Breast augmentation and Breast Enhancement can
result in larger, shapelier women's breasts. Women who have uneven
breasts, breasts they feel are too small, misshapen breasts from
pregnancy or aging, or others who have undergone mastectomies can
benefit from breast augmentation. Today, surgeons use implants made of
silicone shells and filled with saline solution to implant either
directly under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle,
giving breasts a fuller and more natural contour.
The plastic surgeons at Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery help
patients determine how the implants should be set based on individual
women's anatomies and preferences. Skilled surgeons can make the
incisions inconspicuously under the armpit, around the areola, or
under the breast itself to minimize visible scarring. During the one-
to two-hour surgery, the physician inserts the implant, which is sized
according to the patient's desired result, under the breast tissue.
The surgeon centers the implant beneath the nipple.
The procedure, usually done on an outpatient basis in the privacy
of the Premiere Center operating room, requires that women take a few
days off of work and avoid physical contact with their breasts for
three to four weeks. Many experience temporary soreness, swelling,
change in nipple sensation and bruising. In about 10 percent of cases,
scar tissue hardens around the implant causing an unnatural firmness,
though the newer textured implants can help to alleviate the problem.
Please note that every surgical procedure carries risk. Consult
personally with your plastic surgeon to determine those risks based on
the extent of the surgery and your health history.