In breast augmentation, an implant or fat from your body is surgically inserted behind each of your breasts. The implants sit either behind the muscles in your chest or behind the tissue of your natural breasts. This can raise your breast size by a cup or more.
You can choose a contoured or round breast implant. The implant material works to boost the size of your breasts as well as provide shape in areas that may have previously felt “empty.”
Our surgeon will place your breast implants using one of three types of incisions:
inframammary (beneath your breast)
axillary (in the underarm)
periareolar (in the tissue surrounding your nipples)
Your surgeon will then create a pocket by separating the tissue of your breast from your chest muscles and tissue. Your implants will be placed inside these pockets and centered inside your breasts.
Duration: Breast augmentation is usually an outpatient procedure, though some can elect to stay overnight. The plastic surgery will last between one and two hours, and you will likely receive general anesthesia.
On average, a full recovery period usually takes about four to six weeks.
It’s important to refrain from physical activity, lifting heavy objects and overworking yourself during this sensitive time.