Breast augmentation is done to improve shape and increase size.
Known as mammoplasty, breast augmentation involves placing implants under breast tissue and usually partially under chest wall muscles. Breast augmentation is done to improve shape and increase size. Augmentation can add natural-looking size and fullness, as well as restore volume lost from weight reduction or pregnancy.
The key to a successful result is open communication between patient and surgeon. Our plastic surgeons conduct careful health and physical assessment, and listen to patient goals and expectations. Together, you and your doctor will determine the best implant type (saline/silicone), size and shape, placement of incision and location of implant to meet your specific desires.
The procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis and takes less than two hours. Patients receive general anesthesia. An On-Q pain pump is an optional purchase that helps to improve postoperative discomfort.
Most patients recover quickly and may be able to return to work within a week. Patients are advised to refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for up to six weeks. However, walking and light exercise are encouraged.