Small, underdeveloped breasts can make you feel less feminine, prevent you from wearing certain clothing, and impact your self-confidence.
Dr. Suzanne Yee provides personally tailored breast augmentation at her Little Rock, AR, office to help you achieve natural-looking results.
Breast augmentation can enhance several areas of your life...
Take a closer look at the surgical procedure...
A Brief Overview of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation (or breast enlargement) is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures today. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' 2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, approximately 313,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed that year.
Many patients at our Little Rock, AR, plastic surgery practice choose breast augmentation surgery because they want to increase the size of their breasts, achieve better symmetry, or restore volume after pregnancy. In many cases, patients choose to combine their breast implants with a breast lift to give their bust a perkier, more youthful projection.
Although the actual length of your procedure will depend on several factors, most breast augmentation surgeries can be completed in about one hour.
Breast augmentation remains a highly sought-after procedure...
Breast implants enhance various aspects of your bustline...
Breast Implants Can Dramatically Improve:
Concerned with Sagging? Be Aware...
Breast augmentation is not designed to address sagging breasts or excess skin resulting from pregnancy or massive weight loss. If sagging or overly elastic skin are among your concerns, Dr. Yee can combine breast implants with breast lift surgery to improve the projection of your breasts. Performed together, these breast surgeries can completely enhance and rejuvenate your bustline—all at once.
Seriously considering surgery? There are some requirements you should meet...
Ensuring the Safety & Success of Your Breast Augmentation
Be in Good Health
Finished Having Children
Maintain Realistic Expectations
You have many choices for your care, but Dr. Yee has unparalleled skills...
Trust Your Breast Surgery to a Recognized Leader
Over the years, Dr. Yee has achieved Allergan, Inc. Black Diamond Status. The prestigious award recognizes leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery who demonstrate a commitment to innovation, excellence, and the highest level of patient care. Only the top 2% of physicians in the country receive Black Diamond Status–and Dr. Yee is one of the few recipients in Arkansas.
Dr. Yee can customize your breast implant placement to meet your needs...
Our Little Rock plastic surgery practice uses the latest techniques to enhance surgical outcomes...
Certified "Keller Funnel" Physician
Dr. Yee is a KELLER FUNNEL® Certified Physician and uses the KELLER FUNNEL on many of her silicone breast augmentation cases. The KELLER FUNNEL is a cone-shaped, nylon device that allows your surgeon to use a no-touch delivery technique, which is believed to reduce infection-related complications.*
Traditional methods of inserting pre-filled breast implants involved pushing the implant through a small incision, which can cause damage to both the patient’s tissue and the implant’s shell. But with this advancement, Dr. Yee can insert the tip of the funnel into a smaller incision and guide the implant into place without strain and disturbance to the surrounding tissue. Other benefits of the KELLER FUNNEL include:
- Minimized incision length
- Decreased bruising and post-operative pain
- Less force used during surgery
- Decreased infection risk
Preparing for Your Plastic Surgery Procedure
During your consultation with the plastic surgeon at our Little Rock, AR, plastic surgery practice, you will be treated with extreme discretion and respect. Dr. Yee and our highly professional staff work hard to ensure that you feel comfortable in our warm surroundings. During your appointment, our plastic surgeon will get to know you and your:
- Areas of concern
- Goals and expectations for breast augmentation surgery
- Health history (to ensure that you are a good candidate for breast surgery)
It is important to Dr. Yee that you develop realistic expectations, so she will be completely honest during your consultation. To give you a better idea of your results, she will show you before and after photographs of patients with similar breasts to yours. You can also experiment with different breast implants by wearing them in your bra to give you an idea of the size that would be the perfect fit for you.
What can you expect during the procedure?
General Steps of Breast Augmentation
Our team takes extra precautions to assist you in your recovery...
What to Expect During Your Recovery
Dr. Yee wants all of her breast augmentation patients to experience the most comfortable recovery, and have as little downtime as possible. The Rapid Recovery Method is a recently developed form of breast augmentation which gives breast augmentation patients the ability to return to normal activity within 24 hours of surgery. During breast augmentation procedures, the muscle is divided and stretched to create a pocket for the implant. The condition of the breast muscle after a breast augmentation is much like a sports injury to a leg muscle. When a muscle is injured, torn, or stretched during sports, the most common path to recovery is physical therapy.
