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- GENERAL INFO
- BEST CANDIDATE
- RECOVERY TIME
- THE PROCEDURE
- ADDITIONAL INFO
Breast augmentation surgery (augmentation mammaplasty) involves using implants to create fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
Both saline and gel silicone implants are now FDA approved for breast enlargement.
Reasons to consider breast augmentation:
To enhance the size and shape of the breast and the contours of the chest region in women who, for personal reasons, feel their breast size is too small and/or misshapen.
To correct a loss of glandular breast volume after pregnancy and/or breast feeding.
To balance a difference in breast size and shape.
As a reconstructive technique for women who were born with Polands Syndrome.
Candidate should be within 20 lbs of ideal body weight.
Although many factors are involved with determining your actual recovery time for breast augmentation, most of Dr. LaTrenta's patients experience a post-surgical recovery period of 3 to 5 days and an additional reduced-activity period of about a week.
You will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks. After breast augmentation surgery, its often possible to return to work within just a few days or a week, depending on your job.
Vigorous exercises and sports, especially those involving arm movement, may be restricted for three weeks to a month. The doctor will advise you regarding when you should resume exercise and other activity.
Over three to six months, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.
An incision can be made either underneath the breast within the crease, around the lower edge of the areola, or within the armpit. The implant is placed in a pocket either directly behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or underneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular). The pectoral muscle is located between the breast tissue and the chest wall.
For additional information on breast enlargement surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. LaTrenta.
You might also wish to view the web site of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) for more details, including risks, of this procedure.