What Breast Augmentation Can Enhance
Post-pregnancy BreastsWomen’s bodies undergo various changes throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is common for mothers to experience breast volume loss, which may cause the breasts to look deflated. Breast augmentation revamps shrunken post-pregnancy breasts, giving patients the voluptuous bustline they’ve always wanted.
Naturally Small BreastsNot all women are satisfied with having naturally small breasts, especially when they are not in proportion with the rest of the body. It may be more challenging to find clothes that fit correctly when the breasts lack the desired size and projection. By choosing breast augmentation, patients can have the ample, sumptuous breasts of their dreams.
Breast AsymmetryMost women have some degree of breast asymmetry. However, when the size difference between the breasts is significant, it can damage self-confidence and make it difficult to fit into tops comfortably. Breast augmentation creates a balance between the breasts, correcting breast asymmetry and improving their shape.
RecoveryPatients commonly experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort after surgery. It may be advised to wear a compression garment to manage swelling and keep the breast implants in place during healing. It is important to walk as soon as possible to avoid blood clots. Patients may resume work and most normal activities within one week, but vigorous exercise is limited for three weeks.
ScarsDr. Boll carefully places breast augmentation incisions in discreet locations so they may be hidden by clothing. However, any scarring that results from breast augmentation tends to fade over time.
CostThe cost of breast augmentation depends on several factors including surgical fees, facility fees, geographical location, and type of implants used. Dr. Boll will give you an accurate price estimate during your personal breast augmentation consultation.
PainMost patients experience the most post-op pain during the first 48 hours following surgery, but it should dissipate over the next few days. Any discomfort can be managed with medication prescribed by Dr. Boll.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the risks associated with breast augmentation?
Severe complications from breast augmentation are uncommon. The possible risks may include:
- Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
- Loss of sensation
- Capsular contracture
- Implant rupture
- BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma)
Can I combine breast augmentation with other procedures?
Patients who experience breast ptosis, or sagging, as well as lack of their desired volume may achieve optimal results by combining breast augmentation with a breast lift. Patients who are interested in a Mommy Makeover may want to combine breast augmentation with some other procedures.
Is it important to quit smoking before breast augmentation?
Yes, any tobacco use interferes with the healing process, which can lead to infection or unsatisfactory results. It is recommended to quit smoking at least three weeks before surgery and wait at least another three weeks after surgery to smoke again.
What is capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture is a breast augmentation complication that occurs when the scar tissue that forms around the implants thickens and tightens. The problem is primarily due to too much scar tissue forming and is not a problem with the implant itself. The thickened scar tissue capsule may constrict one or both implants, giving them a distorted appearance and hard sensation.
What is BIA-ALCL?
BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma) is a rare and highly treatable form of lymphoma that may occur in patients who have breast implants. The FDA discovered a possible link between implants and BIA-ALCL, and most cases reported were in patients who chose textured implants. If you notice any changes to your breast implants, schedule an appointment with your doctor to have them examined.
How will I know if my implants have ruptured?
When saline implants rupture, it is immediately noticeable. The sterile saline solution is absorbed safely by the body, and the silicone shell becomes deflated. When silicone implants rupture, there is no leakage due to the use of cohesive silicone gel filler, and an MRI may be needed to detect the rupture. If your breasts have experienced any trauma, schedule an appointment with your surgeon to have them examined.