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The Breast Augmentation Basics

Deciding on breast augmentation can be an overwhelming process. There are so many options to consider and a seemingly never-ending stream of information to sort through. That’s why we wanted to take a little time to cover the basics of breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Smith at Smith Plastic Surgery.

More Than Just Cup Size

Breast augmentation is more than just about wanting to be a ‘C’ cup. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Smith will thoroughly evaluate your current breast size and your goals. He’ll take into account your entire frame, including the size and shape of your chest and rib cage. He’ll then make a thoughtful recommendation based on all of these criteria. So instead of just thinking about what cup size you want to be, try to consider what will look best on your body. Remember that smaller implants and those that are placed below the muscle are the most natural looking and hardest to detect.

Implant Types

There are two main types of implants used in breast augmentation surgery—silicone and saline. By far the most commonly used in cosmetic enhancement procedures today is silicone. The main reason for their popularity is because they look and feel softer and more natural than other implant options that are out there. By giving you a more realistic feel that simulates natural breast tissue, silicone implants are able to achieve the best breast augmentation outcome possible. They also come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, giving you extra flexibility to achieve the best results for your particular physique.

The Procedure

Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia at a nearby accredited surgical facility. Dr. Smith will make precise incisions in order to strategically hide any resulting marks. He understands that creating beautiful breasts isn’t just about enhancing their size and shape – it also means avoiding any visible scars directly on the breasts whenever possible.

If you’re feeling like you could use an additional boost from your boob job, you can pair your enhancement procedure with concurrent breast lift surgery. Over the years, your breasts can begin to sag and lose volume, but you can revitalize aging breasts with a lift plus augmentation to not only enhance your bust, but your entire figure.

Recovery and Downtime

Fortunately, there isn’t a great deal of downtime associated with this procedure. For example, Dr. Smith will perform your breast augmentation surgery on a Wednesday with a follow-up appointment on a Thursday to change the dressings and monitor your progress. By Friday, you can get back to some light activities like picking the kids up from school and running errands, if you’re feeling up to it. By Monday, you can return to work and your normal routine. Of course, more strenuous actions should be avoided until Dr. Smith gives you the go-ahead. 

Breast Augmentation in Edina, MN

Let Dr. Smith give you the most natural looking and feeling breasts with minimal downtime. If you’d like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, please contact us for more information or to schedule your consultation today.