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PROVIDING EXPERT CARE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
 

With permission from local health care experts, our practice will remain open with limited hours and services. Please contact us today, as our hours may have changed to ensure the safety of our clients.

We will be offering virtual consultations over Facetime and Zoom

If you would like to purchase skin care products, give us a call and swing by. We will bring the items out to your car.

 

Ensuring the Safety of Our Community


SEE HOW WE’RE FIGHTING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 WHILE WE REMAIN OPEN
 

To fulfill the needs of our clients and our community, our practice is currently open. We will continue to reference local healthcare authorities and practice excellent health standards to ensure your safety.

We want you to feel safe and comfortable during your visit, so we will thoroughly clean each area between appointments, provide hand sanitizer to staff and clients, and continue following our rigorous cleaning protocols. We understand that the situation can change at any moment, and we will be flexible and communicative with our clients throughout the next few months.

To schedule an appointment, fill out an appointment form or call our practice.

Breast Augmentation for Tubular Breasts

By Dr. Suzanne Yee on October 23, 2018


A photograph of a woman in a white bra with her arms crossing her chestBreast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that enhances breast size and improves breast shape and symmetry. Breast augmentation with implants can therefore reshape breasts that are affected by a condition called tubular breasts.

Breast augmentation for tubular breasts requires greater surgical skill than a straightforward breast augmentation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Suzanne Yee in Little Rock, AR can perform this procedure, giving patients a renewed sense of self-image. Read on to learn more about this procedure.

Signs of Tubular Breasts

Although this is a congenital condition, the signs are not noticeable until puberty, when the breast tissue develops. Tubular breasts are characterized as having some or all of the following:

  • Breasts that are tubular or cylindrical in shape
  • Breasts that are small and asymmetrical
  • Breasts with unusually wide spacing between them
  • Breasts with enlarged or puffy areolas
  • Breasts with a higher than normal breast fold
  • Breasts that sag

Tissue Expander Before Receiving Implants

Some patients may need a tissue expander before they can receive breast implants. As the name suggests, a tissue expander is a device that slowly expands the soft tissues, preparing them for implant placement.

To receive your tissue expander, you will first be placed under general anesthesia. A small incision is made, typically at the breast fold, and the tissue expander device is placed.

Over the coming weeks, the expander will create room in the breast pocket. During your consultation, Dr. Yee will determine if you need a tissue expander before receiving implants.

Receiving Implants

If you receive a tissue expander, your implant placement procedure is typically performed about a month after expander placement.

The procedure to place a tissue expander and implant are similar. First, you will be placed under general anesthesia. Next, the incisions are made, usually under the breast fold. The expander is removed, if there is one in place, and finally the implants are placed.

Recovering from Expander and Implant Placement

Recoveries are similar for both tissue expander and implant placement. Patients will be discharged, usually wearing compression garments and a drain.

Pain and inflammation are most acute the first few days after surgery. You may be given a prescribed pain management medication or over-the-counter options may suffice.

Patients will have many activity restrictions the first couple of weeks, including no lifting heavy objects over the head. However, patients are encouraged to walk around the house within the first day of surgery to facilitate healing and minimize blood clots.

Swelling and bruising will largely subside after two weeks, and around this time most patients return to work.

Your doctor will discuss what you can expect of recovery during your consultation. Typically, patients are back to their full routines, including rigorous exercise about six weeks after the operation.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Appointment

Dr. Yee can provide patients with exceptional surgical outcomes. Learn more about this procedure and Dr. Yee’s practice by reaching out to us today. You can fill out our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lee. You can also speak directly with a team member by calling us at (501) 224-1044.

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