Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation can enhance your appearance and help build your self-confidence and self esteem. The best candidates for breast augmentation are:

  • Women who are looking for improvement in their figure and are bothered by feelings that their breasts are too small.
  • Women who have small breasts or loss of breast volume following breast-feeding are typically good candidates for breast augmentation.
  • Woman whose breasts have become smaller and lost their firmness after having children.
  • Women who have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other.
  • Women whose weight loss has changed the shape and/or size of their breasts. You should be in good physical condition and have realistic expectations to be a good candidate for the procedure.

A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with a saltwater solution known as saline. If the implant leaks, the saline is absorbed into the body. This is the same as if the saline were given as an IV fluid. The method of inserting and positioning the implant depends upon factors based on the patient's anatomy that are discussed during the initial consultation with the attending physician.

The incision can be placed in a number of different locations. Every effort is made by your doctor to assure that the incision is placed so the resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible. After the incision is made, a pocket is created under the breast tissue or under the pectoralis muscle. This pocket is just large enough to accommodate the implant. The implant is then positioned to give the best cosmetic result.

Following surgery, detailed instructions are given to the patient as to postoperative care and activity. All information regarding implants is discussed with the patient at the time of surgery.

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