Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. Although it is such a popular procedure, it is still important to be well informed about the things associated with the procedure. If you or someone you know is considering breast augmentation surgery, here are some basic pieces of information to keep in mind before a consultation or the procedure itself.
Implants are primarily available in saline or silicone. Saline implants are filled with a saline solution (sterile salt water) and may produce a less natural feel and can be prone to ripples.
Silicone implants are quickly become a more popular option. Silicone implants are more cohesive and typically feel smoother and firmer giving them a more natural feel.
Breast augmentation can provide many benefits, particularly for women who feel uncomfortable or dissatisfied with the shape or size of their breasts. Some women have asymmetrical breasts that cause them to feel self-conscious. Many women turn to breast augmentation and breast reconstruction following a mastectomy due to breast cancer, helping them to regain their womanly shape and restore confidence. Studies have shown that over ninety-five percent of women are happy with their decision to undergo breast augmentation or other breast surgeries. These women have reported feeling a significant increase in their self-esteem after the initial surgery and recovery time.
One important thing to keep in mind is that breast implants may not last a lifetime. Although much advancement has been made in the design and composition of breast implants in order to extend their lifespan, they are still a man-made material that over time can begin to wear. It is important to pay close attention to your body and contact your plastic surgeon if you were to notice any changes in the appearance of your implants.
You will need to take at least 1-2 days off of work and 2 weeks out of the gym for recovery time. Patients have reported mild pain during recovery time and can experience swelling, bruising, numbness or tingling in the breasts.
Dr. Michael Whetstone of Las Colinas Center For Plastic Surgery has over 20 years of experience performing superior breast augmentations and other breast surgeries. During a free initial consultation, Dr. Whetstone is intentional about addressing all questions and concerns you might have, while also providing you with comprehensive information so that you are best for the procedure. If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation or would like to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Whetstone, contact Las Colinas Center For Plastic Surgery today.
Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery
7433 Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX