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What is breast augmentation surgery? This procedure increases the size of the patient’s breast with the help of an implant. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most well-known and popular types of plastic surgery. If you are interested in this procedure, get in touch with Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery by phone or email today.
What Are Breast Implants Made Of?
Breast implants are either made out of silicone or saline. Silicone implants are silicone shells that are filled with silicone, which is a plastic gel. Saline implants are also silicone shells, but they are filled with saline, which is sterile salt water.
Which Breast Implants Are the Best?
Patients often ask, “Which breast implants are the safest?” or “Which breast implants are the most natural looking?” Many women believe that silicone implants feel more natural than saline implants, however, you should feel both to decide which you prefer.
If a saline implant ruptures, the saline will be absorbed into your body and will not cause any complications. However, silicone may cause a number of different health complications if it leaks into your body through a ruptured implant. It’s important to review the pros and cons of both implants with your plastic surgeon to determine which is right for you.
Which Breast Augmentation Incision is the Best?
The incision may be made right above the area where the breast creases, near the armpit, or around the bottom of the areola. Your surgeon will decide which of these incisions is the best choice for your body.
How Long is Breast Augmentation Recovery?
Patients often want to know, “What is the average breast augmentation recovery time?” Patients experience the most pain within the 48 hours following the surgery. The pain will slowly decrease after this time, but you may still feel tightness or sensitivity in your breasts. It can also be difficult to move in certain positions until your breasts have fully healed.
Most of the time, the surgical dressings and external sutures will be removed after one week. Patients are usually able to return to work within a week as well. However, the surgeon will not clear you to resume all normal activities for about six weeks.
How Much is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
One of the first questions that patients ask is “What does breast augmentation cost?” This is a difficult question to answer because the price of breast augmentation surgery varies greatly. It’s best to discuss prices with your plastic surgeon so you know what to expect. Fortunately, our practice offers financing plans to patients who would like to make payments.
Exactly How Safe is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Every surgical procedure carries some degree of risk, including breast augmentation surgery. Some of the complications that may arise during this procedure include infection, allergic reactions, scarring, bad reactions to anesthesia, changes in sensation, and results that do not satisfy the patient. It’s impossible to completely eliminate these risks, but you can minimize potential risks by working with a board certified surgeon with years of experience performing these surgeries.
Breast Implants Versus Lift
It’s important to understand the difference between a breast augmentation versus a lift. A breast augmentation surgery increases the size of the breast with the use of an implant. On the other hand, a lift repositions breasts that have started to sag downwards due to aging, childbirth, or weight loss. If you are happy with the positioning of your breasts but not with the size of them, then a breast augmentation surgery is the right choice for you.
Surgeons often perform breast augmentation and breast lift procedures at the same time. This is ideal for patients who have small breasts or uneven breasts that are suffering from a loss of volume. Many moms opt to have both of these procedures to fix sagging breasts caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Is Breast Augmentation Worth It?
There are many benefits of breast augmentation surgery that make this procedure worth it for patients. Breast implants tend to make patients look younger because their breasts are larger and full of volume. Women who have breast implants also love the way their breasts look when wearing clothes or swimsuits. Many women who have breast implants no longer have to wear a bra because they don’t need the same support. Breast implants can also increase your self-esteem if you feel insecure about having a flat chest or small breasts. Breast augmentation can also be used to even out breasts when one is larger than the other. For these reasons, our patients find that breast augmentation surgery is definitely worth it.
Contact Our Award-Winning Practice Today
Are you interested in breast augmentation surgery? Take a look at the gallery of our before and after pictures to see examples of our work. Dr. Arthur Shektman performs breast reduction, facelift, liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck, and body contouring procedures. He can also administer Botox, dermal fillers, and fat injections.
Our staff is committed to helping patients look and feel their best. Our goal is to help each patient achieve the most natural looking results possible. Visit the testimonials page on our website to learn why patients think Dr. Shektman is one of the best plastic surgeons in the state of Massachusetts.
Please call our office at (781)-239-0680 or visit us online to talk to a member of our team and schedule an appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about breast augmentation surgery or our other services.