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Augmentation Mammoplasty for Comprehensive Breast Enhancement

Are you unhappy with having small, asymmetric, or sagging breasts? Any of these can be caused by aging, gravity, hereditary, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. If you want to improve the look of your breasts, an augmentation mammoplasty may be the thing you need.

An augmentation mammoplasty is a procedure that can help improve the look of small or sagging breasts by adding volume and projection. Women choose undergo this surgery to improve the aesthetics of their breasts and make them appear larger and more projected.

Comparing a Breast Lift with a Breast Augmentation

Breasts lifts and breasts augmentations are commonly confused with one another. A breast lift will not change the size or shape of your breasts. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the surrounding tissue is tightened. This results in a minor change in shape, but gives the breasts more appealing contours and more lift.

During a breast augmentation, a surgeon utilizes implants to increase the size of the breasts. Having larger breasts can help improve the self-confidence in women who are unhappy with the size and shape of their current breasts. It can also help improve your body’s overall proportion.

Normally, surgeons advise patients to combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation procedure to enhance the final results. The implant included with a breast augmentation will add volume to your breasts, and the breast lift will give your breasts a new contour, making them appear perkier and more full.

How is A Breast Augmentation Performed?

Before the surgery, during your initial consultation, your doctor will have determined the right technique to use to give you the correct incision and type of breast implant. He will also determine if your nipples need to be relocated and discuss the various options available to you. To begin your breast augmentation procedure, you will be given general anesthesia.

Most doctors specialize in methods that help minimize the length and amount of post-surgical marks. Based on the technique decided on by your doctor, you may have short incisions around your nipples or a longer one running along the underside of your breasts. Each technique will keep most post-surgical marks hidden.

Once the incisions are made, the implant is then inserted. Excess skin and tissue will be removed to give your breasts the desired lift. The incisions are then closed using soluble sutures.

What Happens After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

The surgery lasts for a maximum of three hours. Most patients will be allowed to go back home a couple of hours after surgery. You might experience some pain and discomfort for a couple of days after the surgery. You doctor will prescribed pain-relief medication to provide relief.

Patients are advised to refrain from driving and other strenuous activities for at least a week. They are also advised to sleep on their backs for at least a month. Most people are able to return to their normal routines within two weeks.

Augmentation mammoplasty is an effective procedure that gives women a more full and proportional figure and helps boost their self-confidence. Speak to your doctor for more details regarding this procedure.

Contact Our Office

If you’re unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, it’s time to make a change. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Lowen, a board-certified plastic surgeon. He provides patients from Northern California with exceptional care and the best results possible.

New Law Requires Notice to Patients About Open Payments Database

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 1278, physicians will soon be required to provide a notice to their patients regarding the Open Payments database (Database), which is managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS.

Specifically, this new law requires physicians to do the following beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described below on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.

“For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.”

Beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described above on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.