Breast Augmentation in Nashville, TN

The number one rule in a breast augmentation consultation is to listen to what the patient expects to get out of the surgery. After my Nashville patients have had the opportunity to tell me their goals for undergoing breast surgery, I talk to them about potential risks and benefits of the procedure, healing times, and potential need for future surgeries. Future plans of pregnancy and breast feeding are also addressed, as is a history of breast disease and a personal or family history of breast cancer. This initial part of the interview generally takes about 20 to 30 minutes.

Following the initial proceedings, I perform a thorough examination of the patient. The examination will elicit any asymmetries in the breasts and any abnormal lumps or masses that need to be addressed. During the exam, measurements are taken to document the natural dimensions of the breast, chest cavity, and shoulder breadth. All these measurements are used during the breast implant selection process to determine a list of implants that will fit the patient. It is important to make sure an implant fits the patient and not make the patient fit a particular implant. This ensures that the ultimate results are natural-looking. Additionally, it helps reduce any long-term complications that can result from breast augmentation surgery. Once an implant has been selected, I will help the patient determine ideal incision locations and optimal implant placements in relation to muscles and tissues, all based on their unique goals.

At the end of the consultation, I will answer any further questions or address any concerns the patient may have. It is my goal for every patient leave my office with a comprehensive understanding of what a breast augmentation entails, as well as what it can achieve for them.

Contact Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN

For more information on breast augmentation, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicholas Sieveking, please contact our Nashville, TN office today.

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Breast Augmentation and Breast Implant Selection

Once the decision to receive a breast augmentation has been made, the next step is generally to determine the type, size, and shape of the patient’s breast implants. Due to the magnitude of this decision, I’ve provided a few of my recommendations for selecting breast implants.

Breast Implant Options

Silicone implants will always give a softer look and feel when compared to saline. They are very durable and should last a very long time. They do not need to be replaced every 10 years, and patients do not need MRI scans every three years. Silicone implants are very safe, and in my opinion, safer than saline implants which tend to rupture on average at 15 years. Silicone implants are also filled in the factory under completely sterile conditions. Saline implants are filled in the operating rooms where the possibility of trace contamination of the saline fluid exists.

If the plastic surgeon plans on using a natural-fitting implant and does not try to make the patient’s breasts too big, smooth round silicone implants will give the most natural look and feel with the fewest long-term problems. Although “teardrop” shaped or anatomical implants sound like the most natural-looking implants, they are actually harder and don’t move like a natural breast. They also have a strong potential for mal-position where the thicker part of the implant shifts to the wrong part of the breast.

My key to achieving a natural-looking and complication-free result is to pay attention to the patient’s natural dimensions and use an implant that fits the patient; never make the patient fit an implant that is too large.

Why Size Matters

My breast augmentation patients choose me because I am known in Nashville, TN for getting natural-looking results by using appropriately-sized implants. Typically, if someone wants to look really big and fake, they don’t come to me. Once women are done having children, the goal is generally to set back the clock and make the breast more perky and firm, not extraordinarily large. I try to get the point across to all my patients that breast implants may very well last a lifetime. One has to get a result that makes them happy now, and keeps them happy for 40 years or more. Going too big is not going to satisfy that goal.

Remember, if you go too big in the beginning, it is a more involved surgery with more scars and more risks to reduce the breast size later. If a patient, by chance, wants to be a “little bigger” after their initial breast implant surgery, that is a easy and relatively inexpensive procedure, without extra scars.

Contact Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN

For more information on breast implants, or to schedule a breast augmentation consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Sieveking, please contact our Nashville, TN office today.

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After an absolutely terrible experience with another well known local surgeon (pain, excessive bleeding, and very poor aesthetic outcome), Dr. Sieveking did a wonderful job of repairing the worst looking breasts that I could have imagined. His office staff is great, he couldn’t have been kinder himself, and the pain during a small touch up in the office was so minimal I was shocked. Being a nurse myself, I’m very aware of good vs bad healthcare, and Dr. Sieveking is truly one of the best surgeons in Nashville. And no, he didn’t pay me to say that:)

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Dr. Nicholas Sieveking, board certified plastic surgeon in Nashville, TN, authors a pair of blogs to provide insight into breast augmentation consultations while helping patients examine the pros and cons of implant options.

Nashville, TN – Dr. Nicholas Sieveking is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Nashville who works to blend the worlds of art and science to provide breast augmentation patients with results that both look and feel natural. At Sieveking Plastic Surgery, his focus is on creating a firm breast that is not overly hard or large while striving to achieve the most natural fit possible for each individual patient.

In a recent blog post titled “What To Expect During a Breast Augmentation Consultation,” Dr. Sieveking says that his number one goal during consultations is to listen to his patients’ expectations. Following this discussion, he carefully reviews the risks and benefits of the procedure and covers other topics such as:

  • Future pregnancy plans
  • Breast-feeding
  • Recovery time
  • Personal or family history of breast disease/cancer
  • Potential needs for future surgeries

During the actual breast exam, Dr. Sieveking measures each patient’s natural breast dimensions, chest cavity, and shoulder breadth to document any asymmetries and gather data that will be used to assist in choosing an implant that is size-appropriate for the individual. “It is important to make sure an implant fits the patient and not make the patient fit a particular implant,” says Dr. Sieveking. “This ensures that the ultimate results are natural-looking.”

With a follow-up blog post titled “Breast Implant Selection,” Dr. Sieveking expands upon the selection process by providing his recommendations for the decision. In stating his preference for silicone implants, Dr. Sieveking expresses his opinion regarding inaccuracies prospective patients may believe about the implant material. Additionally, he cites some key benefits of silicone implants, including the fact that they are “filled in the factory under completely sterile conditions.”

In regard to the specific type of silicone implant patients should consider, Dr. Sieveking highlights that while the shape of a “teardrop” silicone implant might sound like the best choice to achieve a natural-looking result, “they are actually harder and don’t move like a natural breast.” It is his belief that if “the surgeon plans on using a natural-fitting implant and does not try to make the patient’s breasts too big, smooth round silicone implants will give the most natural look and feel with the fewest long-term problems.”

Ultimately for Dr. Sieveking, achieving natural-looking results that are also long lasting is the key to his plastic surgery practice’s success. “My breast augmentation patients choose me because I am known in Nashville, TN for getting natural-looking results by using appropriately-sized implants,” says Dr. Sieveking.

About Nicholas E. Sieveking, MD

Dr. Sieveking completed his general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and his focuses include liposuction, breast augmentation, facelift, neck lift, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Sieveking is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Sieveking Plastic Surgery, visit sievekingplasticsurgery.com.

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Congratulations to Dr. Sieveking for being voted “Best Doctor For A Nip & Tuck” in Nashville, Tennessee for the second consecutive year! Selected by the Nashville Scene’s Readers’ Poll, Dr. Sieveking is honored to have been recognized by his patients in the community and says he will use this as motivation to continue to uphold the highest degrees of patient care, safety, and satisfaction.

At our practice, Dr. Sieveking offers a comprehensive variety of plastic surgery procedures spanning from breast augmentation and tummy tuck, to facelift and liposuction. Additionally, he provides several nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments, including Vanquish fat reduction and laser skin resurfacing, as well as a multitude of anti-aging services at The Clinic of Ageless Solutions.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sieveking, please don’t hesitate to contact our Nashville, TN office today.

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