Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts.
By inserting an implant behind each breast, Dr. Niessen is able to increase a woman’s bust line by one or more cup sizes. Breast enhancement is usually done to enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small, to balance a difference in breast size or to fill in breast volume loss due to pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Dr. Niessen offers both saline and cohesive silicone gel breast implants.
The surgical incision is typically made in the crease where the breast meets the chest wall, or at the edge of the areola. Sutures are used to close the incisions. A gauze bandage will be applied over the breasts, followed by a supportive dressing. Dressings stay on until you come back to see Dr. Niessen at your first post-op visit.
Following your breast augmentation surgery, you will likely feel tired and sore for a few days. You will, however, be up and around the same day. Any discomfort you have will be controlled by medication prescribed by Dr. Niessen. At your first post-op visit, your bandages will be removed and you may wear a bra. Your breasts may feel sensitive to stimulation for 2-3 weeks, so you may wish to avoid physical contact. Sutures will be removed in 7-10 days after the surgery, but it may take two weeks for the swelling in your breasts to disappear. Initially, your scars may be pink and firm. They usually soften and fade and become less conspicuous.
You may be back at work within a few days, depending on the level of activity required for your job. Dr. Niessen will give you specific advice regarding exercising and returning to normal activities.
Your decision to have breast augmentation surgery is a personal one. Let Dr. Niessen discuss breast enhancement with you. Send us your information and book an appointment!