Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgeon Los Angeles, Chino, Claremont

Published on January 9, 2013

Breast augmentation enhances the size and/or shape of the breast with the insertion of an implant behind the breast.

Women choose to have breast augmentation surgery for a number of reasons. Some women want larger breasts, while others wish to correct a volume reduction occurring after pregnancy. Multiple techniques are used by surgeons in performing breast augmentation, and the best procedure is selected based upon the individual patient’s needs and preferences.

Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia may be chosen. Incisions may be placed in the areola (the pigmented area around the nipple), in the crease under the breast, or in the armpit. The implant itself is placed either under the breast gland, or under the chest muscle (pectoralis major), and centered under the nipple. Pain and discomfort following the surgery are typically controlled with oral pain medication, and are not severe.

Stitches are removed within seven to ten days after surgery, and within one week most patients can return to work. The surgeon may recommend wearing a support bra or tape for a few weeks after surgery. While most bruising resolves in a week or two, some swelling may persist for four to six weeks or longer, depending on the exact nature of the surgery and the patient.

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