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Introduction

Genetics and lifestyle factors play a major role in our appearances. Sometimes it may seem that no matter what we do, our bodies do not comply with our wishes! For women, concerns or confidence issues with our breasts are particularly troubling. Sagging breasts, perkier breasts, breasts that are larger, breasts that are smaller...there are many different ways some of us wish our breasts were different. 

adult-1869008_640-1Today, we are living in a time of technological advancement in cosmetic surgery that has brought us unparalleled opportunities to augment our bodies. We have a significantly better understanding of blood supply to the skin, fascia, muscle, and bone, that have transformed procedures, allowing us to deliver exceptional results with better, faster healing and less scarring. This is particularly true for cosmetic breast procedures.

These innovations are helping women across San Antonio achieve a desired look that instills confidence and helps us feel our best. Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez applies a skilled, artful hand along with cutting-edge technologies to deliver life-changing results with cosmetic breast procedures for patients of Eterna Cosmetic Surgery. 

As we age, factors like weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and more impact our entire bodies. For women in particular, the effects on our breasts can be especially troubling. Loose, sagging skin and loss of breast volume can lead to self esteem and confidence issues. And there is only so much a bra can do! 

Patients who are in good general health, without any major infections or serious illnesses, are most often suitable candidates for cosmetic breast procedures. It’s important to provide your full medical history and discuss any health concerns or questions during your consultation with Dr. Hernandez at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio.

Introduction to Dr. Hernandez

Dr. HernandezPrior to founding Eterna Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hernandez treated women for many different types of breast issues, including cancer, cysts, abscesses, etcetera). She saw firsthand how these issues affected her patients and decided to pursue further training in cosmetic plastic surgery so that she could offer patients procedures like breast augmentation, lifts, reductions, and more to help them look and feel their best. 

As a woman, Dr. Hernandez understands the importance of the breasts as a beautiful and feminine feature. She truly enjoys working with women to restore their breasts and help patients feel more confident in their bodies. Over the past 9 years, she has performed thousands of breast procedures for women across San Antonio and beyond. 

These procedures have transformed patients’ lives. From a woman with large, heavy breasts that caused neck and back pain, numbness and tingling in her arms and fingers, and severe grooves in her shoulders. To another woman who had undergone mastectomy and reconstruction, with disappointing results. And so many more. Dr. Hernandez has enhanced their curves, helped alleviate pain and discomfort and have helped them look and feel their best. 

To better understand cosmetic breast procedures available to Eterna Cosmetic Surgery patients in San Antonio, this resource serves as a comprehensive guide. Continue reading to learn more about the cosmetic breast procedures that can address your specific goal or need.

Cosmetic Breast Procedures in San Antonio

  1. Traditional Breast Augmentation
  2. Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
  3. Breast Lift
  4. Breast Reduction

Traditional Breast Augmentation

Traditional breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure commonly referred to as “breast implants” and clinically known as “augmentation mammaplasty.” Patients choose this procedure to augment the size of their breasts and achieve more pleasing curves. 

What are the options for traditional breast augmentation?

underwear-689862_640While you may be familiar with some of the more traditional breast implants, recent innovations have led to even more choices for traditional breast augmentation patients. In many instances, women can achieve the same excellent look regardless of which type of implant is chosen. 

While rippling is a concern brought to Dr. Hernandez fairly frequently at her office in San Antonio, only women who are very thin and/or have very little breast tissue are more susceptible to having noticeable rippling. There are some unique medical circumstances as well where women may be prone to rippling. In those cases, Dr. Hernandez will typically recommend silicone implants. 

Types of breast implants include:

Saline Implants

Saline implants are literally implants that contain saline solution. You’ve likely heard of saline, which is often used in a variety of other circumstances as an over-the-counter medication for a selection of maladies. Saline is literally a simple solution of salt water. 

Due to the simple nature of saline implants, they are filled with water, this type of implant can deflate over time (most commonly after about 10 years). This means that saline implants will always need to be replaced. Also, with the fluid nature of these implants, they tend to show ripples more commonly than other types of implants. 

Structured Saline Breast Implants

Similar to standard saline implants, structured saline breast implants are filled with salt water, but also contain an inner structure to make these breast implants feel more natural. 

