Women with breast augmentation celebrating New Years

The start of a new year always brings with it resolutions about looking and feeling our best.  Dr. Cristina Keusch and her staff at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center are dedicated to helping patients achieve greater self confidence in their appearance.  Whether it be a rejuvenating skincare treatment in our skin and laser center or a cosmetic surgical procedure for the face or body, Dr. Keusch will assess your needs and recommend the best procedure for the desired results.  One of her most requested surgeries is breast augmentation.

How common is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. for several years.  Breast implants are very safe and are approved by the FDA.  Women seek breast enlargement for a number of reasons.  Many want increased bust size and fullness.  Others want to balance the appearance of uneven breasts.  Some women desire an enhancement following major weight loss or pregnancy.  Breast cancer survivors may desire a reconstruction and restoration of appearance after breast cancer surgery.

Young women with breast impants relaxing in poolside

Choosing the right implants

Dr. Keusch recommends Natrelle implants by Allergan for her patients. They are available in saline and silicone form in several different profiles ranging from low to ultra full. The ideal size depends on factors unique to each patient including body frame, current breast size, the condition of the breast tissue, and the patient’s personal goals. Dr. Keusch will help her patients select the size and shape that is right for them. Some patients opt for a breast lift and augmentation as a combined procedure to address sagging breasts. The goal is natural looking breasts that are in the right proportion as the rest of the woman’s body.

Who is a good candidate?

A good candidate is a healthy non-smoker with no history of high blood pressure, bleeding disorders, or other health conditions that would elevate their surgical risk. The first step is a consultation with Dr. Keusch to discuss the patient’s expectations and options.

Surgical recovery

The average recovery time for breast augmentation surgery is six weeks. However, every woman’s body is unique, so the time line can vary. Discomfort is usually minimal after the first week. A bra must be worn at all times during recovery to support the breasts. Heavy lifting and strenuous activity are not advised. Patients can slowly ease back into their normal routine.

Next steps

If you have been considering breast augmentation surgery in 2022, this may be the time to take the next step and schedule a consultation. Dr. Keusch is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Boca Raton since 1990. Contact Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center today for an appointment.