Breast augmentation surgery or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure performed using breast implants or fat from another part of your body to increase breast volume and enhance the appearance of your breasts. Breast size and symmetry can play a valuable role in one’s self image.
Am I a good candidate for breast enhancement?
Women with small or asymmetric breasts or those whose breasts have changed in appearance following weight loss, pregnancy, and/or breastfeeding, may benefit from restoring their breast volume and improving the balance of their figure with a breast augmentation. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a breast lift in patients with sagging breasts.
What type of breast implants can I get?
Breast implants may be silicone or saline and may be placed above or below the pectoralis muscle. Recommended incision placement may vary depending on the individual, but most incisions are placed along the inframammary fold or along the lower edge of the areola. Dr. Belz will thoroughly discuss the different types of implants, as well as implant and incision location, during your personalized consultation. The risks and benefits of surgery, as well as your anticipated post-operative recovery course, will also be reviewed.
What is the recovery time for a breast enlargement procedure?
Breast implant procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. The immediate recovery time is approximately 3 to 5 days, although some patients opt to take a full week off before returning to work. Bruising and swelling may be present for 10 to 14 days. Once cleared by Dr. Belz, most patients are able to resume exercise or strenuous activity approximately 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.
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