A breast augmentation is performed to provide women with larger, firmer, and proportionally improved breasts. This is performed through the surgical insertion of saline or silicone implants in the breast area. The implants are silicone shells that are filled with salt water or gel. They are safe and provide unique advantages.
Incision: The breast augmentation procedure lasts one to two hours and is typically performed with general anesthesia. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places on the breast to minimize scar visibility. These may be located:
In the crease on the underside of the breast (inframammary), or
Around the areola, the dark skin around the nipple (periareolar)
Submuscular – Beneath the muscle of the chest, this technique offers a few advantages over placement beneath the breast tissue only. These include reduced risk of capsular contracture (post-operative tightening around the implant) and less interference with mammogram examinations. Possible disadvantages include the need for drainage tubes and elevated pain in the first few days following surgery.
Subglandular – Beneath the breast tissue
Subfascial – Above the muscle, but beneath the fascia. This technique has many of the advantages of both the submuscular and subglandular techniques of breast augmentation, and has become the preferred position for the placement of breast implants in our practice. During the consultation, the surgeon will discuss which option may be best for you.
Breast Augmentation Candidacy: You may be a qualified candidate for this procedure if you’re unhappy with certain qualities of your breast. Good candidates for a breast augmentation surgery are in good physical health, non-smokers, and have a positive outlook and specific, realistic goals for the procedure.
Cost: There are many variables that go into breast augmentation cost. we will custom-tailor the pricing to suit the work that needs to be done. To learn more about cost and financing, contact us. We’ll walk you through the process .
Breast augmentation Recovery: Most clients feel tired and sore after breast augmentation surgery, but this usually passes in a day or two. Many clients return to work within the week. Post-operative pain, swelling, and sensitivity will diminish over the first few weeks. Scars from breast augmentation incisions will begin to fade with the months.