Breast Augmentation for Beginners

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation (mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure to increase breast size via breast implants placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles.

Many women take advantage of breast augmentation simply to improve their confidence but others will utilize mammaplasty to improve a number of conditions with the breasts.

For example, many women who had a breast or both breasts removed (mastectomy) or parts of their breast removed (lumpectomy) due to cancer, utilize breast augmentation.

May other women utilize breast augmentation to fix asymmetrical breasts which may have developed after pregnancy.

Here’s a look at some common questions and concerns about breast augmentation…

What Happens During Breast Augmentation?

Before you have your surgery to increase breast size or make your breasts symmetrical, you’ll consult with our plastic surgeon. You can share your goals for the appearance of your breasts, and he’ll discuss what he can do to improve the way they look.

Please make sure you read any information your surgeon sends home with you. Keep copies of this information for your records. You might also need a mammogram to give the surgeon an improved view of your breasts.

Our staff will give you a list of things to do and not to do before the surgery takes place. You’ll also need to stop smoking for some time before the operation occurs. Someone will need to drive you home and stay with you for one night after the surgery occurs.

The Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery gets done in an outpatient or surgical center. Most women go home the same day after the surgery. Usually, general anesthesia is used to keep you comfortable during the procedure.

During surgery, your plastic surgeon makes an incision in your armpit, in the crease under your breasts, or around your nipple. The surgeon then separates your breast tissue from the muscles and tissues of your chest that creates a pocket. The implant gets appropriately placed and centered in this pocket. After the implant gets appropriately positioned, the incision area gets closed with sutures and appropriately bandaged.

After the Surgery

Please follow your doctor’s instructions exactly. Don’t participate in any physical activities until you get the approval of Dr. Ross. You’ll have some tenderness in the breast area for a few weeks after surgery. Some women also experience bruising in the surgical area.

Drain tubes will be placed in your breast area. They’ll get removed at a follow-up appointment, along with stitches.

Any incision scars will fade a great deal with time and healing. Please keep your compression bandage on or keep a compression bra on as recommended by the surgeon. You’ll probably be given pain medication for the first few days after your procedure, too.

You should return to your job or school within a few weeks if your job isn’t physically demanding. Please stay away from physically demanding activities for a minimum of two weeks.

Can Breast Augmentation Fix Asymmetrical Breasts?

Can breast augmentation correct breast asymmetry? In most cases, breast asymmetry can become evened out the beauty of your breasts can get enhanced by seeing an excellent plastic surgeon who knows how to use implants to balance the shape and size of your breasts.

While most women have slightly different sizes in breasts, other women have breasts that significantly differ in size or appearance. Breast sizes can change due to several factors, including:

  • Puberty.
  • Trauma.
  • Changes in a woman’s hormones.

Surgical means work well to correct the differences between breast sizes. If the breasts remain unsymmetrical, the woman might feel very insecure about their appearance.

How Can A Plastic Surgeon Correct Breast Asymmetry?

Dr. Ross understands that asymmetrical breasts make women feel self-conscious. Different sizes of implants might get placed in the breasts to make them appear equal in size and shape.

One of the frequently used methods of creating more symmetrical breasts remains using breast implants. These implants can place the proper sizes of implants to correct breast asymmetry and make the breasts even in size and shape.

Uniquely Shaped Breasts

In some cases, a woman’s basic breast sizes are the same, but each of the breasts remains shaped differently. The breasts might even look balances with a bra and clothing on, but the mismatched breasts don’t look equal when the lady wears a bathing suit or during intimate moments.

Once a breast augmentation occurs, a woman’s breasts appear similarly shaped, which significantly improves a lady’s confidence and morale.

About Dr. William A. Ross – Breast Implants Specialist

Dr. William A. Ross, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, grew up in St. Louis, MO. He performs all types of plastic surgeries, especially reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. This surgeon has extensive surgical experience with breast enhancement procedures, body contouring, and breast reconstruction surgeries.

Dr. Ross first graduated with honors from the University of Missouri. Next, he worked at Mount Sinai Medical School in their Clinical Trials Unit. He became published in Nature Medicine and other scientific journals.

Howard University College of Medicine was the doctor’s next place to study. At Howard University, he achieved both of the prestigious Howard University Trustee Scholarship and the Academic Achievement Awards. This surgeon also became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society group. He specialized in learning about tissue healing and the immune system.

He completed research at the University of Miami’s Transplant Division. He also studied at the University of Nevada and trained in General Surgery at the University of South Carolina, where he became well versed in aesthetic surgery, facial rejuvenation, and fat transfer techniques to the breasts.

He and his family moved to West Virginia, where he remains a Clinical Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Ross believes in treating his patients as if they were members of his family.


You can contact Dr. Ross at our offices are located in Naples and Marco Island, Florida. Please contact us at (239)-594-9100 to set up an appointment to discuss breast symmetry surgery. He will analyze your breast symmetry situation and can help improve the evenness and shape of your breasts.


Breast augmentation (mammaplasty) can help you:

  • Improve the appearance of small or asymmetrical breasts
  • Adjust the size of your breasts after pregnancy
  • Fix uneven breasts after breast surgery
  • Improve your self-confidence

Of course, any surgical procedure poses various risks. For this reason, it is very important to speak to your plastic surgeon to seek answers to all questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.

A qualified plastic surgeon will discuss all the pros and cons of the procedure, inform you of post-surgical care procedures, help you decide on the best approach to your unique situation, and more.

About Shannon Clark

Shannon holds a degree in Exercise Science and is a certified personal trainer and fitness writer with over 10 years of industry experience.

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