Everything You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation


Many women wish they could enhance the size and shape of their breasts but are unsure what options are available to them. A breast augmentation surgery could be the solution you have been searching for, whether you want to boost your cup size or correct asymmetry. We can even help you reconstruct your breasts.

If you think that breast augmentation could be right to help you obtain your ideal body, here is what you should know.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

If you are considering how this procedure could enhance your breasts, you need to learn the answer to one key question first: What is breast augmentation? Understanding what will happen to your breasts in a mammoplasty will guide your decision-making process. 

The good news is that breast augmentation is a simple procedure when you are in the hands of a skilled surgeon. We will make a small incision on the breast that will allow us to insert your new implant. This incision can be located in one of a few different places, depending on the technique we decide to use: 

  • In the lower part of the breast
  • In the armpit area
  • Around the areola
  • In the belly button 

Each patient is unique, and the right placement of the incision will depend on your body. This is one reason a consultation for your breast augmentation procedure is so essential. Dr. Nir will review your goals, body type, and medical history to determine the best option for you. 

The implant will be inserted and positioned with great care. As you heal, the implants will begin to settle into the surrounding tissues.

You and Dr. Nir will decide between two main types of implants: saline and silicone. The most popular and most commonly selected implant is the saline implant. As you might expect, these implants are filled with a saltwater solution. Alternatively, your implants could be made of silicone, which replicates the feel of breast tissue more closely. 

During your consultation, our surgeon will help you determine whether saline or silicone is the better fit for your body. In some situations, we may choose to use an inflatable implant to achieve a better degree of symmetry between the two breasts. 

How Is the Procedure Performed?

Many patients are a little nervous about how the procedure will take place. Rest assured that this is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures. Being prepared for your breast augmentation can help put your mind at ease. 

The entire process can be performed at either a hospital or a surgical unit under general anesthesia, so you will be asleep through the procedure. It will be done on an outpatient basis. This means that you will be free to go home once the breast augmentation is finished. 

While you will need to wait for the anesthesia to wear off before heading home, the procedure itself takes very little time. Most patients are in and out of the surgical suite in just one to three hours, depending on the scope of the surgery. 

As your body heals, you will need to wear a special bra to help support and shape your brand-new implants. Other than this, the recovery period mainly requires lots of rest and relaxation for you. Think of it as an extended vacation as you spend time lounging around the house. 

Why Should You Consider Breast Augmentation Surgery?

While a breast augmentation procedure is relatively common and can be done on an outpatient basis, it is still a surgery. When might someone consider coming in for a consultation for this type of surgery? 

There are no one-size-fits-all answers about why a breast augmentation surgery may be the right fit for a patient. However, we do see some of the same reasons surface time and again. 

Breast augmentation enhances the size and shape of the breasts, so the most common reason we see patients is that they feel that their breasts are too small. This treatment can improve your profile, giving you a fuller chest when viewed from the side. 

At other times, we may see a patient who has asymmetrical breasts. Having one breast fuller than the other is common. However, many women wish they could balance out their breasts. We can help minimize the size difference, often using inflatable implants instead of the typical saline implants to get the ideal balance between the two sides. 

Mothers who have experienced a decrease in volume following pregnancy and breastfeeding may also want to restore their breasts to their pre-pregnancy state. 

If you have had a mastectomy or an injury that affected the breasts, this surgery can also be used to reconstruct your breasts to the volume you desire. Each implant can increase breast size by a cup size or more, allowing you to select the optimal size of breasts for your reconstruction.

Visit Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery for Your Breast Augmentation

If you feel that this procedure could improve your profile, then you need to book your first consultation with our surgeon, Dr. Nir, in Wellington, FL. He is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, giving you the skill that you need for the best results. 

A consultation will allow us to review your aesthetic goals, your medical history, and your overall health before we schedule the procedure. This is a great time to get your questions answered and to come up with a custom treatment plan. Give Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery a call today to book your appointment!


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