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are most often made of silicone gel. Their outer shell is also made of silicone, which are softer implants that tend to feel more like natural breasts. Silicone implants tend to ripple less than saline implants, and recent innovations mean that these implants are now made to last a woman's lifetime. That means that in many instances, silicone implants may never need to get replaced. They are also incredibly durable. Due to the structure of silicone implants, even if they leak, they will never collapse.

Cohesive (or Gummy) Silicone Implants

Silicone implants often contain silicone gel, and now are also available as cohesive silicone. Cohesive silicone implants (also known as form stable silicone implants and recently approved by the FDA in June 2013) are also known as gummy implants. That’s because their inner material is thicker than traditional silicone implants, much like a gummy bear candy. The thicker material means that the shape of cohesive silicone implants may hold longer. Also, the thicker material means that gummy implants are less likely to fold or ripple; the shell is less likely to collapse. 

Who is a fit for traditional breast augmentation? 

You may be a good fit for traditional breast augmentation if you desire a fuller, more rounded and natural appearance to your breasts. Also, suitable candidates for traditional breast augmentation typically fit the following criteria:

  • In good health and at least 18 years of age or older (for saline implants)
  • In good health and at least 22 years of age or older (for silicone implants)
  • Do not suffer from serious health conditions like pregnancy, breastfeeding, infections, or cancer

Dr. Hernandez also recommends that patients follow a healthy diet and lifestyle. While you are healing from traditional breast augmentation, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, in particular, will help facilitate your healing and results. 

What happens in preparation for traditional breast augmentation? 

Dr. Hernandez may ask you to take a blood test before traditional breast augmentation to rule out any health issues or concerns that could impede healing after your surgery. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hernandez will review your medical history, along with any prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines, and vitamins and/or supplements you may be taking. She will notify you if you should stop any of those medications before your surgery (and when you can resume taking them). 

As noted above, it’s important that you stop smoking for at least six (6) weeks prior to traditional breast augmentation surgery, and should avoid alcohol for several weeks as well, as they can impede healing. You’ll need someone with you before and after surgery, and to stay with you for at least one day following your traditional breast augmentation. 

What happens during traditional breast augmentation surgery? 

Depending on the specific goals and decisions you’ve made together with Dr. Hernandez during your initial consultation, the exact steps taken during your traditional breast augmentation surgery may vary slightly.

Generally, though, Dr. Hernandez will make an incision below the breast for traditional breast augmentation surgery. From there, Dr. Hernandez will insert the implant into a pocket that is created either above or below the pectoral muscle. 

Depending on the specific material of your implants, the next step will vary. Silicone implants are placed in your breasts pre-filled with silicone gel. Saline implants; however, are placed in the breast and then filled with saline solution to achieve the desired look. 

In addition to the proper medical technique involved with traditional breast augmentation, there is a great deal of skill and even artistry in creating the desired look for your breasts. Dr. Hernandez takes great care and precision to ensure your breast implants are properly located to achieve your desired look.

What happens after traditional breast augmentation surgery? 

Once Dr. Hernandez has completed the procedure, she will close your incisions and apply surgical dressings before you head to recovery. Traditional breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure so that after you have rested in recovery, in most cases you will be able to go home and spend the night in your own bed.  

Someone should be with you to drive you home and stay with you for the night while the anesthesia wears off, and while you are still under the influence of pain medications following surgery. This is to protect you from stumbling or otherwise succumbing to injury. 

Your recovery period following traditional breast augmentation will be unique to your body and procedure, as it is for every woman. Generally, all patients experience some bruising and swelling that will fade as your skin heals. Dr. Hernandez will prescribe pain medication and a muscle relaxer to help you deal with pain during the first several days after your surgery. She also recommends wearing soft, cotton bras that do not compress your breasts for four to six weeks.  

You will likely be able to return to work about a week after your surgery; however, Dr. Hernandez will discuss this with you during your follow up appointment. Following surgery and during your follow-up appointment, Dr. Hernandez will provide you with detailed care instructions and timelines for returning to exercise and sexual activity. Typically, many patients are able to return to most exercise approximately one month following traditional breast augmentation, and can resume all exercise approximately six weeks after surgery. Restrictions to sexual activity are generally recommend until about 6 weeks post surgery, and will be discussed during your follow-up appointment. 

How much does traditional breast augmentation cost? 

