Breast augmentation (enlargement) is one of the two most frequently performed cosmetic surgery operations in the United States. It is performed to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast. Typically, patients relate a personal feeling of their breasts being too small and their desire to fit into clothing better, to replace volume loss after pregnancy or just to have a more attractive figure.
A breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia in less than two hours, and the initial recovery has been made much more comfortable than in the past by the introduction of a pain pump that bathes the internal wounds in long-acting local anesthetic for several days. This pump greatly reduces postoperative pain.
Through a short incision, either along the areolar border or in the fold beneath the breast, Dr. Schwartz inserts a breast implant in a space created either behind the breast gland or one layer deeper behind the pectoral muscle. Dr. Schwartz uses both saline and silicone implants and will thoroughly explain the pros and cons of both implant styles, as well as the indications for round or anatomical shaped, low or high profile, smooth or textured implants at your consultation. Dr. Schwartz’ goal is to help you pick the most appropriate implant that will give you the most attractive breast.
View the full gallery of before and after photos of the various procedures performed by Dr. Richard Schwartz.