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Breast Augmentation Surgery (Enlargement)

Augmentation mammoplasty is typically performed to enlarge small breasts, underdeveloped breasts or breasts that have decreased in size after a woman has had children. It is accomplished by surgically inserting an implant behind each breast. Usually, an incision is made either under the breast, around the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple), or in the armpit. A pocket is created for the implant either behind the breast tissue or behind muscle between the breast and the chest wall. Following surgery, you will wear a gauze dressing or surgical bra. Some swelling or discoloration will occur but will disappear shortly after surgery. Vigorous activities, especially arm movement, may be restricted for two to three weeks following surgery. before/after breast augmentation  

The most common of the known risks associated with breast implants is capsular contracture, a tightening of the scar tissue around the implant, which results in varying degrees of breast firmness and may cause pain or changes in the breast's appearance. Other known risks include implant rupture and temporary or permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation. The presence of breast implants requires special mammographic techniques and may compromise the effectiveness of mammography for early cancer detection. Dr. Stevens will discuss with you these and other possible risks that you should consider carefully.
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