The costs associated with traditional breast augmentation vary for each patient, but will include the following:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Medical tests
  • Consultation and follow-up appointments
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Surgeon’s fee

Total costs for traditional breast augmentation typically range between $4,000 and $5,000. 

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

One of the most recent surgical innovations for breast augmentation Dr. Hernandez offers San Antonio patients of Eterna Cosmetic surgery is fat transfer breast augmentation. For those patients who desire larger breasts with more natural curves and a more flattering silhouette, fat transfer breast augmentation is an excellent option that is leading to enthusiastic results for patients of Dr. Hernandez.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, technically referred to as augmentation mammoplasty using autologous fat transfer, is a cutting-edge procedure that uses your own fat cells to naturally enhance the size and appearance of your breasts. 

Why do patients choose fat transfer breast augmentation over traditional breast augmentation?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is an excellent choice for women who desire a more natural appearance for their breasts, as well as women who wish for a less-invasive alternative to traditional breast implants. 

During fat transfer breast augmentation, Dr Hernandez only makes one needle puncture below each breast, versus a full incision for traditional breast augmentation. This means your results will include significantly less scarring than traditional breast augmentation. 

Who is a fit for fat transfer breast augmentation? 

adult-1869791_1920Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation is an excellent choice for patients who are in generally good health. Patients who are seeking a modest increase in breast size, most often around one cup size, are the best fit for this procedure. If you have had other breast implants removed in the past, you may also be a suitable candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation.

Women who have had children and breastfed them for some time may have lost breast mass after they stopped breastfeeding. Fat transfer breast augmentation is a popular choice if you have suffered from this reduction to restore your breasts to their pre-childbirth appearance. 

What happens in preparation for fat transfer breast augmentation? 

Preparation for fat transfer breast augmentation is similar to that for traditional breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Hernandez may ask you to take a blood test in order to ensure you do not have any health issues or concerns that could affect how you heal. 

When you meet with Dr. Hernandez during your initial consultation, she will take the time to review your medical history and physiology. She will discuss your goals and preferences and devise a custom solution to help you look and feel your best. Dr. Hernandez will review your medical history, along with any medications, OTC drugs, or vitamins/supplements you may be taking and may recommend you stop taking some medications in advance of surgery to avoid complications.

You will need to avoid smoking or alcohol for at least six (6) weeks before your surgery, and during your healing period, so that your body can do its best to focus on healing and optimize your results. Talk to a friend or family member so that you have someone with you the day of your surgery to drive you to and from the hospital, and to say with you for the night after your procedure. 

What happens during fat transfer breast augmentation surgery?

During fat transfer breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Hernandez will use a special liposuction procedure to obtain fat from your own body without destroying the fat cells. This fat will be used to naturally augment your breasts. Dr. Hernandez will discuss the specific areas for fat removal during your initial consultation. In most cases, this fat will usually come from your thighs,  stomach, or other areas where you have excess fat you wish to be removed. 

The fat cells and fluid that are removed will be processed into pure fat, which is then injected into your breast tissue using a cannula. From there, your body gets to work, providing the “new” breast fat cells with their own blood supply.   

What happens after fat transfer breast augmentation surgery?

Take at least two to three days to rest and recover after fat transfer breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Hernandez will prescribe you pain medication to help with post-procedure pain. 

You may have mild bruising or swelling, both at the liposuction site and around your breasts for several weeks following your procedure. Dr. Hernandez recommends wearing soft, cotton bras that cover the breasts but do not compress them for six weeks to alleviate any discomfort and allow your breasts to heal. 

Most patients can return to work about 3 days after fat transfer breast augmentation; however, a return to full, regular exercise and activity will wait about six weeks. You’ll also want to avoid pressure on your breasts during this time. Dr. Hernandez will assess your healing and recovery during your post-operative appointment and will update you on your personal timeline. 

Dr. Hernandez also recommends patients wear a compression garment on areas treated with liposuction for six weeks after the procedure. 

How much does fat transfer breast augmentation cost? 

The costs associated with fat transfer breast augmentation vary for each patient, but will include the following:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Medical tests
  • Consultation and follow-up appointments
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Surgeon’s fee

Total costs for fat transfer breast augmentation typically range between $5,000 and $6,000.

Breast Lift

Pregnancies, weight loss, and aging can all wreak havoc on the shape and contour of our breasts. Skin stretches over time, allowing the breast tissue to sag and droop due to gravity. The effect on our appearance can cause us to shy away from flattering tops or bikinis, and to suffer from low confidence. A breast lift, or mastopexy, reverses the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain, and loss, and aging to restore a more youthful appearance. 

