Breast augmentation, can enhance your appearance and boost your self-confidence. There is no better time than now to explore this option. The procedure and recovery can be completed before your summer vacation, a time when women want to feel especially confident in swimsuits and lighter clothing.
Breast Augmentation or enhancement increases breast size using implants and helps improve breast shape. Asymmetry of the breasts can also be addressed by this procedure by using different size breast implants. Both saline and silicone breast implants are available.
Dr. Izquierdo has a vast experience with breast surgery and will guide you through the pre-operative and post-operative care and decisions.
Breast enhancement surgery gives women the ability to dramatically improve the shape and proportion of their breasts.
During your consultation, Dr. Izquierdo will discuss all your options based on his examination. Our goal is to enhance your breasts and contour, have a natural shape, and produce an appropriate balance with your other features.
The procedure takes 1-2 hours and is performed in an ambulatory surgery center under general anesthesia. There are a variety of different techniques and incision options that are dependent on the individual patient’s case. The implant can be placed under or over the pectoral muscle.
Certain body types may benefit from a certain implant shapes. There are two types of breast implants: saline and silicone filled. Both are approved by the FDA. Implant placement is made either below the pectoral muscle or above. Several incisions sites can be used.
Recovery from Breast augmentation is gradual improvement over the first week, followed by several months of changing improvement in shape, softness, and position. Those patients with children needing close attention, are encouraged to acquire additional or surrogate help for their child care during the early post operative period.
You will experience swelling during the first week. The swelling will subside and position of the implant will improve. Dr. Izquierdo will teach you how to accelerate softening your implants with massage instructions. He will see you 2-5 days after surgery, then in 1 month and then in 4 months. Breast augmentation scarring is usually imperceptible.
There will be some pinkness for 1-2 months before scars begin fading to pale by 4-6 months. You may start a slow return to regular activities between the third and fourth weeks post operatively. Complications are rare. However there is the possibility of excessive scar tissue (contracture), infection or bleeding. The longevity and durability of implants is not known.