Breast augmentation, more commonly known as breast implants, is a common plastic surgery procedure that increases the size and improves the shape of your breasts. The first successful breast augmentation procedure was performed in 1962, and over the years has been perfected to make the process as easy and painless as possible. It has helped millions of women feel more comfortable and confident with the size and shape of their breasts, and while there are many possibilities to the shape and sizes available, the decision is a very personal one and should be given careful consideration.

The procedure itself is quite simple, although it does require the patient to receive general anesthesia. Breast implants contain either saline or silicone gel and can be inserted through the crease below the breast or the armpit. This is done after a small incision is made in either one of those places. Depending on the type of implant used and the size, the prosthesis will be placed under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue (but over the pec muscle). Your surgeon will discuss all available options they feel are right for you.

The Breast Lift Procedure

The breast lift is another common procedure that helps to improve the shape of the breasts. During the operation, the breast tissue is reshaped to give it a more perky appearance. The firmness of the breasts can reduce over time for various reasons (age, pregnancy), which is why a lift is a perfect solution to reshape your breasts and restore them to their youthful form.

Breast implants and lifts are commonly performed together and after the procedure, you may experience some swelling and pain for two weeks. It’s important to reduce any strenuous activity and follow your surgeon’s directions regarding post-op care.

We all want to feel more confident about our bodies, even though the physical changes we experience over time due to age and other life choices often make it difficult to do so. If you’re considering a breast augmentation/lift, you can rest assured knowing the professionals at Napa Solano Plastic Surgery are ready to help you restore your breasts to their youthful form with years of experience behind, above and beyond patient care, and state of the art technology.

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