J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS
1103 Kaliste Saloom Road #300
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 456-3282
Monday–Thursday : 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Friday : 8 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Breast Augmentation Lafayette
Many women search for cosmetic breast surgery procedures that will help them improve their breast shape as well as overall body proportions. Women visit cosmetic surgeon Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain for breast augmentation in Lafayette, LA from Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lake Charles and beyond for the fuller, shapelier breasts they desire. While breast implants are a time-tested and popular method for breast enhancement, new technology is paving the way for breast enhancement using your own tissue. Now, Dr. Duplechain can improve your body contours while simultaneously increasing your breast size with breast augmentation using fat transfer or the traditional implant surgery.
Dr. Duplechain and his staff look forward to helping you turn your aesthetic goals into a reality. If you would like to learn more about breast enhancement or any other procedures we offer, request a consultation online or call our office at (337) 456-3282.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation performed by Dr. Duplechain can provide many benefits for women, including:
- Improved body contours: Although breast surgery addresses only the breasts, the procedure can bring the proportions of the entire body into harmony.
- Fuller breasts with or without implants: Although many people believe implants are the only way to get larger breasts, Dr. Duplechain also offers fat transfer for a softer, subtler alternative to implants for patients seeking breast enlargement.
- A natural appearance: The overwhelming majority of Dr. Duplechain’s breast augmentation patients emphasize their desire for breasts that look and feel as natural as possible. He takes care to develop a completely unique surgical plan for each patient, evaluating her measurements carefully in order to complement her natural curves.
- Enhanced confidence and body image: Of course, breast augmentation also creates the intangible benefit of a major boost in confidence. Recent studies indicate that women who have undergone breast augmentation experience noticeable boosts in their sexual enjoyment, self-esteem, and overall well-being.
Planning Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation is a highly personal procedure, and it’s important that you pursue breast surgery for your own satisfaction, not to meet the demands of somebody else. When you initially meet with Dr. Duplechain, you will discuss your desired outcome in detail. He will ask you questions about your lifestyle and also examine your breasts to help you decide which surgical options are best for you.
Dr. Duplechain likes to meet with patients more than once prior to their breast augmentations in order to refine the details of surgery. During these pre-op appointments, you have the opportunity to “try on” various implant sizes under a shirt to better envision your potential outcomes. We also review the best ways you can prepare for surgery, as well as what you can expect in the days, weeks, and months following your procedure.
Your Breast Implant Options
In addition to the option to use their own fat, patients may choose implants to increase the size and shape of their breasts. Although this method requires incisions on the breasts, implants can help to increase breast size and shape beyond that of a fat transfer procedure. We offer both silicone and saline implants, the 2 materials that are approved by the FDA in the U.S.
Silicone breast implants
Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel with a texture that’s similar to gummy bear candy. Silicone implants are durable and, although rupture is unlikely, they will hold their shape in case of breakage. Many doctors and patients alike believe silicone implants feel and look more natural than saline.
Saline breast implants
Saline implants contain a sterile saltwater solution within a durable silicone shell. Saline implants typically require smaller incisions because they’re inserted into the body empty and filled once in place. Some patients prefer saline implants because they’re slightly less expensive than silicone.
During your personal consultation, we will sit down one-on-one to discuss which implant size and type are right to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Transaxillary Incisions for Breast Augmentation
In addition to the incisions that cosmetic surgeons typically offer (periareolar and inframammary), we also offer a discreetly placed incision in the natural fold of the armpit. This incision, typically called the “transaxillary” or “under the armpit” incision, allows you to enjoy augmented breasts without a visible breast scar.
In your transaxillary breast augmentation, a small incision is made in each armpit. Dr. Duplechain monitors the precise placement of the implant (either saline or silicone) through this incision using advanced surgical imaging technology. This procedure is relatively quick, usually requiring less than an hour.
By contrast, periareolar incisions are made around the areola, and inframammary incisions are made along the base of the breast. Each of these techniques carries some risk of visible breast scarring. If you choose the transaxillary method, on the other hand, you will enjoy a virtually “scarless” breast augmentation.
This “scarless” augmentation procedure is highly specialized and requires meticulous technique. For this reason, many surgeons do not offer this incision. If you are considering implants through a transaxillary incision, choose an American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) certified cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience performing transaxillary breast augmentation and ample evidence in their gallery of an attractive, successful outcome.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
To perform your fat transfer breast augmentation, we use a modified liposuction technique to remove fat from areas of the body such as the midsection, flanks, or thighs. The removed fat is harvested and purified before being injected into the breasts. Fat transfer breast augmentation has now received FDA approval and can be performed through a very small incision (about 3 millimeters) in the breast fold. A sports bra is worn for a couple of weeks, and then a normal undergarment can be worn. Once the fat has “taken,” meaning that it has integrated with the natural breast tissue, you can enjoy your newly enhanced breasts.
While a breast enhancement with fat transfer can achieve noticeable enhancement, it is important to understand that this method will not achieve as much of a noticeable transformation as breast augmentation using implants. Fat transfer patients often report that they enjoy the subtle, natural outcome the procedure provides.
J. Kevin Duplechain, M.D., FACS
Dr. Duplechain’s dedication to excellence in aesthetic surgery is reflected in his own work, his remarkable credentials, and in the education and training he provides to aesthetic surgeons worldwide. He will work with you to provide the beautiful, natural looking results you desire.Meet Dr. Duplechain
Recovery and Results
After your procedure, a special bra must be worn for several weeks following either type of breast augmentation. Acute pain typically subsides after one to five days, but you may experience muscle soreness and swelling for a few weeks during your recovery period. Patients are provided detailed recovery instructions for aftercare, and Dr. Duplechain and his staff are always available to answer questions that arise during recovery. After breast augmentation with fat transfer or implants, patients attain fuller, more shapely breasts and more balanced body contours.
Drop & Fluff: Why it’s Essential to Trust the Process
Following the initial recovery period, breast implants take several months to settle into their final shape, a process commonly known as “drop and fluff.” During the first 6 months following your breast surgery, don’t become discouraged if your breasts don’t quite look like what you’d hoped—they will evolve and be worth the wait. Read this post to learn how the drop and fluff process works, why it’s a critical part of implant-based breast augmentation, and when you can expect to see your final results.
To see examples from real patients of Dr. Duplechain, please visit our augmentation gallery.
Why choose Dr. Duplechain as your cosmetic surgeon
Dr. Duplechain has helped thousands of women look and feel their very best. During Dr. Duplechain’s decades of experience, he has amassed a collection of honors and awards from his peers. He has been elected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 1996 to the present, has been chosen as a Top Doctor in Louisiana, and was voted the Best Plastic Surgeon in Acadiana in 2009 and 2010 by area newspaper The Times of Acadiana.
All surgical procedures are performed by Dr. Duplechain in the Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, which Dr. Duplechain opened with partners in 2004 as part of his commitment to the highest standard of patient care. And of course, excellent care is nothing without excellent results; Dr. Duplechain’s educational background and professional experience, combined with his passion for aesthetics and patient care, produce results that look natural, yet transformative. Patients routinely state that their surgeries with Dr. Duplechain enabled them to look like the very best versions of themselves.
Finding a qualified, passionate surgeon for your procedure is the first step toward a beautiful outcome and a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience. Patients from throughout the country choose Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain because of his experience, dedication, and talent. Learn why breast augmentation patients come from New Orleans, Alexandria, and other Louisiana cities to consult with Dr. Duplechain. Request your appointment today. For out-of-town patients, we are happy to set up a virtual consultation at your convenience.
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