Breast Augmentation

Use of implants to augment the size and shape of breasts

Procedures

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Breast size is important to many women for a variety of reasons. If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, augmentation surgery is a choice to consider. Breast augmentation can:

  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve the balance of your figure
  • Enhance your self-image and self confidence

Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, the procedure involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants also may be used to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.

Procedure

Common incision locations include the breast crease, in the underarm, or around the areola (pigmented skin surrounding the nipple). Implants are placed beneath the chest wall muscle or directly behind breast tissue. Pre-filled implants or implants filled during surgery create the desired volume.

The surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation; general anesthesia may be recommended.

Recovery

After a post-surgical recovery period of 24 to 48 hours and an additional reduced-activity period of a few days, you will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks.

Exercise and normal activity can resume at the direction of your plastic surgeon. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.

Results

The results of your breast augmentation will be long-lasting. You will find it easier to wear certain styles of clothing and swim wear. Like many women who have had breast augmentation, you may also have a boost in self confidence.

Maintenance

Over time, your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity. If, after a period of years, you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast lift or implant exchange to restore a more youthful contour.

 

> Read detailed procedural information on breast augmentations on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.

If you have any additional questions, please call Sessions Plastic Surgery Centre at 619.463.8878 or email us at info@sessionsplasticsurgery.com. You may also visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.