Augmentation Mammoplasty

Atlanta Breast augmentation (enlargement) procedures involves making small breasts fuller. By inserting breast implants, your bustline can be increased by one or more bra cup sizes. You will need to make decisions on the degree of breast enlargement (cup size), on the type and shape of implants you will receive, and on the location of your incisions before the augmentation procedure.


The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendation. The incision can be made either in the crease under the breast, in the edge of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), or in the armpit. Every effort is made to assure that the incision is placed so resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.

To achieve fullness and create the most natural breast-like feeling possible, breast implants are filled with saline (salt water). Saline is much like the fluid that makes up 70 percent of the human body. The implant is inserted empty, and then filled once it is in place to achieve the augmentation.

Thus, it can usually be placed through a small incision. Your doctor will discuss the various implant options with you during your consultation at your doctors office.

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Another choice you will need to make is breast size. For example, if you are a 34A now, you may know you want to be about a 34C after your breast enlargement procedure. You may also have concerns about breast shape and proportions that bra cup size alone can’t describe. Your doctor will ask you for your personal augmentation preferences, so he can take them into account in recommending the right implant size and shape for you.

The breast augmentation procedure takes about 1-2 hours. It can be performed in an Atlanta surgical suite at Georgia Plastic Surgery or in an hospital outpatient department. You should expect to be out of work 3-7 days.