Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, the procedure involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants also may be used to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.
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 breast size. 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 chest muscle.
Pre-Procedure Post Procedure
- 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. 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.