Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can help women achieve a more proportional, youthful or attractive figure. Women who have lost breast volume due to age, weight fluctuations or childbirth, or who never developed as fully as they wanted, can benefit from the added volume of breast augmentation.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein specializes in breast augmentation, helping women of all ages achieve their appearance goals. Dr. Nein’s diverse background includes professional medical training as well as engineering, providing him with the informed and experienced aesthetic eye necessary for beautiful cosmetic results. In addition to breast enhancement surgery, Dr. Nein offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body, helping men and women look their best throughout the Nashville area.

If you’re ready to learn more, please contact us online today, or call 615-327-0201 to schedule your breast augmentation consultation at our Nashville plastic surgery practice. We have patients travel to us from all parts of Tennessee including Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro and other communities.

Considering Breast Augmentation?

The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who have realistic expectations about their results and are in good overall physical and mental health. Young women should also be finished developing before considering breast implants. It’s important for candidates to understand that while breast augmentation can increase breast volume, the procedure will not reduce sagging unless it is combined with a breast lift.

Women considering breast augmentation are generally seeking a boost in their breast size to better complement their figure. Many breast augmentation patients have naturally small breasts, while others may already have a moderate breast volume. Some women may have lost breast volume due to pregnancy, age or weight fluctuations and wish to regain a more youthful figure, and may include breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover.

The best breast augmentation results are typically seen in women who have finished completing their families, as future pregnancies or weight fluctuations may impact the long-term results of breast augmentation. To see examples of real patient results after breast augmentation, view our before & after photo gallery.

At A Glance
Procedure Length 1 to 2 hours
Anesthesia General
In/Outpatient Outpatient
Side Effects Temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, bruising. Breasts may be sensitive for a few weeks following surgery.
Risks Lack of implant permanence — surgical removal or replacement of the implants may be required to treat future problems, including deflation, capsular contracture, bleeding or infection. An increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin may occasionally be permanent.
Recovery Back to work in a few days. Back to more active exercise in a month or more.
Duration of Results Long-lasting, although implants may require removal or replacement in the future.

Before & After Photos

Our patients share their before and after photos with you.

Planning Your Surgery

The initial step in planning your breast augmentation surgery is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Nein. During your consultation, you can discuss your goals for breast augmentation as well as ask any questions you may have.

Dr. Nein will conduct a physical evaluation during your consultation and review any variables that may affect the outcome of your surgery, such as lifestyle habits, medications or past pregnancies. Depending on the pre-operative state of your breasts and the appearance you are trying to achieve, he may recommend including a breast lift with your augmentation.

He will also explain what to expect during the surgery itself, including the placement and length of the incisions. You will be able to decide the type of implant best for your goals. Silicone and saline implants each offer different advantages, and Dr. Nein can explain the benefits of each and which option may be more complementary to your individual needs.

While your consultation is a great time to inquire about any questions or concerns you may have, we’re happy to help you through your breast augmentation process in every step of the way, including preparation and recovery.

Your Recovery & Results

Following your surgery, your breasts will feel bruised and swollen. Some degree of mild discomfort is to be expected, but most patients find that any discomfort can easily be treated with oral medications. Dr. Nein will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions.

While the healing process is a little different for every woman, in general, patients will see their swelling and bruising gradually subside over the weeks and months following surgery. Most patients resume their normal routine after only a couple of days, although more strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.

Stephanie’s Breast Augmentation Story

“I was pretty happy with my appearance before I had children but afterwards it just seemed like my breasts disappeared. They got bigger while I was pregnant and I was happy with that but afterwards – gone! I was unhappy with the changes that had taken place and I really started thinking about getting a breast augmentation.”

Read Stephanie’s Full Story >

Your breasts should have an increase in volume after your breast augmentation, and women often also notice a rounder breast shape and enhanced cleavage. With your new breast size, you can feel more confident in a wider range of wardrobe options, enjoying a boost in both cup size and positive body image.

Still have questions? See our Breast Augmentation FAQ page.

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