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What to Expect Before, During and After Breast Augmentation

Fort Myers Breast Augmentation

The breast augmentation experience can be a confusing one if you are not properly informed. But here at the Naples, Florida cosmetic surgery office of Fort Myers breast surgeon, Manuel Peña, M.D., we put a great deal of time and effort into making sure our patients know exactly what to expect.

During your first visit, our breast augmentation team will go over the process with you step-by-step and answer any questions you may have. Starting with your aesthetic goals, we will develop a treatment plan that fits your schedule and delivers the results you desire.

Here is a snapshot of what you can expect if you move forward with the breast augmentation procedure.

  • After Dr. Peña has examined you and reviewed your health history, he will discuss the best type and size of implant for you. A computer imaging system can let you see what you might look like with a variety of implant options. Then, Dr. Peña will explain what happens during surgery including the location of the incision, implant placement technique, duration of the procedure, anesthesia, and what you can expect during recovery. At this time, some patients who have experienced sagging may want to consider the benefits of having a breast lift procedure performed at the same time as an augmentation. The informational period usually happens over a two-visit consultation.
  • During surgery, an incision will be made either in the crease below the breast, around the areola, or under the armpit. A pocket is created and the implant is inserted under the chest muscle.
  • In most cases, breastaugmentation takes one to two hours. Antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and pain control medications may be prescribed for post-surgical pain. A sports bra will be worn for support. Your stitches will be removed in about a week, and swelling should subside within a few weeks. Most non-lifting jobs can be resumed within four to five days following the surgery. Dr. Peña will let you know when you can resume regular activities and exercise. The incision site scars will minimize substantially during the healing process. Remember to follow Dr. Peña’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a rapid and health recovery.

If you are searching for an experienced breast enhancement surgeon, in the Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, or Estero, Florida area, Dr. Manuel Peña can help. Please contact breast surgeon, Manuel Peña, MD at our Florida office today to set up an initial consultation. We look forward to working with you to meet your body contouring goals.