Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants, Breast Enhancement)
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.
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 pectorals 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.
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 under wire may be worn after one week. Light activity including walking is permitted and encouraged immediately following the breast enlargement procedure. Heavy exercise should be avoided for three weeks. You may return to chest exercises six weeks after your procedure.
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.