Increasing cup size from A to D is generally accomplished with a high profile implant of appropriate size (base diameter).

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Procedures: Breast Augmentation:  A to D

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Procedures: Breast Augmentation:  A to D

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Expectations

Length: 1 hour
Anesthesia: General or Local with sedation
In/Outpatient: Outpatient
Side Effects: Temporary swelling, mild bruising, and some pain
Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, implant failure, scarring around the implant (capsular contracture)
Recovery:  Back to work: 3 days to 1 week
                          More strenuous activity: 2 - 3 weeks
Final Appearance: Several weeks for implants to completely descend into the final position
Duration of Results: Variable depending on choice of saline or silicone (gummy bear) implants
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EXPECTATIONS

LENGTH

1 hour

ANESTHESIA

General or local with sedation

IN/OUTPATIENT

Outpatient

SIDE EFFECTS

Temporary swelling, mild bruising, and some pain

RISKS

Pain, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, implant failure, scarring around the implant (capsular contracture)

RECOVERY

Back to work: 3 days to 1 week
More strenuous activity: 2 - 3 weeks

FINAL APPEARANCE

6 - 8 weeks for implants to completely descend into the final position

DURATION OF RESULTS

Permanent: the average lifespan of a breast implant is 10 years and implants may need to be replaced in a relatively minor procedure