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There are many different factors that contribute to the size of a woman’s breasts. Among them are changes in weight, pregnancy, genetics, and the natural aging process. Whatever the case may be, these factors can contribute to a smaller breast size that many women won’t be happy with. Fortunately, this issue can be resolved with a breast augmentation. Daniela Atencio, MD, is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who can help improve the shape and size of your breasts using this cosmetic technique.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that’s designed to improve the shape and size of a woman’s breasts using silicone or saline breast implants. This is an invasive surgical procedure that requires making incisions. Through the incisions, the chosen breast implants will be placed. This surgery can help add more fullness to the breasts while enhancing their size. Breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home the same day the surgery takes place.
Choosing Saline or Silicone Breast Implants
When you are deciding on undergoing breast augmentation surgery, you will have to choose between saline or silicone breast implants. Saline breast implants are filled with a saltwater solution. They’re inserted into the area empty and will then be filled with saline to the appropriate size.
Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel. They are inserted directly into the treatment area at the appropriate size and provide a more natural feel when compared to saline breast implants.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
A breast augmentation is an excellent solution if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts and desire increased fullness, improved balance, and an overall improvement in your confidence. The procedure can be customized to add symmetry between your breasts and bring them into balance with the rest of your body.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Your breast augmentation surgery will begin with the administration of anesthesia to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. Once it has taken effect, the incisions will be made, through which the implants will be placed. The surgical process will take about 1.5-2 hours, and you will be able to safely return home to recover.
Recovering from a Breast Augmentation
After undergoing a breast augmentation, you can expect to experience some swelling and bruising. These are temporary and will subside as you heal. Any discomfort you experience can also be addressed with prescribed medication. Overall recovery time will take about two weeks. During this time, it is essential for you to take off from work and refrain from strenuous physical activities.
Contact Our Office
Breast augmentation surgery has helped many women who are not happy with the size of their breasts feel more confident and secure in their bodies. Daniela Atencio, MD, is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping her patients look and feel their absolute best in their bodies. If you’re interested in learning more about breast augmentation and your implant options, contact our office to schedule your informative consultation today.