If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, a breast augmentation could be right for you. A breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that uses implants to enhance the size of a woman’s chest.
What to Expect During Breast Augmentation
The first step is to make an appointment with your plastic surgeon to discuss your goals for your bust size. Your surgeon can help determine which type of implants are right for you and your needs and whether saline implants or silicone implants are recommended. You can also discuss the type of incision that will be made. Your incisions could be in your armpits, around the areolas of your breasts, or beneath your breasts. From that point, your doctor can help determine the size of your implants.
The procedure usually starts with the surgeon giving intravenous sedative or general anesthesia. Incisions can then be made and the plastic surgeon will place your implants beneath the pectoral muscles in your chest or directly beneath the breast tissue, depending on the patient’s needs and what was discussed during the consultation. The incisions are then closed, and the patient will be sent to recovery for a few hours. During recovery, the patient can be closely monitored to ensure that there are no problems and until she ready to go home.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation
After a breast augmentation, the incisions will be covered with a bandage. Usually gauze is used, and a support bra is worn to help to keep down swelling. The patient should be driven home because she could still be affected by anesthesia or sedation. Your doctor can provide you with pain medication and instructions concerning the care of your incisions. You should rest for the next 24 hours and limit your activity. Discuss when you can resume your regular activities with your doctor to avoid the risk of infection or the possibility of injury. Wearing a support bra for a week after your procedure will be most helpful.
Discuss the Possibility of Breast Augmentation with Your Surgeon
If you are considering a breast augmentation procedure, set up a consultation with Dr. Stephen Salerno at Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. He can help you to set realistic goals and discuss any risks associated with the procedure. If you have any underlying conditions, you should share that information during your consultation to determine if you are still a candidate for surgery. Breast augmentation can be an effective way to enhance your bust size.