Breast Augmentation / Augmentation Mammoplasty

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Breast Augmentation refers to either breast enlargement or breast enhancement. Breast enlargement involves using breast implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts, whereas breast enhancement restores breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.

Breast augmentation may be a good
option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations
  • Your breasts are fully developed
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
  • You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
  • Your breasts vary in size or shape
  • One or both breasts failed to develop normally
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If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, you must be fully physically developed and emotionally healthy, and have realistic expectations of your surgery.

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeries, medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed. Your skin quality will also be evaluated. Photographs may be taken for your medical record. Your surgeon will determine which procedure will benefit you most and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will be also be discussed. The doctor’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.

About Breast Augmentation Surgery

You will require anesthesia. The choice of medications that are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures will be advised by your doctor. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Three different types of incisions may be necessary. Which one your doctor uses depends on the type and size of the implant, your anatomy and patient or doctor preference. The type and size of the implant will depend on the desired end result. All of these will be discussed with you by your doctor at the time of the consultation.