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In today’s day and age there are very few reasons why you can’t reach your own hallmark of beauty – looking as beautiful on the outside as you feel on the inside. And thanks to ongoing advancements in medicine and technology, these enhancements continuously become safer, last longer, and are more available than ever before.

Breast Augmentation – also known as Breast Enlargement – can help to fill out your breasts in a way you’ve always wanted. Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular and safe procedures performed by Cosmetic Surgeons today. You can see the results immediately and can be back to work in a couple of days, looking fabulous, looking beautiful and feeling great.

About Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is typically performed on women who would like larger breasts for personal reasons, however, it can also be used if one breast is larger than the other, to create a more balanced physical appearance. Breast augmentation can also be used for mothers whose breasts lose too much breast mass after breastfeeding as well as in reconstructive surgery.

A key to successful augmentation is to create the correct size for the patient along with optimum placement on the chest wall.

You will meet with Dr. Volshteyn for a consultation before the surgery. At that meeting you should share your vision for how big you would like your breasts to be. It is important that the breast size is appropriate for your body type to maintain a beautiful, balanced look – one that you will be happy about and proud of for years to come.

About the Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast Augmentation can be done on an out-patient basis. Normally it is performed under a general or twilight anesthesia. Two-inch long incisions are made in the armpit, under the breast crease, or around the areola, depending on the individual’s needs. Endoscopic methods can also be used. After a “pocket” is created for it, the empty implant is placed underneath the pectoral muscle from the chosen incisions.

Having the implant placed underneath the pectoral muscle instead of on top it has several benefits. The implant is given more support from the surrounding muscle, there is less chance for capsular constriction, and less interference with future breast examinations.

Once it is in the optimum place and secured, the implant is filled with the appropriate amount of saline solution. Because the incisions are place in inconspicuous spots, the scars will be less noticeable.

Risks and Complications

All surgeries come with some level of risks or complications, but choosing a qualified and highly experienced physician as well as carefully following pre- and post-operative instructions, help to minimize any potential problems. Some risks associated with Breast Augmentation include infection, asymmetry, implant leakage and capsular contracture. Capsular contracture happens when the scar tissue around the implant tightens, causing a hardening of the implants. Capsular contraction can be treated by correcting the implants.

A Time to Heal

After the surgery, your breasts will be bandaged for several days, after which you will need to wear a surgical bra as directed. You may feel tired and sore for a couple days after the surgery – be sure to take it easy and rest to give your body time to heal and adjust. While you will be able to notice a difference in size immediately after surgery, it may take a couple weeks for swelling to completely go down so that you can see what your new shape truly looks like. You will be able to return to work and light activities several days after the surgery. Your breasts and nipples may be sensitive for up to a month after the surgery. Dr. Volshteyn will describe what you should expect as well as any precautions you should take following Breast Augmentation.

The important thing to know is that you do not need to continue to be unhappy with the size of your breasts. Breast Augmentation is successfully performed on thousands of women every year. If you have dreamed of having a large cup size and a curvier figure there is nothing to stop you from attaining your dream. Getting breast augmentation is a big decision and it’s important to become fully informed.

Dr. Boris Volshteyn, a Breast Implants New Jersey specialist, will answer any questions you may have about Breast Augmentation surgery. Click here to contact Dr. Volshteyn and setup a consultation today!