Breast Augmentation

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as breast implants, or boob job,  is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States today. Breast augmentation can supplement what nature has provided. Surgery can also restore and enhance breast volume if it has decreased as a result of having children. Most women who have their breasts enlarged receive silicone-filled implants, or saline implants, both of which are approved as safe by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

How is Breast Augmentation Done?

The incision for placement of your implants can be made underneath your breast, just above the crease, around the lower edge of your aureola (the pigmented skin surrounding your nipple), or in your armpit. A pocket is created for the implant behind the muscle between your breast and chest wall.

Following surgery, you may wear a gauze dressing or surgical bra. There will be some swelling and discoloration that will gradually disappear. You should not engage in vigorous activities, especially raising your arms, for up to three weeks. You should be able to return to work within a week or two.

Is Breast Augmentation Safe?

There is a great deal of scientific evidence supporting the long-term safety of breast implants. During your free initial consultation, Dr. William Flynn will discuss with you  any  known risks associated with implants under your specific circumstances.

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before and after

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before and after

If you are in the appropriate age group for a mammography screening, having breast implants will not change your recommended exam schedule. Following surgery, be sure to select a technician who has experience in mammography of augmented breasts; the presence of breast implants requires modified techniques and additional x-ray views.