Breast size can be a sensitive topic. Women with seemingly perfect chests are often highlighted in popular media. While some women are completely satisfied with the size, shape, and appearance of their breasts, it’s not true for everyone. You may feel your breasts are too small for your frame, if so, breast augmentation may be the right solution for you.
What is a Breast Augmentation Procedure?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. with a high rate of satisfaction among patients.
The procedure entails inserting silicone or saline implants into the breast. A small incision is made in front or behind the pectoral muscle to insert the implants. During your consultation at West End Plastic Surgery, our board-certified surgeon will go over the benefits and drawbacks associated with each type of implant.
Breast augmentation changes the size and volume of your breasts, particularly on top. Your breasts are fuller and more asymmetrically shaped. After undergoing breast augmentation women often experience a boost in their self-confidence. Some women feel they can finally wear the styles they love and look great in the clothes.
Is There a Long Recovery Period?
You will feel the effects of the anesthesia, so it is a good idea to have a ride home prearranged. You should expect to feel sore and tired for a couple of days, but most patients report an improvement in their pain after day two.
What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation Surgery?
The benefits of breast augmentation surgery often vary by patient. Everyone has different goals. Some of the common reasons women decide to undergo the procedure include,
- Enlarge your breasts to a more desirable size
- Correct a noticeable imbalance in the size of your breasts (asymmetry)
- Correct sagging or ptotic breasts
- Reconstruct one or more breasts after breast surgery
Your unique goals will be discussed during the initial consultation.
Contact West End Plastic Surgery online or call their Washington, D.C. office at 202-785-4187 to schedule a consultation with one of our professionals.