Small breast size can be a lifelong issue or caused by conditions such as pregnancy or weight loss. Fortunately, women who feel that their breast size is too small can pursue breast augmentation to improve the contour of their body. Breast augmentation increases the size of the breast and can improve its overall appearance. Riverside plastic surgeon Dr. Ku often performs breast augmentation alongside other procedures to improve the breast's overall appearance.
Before & After Breast Augmentation Results in Riverside CA
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Breast Augmentation: Is it right for you?
Candidates for breast augmentation should be healthy with breasts that have fully developed. Ideal patients desire the surgery for themselves, not to please anyone else, and have reasonable expectations and seek improvement rather than perfection. Breast augmentation can be performed along with a breast lift to enhance the appearance of a small, sagging breast, or with reconstructive procedures to restore the breast's appearance after a mastectomy.
Before and After Breast Augmentation in Riverside, CA
During your personal consultation in our Riverside office, Dr. Ku can discuss your breast augmentation options and determine whether you're a good candidate for the surgery. You can learn about the risks, benefits and expected outcomes, as well as review photos that will indicate the results that can be achieved.
One thing that you and Dr. Ku will discuss is the difference between saline and silicone implants. Implants filled with saline can be more easily customized, while silicone implants feel more natural. Dr. Ku will also review some common surgical techniques and customize your surgery to accord with your desires and expectations.
What to Expect During Your Breast Augmentation
After the patient receives a general anesthetic, Dr. Ku makes incisions in the breast crease or around the nipple. This ensures that scarring will be as inconspicuous as possible. A breast implant, which may contain either silicone or saline, is inserted under the breast tissue or beneath the muscles of the chest. Dr. Ku then sutures the incisions. The procedure typically takes between 1-2 hours.
Recovery and Aftercare
It will take some time for you to fully recover from your breast augmentation surgery, but most patients are up and moving around within 24-48 hours, and can return to work in a few days. Initial inflammation, bruising, bleeding, and numbness should soon pass. Some swelling normally remains and may take 3-5 weeks to completely disappear. In the weeks after surgery, patients should wear a special support bra that reduces trauma caused by swaying and movement. The appearance of scars will fade with time.
To Learn More: Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Joseph Ku
If you're considering breast augmentation surgery in Corona, Riverside, Murrieta, Redlands, Temecula, or Lake Elsinore, California, you can schedule a free consultation with Dr. Joseph Ku, double board-certified plastic surgeon. Contact our Riverside plastic surgery office in Inland Empire at 951-683-1166 and ask for a breast augmentation consultation.
Click here for more information about breast augmentation in Riverside from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Dr. Ku is a member.