Breast augmentation is also commonly referred to mammoplasty. It is a surgical procedure to increase breast size. It involves the placement of breast implants underneath chest muscles or breast tissue. Breast augmentation for some women is a way to increase their confidence. Others may select augmentation as part of rebuilding their breasts due to specific conditions.
If you are thinking about getting an augmentation, call our offices to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. At your appointment with us, you’ll gain an understanding of what breast augmentation surgery entails. In addition, you’ll learn of its possible risks and proper post-procedure care to promote healing.
Why Breast Augmentation Might Be Right for You:
- It enhances your appearance if you feel the size of your breasts are too small or if they are uneven in size.
- Adjusts for a change in the size of your breasts following pregnancy.
- Corrects uneven breast size or shape following breast surgery for other medical conditions.
- Boosts self-confidence.
Review your goals for having this procedure with your surgeon. With more information, you’ll have a realistic outlook about what it can accomplish for you.
What to Expect
Breast augmentation typically takes place at a surgical facility or an outpatient facility. Most patients go home the same day as their surgery. The procedure most often does not requires a stay in a hospital.
In some cases, breast augmentation is done after administering local anesthesia to the patient. This means the patient is awake and while the breast is numb. More often, however, the patient receives general anesthesia and remains asleep during surgery.
During the procedure, your surgeon make a single incision either:
- Around the nipple.
- In the crease underneath the breast.
- Under the arm
The surgeon next separates the breast tissue from the muscles and connective tissues of the chest. This forms a pocket in which the surgeon inserts the breast implant. For saline implants, they are empty during insertion and then filled with sterilized salt water. Silicone implants, alternatively, already contain silicone gel.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our procedures and if you make be a good candidate for this remarkable procedure.