Enhance Your Bustline through Breast Augmentation
Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez performs breast augmentation at our Pittsburgh, PA, practice to enhance the size and shape of breasts by using rounded silicone implants for their natural look and feel. Compared to saline implants, silicone implants provide longer-lasting results, especially when placed under the pectoral muscle. Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, your surgery will be performed as an outpatient procedure in our accredited AAAASF, state-certified facility. At ReNova Plastic Surgery, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez can also perform natural breast augmentation using the fat grafting technique. This involves taking tissue from another area of your body, such as the abdomen or buttock, to improve the size of your breasts.
Are You a Candidate?
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are typically dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts and looking for a solution to achieve a more voluptuous figure. Breast augmentation surgery can help patients feel more attractive, as well as improve their self-confidence. This popular cosmetic procedure can also:
- Create a more balanced figure
- Improve asymmetrical breasts
- Restore volume after pregnancy or weight loss
- Correct micromastia or other genetic deformities
To qualify for this procedure, it is imperative that you are in good overall health, at a healthy weight, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and a nonsmoker. During your initial consultation, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will review your medical history and cosmetic goals to help determine your candidacy and whether natural breast augmentation or implant augmentation is the better choice for you. He will also address any concerns, to help set your mind at ease before undergoing this procedure. Our team will provide you with preoperative and postoperative instructions to follow to help you achieve a smooth recovery, successful results, and lower risk for complications.
Understanding the Procedure
During breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will first administer general anesthesia. Once you are comfortable and relaxed, he will make small, discreet incisions to minimize scarring, and insert the implants behind your pectoral muscles. This submuscular placement approach provides aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting results. For patients desiring a more youthful-looking bustline, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez can also reposition the nipple for a breast lift, in addition to your augmentation.
The procedure generally takes about two hours. Due to the anesthesia involved and the complexity of the procedure, patients should arrange for someone to drive them home after surgery and assist them for the first few days.
|Surgery Duration||2 hours|
|Return to Non-physical Work||1 week|
|Return to Physical Work||3 - 4 weeks|
|Soreness Subsides||4 - 6 weeks|
|Resume Lower Body Activity||1 week|
|Resume Upper Body Activity||6 weeks|
Recovery generally lasts for two weeks. In most cases, you will need to take one week off from work if you have a non-physical job. If you have a more physically demanding job, you may need to take three or four weeks off, depending on your response to surgery. Swelling and soreness can last for four to six weeks.
By diligently following your postoperative instructions, you can minimize discomfort and speed up your recovery.
Patients can resume lower body activities after one week, and upper body activities after six weeks. Follow-up appointments are scheduled at one week, six weeks, six months, and one year, allowing Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez to monitor your progress. By diligently following your postoperative instructions, you can minimize discomfort and speed up your recovery.
Potential Risks and Benefits
As with any surgery, there are risks involved, such as development of scar tissue, implant rippling, infection, displacement, and hematoma. However, having your procedure performed by a skilled surgeon, such as Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez, can dramatically reduce your risk for complications.
After your procedure is complete and you have fully recovered, you will be able to enjoy:
- A more attractive figure
- Improved confidence
- More youthful looking bustline
- Increase in clothing options
Enhance Your Figure Today
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez can help improve your figure and self-confidence through breast augmentation. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
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