Today, breast augmentation is all about customizing the procedure to what patients want and their body type. It’s not just how big a patient wants to be. Instead, it is a process in which decisions are made for implant selection, size and placement based on breast tissue measurements, as well as discussing increase considerations.

I believe that before deciding on breast augmentation, it’s important that patients discuss the overall look they are trying to achieve.

One of the interesting uses of technology I have available to use is a 3D device that takes a series of images and merges them into a three dimensional matrix. This allows patients to view how they will look with various size and shape implants, to show them the effects of implant placement and realistically anticipate the physical results before surgery.

Newer techniques for breast augmentation are constantly evolving, such as the use of patients own fat. While less common than using a silicone gel or saline-filled breast implant, this may be a good option for certain women and should be explored during the consultation.

Is breast augmentation right for you?

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are women who are small-breasted than they would like or have lost volume in the upper portion of the breast. Breast augmentation surgery can be combined with other procedures such as tummy tucks and liposuction, if desired.

What you can expect from breast augmentation

The initial recovery from breast augmentation surgery is about 3-4 days, during which patients may have some mild swelling but typically have mild to moderate discomfort. I use the newest technologies to provide maximal comfort during recovery. Any discomfort will improve greatly during the first week, Most scars begin to fade within four to six weeks and breast shape will start to settle within weeks, but it may take six months to a year for the final results.


My goal is to have patients’ outside appearance match how they feel on the inside, to be the physical expression of their inner self.

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Lawrence Iteld, MD