For women who feel that their breasts aren’t meeting their ideal look, breast augmentation is available. There are many reasons why women opt for a breast augmentation procedure, but the root of it is that you don’t like the appearance of your breasts. Dr. Iacobucci offers breast augmentation at his practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
What is Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation increases the size of the breasts using implants. During the surgery, Dr. Iacobucci can also reshape the breasts to fit your ideal contour. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries to be done each year. This is helpful for women who have small, asymmetrical breasts so they can feel more confident.
How is Breast Augmentation Done?
Depending on the amount of change desired this surgery can last anywhere from one-to-three hours. This can be done either as an inpatient or outpatient procedure with either general or local anesthetic in combination with sedation. There are three different incisions that can be used for this procedure.
This incision is made through the armpit.
The incision for this approach is made in the natural crease under the breast
With this method, the incision is made at the space where the areola and the natural skin meet.
Once the incision is made Dr. Iacobucci will create a pocket either above or below the pectoral muscle. The implant can either be made of silicone gel or with a sterile saline solution. The implant made of silicone gel will come pre-filled to the desired size and shape so it involves and larger incision than saline implants which can be filled after insertion.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation
After your breast augmentation, you may be fitting with a compression garment to hold your breasts in place and to help reduce swelling and bleeding. Bruising, swelling, and redness are common after breast surgery. This will subside over a three-to-five week period. Most daily activities can be resumed after two weeks and strenuous activity after about six weeks.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
If you are insecure about the look of your breasts, then this is a great option. Breast augmentation helps to improve the size, shape, and contour of the breasts so you can feel confident. In order to get a breast augmentation done you should be in good general health and a nonsmoker. During a consultation with Dr. Iacobucci, he will review your medical history and go over your goals and concerns to choose the best technique for you.