Many women opt for breast augmentation procedures to achieve their ideal body shape. Dr. Morimoto offers breast augmentation procedures for women at her practice in Spokane Valley, Washington.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure where implants are used to change the shape and contour of a woman’s breasts. It can also be used to restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. The surgery has also been beneficial for reconstructive purposes, such as following breast cancer surgery or congenital asymmetry. Some of the reasons to consider breast augmentation are:
A discussion before the procedure is an important step in deciding which type of implant will be best for you. Dr. Morimoto encourages her patients to review and bring pictures of desired breast size and appearance to their consultation to determine if that look will be attainable or not with your natural breast shape. Following a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the various implant types, Dr. Morimoto will help determine which implant is best for you.
Breast enlargement surgery is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. It is performed by placing implants through a small incision located just above the breast crease, around the areola, or in the axilla. A pocket beneath the breast tissue or muscle is created to place the implant within. The surgery typically takes 1-2 hours to perform.
Minimal activity is recommended following surgery. Dr. Morimoto will place a special binder on the breasts at the time of surgery which is to be worn for three weeks. After the three weeks time, a sports bra can be used. Moderate swelling and discomfort can occur after the procedure particularly when implants are placed beneath the muscle. This discomfort is usually well controlled with oral pain medication.
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