Breast size and shape can change for women as they age, lose weight, or after they have been pregnant. Women with small or less voluminous breasts may sometimes opt to have a cosmetic procedure called breast augmentation.

In this process, a plastic surgeon increases the size of a female patient’s breasts. The result of this procedure is the larger and more shapely breasts that are often part of a woman’s desired look.

Dr. Anthony Bruno of Bruno Plastic Surgery has years of experience performing breast augmentations in NEPA. He can restore the volume of patients’ breasts and help women to regain their confidence in their appearances.

Let Bruno Plastic Surgery detail some of the finer points of breast augmentation surgery.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery is known by several other names among doctors and patients. Other terms include augmentation mammoplasty, breast lift surgery, “breast aug,” and “boob job.”

All these terms refer to the process by which a cosmetic surgeon makes one or both breasts larger, more voluminous, or more symmetrical with each other.

The patients who desire to get a breast augmentation in NEPA might include women whose breasts have gotten smaller due to losing significant weight, including by surgical methods; women who were recently pregnant; and women who are breastfeeding. Women are also eligible for breast augmentation surgery if they simply want their breasts to be larger or more equally shaped and sized.

Types of Breast Augmentation

There are a few methods surgeons may use to perform a breast augmentation. We will cover those here.

Silicone breast implants in NEPA employ silicone shells that are filled with silicone in gel form. Once implanted, the shells and gel ultimately feel like natural breasts.

Meanwhile, saline breast implants in NEPA consist of silicone shells filled with saline, a kind of sterilized salt water.

A third option is to augment the breasts with a fat transfer from another part of the body. In this case, the fat simply replaces the synthetic implants from the other two methods.

What to Expect during Your Breast Augmentation in NEPA

The first thing to know if you are considering breast augmentation surgery is that the breasts can actually develop into a woman’s early 20s. For this reason, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates women to be at least 18 to receive saline implants and 22 to receive silicone implants.

The first thing you will do is meet with Dr. Bruno for an evaluation. You will consult on what your goals are and what Dr. Bruno thinks is the best option for you.

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home that day.

You will be administered general anesthesia for the operation, which could take between one and two hours. During the procedure, Dr. Bruno will make incisions either under the breasts, under the arms, or near the nipples. Where and how the cuts are made depends on what type of implants you are receiving.

After inserting the implants behind the breasts, Dr. Bruno will close the incisions.

It may take several weeks to recover fully from your breast augmentation surgery. In addition to having the breasts bandaged and compressed, you might need drainage tubes for the breasts for a few days. Aside from that, you should minimize heavy lifting and strenuous activity for about six weeks.

Possible side effects of this procedure include swelling, bruising, and pain at the implantation site. Prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication may help with this discomfort.

You may need to return to Dr. Bruno to have your stitches removed or to have him evaluate any lingering side effects.

Ultimately, however, your breast augmentation in NEPA should be a complete success that lasts many years (though not permanently).

Call Us for Expert Breast Augmentation in NEPA

With any surgery of this type, patients must research the best plastic and cosmetic surgeons in their areas. You want reliable work performed by an experienced professional.

Dr. Bruno has been performing plastic surgery in Northeastern Pennsylvania for many years and is a widely respected member of his community.

Bruno Plastic Surgery provides breast augmentation in NEPA for all eligible patients. You can trust any of the options we have listed, whether it’s a fat transfer or breast implants in Scranton.

Call us today to set up a consultation.

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