Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure performed to enhance the size and/or shape of a woman’s breast. Breast Augmentation can be performed to:

  1. Increase the size of the breast and improve overall proportion and balance with other parts of the body
  2. Correct for a reduction in breast size due to nursing after pregnancy
  3. Provide improved symmetry (similar shape and sizing of the breasts)
  4. Address Breast Reconstruction following a mastectomy or other breast surgery

Breast Augmentation by itself will not correct for severely sagging or drooping breasts. In some cases, a Breast Lift may be required to allow you to achieve the best possible result. A Breast Lift can be performed during your Breast Augmentation procedure. Dr. Brzowski can assist you with determining if a lift is necessary during your consultation.

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In general, women are very pleased with the results of Breast Augmentation and would readily undergo the procedure again. Surgery can have a very powerful impact on the patient’s self-esteem and, overall, it has a very high satisfaction rate.


The Four Primary Considerations

There are four primary decisions to be made when considering Breast Augmentation:

  1. the incision used for insertion of the implant;
  2. the shape of the implant used;
  3. the size of the implant; and,
  4. the composition of the filler material – that is, either silicone gel or saline.

 


Are you a good candidate?

Nurse & PatientMany women are good candidates for Breast Augmentation. In most cases, patients have a general feeling of being too small. This feeling may have occurred after body changes from pregnancy, aging and/or weight loss or they may have been present for many years simply because of failure to develop sufficient breast tissue. This feeling of being out of proportion can result in feeling “hip heavy” or “square-shaped.”

You can be a good candidate for Breast Augmentation simply to correct breasts that are of different sizes, problems fitting swimsuits or a desire to get out of padded bras.

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The Breast Augmentation Procedure

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Incision Location

Our choices of incision include bottom of the breast, bottom of the dark part of the nipple (areola), armpit, and belly button. For a multitude of reasons and patient preferences, the majority of our patients select the bottom of the breast for insertion of their implants. You’ll have an opportunity to consider the pros and cons of each of these during your consultation.

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Breast Implant Options

Download the Breast Implant GuideWith significant innovation over the past decade from implant manufacturers, patients now have many more options to choose from.For more information on implant types, shapes and sizing, please view our Breast Implant Guide.

 

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Recovery: What to Expect

Woman StretchingRecovery from Breast Augmentation is generally speedy with a rapid recovery typical for most patients. Importantly, a quick recovery is facilitated by a gentle, careful and delicate approach. Dr. Brzowski has pioneered the “Soft Touch Augmentation” which great reduces complications, recovery times and patient satisfaction.

“In a good surgeon, the eyes of an eagle, the heart of a lion and the hands of a lady”. – Dr. Brian Brzowski

Dr. Brzowski’s technique is enviable and one that other surgeons try desperately to copy.

Although prescription pain medications are not usually necessary, they can be made available, if over-the-counter options such as Tylenol or Motrin are not sufficient.


Risks & Possible Complications

Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure that should ideally be performed by a surgeon who underwent a rigorous multi-year training program under the guidance and observation of multiple different surgeons. Because safety is always the top priority, your surgeon should have “top shelf” training that takes many years to complete.

As with any surgical procedure, risks such as infection, bleeding and poor healing may occur. Because we are dealing with a breast on each side, unevenness in size and position may occur. A change in nipple sensation is another potential but very uncommon risk. Breakage of the implant(s), formation of a firm scar around the implant called a “contracture” or a rotation of the implant are possible complications.

Dissatisfaction with the ultimate breast size is a possibility but is remote given the detailed attention you are given and the requirement that the patient select the implant volume to be used.


Finance Your Procedure

Woman Signing AgreementBrzowski Plastic Surgery is proud to offer several options to help you have the procedure you’ve always wanted. Please visit our financing page to learn more about financing options.

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