It is common for women to feel insecure about their breast size and proportion - and body plastic surgery can help this cosmetic concern. Breast augmentation exists to increase a patient’s breast size by placing saline or silicone implants under the breast tissue or behind the chest muscles. While many women have their concerns, breast augmentation is a decision that must be made on the patient’s own terms.
Women who have chosen breast augmentation have experienced the following benefits:
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia and patients are discharged to go home the same day. During surgery, incisions are typically made under the arm, around the areola or in the natural crease under the breast to minimize the appearance of scars.
After the procedure, it is normal for patients to experience soreness, swelling and bruising at the operation site. Your plastic surgeon will direct you on how to care for yourself through recovery, and physical activity should be limited. Any sign of infection should be reported to your physician immediately.
To determine whether or not breast augmentation is the right procedure for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Elston or Dr. Semlacher. During your visit, your doctor will speak with you about the goals you have for your appearance. Have a list prepared of the questions or concerns you may have, as being open with our specialists is key to a safe and successful breast augmentation.