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10 Things You Need to Know About Breast Enlargement

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10 Things You Need to Know About Breast Enlargement

What is breast enlargement?

Breast enlargement, or breast augmentation, is a procedure where implants are added to increase the overall size of the breast while retaining a natural shape that fits your body, it also sometimes lifts the breast as well.

What do I need to know about the procedure?

10 Things You Need to Know About Breast Enlargement

  1. Only use a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  2. This is a surgery and should be performed in an operating room
  3. Is traditionally done through one of three types of incisions
  4. Can be done with either saline or silicone implants
  5. Saline and Silicone implants are both FDA approved
  6. Implants come in many shapes, sizes and textures
  7. Implants have a life of 10-15 years and may need to be replaced after that time
  8. Enlargement has not been shown to disrupt the ability to breast feed
  9. Recovery is 7-10 days for daily activities
  10. You may return to working out in about 3 weeks

Using a board certified plastic surgeon is a must because you want a professional, safe, procedure; this is also why you should be having this surgery in an operating room, where there is staff available to handle your every need during the procedure.

There are three types of incisions, depending on your current breast size and shape as well as your expected size and outcome, the incision will either be made under the breast, in the armpit, or circularly around the areola.  Dr. Janiga will explain further during your consultation.

Implant types, sizes, and textures are available for you to look at during your consultation, as well as discussing any concerns or questions you may have about breast feeding or other  activities once you have had a breast enlargement.

Dr. Janiga will help you decide what is best for your body during your personal consultation. Photos of before and after as well as specifc expectations for your body makeup are available on our breast augmentation page.