What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

How breast augmentation surgery from your cosmetic surgeon in Grand Rapids, MI, can help you


Breast augmentation is a procedure to surgically enhance the size, shape, and other attributes of your breasts. The procedure is typically performed for cosmetic reasons, however, it is also medically appropriate for a woman who has had a mastectomy and wants to restore the fullness and contours of her breasts. Dr. John J. Iacobucci at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, MI, offers a wide range of cosmetic surgery services including breast augmentation—read on to learn what this procedure can do for you.

More about Breast Augmentation

You may want breast augmentation surgery if you:

  • Have breasts that are not the same size
  • Have lost a substantial amount of weight
  • Have sagging, poorly-shaped breasts
  • Have breasts that are small in relation to your body

The breast augmentation procedure uses implants to restore the size and shape of your breasts. You will be placed under sedation and either local or general anesthesia. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient or an inpatient basis and takes between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

Your surgeon will create incisions either through your armpits, in the crease under your breasts, or between the areola and the breast tissue. The implant is then inserted into the pocket and centered on the breast. Finally, the implant is filled with saline and the incision is closed.

Following the procedure, you may be given antibiotics to prevent infection, as well as pain medication. While you can expect some slight swelling at the surgery site, wearing a surgical bra will help alleviate this issue. However, you will still need to avoid strenuous activity for up to 4 weeks.

Interested? Give us a call

Breast augmentation can give you the self-confidence you need and raise your self-esteem. To learn more this procedure as well as our other cosmetic surgery services, call Dr. John J. Iacobucci of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, MI, by dialing (616) 974-0100. Call now!

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