As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Peterson is highly trained and experienced in breast augmentation. It's one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the nation. Breast augmentation can improve the appearance of your breasts by changing their shape, size and volume. Once you've made the decision to seek out breast augmentation surgery, it's time to discuss your different implant options.

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. Although not as popular as they once were, they're still available for those who prefer this implant type.

Silicone implants were FDA approved in early 2007. They're made of a silicone shell and filled with silicone gel. The shape of silicone implants are typically round. If you like the idea of a silicone implant but with e more tear-drop shape, 'Gummy Bear' implants may be best for you.

'Gummy Bear' implants are the newest type of implant material. Made of a silicon shell filled with silicon gel, this implant type is tear drop shaped and maintains its shape better than other types of implants.

All 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.