All photographs are of actual patients of the Swanson Center and show actual results. Photographs have not been artificially enhanced. All testimonials are actual statements made by these patients.

Dr. Eric Swanson-Photos of patients and artwork
  • IMPLANTS—SMALLER TO LARGER

     

    Average Chest Size

    J.H., Age 31, Sales

    Height: 5'6"

    Weight: 148

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 310 cc/Left Breast: 290 cc

     

    Testimonial: “I had always been very self-conscious about my looks and how my clothes fit. I was very flat-chested. I decided when I was 18 that I wanted a breast augmentation and I just turned 31. I’d lost 26 pounds and decided to reward myself. It’s been wonderful. My clothes fit now. I recently had a black tie event to go to and wore a gold sequin semi-revealing dress. I would never have worn anything that called that much attention to myself previously. It hasn’t been a big enough difference that people walk up and say ‘Oh my God, you had surgery!’ People just tell me how good I look and I feel great. The results are definitely worth it, and it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it was going to. I was back at work in 3 days. It’s only been 6 weeks since I had surgery, and I’ve started rollerblading and doing very active things already. I haven’t had any problems and I feel great.”

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 1 month after

     

     

     

     

    L.C., Age 28

    Height: 5'4"

    Weight: 127

    Children: 1

    Implant Type: Mentor MemoryGel smooth, moderate-plus profile, silicone gel.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 300 cc

     

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

    Thin Patient

    M.L., Age 24, Temporary Employee

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 112

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Smooth, high profile, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 310 cc/Left Breast: 305 cc

     

    Comments: This tall, thin patient was back at work a week later and pleased that no one had noticed.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 5 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    Ideal Patient

    This woman has ideal characteristics. She has been thinking about this for years. She is at ideal body weight and in excellent physical condition. Her breasts are attractive to start with, just small. But she is not flat-chested— she has some breast tissue already and a nice contour. Her breasts are symmetrical in size and shape. Her nipples are average in size and point outward slightly. Her areolae are a pleasing size, not too large. Her breasts have gone through pregnancy almost unscathed, with no sagging and no stretch marks. But her breast skin envelope has been stretched before, so it will easily accept the implants, without a period of tightness and stretching that younger women usually have to go through after surgery. She has well-defined creases below her breasts. She has the suggestion of a cleavage, and can in fact get a cleavage with a push-up bra.

     

    T.A., Age 40, Consultant

    Height: 5'5"

    Weight: 115

    Children: 2

    Preop. Bra Size: B

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor round, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 330 cc

     

    Comments: This 40-year-old mother of two had enviable breasts to start with. She wanted to fill out her bikini. The tan lines after surgery would seem to confirm that she feels quite comfortable in a bikini top.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 7 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    Fitness Enthusiast

    H.W., Age 27, Pharmaceutical Sales/Ms. Fitness Central States 2000

    Height: 5'2"

    Weight: 102

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: B

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Smooth, round, high-profile, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 335 cc

     

    Comments: This woman is focusing on achieving her best possible level of physical fitness. She is very discriminating and an ideal result may make the difference between winning and losing. And make no mistake— she works very hard to win. It is important that the incision is well concealed. These patients are lean, and it is vital that the implant go under the muscle. She needs to know that some workouts in the gym that involve the pecs, such as bench-pressing, may cause partial flattening of the upper part of the muscle during muscle contraction. But I have yet to hear a complaint about this. Women who work out regularly tend to have high pain tolerances (otherwise they would not work out) and readily accept the temporary pain that goes along with a submuscular augmentation.

     

    Testimonial: “Every contest I do, the other girls all comment on how my implants are perfect for my body! I’ve noticed many of the competitors get them over the muscle. They say they are afraid of the pain. But they look horrible! Everyone thinks mine are real.”

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient after photo-breast augmentation

     

     

     

     

     

    Ideal Patient

    R.K., Age 29, Student Health Director

    Height: 5'8"

    Weight: 152

    Preop. Bra Size: B

    Postop. Bra Size: Full C

    Implant Type: Mentor round, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 335 cc/Left Breast: 350 cc

     

    Comments: This patient had a large frame and was already a B-cup size. She wanted to be “filled out,” taking her up a cup size. She had liposuction of the lower body simultaneously.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 6 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    Implants After Multiple Pregnancies

    M.W., Age 38, Retail Sales

    Height: 5'4"

    Weight: 114

    Children: 3

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: Full C

    Implant Type: McGhan smooth, round, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 360 cc/Left Breast: 350 cc

