Breast augmentation surgery, clinically known as “augmentation mammaplasty,” is a procedure that increases the size and the projection of the breasts to improve the proportions of a woman’s body. With over 290,000 procedures performed in 2016, breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Dr. Michael Jazayeri the plastic surgeon in Orange County, helps women feel confident about the appearance of their breasts by increasing the size of naturally small breasts or restoring volume lost due to weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
There are many options available for your breast augmentation. With advice and suggestions from Dr. Jazayeri, you can choose your implant type, incision location, and implant placement.
Breast augmentation is not designed to improve significant breast sagging. If sagging is a concern, you may want to combine a breast lift with your augmentation surgery. Breast lift surgery creates more youthful, uplifted breasts by removing excess skin and tightening and reshaping the remaining tissue. The areolas can be reduced if necessary, and the nipples and areolas are moved to a higher position on the breasts.
Possible incision locations include 1) around the areola, 2) around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, or 3) around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and horizontally along the crease. During your consultation, Dr. Jazayeri will evaluate you and your goals to determine the best technique for your needs.
A: Most patients require about a week of downtime after surgery and can return to light activities after that. The typical recovery period for breast augmentation surgery is about six weeks, at which time the majority of swelling should have subsided and results will be visible. In most cases, the swelling will take at least three months to resolve.
A: You will likely experience some pain in the first few days following your surgery, but medication will be prescribed to control this postoperative pain.
A: There is likely to be scarring as a result of your incisions. Breast tissue will camouflage scarring from inframammary incisions. Scarring along the areola is likely to fade over time. On average, scars heal in about six months to one year.
A: All surgeries run the risk of infection and bleeding complications, but these are very rare. Other possible complications include:
A: Barring any complications that would require implant replacement, breast augmentation surgery achieves long-lasting results. Dr. Jazayeri will discuss the expectations you should have for the results of your surgery.
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