Patients of Dr. Hernandez at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio are thrilled with their newfound curves and confidence following breast lift surgery.  During a breast lift, Dr. Hernandez artfully and skillfully reshapes the contours of your breasts to restore a youthful, aesthetically-pleasing appearance. 

Who is a good fit for a breast lift? 

beach-bikini-body-of-water-2175546Women who have one (or in particular, multiple) children and breastfed them for some time may have lost breast mass and suffer from sagging breasts after they stopped breastfeeding. Many patients visit Dr. Hernandez for a breast lift to restore the appearance of their breasts after having children. 

Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight tend to lose a great deal of breast mass as well. This can lead to excessively drooping and sagging breasts. Dr. Hernandez meets with many patients who have achieved their weight loss goals, and wish to restore the natural curves of their breasts.  

Patients who are in generally good health are typically ideal candidates for breast lift surgery. Patients should either not smoke, or can stop smoking for several weeks before and after surgery, as smoking can impede healing. It’s important for patients to have realistic expectations for the procedure. 

As with any cosmetic surgery, Dr. Hernandez recommends that you follow a healthy diet and exercise plan, and are at a stable weight before surgery. Patients who have one breast lower than the other, nipples that sag below the breast crease, and are generally unhappy with their breast shape or volume choose breast lift surgery to enhance their appearance and restore confidence.

How do you prepare for a breast lift?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Hernandez will perform a physical examination and discuss your situation and goals. She will then make specific recommendations to help you reach your goals. 

Dr. Hernandez recommends that patients who smoke stop smoking several weeks before (and for several weeks after) their breast lift surgery so that the effects of smoking do not impede healing. She also recommends patients avoid alcohol for at least one week prior to surgery (and continues to refrain from alcohol consumption for one week following surgery), as alcohol can cause excessive swelling and discomfort, which can prolong healing. 

Dr. Hernandez will also review your medical history, plus any medications, supplements or vitamins you may be taking. She may recommend that you stop taking some medications, vitamins, or supplements in advance of surgery to avoid complications. To rule out any potential complications, Dr. Hernandez may also order some simple blood tests before your breast lift. 

What happens during breast lift surgery?

Breast lift surgery is performed in a hospital, most often on an outpatient basis. Dr. Hernandez will meet with you the day of your surgery to answer any questions and help you feel at ease before your breast lift. Your breast lift surgery will require sedation for the procedure. Patients can choose between intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, depending on your specific preferences. Dr. Hernandez will also recommend the method of anesthesia will be your best option.

During breast lift surgery, Dr. Hernandez will carefully design incisions -- most commonly, these are designed around your areolas in a donut fashion, or lifting the breast tissue with vertical or inverted-T incisions. The specific technique used for your breast lift will be determined based on the size and shape of your breasts, the position of your areolas, the severity of your breast sagging, and the amount and level of sagging of your breast tissue. Dr. Hernandez will discuss her recommendations with you prior to your surgery during your consultation and pre-operative appointment. 

After Dr. Hernandez makes the incisions in your breast, she will lift and reshape the underlying tissue to improve the contour and firmness of your breasts. Your nipples and areolas will be repositioned for a more youthful, natural height, and Dr. Hernandez will remove any excess skin. If your areolas are enlarged, Dr. Hernandez may excise skin around the areolas as well. 

If you have chosen breast implants or breast reduction to further augment the appearance of your breasts, Dr. Hernandez will appropriately insert silicone or saline implants, or remove excessive breast tissue. 

Once Dr. Hernandez has artfully removed excess skin and reshaped your breasts for a more youthful, firm appearance, she will further tighten the skin of your breasts by closing your incisions. 

Dr. Hernandez uses a combination of strategically-located sutures and the DermaBond Pineo skin closure system, with Prineo tape on the majority of incisions, and sutures around the edges of the areolas. This careful combination helps your skin heal effectively while minimizing scarring. 

What happens after breast lift surgery? 

Immediately After Surgery

Following your breast lift surgery, you will be immediately taken into recovery, where you will be monitored and tended to by nurses. Dr. Hernandez will visit with you shortly after your sedation has worn off to discuss the results of your surgery and see how you are feeling. 

