Breast Enhancement Surgery

Breast enhancement surgery, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast for a number of reasons:

  • To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
  • To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
  • To balance a difference in breast size.
  • As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.

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By inserting an implant behind each breast, Dr. Bednar is able to increase a woman’s bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. If you’re considering breast augmentation, this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure–when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please ask Dr. Bednar if there is anything you don’t understand about the procedure.

The Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. However, before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Bednar.

The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking for improvement in the way they look. If you’re physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.

The Two Choices for Implant Placement

You can have your implants placed above the muscle (subglandular) or below the muscle (subpectoral). Dr. Bednar will help you decide which placement location is best for you based on your goals, breast type and other factors.

Types of Breast Implants

A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or a saltwater solution known as saline.

The newest generation of silicone breast implants, which have been used safely for many years around the world, are now available in the United States. Today’s silicone implants feature cohesive gel technology, allowing them to hold together uniformly while imparting a natural shape and feel to the breast. Many women believe silicone implants feel more natural than saline implants when used in breast augmentation.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in breast augmentation. The newest generation of silicone breast implants, which have been used safely for many years around the world, are now available in the United States. Today’s silicone implants feature cohesive gel technology, allowing them to hold together uniformly while imparting a natural shape and feel to the breast. Many women believe silicone implants feel more natural than saline implants when used in breast augmentation.

Like saline implants, silicone implants may be placed above or below the muscle. The typical incision for placement of silicone gel implants is under the fold of the breast. Because the implants are prefilled with silicone gel, other incision sites such as around the areola or in the armpit are not recommended. Initial recovery from surgery, usually a matter of a few days, is the same with either saline or silicone implants.

There are a number of important differences between saline and silicone breast implants. To find out more about silicone breast implants, visit the Mentor link at www.mentor4me.com.

Silicone implants are an option we are pleased to offer our patients considering breast enhancement. Like all cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation must be tailored to a woman’s individual needs to achieve a beautifully natural result, proportioned to their personal body type.

Incision Sites for Breast Implant Placement

Breast tissue, body type and implant type and size are all considered before you and Dr. Bednar finalize a surgical plan. This is an overview of the most common incision choices:

  • Inframammary Incision
    An inframammary incision is placed in the fold beneath your breast. This location can accommodate every size and shape of implant, is often concealed, and is known for fast recovery times. An inframammary incision gives your surgeon the most precise access to where your breast implant will sit after surgery.
  • Periareolar Incision
    The periareolar incision is performed on the border of the dark skin around your nipple.It is known to have fast recovery times, but does not accommodate every size and shape of implant.
  • Transaxillary Incision
    A transaxillary incision is well concealed in the armpit and more removed from the breast area, so it is less noticeable. Recovery times are a bit longer and not all implant sizes and shapes can be accommodated.