Breast Augmentation

copeland_client_desk_writing_5482Breast Augmentation (implants). One of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation with either saline or silicone implants provides a very natural look. Saline implants allow minimal incision breast augmentation; the scars are virtually invisible. Certain implants are adjustable following insertion, enabling fine-tuning of the look and feel. Implants can be placed either under the muscle or under the breast, and through incisions placed in the armpit, around the areola, in the breast fold, or even through the belly button. In some cases, a Breast Lift will be combined with Breast Augmentation.  As with all cosmetic surgery, we work closely with you to determine the ideal size, shape, placement, and location of the implant. See before and after pictures.

Natural Breast Augmentation (Fat Grafting) It is now possible for you to enlarge your breasts without resorting to implants! Specially prepared fat taken from another part of the body, such as the stomach or hips, is placed under the breast tissue to provide increased breast size without the need for artificial implants. The technique is called autologous fat transfers and autologous simply means “your own.” And who doesn’t have a little fat to spare? The procedure can be performed as an outpatient without the need for general anesthesia. See before and after pictures.


Breast Augmentation Testimonial

Thank you so much Dr Copeland. They are exactly what I wanted. You changed my life. I am so happy with my new breasts.

– 47 year old Software manager

Breast Augmentation FAQ

Am I a candidate for this type of procedure?

Most patients who choose to have breast augmentation surgery do so because they feel their breasts are too small. The breasts may have become smaller following childbirth, or one breast may be smaller than the other. It may be difficult to find clothing that fits correctly at the bust-line.
The best setting in which to discuss your concerns and obtain informed answers to your questions is a consultation.. After a clinical examination and a discussion of your particular needs, there may be several options available. Computer imaging can help you anticipate the outcome of this type of surgery, ensuring that you’re pleased with the result.

What types of implants are used?

Today you can choose between saline implants (filled with sterile saltwater) or silicone-filled implants. These implants are available in a variety of anatomic shapes and sizes. Implants can be inserted through different incisions. This type of implant requires only a small incision, often less than an inch long, which can be well concealed beneath the breast. The most natural breast appearance requires selecting just the right implants based on your personal characteristics.

What are the risks involved?

Every surgical procedure carries some risks. Those most often associated with breast augmentation surgery include infection, changes in the sensitivity of the breast, and scar contracture, but these and other complications occur rarely and can usually be avoided. In fact, thousands of women undergo successful breast augmentation surgery every year, though you might find it difficult to tell just who they are!

What's the recovery period?

Most women return to work after two days. Speed of recovery is related to many factors, including the technique involved. Deeper implants, below the chest wall muscle, require a longer period of recovery than superficial (above the muscle) implants. You’ll need to avoid strenuous activity for about three weeks.