Enhance Your Figure with Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation by Dr. Dennis Hurwitz in Pittsburgh, PA, can help you achieve a fuller, shapelier bust line.* This procedure can benefit patients whose breast are small or asymmetrical, or those who have lost volume due to pregnancy or breastfeeding. Dr. Hurwitz is a board-certified plastic surgeon who serves as a diplomat to the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation typically involves the placement of a breast implant to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. Some patients can achieve comparable results with a fat transfer.
An augmentation procedure can:
- Increase the fullness and projection of your breasts
- Improve the balance and proportion of your figure
- Restore volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss
- Improve symmetry between differently shaped or sized breasts
- Make you feel more feminine and attractive
- Enhance your self-image and self-confidence*
Candidates are in good health and near their ideal weight. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not undergo this procedure.
If you are interested in enhancing the appearance of drooping breasts, a breast augmentation alone may not provide the results you desire. Dr. Hurwitz can perform a full examination and discuss your cosmetic goals to decide if a breast lift or a breast lift with implants would be a better approach.
Breast augmentation by a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you experience a new level of confidence.*
Planning Your Surgery
During an initial consultation, you can explain your cosmetic concerns and goals to Dr. Hurwitz. After a careful examination, he can recommend the techniques and procedures that can offer the most natural-looking results based on your body type and breast tissue. Using this information, you can collaborate with Dr. Hurwitz to design a personalized treatment plan.
There are several decisions you will need to make before surgery, including the type of implant you will receive, the size of the implant, where the implant will be placed, and the incision method. We can thoroughly explain the advantages and disadvantages of each option and answer any questions you may have. Dr. Hurwitz believes it is crucial that patients make educated decisions about their breast augmentation procedures and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.
Every breast augmentation is different because every patient is unique. A typical procedure lasts between one and two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Hurwitz will make an incision in an area such as the crease of the breast, the armpit, or the near the areola. These incisions are placed in a way that results in the most discreet scarring possible.
The next step is placement. Breast implants can be positioned under the pectoral muscle (submuscular placement) or directly behind the breast tissue (subglandular placement). Once the implant is in place, Dr. Hurwitz can close the incisions with sutures. He may provide you with a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your breasts while they heal.
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will return home the day of surgery. Our team will provide specific postoperative instructions. Dr. Hurwitz may prescribe medications for pain management and to prevent infection. You should plan to relax for the first few days until Dr. Hurwitz determines that it is safe to resume certain activities. It is usually safe to return to a non-strenuous job after about a week.
Schedule a Private Consultation
Breast augmentation by a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you experience a new level of confidence.* Contact our office online or call us at (866) 473-2570 to schedule a consultation today.
“I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.*” Jill's Story