Breast augmentation is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures. Also known as mammaplasty, breast enhancement or even a “boob job,” breast augmentation uses synthetic implants to increase the size and change the shape of the breasts. When performed in combination with a breast lift (mastopexy), the surgery can correct sagging breasts, giving the patient a fuller, more youthful look.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
In most cases, breast augmentation can be performed as an outpatient procedure. The breast surgery begins with general anesthesia. Once you have been sedated, incisions will be made. We will work on one breast and then the other. Incisions are located in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scars. The most common incision is the periareolar, located on the underside of the areola.
Once the incisions have been made, the breast implants will be placed either under or over the pectoral muscle. Again, placement will be determined by the specifics of your procedure.
After the implants have been placed, the breast tissue is sutured closed and the incision site is closed with sutures and surgical tape.
Ideal Candidates For Breast Implants
Ideal candidates for breast surgery should be in good general health with fully developed breasts. Breast augmentation may be right for you if you:
- Have lost a lot of weight and want to reduce sagging or excess breast skin.
- Have unbalanced breasts where one is visibly larger than the other.
- Want larger breasts.
- Want to restore firmness after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Want to restore shape and volume to aging breasts.
- Want to change the shape of your breasts.
Breast Surgery Cost and Recovery
Breast surgery is considered an elective under most insurance plans and is therefore not typically covered. The cost of breast augmentation surgery varies from person to person and based upon on the type of breast implants chosen and the amount of work to be done.
Dr. Lombardo offers a free in-office consultation and price quote after assessing your individual needs and goals. To schedule your free breast augmentation consultation, call: (760) 610-8990.
Recovering from breast augmentation surgery will take several weeks. Immediately after surgery, your breasts will be wrapped in a compression bra. You’ll need to wear a support bra for up to three weeks to provide support for your breasts and to minimize swelling. Oral and/or topical medications will be prescribed to ease pain and reduce the chances of infection. Your activities will be highly restricted for the first 24-48 hours. After that, you can slowly resume normal activities as you feel able to, but expect to be sore and swollen for several weeks after surgery.
Contact Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Mirage today to learn more about breast augmentation where we serve greater Palm Springs & Palm Desert areas.