Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure in which silicone implants are surgically placed either underneath the chest wall muscle or directly behind the breast tissue.

Solid silicone implants are now available and considered to be state-of-the-art. They provide a smooth, soft, natural shape and texture in addition to being safe and long-lasting.

The surgery takes about an hour and is usually performed in a hospital outpatient department. General anesthesia is used and patients emerge from surgery wearing a compressive dressing. Complete recovery time is usually three to four weeks.

The best candidates for this procedure are nonsmoking women in good general health who are dissatisfied by their small breasts, bothered because their breasts are not the same size or want to restore breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss.

For more information or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Stice, call 402-758-5500.