Breast augmentation is an invasive surgical procedure that can be used to increase the size of a woman’s breasts, change their shape, and make them appear full. This is accomplished by placing implants within their breasts. You can also combine a breast augmentation with a breast lift to correct drooping breasts.
Your plastic surgeon can assist you in deciding whether you would require a breast lift along with your breast augmentation procedure. During your first consultation, you can discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon and ask any of the questions you have about the surgery to help you feel more comfortable.
The procedure can be performed on women with fully developed breasts, preferably over the age of 18. Prospective patients must be both mentally and physically healthy. If you have any underlying health conditions that may affect the outcome of the surgery or make it too risky, your doctor will advise you to postpone the procedure.
Top Reasons Why You Should Choose a Breast Augmentation
A breast augmentation can help:
• Increase the size and fullness of one’s breasts
• Add volume to breasts that have lost shape because of age, weight loss, or pregnancy
• Correct variations in breast sizes
• Reconstruct breasts after mastectomy
Types of Implants
You can either opt for silicone or saline implants. Silicone implants are composed of a silicone gel whereas saline implants contain a sterile salt solution. Both types of implants come in various sizes and can have smooth or textured shells. Your doctor can discuss the benefits of each and help you decide on the best option.
To begin the procedure, your doctor will put you under an anesthetic to help keep you comfortable during the surgical process. Based on the type of implant and the required size of enlargement, an incision would be made either in the armpit, under the fold of the breast, or around the nipples.
The breast implant is then placed under the pectoral muscle or above it and the incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape. The procedure should take about one to two hours.
Recovery After the Procedure
You may be monitored closely for a few hours after the procedure. Once discharged, you will be advised to avoid strenuous activities for about a week to two weeks. You may experience some discomfort and swelling after the surgery is completed, but that is expected to subside in time. Your doctor can also prescribe medication to help make you feel comfortable as you heal.
You will be given post-surgical instructions that you will need to adhere to in order to achieve the best result. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully. You may be asked to clean the incision areas and apply medicated ointments regularly. You may also need to wear a support garment to keep everything in place.
The increase in size and fullness of your breasts will leave you feeling more confident in your body. You’ll look better in your favorite outfits and you’ll feel more open to trying out new fashion styles with your new look
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A breast augmentation can add more symmetry to you overall look and help you feel more confident and beautiful in your body. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment and the benefits it can provide, contact us today! Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gregory Stagnone can help you achieve the stunning look you desire.