The goal of breast augmentation is to enhance breast volume, create a more even proportion for the two breasts, or restore lost volume to your breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight loss, or due to aging. Dr. Sofonio performs custom breast augmentation at our state-of-the-art private clinic serving the areas of Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs.

The Procedure: Breast Augmentation

Before your procedure, you will have a private consultation with Dr. Sofonio to discuss your hopes and dreams regarding your breast augmentation. He will answer all of your questions about your options for types of implant, implant sizes, the surgery, and your recovery. He will review your medical history and overall health to ensure you are safe to undergo surgery.

Types of Implants – What’s Right for You?

Dr. Sofonio offers an array of breast implant sizes, as well as gummy bear implants. You have a wide range of options in implant size, shape, and projection. Choosing the best width, size, and projection makes all the difference in the beauty of your results. The goal is to create new breasts that are beautifully balanced with your figure.

The types of implants include:

  • Silicone breast implants
  • Saline breast implants
  • Gummy bear implants

Your pre-operative procedure might include a mammogram and several lab tests.

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The Surgery

Your comfort, health, and safety are always priorities at our private clinic. Dr. Sofonio relies on board-certified anesthesiologists to administer intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions are placed strategically, most often in the breast crease for silicone implants. Saline implants are filled after being placed and can allow for smaller incisions but feel less natural in weight and bounce. After placing the implant, he will suture the incisions. The length of the procedure depends on implant placement.

Implant Placement

Subglandular Placement

For women who have a specific amount of existing breast tissue, a subglandular placement may be selected. The implants are placed beneath the natural breasts to create more volume.

Submuscular Placement

For women with less natural breast tissue, the implants can be placed partially beneath the chest muscle. This prevents problems such as rippling or the implant from becoming visible.

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Why Choose Dr. Sofonio for Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Sofonio is widely regarded as being among the most talented plastic surgeons in the area. He employs the most advanced surgical techniques and has an artist’s eye for balance and harmony. Your surgery will be performed by a doctor who is dedicated to ensuring his patients are comfortable and exceptionally pleased with their new breasts. His genuine warmth will help make your journey to a more beautiful figure both a success and a pleasure.

Your Recovery

After the surgery, you can expect some post-surgical 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 healing time is slightly longer when the implants have been placed beneath the chest muscle.

A full recovery may require about six weeks for some patients, while others recover far more rapidly. For about three to five days, you will have prescription pain meds to keep you comfortable, after which over-the-counter painkillers are typically all that is needed.

If you work, you should be able to return (if your duties are not physically demanding) within a week. You will see the results of your breast augmentation immediately after your procedure. With time, the implants will settle, and you can fully appreciate your new breasts. Contact us today for breast implant costs.

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