Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)

Dr. Thao is one of the most requested board certified plastic surgeon around for breast augmentation or breast implants surgery. He has operated on breast augmentation patients from all over the country and has helped many patients look and feel better about themselves.

Breast augmentation or breast implants is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the United States today. Breast augmentation involves using breast implants, saline or silicone, to obtain bigger breast.

Generally, the best candidates for breast augmentation or breast implants are women:

  • Who are in good health.
  • Who want to improve their appearance and have reasonable expectations.
  • Who are 18 years old or older.
  • Who are not pregnant or nursing.

Women choose to do breast augmentation or breast implants for various reasons that are unique and personal. Many women simply feel that their breasts are too small and that a larger breast size would enhance the overall balance, proportions and contour of their body.

Other women consider breast augmentation or breast implants because of breast volume lost after pregnancy or after losing weight. Childbirth, weight loss and aging can cause changes in breast appearance. The breasts may begin to sag or become smaller and lose their firmness.

Most women actually have a small degree of asymmetry, or breasts that are not exactly the same size. Women who experience a notable degree of asymmetry may consider breast augmentation or breast implants to enlarge the smaller breast or, less frequently, breast reduction to reduce the larger breast.

The majority of women who undergo breast augmentation successfully achieve an improved appearance, a boost to their self-image and an increase in self-confidence. To determine if breast augmentation or breast implants is right for you, schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Thao.

Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation or breast implants, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty , is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast. Your breast augmentation procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A small incision can be made around the areola or at the natural crease of the breast , a pocket is created and a saline or silicone implant is inserted under the breast tissue and the underlying muscle. The breast augmentation procedure usually takes one to two hours.

Following your breast augmentation or breast implants surgery, you will return home in an elastic bra that helps hold your breasts in the correct position. Your initial discomfort will be controlled with oral medication and sutures are dissolvable and do not need to be removed. An additional breast procedure that will enhance the result if your breasts tend to sag is a breast lift, technically known as Mastopexy.

Your Free Cosmetic Consultation - Breast Augmentation
We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Thao, one of Minnesota's top board certified plastic surgeon, to explore your breast augmentation or breast implants procedure. Dr. Thao has been named BEST PLASTIC SURGEON by Readers' Choice, TOP DOCTOR by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, BEST DOCTOR FOR WOMEN and BEST MINNESOTA DOCTOR by Minnesota Monthly.

During the consultation all aspects of your proposed surgery will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.

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