What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.

Breast augmentation can help to increase fullness and projection of your breasts, help to improve the balance of your figure and enhance your self-confidence. Breast implants may also be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury. A breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation to correct drooping or sagging breasts. To find out which treatment option is best for you, visit Dr. Falcon at our Natrona Heights office, which is located 20 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh and 15 miles from Fox Chapel.

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Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Candidates for breast augmentation are typically dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts due to a smaller size, lack of fullness, or asymmetric appearance. The procedure may also be an option for those who have one or both breasts with developmental defects such as tuberous breasts. Some patients who are also concerned with sagging or drooping breasts may benefit from a combination of a breast augmentation with a breast lift. Candidates should be healthy overall, and it is best to be a non-smoker. Saline breast implants are typically FDA approved for patients over 18 years old, while saline implants are approved for those who are 21 or older. During a consultation, Dr. Falcon can review your goals and health history to recommend whether breast augmentation is your best option.

“Excellent, compassionate, very nice and knowledgeable doctor. Dr. Falcon spends time with you and really listens. He's one of the best doctors I have ever seen and I would recommend him to anyone.”

-Lindsay

What to Expect at a Breast Augmentation Consultation

During your breast augmentation consultation, be prepared to discuss:

  • Why you want to have the breast augmentation done, any expectations and your desired outcome
  • Previous medical treatments, medical conditions and any drug allergies
  • Alcohol, tobacco or drug use and current medications, herbal supplements or vitamins you take

Your breasts will be examined, including detailed measurements of their size and shape and the quality of your skin. Photographs will be taken and the best course of treatment for you will be determined. Dr. Falcon will also discuss the likely outcome of breast augmentation surgery and any risks or potential complications.

The consultation is also a great time for you to ask any and all questions you may have in regard to breast augmentation surgery.

Recovery After Breast Augmentation

After a breast augmentation, you will need to have a trusted friend or family member drive you home and care for you. You may have drains in place, and should wear a supportive surgical bra over any bandages or dressings. Swelling, redness, and discomfort are all normal after a breast augmentation, and you can take pain medication as prescribed by Dr. Falcon to stay comfortable. Most patients need at least 1-2 weeks after their surgery to rest and recover at home. Take care not to lift any heavy objects, and avoid strenuous activity or exercise until about 4-6 weeks after your surgery. Dr. Falcon will monitor your healing during post-op appointments.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about breast augmentation, schedule your consultation with Dr. Falcon by calling (724) 226-3900 or contact us online. Falcon Plastic Surgery’s Monroeville Office is conveniently located 5 miles from Murraysville and 16 miles from Greensburg.

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