Increasing cup size from B to C is generally accomplished with a low, moderate, or moderate-plus profile implant of appropriate size (base diameter).

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Procedures: Breast Augmentation B to C

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Expectations

Length: 1 hours
Anesthesia: General or Local with sedation
In/Outpatient: Outpatient
Side Effects: Temporary swelling, 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 weeks
                          
Final Appearance: 1 to 2 weeks for swelling to resolve
Duration of Results:  Permanent
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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