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About Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery with silicone or saline filled breast implants offers an amazing way to transform your breasts and improve your overall body contour. We utilize the latest breast implant technology and advanced surgical techniques to help you achieve the breasts you desire. Whether you want perky, more youthful, fuller, or more even breasts, breast augmentation offers a truly unique pathway for this transformation.
Women, over the age of 18. The FDA requires that women be over the age of 22 to receive non-reconstructive silicone breast implants. Saline breast implants are approved for use in women over the age of 18.
The breasts, typically bilaterally (both breasts). In rare cases of severe asymmetry, a breast implant may only be needed on one side to match the fully developed breast.
It is important to be in good health prior to surgery. A current mammogram may be required. If you are being treated for any chronic health condition, such as high blood pressure, we will require surgical clearance from your primary care physician prior to surgery. For surgeries requiring general anesthesia, a current EKG and basic blood work are also required. All of these precautions will contribute to a swift recovery.
For the first two weeks following your breast augmentation you will need to limit your range of motion with your arms (T-Rex arms). It will be very helpful to plan for this prior to surgery by moving frequently used or necessary items to counter height for easy access. You will also have a weight lifting restriction so you may need to enlist help with some household chores such as vacuuming, laundry, and cleaning. Underwire bras are not recommended until 4 weeks after surgery.
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Frequently asked Questions
Where do you place the scars with breast augmentation surgery?
Although the placement of the scar in breast augmentation surgery will depend in part on the size, placement, and type of breast implant you chose, in almost all cases the scar is hidden in one of three locations: the armpit, the base of your breast or around your areola.
How do you fix breasts that both sag and appear deflated?
Following pregnancy, weight loss and naturally with aging, breasts can sag and appear small and deflated. A breast augmentation surgery can be combined with a breast lift surgery to both improve the size and shape of your breast.
Is breast augmentation surgery permanent?
Per the current recommendations, you can expect this surgery to last around 10 years. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that a replacement surgery may occur during that time frame. It is important to note that we do have many patients who have had breast implants for much longer than 10 years and who have not needed a replacement.
Is it better to place a breast implant above or underneath the chest muscle (pectoralis)?
Placing a breast implant underneath the muscle covers the implant better making visible rippling after surgery less likely. It also lowers the risk of developing scar tissue, otherwise known as capsular contracture, around the implant. Placing the implant above the muscle is also an option and in some cases can slightly lift your nipple and areola.
What are the common reasons that breast implants need to be replaced?
There are many reasons that you would consider replacing your breast implants. The most common reason is if you have scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture) that changes the shape and feel of your of the breast. Another common reason is to change the size of your breast implant with one that is smaller or larger, or to change the position of your breast implant in relationship to the chest muscle (pectoralis). Having an breast implant rupture or leak is rare but would also require a replacement or removal.
How long is my recovery from a breast augmentation surgery and how much pain can I expect to have?
Recovery times vary from person to person but in general, it takes several days to get back on your feet and return to non physical work duties, around 2 weeks to return to normal daily activities and 4-6 weeks to return to your normal workout schedule. Discomfort after this surgery is fairly universal so we have many tricks to help you during your recovery. We use long acting local anesthetics during surgery and pain medications, muscle relaxants and compression garments after surgery, to make your recovery much more manageable.
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