Breast enlargement, also called breast augmentation, is one of the most frequently requested procedures Dr. Stridde performs. Women who undergo restorative or corrective breast enhancement often comment on the positive impact this surgery has on their lives. Dr. Stridde offers several approaches to breast augmentation, recognizing that every woman has unique needs related to shape, size, and other preferences. Our breast augmentation patients from Tacoma and Seattle, WA appreciate this individualized approach.
To experience the art, innovation, and excellence of our practice for yourself, request your complimentary consultation online with Dr. Stridde at Puget Sound Plastic Surgery, or call our office at (425) 202-4709. Dr. Stridde works closely with every one of his plastic surgery patients to provide accurate, honest information and address every concern.
Devoted to providing personal care in a comfortable setting, Braden Stridde, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon who looks forward to meeting you.
Improvements from Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that increases breast size and improves breast shape. For women who have never been happy with their breast size or fullness, augmentation is a long-term solution that can improve both their look and their outlook. Women from Seattle and Tacoma also choose breast augmentation to restore lost volume following pregnancy or weight loss. Whatever your reason, Dr. Braden Stridde is known for his extensive experience and training in the latest surgical methods, including the latest generation of gel implants. He can provide you with a naturally enhanced look that is balanced and proportional.
At Your Consultation
Dr. Stridde is familiar with the various breast implant options and surgical approaches to best meet each of patient's unique needs. After a thorough discussion with you at your consultation, Dr. Stridde will guide you through the breast augmentation decision-making process, reviewing implant size, shape, incision location, and position above or below the muscle. Along the way, he will make recommendations or share his preferences, and take the time to explain in detail the various options and trade-offs.
In some cases, Dr. Stridde may recommend a breast lift in addition to or instead of breast augmentation. Women are encouraged to come in for a consultation and see for themselves the personalized attention we provide every patient.
Your Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery usually takes about 1 to 2 hours to perform. Dr. Stridde makes the incisions as small as possible and places them where they are well concealed. Your breast implants will be placed either above or below the pectoral muscle depending on your preference and surgeon recommendation.
For answers to common questions about breast augmentation, visit Dr. Stridde's Breast Augmentation FAQ page.
Browse videos and before-and-after photos, and review your consultation using TouchMD, a free, personalized online tool offered by Dr. Stridde to enhance your patient experience. The secure, password-protected Web access allows you to share your experience with family and friends. Learn more.
Recovery After Surgery
After breast augmentation surgery, your breasts will be supported with a post-surgical bra to aid in recovery, and you'll be sent home to rest in comfort. All patients receive prescriptions for an adequate supply of pain medication. Some discomfort and lack of energy are common for the first few days, and many women find it helpful to have a friend or loved one to help them around the house for a day or 2 after their surgery. A degree of swelling is common, but should steadily diminish over 4 to 6 weeks. You'll be required to wear a surgical support bra to protect your results for a few weeks after the procedure. Dr. Stridde makes every effort to minimize scarring, and scars should begin to lighten and fade after a few months. You should be ready to return to work in about 3 to 7 days.
It's time to feel great about the appearance of your breasts. Request your complimentary consultation online with Dr. Stridde at Puget Sound Plastic Surgery, or call our office at (425) 202-4709. Conveniently located on Central Way in Kirkland, the practice offers a complete menu of medical spa procedures and cosmetic surgery for Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia and other Greater Puget Sound residents.