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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as breast implants is typically the most common cosmetic surgery performed in the United States. Breast implants can make your breasts larger, fuller and enhance their shape. Breast augmentation can help women with smaller breasts have a fuller profile or give balance to women with asymmetrically sized breasts. Breast implants can also restore a more natural look to women who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing. There are several different types of breast implants and procedures available to enhance the appearance of your breasts. Schedule a consultation with breast implant surgeon Dr. Alex Colque in Waukesha or the Milwaukee area today. If you are looking to have a breast augmentation or breast implants in the greater Milwaukee, Waukesha, Delafield, Brookfield, Oconomowoc or Wisconsin areas, please look at Dr. Alex Colque's before and after photo gallery to view the pictures of results for this procedure. This is one of his top Milwaukee plastic surgery procedures. 

Reasons for Considering Breast Augmentation:

  • Increase breast size if breasts are too small.
  • Enhance breast shape and contour.
  • Equalize the symmetry in breasts of different sizes.
  • Restore a more youthful, natural shape to breasts after pregnancy or nursing.
  • Reconstruct a breast following injury, mastectomy or congenital abnormality.


Breast Implants

Breast implants are commonly performed as an outpatient procedure at a hospital while the patient is asleep under general anesthesia. The breast implant is placed through a small incision to enlarge the breast. There are several incision locations that can be used to insert the breast implant. The incision can be placed in the lower breast fold, around the areola (the darkened skin surrounding the nipple), or in the underarm area.

During the surgery, the breast tissue is raised and the implant is placed behind the breast tissue or the muscle of the chest wall. Implants usually contain either a saline water solution or silicone gel. Breast augmentation can increase the volume of a woman’s breast by one or more cup sizes. The breast implants are typically of equal size, but different sizes can be used to achieve better results in women with asymmetric breasts. Surgery typically lasts about 1 hour. The best technique and incision placement will be decided between you and Dr. Colque during the consultation.

Women who have breast augmentation with breast implants have quick body image changes and are very satisfied with enhanced appearance of their breasts and better fitting clothes and swimwear.

View Before and After Photos of Breast Implants

Recovery Process

Breast implant surgery is usually well tolerated. Dressings are applied after the surgery, and a surgical bra is placed to minimize breast movement and speed up the healing process. Once the dressings are removed, a support bra will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients can sometimes have minor pain or soreness after the surgery, which is effectively treated with oral pain medication. Everyone recovers differently, but most patients may return to work and most activities in a few days.

Why choose Dr. Alex Colque for your breast implant procedure?

Breast augmentation with breast implants is one of the most common surgeries performed by Dr. Alex Colque. He trained with members of the group who invented the silicone breast implant who are some of the best breast plastic surgeons in the country. During his training and his practice, he has developed outstanding skills in performing breast augmentation with implants. His experience and dedication to his patients, as well as his commitment to cosmetic plastic surgery are seen in his training, certification, and results. Dr. Colque is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These are both very prestigious groups who have extremely strict requirements for membership.

Cost of breast implants for breast augmentation

The cost of breast implants can vary by implant type used. This can vary with shaped, versus round implants. The cost of a breast augmentation or breast implant procedure typically includes the surgeon fee, facility fee, anesthesia fee, and the for the breast implants themselves. Most breast implants will come with an extended manufacturer warranty at no additional charge. To determine what the cost of a breast augmentation would be for you, we would need to see you in consultation.

Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area today.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to learn more about breast augmentation with implants, please contact Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin plastic surgeon Alex Colque, MD today by calling 262.781.9000.

In addition to breast augmentation, Dr. Colque performs other breast procedures. Please visit these pages in the website to learn about how Dr. Colque approaches Breast Lift Surgery, Nipple ReductionBreast Reduction and Breast Reconstruction patients.