Unhappiness with breast size and shape can be embarrassing, frustrating and a real hit to your self-confidence. If you’re considering getting a breast augmentation, it’s important to be informed and feel secure in your decision and your choice of surgeon. Women in South Jersey trust board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Mohit Sood of The Sood Center.

What Is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure designed to increase the size of your breasts and to lift, reshape or increase their firmness. This is achieved by inserting an implant into the breasts. The typical procedure lasts only one to two hours, followed by a recovery period of the same amount of time. Depending on the surgery and patient, you may be required to stay overnight in the hospital or may be released that day.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation can help to increase the fullness and firmness of the breasts after pregnancy, significant weight loss or aging. It can also help to increase a patient’s self-esteem by making their clothes fit better and by giving their body a more feminine shape. An augmentation can also help to even out breasts of different sizes.

How Is a Breast Augmentation Performed?

Since this is a major procedure, patients will undergo surgery in a hospital setting under general anesthesia. Dr. Sood makes a small incision in each breast to insert the implant. The location of the incision will depend on the size and placement of the implants, as well as the amount of breast tissue you have.

Next, Dr. Sood creates a pocket for the implants, which will be underneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular) or behind the breast tissue (submammary), again depending on the type and size of implant selected.

Finally, layered sutures are used to close breast tissue, and the skin’s outer layer is closed with surgical tape or sutured shut.

No matter your reason for wanting to undergo a breast augmentation, Dr. Sood can meet your expectations. Contact Dr. Sood today, to set up your consultation.