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Breast Augmentation

Small, uneven, or disproportionate breasts can cause you to have a negative body image and a lack of confidence.

Breast augmentation can safely enhance the size and shape of your breasts and help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

What can breast augmentation by Dr. Stephanie Peng at SP Plastic Surgery in Plymouth, MN, do for me?

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Breast Augmentation Can Enhance Your Figure & Confidence

Refine Size and Shape

Breast implants are available in many shapes and sizes, so you can achieve the enhanced size and shape that you desire.

Improve Symmetry

If your breasts are uneven, breast augmentation can give your bust attractive symmetry. The surgery can also create an overall more balanced figure.

Achieve a Better Outlook

When you feel good about your body and can wear a range of clothing options, you may notice renewed confidence in every aspect of your life.

Breast augmentation surgery is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure for women in the United States, with over 300,000 procedures performed in 2018.

Why Choose Dr. Peng in Plymouth, MN, for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Dr. Peng is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. When you come to Dr. Peng's office in Plymouth, MN, for your plastic surgery consultation, you can trust that she will take all the time necessary to connect with you and understand your unique goals and lifestyle. This allows her to recommend the best possible treatment.

When Dr. Peng performs implant-based breast augmentation, she uses a no-touch technique that reduces bleeding and the chance of infection. She can also perform fat transfer breast augmentation, a form of breast augmentation that uses the patient's own tissue instead of breast implants.

Dr. Peng is proud to manage an all-female clinic and surgery team. At SP Plastic Surgery, every patient is treated like family, and Dr. Peng is committed to personally overseeing her patients' surgeries and recoveries.

Dr. Peng is currently in practice at WestHealth and is affiliated with many hospitals around Plymouth, MN.

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Elaine I.

June 2019

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One of the best doctors I've ever known. Since I first met with Dr Peng in October 2017 she has been open and caring. She listens to me before she makes suggestions on my care. That's because I can see she really cares!

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Amanda M.

March 2016

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Xperience with dr. Peng has been absolutely wonderful so far I have completed two surgeries with her once I left and a panniculectomy and I'm scheduled for some other surgeries I find her to be open honest compassionate non-judgemental and an excellent surgeon I have recommended her to co-workers and they too are also satisfied with the results

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How Does Implant-Based Breast Augmentation Surgery Work?

Breast augmentation should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. After anesthesia is administered, the surgeon will make an incision in the armpit, around the nipple, or underneath the breast. The incision location will depend on the patient's body and desired results.

After the incision is made, the saline or silicone breast implant is inserted through the incision and placed either beneath or on top of the pectoral muscle. The placement will be determined by the patient's preferences and the surgeon's recommendations.

Once the breast implant is placed, the incision is sewn shut. The whole process usually takes between two and three hours.

Are You Unhappy with Your Breasts? Reach Out to Our Practice

Are you hesitant to have surgery because you're not sure about how you'll feel afterward? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 98 percent of women who underwent breast augmentation were happy with the results.

To learn more about whether breast augmentation is the right choice for you, contact Dr. Stephanie Peng and her all-female staff at SP Plastic Surgery in Plymouth, MN, online or by calling (763) 999-4170.

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Types of Breast Implants

Implants are categorized by the material that fills them. In the United States, breast implants are filled with either saline or silicone. There are two subtypes of silicone implants: soft gel and cohesive gel. Both saline and silicone breast implants are safe and FDA-approved.

Saline

Saline is the same saltwater that makes up most of our body’s fluids. Because the implant is filled with saline, it does not have the same soft feel of a natural breast. However, in the event of a rupture, the saline implant will deflate immediately, so it’s easy to know the status of your breast implant after it has been inserted. Saline implants tend to be the least expensive type of breast implant.

Soft Silicone Gel

The soft gel implant is the most widely used breast implant in the United States. The texture of the soft gel implant most closely approximates natural breast tissue. The implant is circular and, in profile view, looks like a dome. This can give a very full appearance to the breast.

