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Breast Augmentation

Breast enlargement continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures nationwide. Our breast augmentation patients in Kentucky choose this procedure to enhance the size and shape of their breasts using silicone gel or saline breast implants in Louisville, Kentucky.The plastic surgeon inserts one implant behind each breast, increasing the bust line by one or more cup sizes.

At the Cosmetic Breast Center, women often have many questions about breast augmentation in Louisville. When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Calobrace or Dr. Mizuguchi, the procedure can create an enhanced breast and body contour. Request a consultation today or call (502) 899-9979 to schedule your visit and learn more about this procedure.

Watch as we walk you through the full process of breast augmentation surgery, from the initial consultation to the post-op visit.


Breast enlargement, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, can be an outpatient surgery procedure, under local sedation or general anesthesia, lasting about one hour. Incisions can be under the arm, under the breast fold or under the nipple. When performing breast augmentation in Louisville, our plastic surgeons create a pocket for each implant, either directly behind the breast tissue (subglandular position) or under the pectoralis muscle (submuscular position). When the implant is positioned within this pocket, the incisions are closed.

After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Some temporary soreness and swelling can be expected. Medication prescribed by the plastic surgeon will control discomfort, if needed. Expect to be up and walking on the day of surgery, but not driving. Also consider arranging care from a friend or family member for the first 24 hours following surgery, and possibly a day or so longer. Risks for breast enlargement are minimal, but include scarring, changes in nipple sensation, breast hardening due to scar tissue, infection, bleeding, or implant rupture, leakage or shifting that causes a sudden change in size or position. The risks, and what to do if symptoms appear, are discussed in detail before surgery.


You will have a follow-up appointment approximately 3 to 6 days after surgery.


Instructions tailored to your procedure and experience will be provided after your breast augmentation near Lexington, KY. These instructions will be very detailed, including everything from the type of bra to be worn to when to return to work and how soon normal activities can be resumed. Generally, our plastic surgeons recommend walking around and light activity as soon as possible, but pushing, pulling, lifting, and twisting should be avoided until approved. Expect a return to work in a few days (depending on the level of activity required in your job), moderate exercise in one to two weeks and full activity in four to six weeks. Fading of scarring occurs within several months to a year or more.

Often Asked

Q. Are breast implants permanent?

A. Breast enlargement with surgically positioned implants is the most permanent choice for enhancing the bustline. The duration of the results achieved through surgery are variable and implants may require removal or replacement. Because there is a potential for leakage, we suggest that our patients come in from time to time so we can monitor the condition of their implants. Depending on whether you choose saline or silicone gel implants, implant rupture will have different results. As always, we encourage our patients to monitor breast health as instructed by their primary care physician.

Q. What effect does breast enlargement have on mammograms?

A. Mammograms should be continued after breast enlargement for women in the appropriate age range. It is very important that you advise the technician about your implants so that specialized techniques can be used and additional views can be taken, if needed.

Q. Will breast augmentation affect breastfeeding?

A. Generally there is no effect on breastfeeding or the ability to produce milk from breast enlargement. Please tell us if breastfeeding is expected to be part of your future.

Q. Where will my surgery be performed?

A. Breast enlargement procedures are performed in our private surgery suite at the Cosmetic Breast Center. Our fully equipped, state-of-the-art operating rooms were designed and built especially for these procedures, and for use only by Calobrace plastic surgeons and our highly experienced surgical team.

Q. Could someone who notices my fuller appearance "know" I've had surgery?

A. Friends and family will notice the difference when they see you after surgery, but only those you tell will know for certain. People you meet will assume that your fuller shape is the "real" you, and it assuredly is. The source of your fuller shape may be revealed upon touch, since firmness may vary from natural breasts, but this is to be expected from the enlargement procedure and should not be a source of undue concern.

Of Note

The Calobrace Centers surgeons are recognized among the leaders in the nation for breast enlargement procedures. Both surgeons receive patients from across the nation based on referrals from other physicians. As often as his schedule allows, Dr. Calobrace leads national conferences for plastic surgeons about advancements in breast procedures and implant technology. Dr. Mizuguchi, a clinical faculty member of the University of Louisville's School of Medicine, is among fifty plastic surgeons in the United States evaluating a newly developed gel implant that offers patients a more natural look and feel.

Among the various breast implant options Dr. Calobrace and Dr. Mizuguchi offer their patients are the highly advanced Sientra silicone implants. These breast implants are available only to board-certified plastic surgeons and are popular because of their natural appearance and wide range of styles.

Your Next Step

To find out if you are a candidate for breast enlargement in Kentucky, request a consultation online or call (502) 899-9979 to schedule your visit to the Cosmetic Breast Center.

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