The Rapid Recovery Method consists of an advanced procedure technique, alternate pain management, and immediate physical therapy. At our Little Rock office, Dr. Yee has perfected a surgical technique that causes less trauma and inflammation to the breast muscle. This method is so gentle that many patients find they do not need strong pain medications and can recover with only the use of non-narcotic analgesics. Since there is very little postoperative pain, the patient is able to practice specialized arm and chest exercises almost immediately after the procedure. The combination of brisk arm and chest movements stimulates repair of the damaged muscle and significantly decreases recovery time.
Dr. Yee will have you return to her Little Rock office a week after surgery for a follow-up visit, and then follow your care as needed over the course of the next 12 months. A post-surgical sports bra-like garment is usually recommended for several weeks. We also recommend resting for the first few days following breast augmentation surgery. Most women experience some mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness, which should subside in a short time. Much of the discomfort associated with breast surgery can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Yee.
Most patients return to work within a few days, and resume normal activity in two to three weeks.
Take a look at one of our patient transformations...
Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants
The results can be nothing short of life-changing...
Results & Aftercare
The final results of your breast augmentation may not be apparent until as much as a year after surgery. During this time, your implants will naturally settle lower on your breasts and begin to look more natural.
Your new breast size can give you a new lease on life, allowing you embark on professional, romantic, and personal endeavors with a newfound sense of self-confidence.
To protect your results as best as possible, we recommend wearing supportive bras and maintaining a stable weight. In general, breast implants need to be replaced every decade or so for the best possible look and feel.
But don't take our word for it...
5-Star Review from a Breast Augmentation Patient
"I lost a lot of weight in my breasts, so I came in for Breast Augmentation. Dr Yee is very professional & helped me pick out a size that is proportionate to my body type. She is very honest in going to big or too small, but will support your ultimate decision! "
What are you waiting for?
Talk to Us About Your Treatment Goals
Breast augmentation can give patients’ body better balance. At her Little Rock, Arkansas office, Dr. Yee strives for a natural appearance that will make the patient feel great about herself.
Breast Enlargement Surgery Options
At our Little Rock, Arkansas office, breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. The procedure generally takes about one hour, in which Dr. Yee will place the implant through a small incision. Dr. Yee can help determine the best implant type and incision option during your consultation. The two most common types of implants are saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with saline liquid and silicone implants are filled with a gel like substance. Either of these implants comes in many sizes and profiles to fit different body types. Another option that will be decided during the consultation is placement of the implant, over or under the muscle, and Dr. Yee will suggest which option will be best for you.
“Thank you for such a wonderful experience. Your nurses and you made this surgery simple for me. It was an all around pleasant experience.”
Dr. Suzanne Yee and her staff treat many patients from outside the Little Rock, Arkansas area. Now offering Internet consultations, Dr. Suzanne Yee allows you the opportunity to seek her professional opinion from the comfort and privacy of your home. Click here to learn more.
* (1) Adams, WP (January 2009) "Capsular Contracture: What is it? What causes it? How can it be prevented and managed?" Clinics in Plastic Surgery
(2) Mladick, RA (1993) "No Touch submuscular saline breast augmentation technique" Aesthetic Surgery Journal
(3) Wiener, TC (March 2008) "Relationship of incision choice to capsular contracture" Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Suzanne Yee, MD
Dr. Suzanne Yee is a top cosmetic surgeon who combines passion, artistic sensibilities, and years of extensive study to create life-changing results for her patients. She is triple board-certified and a member of various trusted organizations:
- Fellow of American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- Fellow of American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
- Fellow of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellow of American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
- Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Yee in Little Rock, request an appointment online or call us at (501) 224-1044.
Love Dr. Yee! She is very caring and patient, and she answered any questions I had. She has a very knowledgeable and friendly staff as well. Highly recommend her. Best of the best!Andy A.