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Seek out the best to look your best

Plastic surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have been specialty trained in breast surgery to help you achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. In fact, our doctors are qualified beyond standard requirements in breast augmentation. Their extensive experience with state-of-the-art breast augmentation procedures helps ensure you achieve the look you desire.


Which implant is best for you?

Many women choose breast augmentation to have breasts that are more proportionate to their body frame. Breast implants improve the size, shape and contour of the breasts, adding fullness and volume. The two main types of breast implants are saline and silicone.

Saline implants

Saline implants have a silicone outer shell and are filled with a saltwater solution. They’re approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients over the age of 18. OSU Wexner Medical Center doctors fill saline breast implants after they’ve been inserted, which requires smaller incisions so that there’s less visible scarring.

Silicone implants

The difference with silicone implants is that they’re filled with silicone gel instead of saline. The FDA approved silicone implants in 2006 for breast augmentation patients over the age of 22, and for breast reconstruction patients of any age. Many women prefer silicone implants because they have a more natural look and feel. Silicone implants are often beneficial for extremely thin patients and those having breast reconstruction.

Your plastic surgeon will help you determine which type of implant is best for you

Seek out the best to look your best. Rely on the exceptional experts at OSU Wexner Medical Center to help you achieve your desired look. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. Your privacy and comfort are of the utmost importance to us and will always be a top priority.​

What to expect

What to expect

Your surgeon isn’t only there for you during treatment. He or she is with you every step of the way – before, during and after.

Preparing for your treatment

At your initial consultation with our plastic surgeon, you’ll actually be able to see the potential results of breast augmentation with specific sizes and shapes of breast implants. Our VECTRA 3D imaging system gives you a basic idea through a digital model of how you may look after the procedure. The image can be changed based on the various sizes, shapes and types of implant you might choose, so you’ll be able to see what options are available to you.

During your treatment

The implant incision can be done in the armpit, the crease where the breast meets the chest, or around the areola (the dark-pigmented area surrounding the nipple). You’ll discuss these options with your doctor before surgery and decide which is best for your specific anatomy. The implants are then inserted either directly behind the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle. Then, your OSU Wexner Medical Center surgeon, who is highly trained to ensure minimal visual scarring, will close the incisions.

The entire procedure usually takes less than two hours to complete under a general anesthetic and can be performed on an outpatient basis.

After your treatment

It’s natural to have some swelling, bruising and numbness in the breasts and nipples for several weeks after surgery. Any pain or discomfort in the days following surgery can be minimized with medication. To help speed the healing process, a surgical bra will likely need to be worn. Many patients are able to resume normal daily activities within a week after surgery, but you should avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks following the procedure.

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