Are you considering breast augmentation? With any major surgical procedure, there are questions you want addressed before even considering moving forward to ensure you know exactly what the surgery entails and if you’re a good fit.We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 questions we get about breast augmentations procedures:
1. What is a breast augmentation procedure?
This procedure involves using breast implants or a fat transfer breast augmentation to increase the size of your breasts. This can include inserting new breast implants, exchanging existing breast implants, having a breast lift or a combination of breast implant with a lift.
2. What makes someone a good candidate for breast augmentation?
You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you are someone who would like to achieve the following:
- You want to restore breast volume lost after weight loss or pregnancy
- You want more proportionate and symmetrical breasts
- You want to increase the size and volume of your breasts
3. What is the best type of breast implant for my augmentation?
Dr. Fischer offers saline and top of the line, extra cohesive silicone breast implants that decrease rippling and create a softer and more natural feel.Our experts will make sure your breasts look as natural as possible, no matter what you choose for the implant. There are two options: moderate plus or high profile. Moderate plus is best for anyone that wants larger breasts but still have a natural sloped look. High profile is best for anyone looking to have voluptuous breasts and show more cleavage. All breast implant types and sizing are discussed at your consultation with your plastic surgeon. Also, you can explore the differences between saline and silicone implants in more detail.
4. Will a breast augmentation increase my risk of breast cancer?
Breast implants do not cause breast cancer.. While it is true that women with breast implants have a slightly increased, but still extremely low risk of developing Anaplastic Large-cell Lymphoma (ALCL), that is not due to the augmentation and ALCL is not connected to breast cancer.
5. Should I wait until I am done having children before getting a breast augmentation?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on your body. However, everyone’s experiences and circumstances are different, which is why some women choose to receive breast augmentations prior to having children and others wait until they are finished having children.. Here is more information about breast augmentations after children that may help you decide what is best for you.
6. Can I breastfeed after a breast augmentation?
Yes! Most women can still breastfeed perfectly fine after breast augmentation!
7. Is a breast augmentation reversible?
Yes, breast augmentation is reversible. However, there are other factors to consider. Be sure to consult a plastic surgeon for more information. You may be happy with a breast implant revision.
8. Will I lose feeling or sensation in my nipple area after a breast augmentation?
You may lose the sensation in your nipple temporarily after a breast augmentation, however complete loss of nipple sensation is rare. If the feeling does not return, you may want to consult with your plastic surgeon.
9. What should I expect during a breast augmentation recovery?
Recovery is fairly simple. Your breasts will be wrapped in gauze and an elastic bandage, for example, recovery bra, to help with swelling as well as support. You will typically be discharged after you are stable, which is about 1 to 2 hours after returning to your room from the procedure.
10. What bra should be worn after a breast augmentation?
Immediately following your surgery, a recovery bra is necessary for healing and support. After recovery, here is a guide to help you choose the best bra for your new breasts. Also, if you live in a warmer climate or summer is approaching, pick the best swimsuit for your new breasts.
Still have questions about breast augmentation?? Contact Dr. Beverly Fischer at The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery to have all your questions answered about breast augmentations or other cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments through a booked consultation.