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What Is Breast Augmentation Surgery?


Breast augmentation surgery involves using a saline or silicone gel implant to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight loss or pregnancy. One of the benefits of having a breast augmentation procedure is that the results are immediately visible. In 2013 breast augmentation surgery was the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure with over 290,000 procedures performed in the United States alone and the number of breast augmentations performed continues to rise.

The augmentation surgical procedure is done at a day surgery facility and takes 1 ½ hours to perform.

Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. If you have droopy or sagging breasts, a breast lift (mastopexy) may be done at the same time. To assure that you are healing satisfactorily, Dr. Peterson will examine you for follow up visits one-day, one-week and one-month following surgery. Restrictions include no raising your arms over your head, no lifting over 20 pounds and no sport activity for 4 weeks. A surgical bra is worn for one month. Most women, depending on the job, feel well enough to return to work in 3-4 days after surgery. You are discharged from care and may resume all normal activities one month after surgery. It takes a few months for the swelling to resolve and the implant to settle into the breast.

Breast augmentation involves several surgical options based on the individual. Dr. Peterson is highly skilled in the surgical art of breast augmentation and has performed numerous surgeries. During your consultation he will take his time to educate you on all of your surgical options for optimum results. Dr. Peterson’s staff is highly knowledgeable and has many years of plastic surgery experience. The kind staff will take the time necessary to meet your medical needs and assist you throughout the entire surgical process.

If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation, please call the office of Dr. Stacy L. Peterson. With a long standing practice in Wichita, Ks, Dr. Peterson is highly skilled and has the experience and credentials to provide the care and results you deserve.