Breast Augmentation Procedure Description
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia in our outpatient surgery center and takes
about 1 to 2 hours. Patient go home the same day.
There are several options for skin incision for breast augmentation including lower fold incision,
around the nipple and areola or even through the arm pit. Not every patient is a candidate for each
of these incision types and your surgeon will help select an incision that is best suited for you
and the type of implant selected.
Implant pocket is then created either under the breast tissue and over the muscle or under the chest
muscle. Implant sizers are often used and inflated to desired size. Patient is then sat up in
surgery to see if the given implant size produces desired breast size and shape. Minor adjustments
to be pocket may need to be made. After the sizers are removed, a very thorough sterile technique is
followed and the implants are introduced using no touch method with the help of Keller Funnel
(devise used for silicone implant placement). Incisions are then closed using all absorbable sutures
and either skin glue or bandages are applied. No sutures need to be removed following this
After a short recovery you are sent home. Patients are asked to bring a comfortable post-operative
bra with no underwire to be worn home. The bra helps with positioning of your implants and