Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed. Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery for a variety of reasons. Concerns such as under-developed breasts, oddly shaped breasts, or breasts that differ in size can all be addressed with breast augmentation.
As women age their bodies age. Both significant weight loss and childbirth can have a huge impact on the breast’s shape. Many women who are experience sagging of the breast, a breast lift with augmentation may be the best combination to achieve the results you want.
The breast augmentation procedure involves the insertion of an implant. The size and type of breast implant recommended for you will depend on your goals for breast enhancement, your existing body frame and mass, your existing breast tissue, and the preferences you and Dr. Craig discuss. Silicone and saline implants are available in our practice. For patients 22 years of age and older, silicone is the preferred implant.
The first step is a consultation with Dr. Craig. Dr. Craig recommends that patients bring a picture representing their desired size and shape of breasts to clarify the desired outcome. He will carefully explain your procedure. He will go over implant options with you at your consultation. Breast implant options include saline breast implants and silicone breast implants.
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. If you choose this option, the implant will be filled with saline at the time of surgery to allow for minor modifications in implant size. Silicone breast implants are filled with soft, elastic gel, making them more pliable than saline. All silicone breast implants are pre-filled and will require a slightly longer incision for implant placement. Dr. Craig can highlight the differences between the two implant types during your consultation.
Initial healing may include swelling and discomfort at the incision sites and in breast tissue overall. Discomfort is common and can be alleviated with medication. Initial wound healing may take 5 to 10 days. You will want to avoid any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for several weeks.
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