After pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is common not only for the breasts to sag due to a loss in skin elasticity, but to lose volume, as well. Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) will restore fullness and a shapely contour to the breasts. At your consultation with Dr. Newall, he will work with you to evaluate an implant size that will help you to achieve the results you desire based upon your goals and unique physical proportions. In addition you will have the opportunity to try on implants of different sizes to determine your preference. During the breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Newall will make an incision, most commonly, in the crease under the breast, and insert the implant under the pectoral muscle, in most cases. Silicone implants come pre-filled with silicone gel, but saline implants are inflated with sterile saline water to your size preference after they have been implanted. Breast augmentation is a one to two hour procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. Stitches are removed five to seven days later. Most patients can return to work in five to six days and begin exercising again in one month. For more information about implants you may visit www.breastimplantsafety.org, a site set up by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.