Breast Augmentation Procedure Overview
Breast augmentation is a procedure done by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to enhance the shape and size of the female breast.
How Do I Know if a Breast Augmentation is for Me?
If you are interested in breast augmentation, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Janiga.
What Can I Expect?
At your initial consultation, Dr. Janiga will spend approximately an hour with you. An examination and review of medical and other relevant history will be taken. Based on your exam and your history, he will discuss with you the different types of implants, approaches to the procedure, and which type is best for your body type and specific situation.
He will then review with you what your desires are for your ideal size and shape. Before and after pictures will be reviewed in detail to help you better understand size, shape, and results that you may expect.
3-D imaging software is often used in evaluating a patient for breast augmentation; by taking a 3-D image, Dr. Janiga can then virtually place different implants onto the 3-D photo to show you how you would look with different sizes and shapes placed on your exact body type.
Once you have decided together on the type of procedure, implant and size, a surgery date will be chosen. You will visit the office again prior to your procedure to meet with Dr. Janiga and his nurse to make sure you are comfortable, all of your questions have been answered, and you have your instructions for before and after your procedure.
The operation itself takes about one and a half hours. During the surgery an incision is made in one of the three areas, under the breast, under the nipple, or in the armpit/axilla. An implant filled with either saline/water or silicone gel is placed either under the muscle or on top of the muscle to enhance the size and shape of the breast. Stitches are used to close the incisions. You go to the recovery room to be monitored for a short while after the procedure, but are able to go home the same day. Dr. Janiga will see you a few days after the procedure to monitor your progress.
Total recovery time is usually 1-3 weeks.