Women who want to improve or enlarge their breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation. The procedure can be done locally for the greatest convenience. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Mohit Sood performs breast augmentation.

What Is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery involves putting implants in the breasts to give them greater volume and size. The procedure usually takes one to two hours, and the recovery period takes up to two hours. The surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis or depending on the circumstances, may require staying overnight in the hospital.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

The positive results from having a breast augmentation include the following:

  • Restoring fullness lost through weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.
  • Improved self-esteem and greater confidence, professionally and socially.
  • A more balanced appearance and better fit in clothes for women with uneven breasts.
  • Immediate, visible improvements in the breasts.

How Is a Breast Augmentation Performed?

This is a major procedure performed in a hospital with the patient under general anesthesia. Dr. Sood makes an incision in each breast for inserting the implants. The incision’s exact location depends on the implant type chosen and how much breast tissue the patient has.

After making an incision, Dr. Sood creates pockets for the implants. Depending on the type of implant chosen, the pocket will be submuscular (under the pectoral muscle) or submammary (beneath the breast tissue and on top of the pectoral muscle).

After positioning the implants, layered sutures close the breast tissue. Dr. Sood completes the procedure by suturing the outer layer of skin or closing it with surgical tape.

Dr. Sood’s great skill has led many women to feel more satisfied with the appearance of their breasts.