Breast Augmentation in Metairie, New Orleans Area, LA

Aesthetic Surgical Associates offers breast augmentation in Metairie to women who want to enhance their appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Stephen Metzinger uses the latest techniques and a variety of implant types to help our patients achieve natural-looking results with increased breast size and youthful contours. Our accredited center provides a safe, comfortable environment for our transformative breast augmentation procedure performed by one of the region’s top board-certified plastic surgeons.

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What is Breast Augmentation?

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Breast augmentation or “boob job” is a cosmetic surgery that aims to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts. It involves the insertion of implants under or over the chest muscle. The main goal of breast augmentation is to enhance the appearance and proportions of the breasts and boost self-image. This surgery can be combined with a breast lift to achieve better aesthetic results.

Breast Augmentation With Implants

There are two major types of implants – silicone and saline. The first one has a silicone outer shell filled with silicone gel. Silicone implants feel more natural and are less likely to wrinkle or ripple. Saline breast implants also have a silicone outer shell, but it is filled with sterile saltwater. They usually feel firmer and are safe because the liquid is absorbed into the body if the augment ruptures. Ultimately, the choice between saline or silicone implants depends on the patient’s anatomical needs and personal preferences regarding texture and risks.

Dr. Metzinger uses only FDA-approved augments from leading brands, such as Mentor® and Allergan Natrelle®. Our patients’ safety and satisfaction are always prioritized when selecting the implant and surgery technique.

Natural breast augmentation involves the use of a woman’s own body fat to enhance breast size. This surgical option does not require implants. Liposuction is first performed on areas of the body with excess fat, such as the thighs, hips, or abdomen. The harvested tissue is processed and purified. Then, it is carefully injected into the breasts to increase volume and improve contour. The entire procedure typically takes 2-3 hours.

Fat transfer is less invasive than implants, provides a more natural feel, and enables the breasts to retain sensitivity. Patient selection is crucial because this surgery works best for those with adequate donor fat reserves. For many women seeking a subtle increase in breast size, fat transfer is an effective option that involves less risk and provides more natural results.

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Consultation & Preparation for Breast Augmentation

The preparation for breast augmentation surgery begins with an initial consultation. During the appointment, the patient meets with Dr. Metzinger to discuss their goals and expectations for the treatment. Dr. Metzinger carefully evaluates their health and helps to determine the best implant type, shape, and size to achieve the patient’s desired results. Pre-operative testing includes blood work, medical clearance from the patient’s primary physician, and possibly a mammogram. Patients are given detailed instructions on how to prepare. They have to follow strict guidelines prior to surgery, which include changing eating and drinking habits, temporarily stopping certain medications, and making arrangements for transportation on the day of surgery. Having a caregiver for the first 1–2 days of recovery is also recommended. After following all pre-surgical guidelines, the patient is physically and mentally ready for their transformational journey.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

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Anesthesia

The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia to keep the patient comfortable and pain-free. A board-certified anesthesiologist administers intravenous medication to induce unconsciousness before the operation begins. Vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, are closely monitored throughout the procedure.

There is also an option to get twilight anesthesia, which is a combination of local numbing and IV sedation. It results in a shorter recovery period and involves less risk. Under twilight anesthesia, patients remain conscious in the state of light sleep. They feel calm and painless.

Dr. Metzinger makes an incision in the crease under the breast (breast fold) or around the areola. Next, he lifts the natural breast tissue and skin through this incision to create a pocket, which can be subglandular (behind the breast tissue), subfascial (under the fascia of chest wall muscles), or submuscular (underneath the pectoralis muscle). The choice of location depends on the implant type, degree of enlargement desired and patient anatomy.
After creating the pocket, Dr. Metzinger inserts and positions the breast implant. Silicone and saline augments come in various shapes, sizes, and textures, so it is important to place them properly. After positioning the implant, our plastic surgeon fills it (if it is saline) to the appropriate volume. He also makes sure that the shape is natural and proportional.
Dr. Metzinger closes the incisions with dissolvable sutures. The main benefit of such stitches is that they do not require removal. Surgical tape or skin adhesives may also be placed over the incision site to promote healing and minimize scarring.

