Augmentation mammaplasty, or breast augmentation surgery, creates fuller, larger proportions of the breasts. Implants can produce larger breasts in women who desire breast tissue volume after pregnancy or weight loss. This procedure, performed by Dr. Eades in Tucson, Arizona, helps his patients feel secure by restoring their self-image. Learning more about breast augmentation surgery can help you decide if it is right for you.
For women desiring a more proportionate body shape, a breast augmentation procedure may provide the missing balance. Patients looking for more fullness, or an overall different look, may find the procedure helpful. You may notice an increased self-esteem, clothes fitting more attractively, and a new, improved body perspective.
Candidates who benefit from surgery have defined goals and realistic expectations. Some common, realistic goals include: additional breast volume or increased breast size, and sometimes a specific breast shape. Those who area good candidate for breast augmentation may have asymmetrical breasts, sagging breasts, small breasts or may need cosmetic improvements following breast reconstruction. If any of these desires are yours, you may be able to achieve them with a breast augmentation surgery. Patients should be in good general health and are not currently breast feeding. If you have questions about whether you are a good candidate, please feel free to contact our office.
Before their procedure, it is important that patients designate a caregiver or helper to assist during recovery time. Caregivers should be able to drive patients home from the outpatient surgery center and provide assistance the first day after surgery. You may want to take care of errands such as laundry and groceries prior to surgery, as you will need plenty of rest for the first few days following surgery.
The surgery typically lasts about an hour and your results are visible immediately. Mild soreness and swelling may linger for a week or two following your procedure but will lessen over time. Dr. Eades will provide guidelines for your care and help you through the healing process. You may resume gentle aerobic exercise in a few days after surgery and more intensive exercise in about two weeks. Most women may return to work three to five days after surgery.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery and want to learn more about the procedure, contact Dr. Eades today. Patients near the cities of Nogales, Oro Valley, and Green Valley can call ahead for their consultation. Patients can ask questions, elicit Dr. Eades’ expert opinion, and learn more about breast augmentation.