discuss the differences in detail.
Choosing the Right Size Implants
During your consultation, Dr. Voge will take your measurements so that she can recommend an implant size for your breast augmentation. She will take into consideration the aesthetic goals you want to achieve as well as how the shape and size of your new breasts will suit your frame.
Dr. Voge has found that her Wichita patients are much happier with their outcome if they try out sizers during their consultation. These are sample implants that fit inside a special bra. You may bring as many outfits to your appointment as you would like and take as much time as you need to sample an array of sizers. By trying on the different implant varieties, you will be able to see how different options will change the appearance of your body before making your decision about surgery.
Scheduling Your Procedure
You can schedule your breast augmentation at the end of your consultation. However, Plastic Surgical Specialists welcomes you to take your time as well as to make a second visit so that you can discuss surgery further. Your Clinical Specialist will clearly explain all costs up front. Our practice wants patients to know what to expect and never to face any hidden fees.
Your Experience with Breast Augmentation
Procedures take place at a Wichita-area surgical center. On the day of your breast augmentation, Dr. Voge will meet with you to review your choice of implant type and size as well as to answer any questions you may have.
You will be asleep and pain-free under general anesthesia during the procedure, which will last about one hour. As Dr. Voge performs your breast augmentation, she will:
- Confirm that your new breast size will be well suited to your frame.
- Position the implants in a way that is balanced and natural-looking.
- Give the breasts a round, full shape and attractive appearance.
When you wake up, you will be wearing a supportive post-surgical bra that will help in the healing process. Plastic Surgical Specialists will give you prescription medication to control any pain as well as detailed post-surgical instructions. Dr. Voge will see you back at our office in Wichita one week after your procedure.
Your Recovery from Breast Augmentation
Following your surgery:
- Expect some soreness and swelling for the first 3-4 days.
- Your breasts may feel firmer than normal.
- Avoid lifting, pushing, pulling, and all exercise, including swimming, for four weeks.
Dr. Voge recommends wearing only no-wire bras for the first few months after surgery, as underwires may interfere with the healing process and affect your final results.
At your one-week follow-up appointment, Dr. Voge will provide you with a specialized gel to help minimize scarring. You will return to Plastic Surgical Specialists again in 5-7 weeks, by which time you should be fully recovered. At this appointment, you will take your “after” photos, which should help you see the full effect of your procedure.
Your breasts will continue to soften and to settle into a more natural position on your chest over the next few months. You should see your final results by 3-6 months after surgery. At this time, you can switch to wearing any type of bra you prefer and enjoy your fuller, curvier figure.
Call (316) 263-0234 or fill out the form below today, to arrange a breast augmentation consult.