     

    Comments: This patient had three children and had lost breast volume. She desired a full C-cup size.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 1 month after

     

     

     

     

    Narrow Frame

    J.S., Age 29, Drafting Technician

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 115

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: Full C

    Implant Type: Mentor round, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 375 cc

     

    Comments: This 29-year-old was 5'7" tall and weighed 115 pounds. She had a small frame, with a narrow chest. Her bra size was 32A. She desired a full C-cup size. Wider (i.e. larger) implants would exceed her chest dimensions.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 2 months after

     

     

     

     

    Average Chest Size

    B.R., Age 32, Dental Assistant

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 135

    Children: 2

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: Full C

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 380 cc/Left Breast: 370 cc

     

    Comments: This patient was augmented to a full C-cup size. She had a natural appearance 5 weeks after surgery.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 5 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    Large Frame

    S.R., Age 35, Custodian

    Height: 5'10"

    Weight: 154

    Children: 1

    Preop. Bra Size: Small B

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 375 cc/Left Breast: 400 cc

     

    Comments: This patient was concerned right after surgery that she might be too large. At her 1-month follow-up appointment, she told me she would not mind being larger.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 6 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    T.T., Age 22, Nurse

    Height: 5'4"

    Weight: 137

    Children: 1

    Preop. Bra Size: B

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor MemoryGel smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, silicone gel.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 400 cc

     

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

    B.K., Age 26, Server

    Height: 5'1"

    Weight: 115

    Children: 4

    Implant Type: Mentor MemoryGel smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, silicone gel.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 400 cc

     

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

    K.M., Age 31, Wedding Venue Owner

    Height: 5'5"

    Weight: 147

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: C

    Postop. Bra Size: DD

    Implant Type: Mentor MemoryGel smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, silicone gel.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 400 cc/Left Breast: 425 cc

     

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

    Large Implant Size

    L.B., Age 32, Accountant

    Height: 5'4"

    Weight: 110

    Children: 2

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 425 cc/Left Breast: 435 cc

     

    Comments: This patient wanted to be voluptuous, a D-cup size if possible. She was in excellent physical condition. The implants do appear large for her chest size, but this was what she wanted and she was very satisfied. Although I was reluctant earlier in my practice to place such large implants (even to the extent of having patients sign special consent forms detailing increased risks), I have learned from many such patients that they are highly satisfied, do not tend to return to have them replaced with smaller implants, and I should avoid any bias, common among plastic surgeons, to more moderate sizes in these patients, for whom more of a good thing is wonderful.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

    V.G., Age 19, Driver

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 145

    Children: 0

    Implant Type: Mentor  smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 450 cc

     

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

    Broad Chest

    Women who have a broad chest will need a wider implant so their breasts will fit their chest size. These women understand this and wish to look proportionate. They are not surprised that they will need a wider, and therefore larger, implant. Implants that are wider will also project more and have a greater volume, because all the dimensions increase together. Wider implants will have a larger volume. You cannot get a wider implant, for example to accentuate the cleavage, without accepting a larger volume.

     

    D.C., Age 34, Medical Office Manager

    Height: 5'8"

    Weight: 132

    Children: 1

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor round, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 460 cc

     

    Comments: This 34-year-old single mother lost breast volume after her pregnancy. She wished to be a D-cup size. She was about to be remarried and also wanted to look great in her bridal gown. She was not disappointed.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 6 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    Tall Frame, Large Implants

    R.C., Age 28, Funeral Director

    Height: 5'10"

    Weight: 150

    Children: 1

    Implant Type: Mentor MemoryGel smooth, round, high-profile, silicone gel.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 800 cc

     

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • IMPLANTS SETTLING OVER TIME

     

    Implant Settling Over Time

    C.C., Age 30, Accountant

    Height: 5'5"

    Weight: 116

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant size: 450 cc

    Implant type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate plus profile, saline-filled

     

    Comments: This patient had a small frame and wanted to be a D-cup size. Despite her small size and the fact that her breasts had not been stretched by pregnancy, the desired size was achieved in one operation. The photos demonstrate the tightness of the skin after surgery and the high implant position. Three months after surgery, the skin has relaxed and the implants have settled nicely into position.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 1 month, 3 months, 7½ years after

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient after photo-breast augmentation

    3 months after

     

     

     

     

    T.C., Age 34

    Height: 5'3"

    Weight: 124

    Children: 3

    Preop. Bra Size: A/B

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 400 cc

     

