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Pittsburgh Breast Augmentation at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh Breast augmentation remains a top procedure for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery, allowing women to fulfill their goals for larger, more shapely breasts. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, offering versatile pathways to crafting a surgical outcome that naturally flatters your figure. Our board-certified surgeons are highly experienced in performing breast augmentation and bring a compassionate, personalized approach to each patient. Using innovative techniques like Vectra 3D imaging to help you design your ideal outcome, we have developed a reputation as leading providers of breast augmentation in Pittsburgh. Schedule your consultation at our state-of-the-art Pittsburgh or Wexford location to learn more and receive personalized advice tailored to your goals.

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What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the volume, shape, contour, and position of a woman’s breasts by inserting an implant, either silicone or saline, above or below the chest wall muscles. Women seeking this surgery are often looking to increase breast size, restore lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss, or to improve breast shape, contour, and/or position. Breast augmentation may be performed alone or in conjunction with a breast lift (mastopexy) to reduce sagging skin and raise the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest.

Breast implants come in many sizes, types, and profiles, allowing lots of flexibility to personalize the outcome to your physical dimensions and aesthetic preferences. Using innovative Vectra 3D imaging technology, you can see how various implants would look with your exact physical proportions. Our board-certified surgeons work closely with you to design a procedure that elevates your physique beautifully and naturally.

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High-Tech Imaging to Help You Select the Right Implants

Vectra 3D Imaging

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh is the first practice in the region to offer Vectra 3D imaging to assist in planning your breast augmentation journey. This sophisticated software takes precise measurements of your body and allows you to virtually try on different sizes and types of implants. Vectra even accounts for gravitational forces and tissue composition to provide realistic representations that help you and your surgeon plan a procedure that reflects your vision for your breast transformation.

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Breast Augmentation Pittsburgh
Breast Augmentation Pittsburgh
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What are the benefits of Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation with implants provides beautiful, long-lasting enhancements to the size and shape of the breasts. Benefits of breast augmentation include:

  • Volume Enhancement and Restoration: Increases breast size for a fuller and more proportionate appearance; restores volume lost due to pregnancy, weight changes, or other factors.
  • Improved Symmetry: Corrects asymmetry, creating more balanced and symmetrical breasts.
  • Enhanced Body Image: Helps individuals feel more comfortable and confident in their appearance, potentially improving self-esteem.
  • Customization: Tailored to individual preferences regarding size, shape, and profile to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Wardrobe Options: Provides more clothing options and opportunities for self-expression.
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Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Our team of compassionate and highly skilled plastic surgeons specializes in tailoring breast augmentation procedures to meet individual aspirations. We emphasize a collaborative consultation and planning stage to help you decide whether breast augmentation is a good fit for your goals and design a procedure that provides natural-looking, harmonious results. Schedule a consultation today and embark on a path towards achieving the silhouette you've always envisioned with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh.

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Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

Incision locations for the breast implant procedure can vary. Possible locations are in the crease under the breast (inframammary), around the areola (periareolar), or in the armpit (transaxillary). The choice of incision site depends on factors like your individual anatomy, the type of implant, and our recommendations for your unique case. Once the incision is made, a pocket is created either behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or beneath the chest muscle (submuscular). The selected breast implants, either saline or silicone, are then carefully inserted into these pockets through the incisions. The incisions may be closed using layered sutures, surgical tape, or skin adhesive to provide the foundation of good healing. The surgery duration typically ranges from one to two hours, although this can vary based on factors like the complexity of the procedure, implant placement, and additional procedures performed simultaneously, such as a breast lift.

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3D Imaging with Vectra

Experience the Future: Canfield 3D Imaging & Silicone Implant Screening at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh.

Explore breast procedures through advanced simulations and ensure the longevity of your implants with cutting-edge ultrasound screening. Find out how your breast procedures can be elevated with our exclusive services.

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Breast Augmentation Results

You will notice a change in the volume and shape of your breasts immediately after surgery, with results continuing to improve as swelling diminishes. It can take a few months for the implants to settle into their optimal position and for the skin to accommodate the implants to sit naturally, a process known as “drop and fluff.” As the implants settle into place, they may improve in both shape and volume. The result is a shapely, full contour that can help many women achieve a more balanced appearance and greater confidence in their feminine beauty. After breast augmentation Pittsburgh patients can see results lasting up to a decade or longer, providing a long lasting enhancement you can enjoy for years to come.

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Breast Augmentation Recovery and Aftercare

Immediately post-surgery, you'll be observed in a recovery area until you are cleared to return home with a friend or family member to drive you. Dressings or a surgical bra might be applied to support the breasts and aid in healing. Resting and avoiding strenuous activities are crucial in the first few days after surgery. Discomfort and soreness are common initially and can be managed with prescribed medications. To facilitate proper healing, strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and certain exercises are restricted for about four to six weeks.

We will check your healing at post-operative visits and provide guidance on incision care to minimize the appearance of scars. You should be able to return to light activity levels within about one week, with a gradual return to more strenuous activities in the coming weeks. The final outcome becomes more apparent as the breasts heal completely, which can take several months.

Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

Breast implants can provide optimal results for a decade or longer. In some cases, breast revision surgery will need to be performed after several years to maintain optimal results.

While many women can breastfeed after breast augmentation, there's a possibility of challenges. Make sure to communicate your intentions to breastfeed with your surgeon, who can offer personalized advice and guidance based on your individual situation.

Recovery after breast augmentation typically involves a few days of discomfort and swelling, with most individuals returning to light activities within a week. Strenuous activities and heavy lifting are restricted for four to six weeks to allow proper healing. Complete recovery, including the settling of implants and final results, may take several months.

Selecting the right breast implants involves careful consideration of your desired size and shape, ensuring the implants complement your body proportions. Your surgeon will discuss the differences between saline and silicone implants to help you decide on the type that aligns with your preferences and lifestyle. You will also be able to select the implant's profile and projection, considering your chest dimensions and aesthetic goals.

During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will assess your needs, discuss the proposed procedure, and provide a detailed breakdown of the costs involved. Total costs can vary based on the type of implants selected and other details of the procedure.

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