Answers to Common Questions About Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in America, so it’s no surprise that we field so many questions about it each month. Dr. Mark A. Deuber takes time to provide insight and info for people in Dallas, TX who want to look their best.
Below, we want to provide some answers to the most common questions we get about breast augmentation surgery. We hope the answers below help clear up some confusion you may have had.
What Types of Breast Implants Are Used During Surgery?
Generally, there are two types of breast implants used: silicone breast implants and saline breast implants. The former consists of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel, while the latter consists of a silicone shell filled with a saline (saltwater) solution.
Where Are Surgical Incisions Located?
The most common incision sites for breast augmentation surgery are located around the areola, along the underside crease of the breast, in the armpit, and in the belly button. Each incision technique has its own unique pros and cons.
For more information about these different methods, check out this earlier blog post on the different incision techniques for placing breast implants.
What Is Breast Implant Profile?
Breast implant profile refers to the amount of forward projection that breast implants have from the chest. High profile breast implants project outward more, while low profile breast implants have less forward projection. The patient’s body type will determine the right kind of profile for the best results.
How Can I Get the Most Natural-Looking Breast Augmentation Results?
On the note of breast augmentation results, the best option is to pick a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Deuber. A reputable, trusted, and experienced plastic surgeon will have a good understanding of how certain implants complement a patient’s figure and natural beauty.
How Long Does Breast Augmentation Recovery Take?
The overall recovery time for breast augmentation surgery takes a few weeks, but we’ve made it possible for patients to be back to light activity by the next day. This 24-hour recovery from breast augmentation surgery doesn’t mean you’ll be back at the gym or on the beach the next day, but it does mean you can do some normal, light, and simple everyday tasks if you’re feeling well enough.
Is There an Ideal Time of Year for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Patients can undergo breast augmentation any time of year they want, though there is a particular time of year that is ideal. That’s the fall. The weather is cooler, you’re bound to cover up in cold weather, and scarring will fade over a few months before the warmer weather comes back and you return to more revealing clothes.
We’ve discussed why the fall is ideal for breast augmentation surgery previously on our blog, and encourage you to look back at that post.
What Should I Do If My Breast Implants Need Correction or Adjustment?
Sometimes a breast augmentation doesn’t look quite right. The breasts may still be uneven, or perhaps the aesthetic results achieved a few years ago aren’t quite as good now. That’s when you can consider breast implant revision. This touchup work on a previous breast augmentation surgery can correct or enhance the previous procedure.
How Long Will the Cosmetic Benefits of Breast Implants Last?
With proper care and a good bra, breast augmentation benefits can last for years. That said, the natural aging process will lead to some unavoidable drooping and sagging. In such cases, you can undergo some revision touchup work. We’ve also offered some helpful tips to prevent sagging and drooping breasts, which can reduce the amount of drooping you’ll experience later in life.
We Can Answer More Questions About Cosmetic Surgery
There are many more questions you might have about breast augmentation surgery. If you’re looking for more answers, we’d be more than happy to oblige during a consultation. To schedule a visit to our practice and learn more, we encourage you to contact a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon.
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