Breast Augmentation – Hattiesburg

Breast augmentation is a very common procedure, with its purpose being to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast, giving a more youthful appearance. Breast implants come in numerous sizes and shapes, and several options for incision placement and implant location are available. The final choice for Breast Implants depends on your particular body shape and your overall aesthetic goals and desires. A breast lift is sometimes performed in conjunction with an augmentation. It is important to discuss your expectations openly. The doctors will explain the pros and cons of these options to you, allowing you to be comfortable in your decision.

The predominant risks of breast implant surgery include the possibility of bleeding or infection as well as asymmetry, changes in nipple/areolar sensation, capsular contracture or hardening, deflation of the implant, and the need for revision surgery. The implant is guaranteed for life and should it deflate, the manufacturer will replace the implant for you.

With a recent FDA approval, both saline and silicone gel implants are now available for cosmetic breast augmentation.

Surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The procedure usually takes about an hour. You will be placed in a surgical bra and will be able to shower the next day. You should avoid strenuous activity, lifting, pushing, or pulling for the next 4 to 6 weeks. Most patients will be able to return to work in a few days with light duty only. If you get in the tanning bed you should keep your incisions covered for the first 4 to 6 months.