For many women, their breasts are one of the most beautiful and noticeable parts of their body. How a woman feels about her body in this regard is an important part of who she is. Naturally, the breasts can at times be too small for her liking, and push-up bras or other techniques burdensome and unsustainable. The chest area changes with age, time, and along with other things such as weight gain and pregnancy. Breast augmentation can be used to correct volume loss after pregnancy or to help balance breast size asymmetries, as well as a reconstructive techniques following other breast surgery.
Different from a breast lift or breast reduction, a breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to add volume to your breasts for a more full, youthful appearance. Volume in and around the breast is created by placing FDA-approved implants behind your natural breast tissue or chest muscle. These implants are made of either saline (salt water) or silicone gel, all from the Mentor Corporation, one of the highest quality implant manufacturers. Liposculpture, a method of body contouring, can also be added to this procedure for additional shaping to create the desired look.
This procedure is typically performed in an outpatient setting with IV sedation and local anesthesia. It typically takes no more than 45 minutes, and the incision is less than 1 inch long and hidden in the breast crease or along the areola border. Recovery is usually no more than a few days, with return to normal activity in a week.