Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
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 learn how breast enlargement can help you have fuller, more feminine breasts, request a free cosmetic consultation online or call his office at (408) 356-4241.
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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 including:
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.
Board-certified and Stanford-trained, Dr. Vincent Lepore is trusted by countless San Jose-area men and women to create the results they want using today's most reliable techniques. Get to know this remarkable surgeon.
Depending on the scope of your breast augmentation, Dr. Lepore may perform your surgery while you are either under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Either way, he discusses his plans with you well before your surgery date.
During your consultation with Dr. Lepore, you will make a number of choices, among them, the placement of the implant, and how it will be inserted. Most patients can choose 1 of 3 incisions that best suits their goals:
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Through the incision, Dr. Lepore creates a pocket within the breast and inserts the implant. This pocket can either be over the chest muscle (called "subglandular" because it's beneath the breast gland) or under it (called "submuscular"). Both placement options have their own advantages and disadvantages. In general, a submuscular placement is ideal for women who have very little natural breast tissue because the additional mass of muscle provides more coverage of the implant. However, the best option for you depends on several factors, and Dr. Lepore helps you decide during your consultation.
Once he has made the pocket, Dr. Lepore adds the implant. Silicone implants are inserted full, and saline implants are inserted empty and filled once they are in place. Once both implants have been placed, he evaluates the breasts for symmetry and closes the incision before you're moved to a separate recovery area.
After surgery, 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. He will also provide you with detailed guidelines to help you recover properly after surgery. These guidelines offer short- and long-term instructions, such as sleeping on your back for several weeks.
As you will see when you review testimonials from Dr. Lepore's previous patients, he is available every step of the way and will ensure that your recovery is as smooth and worry-free as possible.
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. To learn more about breast augmentation, check out our Breast Augmentation FAQ page.