Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Breast Enlargement / Breast Implants

Breast Enlargement / Breast Implants

Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso - Breast Enhancement Procedures

Breast enlargement is a cosmetic surgery procedure to change the size and shape of a woman's breasts. Whether it is reconstructing breasts after surgery or enhancing the size of the breasts, breast enhancement surgery provides women with the body contour they are looking for. Based in El Paso, Dr. Jabor and Dr. Reynolds are plastic surgeons who specialize in breast augmentation surgery in all its forms. "We strive to improve our patients’ appearance with breast augmentation," says Dr. Reynolds, "We are committed to providing thorough consultations, pre-operative education, and post-operative care."

Prior to your breast enhancement surgery, you will have an initial consultation with either Dr. Jabor or Dr. Reynolds. This is your chance to have all of your questions about breast enlargement answered. Our physicians will provide you with directions you must follow prior to the surgery. You may need to avoid smoking, certain vitamins and drugs, and some food or drink. Dr. Jabor or Dr. Reynolds will also evaluate your overall health to make sure you are not at risk for any unnecessary complications during the breast enlargement procedure or during the recovery from the surgery.

What to Expect During Your Breast Enlargement Surgery

Breast enlargement surgery is routinely performed in the United States, but it is still a surgical procedure and must be performed by a professional in a medical environment. On the day of the procedure, you should arrive with a companion to help you after you awaken. Breast enhancement surgery can be performed in an independent surgical facility as well as in a hospital. Most of the time, breast enlargement is performed while you are under general anesthesia. This means that you will not feel anything, and you will be unconscious for the entire procedure.

During the breast enhancement procedure, Dr. Jabor or Dr. Reynolds will make an incision either next to the areola, in the inframammary crease, or in the transaxillary (armpit) crease. Both you and your doctor will decide what incision is best for you prior to the surgery. Once your doctor has made the incision, he will create a pocket behind the breast for the implant. Depending on where you have decided to place the implant, the pocket will be created either in front, partially behind, or completely behind the chest wall muscle. After the pocket has been created, the breast implant will be inserted. During the breast enlargement procedure, the implant can be selected so that it is either filled prior to the surgery or so that it is filled once it has been placed.

If the implant must be filled, your doctor will fill it with saline (salt water); otherwise, after the implant is placed, the breast enhancement surgery is complete, and the doctor will close the incision and place bandages around the area to aid the healing process.

Healing Once Your Breast Enlargement Procedure Is Finished

Once the breast enhancement surgery is finished, you will be able to return home to recover. After a few days of healing, the gauze will be removed from the area, but you will still wear a surgical bra as directed. There are no sutures to be removed, and any swelling should subside after a few weeks. For a few weeks, your breasts may be sore, but light activity and work can be resumed after just a couple days of rest. Dr. Reynolds or Dr. Jabor will inform you of how long after the surgery you should wait to resume some normal activities and exercise. Scarring from breast enhancement should lessen as the healing process continues, but good placement of the incision and the natural creases or folds of the body should conceal any scars.

Call Dr. Jabor or Dr. Reynolds today at 915-543-5600 or contact the office to set up an appointment to discuss if breast enhancement surgery is right for you. When you come to our office in El Paso, we will sit down and discuss your needs and desires and formulate a plan that is best for you. For more information, please read TX Health Magazine Discusses Breast Augmentation with Richard Reynolds, M.D.

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