    Comments: This 34-year-old mother of three wanted large breasts with a well-developed cleavage. She did not wish to have the mole removed from her left breast. Women understand why her top is around her neck—she did not want to mess her hair.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 6 weeks after, 15 years after

     

     

     

     

    D.U., Age 33, Mother

    Height: 5'6"

    Weight: 131.5

    Children: 3

    Preop. Bra Size: A/B

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant type: McGhan smooth, round, moderate-profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant size: 330 cc

     

    Comments: This patient had sagging after her three pregnancies. She is seen 1 month and 3 months after surgery. The implants have settled into place, giving a very natural appearance. She had liposuction simultaneously.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 1 month after, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

    B.M., Age 33, Sales Manager

    Height: 5'10½"

    Weight: 141

    Children: 1

    Preop. Bra Size: A/B

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 400 cc

     

    Comments: This patient vacationed in Mexico and enjoyed being topless on the beach. The  photographs show settling of the implants, resulting in a very natural look.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 1 month after, 1 year after

     

     

     

     

    R.H., Age 43, Interior Designer

    Height: 5'4"

    Weight: 130

    Children: 2

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant size: 400 cc

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 1 month after, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

    Long-Term Results (10 Years Later)

    J.K., Age 26 and 36, Homemaker

    Height: 5'5"

    Weight: 95

    Children: 1 child before surgery and 1 after surgery

    Implant Type: McGhan round, moderate profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 400 cc

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 6 weeks after, 10 years after

     

     

     

     

     

  • AFRICAN AMERICAN PATIENTS

     

    Periareolar Incision

    D.A., Age 33, Mental Health Technician

    Height: 5'5"

    Weight: 150.5

    Children: 3

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Periareolar

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 400 cc/Left Breast: 420 cc

     

    Comments: This patient breastfed each of her three children. She requested a periareolar incision. Aware of the advantages of submuscular implant placement, she wanted to be sure the implants could still be placed under the muscle using a periareolar incision, and I confirmed that they could. Afterward, she was pleased to report that her girlfriends asked where her incisions were because they could not find them.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 6 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    T.A., Age 27, Bartender

    Height: 5'1"

    Weight: 110

    Children: 1

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C/D

    Implant Type: Sientra smooth, round, moderate profile, silicone gel

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 385 cc

     

    Comments: This 27-year-old with a 3-year-old child desired an implant size on the cusp of a C and a D-cup size. She chose silicone gel implants.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

     

  • HISPANIC PATIENTS

     

    Average Chest Size

    L.B., Age 26, House Cleaner

    Height: 5'4"

    Weight: 114

    Children: 1

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 350 cc/Left Breast: 360 cc

     

    Comments: This patient, who was originally from Brazil, requested a full C-cup size. She was able to return to the physical work of cleaning houses 2 weeks after surgery.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 6 months after

     

     

     

     

    Mommy Makeover, Nipple Reduction

    V.A., Age 43, Homemaker

    Height: 5'3"

    Weight: 136

    Children: 2

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Allergan Natrelle smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Trans-Nipple

    Implant Size: 360 cc

     

    Comments: This 43-year-old Hispanic woman underwent a mommy makeover, consisting of a breast augmentation, nipple reduction, and abdominoplasty. She wished to have a C-cup size. A trans-nipple approach was used, leaving a virtually invisible scar. She was no longer self-conscious about her overly-projecting nipples.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

    M.V., Age 45, Cosmetologist

    Height: 5'3"

    Weight: 125

    Children: 1

    Implant Type: Allergan Natrelle smooth, round, silicone gel

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 397 cc

     

    Before, 5 years after

     

     

     

     

    A.C., Age 24, Real Estate Agent

    Height: 5'6"

    Weight: 123

    Children: 1

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: Full C

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, silicone gel

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 400 cc

     

    Before, 2 months after

     

     

     

     

    Large Implant Size, With Nipple Elevation On One Side

    Y.C., Age 27, Insurance Agent

    Height: 5'1"

    Weight: 105

    Children: 1

    Preop. Bra Size: B

    Postop. Bra Size: DD

    Implant Type: Allergan Natrelle smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 500 cc/Left Breast: 510 cc

     

     

    Comments: This patient wanted a DD-cup size. I cautioned her that implants alone would not correct her nipple asymmetry. To improve symmetry, a right nipple elevation was done, using a “crescent” mastopexy to adjust the position of the right nipple and areola. The scar is still red and noticeable, but will fade over time.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 2 months after