Recovery

After Breast Augmentation

The recovery period following breast augmentation varies. Most women take about 1 week off from work or their normal routine after the surgery. During the first 24–48 hours after surgery, it is important to have someone who can help with changing bandages, cleaning the incision areas, and other daily activities. There will be some pain, swelling, and bruising around the breasts and incision sites that will gradually improve over several weeks. Thus, pain medication is usually prescribed for the first few days to make recovery more comfortable. The doctor may also recommend wearing a support bra or compression garment over the breasts as it heals to minimize swelling and support the implants.
Many women experience numbness in the nipples and breast tissue after surgery, but normal sensation typically returns within a couple of months as the nerves heal. Strenuous exercise and sexual activity should be avoided for at least 4–6 weeks after the operation to allow the implants and incisions to heal fully. Most swelling subsides within 2 months, although the breasts may continue changing shape and settling for half a year or more.
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Candidates For Breast Augmentation

Candidates

For Breast Augmentation

The ideal candidate for this surgery is a woman looking to enhance her appearance and self-confidence through breast enlargement. She should be in good general health, without any life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that could impair healing. Additionally, the ideal candidate typically possesses the following qualities:
Realistic Expectations
Body Type
Emotional Readiness
Non-Smokers
Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Benefits

of Breast Augmentation

Increased Breast Size and Fullness

Breast augmentation performed by Dr. Metzinger can add 1-3 cup sizes, depending on the current volume, dimensions, and breast anatomy. This allows clothes to fit better while providing a more balanced, proportional look. Our patients feel satisfied with the larger breast size and enhanced décolletage.
Breast asymmetry is a common issue that makes many women concerned about their appearance. If one breast is significantly smaller or differently shaped than the other, they can use implants to resolve this problem. Augmentation can also be beneficial for more proportionate breasts with minor misalignments.
Seeing a dramatic improvement in breast size and shape elevates women’s self-confidence. They feel more comfortable and pleased with their body’s transformations. Shopping for clothes becomes more enjoyable as necklines and fashions they previously avoided now suit their new curves. Overall, breast augmentation has a very positive effect on our patients’ self-esteem and psychological state.
The effects of pregnancy, nursing, genetics, weight changes, or aging can diminish a woman’s femininity over time. However, breast augmentation may reverse this process. Our patients feel that implants restore their curves, youthfulness, and sensuality. Their renewed feminine energy and confidence often surprise them.
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Cost of Breast
Augmentation

Metairie, LA
The cost of breast augmentation in Metairie, LA, ranges from $5,000 to $15,000. The final price depends on several factors, including the surgeon’s experience level, the type and size of implants selected, and the complexity of the procedure. Some operations require extra time or custom augments, which raise the overall cost. When budgeting for breast enlargement, it is important to account for the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, operating room expenses, actual implant price, and pre-operative lab work.
To get an exact price, patients must schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Metzinger. During this appointment, he thoroughly examines the patient, listens to their desired outcomes, and develops customized treatment plans. Once the details of breast augmentation are determined, Dr. Metzinger calculates the total cost with a breakdown for each fee. Aesthetic Surgical Associates offers different financing options to make this operation more affordable.
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What Makes Our Breast Augmentation Different From Others?

Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Metzinger is board-certified in maxillofacial, ENT, and plastic surgery. His extensive training and expertise are truly unmatched.
Our surgeon stays current on the latest advancements in breast augmentation techniques. He uses the most innovative technologies to maximize the safety and results of his operations.
Dr. Metzinger works closely with each patient to develop customized treatment plans based on their unique goals and anatomy. His excellent interpersonal skills and supportive guidance make our patients satisfied and excited about their transformations.
Our cosmetic surgery procedures are performed at an AAAHC-accredited outpatient center, meeting the highest standards for quality of care. This facility offers the latest equipment, dedicated professionals, comfortable recovery space, and ample parking. In this pleasant environment, Dr. Metzinger helps our patients look beautiful and young again.

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