A breast augmentation, also known as a “boob job” or mammoplasty, is performed to increase the size of the breasts or to create better symmetry between them. For some patients, a breast augmentation procedure is a step towards feeling more confident, while for others it may be part of rebuilding the breasts.
Is a Breast Augmentation for Me?
This surgery is chosen when a patient is bothered by:
- Uneven size of breasts
- Small breasts
- Loss of shape and volume in the breasts
- Congenital deformity of the breast
How is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
This procedure usually involves placing an implant either under the breast tissue or the chest muscle behind the breast. Dr Deon Weyers will discuss your desired outcome and possible breast augmentation approaches to achieve your desired result.
Options to discuss include:
- The desired size – read more about B Lite Silicone Implants on our blog.
- Possible incision areas
- Type of implant (textured vs. smooth; round vs. anatomical)
- Personal limitations (skin quality, current breast size, tissue coverage)
Healing and Recovery
Soreness and swelling are likely for a few weeks post-surgery. Bruising will subside 1 to 2 weeks post-surgery, the majority of swelling will subside 8 weeks post-surgery and a full recovery can be expected in up to 6 months. Dr Weyers prefers his patients to wear the post-operative bra 6 weeks after surgery and light exercise to resume after 3 weeks.