Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to enhance the size and shape of a breast. This procedure involves inserting an implant behind each breast to increase the bust size by one or more bra cup sizes. Prospective patients should know not to expect perfection, per se, but to most definitely expect improvement.

What makes Dr. Byun’s technique different from other surgeons?
Dr. Byun wants the outcome of breast augmentation surgery to look natural, not artificial. He uses three sites for incisions: the axillary, the areola, and the inframammary fold. All three incisions sites are chosen in order to result in minimal scarring. Between the breast tissue and the skin is a pocket where the implant will be placed. The implant itself will be inserted either behind the breast tissue or the muscle of the chest wall, though Dr. Byun often opts to inserts the implants beneath the muscle because he believes it makes the look breasts more youthful and natural. The implants are then centered beneath the nipples to conclude the surgical procedure.


How much done time is involved?
Most patients feel soreness and pain for several days following surgery. 48 hours after surgery, however, gauze dressings may be removed, and you may shower. Ten days after the conclusion of surgery, Dr. Byun will conduct a follow-up appointment, where he will remove sutures and inform you of massage techniques to perform at home to expedite the recovery process. Dr. Byun recommends purchasing a sports bra with a zipper in front to wear for the weeks of healing. Swelling may need three to five weeks in order to fully dissipate. Though you may return to work in about three to four weeks, excessive work or lifting should be avoided for a few months.