Breast Augmentation

The Zimmerman Center for Plastic Surgery

Terry Zimmerman, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon located in Folsom, CA

If you’re unhappy with the size, shape, or perkiness of your breasts, surgery can help. At The Zimmerman Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Terry Zimmerman offers breast augmentation to increase your cup size and breast lifts to reduce sagging skin. Women who live in or around Folsom, California, who want the added confidence that comes from breast enhancement can call the office or book a consultation using the online tool.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

Who is a candidate for breast augmentation?

Anyone who desires larger, perkier breasts is a candidate for breast augmentation. You may also have uneven breasts that you wish to make more symmetrical, or your breasts may have lost shape and fullness due to the natural aging process or childbirth and breastfeeding.

Dr. Zimmerman consults with you to determine just the right procedure and the implant type, size, and shape that works best for your goals and body type. He has performed more than 8,000 breast augmentations and uses this vast experience in recommending just the right breast augmentation to enhance your look.

What should I expect during breast augmentation?

During breast augmentation, you’re placed under IV sedation, so you’re asleep and comfortable. You decide prior to surgery where you wish the incision to be – either through the crease beneath the breast, around the border of the areola, or through the apex of the armpit.

Dr. Zimmerman makes a 3-centimeter incision to insert saline implants and a 3.5-4-centimeter incision to insert silicone implants. Which type of implant depends on your goals and preferences.

What is recovery like following breast augmentation?

Most women recover  relatively quickly following breast augmentation. If you have a sedentary job, you can return to work after about one week. Dr. Zimmerman gives you guidelines post surgery regarding physical activity, but usually, you need to take at least four weeks off vigorous exercise and work.

During the immediate recovery period, you’ll wear a specialized bra to help your pectoral muscles heal from the surgery.

What is a breast lift?

Women may experience sagging of breast tissue and skin due to aging and the natural weight of the breasts. Notable weight loss and pregnancy or breastfeeding can also cause sagging breasts.

A breast lift removes sagging skin to restore the overall perkiness and youthful look of your breasts. Breast lifts are often performed in the office with mild sedation. In some cases, a breast lift is enhanced with implants.

To determine the best treatment to help you get the firmer, perkier, and larger breasts you desire, call The Zimmerman Center for Plastic Surgery or book a consultation using the online tool.