You decide how to look your best. And more important, how to feel your best. Breast augmentation is performed to balance a difference in breast size, improve body contour or as a post-surgery reconstructive technique. Many breast augmentation patients are mothers who have lost breast tissue due to pregnancy and/or breast-feeding. Other patients are women who have never had significant breast tissue and/or women who have extreme asymmetry, congenital deformities or who just want rounder breasts. The major reason many women opt for breast augmentation is to feel more attractive and at ease in clothes that fit well and flatter the figure, whether in sweater or bikini season. The goal of surgery is to obtain the most natural form and volume possible and to enhance, not to exaggerate, the breasts’ natural proportions.
Silicone shells filled with saline solution or silicone gel are implanted either directly under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle, giving breasts a fuller and more natural contour. The methods for inserting and positioning implants depend on the patient’s anatomy and Dr. Serota’s recommendations. Incisions are made in the most inconspicuous area possible to minimize visible scarring. Working through these incisions, the breast tissue is lifted and the implant inserted. It is then centered beneath the nipple, either under or above the pectoral muscle.
After a post-surgical recovery period of 24 to 48 hours and an additional reduced-activity period of a few days, some patients may be able to return to work depending on the level of activity required. Patients will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few days to a few weeks. Dr. Serota recommends not resuming exercise and normal activity until you’ve been given the “okay.”
It’s important to know that breast implants last, on average, 10 years. At some point you may need to have the implants removed or replaced. Click here to learn more.
To find out if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery, please contact our office to schedule a personalized consultation.
An additional breast surgery procedure that may enhance the result is a breast lift (mastopexy) if the breasts are not firm in addition to being small.
To find out more about our cosmetic procedures please contact us or take our online cosmetic self evaluation to find out what procedures might be best for you. To schedule your personal consultation with the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Aurora, Colorado call 303-367-9000.