Enhance your Figure with Breast Augmentation Surgery
For patients who would like to enhance their figures, breast augmentation at our Pittsburgh, PA cosmetic surgery practice can give you a fuller, shapelier bust line. Breast augmentation procedures, which involve the placement of either saline or silicone implants, are one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Dennis Hurwitz is a world renowned plastic surgeon, known for his attention to detail and artistry which combine to help patients achieve excellent results. If you have been considering enhancing your breasts and would like to learn more about the procedure, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hurwitz.
Planning Your Surgery
When you visit our office for your initial consultation, you will discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals with Dr. Hurwitz, and he will perform a thorough examination. After an evaluation, he will provide you with recommendations for options that will provide you with the most natural-looking results. Using this information, the two of you will begin to put together a personalized treatment plan for your surgery. You will determine specifics of your procedure, like choosing a size and type of implant, the implants' placement, and the incision pattern that is right for you. Dr. Hurwitz will thoroughly explain the advantages and disadvantages of all your options, and answer any questions you have along the way.
Treatment Options and Considerations
One of the most important decisions you will need to make is choosing which type of implant you will have placed. Saline implants can be filled after they are inserted, which allows them to be placed through a very small incision in a discreet location, like the armpit. Saline does not pose a threat to your health because the solution is harmless. If the implant breaks or ruptures, your body will simply absorb it.
Silicone implants are pre-filled and require a slightly larger incision for insertion. Some patients prefer the look and feel of silicone because it closely resembles natural breast tissue, although Dr. Hurwitz's skill and experience provide all of his patients with beautiful results. If a silicone implant ruptures, it will need to be removed immediately to avoid any complications. For this reason, silicone implants must be more carefully monitored by your doctor.
You will also need to decide on the placement of the implant. Both silicone and saline implants can be placed in a pocket either above or below the pectoral muscle. Placing implants above the muscle typically results in less discomfort following the procedure because a small amount of tissue is affected. Many patients and doctors feel that implants placed below the muscle achieve more aesthetically pleasing results because tiny imperfections like ripples or edges of the implant are hidden beneath the muscle. You can also choose the location of your incision, depending upon which type of implant you choose and its placement. Regardless of the specifics of your surgery, Dr. Hurwitz will take great care to minimize the appearance of any scarring.
Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation
To learn more about breast augmentation surgery, including its cost, please contact our practice and make an appointment with Dr. Hurwitz.
“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