What Is Breast Augmentation and How It Gets Done

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the transfer of an implant under the breasts to increase their size. It’s is often called boob job also. In surgical terms, it involves making an incision and placing an implant. Augmentation mammoplasty as Oklahoma breast augmentation is known in medical terminology is normally part of  cosmetic surgery.

Different types of implants are used but those with silicone are saline more popular choices. The implants are placed under the chest muscles or the breast tissue and they last for 7 to 12 years.

According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nearly 280,000 breast augmentation procedures were conducted in the United States in 2015. Significantly, it saw a 2% drop over the last year. But, it was 31% higher since 2000.


  •    Can enlarge naturally small breasts
  •    Restoration of breasts’ shape and size
  •    Restoration of breasts’ symmetry

Research studies in the field of breast enlargement suggest that cosmetic breast surgery boosts self-esteem in women. It also makes them feel proud of their feelings and sexuality.

The Procedure Involves:


The first step is the administration of medicines for your comfort while the surgery is performed. The medication can be either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will suggest which one is the best choice in your case.

The Incision

The area where incisions can be made is chosen keeping it in mind that there should be minimum visible scarring. To know which of the options is good in your case, you can discuss it with your OKC plastic surgeon who can advise the best option for you.

Some of the most preferred incision options are: along the areolar edge, in the armpit, and the fold under the breast. There is another approach called belly-button, which shows a higher complication rate.

Now is the time to get all the minute details in place like the type of breast implant to be used, the desired size of the breast, anatomy, and preferences of the patient and surgeon. Based on these inputs, the incision is made.

Breast Enlargement

Once the incision is made, the breast implant is ready to be transferred inside the breast, which can be either under the pectoral muscle or straight behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle.

Closing the Incisions

Incisions are closed in the breast tissue with layered sutures. Skin incision can be closed with sutures, surgical tape or skin adhesive.

The incision lines will fade with time while the quality of scar would depend on many factors such as genetics and infection.


The result of breast enlargement is immediately visible.


Data shows that many of the women who choose to undergo breast enlargement return to the clinic to get the entire procedure undone as it did not work alright for them. At least 25% of women with silicone implants had another surgery to remove them. Nearly half of the women who go for breast enlargement experience some complications or the other such as hardening, pain, infection, sensation in the nipple and breast, implant malfunction and fluid accumulation.

However, new technologies and advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery and breast enlargement have made the procedure much safer with fewer complications.  So, if you have been thinking about it for a while now, why not consult your Best cosmetic surgeon in Oklahoma City?

Contact US:

Sawan Surgical Aesthetics

209 Lilac Dr #200
Oklahoma City,
Phone: 1-(405) 285-7660