Many women choose breast augmentation (enlargement) to:
Note that breast augmentation surgery cannot correct severely drooping breasts. In this instance, breast lift surgery can be combined with augmentation surgery to correct sagging.
We suggest you choose breast augmentation to fulfill only your own desires, not someone else’s. As with any surgery, you should have realistic expectations, and we will help you understand those at your consultation appointment.
An ideal breast augmentation candidate:
Your implant size and type will be determined by your breast anatomy, skin elasticity, body type, and your desired increase in size. You and your surgeon will decide on what’s best for you. We offer Mentor, Allergan and Ideal brand implants. Your options include saline implants, filled with sterile saltwater, or silicone implants, filled with an elastic gel.
As with implants, there are several surgery options: Under the breast, through the underarm, or around the bottom of the areola (nipple area). The type of implant used, your anatomy, your desired increase in size, and your surgeon’s preference will decide the location of your incisions.
Breast surgery is an important investment in your health and well being. Be well-informed before you make a final decision. During your consultation, we will discuss:
Make sure you bring a list of your own questions and concerns. Please feel free to bring a supportive friend to help you listen or take notes.
Once you have completed your consultation and decided breast augmentation is right for you, it’s time to prepare for surgery day. We might ask you to:
We will also give you instructions on what to do the day before and morning of surgery, and instructions for self-care after surgery. You will need to arrange for a ride home on surgery day. Also, make sure someone stays with you at least the first night following surgery.
You should take it easy for a few days. Avoid excessive motion or abrasion in the breast area. Expect soreness and swelling for a few weeks.
We will give you complete written instructions for a safe and comfortable recovery. Instructions will include:
Please note that breast implants are not permanent and might need to be replaced in your lifetime. As you age, gravity, hormones and weight fluctuations can change the shape and size of your breasts. At that time, you can choose to have a breast lift or implant exchange to restore a more youthful appearance.