Breast Augmentation / Breast Implants
Breast augmentation (which most frequently involves breast implants) is one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the United States. The Plastic Surgery Centers Organization (PSCO) maintains a growing list of highly trusted professional cosmetic surgeons that specialize in breast augmentation.
A breast augmentation procedure may be wanted if you have either lost a substantial amount of weight, or have had a child, in turn loosing volume in your breast. Another popular reason for seeking out a breast augmentation procedure is naturally having smaller breasts than desired.
Breast augmentation Surgery has been safely preformed for over thirty years by many cosmetic surgeons. Having larger breasts can lead to higher self esteem, and personal satisfaction. Every woman wants to feel their best every day. Feeling comfortable in your own body is the first step to confidence and self-happiness.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
After finding an experienced board certified plastic surgeon through PSCO your next step is to set up the initial consultation. During this consultation the surgeon will go over placement and sizing recommendations for the implants, as well as the expectations you have for your breast augmentation procedure. Most surgeons will offer two different types of FDA approved implants, including saline and silicone.
Most breast augmentation procedures take place in a surgical center or an outpatient facility under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make a single incision in either the crease under your breast, under your arm, or around your nipple (this decision will be made during your consultation). After the implants have been inserted the incisions will be closed with every care being taken to minimize scaring and promote better healing.
After a breast augmentation swelling and soreness of the breast is often reported, and is normal. Some scaring is also normal, and will fade in time. Please consult directly with your surgeon if you have any questions relating to these.
Always follow your surgeons recommended after care instructions. Some surgeons recommend wearing a compression bra, such as a sports bra, to help support your new breasts during the healing process. Depending on your situation your surgeon may offer pain medication to help ease any discomfort associated with the breast augmentation.