You will notice immediate results after your breast lift; however, you will need to give yourself time to heal before you see permanent results. Bruising and swelling is normal following a breast lift, as your body heals from surgery. Dr. Hernandez will provide you with a prescription for pain medication to alleviate any discomfort after you return home. 

After You Return Home

While many patients are able to go home the same day as their breast lift, Dr. Hernandez may recommend that you spend the night at the hospital for further care or monitoring. You will need a friend or family member to bring you home.

You will need to change bandages on your breasts daily to keep the incisions clean and promote healing. In very few instances for patients who require massive reduction or lift-type procedures (about 1%), a drainage tube may be inserted during surgery, which will be removed during the post-operative appointment. 

Most patients take at least one week off of work to recover from breast lift surgery. During this time, you will need to rest, but also move around to prevent blood clots and help facilitate healing. You will wear a recovery bra for several weeks following your breast lift to reduce swelling and provide support to your breasts as they heal. 

Dr. Hernandez recommends avoiding alcohol for at least one week after surgery and smoking for six weeks following your breast lift. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, and be sure to drink enough water to stay hydrated. You will need to refrain from strenuous activity for six weeks following your breast lift. 

Patients should expect to see final results from their breast lift about three months after their surgery so that the breasts can heal and any swelling can subside. With Dr. Hernandez’s artful, personalized approach, she is able to provide patients across San Antonio with natural, pleasing curves that restore a more youthful appearance.  

What else can Dr. Hernandez do to improve the appearance of my breasts with a breast lift? 

In many cases, patients who suffer from sagging breasts also have a loss of breast tissue volume. Together with a breast lift, Dr. Hernandez simultaneously provides breast implants for patients across San Antonio. 

Conversely, patients who suffer from sagging breasts and wish for a breast reduction may combine the two procedures to remove breast tissue while lifting the breasts and enhancing the overall appearance.  

How much does it cost for a breast lift?

The costs associated with a breast lift vary for each patient, but will include the following:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Medical tests
  • Consultation and follow-up appointments
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Surgeon’s fee

The cost for a breast lift typically totals between $9,000 and $10,000.

Breast Reduction

Just as many women find breast augmentation to be a life-changing procedure, there are many women for whom breast reduction is also transformative. Large breasts can cause many challenges and even health problems for women. Extremely large breasts may cause women to look heavier than their actual weight and can make it difficult to find stylish clothing that fits properly. Women may have difficulty finding a properly-supportive bra and can suffer from back and neck problems. 

Sadly, many women who suffer from extremely large breasts develop the habit of slumping or stooping to attempt to “hide” their breasts. In addition to feelings of self-consciousness or even unattractiveness, women with extremely large breasts, you may suffer from poor posture and exacerbated back and neck problems, shoulder grooving and more due to attempts at “hiding.” It can even be difficult to find or notice lumps and other changes that are critical to the early detection of breast cancer and other serious breast issues. 

It pains Dr. Hernandez to hear of the suffering and shame women feel about their breasts before visiting the Eterna Cosmetic Surgery office in San Antonio. For these patients, breast reduction (or reduction mammoplasty) is a critical, life-changing surgery that enhances many aspects of their lives. 

Who is a good fit for breast reduction?

Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery have large breasts that are impeding their ability to lead active, happy lives. You should be in good health and eating a healthy diet. You should not smoke, or should be able to stop smoking at least six weeks before and after surgery. Patients should have realistic expectations for their appearance and lifestyle after surgery. Dr. Hernandez will discuss and help you set realistic expectations during your initial consultation. 

How do you prepare for a breast reduction?

Dr. Hernandez will perform a physical examination, then discuss your situation and goals during your initial consultation. She may also consult with your primary care doctor about any underlying concerns or additional health problems that have resulted from your breast size. Then, you will both together create a plan for the specific size and shape of your breasts. 

Ideally, candidates for breast reduction (and all cosmetic surgeries) are nonsmokers. Breast reduction patients who are smokers will need to stop smoking several weeks before (and for several weeks after) their breast reduction to facilitate healing. You should also avoid alcohol for at least one week prior to surgery (and for one week after surgery), as alcohol consumption can lead to excessive swelling and discomfort, which can delay healing. 

