Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Experts in Plastic Surgery

Thanks to modern technology and incredible developments in the aesthetic medicine field, there are several procedures that can be performed to alter the appearance of the breasts. Many patients desire a fuller, more voluminous breast appearance. If this is the case for you, breast augmentation may be a good option.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty or a “boob job,” is a procedure that increases the volume or size of the breasts, creating a fuller appearance. This procedure utilizes transfer of fat or implants to achieve the desired look. It can also be used to restore lost volume of the breast or to address other cosmetic concerns, such as asymmetry of the breasts. At Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation is a regularly performed procedure. It’s a popular option that can give patients a renewed sense of confidence and well-being.

Who Is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

As with any procedure, not everyone is an ideal candidate. Breast augmentation has high satisfaction rates for patients; however, during your consultation, our team will discuss your goals with you to make sure that this procedure is the best fit. Ideal candidates should not be pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of the procedure. They should be in generally good health. Typically, candidates for this procedure are experiencing dissatisfaction or discomfort due to the appearance of their breasts, whether it be size, loss of volume, or asymmetry. 

What to Expect During a Breast Augmentation Procedure

You’ll be asked to talk about medication usage during your consultation, and our team may recommend that you temporarily stop taking certain medications to avoid complications during surgery. Risks will be talked about at length during your consultation. You should make plans beforehand for someone to transport you to and from the procedure and to stay with you for the first several hours after you get home.

You will be given either general or local anesthesia to make sure you don’t experience any discomfort during the procedure. This will be decided in collaboration with a member of our team beforehand. To lessen scarring, incisions will usually be made in more discrete areas, including near the areola, the armpit, or the fold below the breast. The amount and size of the incisions will vary depending on anatomy and how much enlargement you want. After the incision is made, the implant will be placed either over the pectoral muscle or under the muscle. Tissue and skin will be sutured. This procedure is usually completed in under two hours.

Breast Augmentation Aftercare

After the procedure, you’ll need to wear bandages or gauze, as well as a compression garment. This helps ensure that your recovery is as smooth as possible. You might be asked to stay at the facility for a couple of hours so you can be monitored. You might be prescribed antibiotics and pain medication to lower risk of infection and minimize any discomfort. Try to rest as much as possible for the first several days. Pain usually gets better within the first several days, but swelling may last for a few weeks. Patients can usually resume normal activity after a few weeks. Our team will go over specific care instructions with you so you can heal smoothly at home.

Schedule a Consultation

At Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we take pride in making sure that our patients are informed, comfortable, and confident going into a procedure. Breast augmentation is one of the many options that we offer to help patients achieve their goals. We want to collaborate with you to help you continue your journey toward being your most confident self. Schedule a consultation today if you want to learn more about breast augmentation.

Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?

You will be able to move your arms immediately after breast augmentation, but because lifting your arms over your head can pull at your incisions, we typically recommend waiting a week or two.

How do I prepare for breast implants?

Before getting breast implants, you’ll want to quit smoking if you’re a smoker, avoid alcohol for at least two weeks beforehand, stop taking any blood thinner medication, and make sure you have a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery. You’ll also want someone to stay with you for at least the first 24 hours. Make sure to also stock up on pillows, gauze, cold compresses, any prescription medication you may need, and comfortable clothes.

How painful is breast augmentation recovery?

You will likely feel some soreness and mild discomfort as you recover, but this can be easily managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.

Do you have to replace breast implants every 10 years?

Breast implants don’t have to be replaced every 10 years, but we typically recommend replacements every 10-15 years to ensure there’s no leakage or other issues.

How long do breast implants last?

While it can differ from person to person, breast implants typically last for 10 to 20 years.

Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?

Over time, yes, breasts can sag after breast augmentation, especially with larger implants. But when you do start experiencing sagging, it can be easily corrected with a breast lift.

What is the most common breast implant size?

The most common breast implant size falls between 300ccs and 400ccs. For many, it’s the perfect size to provide a significant enhancement while looking natural.

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