Breast augmentation is a very popular cosmetic surgery designed to increase the size and shape of breasts. It is also known as augmentation mammoplasty. Medical implants such as silicone are inserted in the breasts by the surgeon to enhance their size. The medical implant is made from silicone rubber, and it can contain saline solution or silicone gel.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
The benefits of breast augmentation procedure are numerous. Patients will experience a boost in confidence and self-esteem. Here are more advantages of breast augmentation:
- Improved physical appearance
- More attractive and eye-catching cleavage
- Better body proportion
- Larger breasts can make buttocks and waist look smaller
- Breast augmentation adds a minor correction to sagging breasts
- Clothes will fit better on you
About The Procedure
This cosmetic procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and it might take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. The surgeon will choose between sub-glandular and sub-muscular breast augmentation surgeries. During sub-glandular surgery, the implants are placed above the major chest muscles. Patients will experience less postoperatively pain and the breasts will heal quicker.
During sub-muscular surgery, the implants are inserted under the major chest muscles. This procedure minimizes the risk of capsular contracture and the implants will be less visible. It will be easier for patients who undertake sub-muscular breast augmentation surgery to perform a mammography.
Breast Augmentation | FAQ
How long do breast implants last?
According to the Institute of Medicine, breast implants are designed to last from 15 to 20 years.
When am I allowed to resume physical exercises?
Patients are allowed to go to the gym after 2 or 3 weeks postoperatively. During this time frame, you are not allowed to lift heavy objects or do strenuous housework.
When can I get back to work?
This depends on the type of job you have. Patients who have a sedentary job can return to work within the first week after the surgery. Other patients who have a labor intensive job can resume work after at least 3 weeks. Dr. Fischer will tell you exactly when it is the right time to get back to job.
Who is not a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery?
This cosmetic procedure is not designed for patients under the age of 16 as their bodies are still developing. Many surgeons are reluctant to undertake the procedure if the expectations of patients are not realistically enough.
What should I do if my nipples are sensitive and constantly erect after the surgery?
Women who complain about oversensitive and erect nipples should use round bandages, nursing pads, or large corn pads to protect their nipples from the abrasiveness of clothing items.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Breast Augmentation Expert
Dr. Robert S. Fischer is an accomplished cosmetic surgeon with years of surgical experience. He can completely transform enhance your bust line accordingly to your desired results. If you desire larger and more symmetrical breasts, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fischer.