Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and fullness of a woman's breasts. This is achieved through the placement of implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles, or occasionally, through the transfer of fat from another area of the body.
Breast augmentation can provide numerous benefits, including increased breast size, improved breast symmetry, and restoration of breast volume lost due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. It can also significantly boost self-confidence and body image for many women.
As with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation carries some potential risks, including infection, changes in nipple or breast sensation, and complications related to the breast implants, such as rupture or capsular contracture.
At our clinic, patient safety is paramount. Our experienced surgeons follow stringent safety protocols and use advanced surgical techniques to minimize these risks. We also prioritize patient education, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the potential risks and rewards of breast augmentation before making a decision.
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are healthy individuals with realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery. Women may consider the procedure if they are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts, have asymmetrical breasts, or have experienced volume loss due to age or pregnancy.
Breast augmentation involves several steps, including:
After the procedure, you'll receive specific instructions on post-surgical care, including information on normal symptoms and potential signs of complications. Initial healing typically includes swelling and discomfort, but this can be controlled with medication.
Results from breast augmentation are immediately visible, and they continue to improve as swelling decreases and incision lines fade. Patient satisfaction is typically high, especially for women who have realistic expectations and understand the procedure thoroughly.
At Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery, we are dedicated to helping women achieve their aesthetic goals through personalized, high-quality care. Our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons uses state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure optimal results.
The cost of breast augmentation can vary depending on individual needs, the type of implants used, and other factors. We encourage prospective patients to book a consultation for a more precise estimate and to discuss potential financing options.
The procedure typically takes between one to two hours, but this can vary depending on the specifics of the surgery.
Most patients can return to non-strenuous work within a week, but should avoid vigorous activities for at least a few weeks. Full recovery typically takes six weeks.
While breast implants do not have an exact lifespan and do not necessarily need to be replaced if there are no problems, they are not considered lifetime devices. On average, many women tend to replace or remove them after 10-15 years.
Many women are able to breastfeed after breast augmentation, but it can depend on the type of surgical technique used. It's important to discuss any plans for future breastfeeding with your surgeon during the consultation.
Your surgeon will recommend an appropriate size based on your anatomy, your body type, and your personal goals. The goal is to achieve a balanced and natural-looking result.
At Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery, we use both saline and silicone implants. The choice between these will depend on your personal preferences, your body type, and your desired outcome. This will be discussed in depth during your consultation.