Breast Augmentation

One of the more popular cosmetic procedures performed in the US, breast augmentation involves using a breast implant to enhance the size of your breasts. Whether the reason is to regain your previous fullness or to just enhance your existing breast volume, a breast augmentation can be tailored to meet your desired outcome. Depending on your goals, breast augmentation may also be combined with a breast lift.

Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

  • Improved balance of breast and hip contours
  • Improved symmetry by resolving a difference in breast size
  • Enhanced self-image and self-confidence 

What to Expect at the Breast Augmentation Consultation 

  • Evaluate your general health
  • Examine and photograph your breasts
  • Discuss your options
  • Discuss outcomes and risks of breast augmentation     

What to Expect on the Day of Surgery

  • You will receive medications to keep you comfortable and anesthesia during the procedure.
  • Incisions will be made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring.
  • The breast implants will be inserted into pockets that were formed by the incisions.
  • The incisions will be closed with layered sutures. These incisions will fade over time.
  • After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room. Your breasts will be wrapped in a dressing and a bra or elastic band to minimize the swelling and support the breasts as they heal.
  • You will be permitted to go home when you are stable. This is usually after an hour or so.
  • The results of the breast augmentation will be immediately visible.
  • What to Expect During Recovery

  • If your job is not physically demanding, you should be able to return to work after a few days.
  • Exercise, especially arm movements, may be restricted for several weeks.
  • There may be bruising and swelling, but these symptoms should resolve within a month or so.
  • Stitches will be removed about a week after surgery.
  • You may be required to wear a support bra for a period of time.
  • Potential Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery

    Although the risks are unlikely, they could include:

  • Breast pain
  • Scar tissue that hardens and distorts the implant
  • Potential for decreased nipple or breast sensation
  • An implant rupture or leak

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