Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. This procedure has a very high satisfaction rate among patients who have undergone surgery. The best candidates are all women with small or sagging breasts or women who want to enhance their cup size.
It is very important to discuss your expectations about breast augmentation with Dr. Suarez during your initial consultation, so that he can provide you with his professional advice. He will examine and measure your breasts, describe the procedure in detail, explain its risks and limitations, making sure you are fully informed about all the different aspects about this procedure. Photographs will be taken for reference before and after the breast augmentation surgery.
Your breast augmentation surgery
It takes approximately one hour. It is performed with general anesthesia; you will be asleep through the entire operation. We make a small incision under the breast, and then separate the breast tissue or the muscle to place the implant. Most of our patients are able to return home the same day.
After your breast augmentation surgery
You will be wrapped in an elastic bandage or surgical bra over a gauze dressing. You may feel (not always) some pain for the first couple of days, but we will prescribe medication to lessen the pain. Stitches are absorbent, they do not need to be removed. Most patients can return to work and social activities in about one week or less. Avoid lifting heavy objects, and raising your arms above your head for three to four weeks.