Breast Augmentation: What You Should Know
Breast augmentation increases the size of breasts by inserting implants above or below the chest muscle. This surgery can create a more rounded breast shape, restore lost breast volume due to weight loss or pregnancy, or balance uneven breast sizes.
Various breast implant types are available. Arshad Muzaffar, MD, will discuss the best option for your goals. The type of implant, size, and your body type will influence how the implants are inserted and positioned.
Breast implants may need to be replaced, or exchanged, over time. In addition, aging, weight changes, hormones and gravity may change your breasts' appearance. In these situations, some patients choose to have a breast lift or a new implant to achieve a more youthful look.
This outpatient procedure is performed with sedation or general anesthesia. Patients can typically go home the same day.
You will go home wearing a support garment. You may experience some pain for the first few days after your augmentation and will need to take it easy. Soreness and swelling will subside after a few weeks.
Your final results will be more obvious as the swelling goes down and your skin stretches. Incisions are made in discreet areas so you will have minimal visible scars, however they may take several months to fade.
Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions about your care after your procedure.