Dr. Hernandez will review your medical history and medications, supplements or vitamins you are taking. You may need to stop taking some medications, vitamins, or supplements before your breast reduction surgery to avoid complications. Dr. Hernandez may also order preoperative blood work before your breast reduction surgery. 

What happens during breast reduction surgery?

Dr. Hernandez will perform your breast reduction surgery in a hospital, most typically on an outpatient basis. Dr. Hernandez will stop by before surgery to answer any questions and put you at ease before your breast reduction. You will require general anesthesia, which Dr. Hernandez and an anesthesiologist will discuss with you prior to your surgery.

Breast reduction surgery will remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. Dr. Hernandez will artfully recreate a pleasing shape and contour of your breasts, at a size that will no longer impede your ability to feel confident and live without barriers to your happiness. 

Dr. Hernandez will carefully design incisions for your breast reduction surgery. These are typically designed as keyhole-type patterns with incisions around your areola and vertically down to your breast crease, or as T-shaped incisions. The specific incisions necessary will vary depending on a variety of factors. Dr. Hernandez will discuss this with you during your consultation and preoperative appointment. 

The specific technique used for your breast lift will be determined based on the size and shape of your breasts, the position of your areolas, the severity of your breast sagging, and the amount and level of sagging of your breast tissue. Dr. Hernandez will discuss her recommendations with you prior to your surgery during your consultation and pre-operative appointment. 

Once Dr. Hernandez has made the incisions on your breasts, she removes excess fat and tissue from the breasts. She will also remove excess tissue from the lower and lateral parts of the breasts. Your nipple/areola area will be repositioned upward, and if necessary, reduced in size. Dr. Hernandez will artfully and skillfully reshape your breasts for a pleasing size, shape, and contour. 

Once Dr. Hernandez has removed excess tissue and skin, and has reshaped your breasts to give you a smaller, more pleasing size and shape, she will close your incisions. A drainage tube may be inserted to assist with healing. 

What happens after a breast reduction? 

Immediately After Surgery

Following your breast reduction, you will be immediately taken into recovery for observation by nurses and to allow you time for the effects of sedation or anesthesia to wear off. Dr. Hernandez will stop by shortly after your sedation has worn off to see how you are feeling and to review the results of your surgery. 

You will notice immediate results after your breast reduction; however, it will take some time to heal before you see the final results. It is normal for bruising and swelling to be present after breast reduction. Dr. Hernandez will prescribe you pain medication to help with any discomfort after you return home. 

After You Return Home

Most patients are able to return home the same day as their breast reduction, however, Dr. Hernandez may recommend you spend one night in the hospital for further care or monitoring. Be sure to coordinate before your surgery for a friend or family member to take you home from the hospital.

It’s important to change bandages on your breasts each day to keep your incisions clean, prevent infection, and assist healing. 

In most instances, patients take at least one week off of work to recover from breast reduction surgery. Rest is important during this time, as is movement to assist healing and prevent blood clots. You will wear a recovery bra for several weeks following your breast reduction to reduce swelling and to support your breasts as they heal. 

Dr. Hernandez recommends zero alcohol consumption for at least one week after surgery, and you should avoid smoking for six weeks following your breast reduction. It’s important to fuel your body with a healthy diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables. It’s also important to stay hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day. Strenuous activity should be avoided for six weeks following breast reduction surgery. 

Patients should expect to see final results from their breast reduction about three months after their surgery so that the breasts can heal and any swelling can subside. Dr. Hernandez applies her artful skill and eye for beauty to provide patients in San Antonio with natural, pleasing contours and a youthful appearance, along with the physical and emotional benefits of breast reduction surgery.  

How much does it cost for breast reduction?

The costs associated with breast reduction vary for each patient, but will include the following:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Medical tests
  • Consultation and follow-up appointments
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Surgeon’s fee

The cost for a breast reduction typically totals between $9,000 and $10,000.

Conclusion

While genetics, aging, having children, and pursuing a healthy lifestyle may affect the appearance of our breasts, technological advancement, along with the skill and artistry of Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez, offer tremendous transformations for patients of Eterna Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio. 

Every patient is unique, with unique struggles and goals. Dr. Hernandez takes the time to get to know her patients and understand their goals, so that she can provide natural-looking, pleasing curves and restore a more youthful appearance. Her ultimate goal is to help you look and feel your best, and to live your best life! To learn more about cosmetic breast procedures and Eterna Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, contact us today to schedule your consultation

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