Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is typically performed to enlarge small breasts, underdeveloped breasts or breasts that have decreased in size after a woman has had children.

It is accomplished by surgically inserting an implant behind each breast.Usually, an incision is made either under the breast, around the areola, or under the armpit. A pocket is created for the implant either behind the breast tissue or behind the muscle between the breast and the chest wall.

There are a variety of different kinds of implants which Dr. Guiloff will show and discuss with you to select the one most appropriate in your specific case.

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia and after recovery most patients are allowed to go home on the same day. Surgery usually takes between one to two hours. It is a safe, proven procedure; but as with any operation, there are certain risks involved that you should discuss with the doctor. However, there is no evidence that breast implants will affect fertility, pregnancy or your ability to nurse.

The most common of the known risks associated with breast implants is capsular contracture, a tightening of scar tissue around the implant, which results in varying degrees of breast firmness and may cause pain or changes in the breast appearance. Other known risks include implant rupture or deflation and temporary or permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation.

After surgery, medication can control most pain or discomfort, which subsides in four to five days. Moderate swelling and some bruising of the breasts will disappear gradually. Most patients are able to return to work between five to nine days after surgery. Breast massage is prescribed after surgery to promote softness.

The ability to wear clothes that could never be filled out before and the return of self-esteem and self-confidence that comes with a new figure, make this type of surgery one of the cosmetic procedures with the highest satisfaction rate. Contact Dr. Guiloff today for your free consultation to determine the best course of action right for you.

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