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If you are considering options to enhance and enlarge the appearance of the breasts with results that look both beautiful and natural, a breast augmentation from our board-certified plastic surgeon may be the ideal solution. Dr. Amie Miller offers a full selection of advanced breast implants that can add volume and improve the contour of the breasts to produce a fuller, more shapely appearance. Each breast augmentation procedure is completely customized for individual patients, allowing for results that can meet individual goals while successfully accentuating the balance of body proportions.

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What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

Since 2006, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual statistics report has listed breast augmentation as one of the top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States.* This treatment has helped millions of women successfully renew and restore the size and shape of their breasts with stunning results. Benefits offered by breast augmentation include:

  • Enlarged breast size and a fuller appearance
  • Restoration of lost volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss
  • Enhanced breast symmetry and shape
  • The new breast size and shape can positively affect overall body proportions

Breast augmentation can be performed on its own, or it can be combined with a breast lift or other procedures. It is also one of the most common additions to our Mommy Makeover treatment plans.

What Does the Breast Augmentation Procedure Involve?

Breast augmentation is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the size and type of breast implants you have chosen (either silicone- or saline-based implants) will be delicately placed inside the breast tissue and the breasts will be shaped and balanced. Dr. Miller will explain the various incision and placement techniques during the consultation and help you determine the best option for your needs. While there will be residual scarring, Dr. Miller utilizes meticulous suturing methods to minimize their noticeability as much as possible.

Breast augmentation generally takes about one to two hours to complete, depending on individual needs.

What Can I Expect During Breast Augmentation Recovery? 

Patients should plan for approximately one week of rest and recovery after breast augmentation. While some extent of swelling, numbness, and bruising in the breasts can be expected, these effects should fade as the treatment area continues to heal. Discomfort during the recovery process can often be well-managed with medication. Many of our patients are able to resume normal daily routines after at least five to seven days; however, this will vary among individuals based on their unique healing response. Strenuous activities and stimulation to the breasts should be avoided for a minimum of six to eight weeks after breast augmentation surgery. 

If you would like additional information on breast augmentation, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, please contact our office today! 


American Society of Plastic Surgeons® Statistics Report