Breast Augmentation Expert Dev Wali, MD
Breast augmentation is a personal choice for many women. The primary reason is cosmetic. Increasing the size or shape of their breasts is the goal they hope to achieve with implant surgery. This is known as primary augmentation.
There is also revision-augmentation. This surgery is required to correct or improve the results of a prior breast augmentation surgery. Many women undergo the surgery numerous times, slowly achieving the end results they desire.
Replacement of breast tissue that was removed because of cancer, trauma or that failed to develop properly because of a severe breast abnormality, is considered primary reconstruction surgery. Corrections or revisions to this surgery are called revision-reconstruction surgery.
Post-operative surveys on the issues of mental health and quality of life have reported improvement in a number of areas. These areas include health, appearance, self confidence, self esteem, social life and sexual function. Most women report long term satisfaction with their breast implants.
Dr. Wali will meet with you and discuss your goals. He will then review your medical history and perform a standard examination. During the exam he will take note of the relevant anatomy as well as take the proper measurements. Measurements are important to understand how large an implant can be placed safely.
About Dev Wali, MD
Dr. Dev Wali is a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who is one of the few plastic surgeons to be certified in two surgical fields recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Surgery. During his surgical training Dr. Wali developed a unique style and artistry very similar in fashion to the renaissance painters and sculptors which he has also spent years studying. Dr. Wali has developed a modern approach to plastic surgery which blends art and science to create and enhance the beauty of the human form. Most critical in his approach to plastic surgery is his adherence to the Hippocratic Oath of first do no harm. Dr. Wali only agrees to perform a plastic surgery procedure when he is medically certain that it can be done safely. Once he is absolutely certain the he is performing the safest possible procedure, Dr. Wali is free to search for and release the beauty that is within each of his patients. It takes an artistic eye to recognize the beautiful shapes and forms that are present within each patient he operates upon.
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Dr. Wali’s Breast Enhancement Philosophy:
In general there are 3 categories of women seeking breast augmentation.
Category I: Young women who have never been pregnant, are happy with the shape of their breasts, but are seeking enlargement not necessarily for the sake of being bigger, but to fit better in clothing. For example many category I women would like to fit into a strapless gown or wear a fine blouse without having to wear a heavily padded bra. These ladies usually insist on not being large and are seeking a very “natural look” to the breast. I will discuss natural look later.
Category II: Young women who may be modeling, dancing, bartending or in other fields that want enhancement for work related reasons. These women frequently desire large augmentations and are not as concerned with a natural look but more concerned with volume and outward projection.
Category III: These women have been pregnant and possibly breast fed one or more children. Often times they have sagging of the breast tissue and desire improvement in the shape as well as the size of the breast. Frequently, category III women tell me that they just want their breasts to look like they did when they were 20’s or to look the way they did when they were pregnant and engorged. Often times these women may need a lift in addition to augmentation.
Also there are women that do not exactly fit into these categories but maybe a little bit of all of them. These are mere guidelines to help make a decision regarding what type of implant and procedure would be best.
Please try to figure out what category or combination of categories you fit into before your consultation.
Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, a specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the surgery. This pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given by the physician after surgery.
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