Breast augmentation – commonly called a “boob job” – uses breast implants to enhance breast volume. This procedure enables women to increase their breast size by several bra cup sizes through the insertion of a saline or silicone implant behind the natural tissues of the breast. This is the most popular form of plastic surgery in the world. Thousands of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area women have chosen to enhance their chest contours by undergoing breast augmentation.
Is breast augmentation right for me?
If you are unhappy with the present shape or size of your breasts, breast augmentation may be right for you. Many women seeking breast implants feel that their natural breasts are too small for their figure. Others have lost natural breast tissue as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, aging, or other causes. Most adult women who are in good overall health are medically able to undergo this procedure. Teens are generally advised to wait until adulthood to consider this procedure, as their breasts may still be developing.
How much do breast implants cost?
Breast enhancement procedures average $3,500 to $6,000 in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area. The cost depends on the type and size of implant chosen, along with other factors specific to your surgical plan.
How involved is the breast augmentation procedure?
Breast augmentation is a fairly involved surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia and two to three hours to perform. First, incisions are created around the areola, along the skin fold under the breasts, or in the armpit, enabling the surgeon to access the underlying tissue. A pocket is created in the natural tissues, and the implants are positioned in this pocket. The natural tissues are sculpted around the implant to create a natural-looking appearance. Finally, the incisions are closed using sutures.
How long is the recovery after breast implants?
Most patients in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area take one to two weeks away from work to recover from a breast augmentation; strenuous activities should be avoided for at least six weeks. During the recovery phase, expect to feel some degree of tenderness, soreness, bruising, and swelling. A surgical bra or surgical dressings will cover your chest. The final results of your breast enhancement should be visible within one to two months of the surgery.
What should I do next?
Have you always wished your breasts were larger or fuller? Breast augmentation may be right for you. Call Dr. Kapp today for your complimentary consultation at 561-600-4622.