Breast augmentation surgery involves the use of breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.
Why Consider Breast Augmentation?
The decision to have breast augmentation is highly personal, and women choose to undergo this procedure for a variety of reasons. Breast augmentation can balance the size of uneven breasts, improve breast fullness after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss; and help create larger breasts to enhance self-image.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if:
You are in good physical health
You don’t smoke
Your breasts have fully developed
One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other
Your breasts are sagging, flattened, elongated, or lacking adequate cleavage or volume
Your expectations of the surgery are realistic
During your consultation, Dr. Camp will discuss your needs and preferences with you, including the different types of implants and your optimal breast shape and size.
What to Expect
Breast augmentation is usually an outpatient procedure, typically performed under general anesthesia. The location of your incision will vary based on the type of implant used, your anatomy, and the desired outcome. After making an incision, Dr. Camp will insert the implant behind your breast, underneath your breast tissue and muscle. Your incision will be closed with stitches and bandaged with skin adhesive and surgical tape.
You’ll likely experience some soreness, swelling and bruising for about 2-3 weeks following your procedure. It may be recommended that you wear a compression bandage or sports bra for extra support and positioning of the implants while you heal. If you don’t have a physically demanding job, you may be able to return to work within a couple of weeks.
You will notice immediate changes after surgery, which will become more apparent after the swelling goes down. Though the results of breast augmentation are typically long-lasting, you’ll want to keep in mind that aging, weight fluctuations and other natural changes can modify the appearance of your breasts over time.
To learn more about breast augmentation or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Camp, call our office at 330-332-7383 or click here.