Breast Implants | Breast Augmentation | Salt Lake City
Perhaps you dream of larger, rounder, firmer breasts, or breasts that are more youthful looking. If so, a Breast Augmentation may be the solution for you. A Breast Augmentation procedure makes use of either saline or silicone implants that will help you achieve the look you desire.
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saline solution and are approved by the FDA for women who are 18 years of age and older.
Silicone breast implants are filled with a silicone gel that is designed to have a more natural feel similar to breast tissue.
Am I A Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
If you are in overall good health, do not smoke, and do not plan to breastfeed in the future, you may be an excellent candidate for a Breast Augmentation procedure.
Performed under general anesthesia, breast augmentation usually last 1-2 hours. Dr. Rodrigues will discuss with you the different incision options that are best suited for your particular situation.
The options include:
- Inframammary incision (within the curve beneath the breast)
- Transaxillary incision (in the underarm)
- Periareolar incision (around the nipple)
Dr. Rodrigues will make the incisions in areas that will be well-hidden by your clothing or in natural folds of the skin.
Your implants will be placed either under the chest muscle, or between the chest muscle and breast tissue depending on the size and type of implant you choose.
Most patients spend one to two days in the hospital and should be able to return to light activity within a week. Any swelling and bruising will diminish over the next few weeks.
As part of his patient-centric care, Dr. Rodrigues will be happy to meet with you personally to explore the best treatment options for your desired result.