Breast Augmentation Rochester
Breast Augmentation and Asymmetry Correction with Breast Implants
Our plastic surgeons serve the Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse area. We specialize in performing breast enlargement with breast implants, medically known as a augmentation mammoplasty.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or enhancement, is one of the most popular surgical procedures our plastic surgeons perform at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester. The goal of the procedure is to increase breast size and/or improve breast asymmetry with breast implants.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
- Breast enlargement can enhance breast size for women who feel their breast size is too small.
- After a pregnancy, breast size and firmness can decrease. Breast augmentation with implants can correct this.
- If one breast is smaller than the other, breast implants and/or breast reduction can correct the difference.
- Breast augmentation can be used to reconstruct a breast following surgery, such as a mastectomy.
Types of Breast Implants
Our surgeons use two types of breast implants for breast augmentation: silicone and saline.
Silicone gel-filled implants are filled with a salt-water solution known as saline. Our breast enhancement patients typically have breast augmentation using silicone gel implants because they feel more like natural breasts than saline implants.
If a saline implant ruptures, saline is naturally absorbed by the body. If a silicone implant has an extracapsular rupture, the silicone filler leaks into the body. This likely results in enlarged lymph glands or inflammatory nodules.
Implant options are best discussed in detail during the consultation with your plastic surgeon.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
Our surgeons take a variety of factors into account when planning a breast augmentation procedure. We will make every effort to keep the resulting scars as inconspicuous as possible. We will take into account your personal anatomy to determine the least visible location for breast implants. Most incisions for breast augmentation are made in the inframammary fold or crease.
The breast augmentation surgeon will work through the incision to lift your breast tissue and skin, creating a space beneath your pectoral (chest) muscle. By placing an implant under each breast, our surgeons can enhance your bust contour by one or more cup sizes. If your breasts are sagging, your doctor may recommend a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation surgery.
How Long Does Breast Implant Surgery Take?
At our facilities, breast augmentation surgery with breast implants usually takes one and a half hours. When the operation is complete, absorbable stitches are below the skin to close the incisions.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
The typical recovery after surgery is 1-2 weeks. The doctor will prescribe the patient pain medication and muscle relaxants to provide comfort. Patients may shower after 2 days. Patients should also wait to travel until after first post-operative check up 1 week after surgery.
How Soon After Surgery Can I Resume Activities?
Returning to work and activities depends on how physically demanding your work or activities are. This will vary from 2-6 weeks and the patient should discuss this with his/her doctor. Typically there is no heavy lifting for 1 month.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are in the area and are considering breast augmentation, contact The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester today. Call (585) 922-5840 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and surrounding areas in New York.