Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. Whether you've lost volume in your breasts due to weight loss or pregnancy, or are simply looking to enhance your bust line and increase your cup size, breast augmentation can help you realize your goals. There are a number of things to consider, however, including the type of implant you choose and the incision location. During your consultation with Dr. Smart, you can discuss all of these things in detail.
Dr. Smart: Over the past couple of years, breast augmentation has actually
become the most common cosmetic surgery performed. The most common reasons
that it's performed are because women have either lost breast volume after
having children or breastfeeding, or they just didn't have the size breasts
that they wanted to begin with.
Melody: I had a breast lift and a breast augmentation. I'm very satisfied
with it. Every girl wants to have great looking breasts, and, you know,
it's a good self-esteem builder.
Dr. Smart: Another important thing about breast augmentation, is that there
are many, many options to consider. There are different implants. A woman
has a choice between saline or silicone implants. There are choices in the
incision placement. They can be in the inframammary crease, around the
areola, or even in the armpit. And, then there's a choice on whether the
implant goes under the muscle or on top of the muscle, and those are things
that can always be discussed during your consultation. Recovery time after
breast augmentation is really surprisingly short. Most women will
experience some swelling, and they will have some pain, which is mainly
secondary to the muscle stretching. After 24 to 48 hours, that muscle
stretching has really decreased to the amount where they're back on their
feet and doing normal daily activities; and really, most women go back to
work in just a matter of days.