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Breast Augmentation

The Quick Facts

Length of Procedure: 1 to 3 hours

Anesthesia: General

In or Outpatient Procedure: Usually inpatient

Post OP: View Post-Op Instructions

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast. This commonly performed procedure must be carefully tailored to each woman, to match both the woman’s preference for size and shape, as well as the stature and size of the patient.

During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your health and determine which surgical technique is most appropriate for you. If your breasts are sagging, we may also discuss a breast lift.

During the procedure, an implant is inserted through an incision made under the crease under the breast, around the areola (dark tissue around the nipple), or through the armpit. The implant is then placed beneath the chest wall muscle. We take special care to assure that the incision scar will be as subtle and unnoticeable as possible.

Breast implants are available in both silicone and saline, however silicone is the preferred method by most doctors and patients.

Whether your goal is to revise developmentally misshapen breasts, to enlarge the breast size, to alter the appearance after pregnancy or age, or to enhance one’s self appearance, we can assist you in obtaining the desired result.*

For additional information on Mammaplasty / breast augmentation, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for this procedure.


* Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed.