Breast Augmentation (Breast Enlargement/Implants)
What is breast augmentation?
Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, the procedure involves using implants for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. In addition, breast implants may be used to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.
Am I good candidate for a breast augmentation?
During your initial consultation you will meet with a Body Cosmetica Patient Coordinator to discuss your objectives and expectations from the procedure. We will then introduce you to the physician, who will suggest a method that suits you best and answer any questions that you might have about breast enlargement. The implant type, size, and shape, and the position of the incision and implant are determined based upon both your body type and your personal preference.
What are the different techniques available?
During the procedure, the incision for placement of the implant may be made at the edge of the nipple, within the underarm or beneath the breast in the crease. Effective November 2006, both silicone and saline breast implants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in cosmetic procedures. The breast implants are placed either behind the pectoralis muscles of the chest, or behind the glandular breast tissue. The procedure takes two hours and is performed on an ambulatory basis in our private ambulatory surgery facility. We encourage patients to choose their size implant by using various sizes in the office.
What should I expect after a breast augmentation procedure?
Immediately following your procedure, your breasts may appear full and firm. Most swelling will resolve within several days, and the breasts will achieve their final shape within six weeks. A support bra is placed at the time of the procedure, and a soft bra without an underwire may be worn after one week. Light activity including walking is permitted and encouraged immediately following the breast enlargementprocedure. Heavy exercise should be avoided for three weeks. You may return to chest exercises six weeks after your procedure.
Why should I choose Body Cosmetica for my breast augmentation?
At Body Cosmetica, our network includes only the finest board certified Plastic Surgeons. Their accredited facilities are state of the art. With every procedure that they do, from breast enlargement to blepharoplasty, the endeavor is towards perfection. We believe that you will not have a better experience or a better result anywhere. At Body Cosmetica we strive for professionalism, courtesy, complete follow up and follow through.
The Benefits of a Breast Augmentation
- For woman of all sizes and body types
- Restores fullness and symmetry
- Adds curves and definition to the body
- Improves overall appearance