Women can be unhappy with the appearance of their breasts for a variety of reasons, but size is one of the most common issues. For women who feel their cup size is too small, breast augmentation surgery may be an option. At Princeton Plastic Surgeons, our breast enhancement procedures create long-lasting results that are tailored specifically to your unique needs.

Located in Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton Plastic Surgeons offers a full list of cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts and body. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Hamawy.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Among the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide, breast augmentation has evolved into a procedure that is safer and more customizable for the patient. This surgery involves placing implants into the breasts to enhance their size and, in many cases, improve overall shape and fullness.

Advances in breast augmentation surgery have made it possible for patients to have more options available to them:

  • Implants can either be saline or silicone
  • The shape of the implants can be either round or anatomical
  • The placement of the implants can be customized depending on where patients desire more fullness
  • Incisions and scarring can be planned out prior to surgery according to patient preference.

There are multiple techniques that can be used in breast augmentation, which are typically discussed during the consultation. Incisions are carefully placed in order to minimize scarring, and are made either around the areola, in the natural crease underneath the breast or through the armpit. The incision placement can also depend on the placement of the implant as well as the size.

Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Hamawy will create a pocket either directly behind the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue to support the implants. Once the implants are safely situated directly behind the nipple, the incisions will be sutured.

What is Recovery Like?

After surgery, your breasts will be bandaged and a support bra will be recommended to protect your breasts as they heal. After a 24-48 hour initial recovery period, it is often advised to only resume light activities for the next few days and avoid strenuous activities for several weeks until bruising and swelling fade.

You will be given post-surgical instructions on how to care for your incision sites in order to reduce the risk of complications and infection, and pain medication may be prescribed to you for controlling any pain or discomfort you may experience.

Although breast augmentation is meant to be long-lasting, it is highly recommended to have your implants checked regularly and exchanged every 10-15 years in order to maintain overall breast health.

Contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons today to schedule a consultation and find out if breast augmentation surgery is right for you.