Women who choose to have breast augmentation surgery do so to improve their self image. Some feel dissatisfied because their breasts never developed to a size that meets their expectations.Others want to bring balance to a breast that is somewhat smaller than the other. Often, women want the procedure to restore their natural breast volume, which may have decreased as a result of pregnancy, weight loss or aging.
Any one of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation:
New Procedural Video
Click on the photo box below to view this informative, procedural presentation including an introduction, an overview with illustrations indicating incisions and how the procedure is performed, how best to prepare and what to to expect, and how to take care of yourself after the procedure.
If you’re like most women who have this procedure, you’ll be very pleased with the results of your breast augmentation. You will no longer need padded bras or other bust-enlarging undergarments. Your new, natural curves will let you wear a greater variety of fashions — even dresses with low-cut necklines and form-fitting tops. Many women find that their new figure gives them a greater sense of self-confidence — whether they’re on the beach or in the boardroom.
There are several “musts” for anyone considering breast augmentation. If you are a young woman, your breast development must be complete. You must be emotionally mature and fully understand your own motivations for wanting the procedure. Last, but not least, you must have realistic expectations, knowing that the procedure can bring improvement, but not perfection.
Post-operative Procedures & Recovery
After surgery, a small dressing and a bra will be placed around your chest and possibly two small drains may be inserted. Within a day or two after surgery, you should be up and around. Most of the discomfort that you feel can be controlled with prescribed medication.
You will return to our office for the dressing to be changed and the drains removed. You should avoid impact exercises and athletics during this time. Although everyone heals at a different rate, within a day you will be permitted to shower, and within a week able to return to work. You may also resume sexual relations (as long as the breasts are treated gently). Most of the swelling will subside after several weeks, and you’ll start to see your final result.
Although your breasts are not immune to the effects of weight fluctuations or aging, you are likely to be happy with your results for many years.
Call our office today at (757) 497-5400 for more information or to schedule your consultation with Dr. JoAnne Lopes.
Information provided by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
*Price range: Breast Augmention (Saline) $4900-$5300 Breast Augmentation (Silicone) $5800-$6300+* *Mentor Memory Shape Implant Fees are higher