Breast Augmentation

Since 1960, more than two million women have chosen increase the size of their breasts through breast augmentation.  Often, after weight loss, childbirth or as a result of aging, the breasts lose volume and their shape changes.  Breast augmentation can enhance your breast size and shape, and give you the more proportional figure that you always wanted.

Breast augmentation can be performed at any age after the breasts are fully developed.  Breast augmentation takes between one and two hours and is performed as an outpatient under sedation.  Breast implants are made of a silicone shell and filled with a sterile saline solution after the implant is placed.  Silicone- filled implants are available under clinical trials in the United States and can be used for reconstructive purposes.  A patient can choose from either a round implant which provides more fullness at the top of the breast, or a teardrop- shaped implant which provides a more natural look.  Implants can be placed through incisions made either under the breast just above the crease,  around the lower edge of the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) or through an incision in the armpit.  A patient and the cosmetic surgeon will determine which technique is to be used.  Once the incision is made, the cosmetic surgeon creates a pocket into which the implant will be inserted.  The pocket is made either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the pectoral muscle which is located between the breast tissue and chest wall.  The implants are inserted, centered and the incisions are closed.

Most patients can return to work in a few days, however heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks.  Physical activity can be resumed at that time.    Bruising and swelling will disappear gradually.  Any discomfort can be controlled with medication prescribed by your surgeon.  Sutures are removed in about a week.   Scars are minimal and fade gradually over time.  A sports bra is generally worn post operatively for about three weeks.  For weeks, and sometimes even months a patient may experience firmness or numbness in their breast and nipples; usually sensitivity returns to some degree.

Following breast augmentation many women find they are able to wear clothes they could never fill out before.  Just imagine.... a new figure...a new attitude...a new you.


About Dr. Kim

Dr. Michael K. Kim offers a full-range of cosmetic surgery procedures. If you are seeking a more youthful face or shapely figure, the solution to a problem area or method to help beautify and rejuvenate your skin, our practice can make your dreams a reality!

Dr. Kim is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

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Associates in Cosmetic Surgery

3700 Central Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33901

tel. 239-939-5233

fax. 239-939-9225

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