#Health: Exquisite breasts are within reach

#Health: Exquisite breasts are within reach

Local doctor also performs revisions

Breast augmentation or breast implant surgery, also called “mammoplasty,” is one of the most popular and frequently requested surgical procedures that Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Scott Loessin has performed throughout the 20-plus years of his career. In addition to performing mammoplasties, Dr. Loessin is a world-renowned expert in breast implant revision for women who have had previous breast augmentation surgery.

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. According to the American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast augmentation was the top cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in 2012.

FAQs

How long does the mammoplasty surgery take?

Breast augmentation surgery usually takes about one hour.

What are the implants made of?

All breast implants are a bag of silicone rubber filled with either saline (water with a little salt) or silicone gel, which has now been declared safe by the FDA. One type of silicone breast implant is known as “gummy bear” implants. This type of implant gets its name from the filler gel, which has a thick, cohesive consistency, like the candy.

How are the implants inserted?

The implants can be placed through one of several incision locations:

  • The crease under the breast
  • The edge of the areola (the darker skin around the nipple)

About 80% of all implants in this country are placed through the crease under the breast, but this decision is entirely up to the patient.

What kind of anesthesia is used for this operation?

Breast augmentation is performed in our surgical center under general anesthesia.

What can I expect during recovery?

Patients typically experience swelling, soreness, and sensitivity during recovery, which lasts three to six weeks. The result of breast augmentation surgery is an exquisitely sculpted bust line that still looks natural.

To learn more about breast augmentation/breast implant surgery, please contact Dr. Scott Loessin’s office in Key West. During your consultation, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Loessin will personally meet with you to discuss all your breast enhancement options. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Loessin today by calling 305-809-8011.

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