Breast Augmentation and Enlargement
A Body You Can Love. Curves You Can Live With.
Thousands of women have enhanced their figures and improved their self-confidence with breast augmentation. If you’re self-conscious about your breast size, breast augmentation offers you the opportunity to have a shapelier, fuller bust using the latest cosmetic surgery techniques. We invite you to schedule an in-depth cosmetic consultation with your breast augmentation surgeon where you’ll have the opportunity to look at “before and after” pictures of breast augmentation patients, try on implant sizers in a bra, and discuss your individual desires. You and your breast augmentation surgeon will discuss which breast implant size and shape is best for your body frame. Whether you would like to wear certain clothes, make your waist appear smaller, or simply restore the way you once looked before age and pregnancy took their toll, breast augmentation can help you achieve your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the best candidate for breast augmentation?
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In many cases, women wishing to undergo breast augmentation consider their current breast size unbalanced, too small or disproportionate to their body. Women who have lost a significant amount of weight or who have had children are also good candidates. Younger candidates must be fully developed before proceeding with this procedure.
What are the risks of having breast augmentation?
Any surgical procedure comes with inherent risk, such as the effects of anesthesia, infection, bleeding and swelling. These and other complications rarely occur and can usually be avoided. Thousands of women undergo breast augmentation successfully every year and are very satisfied with the outcome. Your breast augmentation surgeon will discuss the risks with you thoroughly during your consultation.
How long is the recovery period?
The length of time it takes to recuperate after breast augmentation varies depending on the procedure performed and the patient. Most patients will require assistance for the first day or two, then most are able to care for themselves, but may still need assistance if they have small children. Breast augmentation patients can usually get around independently by the second day following surgery. Many return to work within 5-7 days.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, a small incision is placed either underneath the breast just above the crease, around the lower edge of the areola or within the armpit. A saline or gel implant is placed either behind the breast tissue or under the muscle depending on the size and contour desired. Your breast augmentation surgeon will work with you to determine which size, shape and type of implant is ideal for your body. The procedure may take from 1-2 hours. You can be up and about within a day, but strenuous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for approximately 4-6 weeks. After the procedure, a soft, conforming bra may be worn for about 1-2 weeks to control swelling and maintain the position of the implants. Normal activities are gradually resumed during the same time frame.
Is Breast Augmentation Right For Me?
Your breast augmentation surgeon can help you visualize your augmentation results, but only you can decide if the procedure is right for you. Women choose to have breast enlargement for a variety of reasons.
• Enlarge breasts which never developed to a desirable size after puberty
• Enhance breasts which lost volume and shape after weight loss or pregnancy
• Create symmetry for breasts, which developed unequally
• Improve the shape of breasts which have a tubular shape or other shape abnormalities
• Enlarge what some would consider “perfectly normal” breasts to a more desirable size
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