- Achieves natural symmetry
- Restores breast tissue after a mastectomy
- Adds volume after weight loss
- Balances proportions
A variety of incisions is used to perform the procedure:
- In the lower crease of the breast (inframammary incision)
- Around the lower portion of the areola, or dark-colored skin around the nipple (periareolar incision)
- In the armpit (transaxillary incision)
- Under the breast fold (sub-mammary incision)
Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation ProcedureBreast augmentation is a straightforward procedure. Prior to the procedure, your surgeon will discuss with you the different types of implants available. Whether you choose saline (salt-water–filled implants) or silicone (gel-filled implants) is up to you. Both are safe choices.The doctor will make sure you are comfortable and understand the procedure prior to going under anesthesia.
Breast Augmentation RecoveryMost patients experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling after their surgery. Your doctor can prescribe medication to help manage any discomfort. In the days following the procedure, you will need to wear a surgical bra, and your doctor will advise you to avoid any heavy lifting. Some patients experience reduced sensation in their nipples after breast augmentation surgery, but this is only temporary and should return to normal once healing is complete. Most of our patients are able to resume daily activities, including work, within seven to ten days.
Some of the most common reasons women undergo breast augmentation include the following:
- Drooping or sagging after childbirth and/or breastfeeding
- Reduced firmness from aging
- Small or asymmetrical breasts