One of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., breast augmentation can give women with small or unevenly sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look through the placement of saline or silicone implants in the breast.
Patients elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic reasons, including balancing breast size, compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery, and correcting a congenital breast defect. Under our doctor's expert care, patients enjoy great-looking, natural-feeling breasts that are one or more cup sizes larger after the operation.
Fully Customized Breast Enhancement
Every woman is unique in both her desires and her body shape. With that in mind, your doctor will take the time during the pre-operative consultations to learn what each patient hopes to gain from breast augmentation surgery and to decide which implant type, size and placement is best. In this way, each patient enjoys completely customized treatment designed with her specific goals in mind.
During your consultation, you will make decisions together about the type, size, incision and placement of your implants. Your anatomy plays a major role in these decisions. Your doctor will talk with you about the options for breast augmentation surgery - depending on your current measurements, your body frame, and your expectations.
A Snapshot Of Your Procedure
Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia (which means you go to sleep). The surgical technique uses a small incision made in the crease at the bottom of your breast. Next, a pocket is created under the breast tissue only (called "above the muscle") or under the muscle and breast tissue (called "below the muscle"). Finally, the breast implant is inserted into the pocket and the incisions are sutured closed.
Saline or silicone implants? Both implant choices consist of a silicone implant shell that is then filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. Following extensive research, both types of implants have been approved as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our consultation process and discussion will help you decide which type is right for you.
You will go home in an elastic support garment with oral medication as directed for rest and comfort. Postoperative healing will be closely monitored during office visits and daily activities can be resumed as tolerated, working towards full aerobic activity in about 4 weeks.