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What Happens During Breast Augmentation Surgery?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Breast augmentation is a way to regain self-confidence after pregnancy or significant weight loss. This cosmetic surgery enhances the size of your breasts through the use of breast implants for a natural and proportional appearance. Whether your breast tissue is naturally small or you struggle with sagging, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi can help you identify the perfect implant options for a perfect look.

But what is breast augmentation, and how long does breast augmentation take in Las Vegas, NV? If you have questions about this procedure but cannot meet in person due to social distancing guidelines, VIP Plastic Surgery offers convenient online consultations in your area. After filling out our online form, a member of our team will reach out for an online meeting with Dr. Khorsandi. Learn more about breast surgery and schedule a virtual appointment with our clinic today.

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is designed to increase the fullness of the breasts. During this procedure, silicone or saline breast implants are placed under the chest muscles or breast tissue. When you get a virtual breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Khorsandi, we will communicate all the aspects of this procedure, including surgery and recovery.

Our primary goal is to meet the aesthetic needs of our patients and put them at ease before going to the operating room. Since breast enhancement requires general anesthesia, patients should be in overall good health. Our professionals will review your health history to ensure a safe and successful surgery. Ideal candidates should also:

  • Be finished with breastfeeding or nursing

  • Have the time available to recover from surgery at home

  • Quit smoking for at least several weeks before and after the procedure

  • Have realistic expectations about their results

What kind of breast implants should I get?

Patients have more breast implant choices than ever before. Silicone and saline are the most common implants, and each has its own set of benefits. Although breast implants are not meant to last a lifetime, most women enjoy their new look for 10 to 20 years or longer. Many people choose silicone implants because they tend to look more natural, while saline implants offer a firmer feel. In a virtual consultation, Dr. Khorsandi will evaluate your unique body shape and frame to determine the best implant type, and that will yield the most optimal results.

How long does breast augmentation take?

Implant placement and incision location are decisions that are made before breast enhancement surgery. Once we administer anesthesia, an incision is created, and the implant will be placed in the correct position. Where we insert the implant depends on different factors, such as the overall type and size of the implant. Breast augmentation is usually completed in 1 – 2 hours.

The recovery timeline for breast surgery is different for each patient. VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV can provide recovery instructions to make the process safer and more comfortable. This includes information about incision care, so any scars will heal flat and even on the skin. You may return home with a surgical garment to help support the new breast tissue and improve circulation in the chest area.

Most patients can resume day-to-day activities in about a week. If you have any concerns or experience signs of infection, reach out to our office right away. It is important to avoid any strenuous activities and heavy lifting for 2 – 6 weeks. Dr. Khorsandi will schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure the surgical site is healing appropriately. The augmented breasts will settle into their new position in just a few months, which is when the final outcome becomes more noticeable.

Schedule breast enhancement at VIP Plastic Surgery

So what is breast augmentation? As one of the top cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., this advanced procedure can restore your appearance and self-confidence in Las Vegas, NV. Patients often report high satisfaction with very few downsides or risks. Whether you choose silicone or saline implants, VIP Plastic Surgery hopes to improve your body contour and shape.

There are a lot of factors that go into getting a breast augmentation. At VIP Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel confident in the decisions you make. This is why we offer a vast amount of information and resources during the consultation process. Our goal is to provide you with beautiful results without risking your health. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is now conveniently offering virtual and online appointments for patients seeking breast enhancement.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.