standard-title Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed. It is designed to enhance and increase the size and proportions of female breasts. While intended primarily to enlarge small or underdeveloped breasts, this operation can also help to reshape breasts that have lost volume following pregnancy or weight loss. Breast implants are also helpful to correct breast asymmetry, where one breast has not developed to a similar size or shape when compared to the opposite breast. When a breast is lost due to breast cancer, breast reconstruction may be possible using implant techniques. There are several incision approaches utilized for modern cosmetic breast augmentation. Incision placement generally depends on a combination of the surgeon’s opinion plus the patient’s personal preferences as well as any unique anatomical proportions.

Saline and Silicone Implants for Breast Augmentation

A saline or silicone implant is first put into place, then inflated to the appropriate size, which the patient has pre-selected as her best choice. Sealed silicone implants require a longer incision so they are usually placed through the nipple or the inframammary approach. For all implants a no-touch technique is used with antibiotic rinses throughout. breast_augmentation breast_augmentation

The Nipple Approach

The nipple approach may be recommended if the patient chooses or if more sagging or ptosis is present. Very few patients today choose the inframammary approach because of the scarring on the breast surface. The inframammary approach was once very common, and can be used if there is already a scar present on the breast or if the patient so desires. We have found no approach is associated with any different postoperative claims of nipple numbness. Dr. Apesos has the training and experience to advise you on your best approach, and to design a breast profile that is well-balanced to your stature and frame. Silicone is available and FDA approved for patients 21 years old or older. breast_augmentation breast_augmentation

The Procedure

We perform breast augmentation surgery as an outpatient procedure in an approved surgical center or hospital. Most women are able to return to work in four to six days following surgery. To discuss whether breast augmentation is right for you, and to understand the options and risks, please call our office for a consultation appointment. breast_augmentation breast_augmentation

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