Breast augmentation is not only a medical decision – it is a personal one. The perception we have of ourselves defines who we are and how we introduce ourselves to the world. There are many options available today for the woman who decides that augmentation is right for her. The more you know about the procedure and the options involved, the better equipped you will be to make an informed decision.
The breast augmentation procedure is done to increase the size and proportions of a woman’s breast. Your decision is a very personal matter and should be made with a well-trained certified plastic surgeon based on your individual needs, desires and expectations.
Surgical Technique and Anesthesia
Augmentation surgery is usually performed on an outpatient or ambulatory basis, in our clinic. General anesthesia is commonly used. The surgery usually lasts less than an hour. Dr. Ronald Pino will make an incision and create a pocket for the breast implant. Then the breast implant will be placed in the pocket and positioned. Finally, the incision will be closed, usually with stitches, and possibly taped for greater support. A gauze bandage may be applied over your breasts to help with healing. Some hours after the procedure the patient will be able to leave the clinic.