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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Breast Augmentation

Are having breasts that are disproportionately small for your body preventing you from having the feminine, voluptuous curves you desire? Feeling dissatisfied with your appearance can affect your confidence and happiness with your body. Many women choose breast augmentation to enhance their beauty by increasing the size and enhancing the shape of their breasts.

Who Can Benefit?

Breast augmentation surgery can be customized by the implant type, location, and technique to give you tailored results. Deciding what is right for your breast augmentation depends on into which breast category you fall.

Women under 30 years of age with small breasts that have good skin elasticity and firmness fall into this category and are good candidates for a traditional breast augmentation without a lift. Those with naturally small breasts benefit from using a silicone implant to reduce visible rippling due to thin breast tissue. These women are candidates for all implant profiles (e.g., low, moderate, and high) as well as anatomically shaped implants.

What Do You Desire?


Pregnancy and nursing can dramatically alter the appearance of your breasts, leaving them looking empty or deflated. Many women struggle with this alteration to their appearance, which can negatively impact other areas of their lives, including their confidence and intimate relationships. Implants can restore lost volume, increase the firmness, and correct the shape of your breasts to restore their pre-baby appearance.

Addressing Your Concerns

  • Recovery

    It is common to experience some bruising and swelling following breast augmentation. You may feel a tightness or pressure on the chest that should subside within the first 24 to 48 hours. During the first week following your procedure, you will rest in an elevated position to improve circulation and minimize swelling. You may wear a support bra or compression garment to help position your breasts.


    Most patients return to work within one to two weeks, depending on the type of work you do. You will need to avoid strenuous physical activities for two to four weeks following your surgery. Your surgeon will advise you when you can resume your regular exercise routine. Your breasts may feel hard and swollen at first, but this will begin to subside within three to four weeks. Most major swelling should subside within six weeks, and minor swelling may last up to four to six months.

  • Scars

    The amount of visible scarring will depend on the incision technique used for your breast augmentation. The transaxillary incision is located in the armpit and results in little visible scarring. A periareolar or inframammary incision can result in visible scars, but they will likely fade over time.

  • Cost

    Achieving natural, beautiful breast augmentation results requires the skill and dedication of your surgeon, and the cost of your breast augmentation may reflect this. The cost of each procedure is decided on a patient-by-patient basis because many factors can affect the price of your breast augmentation. Surgical fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, implant type, and location can all impact the final price of your procedure.

  • Pain

    Breast augmentation requires stretching of the breast and chest tissue, which can result in uncomfortable pressure and some discomfort. Oral medication will be prescribed to alleviate any associated pain or discomfort.

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