A breast augmentation procedure allows a woman to transform her breasts to a fuller size with a more curvaceous form. Whether you desire to restore fullness to breasts that lost volume after childbearing, you wish to balance out uneven proportions, or you simply wish to have larger breasts, implants allow you to have the look you desire, whether you want a change that is subtle and natural or one that is more dramatic. In your consultation with Dr. Laufer, he will consider your unique physical proportions, your size preference, and your lifestyle in determining his recommendations to you.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
During the 1-2 hour augmentation procedure, which is performed under general anesthesia, Dr. Laufer places the implants either above or below the chest muscle through approximately 3/4 inch incisions that are made in the breast crease or the areola edge. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone material that is similar in texture to breast tissue, while the saline implants are filled with sterile salt water to the size you desire after they have been placed in the breast.
The incisions will be closed with sutures that do not have to be removed because of their placement under the skin. Dr. Laufer performs surgery at his private facility in Palm Harbor Florida, where patients are monitored and cared for by board certified physician anesthesiologists and Dr. Laufer’s highly skilled team of medical professionals.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Once you have returned home, you will wear a sports bra to provide the breasts with support during the healing period. If you live within 30 miles of our facility, Dr. Laufer will offer a visit to your home by a plastic surgery nurse who is trained to assist you with your recovery. The nurse will monitor your recovery, change any dressings, assist you with your medication, and provide Dr. Laufer with an update on your condition.
Your breasts may be swollen for a few days, but Dr. Laufer will prescribe pain medication to relieve any discomfort. Ice packs are also helpful to reduce swelling. Most women can return to work in one week and resume exercise in about one month or when Dr. Laufer advises.