Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that seeks to increase the size of a patient’s breasts. If you feel that your breasts are too small for your liking or have lost fullness due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, breast augmentation can help you achieve the breast size of your choice.

Ideal Candidate

If you are considering having breast augmentation surgery, you could be wondering if you are an ideal candidate for it. 

Women considering breast augmentation are looking to increase the size of their naturally small breasts or their breasts that decreased in size over time. 

To be a candidate for breast augmentation, your breasts must be fully developed. Women can qualify for saline implants at 18 years of age; however, silicone implants require women to be 22.


The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. 

Breast augmentation is performed through one of three incisions:

  • Periareolar (incision is made around the areola)
  • Inframammary (incision is made along the breast crease beneath the breasts)
  • Transaxillary (incision is made within the armpit)

This choice will often depend on your desired outcome. 

Once the incision has been made, the implant will be inserted behind the breast tissue or under the pectoral muscle. This placement often depends on the type and size of the implants as well as your surgeon’s preference. 

Once the implants have been inserted, the incisions will be closed with sutures and skin adhesives or surgical tapes. 

The entire procedure is expected to take between one and two hours. This is generally an outpatient procedure, but you will need someone to drive you home.


Like with any other surgical procedure, you can expect to experience acute pain immediately after the procedure. 

You will be given pain relievers to manage the pain. However, this pain will go away within a few days. 

Your breasts will remain wrapped in elastic bandages or support bra and gauze dressing to minimize swelling and provide the breasts with adequate support as they heal. Your surgeon might ask you to keep the bandage on or clean the incision and apply an ointment. 

Breast augmentation patients can often return to work within a few days; however, strenuous exercise and lifting may be prohibited for up to six weeks.

To optimize the recovery, you will need to follow your surgeon’s instructions, get plenty of rest, eat a healthy diet, and avoid smoking.


Breast augmentation should increase the volume, fullness, and projection of your breasts. It can also help improve the symmetry of your breasts. Last but not least, breast augmentation surgery will go a long way in enhancing your general body contour, which can significantly help improve your self-confidence and self-image.

Other Procedures

Miracle Mile Cosmetic Surgery Center offers a collection of breast and body contouring procedures, including:


If you are thinking of getting breast augmentation surgery in Miami, Florida, Miracle Cosmetic Surgery Center is an excellent facility to visit. Call us today at 305-901-2388 for more information about our facility.

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