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Unhappy with Your Breast Size? Breast Augmentation May Be Right for You

The size of a woman’s breasts can be affected by hereditary factors, extreme weight loss, the aging process, and pregnancy. Fortunately, if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, there are many different surgical options available for improving them. One such option is known as a breasts augmentation procedure.

The breast augmentation surgery is designed to enhance the size of a woman’s breasts with implants.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes in Los Angeles has performed thousands of breast augmentation procedures with a variety of implants.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes of Hughes Plastic Surgery also performs breast augmentation through breast fat transfer or breast fat grafting.

What Is A Breast Augmentation And How Does The Procedure Work?

A breast augmentation procedure uses implants to transform the shape and size of the breasts. Women with disproportionate or mildly sagging breasts can consider the procedure for better volume and shape.

A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that requires you to be under anesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon will make incisions either around the areola, under your breasts, or along the armpit region. The incisions will be strategically placed to help limit the visibility of post surgical marks. Your doctor will take into consideration your overall dimensions and your goals to help develop a surgical plan that suits you the best.

The breast implant is placed in the breast through the incision. The implant could be placed under the pectoral muscle or over it. The placement of the implant has a lot to do with the type of implant and the desired results. Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes will make the decision based on your unique needs.

The incisions will then be closed once the implants have been placed and no further corrections are to be made. After the surgery is completed, you will need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks after.

You will be able to see the results of the breast augmentation procedure immediately after the procedure, but the final results won’t appear until after you have healed completely and the swelling from the surgery subsides.

You may experience some discomfort after the surgery, but this is a temporary side effect and should subside soon. Your doctor can prescribe medication to help ease your discomfort while you heal.   Dr. Kenneth Hughes‘s office staff also will give you a set of post-surgery instructions that you should follow carefully to ensure a quick recovery.

Who Is A Good Candidate For A Breast Augmentation Procedure?

Adult women who are in good health can consider the procedure if:

  • Your breasts are fully developed but you are unhappy with their shape or size.
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical.
  • Your breasts look disproportionate to the rest of your body.
  • You have lost volume in your breast due to weight loss or pregnancy.

Before going in for the procedure, Dr. Kenneth Hughes will discuss with you about what to expect so that you have realistic expectations of the results.  You may view many before and after breast augmentation photos.

Things To Keep In Mind When Planning A Breast Augmentation Procedure

Before undergoing the surgery, you will need to schedule a consultation with your doctor to talk about the details of the procedure. During this time, you need to be very clear about the results you want to achieve and ask your surgeon if they are possible. Having a realistic idea of what to expect is better than being disappointed later.

You will need to inform your doctor if you are on any medications, especially those that are considered blood thinners as these can cause excessive bleeding during the surgery and lead to complications. Also, tell your doctor about any ongoing medical conditions you might suffer from or if you have any drug allergies.

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A well-executed breast augmentation can do wonders for a woman’s self-confidence and physical appearance. If you’d like to learn more about the breast augmentation surgery, contact us to schedule a consultation with skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Hughes today.