In Detroit and across the country, breast augmentation is consistently among the top-requested plastic surgery procedures. This is due to a variety of reasons, with patients of various ages and
experiences choosing breast augmentation to create more youthful and fuller breasts through the use of breast implants. In metro Detroit, patients can put their trust in the expertise of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rouchdi Rifai for quality breast augmentation surgery with excellent results.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to increase the fullness of the breasts by placing saline or silicone implants either above or below the chest muscle. Beyond increasing the overall size of the breasts, breast augmentation surgery has several benefits. These can include:
- Restoring lost volume, especially after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or natural aging
- Creating a more symmetrical appearance
- Improving overall body contour and proportions
- Improving the shape of the breasts
Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure, allowing Dr. Rifai to meet the needs and aesthetic goals of each unique patient.
Breast augmentation surgeries are performed under general anesthesia in a hospital or surgery center. Prior to surgery, you will complete a thorough consultation with Dr. Rifai to plan for your surgery and discuss your ideal results. During a consultation, Dr. Rifai will help guide you towards your best options, considering factors including:
- The type of implants used (saline or silicone)
- The size and shape of your implants
- Implant placement
- Incision location and technique
During surgery, there are several incision techniques that may be used. These include periareolar (around the nipple and areola), inframammary (at the breast crease), or transaxillary (in the underarm). After making incisions, Dr. Rifai will then create a pocket for the implant and place it either below the pectoral muscle or below the breast tissue. Implant placement varies depending on your ideal results. Finally, incisions are closed with sutures.
In most cases, breast augmentation surgery can be completed in about one to two hours.
A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.Meet Dr. Rifai
Most women who are interested in increasing the fullness of their breasts and are generally healthy overall are good candidates for breast augmentation. During a consultation, Dr. Rifai will review your health history and complete a visual examination in conjunction with considering your goals for the procedure to ensure you are a safe and suitable candidate. In some cases, he may recommend an alternative procedure such as a breast lift or a combination breast augmentation and lift to reach your ideal results.
What Our Patients Say
“I had a wonderful experience at BCS from start to finish. Dr. Rifai did my surgery and he made sure to address every question or concern that I had. It is so nice to find a Surgeon who takes his time and makes you feel safe and sure about the whole process and an office that is so welcoming by every single staff member each time I am there. I love Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery and look forward to future appointments with Dr Rifai and his staff.”
“I just love my visits at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for all my skin care needs. It’s nice to walk in and be greeted by Megan. She is very friendly and she makes you feel welcome with all of your skin care needs. Dr. Fadi Is friendly and patient when it comes to listening to my skin care. He’s truly one of the best in the business! I would highly recommended booking an appointment as soon as they become available. They have special packages every few months and the results last a long time.”
“I love my experience’s at Birmingham Cosmetics. Kaitlyn is amazing with injections. I get an improved look without being overdone. Brittany gives a great hydro glow facial and she does an excellent job on dermaplaning. It is a truly pampered experience and I always feel refreshed afterwards. Thank you for the awesome care you take with me.”
Breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient surgery. This means that candidates are free to return home the same day as their procedure with a trusted family member, friend, or caretaker who can drive them and attend to their needs. Some soreness, swelling, redness, and bruising are normal during the initial healing period. You will be instructed to wear a supportive surgical bra and take pain medication as prescribed throughout the healing process. Most patients require a week of downtime or less; those who work physically demanding jobs may require some additional downtime. Through postoperative appointments, Dr. Rifai will monitor your healing and advise when you can return to strenuous activity. Patients typically see their final results beginning about three weeks after their procedure as swelling resolves and the breast implants begin to “settle.”
To learn more about your breast augmentation options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rouchdi Rifai. Contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery by calling (248) 723-9370 or schedule your appointment online.