Breast Augmentation Specialist

Darrell L. Henderson, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgery Associates

Darrell L. Henderson, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Lafayette, LA

A breast augmentation is ideal for enhancing your curves or restoring breast fullness, especially after pregnancy and nursing. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast augmentation surgeries, Darrell Henderson, MD, of Plastic Surgery Associates in Lafayette, Louisiana, can help. Dr. Henderson uses minimally invasive techniques, so you have little to no scarring afterward. Learn more about modern breast augmentation surgeries by scheduling a consultation. Click on the online scheduler, or call the clinic directly.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

How can a breast augmentation help me?

A breast augmentation is a way to enhance your breast shape and size by inserting silicone or saline implants. One of the most commonly performed types of plastic surgery, a breast augmentation can help:

  • Increase breast fullness
  • Improve breast projection
  • Balance your body’s contours
  • Enhance your self-image

Breast implants are also beneficial if you need breast reconstruction or a mastectomy because of cancer.

How do I prepare for a breast augmentation consultation?

It’s common to look online to get a feel for what’s available and what you can achieve from a breast augmentation. However, the best way to know for sure what’s best for your particular body shape, breast size, and health is to sit down and talk with Dr. Henderson at Plastic Surgery Associates.

To get the most out of your breast augmentation consultation, it’s helpful to:

  • Gather any medical records from previous surgeries
  • Have a list of your allergies and current medications
  • Know your current bra size or which size you’d like to achieve

Dr. Henderson gives you different options and paths to take, depending on your specific needs. For instance, if you want more prominent breasts, you may want round implants, or if you’d prefer a more natural shape, teardrop-shaped implants may be a better way to go. Dr. Henderson thoroughly explains all of your options, so you can make an informed decision.

What is the recovery like after a breast augmentation?

Modern breast augmentation procedures are much less invasive than they were in years past. You can expect a faster recovery with barely-there scars. It’s normal to experience some pain, bruising, and swelling for the first few days after your procedure. Dr. Henderson places you in a compression garment to minimize these issues.

As expected, you need to stay home and rest for a few days. You can usually return to work and many of your regular activities the following week. Depending on your specific activity level and how quickly you heal, you might need to wait up to four to six weeks to start exercising again.

Because Dr. Henderson is highly skilled in breast augmentation procedures, most women can successfully breastfeed after their surgeries. You might have some nipple sensitivity loss though, which may interfere with breastfeeding, so it’s important to talk with Dr. Henderson about your family goals during your consultation.

Find out if a breast augmentation is right for you by scheduling an evaluation at Plastic Surgery Associates today. Request an appointment online or over the phone.