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Breast Augmentation

With compassion and quality forming the basis of our core values, Dr Rory Dower and his entire team strive to help patients feel like their best selves. Breast augmentation procedures performed by Dr Dower can be an ideal solution for women who are looking to improve breast volume, shape, and symmetry with beautiful results.

Genetics, hormonal changes, childbirth, and the effects of time are all factors that can cause dissatisfaction with breast size and shape. We understand that every woman has unique reasons, motivations, and goals for a breast augmentation procedure and our objective is to create a personalized treatment plan that will not only meet your needs, but also exceed your expectations. While each patient is different, our general approach to breast augmentation involves the combination of surgical precision and an artistic eye to create natural-looking results that you can be happy with well into the future. Through advanced surgical techniques and thorough discussion of your desires, we aspire to make your aesthetic dream a reality.

I have to say that I was quite nervous when I made the decision to go ahead with breast augmentation surgery but Dr Dower is an extremely kind and humble person (not what you’d expect from the average plastic surgeon) – and he knows exactly what he’s doing. I had confidence in him from the time I met him and with good reason – love my results!



A breast augmentation will provide different benefits to each patient, depending on their unique reasons for surgery. Dr Dower can help to ensure your own specific goals are being met, but in a general sense, this procedure can fulfill a variety of cosmetic desires, including:

Though breast augmentation can be an excellent solution for many cosmetic breast concerns, it is important to note that women with a large degree of breast sag or skin laxity may be better served by a breast augmentation mastopexy, commonly referred to as a breast lift with implants. A breast augmentation alone cannot significantly correct sagging breast tissue, but a breast lift with implants can simultaneously increase breast size, improve the projection of breasts, and elevate breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. If you are interested in a breast augmentation mastopexy, please inquire with Dr Dower or a member of our team.

About the Procedure

Our practice believes that no two patients are the same. For this reason, Dr Dower will tailor your treatment according to the unique dimensions of your breasts and body, the characteristics of your breast tissue, and your specific goals for the outcome. This can ensure your results align with your desires for surgery and appear in harmony with your silhouette.

Upon consultation, Dr Dower will speak transparently about the expectations and risks of the procedure. Once the goals for surgery are established, you will work together to decide the most effective incision location, implant type, and implant position for your desired result. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically utilizes dissolvable stitches, eliminating the need for stitch removal.

Implant Size and Shape

Choosing the size and shape of your implants is one of the most important aspects of the breast augmentation process. Dr Dower has extensive experience in creating beautiful results according to the proportions of a woman’s body contour, and can help you decide which kind of implant would be most beneficial to you. Your options include:

Implant Location

Your implants can be placed either above or below the chest (pectoral) muscle. The implant location that will provide the most optimal breast shape is typically determined by your anatomical features and personal preference. While both locations can provide natural-looking results, each has its own respective advantages and disadvantages.

Taking your unique anatomical features into account, Dr Dower can recommend the most beneficial implant location that will provide the best outcome according to your goals.

Incision Location

The size and type of implant desired, as well as the nature of your procedure, will typically determine the most ideal incision location. Each technique takes care to avoid significant scarring and can provide a beneficial point of insertion for the implant for various reasons. Different incision sites include the lower crease of the breast, around the areola (dark-pigmented area surrounding the nipple), and near the armpit.

Dr Dower typically uses the inframammary fold (IMF) incision during breast augmentation surgery due to its easy accessibility into the chest muscle and substantially low complication rate. However, he can utilize another incision location depending on patient preference; please don’t hesitate to raise any inquiries or concerns during a consultation.

Results and Recovery

Dr Dower will discuss specific recovery information with you personally, but generally, most patients require at least one week of healing time after the procedure.

Light activities can typically be resumed after a few days. Immediately after the procedure, you may experience some degree of bruising or swelling; this is to be expected, and any discomfort can be alleviated with pain medication. We recommend you abstain from aerobic exercise for a few weeks while your body heals.

Because of Dr Dower’s efforts to remain transparent about every part of the process, as well as his prioritization of patient safety and comfort, high satisfaction rates are typically reported after the procedure. The full outcome of the surgery should continue to improve as the implants settle into their final position.

If you are interested in breast augmentation, breast reconstruction surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice today about any questions or concerns you may have.

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