Breast Augmentation in Grand Rapids, MI

Augmentation mammoplasty, commonly known as breast augmentation, is a surgical procedure in which implants are used to enlarge and enhance the breasts, for those who desire a more pleasing shape and/or proportions.* As a patient at the Centre for Plastic Surgery, your breast augmentation procedure will be customized to fit your individual goals and needs. Our expert staff and board-certified plastic surgeons will walk you through your implant options, listen to your concerns, educate you on the procedure, and help you to visualize a result in which you look and feel absolutely incredible!

Why Consider Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Most patients seeking breast augmentation surgery just want to feel good in their own skin. It's not unusual for breasts to change as we mature, particularly following child birth, so for some patients it is about restoring a fuller and more youthful looking breast shape. For others, they were never gifted with breasts that made them feel feminine and confident, so breast augmentation offers a chance to feel beautifully balanced. Breast augmentation on its own cannot correct severe ptsosis (sagging). This would require a breast lift. What it can do is:

  • Increase the size of your breasts
  • Create a fuller and more shapely breast appearance
  • Correct breast asymmetry

What to expect with Breast Augmentation 

At the Centre for Plastic Surgery, we want you to be comfortable and prepared for your breast augmentation procedure. Our all-inclusive approach means that your surgery will include your implants, anesthesia, the facility, appointments, and garments. During your initial consultation, we'll be taking photos for your medical record. It may feel slightly awkward, but please know that this is an important part of your care. We'll do everything possible to make you feel at ease. In this appointment, we'll be discussing the type of implant, the implant placement, and incision type best suited to meet your goals. Your options are as follows:

Breast Implants

We offer a full catalog of dynamic American made saline and silicone Mentor Breast Implants. Saline implants have an outer silicone shell but are filled with a saline solution. Modern FDA-Approved Silicone Gel implants have a silicone shell but are filled with a cohesive silicone gel. Our team will help you to navigate the implant type that best fits your aesthetic goals.

Breast Implant Placement

Many implant placement options exist, each with its own benefits. As a rule, the deeper the implant is placed inside your body, the more natural looking your breasts will be. The two most known are:

  • Submuscular (most common): In this placement technique, the muscle is dissected and the implant is positioned behind the chest wall muscle.
  • Subglandular: In this placement technique, the implant is positioned behind the glandular tissue of the breast.

Breast Augmentation Incisions 

Like placement type, the incision depends on many factors, and your surgeon will guide you to the best option for you. The three main incisions used are:

  • Inframammary Fold (most common): This incision is made under the natural fold on the under side of the breast
  • Axillary: The incision is made in the underarm.
  • Periareolar: This incision is made around the areolas.

Once your breast augmentation is scheduled, we'll arrange for your pre-operative appointment. During this visit you'll be finalizing the details of your surgery, preparing for recovery, and meeting again with your surgeon. The procedure will take place in office in our fully accredited outpatient facility under general anesthesia administered by our board-certified anesthesiologists.

What to Expect During Your Recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery

Recovery from Breast Augmentation is different for everyone, but the majority of our patients experience minimal pain and return to most of their normal daily activities within a week or two of the procedure. You'll likely feel pretty sleepy immediately after your surgery as a result of the anesthesia, and need some prescribed pain medication for at least the first few days. It's important that you have a trusted caregiver with you on the day of surgery who will stay with you for at least the first 24- 48 hours after your procedure. We'll be monitoring your progress with post-operative appointments, but we are also available to answer questions or concerns that may arise at anytime.

For the months following your breast augmentation, your implants will sit higher and tighter on your chest as the muscle begins to relax around the implant. You may also be experiencing swelling during this time that will affect the look of your breasts. A great rule of thumb is to expect your final result to become apparent around the six month mark.

The Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation surgery are adults who are physically and mentally healthy enough to undergo this type of elective surgery. Those who are most fulfilled with their outcomes have sensible expectations and a decent understanding of their own anatomy.

Breast Augmentation in Grand Rapids, MI

Before & After

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This patient is a healthy 26 year old woman (5'0", 98 lbs) who was unhappy with her the size of her breasts. She underwent a bilateral breast augmentation with Mentor Smooth Round High Profile Gel Implants (450cc).
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This patient is a healthy 43 year old woman (5’8”, 150lbs) who was unhappy with the “deflated” appearance of her breasts. She desired a full but natural breast appearance.

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost?

The cost of breast augmentation surgery depends on the type of implant used, and the scope of the procedure(s) you may need to achieve your desired outcome. We recommend a contact the office for the most accurate estimate. However, if you'd like a general idea of the cost, you can visit our online pricing estimator.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation

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What do I need to know about Breast Implant Illness (BII)?

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