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Pasadena Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery is the process by which the breast is enhanced by the use of silicone or saline implants. Whether it is to create the look you have always wanted or to restore your shape following pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation surgery can help you achieve your goal. Dr. Ruhge in Pasadena will conduct a thorough, personalized evaluation to help you attain the look you desire.

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Client Testimonial

"I had surgery with Dr. Ruhge about 2 years ago for a breast augmentation. I had just had my son and my breasts were ruined. He consoled me and made me feel confident that I was going to look great. Two years later and I am extremely happy about the results. I get compliments all the time." - A.B.

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The Breast Augmentation Surgery

After an in-depth discussion with you, the specific implant type, size and incision location will be chosen. The most common incision placement is along the lower border of the areola or just beneath the breast along the fold. The implants are usually placed beneath the chest muscle (subpectoral or submuscular augmentation) which looks most natural and is less likely to produce scar tissue. In certain situations the implants may be placed above the muscle or partially below the muscle (dual-plane augmentation, subglandular augmentation). Breast Augmentation procedures are performed as an outpatient procedure in a fully accredited surgery center. Anesthesia is administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.

After Surgery

Following surgery you are cared for by a registered nurse in the surgery center recovery room. Once you are fully awake a friend or relative may take you home. The incisions will be bandaged and the chest wrapped with an elastic dressing. You are seen at frequent intervals during the first few weeks and months following surgery to ensure proper healing. Most of the sutures used are absorbable, however one small suture used to precisely align the skin edges is removed at three weeks. Dr. Ruhge recommends most people take one week off of work as long as your profession doesn’t require strenuous activity or heavy lifting. You may resume light exercise after two weeks. Dr. Ruhge recommends waiting for five weeks to resume vigorous exercise to allow for proper healing. The final shape and form of your breasts following augmentation is seen after approximately two months. Throughout the entire process Dr. Ruhge will guide you and advise you regarding all matters related to your surgery and recovery.

Related Procedures

Breast Augmentation is often performed as an isolated procedure. However, if a patient desires additional plastic surgical treatment such as tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction or facial rejuvenation this can be combined in select cases.

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, we invite you to meet with Dr. Ruhge for a private consultation at our office in Pasadena by calling 626.397.9095, or by scheduling an appointment online.