Breast augmentation can help a woman feel more comfortable and confident with her body by creating fuller breasts, greater symmetry, and better proportion with the rest of the body. 

Whether you’ve always been unhappy with your breast size, or you want to correct breast volume lost from pregnancy, weight loss or aging, breast augmentation may be an option.

Wake Forest Baptist Health's plastic surgeons are experienced in the latest breast enhancement techniques and implant options, allowing you to achieve your desired outcome.

Breast Augmentation: What to Expect

Our surgeons first evaluate each patient’s breast anatomy, elasticity, and goals, in order to arrive at the best, tailored approach for augmentation.

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that’s performed under general anesthesia. Breast implants can be filled with saline or silicone, and they come in a variety of sizes, projections and shapes. 

Incisions for the placement of implants may be in the fold of the breast, around the areola or in the armpit. 

In some cases, a breast lift may be needed as well, to correct sagging breasts. 

Patients may experience swelling and bruising, and a compression bra should be worn after surgery. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days.