Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Whether performed because of underdevelopment or loss of volume due to pregnancies or weight loss, this operation, which takes 1-2 hours, does wonders to improve body image.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rick Rosen performs breast augmentation surgery for patients in Fairfield County, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Darien, New Canaan, New Haven, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Bridgeport, and Westchester County.
During the consultation, the different alternatives to breast augmentation will be discussed in great detail. Individual anatomic factors and personal preferences will help with the final decision regarding size choice.
The breast augmentation procedure typically is performed in the office, entails an incision in either the periareolar, submammary or axillary location. The breast implant is then placed in either the submammary (under their breast) or subpectoral (under the muscle) position. An implant is the placed into this pocket. There are multiple types of implants, with different advantages and disadvantages, which will be explained to you at the consultation. Depending on the skin envelope you have, a breast lift may also be recommended.
Following the breast augmentation procedure you will be placed in a surgical bra. You may shower after two days and most women require approximately 4 days out of work. Jogging usually may resume within two weeks and full activities within four weeks. Depending on the size of the implant chosen and individual anatomy, most women look good within a few weeks and final results are seen by six months after the breast augmentation.
Although much has been written about breast implants in the lay press, we feel that medical facts are the most important and a detailed informed consent will be covered with you before the procedure. Complications do occur but are frequently minimal. It is one of the most popular procedure performed by plastic surgeons with a greater than 90% approval rating.
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For more information about plastic surgeon Rick Rosen or our plastic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation surgery, please e-mail or call our Connecticut plastic surgery staff at 203-899-0000. With our plastic surgery office located in Norwalk, Connecticut, we serve breast augmentation patients in Fairfield County, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Darien, New Canaan, New Haven, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Bridgeport, and Westchester County.