If you are considering breast augmentation, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations. During your consultation, your surgeon will perform a physical examination and assess your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery.
If you are considering breast implants, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. These include implant rupture, capsular contracture, and infection. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you in detail prior to your surgery.
What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery is performed to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. The procedure can also be used to correct asymmetry and restore volume that has been lost due to weight loss or pregnancy.
During your consultation, your surgeon will help you choose the right implant size and type to achieve your desired results. Implants are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures. Your surgeon will also discuss the incision placement options with you.
The most common types of incisions used for breast augmentation are:
-Inframammary: Incision is made along the crease underneath the breast
-Periareolar: Incision is made around the edge of the areola
-Transaxillary: Incision is made in the armpit
After your surgeon has made the incisions, he or she will create a pocket for the implant. The implants can be placed above or below the muscle. Your surgeon will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each placement option with you.
Types of Breast Implants That You Can Get
There are two main types of breast implants that you can choose from saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel.
Each type of implant has its own advantages and disadvantages. Your surgeon will help you decide which type of implant is best for you based on your goals and preferences. If you want to have a more natural look, then you may want to choose silicone gel implants. However, if you are concerned about the risk of rupture, then saline breast implants may be a better option for you.
What Happens To The Breast Tissue?
The breast tissue is not removed during breast augmentation surgery. The surgeon will simply create a pocket for the implant. This pocket can be created above or below the muscle. If you have very little breast tissue, then your surgeon may recommend placing the saline or silicone implants underneath the muscle. This will help to create a more natural look and feel.
Mostly, the incisions for breast surgery are made along the crease underneath the breast (inframammary), around the edge of the areola (periareolar), or in the armpit (transaxillary). After your surgeon has made the incisions, he or she will create a pocket for the implant.
A Breast Implant Will Give Your Breast a Firm Shape
One of the main concerns that women have about breast implants is that they will look and feel unnatural. However, this is not the case. Breast implants are made to give your breasts a firm shape. The implants will not move around or ripple. They will simply provide you with the fullness and shape that you desire.
Many women feel like their breasts don’t have enough volume. Breast implants can help to give you the fuller, more voluptuous breasts that you desire.
How Long Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Take?
Breast augmentation surgery takes about 1-2 hours to complete. You will be given general anesthesia or IV sedation during the procedure. After the surgery is finished, you will be taken to a recovery room where you will be closely monitored.
Due to the nature of the surgery, you will likely experience some discomfort and swelling after the procedure. However, this can be controlled with medication. Most women are able to return to work and their normal activities within a week. It is important to avoid strenuous activity for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery.
After Care That is Required After Breast Augmentation Surgery
It is important to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions during the healing process. You will likely be asked to wear a surgical bra or compression garment for the first few weeks. You will also need to avoid any strenuous activity or lifting during this time.
Your surgeon will see you for follow-up appointments to check on your healing process. It is important to keep all of your appointments and to report any concerns or problems to your surgeon.
When Can I Resume Normal Activities?
Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a week of surgery. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activity for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery. This will help to ensure that your incisions heal properly.
With proper care, your breast implants should last for many years. However, it is important to note that a breast implant is not considered to be lifetime device. You may need to have additional surgery to replace or remove your implants at some point in the future.
What Are the Possible Complications of Breast Augmentation Surgery?
The risks and complications of breast augmentation surgery include:
-Implant rupture or deflation
-Changes in nipple sensation
Most of these complications are rare. However, it is important to discuss the risks and complications of surgery with your surgeon before you undergo breast implant surgery.
Are You Interested in Breast Augmentation?
If you are interested in breast augmentation, then it is important to find a qualified and experienced surgeon. Board-certified plastic surgeons are trained and experienced in performing this type of surgery.
Dr. Jim Brantner is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has over 20 years of experience performing breast augmentation surgery. He will work with you to ensure that you achieve the results that you desire. To learn more about breast augmentation & breast lift or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brantner, please contact our office today.