As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Peterson is highly trained and experienced in breast augmentation. It is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Breast augmentation can improve the appearance of your breasts by changing their shape, size and volume.  This is a surgical procedure to enhance for personal reasons, the breast size of a woman who feels her breasts are too small or to restore breast fullness after pregnancy.

Saline implants are filled with a salt-water solution similar to the fluid found in our bodies. Saline implants are available in round or teardrop (anatomic) shape. Silicone implants were FDA approved in early 2007. Both styles of implants are offered in a large variety of  profiles that are meant to customize the implant to your body size and chest wall size. During your consultation, Dr. Peterson will take many measurements to help you determine which implant will give you your desired results.

Patients having breast enhancement will be on a lifting and exercise restriction for 6 weeks. You will be wearing a compression wrap for 4 weeks. Most people can return to work in 1 week on light duty.

Advances in breast implant technology have made breast enlargement an increasingly popular choice for women of all ages who desire more attractive breasts, whether a new “look” or simply to regain a more youthful breast shape and appearance.

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson today.