The breasts are an important feature on a woman because they can represent femininity. When the breasts are undefined or irregularly shaped, a woman may not feel confident about herself and how her body looks. Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is a procedure that can help a woman achieve the breasts she has always wanted.
Whether a woman has always had small, undefined breasts or has become unhappy with her breasts as a result of breast cancer, aging, or pregnancy, breast augmentation can be performed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. By using saline or silicone breast implants, Dr. Taranow can help a woman improve the appearance of her breasts. With so many advancements in plastic surgery technology, breast augmentation is a safe and effective option for women seeking breast enhancement.
Thinking about having a Breast Augmentation?
Improve the Breast Contours
Breast augmentation involves the insertion of breast implants to increase the size and/or enhance the symmetry and shape of the breasts. Patients will notice the immediate difference in the appearance of their breasts. The contours of the breasts will be fuller and more defined, overall providing a flattering appearance for the female body.
Enhance the Body Shape
Often, even subtle enhancements to the breasts can transform a person’s entire body figure. Women can undergo breast augmentation to not only improve the breast contours but also to provide shape to the whole physique. Many women feel as if their entire body has changed and that they have achieved a sleek, defined silhouette.
Restore Your Confidence
Many women who are unsatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts feel a decline in their self-image. They may steer away from showing off their breasts or wearing certain clothing, such as bathing suit tops or cleavage-baring T-shirts, because they are unhappy with how they fit. After breast augmentation, patients can expect to achieve results that look natural and provide them with beautiful new curves. Women can have the breasts they have always wanted to help them feel confident about how their breasts and body look.
What to Expect from the Procedure
Dr. Taranow will evaluate your natural body type and breasts to discuss the best options to help you achieve your breast augmentation goals.
- Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
- An incision is made either along the breast crease (inframammary), around the areola (periareolar), or through the armpit (transaxillary).
- Depending on the patient’s preference and doctor’s recommendation, saline or silicone breast implants will be placed below the pectoral muscles (submuscular) or above the pectoral muscles and below the breast tissue (subglandular).
- Incisions will be closed using sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape.
Breast Augmentation FAQS
What should I expect during recovery?
Patients will experience some pain and discomfort during the first 24 hours. Swelling and bruising can last for several weeks. Most patients are comfortable returning to work in five to seven days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for three to four weeks.
How long will my results last?
The results from breast augmentation are meant to be long lasting. Many patients enjoy their results for many years; however, factors such as aging, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations can affect the original results from surgery. For the best outcome, it is important that patients follow post-surgical instructions and return for follow-up visits.
Will I experience any pain?
Minimal pain and discomfort are normal. Dr. Taranow will prescribe medications to alleviate any discomfort, aid in healing, and reduce the risk of infection.
Will there be any scarring?
Scarring will vary depending on the location of the incisions. For the most part, each incision option involves minimal scarring and discreet locations. Once residual swelling has subsided, incision lines will fade and become barely noticeable, if visible at all.
Are there any risks or complications?
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications with breast augmentation, such as:
- Anesthesia risks
- Implant leakage or rupture
- Implant malposition
How much does breast augmentation cost?
The cost of breast augmentation is influenced by many factors, including the breast implant type, incision location, and any associated fees. You will be provided with a customized quote for your procedure during your consultation.