Breast Augmentation Virginia
Breast augmentation is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Breast augmentation is ideal for patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again.
REASONS FOR CONSIDERING BREAST AUGMENTATION:
- Enhance body shape if breasts are too small.
- Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing.
- Equalize a difference in breast size (cup size) to gain breast symmetry.
- Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy or injury.
Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant into the breast area in order to enlarge the breast. The surgery is commonly performed on an outpatient basis while the patient is under a general anesthesia and asleep. Dr. Mesbahi performs breast augmentation using three different techniques depending on each patient’s needs. One approach is through the underarm (trans-axillary), another is through the areola (peri-areoalar) and finally, at the breast fold (infra-mammry fold). The best technique will be decided together between the patient and the surgeon during the consultation.
During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create an open pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Inserting an implant behind each breast can increase a woman’s breast size by one or more bra cup sizes. Implants typically contain a saline solution (similar to saltwater) or the implants can contain a silicone gel. Surgery typically lasts from 1 to 3 hours.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and light activity in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, a specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the surgery. This pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given by the physician after surgery.