Breast Augmentation



Who is a candidate for breast augmentation?

Any woman who is unhappy with the shape or size of her breasts may be a good candidate for breast augmentation with Dr. Mandraccia.

What are most common reasons women choose to have breast augmentation?

The most common reasons for breast augmentation are that the woman feels her breasts are too small, asymmetrical, or have lost too much volume due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Do I need to wait to have breast augmentation until after I am done having children?

It is better to wait to have breast augmentation until after you are done having children. This is because breast implants may make breastfeeding harder and augmented breasts can still lose some of their volume and sag after pregnancy. If you wait until you are done having children, the results of your breast augmentation procedure should be permanent.

Should my breast implants be placed above or below the muscle?

Many cosmetic surgeons feel that placing implants below the muscle is a more natural-looking option. But, your individual body type, amount of existing breast tissue and personal preference will all be taken into consideration before Dr. Mandraccia makes his recommendation.

What are the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation?

Some of the most common complications of breast augmentation include capsule contracture (when the tissue or pocket around your implant constricts), deflation and changes in sensation. Dr. Mandraccia will go through all the risks with you in more detail during your confidential breast augmentation consultation.

Where will I have my breast augmentation?

Dr. Mandraccia offers IV sedation for most cosmetic surgery procedures in the privacy of his own facility. This office has recently been certified by the Florida Board of Health as meeting its stringent requirements. Patients can also opt for general anesthesia in the surgery center located in our building, which is jointly owned by Lee Memorial and Naples community Hospitals.

If you are located in the Ft. Myers area and would like to learn more about breast augmentation, breast lifts or breast implants, please contact Dr. Robert V. Mandraccia, MD at (239) 633-8819 today and schedule your confidential consultation. Dr. Mandraccia’s Fort Myers office is conveniently located on Route 41 at Seven Lakes Boulevard.