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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in Honolulu, HI

Breast Augmentation in Honolulu, Hawaii performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Information about Breast Augmentation Surgery, enhancement procedures, breast implants and more.

Breast enhancement or breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures which women seek. It may enhance small breasts, fill out deflated breasts after pregnancy, and make breast size differences less. All of which may bring a psychological boost to women who are unhappy with this part of their figure. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and usually under general anesthesia or sedation.

A small incision must be make around the lower part of the nipple, under the breast, or under the arm. A pocket is designed under the breast tissue or more commonly under the pectoral muscle for the saline implant. There are some exceptions of silicone gel filled implants for those who participate in approved studies. The initial discomfort is controlled with oral pain medications. Alternative pain management options are available. Light activity is tolerated in 1 week but no strenuous activity should be resumed for about 4 weeks. The final results will not be apparent for 4 months.

Clinically, breast augmentation is referred to as augmentation mammoplasty. Breast augmentation can improve the fullness of breasts and improve self-image and self-confidence. Breast augmentation can be used in reconstruction following a mastectomy.

Breast Augmentation Candidates

The best candidates for breast augmentation are those patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Have reasonable expectations
  • Have fully developed breasts
  • Feel breasts are too small
  • Have asymmetrical breasts
  • Unhappy with breast appearance

Breast Augmentation Procedure

In general, these are the steps to a breast augmentation procedure:

  • The patient will receive adequate anesthesia, either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
  • An incision is made in an area to reduce visible scarring. One of three types of incisions that can be made are: periareolar, inframammary, or transaxillary. Incision site is determined on the type and size of implant used, your anatomy, and surgeon preference.
  • The implant is then inserted through the incision. The implant can be placed either beneath the pectoral muscle or on top of the pectoral muscle.
  • The incisions are then closed with sutures, surgical tape, or skin adhesive.

Breast Implant Types

 There are essentially two types of breast implants.

  • Saline breast implants - These are filled with sterile salt water. If the implant leaks, the saline will be naturally reabsorbed by the body. These types of implants are approved for use by the FDA for women 18 years old or older.
  • Silicone breast implants - These are filled with silicone gel. Silicone breast implants may need to be followed regularly by the surgeon. These types of implants are approved for use by the FDA for women 22 years old or older.

Important Considerations

  • Breast implants may not last a lifetime. Additional surgery may be required in the future to replace one or both implants.
  • Weight loss, menopause, and pregnancy can change the way the breast implants look.
  • Regular examinations are required to monitor the condition of the implants.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a form of breast augmentation that basically uses liposuction to take fat from another part of the body and transfer it to the breasts. This option is for those looking for a small increase in breast size and wants a more natural look

Interested in learning more about breast augmentation? Call CdR Plastic Surgery in Honolulu, HI at (808) 525-6590 to schedule an appointment! 


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