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Is there a more quintessential symbol of femininity than the breast? It is not surprising then that breast augmentation in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, and across the country remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. In fact, over 300,000 women each year choose breast enlargement – it is an increasingly typical way for women to achieve a look that better fits their confidence and desire. Breast augmentation surgery can help a woman restore fullness to her breasts after pregnancy or weight loss, achieve a more sensual silhouette, increase breast symmetry, and enhance proportionality between her breasts and her other features.

The reasons Sacramento women choose breast augmentation are as varied and unique as the women who have the procedure performed. Clearly, one size does not fit all, and the ideal form and size is a matter of personal taste and judgment. Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Green takes the time necessary to understand and appreciate your view of the “ideal” so that you can achieve the result you desire. Whichever surgeon you choose it is important that you find one who is as dedicated to your expectations as you are. There is no more discriminating eye than yours – except for perhaps your cosmetic surgeon’s.

All About Breast Augmentation

Today, women have many choices when it comes to breast implants in Sacramento, as both silicone gel and saline (sterile salt water) are available. Your options for breast implants in Sacramento, such as implant size and shape, and incision location will be determined based on your breast anatomy, body type and desired increase in size. Other determinative factors include your lifestyle, goals and personal preferences. Dr. Scott Green will discuss the differences and advantages of each, and help you make the right choice. Breast augmentation is often combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction in Sacramento.

It is not unusual to experience soreness and swelling as well as bruising around the breasts following breast augmentation. Generally this will begin to dissipate after the first few days following surgery, but you can expect to have some soreness and swelling of the breasts for the first few weeks. Most women are able to return to work after the first week of their recovery. Stitches, if present, are generally removed after seven days. After two weeks a patient can resume limited physical activities. Breasts will begin to show the desired long-term shape and feel after three to four months post-surgery.

How Breast Augmentation Surgery is Performed

A professional anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia or IV sedation may be used for breast augmentation surgery. The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your anatomy and Dr. Green’s recommendation. The incision can be made either in the crease where the breast meets the chest, around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), or in the armpit. In addition, a saline implant may be placed through an incision at the navel. Every effort will be made to assure that the incision is placed so resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.

Working through the incision, the surgeon will lift your breast tissue and skin to create a pocket, either directly behind the breast tissue (submammary or subglandular placement) or may be placed beneath the pectoral muscle and on top of the chest wall (submuscular placement). Once the implant is positioned within this pocket, the incisions are closed with sutures, skin adhesive and/or surgical tape. A gauze bandage may be applied over your breasts to help with healing.

Breast augmentation usually takes 1 to 2 hours to complete. Dr. Green will discuss all of the potential alternatives and advantages of the various procedures that can be performed in the breast implant procedure. Immediately after the procedure your breasts will be noticeably fuller and firmer. Dr. Green will instruct you as to the best sleeping positions to employ during your recovery.

As with any cosmetic surgery, be sure to carefully follow post-surgical instructions regarding taking medications and vitamins, eating, drinking and ceasing smoking.

Your First Step

Unlike some Sacramento plastic surgeons, Dr. Scott Green places great importance on the value of the in-person consultation. He looks forward to meeting with you to learn more about your aesthetic goals. Request a consultation with Dr. Green online and discover what results you can achieve through breast augmentation and other cosmetic surgery options. Before your visit, be sure to view the breast augmentation photo gallery to see real results from actual patients.