Breast Augmentation (Breast Enlargement)
Breast augmentation, or Augmentation Mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast for a number of reasons: To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small; To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy; To balance a difference in breast size; or as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery. By inserting an implant behind each breast, we are able to increase a woman’s bust line by one or more bra cup sizes. Usually, a small incision is made either under the breast, around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple), or in the armpit. A pocket is created for the implant either behind the breast tissue or behind the pectoralis muscle.
Prior to surgery, your plastic surgeon will examine the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin and the position of your nipples. Depending on your desired results, he will discuss with you the optimal incision, position and size of your implants. You will also be given specific instructions regarding what you will need to do in the days immediately before your surgery.
Breast Augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure. You should be up and around a day or two after your surgery. Although everyone heals at a different rate, you can expect that most of the swelling will subside within several weeks. Many women find that their new figure gives them a greater sense of self-confidence and their new, natural curves will let them wear a greater variety of fashions.