Breast Augmentation

Looking to boost your self-confidence? Breast surgery can be the perfect solution to improving how you feel about yourself and enhancing the shape and size of your breasts. At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery our team will create a customized treatment plan suited to your individual needs.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, involves using breast implants to enhance and increase the size of the breasts. The procedure can be used to restore volume to the breasts after weight loss or pregnancy. It can also help address breast asymmetry and give a more rounded shape.

Who is A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can be a perfect solution for a variety of different people, but it may not be right for everyone. Good candidates for the breast augmentation procedure include people:

  • In generally good health
  • With realistic expectations
  • With fully-developed breasts
  • Bothered by the small size of their breasts
  • Struggling with breast asymmetry


The Breast Augmentation Procedure

At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we perform rapid recovery breast augmentation. This starts with anesthesia being administered to ensure you are completely comfortable during the procedure. But unlike local or general anesthesia you may be familiar with, Dr. Andrews uses a pectoralis block called Exparel. This is a long-lasting anesthetic that blocks the nerves in the breasts, limiting any pain you’ll feel during and after the surgery. It typically lasts 72 hours.

Dr. Andrews uses this type of anesthesia because it can shorten the recovery time and reduce the amount of gas anesthetics used during the procedure as well as opioids you may need during recovery. Both can cause nausea, but Exparel does not. It also makes your first days of recovery much more comfortable.

From there, Dr. Andrews will make an incision in an inconspicuous place along your breasts. He almost exclusively uses inframammary fold incisions which are placed in the crease underneath the breast.

The desired breast implant will then be inserted under the pectoral muscle. Once your breast implants are inserted and in the right position, Dr. Andrews will close the incision, and you will start your recovery journey.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

Once your breast augmentation procedure is over, our team will ensure you have everything you need for a safe and effective recovery. Your incisions will be wrapped in gauze, and then the area will be wrapped in bandages, or you will be given a support bra. The bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal.

Since you will have been given the Exparel, you shouldn’t need any pain medication for the first days of your recovery. Dr. Andrews will also give you instructions on the best way to care for your incisions and what to avoid.

You will want to avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, blood-thinning medication, strenuous activities, and lifting anything over five pounds. Dr. Andrews will let you know when you can resume your normal activities and exercise routine. As for work, it’s recommended you take one to two weeks off.

While you may see some results immediately, it can take up to three to four months before you see the full results.

board-certified plastic surgeon


Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



Dr Andrews and his staff are very professional and were great to work with. I got a breast augmentation and I am so happy with the results! The recovery has been fairly easy and I am so happy with my decision to go with Dr Andrews. – Deborah Johnston

I could not have asked for a better experience with Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery. I had a mommy makeover which was quite an extensive surgery but never felt worried or concerned before or after the procedure. Dr. Andrews as well as all of the staff were friendly, professional, and responsive to all my needs. Nurses Stormy and Emma and Surgical Tech Natalie were great at my pre-op appointments, the day of surgery, and my post-op appointments. My results are amazing, better than I could have ever imagined! I 100% would recommend Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery to my friends and family! – Heather W

I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon

visulize your potential


One of the hardest parts of getting cosmetic surgery is knowing what you’ll look like after the procedure is done. Dr. Andrews can describe the procedure and the results perfectly, but being unable to see it can make some patients apprehensive. With the Crisalix 3D Imaging software, you can actually see a visualization of your “after” pictures.

At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer the Crisalix 3D imaging technology. This game-changing tool allows you to see your “after” before you ever schedule your procedure.

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Schedule A Consultation

Looking to enhance your breasts and finally achieve the body of your dreams? Receive the customized treatment and care you deserve at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery. Dr. Andrews and his staff provide each patient with top-of-the-line care from your first consultation to your follow-up appointments after surgery.

Start your journey to a new you today by scheduling a consultation. Call our Coralville, IA office at 319.800.6877 or use our online contact form. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!


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