Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants, Mammaplasty)

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that enlarges the breasts by inserting silicone or saline implants inside the breast tissue. One of the most common cosmetic procedures performed globally, breast augmentation, provides long-lasting, natural-looking results.

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Why Should I Consider Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation improves a woman’s appearance and self-esteem by correcting the following problems:
  • Adding size and volume to breasts that are underdeveloped
  • Correcting asymmetrical breasts or a chest that looks lopsided
  • Increasing lost fullness and volume following pregnancy or weight loss
  • Replacing lost fullness and volume following a mastectomy
  • Improving a the overall proportions of a woman’s figure
Dr. Ekstrom may also recommend performing a breast lift in combination with your breast augmentation procedure in order to achieve optimal enhancement.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Almost any adult woman in overall good health may be a good candidate for this procedure, assuming you have realistic expectations about the results. In general, For women who feel embarrassed by breasts that are too small for your figure, breast augmentation may be an ideal solution.

What Should I Expect Following Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Most patients experience mild discomfort for two to three days following surgery, and Dr. Ekstrom may recommend that you wear a special sports bra. After that point, most women are able to resume regular activities as long as they are not too strenuous. Most of the post-operative swelling will subside in a few weeks, and you can then fully appreciate your results and return to normal activities, such as vigorous exercise. Our friendly staff will support and counsel you through every step of the recovery process.

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Although breast implants typically last 10 to 20 years before requiring replacement, in some cases, they may require revision before that time. Dr. Ekstrom and our staff of specialists will help you to recognize signs of any problems or complications that may require the removal or exchange of your implants.

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