Breast augmentation, or mammoplasty, uses implants to increase the dimensions of the breasts or to even out breasts differing in size. The chief aims of breast augmentation procedures include restoring breast volume, creating a more even proportion for the two breasts, or attaining fuller breasts. Dr. Sofonio offers breast augmentation to residents of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA.
Prior to a breast augmentation procedure, a consultation with Dr. Sofonio is required so that he can conduct a comprehensive analysis of your medical history and physical condition. He will also discuss your expectations and implant of choice. Choices of implants include silicone breast implants, saline breast implants, and additional options. This pre-operative procedure might also include getting a baseline mammogram and lab tests. For your comfort, Dr. Sofonio will administer either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. He will make strategic incisions based on your selected implant, breast shape and size, body type, and skin elasticity. After placing the implants within the breast pockets, he will suture the incisions. Duration of the procedure depends on factors such as the size of the implants and the patient’s anatomy.
After the surgery, you may experience some postsurgical swelling that will subside with time. You will also need to adhere to the instructions given to you by Dr. Sofonio to expedite healing and recovery.
The results of breast augmentation can be seen immediately after the procedure. With time, the implants will settle, and you can appreciate your new breasts.
Dr. Mark V. Sofonio