Breast Augmentation Philadelphia
Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. It is also one of our most popular services. Breast augmentation can enhance the size and shape of a women’s breast. It gives women with small or unevenly sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look.
The procedure involves placing either saline or silicone implants behind each breast, underneath either breast tissue or the chest wall muscles. This results in an increase in the patient’s cup one or more sizes. Dr. Hoffman takes the necessary time to discuss in detail what each patient hopes to gain from breast augmentation surgery and to decide which incision and implant position is best for the patient. In this way, every one of our patients can enjoy a completely customized treatment designed with her goals in mind.
Our patients at The Main Line Institute of Plastic Surgery elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic reasons. Some of the most common decisions are: balancing breast size with the patient’s body contour, increasing breast volume that has been lost after pregnancy or surgery, or correcting deficiencies from birth. Under our doctors’ expert care, patients enjoy great-looking, natural-feeling breasts that are one or more cup sizes larger after their operation.
Dr. Hoffman offers a wide range of sizes and choices of implants. These include traditional saline (salt water) implants, as well as the new more natural cohesive gel implants. Both implant types are very safe, and each offers its own advantages. We will help you decide which kind is right for you. New to the market are silicone anatomical breast implants, they are available for the appropriate patients. All breast augmentation procedures can be combined with other noninvasive or invasive surgical procedures. Breast Augmentation is most commonly performed with a breast lift or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks and benefits, and breast augmentation is no different. Dr. Hoffman will discuss these with you during your consultation.
After breast augmentation surgery, most patients feel tired and sore for the first day or two. This usually relents after a day or two. Many patients return to work within a week. In most patients absorbable stitches are placed and incisions heal in a week or two. Post-operative swelling and sensitivity will resolve over the first month. Scars from breast augmentation tend to heal well and fade quickly. The scars will continue to mature and fade for a year.
Dr. Ryan Hoffman is available for a breast augmentation consultation at your convenience.
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