Breast augmentation is a body contouring procedure for women who are unhappy with the size and shape of the breasts, either from failure to develop to the desired size or following the birth of children with the loss of volume. This technique is available to any adult woman who desires improvement in her overall appearance.
There are two types of implants that can be used for breast augmentation, either silicone or saline implants. At the time of evaluation, Dr. Kinney would discuss in full detail the differences of the two implants, and a decision can be made at that time what would be best for the individual person.
Breast augmentation involves the placement of an implant underneath the breast. This is most commonly done by placing it underneath the chest wall muscle which is done for various reasons, including overall appearance, lessening the risk of capsular contracture, and to improve mammogram readings. The incision for placement of the implant will depend primarily on whether or not the nipple position is appropriate or potentially would require correction. These are all important points that would be discussed at the time of the initial consultation.
Recovery from this procedure is generally quite good. Most women are easily back to work within one week after the procedure. There are some requirements as far as lifting and limiting activity, but these are all issues that would be discussed at the time of the initial consultation.
Accompanying Breast Lift
It is not uncommon for some patients to also require a breast lift at the same time as a breast augmentation to better improve the aesthetics of the breast. The need for a lift would depend on where the nipple would be positioned in relation to the underlying implant. The initial evaluation will determine if this is necessary.