Breast size and shape can have a significant impact on the self-confidence and self-image of women. Whether they have always had smaller breasts or have lost volume due to weight loss or childbirth, many women choose breast augmentation in San Jose, Los Gatos and Palo Alto to enlarge and reshape their breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vincent Lepore will assist you in understanding the breast enlargement procedure through an honest discussion of your aesthetic goals and concerns.
To begin your conversation with Dr. Lepore in San Jose and learn how breast enlargement can help you have fuller, more feminine breasts, request a free cosmetic consultationrequest a free cosmetic consultation online or call his office at 408-356-4241.
Understanding Breast Augmentation Surgery
There are many options to consider before your breast enlargement surgery. As a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Lepore is able to make recommendations and guide you through the decision making process. This process is about YOU, so Dr. Lepore will be sure to thoroughly explain his recommendations to keep you informed and comfortable. Together, you will review your options for surgical technique and breast implants at his San Jose practice including:
- Implant type can be either silicone gel or saline filled. Each type of implant has its advantages, and Dr. Lepore will explain these to you so that you can decide on your best option.
- Implant "profile" or "projection" determines how far your breasts will project from your chest. Implants may have a high, medium or low profile.
- Implant shape may either be round or teardrop shaped.
- Implant position can be over or under the pectoral (chest) muscle.
- Incision location can be along the breast crease, around the areola, or in the armpit.
Many women choose to complement their breast augmentation with other procedures such as a breast lift, a tummy tuck or liposuction for the full-body renewal of a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Lepore also performs these procedures and can discuss them with you.
What to Expect
The procedure will be performed under either sedation or general anesthesia. Through a carefully-placed incision, Dr. Lepore will insert the implant, properly position it, and then close the incisions.
After your breast augmentation in San Jose, CA you will need to rest for the first 24 to 48 hours. Your breasts will be swollen and may feel tender or sore. After a period of limited activity that typically lasts several days, Dr. Lepore will clear you to resume your normal activities. As you can learn when you review testimonials from Dr. Lepore's patients, he is available every step of the way and will ensure that your recovery is as smooth and worry-free as possible.
Your New Look
You will see the results of your breast enlargement immediately and, over time, swelling will diminish and incision lines will fade. The size and shape of your breasts will be significantly improved and, like many of Dr. Lepore's breast enlargement patients, you may feel a new sense of self-confidence.