     

     

     

     

    Mommy Makeover

    A.G., Age 40, Medical Assistant

    Height: 5'2"

    Weight: 150

    Children: 4

    Implant Type: Mentor MemoryGel smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, silicone gel

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 600 cc

     

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • ASIAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN PATIENTS

     

    Modest Implant Size, Periareolar Incision

    P.B., Age 23, Dancer

    Height: 5'3"

    Weight: 105.5

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: Small B

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Periareolar

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 330 cc/Left Breast: 325 cc

     

    Comments: This patient wished to avoid a “fake” appearance and chose a modest, C-cup size.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient after photo-breast augmentation

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient photo-periareolar scar

    Close-up of periareolar scar

     

     

     

     

    Mommy Makeover

    S.M., Age 28, Registered Nurse

    Height: 5'2"

    Weight: 128

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, silicone gel

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Periareolar

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 425 cc/Left Breast: 400 cc

     

    Comments: This patient’s original breast shape was constricted, or tuberous. The implants have filled out her breasts both vertically and horizontally. She also had a tummy tuck and liposuction.

     

    Before, 3 years after

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • CORRECTING ASYMMETRY

     

    B.S., Age 20, Administrator

    Height: 5'8"

    Weight: 126

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bea Size: Small D

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right: 370 cc/Left: 425 cc

     

    Before, 1 month after

     

     

     

     

    Mild Asymmetry

    K.M., Age 32, Director

    Height: 5'6"

    Weight: 125

    Children: 1

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C/D

    Implant Type: Allergan Natrelle smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 420 cc/Left Breast: 400 cc

     

    Comments: This patient wished to be augmented to a full C/small D-cup size. She did not wish to look too “obvious.” A slightly larger volume was used on the right side, which was smaller to start with.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 1 month after

     

     

     

     

     

  • TRANSGENDER, MALE TO FEMALE

     

    C.M., Age 23

    Implant Type: (1) Saline-filled (2) Natrelle smooth, round high profile saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: (1) 400 cc, (2) 900 cc

     

    Comments: This patient requested maximum breast size, and underwent breast augmentation in two stages, 4 months apart.

     

    Before, 1 month after the second operation

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS

     

    Pigeon Chest (“Pectus Carnae”)

    C.B., Age 27, Nurse

    Procedure: Breast Augmentation

    Height: 5'4"

    Weight: 108

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: Small B

    Postop. Bra Size: Full C

    Implant Type: McGhan round, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 375 cc

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 7 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    Tuberous Breasts

    G.M., Age 29, Administrator

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 142

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Trans-Nipple

    Implant Size: 400 cc

     

    Testimonial: “I was always unhappy with my breasts, ever since I was a teenager. I was embarrassed of them. Now I feel like a new woman! This is how a woman is supposed to look. Looking at my before pictures, I can’t imagine I looked like that.”

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 14 months after

     

     

     

     

    Sunken Chest (“Pectus Excavatum”)

    K.R., Age 32, Service Assistant

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 126

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: Full C

    Implant Type: Mentor, round, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 380 cc/Left Breast: 370 cc

     

    Comments: Some women have a sunken chest (pectus excavatum). This is a normal variation of the anatomy of the rib cage. A breast augmentation helps to camouflage this condition.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 6 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    Stretch Marks

    Women often ask if breast implants cause stretch marks. One would think that the tension created by inserting breast implants might cause stretch marks. Fortunately, implants themselves do not usually cause stretch marks.

     

    In fact, we do not know why some women are prone to developing stretch marks after pregnancy or weight loss, or just by virtue of having larger breasts. Certainly there is a genetic predisposition. Whatever skin changes have occurred to cause the development of stretch marks in the past, or possibly will occur in the future, these changes seem to go on regardless of the presence of implants. Existing stretch marks are not improved by the augmentation, but they are not made worse either. The breasts look better anyway, and the stretch marks can be less obvious because the tone of the skin is improved by taking up the slack, making any contour depressions caused by stretch marks less visible.

