Frank J. Piro, MD is an experienced breast augmentation surgeon who has helped many women achieve their aesthetic goals. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the breasts using saline or silicone breast implants.
Augmentation mammaplasty, more commonly known as breast augmentation or breast enhancement surgery, can correct a multitude of breast imperfections. Most frequently, those who seek breast enhancement with implants desire larger, more voluminous breasts and added fullness throughout the décolletage region. However, some women seek breast augmentation surgery to correct breast asymmetry or to improve the shape of their breasts. Still, others pursue the procedure in conjunction with mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, to correct sagging breasts, flattened (deflated-looking) breasts and / or downward-pointing nipples.
San Francisco breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Piro provides patients with several options for breast enhancement surgery, including: breast implant type, size and shape; breast implant placement method (i.e., either partially or entirely under the chest muscle or under the breast tissue); and corresponding incision approach (e.g., on the areola, in the underarm area). During consultation, Dr. Piro will explain the benefits and drawbacks of each of these breast enhancement surgery options to you, and will help you decide which options are the most appropriate for your unique body type and aesthetic desires.
Dr. Piro performs breast augmentation surgery under general anesthesia, on an outpatient basis. Typically, it takes the plastic surgeon about three hours to complete the procedure, depending on the complexity of the surgery and if he is performing any adjunct procedures at the same time (e.g., breast lift surgery).
Those who have undergone breast augmentation surgery should expect to take one to two weeks off from work or their daily routine. They should get plenty of rest and avoid any strenuous activity. During the postoperative period, breast augmentation patients may experience soreness or discomfort in the first three to five days following surgery. They can take oral pain medication as directed by Dr. Piro as well as apply ice packs to the treated area to help alleviate any discomfort. Patients will gradually resume their normal activities, including their usual exercise routine, as instructed by Dr. Piro.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Piro. He did my breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, He listened to my concerns and answered all of my question. Made me feel comfortable and confident. He has a great bedside manner and is a nice person. you won't be disappointed.
Only a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Piro can determine if someone is an appropriate candidate for breast enhancement surgery. In general, however, appropriate breast augmentation candidates include those who:
Most importantly, suitable candidates for breast augmentation surgery understand the risks and rewards of surgery, have realistic expectations for the outcome of surgery and are pursuing the procedure of their own volition.
You cannot achieve your dream breasts without taking action. Fortunately, the next step in attaining your ideal breasts is easy: Simply schedule a consultation with Dr. Piro to find out if you are a suitable candidate for breast enhancement surgery or to learn more about the procedure.
You can also view breast augmentation before and after photos online to see the results that are possible under Dr. Piro's care.
To schedule an initial visit with Dr. Piro, please contact his practice by calling (650) 652-8230 today. The sooner you take the next step, the sooner you can have the breasts of your dreams!
Placement of scars will either be at the lower portion of the nipple areolar complex or at the middle inframammary fold. The scar length will be up to an inch-and-a-half long. The incisions are closed with very fine sutures to promote excellent healing. In time, scars will likely leave a very faint white line that is only visible to the patient.
All surgery carries some degree of risk. Be sure to talk with your doctor about the specific risks and complications associated with your breast augmentation procedure. Because there are certain factors which can increase your risk of complications, inform your doctor of the following: any medical conditions that you have, if you smoke, if you are on any medications and if you have had any previous surgeries near the site to be treated. By choosing a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon and carefully following instructions before and after surgery, you can greatly reduce your risks.
It is important to continue to have your routine mammograms. Once you inform the mammographer that you have implants, whether they are under the muscle or over the muscle, the imaging technician will make the necessary adjustments to the imaging techniques.
Placement of implants either with a periareolar incision or inframammary incision does not disrupt the communicating ducts from the nipple complex to the actual breast tissue. Breastfeeding is certainly still possible after breast augmentation.
To learn more about our Plastic Surgery Services, please contact us at (650) 652-8230 today to schedule an appointment.