Questions about Breast Augmentation

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Who is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Women who are in good general health and have realistic expectations are often good candidates for breast augmentation. You must also want the surgery for your own reasons and not feel pressured to have surgery by someone else. Breast augmentation is a personal choice that should be carefully researched and considered before making any final decisions.

Why do women choose to undergo Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a viable option for women who want larger breasts that have a more appealing contour. Breast augmentation can also benefit women who have smaller breasts that have begun to sag or are different in size and shape from one another. In most cases, women who have undergone breast augmentation enjoy a heightened sense of self-esteem, confidence, and self-image.

What happens during a Breast Augmentation procedure?

Breast augmentation procedures are usually an outpatient surgery that is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Dr. Kofkoff uses two types of incisions:

  • Under the breast
  • Around the nipple

Once the surgical incision is made, the implant is placed in one of three ways. These are:

  • Above the chest muscles
  • Partially beneath the chest muscles
  • Completely beneath the chest muscles

The incision and placement used is determined by your goals, your anatomy and your implant choice. All of these details should be discussed during your initial consultation.

What are the Breast Implants made of?

Your implants may be made of either saline or silicone material. Saline implants consist of a silicone shell that is filled with a solution of salt water that is absorbed by the body in case there is a leak or rupture in the implant. Silicone implants are filled with a gel that is more cohesive than saline.  As a result, silicone implants tend to ripple less and feel more like breast tissue.

What happens during recovery from Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Kofkoff's Rapid Recovery approach to breast augmentation minimizes your discomfort and shortens the length of time needed for you to comfortably heal. You may not have to wear an uncomfortable and tight surgical bra after your surgery and you will typically require less pain medication as you heal. It is important that you follow all of your post-operative instructions carefully in order to enjoy a healthy recovery and achieve the best possible results.

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Breast augmentation is a wonderful procedure that can make a dramatic improvement in your appearance and self-confidence.  As a specialist in cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Kofkoff helps women achieve their aesthetic goals on a daily basis. To schedule a consultation, please contact St. Louis, Missouri breast surgeon Dr. Richard. L. Kofkoff today.