For the woman who, for personal and professional reasons, feels her breast size is too small, or not properly contoured, cosmetic breast enhancement can be the answer. Breast enhancement can balance a difference in breast size and improve the body contour. Implants have been used since the 1960s to enhance and enlarge the shape of female breast tissue.
Breast augmentation is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia. Following surgery, the patient can expect to be sore for a few days but this is well controlled by pain medication that is prescribed for you. Most women return to work and some normal activities as early as four days after their breast augmentation.
Different Breast Implant Procedures
An inframammary incision is the most common approach for placement of a breast implant. This approach places the incision in or adjacent to the inframammary crease. The inframammary approach provides the most direct route and, in general, requires the least operative time for placement of the implant. Periareolar Approach Implants placed by an incision within the pigmented areolar tissue are referred to as a periareolar incision. This approach is recommended when our patients desire the least conspicuous scar.
Implants placed by an incision within the pigmented areolar tissue are referred to as a periareolar incision. This approach is recommended when our patients desire the least conspicuous scar.
Placing incisions in the axilla, referred to as a transaxillary approach, avoids placement of the scar on the breast. However, the incision may be visible when the patient wears a sleeveless dress and elevates her arms.”
A periumbilical approach, involving placement through the umbilicus, can be used for augmentation of the female breast.