Breast Augmentation

shutterstock_85259023Breast augmentation mammoplasty (also known as breast augmentation or enlargement) is surgery designed to enlarge the breasts. Women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts (sometimes due to pregnancy or weight loss) seek this procedure to help restore confidence and improve the appearance of their breasts. Breast enlargement also is used as a corrective surgery for women who have breasts of different sizes.

Breast Enlargement

Breast enlargement is usually quite successful at making the breasts larger and fuller. Implanted breasts tend to be a bit more round and less saggy than natural breasts of the same size. Most women consider these differences an improvement. Implants that are filled with saline or silicone are used for breast augmentation procedures.

Dr. Fortes will help you select a saline or silicone breast implant that will work best with your body size and lifestyle.

Outpatient Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery is normally performed as outpatient surgery under general anesthesia and takes approximately two to three hours. Most patients can return to work within five to six days following breast surgery. Sutures are removed in seven to ten days and you may need to wear a surgical support bra during the recovery period. You can resume exercise and other strenuous activities after one month.

Dr. Fortes also will discuss with you the risks associated with breast enlargement, such as excessive bleeding, infection or desensitization of the nipples, as well as review the benefits to having this breast augmentation procedure.

All breast implants and other cosmetic procedures are performed in our Houston, TX Cosmetic Surgery Center. Contact Dr. Fortes to discuss your specific procedures today.

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