Breast Augmentation

Candidates for a Breast Augmentation

Women looking to enhance the appearance of their breasts may consider a breast augmentation procedure to increase size, correct uneven proportions or achieve a more rounded and shapely look. Many women experience volume loss in their breasts as they age or as a result of weight loss or child birth. Candidates for a Breast Augmentation procedure are fully developed and have realistic expectations for their results.

The Procedure

Saline implants are the least expensive and typically entail the smallest incision since the implant is filled after insertion and is the only option should a patient desire insertion through the navel area for a scar-free result. Saline, or sterile salt water, is used to fill the implants.

Silicone filled implants offer an organic feel and are generally less likely to ripple than saline filled implants. All implants used since November 2006 are made of cohesive silicone gel as opposed to the liquid silicone previously used. The benefit of cohesive gel is that should rupture occur, the gel will not run.

Trans-Umbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) is a scar-less or belly button breast augmentation method for increasing the breast size by inserting breast implants through the umbilicus, navel or belly button. This method offers minimal scarring and will often require less recovery time.

Dr. Rogers will consult with each patient to discuss their desired outcome to determine which procedure is most appropriate.

The Process

  1. Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
  2. Create a customized surgical plan
  3. Take pre-op photos
  4. Meet with our Practice Manager, Robin Chamberlain
  5. Schedule surgery with our Surgical Coordinator
  6. Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
  7. Return to the office for a pre-op before Surgery
  8. Have surgery
  9. Return to the office within one week of surgery for your post op visit

The Recovery

The time period of recovery following a breast augmentation procedure is typically 10 days, during which time patients will need to rest and take it easy from their typical daily routine. You will be able to walk around and exert light movement during the first few days, however any exercise and heavy lifting will need to be put off for at least one month to allow for a full and safe healing process.