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 unwanted fat deposits, such as the abdomen or flanks, to improve the size of your breasts. The only requirement for this technique is to have an already pleasing looking breast.
Achieve Shapely Contours with a Breast Augmentation
Are You a Candidate?
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are typically dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts. Their usual goal is achieving 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
To qualify for this procedure, it is imperative that you are in good overall health, at a healthy weight, not pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are a smoker, you should quit at least 1 month prior to your procedure.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will review your medical history and do a physical exam. He will undergo sizing with implants to determine your prefered breast implant size. If you happen to have sagging breasts, a breast lift might be recommended in addition to your implant. 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, you will first undergo general anesthesia. Once you are comfortable and relaxed, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez 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.
"Not only is Dr. Julio great but so is his staff and office environment! I have recommended family members and friends to him for various procedures and all agree!"Real Patient