Thanks to plastic surgeons and the world of aesthetics, you can now sculpt or change your body to look like what you want. The beauty of the human body is that we all come in different sizes and shapes. This is particularly true when it comes to our breasts. While our differences make us unique and beautiful, some may wish for subtle or moderate changes in their appearance. If you are someone who is unhappy with your breast size and is looking for a breast augmentation to boost your self-esteem, here are some things you might want to know.
A breast augmentation is intended to improve the size of your breasts or restore volume lost from life events such as weight loss or breastfeeding.
Because we all come in different sizes and shapes, we also have different wishes when it comes to enhancing our breasts. Knowing this, it makes sense that it is impossible for one type of implant to achieve the same result for each person. This is where your consultation with your surgeon is key. During your consultation, we will take measurements, ask you about your desired results, and then make recommendations for what size implants are best for you.
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Silicone Implants vs Saline Implants
For the majority of patients choosing between a silicone versus saline breast implant, we prefer silicone implant placement for a few reasons. Silicone implants look and feel more like a natural breast and are also lighter compared to saline.
Silicone implants are placed under the chest muscle under the breast, through a small incision in the lower crease of the breast. This allows for additional support with less risk of complications, such as capsular contracture or hardening / hardening of the tissue surrounding the breast implant. The procedure itself only takes about 30-45 minutes, and you can go home the same day.
Recovery time after breast augmentation
Recovery after breast augmentation surgery is very easy and manageable. We ask that you avoid lifting objects over 10-15 lbs and avoid any strenuous exercise for up to 6 weeks after surgery. You will be given postoperative medications that you may or may not need to keep you comfortable based on your tolerance. You will also be given a postoperative support bra that we ask you to wear for up to 5 weeks after surgery.