Breast augmentation, or breast implants, to increase fullness and projection of the breasts improves the balance in a woman’s figure and can enhance her self-image and self-confidence. Breast size is important to many women. Some individuals feel that small breasts not only limit their fashion choices but can also cause dissatisfaction with body image.
Breast augmentation enlarges a woman’s breasts through the surgical placement of breast implants. In general, it is a cosmetic procedure strictly performed to fulfill your personal desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Breast implants may also be used for reconstructive purposes to restore a breast that is lost due to mastectomy, injury or for other reasons. In cases where a woman desires to enhance breast fullness and at the same time improve the position and shape of sagging breasts, a breast lift may be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation. Breast implants allow women the choice of fuller, natural appearing breasts, and a more balanced figure.
Where do I Begin?
A consultation with Dr. Sena n is the first step to learn how breast augmentation can enhance your breasts’ appearance and improve your body image. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about breast augmentation in a non-pressured environment and will include:
• A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case
• The options available in breast augmentation surgery
• The likely outcomes of breast augmentation and any risks or potential complications
• The course of treatment recommended by Dr. Sena
Dr. Sena will also answer any questions you may have. It is important to have all your questions answered and it is natural to feel some anxiety about surgery.
What to Expect
Breast augmentation may be performed in a local facility. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of patient and surgeon preference. Dr. Sena and the assisting staff will fully attend to your comfort and safety.
Once your procedure is completed, dressing or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and an elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. Before being released, you and an accompanying family member, friend or caregiver will be given specific instructions that may include:
• How to care for the breasts following surgery
• Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential risk of infection
• Specific changes at the surgical site or in overall health
• When to follow up with Dr. Sena.
Results and Outlook
The results of breast augmentation are immediately visible. Final results appear gradually over the next few weeks as swelling resolves and breast size and shape settles. Incision lines typically will continue to fade over the next year. Over time, your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, and gravity. However, your new enhanced breast contour and the freedom to wear the clothes you enjoy without the need for padded bras should bring you added self-confidence whether at the beach or in the boardroom.