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Full, shapely breasts can make any woman feel more feminine, beautiful, and self-assured. We believe that every woman deserves to love her body; that's why we have mastered the art of breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to increase and enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast. The result is a more curvaceous, sexy bust line and a natural, sculpted look.

During this outpatient procedure, an incision is made around the areola, the dark circle of skin surrounding the nipple, and a saline filled implant is carefully inserted either under or above the pectoral muscles. Some doctors prefer to place the implant under the chest muscles; doing so allows the muscles to act as a "built in elastic bra." Once the implant is in place, the incision is stitched closed. The procedure is performed under anesthesia, and it takes approximately one hour to complete. During recovery, patients typically experience breast sensitivity, soreness, swelling, and possible temporary decreased nipple sensation, but most side effects subside as breasts heal (usually within three to six weeks).  

 
 
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Breast Augmentation Recovery:

We provide a complete list of pre and post operative instructions in order to reduce the risk of complications and allow for a smooth recovery. Breast augmentation patients can usually return to work and participate in most normal activities within two weeks of surgery. Most patients are pleased with the outcome of the procedure.  

Saline Breast Implants:

1. A variety of profiles to choose from, including round, tear drop shaped, textured and un-textured.
2. Safety has been identified by the FDA for a long standing time.
3. Easy diagnosis of leakage or rupture because the implant will deflate and becomes noticeable to the naked eye.
4. Mammography can produce accurate results for cancer detection.     

Silicone Breast Implants:

1. Encased in a shell, very natural feel and look both clothed and unclothed.
2. MRI requirement every two to three years to uncover possible abnormalities surrounding the implant because defects are not necessarily apparent to the naked eye.
3. Safety was concern and silicone was not available for cosmetic use over the past several years. Since then, the FDA has approved silicone for cosmetic use.  
4. Silicone breast implants cost more and the MRI is not covered by insurance.

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation may be women who wish to increase the size of their breasts for a number of reasons including:

  • Women who feel their breast size is too small or disproportionate to their body
  • Women who have developed uneven breasts and would like to achieve symmetry
  • Women who have lost a large amount of weight and their breasts have shrunken
  • Women whose breast size and shape changed after pregnancy

It is also crucial for women seeking breast augmentation learn about the risks and benefits of this procedure and have realistic expectations of the results.

What are the risks associated with breast augmentation?

Like with any other surgery, there are risks associated with breast augmentation. Possible complications may include reactions to anesthesia, blood clots, infection, and changes in breast or nipple sensation. One of the most common risks linked to breast augmentation is capsular contracture, which occurs when the scar around the implant hardens or becomes tight or if there is extreme scar tissue around the implant.

Capsular contracture squeezes the soft implant causing the breast to feel hard. In some cases, breast implants may tear or rupture and cause a leakage in the breast. Most side effects of breast augmentation like swelling, bruising, scars, and hardness will disappear over time. It is important to discuss all risks and benefits of breast augmentation with a qualified plastic surgeon before undergoing the procedure.

 

 
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