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Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine

Breast Augmentation

If you are unhappy with the size or profile of your breasts, or your breasts vary in size, breast augmentation can help you feel more comfortable with your body.

What to Expect

  • Average Time: One to two hours
  • Anesthesia: General
  • Am I a good candidate? Fully developed breasts, in good health, non-smoker, asymmetrical breasts, unhappy when you look at the size or shape of your breasts
  • Recovery: Recovery instructions will be given to you post-surgery.
  • Risks: Scarring, bleeding, infection, pain, leakage or rupture, anesthesia risks, or change in nipple sensation
  • Inpatient/Outpatient: Outpatient
  • Cost: The cost of the procedure will be discussed at your consultation with Dr. Peterson.

Potential patients must understand that the ideal shape and size of breasts varies from body type to body type, and going into the process with realistic expectations is crucial. When you come in for your breast augmentation consultation, be prepared to share with Dr. Peterson what you hope to accomplish from the surgery.

Breast augmentation will not correct severely drooping breasts. After talking with Dr. Peterson, you may decide that a breast lift will deliver your desired outcome. If you would like fuller breasts in addition to reversing the effects of sagging, a breast lift can be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation.

Surgery Details

Dr. Peterson will make a small incision in an inconspicuous area to minimize the visibility of your scars. A pocket for the implant will be created either under the pectoral muscle or directly under the breast tissue. The positioning of the implant is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on body type and the size of the implant. The procedure varies slightly according to the type of implant being used.