Cohesive Silicone Gel

The cohesive silicone implant is also called the “gummy bear” implant. This type of breast implant has more cross-linking between the silicone molecules, meaning that the molecules are more tightly bonded, allowing the breast implant to maintain its shape in a variety of body positions (sitting up, laying down). As a result, the cohesive gel implant tends to be stiffer.

The type of breast implant that is best for you will be recommended by your plastic surgeon based on your body, goals, and budget. Dr. Peng offers all types of implants through her practice in Plymouth, MN.

Under the Muscle vs. Over the Muscle

As with the type of breast implant you receive, whether it is placed under or over your pectoral muscle will be determined by your preferences and your plastic surgeon's recommendations. There are advantages and disadvantages to both choices:

  • Under the Muscle: Placing the implant under the muscle gives the greatest amount of coverage over the breast implant, masking its appearance in the long-term. Another benefit is a decreased risk of capsular contracture (internal scarring around the implant). However, there is more postoperative discomfort involved in placing the implant under the muscle, and there is a small risk that when your muscle moves over the implant, the muscle will be visible through your breast tissue and skin.
  • Over the Muscle: Placing the breast implant above the muscle uses only the breast tissue, skin, and fat to cover the surface of the implant. If your breasts are a full B to C cup to begin with, then there is little risk that the surface of the implant will be visible. However, if you have smaller breasts, or if the implant is large, then placing the implant above the muscle may make it more visible. This will deepen the cleavage significantly, and some people find it appears less natural. Additionally, future mammograms may be obscured by the implant if it is placed above the muscle. The benefit of placing the implant above the muscle is that postoperative pain is decreased, and there is little to no risk of the muscle movement becoming visible.

Fat Grafting

Dr. Peng in Plymouth, MN, can also perform fat transfer breast augmentation. Fat transfer breast augmentation involves taking fat cells from other parts of the body during liposuction surgery and injecting them into the breasts. Fat transfer is a good choice for women who are interested in only a modest increase in breast size.

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January 2018

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I met with Dr. Peng for a free consultation and immediately loved her. She was very helpful and tried to figure out exactly what I wanted.

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Thrunk C.

March 2019

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Dr. Peng is a wonderful doctor who is communicative, professional, and extremely reassuring. If you need a hand injury specialist I cannot reccomend her enough. I always feel well informed and listened to. She clearly cares for and respects her patients.

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The Recovery Timeline

Each patient's recovery experience will vary based on the type of procedure. In general, breast augmentation requires three to four weeks for a full recovery. Patients should be sure to drink plenty of fluids and rest regularly.

In general, breast augmentation requires three to four weeks for a full recovery.
In general, breast augmentation requires three to four weeks for a full recovery.

Immediately after Surgery

You will go home in an ACE wrap or special type of bra to provide gentle compression to the breasts. In terms of clothing, button-down or zip-up tops will be best.

One to Two Days after Treatment

You will have your first follow-up appointment at Dr. Peng's office. Your surgical dressings will be removed at this time.

The Following Days

Some soreness and swelling can be expected. Strenuous activity, especially lifting more than 15 pounds, should be limited. You may notice a lack of sensitivity in your breasts, particularly nipple sensation, but this typically resolves over time.

One to Two Weeks after Surgery

You will have your second follow-up appointment with Dr. Peng. She can provide information on when you can return to more strenuous activities.

After your second follow-up appointment, you can expect to schedule additional appointments at six weeks, three months, and six months after your procedure.

After those appointments, you should return to see Dr. Peng at SP Plastic Surgery in Plymouth, MN, every one to two years for check-ups.

SP Plastic Surgery, LLC

Dr. Stephanie Peng is a board-certified plastic surgeon who closely partners with every patient to achieve their aesthetic goals. She is affiliated with various national organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Together with Dr. Jennifer Harrington, she provides patients with life-changing surgical care and transformative results. To request a consultation with our doctors, contact our Plymouth office online or call us at (763) 999-4170.

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