Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a popular surgery that can improve a woman's silhouette by making her breasts more proportional to the rest of her body. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and even weight loss can take a toll on the size and shape of a woman's breasts.  Today, there are many types of implants available and Dr. Swanson will explain which ones will best meet your individual needs.

As a woman, Dr. Swanson is uniquely tuned in to the way a simple – and sometimes subtle – change can dramatically improve a woman's appearance. For some women, breast augmentation alone will provide the desired result, but for others a combination of a lift plus augmentation will be a better option.

Breast augmentation surgery alone usually only takes one hour and is a safe and effective way to increase the size of the breasts. It is an outpatient procedure, which means that you can return home the same day that you have surgery. As long as your job does not involve lifting or extreme reaching, you can expect to return to work within a week to ten days. Within two weeks, most patients feel back to "normal." Imagine the difference this could make for you!

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Does the cost depend on what size I want?

A: No, the cost is the same, regardless of size.

Q: What is the recovery time?

A: Most women can return to an office job in a week. If physical labor is required, more time will be necessary. It is possible return to lower extremity exercises, such as walking or running, in two weeks.

Q: Should I get gel (gummy bear) or saline implants?

A: Although saline implants work very well for patients with adequate breast tissue, most women prefer the more natural feel of gel implants.

Q: Can this be done under local anesthesia without putting me to sleep?

A:  Although there are some surgeons who will do this under a local anesthesia, Dr. Swanson only performs this procedure under a general anesthesia because it is actually quicker and more comfortable.

Plastic Surgery Educational Video: Breast Augmentation