     

    J.V., Age 33

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 130

    Children: 2

    Preop. Bra Size: B

    Postop. Bra Size: Small D

    Implant Type: McGhan, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 380 cc

     

    Comments: This 33-year-old mother of two wished to be filled out to a small D-cup size. After surgery, her stretch marks remain present, but are less conspicuous.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

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    Collapsed Nipples

    K.A., Age 35, Physician

    Height: 5'0"

    Weight: 103

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Mentor round, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 300 cc

     

    Comments: This 35-year-old physician had a small frame. She wished to be augmented from her present A-cup size to a C-cup size. A mole was removed from her right chest. The cleavage appears natural and the tightened skin envelope has smoothed out her areolae, which no longer appear collapsed. A breast augmentation stretches the areola about one centimeter.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

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    Overprojecting Nipples, Asian Patient

    J.V., Age 40, CEO

    Height: 5'2"

    Weight: 84

    Children: 3

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Trans-Nipple

    Implant Size: 270 cc

     

    Comments: This thin 40-year-old Asian female had virtually no breast tissue, very little body fat (her body mass index was only 15.1), and large, pendulous nipples. The nipples were reduced by removing a “donut” of nipple tissue around the base, preserving the stalk. The implants were inserted using the same incision, extended on to the areola on either side of the nipple. This incision typically heals very well with an inconspicuous scar.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 3 months after

     

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    Close-up of incision

     

     

     

     

    Inverted Nipples

    H.C., Age 24, Hair Stylist

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 117

    Children: 1

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Trans-Nipple

    Implant Size: 380 cc

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

     

    Comments: This woman’s inverted nipples were corrected simultaneously with her breast augmentation. The same “trans-nipple” incision used to repair the inverted nipples was also used to introduce the implants, avoiding any extra scars. The trans-nipple incision is a recognized but rarely-used approach that typically produces an excellent, inconspicuous scar.

     

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  • Breasts with sagging treated with implants alone

     

    B.N., Age 32

    Implant Type: Moderate-plus profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 470 cc / Left Breast: 480 cc

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

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    W.B., Age 30, Account Executive

    Height: 5'4"

    Weight: 114.5

    Children: 3

    Preop. Bra Size: B

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 475 cc/Left Breast: 480 cc

     

    Comments: This woman’s breasts were stretched out from three pregnancies. She wished to be augmented to a D cup size. She did not want to have a breast lift because of the additional scarring. Although the implants have taken up some of the slack, lower pole sagging persist, apparent on the lateral view. Some patients accept this sagging: many do not, and elect to have a breast lift simultaneously.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

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  • REPLACEMENT OF IMPLANTS WITH LARGER IMPLANT SIZE

     

    Replacement of Implants With Larger Implant Size

    J.B., Age 22 and 29, House Cleaner

    Height: 5'3"

    Weight: 120

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: (1) Full C, (2) DD

    Implant Type: (1) Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, saline-filled (2) Allergan smooth, round, moderate profile, Inspira silicone gel

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: (1) 360 cc, (2) 640 cc

     

    Comments: This Brazilian-American patient decided to have her implants replaced with a much larger size. She is seen after her first set of implants (360 cc) and then after her second set (640 cc). She also had liposuction of the abdomen and flanks at the time of her first augmentation.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 5 months after first augmentation (360 cc) and then 2½ months after replacement with larger implants (640 cc) 7 years later.

     

     

     

     

Breast augmentation prices at the Swanson Center of Kansas City include the costs of anesthesia, the use of our fully licensed on-site ambulatory surgery center, all Doctor’s fees, pre-op and post-op ultrasound scans, bloodwork and all follow-up visits.

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    Modest Implant Size, Periareolar Incision

    P.B., Age 23, Dancer

    Height: 5'3"

    Weight: 105.5

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: Small B

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Periareolar

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 330 cc/Left Breast: 325 cc

     

    Comments: This patient wished to avoid a “fake” appearance and chose a modest, C-cup size.

     

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    Mommy Makeover

    S.M., Age 28, Registered Nurse

    Height: 5'2"

    Weight: 128

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: D

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, silicone gel

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Periareolar

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 425 cc/Left Breast: 400 cc

     

    Comments: This patient’s original breast shape was constricted, or tuberous. The implants have filled out her breasts both vertically and horizontally. She also had a tummy tuck and liposuction.

     

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    Pigeon Chest (“Pectus Carnae”)

    C.B., Age 27, Nurse

    Procedure: Breast Augmentation

    Height: 5'4"

    Weight: 108

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: Small B

    Postop. Bra Size: Full C

    Implant Type: McGhan round, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 375 cc

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 7 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    Tuberous Breasts

    G.M., Age 29, Administrator

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 142

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, saline-filled.

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Trans-Nipple

    Implant Size: 400 cc

     

    Testimonial: “I was always unhappy with my breasts, ever since I was a teenager. I was embarrassed of them. Now I feel like a new woman! This is how a woman is supposed to look. Looking at my before pictures, I can’t imagine I looked like that.”

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 14 months after

     

     

     

     

    Sunken Chest (“Pectus Excavatum”)

    K.R., Age 32, Service Assistant

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 126

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: Full C

    Implant Type: Mentor, round, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: Right Breast: 380 cc/Left Breast: 370 cc

     

    Comments: Some women have a sunken chest (pectus excavatum). This is a normal variation of the anatomy of the rib cage. A breast augmentation helps to camouflage this condition.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 6 weeks after

     

     

     

     

    Stretch Marks

    Women often ask if breast implants cause stretch marks. One would think that the tension created by inserting breast implants might cause stretch marks. Fortunately, implants themselves do not usually cause stretch marks.

     

    In fact, we do not know why some women are prone to developing stretch marks after pregnancy or weight loss, or just by virtue of having larger breasts. Certainly there is a genetic predisposition. Whatever skin changes have occurred to cause the development of stretch marks in the past, or possibly will occur in the future, these changes seem to go on regardless of the presence of implants. Existing stretch marks are not improved by the augmentation, but they are not made worse either. The breasts look better anyway, and the stretch marks can be less obvious because the tone of the skin is improved by taking up the slack, making any contour depressions caused by stretch marks less visible.

     

    J.V., Age 33

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 130

    Children: 2

    Preop. Bra Size: B

    Postop. Bra Size: Small D

    Implant Type: McGhan, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 380 cc

     

    Comments: This 33-year-old mother of two wished to be filled out to a small D-cup size. After surgery, her stretch marks remain present, but are less conspicuous.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 1 year after

     

     

     

     

    Collapsed Nipples

    K.A., Age 35, Physician

    Height: 5'0"

    Weight: 103

    Children: 0

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: C

    Implant Type: Mentor round, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Inframammary

    Implant Size: 300 cc

     

    Comments: This 35-year-old physician had a small frame. She wished to be augmented from her present A-cup size to a C-cup size. A mole was removed from her right chest. The cleavage appears natural and the tightened skin envelope has smoothed out her areolae, which no longer appear collapsed. A breast augmentation stretches the areola about one centimeter.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 3 months after

     

     

     

     

    Overprojecting Nipples, Asian Patient

    J.V., Age 40, CEO

    Height: 5'2"

    Weight: 84

    Children: 3

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, saline-filled

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Trans-Nipple

    Implant Size: 270 cc

     

    Comments: This thin 40-year-old Asian female had virtually no breast tissue, very little body fat (her body mass index was only 15.1), and large, pendulous nipples. The nipples were reduced by removing a “donut” of nipple tissue around the base, preserving the stalk. The implants were inserted using the same incision, extended on to the areola on either side of the nipple. This incision typically heals very well with an inconspicuous scar.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 3 months after

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient photo-breast augmentation scar

    Close-up of incision

     

     

     

     

    Inverted Nipples

    H.C., Age 24, Hair Stylist

    Height: 5'7"

    Weight: 117

    Children: 1

    Placement: Submuscular

    Approach: Trans-Nipple

    Implant Size: 380 cc

    Implant Type: Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile, saline-filled

     

    Comments: This woman’s inverted nipples were corrected simultaneously with her breast augmentation. The same “trans-nipple” incision used to repair the inverted nipples was also used to introduce the implants, avoiding any extra scars. The trans-nipple incision is a recognized but rarely-used approach that typically produces an excellent, inconspicuous scar.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

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    Replacement of Implants With Larger Implant Size

    J.B., Age 22 and 29, House Cleaner

    Height: 5'3"

    Weight: 120

    Preop. Bra Size: A

    Postop. Bra Size: (1) Full C, (2) DD

    Implant Type: (1) Mentor smooth, round, moderate-plus profile, saline-filled (2) Allergan smooth, round, moderate profile, Inspira silicone gel

    Placement: Submuscular

    Incision: Inframammary

    Implant Size: (1) 360 cc, (2) 640 cc

     

    Comments: This Brazilian-American patient decided to have her implants replaced with a much larger size. She is seen after her first set of implants (360 cc) and then after her second set (640 cc). She also had liposuction of the abdomen and flanks at the time of her first augmentation.

     

    Dr. Eric Swanson patient before and after photo-breast augmentation

    Before, 5 months after first augmentation (360 cc) and then 2½ months after replacement with larger implants (640 cc) 7 years later.

     

     

     

     

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